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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3075 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3075 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2024 :  7:10:03 PM  Show Profile
Does the bear bother your garden? I've heard that huckleberries cost so much because you have to fight the bear for them LOL! There are no huckleberries or bear around me so I wouldn't know but it makes me wonder what other fruits and veggies they would like.

~Heather
“I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” — George Washington

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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

272 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
272 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2024 :  1:23:04 PM  Show Profile
Heather,
The blueberry shrubs are not old enough. I hear the like tomatoes and corn
The squirrels get in garden, but only dig

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Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

272 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
272 Posts

Posted - Jun 28 2024 :  08:10:46 AM  Show Profile


Corn and cherry tomatoes picked this morning. Corn will be grilled for dinner
Love growing a garden
What's going on in your garden?

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Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6914 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6914 Posts

Posted - Jun 28 2024 :  08:39:24 AM  Show Profile
Tara, your tomatoes and corn are beautiful, enjoy your grilled corn.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2242 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2242 Posts

Posted - Jun 28 2024 :  12:22:45 PM  Show Profile
Yum! Enjoy the fruits of your harvest. Home grown always tastes best.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21, 6/24
I'm old and I do wear purple
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6928 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6928 Posts

Posted - Jun 28 2024 :  3:26:25 PM  Show Profile
Tara, your food looks amazing. We are growing corn this year. It had a tiny bit of a rough start but it's doing better now. I can't wait until we can eat our first corn!

Krista
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VegiChik
True Blue Farmgirl

111 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
111 Posts

Posted - Jun 29 2024 :  5:58:53 PM  Show Profile
Love the pics! It will be a while before corn or tomatoes show up in Northern Michigan. We grow tomatoes but let the bigger farmers grow the corn & then buy from our Farmers Mkt.

When asked “How are you?”, I reply, “Better than good!”
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3075 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3075 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2024 :  12:07:07 PM  Show Profile
I just canned beets and a couple jars of pickles. I've picked a couple zucchini. There are some tomatoes starting but nothing ready yet. It's been a weird year here this year.

~Heather
“I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” — George Washington

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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

272 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
272 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2024 :  4:06:16 PM  Show Profile
I picked more corn, blanched and into freezer. Dang I'm tired
Hope for Autumn harvest.

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Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2242 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2242 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2024 :  10:20:14 PM  Show Profile
I miss making pickles. My crocks are still out in the garage. I used to be the family picklemaker; sweet, dill, bread and butter. Dilly beans, pickled beets and corn relish, pickled eggs. Unfortunately the family has shrunk and mostly moved out of state, and some have become toothless. All the pickling I do now is pickled beets and eggs. Over the weekend i did cook up four kinds of beans, black, kidney, garbanzo, and Peruvian, and now have twelve pints of beans in the freezer for the hot days ahead when we want beans but don't want to heat up the kitchen.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21, 6/24
I'm old and I do wear purple
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

272 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
272 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2024 :  12:34:47 PM  Show Profile
Can anyone share a tomato pesto recipe? I've harvested a LOT of basil today.
I told my husband last Dec I needed 20 basil plants in garden. He said that's too much. But now that basil is plentiful he is enjoying it with slices of tomatoes.
I use fresh basil for various recipes, but also dehydrate and freeze whole leaves. What ways are you preserving herbs?


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Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6914 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6914 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2024 :  1:09:51 PM  Show Profile
Tara, I like to take a slice of crusty Italian bread, drizzle with EVOO, add sliced tomatoes and top with basil pesto. Bake in 400-degree oven until bread is toasty.

I haven't done it yet but on one of the TV cooking shows I watch the chef made a sauce of sauteed fresh tomatoes and pesto to put over pasta. It looked really good and I hope to make it when my tomatoes make.



Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2873 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2873 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2024 :  2:54:58 PM  Show Profile
Sara, my Italian friend used to cook angel hair pasta, and top with raw sliced tomatoes, a few cloves of garlic, fresh basil, EVOO, and a few anchovies. I loved it!
I do like anchovies though, probably because that was the only way my dad ordered pizza when I was a kid, so I was forced to develop a taste for them. LOL. It would still be good without them though. I just remember I was surprised how good it was without even cooking the tomatoes.
Your idea sounds delish too; I have quite a bit of basil and garlic, so pesto may be in order.

Edited by - nubidane on Jul 01 2024 2:56:34 PM
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

272 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
272 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2024 :  2:37:36 PM  Show Profile



I wasn't going to harvest and look at the bounty. Slicing tomatoes are taking long time to ripen


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Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6914 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6914 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2024 :  2:41:31 PM  Show Profile
Beautiful harvest. My slicing tomatoes are taking a long time to ripen too.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

272 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
272 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2024 :  3:24:30 PM  Show Profile
A lot of the tomatoes are splitting. I'm going to freeze some enjoy in soup later this year
Sara, too hot and too dry in TX?

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Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2242 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2242 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2024 :  4:21:08 PM  Show Profile
Beautiful tomatoes. I love the taste of real tomatoes straight from the garden.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21, 6/24
I'm old and I do wear purple
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6914 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6914 Posts

Posted - Jul 08 2024 :  05:28:10 AM  Show Profile
Tara, it has been hot & dry here but things are looking up. Beryl will make landfall in Texas as a hurricane 1. Paris is a little over 350 miles north of the gulf and in the hurricane's track as it moves northeast. Hope you get rain soon and relief from the heat.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6928 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6928 Posts

Posted - Jul 08 2024 :  2:58:17 PM  Show Profile
I have a couple cherry tomatoes ready, but none of my slicing tomatoes are ready. I put in 8 plants, so I am really hoping for a bunch this year.

Krista
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

272 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
272 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2024 :  09:46:39 AM  Show Profile

Just 1 large sunflower this year. Too many critters dug up seeds. I'll dry this and save to feed birds this winter

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Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6914 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6914 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2024 :  09:57:04 AM  Show Profile
Tara, I don't grow sunflowers now, not enough sun. Years ago I grew Russian giants and loved to watch as they tracked with the sun from east to west and come morning they were back facing the east.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2242 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2242 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2024 :  11:01:02 AM  Show Profile
Tara -- you may only have one but it is beautiful. Your birds will love it.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21, 6/24
I'm old and I do wear purple
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6928 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6928 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2024 :  3:07:32 PM  Show Profile
Tara, it's still so pretty even though you have one. I love sunflowers.

Krista
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