Summer garden 2021

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The wife has the garden looking good. Every thing is up and growing. New raspberry starts, green beans, corn, snap peas, beets, carrots, onions, cucumbers, water melon, cantaloupe, and the tomatoes look good. We really can't start a garden until very late May. Some of this was probably planted after the first of June.
 

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Still in a drought here in Iowa so am getting annoyed with having to water the garden about every other day right now. Planted green beans twice this year, 1st time I think I may have planted a tad early and 2nd time have no idea why they did not come up so am resigned that it is a lost cause at this point. We had some unusually cold temps a few nights in early May too that I think stunted some of my pepper plants but they have finally recovered and look better now. My broccoli and cauliflower plants look really healthy as do my tomato plants. Bush cucumber plants are starting to climb up the trellis and summer squash plants starting to get some early blooms. Just got a good bunch of lettuce this week so overall while had some setbacks and failures all things considered with our weird weather and drought here garden is faring pretty well at the moment. Would rather get some timely rains to help than racking up the water bill but it is what it is.

I know that feeling. I water here pretty much daily. We had some crappy weather to start spring too. I just planted some containers not what I planned, between the weather and busy its what I got. We have a fresh produce stand fairly close. Hopefully do better next year.
 

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Thanks.. I gotta give credit for that to my grandparents. My great grandparents raised Vegetables and sold them on a decent sized scale. I mixed what they taught me with some modern day knowledge.

Dang I'm little jealous wish I had some grandparents and great grandparents like that.
Mine all been gone for many years.
 
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Grew these to fill a space no clue when they are ready or how to cook them
 

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I love eggplant. Secrets in the cooking, it can be really nice and really gross. When they are nice and shiny they are ready, once they go dull are over ripe and no good. I find you can pick them small and still ok to eat.

If you slice them half an inch thick and coat them in egg then bread crumbs and then fry them in a pan they are good. Recently i came across a video with 5 ways to cook them, we have tried three so far and they were excellent. Never thought i would ever eat aniseed but the combination with the eggplant in the first dish on the video worked perfectly.

 

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Sky I bet your garden has really produced as it was ahead of mine. We finally got some timely rains. Just canned 98 quarts of beans (42 quarts of peanut beans in the total), 84 quarts of tomato juice with more to come. The corn is getting ready and if I can keep the rodents out and a wind storm does not blow it down it looks good. The early dry spell hurt the broccoli, but everything else has done good. Dug some potatoes and they are getting big.

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Sky I bet your garden has really produced as it was ahead of mine. We finally got some timely rains. Just canned 98 quarts of beans (42 quarts of peanut beans in the total), 84 quarts of tomato juice with more to come. The corn is getting ready and if I can keep the rodents out and a wind storm does not blow it down it looks good. The early dry spell hurt the broccoli, but everything else has done good. Dug some potatoes and they are getting big.

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Looking good it half azzed produced some things.. majority of stuff got burnt by the sun resulting in pig food..the corn is terrible while my silage and field corns booming.. it was better than last year but I can't say I got much from it.
 
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