Garden Journal

Apple Harvest

Not bad from that poor neglected tree. Better next year.

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Drying Tomatoes


The serrated knife is the key to the prep.
The electric dryer is key to the drying
and the vine ripened tomatoes are the key to the quality.

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Harvestmobile

This seems to be a pretty good system




  1. Pick the produce.
  2. Put it in the collection colander/bucket.
  3. Take it to the cart.
  4. Rinse and remove the rough stuff.
  5. Trim the stems.
  6. Harvest goes into the take-into-the-house colander.
  7. Scrap into compost.


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Notes For 2016



GENERAL-
If an individual doesn't survive the first week or two - Replace.
Consistant and adequate watering.



Tomato-

pick one beef stake variety and plant 9 Heirloom?
pick one or two cherry variety plant 3
Roma?
Use the rebar trellis approach for all
remove the suckers

Bell Peppers-
Plant one or two Cajun Bells  (They are almost a chili pepper, but very mild)
Plant 8 Yolo Wonders (They just do great)
Use the shade structure.
Control aphids and white flies with oil spray (Early and often)

Cucumbers-
Plant 6 Pickling Cukes
No long burpless varieties

Chili Peppers-
Plant;
2 to 4 Jalapeños 
2 Padrone
(P) 2 Poblano, or Serano, maybe Anaheim
and/or Pepperoncini 

Pepperoncini grew well, but we don't seem to use them.
One stinking Poblano?, but the bush seemed healthy.
Seranos came on late, but then they all did.

Carrots-
yes
Maybe a thinner, longer variety.


Onions-
Shallots
Leeks
Red
Yellow
On general the onions didn't do well.
Probably inconsistant watering.

Artichokes-
replace as needed

Melons-
Cantaloupe
Honey Dew
Water melon
Don’t plant on mounds.

Might do better where the squash were?

Squash-
4 Zukes
4 crookneck
2 something else
Don’t plant on mounds.

Asparagus-
Add an asparagus bed

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Peach Harvest!

Fresh, right off the tree, Peaches


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Peach Pie!


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a la Mode!


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Canned Peaches!



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