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Sat Jul 28, 2018, 02:16 PM

We're having a very good year

My husband plants a 30 x 40 foot garden every spring. This year it's been very productive so far.

1 row each of lettuces and endive which we've been using in salads ever since mid June. Sugar snap peas are just about done, I picked the last dozen pods this morning. Italian parsley doing nicely. Blue lake green beans have been off the charts, as have the cucumbers. My husband has taken 3 boxes of cucumbers to the food pantry, we've had so many. The row of hot banana peppers have needed cages since they're falling over, full of peppers. I will can those in oil, vinegar, garlic, and oregano. I just this morning got my first 2-foot-long asparagus bean, many more to come. Those are neat, we've never planted them before. Then there are 18 tomato plants -- Early Girl, Better Boy, Health Kick (a kind of Roma), Beefsteak, and Moby Grape. I can those, too, except for the Moby Grapes, which I love for snacking and salads.

This morning we juiced elderberries to make some jelly with. I figure I'll get about 6 pint jars of jelly from what we were able to procure.

All in all, very happy with this year's garden so far!

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NutmegYankee Jul 2018 #3

Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 05:47 PM

1. I used to garden in Ohio. And in Minnesota. Had no luck in

Florida, Arizona, Texas, nor much here in Arkansas. The deer eat everything here!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 10:14 AM

2. I have a very productive garden this year too.

Tons of peppers and cukes. Tomatoes are just starting ripen, but there are a lot! Best time of the year!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 06:11 PM

3. It is a good year here in SE New England.

The Zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes seem to be doing well. This last week of wet and humid spread a good bit of early blight, but no year is free of that.

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