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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    What are your plans for storing ? Do you can them ? Freeze them ?
    We freeze enough to make pasta sauce for the year, we give lots away, but we eat tomatoes like crazy for two or three months.

    My Wife is Italian and has tons of different recipes, but what makes it easy to eat tomatoes every day is we grow many different varieties, we have three types of yellow ones, Roma, Improved Beefsteak, Regina, Black Cherry, and two other types of red Italian ones that I cannot remember the names of.

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    We will get some tomato's and carrots.
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    We cleaned out the garden yesterday. There wasn’t much left, a few hills of spuds, flea beetles destroyed the Brussels sprouts(awww darn), took down the 5 tomato plants, left a few carrots in.

    Now to plant some daikon radish and hairy vetch for a cover crop. Hopefully the radish will penetrate and break up some of the cement gumbo soil, the vetch will provide some nitrogen and both will help increase the organic matter as they decay next year.

    The 5 tomato plants yielded 3x 5gallon pails of fruit. Roughly 1/2 ready to process and 1/2 still green. The wife and kids have decided to blanch chop and freeze the first fruits to be made into sauce and canned sometime in the future. 12 plants in buckets remain to be harvested, the yields will be lower due to blossom end rot. Live and learn.
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    This should be posted in the 2024 gardening thread. A friend just gave me some beans. He's been growing them for years and thinks they're some kind of Asian beans. The biggest one is over 13" long and an inch wide. They taste exactly like regular green beans, only they're huge ! I set aside a dozen and put them in the shed to dry out for next year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    This should be posted in the 2024 gardening thread. A friend just gave me some beans. He's been growing them for years and thinks they're some kind of Asian beans. The biggest one is over 13" long and an inch wide. They taste exactly like regular green beans, only they're huge ! I set aside a dozen and put them in the shed to dry out for next year.



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    I was led to believe the Asian ones are usually smaller.

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    I'm pretty sure it's the "girth" (width) that's way more important than the length.
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    It's not the size, it's how you cook with it that matters.

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    I decided to harvest about 80% of my jalapenos today. There's still quite a few there that might get bigger yet. I saved 16 of the biggest ones for roasting with cream cheese. The rest got cut up for dehydrating. I managed to get 3 1/2 trays worth. Not horrible for a 3x6 foot raised bed.

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    Now, boys, I don't mean to brag, but they're close to 2lbs each !!! Yeah, Ive got fairly big hands. Better to hold your potatoes with.

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