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July 8th, 2010, 10:51 AM
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been enjoying out of your garden this week?
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July 8th, 2010, 07:41 PM
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This week we have been getting some tomatoes, not as many as we usual get but still a decent amount.
Green onion
Rubarb

Not sure why my peppers aren't growing that well.

From the fruit trees, green apples and plums are ready to be picked.
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July 9th, 2010, 10:10 PM
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Nothing yet ... but I have bell peppers, squash, and tomatoes that will be ready very soon!
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July 10th, 2010, 01:26 PM
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cucumbers and onions. The onions are just tiny yet (mostly because I think I have entirely too many way too close together) but they are STRONG and yummy!

I hope to have tomatos and red and yellow bell peppers ready soon (though only one of each. The green peppers haven't done anything yet. My peppers are not doing so great with the exception of banana peppers.).
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There is nothing like eating stuff out of your own yard. You will love it.
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Hmm, well the rabbits and squirrels stripped all my tomato plants. My pumpkins are huge but no fruit yet. I have a few small cukes growing. We've had about 5 green beans (the rabbits eat all the leaves off of them) and a few cherry tomatoes. The basil is doing fine
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July 13th, 2010, 07:45 AM
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Cyndee, there are a few things you can do to help keep critters from eating your plants. You can put hair clippings (human, dog, etc) around your beds. You can sprinkle some garlic or ground pepper too.
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So far the only plant with fruits is my tomato. All four of my bell peppers plants are just leaves. Any ideas how I can give them a boost?
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July 15th, 2010, 08:12 AM
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I'm having a problem with my peppers this year too. I see that you are in CA as well. Maybe it was the cooler than norm weather we've had this year? Though now its blasting heat...
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Cyndee, there are a few things you can do to help keep critters from eating your plants. You can put hair clippings (human, dog, etc) around your beds. You can sprinkle some garlic or ground pepper too.
Woohoo, with a husky who sheds like crazy I shouldn't have ANY critters in our garden next year. LOL!
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I've harvested squash, zucchini and cucumber so far. Tomatoes are close! My bells aren't doing terribly well, either. I have one green one that's almost ready. The red one died. My yellow one has tons of leaves and buds, but no bell yet.
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How many bells come on a single plant?
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I haven't been paying close enough attention! My yellow bell plant has 4 bells, about the size of half dollars already. There are a few more buds, so apparently, the plants each will produce several bells.
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July 25th, 2010, 07:39 AM
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Ok, I was wondering because everyone was posting about only having one bell and that's all we got on ours so I didn't know if they only have one or if there are more on one plant. Thanks
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Just ate cucumbers and onions - yummo.
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tomatoes and more tomatoes, it's all I seem to be able to grow LOL
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I went ahead and dug up our potatoes. They weren't huge yet. They were smaller in size, but we used them in a roast Sunday. It was AMAZING. The potatoes and onions both came from the garden. We also had a few more cucumbers and I FINALLY have some tomatoes starting to ripen thanks to a series of storms that have brought us some relief from the heat! I also did get a pepper finally! We're going to have the pepper in our lunch today!
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To answer the bell pepper plant usually we get a few in each plant, pick hem and then the plant grows more. We usually get bells from summer into November out here.
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We checked our potatoes and they are about the size of a golf ball... maybe a little bigger. I can't wait to eat them!!!
I had the one bell pepper I've harvested so far, the other day. I grilled a mushroom boca burger with it and ate them wrapped in lettuce. Super good!
I've been sharing my squash and zucchini with my parents. I'll be yanking those out today, though ... so no more of those.
I've got TONS and TONS of cukes and tomatoes.... not quite ripe yet.
The onions are looking great... haven't harvested just yet.
My cantaloupe didn't make it.
Strawberries are finally growing. We took them out of the post and planted them in the ground and they are taking off!
The basil is huge. I've been adding it to pasta dishes I make for the kids. They love it!
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