Gardening

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These small ones are called spoon tomatoes. The larger ones in the foreground are sungolds, for scale. Hilariously tiny and actually tasty.

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Hanging up the bush dry beans.

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Volunteer Delicata squash everywhere. This one is in with the cukes. We have 3 or 4 other Delicata volunteer plants out in the garden this year.
 
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First hazelnut harvest of the year. Plenty still out there not quite ripe yet.

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One of the mystery volunteer squash coming along.

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Two of the delicatas growing in with the cucumbers. There are probably 10 or 12 total out there.

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Largest of three cantaloupe we have going.

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Pretty tomates.
 
Anyone have any raised bed planters they prefer? I've made my own out of pressure treated lumber at the last house but I was thinking that might be cost prohibitive these days with lumber prices. We have a LOT of gophers so I'd also ideally like something with a base on it. Currently pricing out new water troughs at the feed store but then got some ads served up on Instagram this weekend for a company called Vego Garden online. They look good and are a little cheaper than water troughs but without a base I'll need to add wire netting etc.
 
Anyone have any raised bed planters they prefer? I've made my own out of pressure treated lumber at the last house but I was thinking that might be cost prohibitive these days with lumber prices. We have a LOT of gophers so I'd also ideally like something with a base on it. Currently pricing out new water troughs at the feed store but then got some ads served up on Instagram this weekend for a company called Vego Garden online. They look good and are a little cheaper than water troughs but without a base I'll need to add wire netting etc.
I built mine out of lumber and am hoping they last another year or two because lumber prices still suck.
 
Last year I harvested a gallon ziploc plus half a quart ziploc of pequins by hand… these were the tiny ones about the size of a red hot candy. It was a fucking nightmare
Good lord, man! That is a lot of work. I put on some good tunes and went to it today. It was a bit cathartic. The condiment we are making with the red ones is worth all efforts.
 
Good lord, man! That is a lot of work. I put on some good tunes and went to it today. It was a bit cathartic. The condiment we are making with the red ones is worth all efforts.
It was done periodically for prob a couple weeks. I’d take a break from work or late in the evening and go out and pick til I couldn’t anymore. Bittersweet too because the freeze Texas had in February smoked the plant… it lived but is still tiny and barely fruiting.
 
It was done periodically for prob a couple weeks. I’d take a break from work or late in the evening and go out and pick til I couldn’t anymore. Bittersweet too because the freeze Texas had in February smoked the plant… it lived but is still tiny and barely fruiting.
I’ve got a purple version that got destroyed in the freeze as well. It’s coming back but will take a few seasons to get back where it was.

It’s right next to the grill so every time I was out grilling I’d pick them. Birds got quite a few too which is fine.
 
Those small Thai chiles are one of the few things I grow consistently year to year. I stopped growing the regular variety because picking them takes so long and the seed to fruit ratio is nuts. I started growing the larger ones that are closer in size to tabasco peppers. They taste the same, pick quicker and there is more fruit than seeds.
 
Those small Thai chiles are one of the few things I grow consistently year to year. I stopped growing the regular variety because picking them takes so long and the seed to fruit ratio is nuts. I started growing the larger ones that are closer in size to tabasco peppers. They taste the same, pick quicker and there is more fruit than seeds.
I thought that was what I was growing, but you see how that worked out for me. Next year....
 

tosh

Send me Percy Pigs
I thought my tomato plant was all in on 2 reqlly bland tasting fruits. But nope. 4 weeks later we have 2 more tomatoes that I assume will be bland like the last ones.
 

FATC1TY

the fat, shitty poster
Good lord, man! That is a lot of work. I put on some good tunes and went to it today. It was a bit cathartic. The condiment we are making with the red ones is worth all efforts.

Whatcha making with them? Sounds great!
 
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