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Posted: Aug 27, 2020 - 4:22pm



 JrzyTmata wrote:


 kcar wrote:


 But I hope you're heartened to know that the Liberal Elite newspapers are in tune with your pastimes.

 
so are conservative preppers


 
I didn't know peppers are conservative. Oh, nvm, but this is the Gardeners Corner, afterall.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2020 - 1:25pm



 kcar wrote:


 But I hope you're heartened to know that the Liberal Elite newspapers are in tune with your pastimes.

 
so are conservative preppers

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Posted: Aug 27, 2020 - 1:24pm

WE HAVE 20 BOXES CANNING LIDS!!!  and they were only $2.15 & 2.99 a box. 
ceilingcat bless walmart. there. I said it.
kcar

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Posted: Aug 26, 2020 - 8:35pm



 JrzyTmata wrote:


 kcar wrote:



Oh! Just checked out your blog. Does Rob = buddy on RP.com? The pic on your blog resembles buddy's avatar here.

Rob is a licensed falconer?!? Wow. Wow. Much respect. I became somewhat obsessed with birds of prey around the 6th grade. Magnificent animals. I hope Rob and Mag's situation has improved.

One thing I love about the RP forum—you realize that members have connected with each other far beyond online posts. It gives me hope that America will endure.

You got all those tomatoes from 26 plants. "Phwooarrr" as the Brits like to say. I saw this article on WaPo the other day and thought of your harvest. If you can't access the article online, please let me know if you're interested in reading it and I'll happily send post it here on or in a PM to you.

Any pics and updates you have on your garden are most welcome to my eyes. Far more interesting than arguing about/posting epics about politics.


 
Rob is Manbird.

Today, I picked 4 lbs. of jalapenos and 10 lbs. of tomatoes. I have about 10 lbs. of tomatoes on the table and a bunch of eggplant and bell peppers in the fridge from the weekend.

Your link wants money. LOL. from what I see it's an article on canning? I do that.
 

Ah, the mysterious Manbird! For a while I thought he was just an inside joke amongst the RP Forum Kool Kids. But he is The Falconer!



(Sadly, Giphy doesn't seem to have any gifs of SNL's Will Forte in that role. Poncy Brian Ferry will have to do.)




I have a special talent when it comes to eggplants: from time to time I buy them, put 'em in the fridge, fart around trying to choose a great recipe for them, spend more time eventually gathering the other ingredients...and then realize that the eggplants have spoiled. This has happened repeatedly. I have a bit of an egpplant phobia. I'll eat them happily if someone else cooks 'em though.

I figured you could can if you were griping about the cost of the lids. At that price, yours is a righteous gripe. WaPo and the NY Times are both running mid-pandemic/economic downturn articles on coping that have excited, super-friendly tones...and fairly pedestrian subjects. But I hope you're heartened to know that the Liberal Elite newspapers are in tune with your pastimes.
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Posted: Aug 26, 2020 - 7:38pm



 kcar wrote:



Oh! Just checked out your blog. Does Rob = buddy on RP.com? The pic on your blog resembles buddy's avatar here.

Rob is a licensed falconer?!? Wow. Wow. Much respect. I became somewhat obsessed with birds of prey around the 6th grade. Magnificent animals. I hope Rob and Mag's situation has improved.

One thing I love about the RP forum—you realize that members have connected with each other far beyond online posts. It gives me hope that America will endure.

You got all those tomatoes from 26 plants. "Phwooarrr" as the Brits like to say. I saw this article on WaPo the other day and thought of your harvest. If you can't access the article online, please let me know if you're interested in reading it and I'll happily send post it here on or in a PM to you.

Any pics and updates you have on your garden are most welcome to my eyes. Far more interesting than arguing about/posting epics about politics.


 
Rob is Manbird.

Today, I picked 4 lbs. of jalapenos and 10 lbs. of tomatoes. I have about 10 lbs. of tomatoes on the table and a bunch of eggplant and bell peppers in the fridge from the weekend.

Your link wants money. LOL. from what I see it's an article on canning? I do that.
kcar

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Posted: Aug 26, 2020 - 7:26pm



 JrzyTmata wrote:


 kcar wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:
"I still have the other half of tomatoes to pick. probably another 50-60 lbs. not sure what I'm going to do with those."


Start your own La Tomatina!





By Graham McLellan from London, UK - 00690016, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/...



I am astonished that you have a 100+ pound harvest. How many plants do you have? How many space does it take to grow that many tomatoes? 
 
I have 7 beds, measuring about 336 sq. ft. total. Not a huge garden, but tightly planted. 2 beds are packed with 26 tomato plants
here's a pic from a few years ago. it was taken about a month after planting.
My old abandoned blog has lots of pics https://growingupjersey.wordpr...



 


Oh! Just checked out your blog. Does Rob = buddy on RP.com? The pic on your blog resembles buddy's avatar here.

Rob is a licensed falconer?!? Wow. Wow. Much respect. I became somewhat obsessed with birds of prey around the 6th grade. Magnificent animals. I hope Rob and Mag's situation has improved.

One thing I love about the RP forum—you realize that members have connected with each other far beyond online posts. It gives me hope that America will endure.

You got all those tomatoes from 26 plants. "Phwooarrr" as the Brits like to say. I saw this article on WaPo the other day and thought of your harvest. If you can't access the article online, please let me know if you're interested in reading it and I'll happily send post it here on or in a PM to you.

Any pics and updates you have on your garden are most welcome to my eyes. Far more interesting than arguing about/posting epics about politics.


JrzyTmata

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Posted: Aug 26, 2020 - 6:58pm

there seems to be a COVID related canning supplies shortage. what's available is ridiculously priced. canning lids are going for average $10.00 for a box of 12. they should be about $3. 
stupid COVID.

WOOHOO! I found a Walmart in Philly that has them at a great price. ordered 20 boxes for pickup. I hope they actually have them in stock.
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Posted: Aug 20, 2020 - 6:33am



 kcar wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:
"I still have the other half of tomatoes to pick. probably another 50-60 lbs. not sure what I'm going to do with those."


Start your own La Tomatina!





By Graham McLellan from London, UK - 00690016, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/...



I am astonished that you have a 100+ pound harvest. How many plants do you have? How many space does it take to grow that many tomatoes? 
 
I have 7 beds, measuring about 336 sq. ft. total. Not a huge garden, but tightly planted. 2 beds are packed with 26 tomato plants
here's a pic from a few years ago. it was taken about a month after planting.
My old abandoned blog has lots of pics https://growingupjersey.wordpr...



kcar

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Posted: Aug 19, 2020 - 6:18pm



 JrzyTmata wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:
30 lbs of tomatoes yesterday another 30 lbs. today.
 

Ooh, you got some work ahead... 

oh: Jrzy!
 

scott!
yeah. already canned 8 jars of roasted sauce. going to can the diced tomatoes (yesterday and today's haul. I still have the other half of tomatoes to pick. probably another 50-60 lbs. not sure what I'm going to do with those.
Peppers are going good too. nice and big bells and huge Italian frying.

Did you guys plant anything this year?
 


"I still have the other half of tomatoes to pick. probably another 50-60 lbs. not sure what I'm going to do with those."


Start your own La Tomatina!





By Graham McLellan from London, UK - 00690016, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/...



I am astonished that you have a 100+ pound harvest. How many plants do you have? How many space does it take to grow that many tomatoes? 
ScottFromWyoming

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Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 19, 2020 - 9:54am



 JrzyTmata wrote:



Did you guys plant anything this year?
 

We have some garden boxes is all, a few tomatoes, some giant green peppers that must be anaheims. I'm going to put up some salsa this weekend but nothing like the batches you crank out. Probably going to roast the tomatoes and peppers first tho. Not sure.
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Posted: Aug 19, 2020 - 8:18am



 black321 wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:
30 lbs of tomatoes yesterday another 30 lbs. today.
 

Ooh, you got some work ahead... 

oh: Jrzy!
 

scott!
yeah. already canned 8 jars of roasted sauce. going to can the diced tomatoes (yesterday and today's haul. I still have the other half of tomatoes to pick. probably another 50-60 lbs. not sure what I'm going to do with those.
Peppers are going good too. nice and big bells and huge Italian frying.

Did you guys plant anything this year?
 
Nice! 
I had 4 tomato plants...two which produced no fruit?
lots of cukes, beans, some peppers, plenty of herbs, rhubarb was good in the spring, and still growing your garlic.

 
That garlic is gold! I have never found another variety that stores as well as that one. and I don't know the variety name of that one is to buy more stock if needed.
Share it with others to keep it going.

I've had the occasional plant not produce. I have no idea why that happens.
black321

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Posted: Aug 19, 2020 - 7:53am



 JrzyTmata wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:
30 lbs of tomatoes yesterday another 30 lbs. today.
 

Ooh, you got some work ahead... 

oh: Jrzy!
 

scott!
yeah. already canned 8 jars of roasted sauce. going to can the diced tomatoes (yesterday and today's haul. I still have the other half of tomatoes to pick. probably another 50-60 lbs. not sure what I'm going to do with those.
Peppers are going good too. nice and big bells and huge Italian frying.

Did you guys plant anything this year?
 
Nice! 
I had 4 tomato plants...two which produced no fruit?
lots of cukes, beans, some peppers, plenty of herbs, rhubarb was good in the spring, and still growing your garlic.

JrzyTmata

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Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 3:44pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:
30 lbs of tomatoes yesterday another 30 lbs. today.
 

Ooh, you got some work ahead... 

oh: Jrzy!
 

scott!
yeah. already canned 8 jars of roasted sauce. going to can the diced tomatoes (yesterday and today's haul. I still have the other half of tomatoes to pick. probably another 50-60 lbs. not sure what I'm going to do with those.
Peppers are going good too. nice and big bells and huge Italian frying.

Did you guys plant anything this year?
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 3:38pm



 JrzyTmata wrote:
30 lbs of tomatoes yesterday another 30 lbs. today.
 

Ooh, you got some work ahead... 

oh: Jrzy!
JrzyTmata

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Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 3:36pm

30 lbs of tomatoes yesterday another 30 lbs. today.
BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: Aug 9, 2020 - 1:17am



 JrzyTmata wrote:
The first big tomato harvest was this week. About 35 lbs. The Carnage begins...
 

Whoop!
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Posted: Aug 8, 2020 - 6:51pm

The first big tomato harvest was this week. About 35 lbs. The Carnage begins...
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Posted: Jul 26, 2020 - 5:09pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:


 Antigone wrote:
First harvest! I beat the groundhog to it!
 
 
Nice!
I didn't take any photos of our harvests yet. we pulled up all the onions and garlic. picked some oregano, green beans, peppers, zucchini, eggplant and cukes so far. no ripe tomatoes yet

 

That's about the same as what I've been doing. Got some corn, and great carrots. What do I do with nearly 200 onions (red, white/yellow)?
 
depending on the variety, some onions will keep for 6 months to a year in cold storage.

haresfur

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Posted: Jul 26, 2020 - 2:44pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:


 Antigone wrote:
First harvest! I beat the groundhog to it!
 
 
Nice!
I didn't take any photos of our harvests yet. we pulled up all the onions and garlic. picked some oregano, green beans, peppers, zucchini, eggplant and cukes so far. no ripe tomatoes yet

 

That's about the same as what I've been doing. Got some corn, and great carrots. What do I do with nearly 200 onions (red, white/yellow)?
 

I planted some onions too late last spring and they withered in the heat. But they perked back up this winter and seem to be surviving the frost. Don't seem to be getting big though but maybe when the soil starts to warm up... 

TL;DR: I'm a shitty gardener 
Steely_D

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Posted: Jul 26, 2020 - 1:40pm



 JrzyTmata wrote:


 Antigone wrote:
First harvest! I beat the groundhog to it!
 
 
Nice!
I didn't take any photos of our harvests yet. we pulled up all the onions and garlic. picked some oregano, green beans, peppers, zucchini, eggplant and cukes so far. no ripe tomatoes yet

 

That's about the same as what I've been doing. Got some corn, and great carrots. What do I do with nearly 200 onions (red, white/yellow)?
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