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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2021 :  1:32:07 PM  Show Profile
Oh Kathy, we ate them that night with dinner! My little Everleigh loved opening them up and pulling the peas out first to eat. They taste so yummy with ranch. I have had about a handful of peas everyday for the last couple of days.

My potato plants are getting huge! My pepper and tomato plants have little veggies starting and my raspberries are all in blossom with raspberries growing. The daily haul is only going to get bigger!

Krista
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

1795 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
1795 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2021 :  4:33:07 PM  Show Profile
Beautiful view and beautiful peas there, Krista!!


Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2021 :  12:41:02 PM  Show Profile
Thanks April! Yesterday I brought in 15 peas. The most yet! Iím getting so excited for the rest to start coming on!

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2021 :  2:40:22 PM  Show Profile
I found some dang squash bugs yesterday. I'm so angry with those little things. Now I need to keep a close watch on things to make sure I got rid of them all.

I brought in a few carrots and colored carrots and made brown sugar roasted carrots for dinner. They were so yummy! I also have two zucchini starting to grow and I can't wait for them to be ready. Everything else has taken off as well and all looks so green! Such an exciting time right now.



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VegiChik
Farmgirl in Training

48 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
48 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2021 :  6:27:38 PM  Show Profile
Wow! Looks great. I can tell you are becoming addicted to gardening already.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jul 02 2021 :  6:53:29 PM  Show Profile
Sharon, I am definitely addicted now. This has been my favorite gardening year to date.

Krista
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5407 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5407 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2021 :  12:45:39 PM  Show Profile
Krista your garden is looking great! I hope the pests don't ruin your plants going forward. It is alway such a pleasure and fun to harvest veggies that you grow. Plus they taste better too!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

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April
Central Oregon
USA
1795 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2021 :  4:23:23 PM  Show Profile
Beautiful garden, Krista!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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naturemaiden
True Blue Farmgirl

2555 Posts

Connie - Farmgirl #673
Hoosick Falls NY
USA
2555 Posts

Posted - Jul 04 2021 :  2:13:29 PM  Show Profile
Krista those raised beds look great! How exciting to watch the progress. What a great job!

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1664 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1664 Posts

Posted - Jul 04 2021 :  10:56:19 PM  Show Profile
Good looking garden, Krista! I wish I had raised beds like that.

Judith

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2021 :  1:06:38 PM  Show Profile
Thank you all! Iím going to pick some more carrots tonight to cook with dinner. Itís so nice just going out and grabbing what you need.

Krista
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7575 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2021 :  12:39:34 PM  Show Profile
Krista, I am impressed! Your garden looks amazing! Congrats and kudos to you, sister! I HATE SQUASH BUGS, too! They are the bane of my existence! I saw some the other day and squished them (they are called squash bugs for a reason, after all! LOL!), and I keep finding their eggs. I am so frustrated. They seem to be here earlier this year than last. Time to go treat with food grade diatomaceous earth - as soon as the rain passes! They are just so, so gross! I can't stand it! How are you going to control them?

Hugs -

Nini

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15121 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15121 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2021 :  1:20:05 PM  Show Profile
Krista,, OMGeepers! your garden looks Great!
I am growing Kale for the first time,, I don't know why,, because I am not particularly fond of it!! lol! But it does grow easy!
I guess I could add it to my soups....

fyi,, just a little tip,, plant Borage plants around your tomatoes.. it repells tomato-horned worms...

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jul 09 2021 :  11:54:35 AM  Show Profile
Nini, I agree they are gross! My hubby put seven on them and I have only seen 3 since so I think that worked. But I still have been diligently checking. Iím afraid to let my guard down. Hopefully they stay away and hopefully you can kick yours out too!

Grace, Iím not a kale person myself so I have no plans to grow it. I may try lettuce next year though. Let me know how your kale tastes in your soups! Thanks for the tip. I actually have never heard of those worms before. They sound icky lol!

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jul 09 2021 :  11:58:08 AM  Show Profile
Also wanted to share my squash! I was taking Finny on his walk this morning around the garden and was in awe with how big this squash has gotten! I cannot wait for these to be ready!


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15121 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15121 Posts

Posted - Jul 09 2021 :  1:05:18 PM  Show Profile
You and your family are going to so enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of your garden.. and before you know it, you'll be dreaming about next years garden!


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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2021 :  3:08:57 PM  Show Profile
I already am planning Grace, lol! I actually decided that I wonít do broccoli next year. It hasnít worked out for me. My first ones bolted and the ones I have left wonít head because we are way to hot now being in the 100s. So I may come back to them in the future, but not next year.

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15121 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15121 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2021 :  8:50:08 PM  Show Profile
I 'nested' my Sugar Baby pumpkins to keep them off the ground.....


I planted Bee Balm this year to encourage the Bees and butterflies to pollinate my garden..


I also planted Huckleberry plants,, and in spite of the grass hoppers,, I actually now have little buds.. so maybe I'll get a few berries...

I've been told Huckleberries don't grow well in gardens,, so we will see...
btw.. Huckleberries are a wild versions of Blue berries, but smaller...


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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2021 :  2:19:14 PM  Show Profile
Grace, your garden is looking fabulous! I believe thatís the same pumpkins I planted. But I havenít seen any yet. I do have 3 watermelons now so fingers crossed they grow beautifully. Let me know how your huckleberries do. I would love to have some of those myself. Huckleberry syrup was my favorite growing up.

I picked two zucchini last night and a couple tomatoes. I will be making zucchini wedges for dinner tonight. The kids and I already ate all the tomatoes. My raspberries havenít been doing to good with all this heat. Iím ready for a slight cool down.

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2021 :  12:46:33 PM  Show Profile
The zucchini wedges were delicious! Also got a couple more tomatoes last night and Iím loving watching my squash and watermelon grow. This is my first time growing watermelon so I am so excited about them. I pulled some onions as well and have started curing them. My first time curing onions and so far so good. I have a couple more onions on their way to laying down, so I will have another batch go pick soon.

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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4648 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4648 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2021 :  11:33:46 AM  Show Profile
Congrats! Enjoy what you grow and eat. Here, peas are now done and I need to plant some late crop of some sort. My tomatoes are starting to turn red. There is such joy in growing your own food. A good tip - keep a garden journal each year to keep track of what works and what you want to change, etc.

Happy gardening!

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2021 :  4:59:02 PM  Show Profile
Nicole, I already am! I have been keeping track of everything I planted ( type, how many seeds, and when). I have also kept notes about things I have learned already such as curing onions. Just so I donít forget next year. I already know a few things I plan to change.

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15121 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15121 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2021 :  3:16:36 PM  Show Profile
I have to laugh,, I eat a handful of yellow pear and sun gold tomatoes each morning and each evening... and my San Marinos (roma) are quit
large! and are starting to turn red..

I always say I am not going to grow so many tomatoes.. and yet,, once again... over did! lol!



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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2021 :  3:31:03 PM  Show Profile
Grace, I was worried that this year would be the same thing for me since I bought a bunch of tomato plants. But they are all still green!! My cherry tomatoes are slowly going ripe but none of my others are. I have so many green ones. I swear they will all turn red at the exact same time lol. Oh well I guess itís the perfect excuse to make salsa! Tomatoes are just so yummy. I think thatís why we grow so many!

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2021 :  1:42:45 PM  Show Profile
Check out my buttercup squash! I'm so excited! I can practically taste it already. I have about 9 of them right now that are good sized. Fingers crossed I get some more.


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