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Old 08-27-2013, 08:06 AM   #21
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I take it you will be freezing and canning?
I just had too much on my plate this year to check the garden regularly out back. I only ran out to pick whenever I had wanted a fresh salad. Apparently not often enough..The zucchini and cukes had grown waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to large to use.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:35 PM   #22
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~~the exploding cantalope~~ is funny. Sounds like you had a great bounty this year Equilibrium. I'm sure we all have some adjustments to make 'next year', I am sure I will give my squash 'more room' next year also.

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Old 08-31-2013, 09:57 AM   #23
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We had some "exploding" hubbard squash too but they had a little bit of help. Our dog Zoe runs out and when she can't find her stick or a tennis ball... she'll grab smaller hubbard squash. She was splitting em open with her teeth then dropping them!! What a turd that dog is!!!
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More garden bloopers for me....the sorghum seed that 4B gave me failed. I had 2 different varieties with about 5-10 seeds per pack and zip nadda nothing germinated. I must have done something wrong because not 1 seed germinated so I’m open to any germination tips on that plant if anyone’s got any.
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‘Giant of Naples’ Cauliflower…. I’ve got 10 beautiful plants but not 1 of them developed a head of cauliflower>>>>? Whazup with that? 2 rows down my ‘Cheddar’ cauliflower grew great and I grew 2 other varieties of cauliflower and they all produced yet ‘Giant of Naples’ didn’t. I don’t get it. I’m at a loss on what I did wrong so if anyone knows…. clue me in.
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Artichoke…. mine were attacked by who knows what and I really think the growing season is too short where I am even with starting em from seed inside to produce much of anything anyway. I tried…. I might try again starting em inside a month earlier but... then again maybe not. They are HUGE plants that take up a lot of space and they did seem to be bug magnets which is a problem.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:38 PM   #24
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I've always heard our growing season was too short for them.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:27 PM   #25
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Did someone mention exploding squash? Whoops~~~~

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I guess the punctures weren't enough...
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:16 PM   #26
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Hmmmmmm Guesssssnott.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:07 PM   #27
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"Did someone mention exploding squash? Whoops~~~~" Ha ha ha!!!! Ever heard of the tines on forks.... they're those things that hang off the end of the fork that help you stab what you want to stick in your mouth? Well.... they're great for stabbing squash so it doesn't explode on you like that in a microwave!!!
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