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Post Posted: Sep 19, 2018 12:00 pm 
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I had a minor frost last night. As usual, my daily lower temperature is closer to Leadville than Conifer. There's a frost predicted for Leadville tomorrow night so I'm harvesting almost ripe tomatoes and what else I can and bringing in deck plants this afternoon and tomorrow.

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Definitely a banner year as Local Person said. Nice harvest Starryskies.

Awesome tomatoes CookNThyme and corn?!! I guess a warmer year and extended season would make a difference. Looks great.

Here are a pictures of harvested tomatoes waiting to be used and some of the mystery squash I mentioned in a previous post.

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The next three pictures are on one plant. Probably from some hybrid acorn squash.
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These are from another squash plant, probably a patty pan.
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:coffee screen: Those mystery squash are so funny! I've had weird squash before but nothing so radically different on the same plant!

Those are perfect looking maters Conifer4! :applause: :applause: :applause:
And a nice collection of cookbooks too! ;)


Thanks for the freeze warning TB. The Community garden was recently hit too. But for some reason my microclimate was fine. That's unusual. I'll be covering for a potential freeze tonight, but I'm not quite ready to rip things out just yet. We'll see what mother nature brings.


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Conifer4, your tomatoes make my mouth water, home grown taste so special. I thought the same thing about your cookbooks. I find many recipes on line now but do resort to my Cooks and Joy of Cooking fairly often as their recipes are usually the best.

The light frost the other night was a complete surprise to me; the day had been so warm I didn't think about a frost that night. It was like our general area was in a silo of cold air.


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You can never tell with frost. I live about two miles from the community garden and the temperature did not drop anywhere near freezing, must have just been cool air settling into the valley there.


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Here's a Kenebuc potato I just dug:

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It weighs 1.46 pound! This is the biggest potato I've ever grown or seen

And I caught another pocket gopher who was living in the potato patch. A good gardening day. :)


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Yum! I want to grab that off the page and cook it while I grill up a rib eye!


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I cut it up for scalloped potatoes - it was perfect, crispy, and moist through out. I had some smaller potatoes and cooked them up for potato salad. Potatoes are so sweet when cooked straight from the ground.

I wish I could transmit one of the potatoes to you via the air waves like in Star Trek, my friend, for your supper.


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Wouldn't that be grand! We could trade: your potatoes for my corn!

I'm hungry now! Better go wander around the garden and gather some goodies for dinner.


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Can't you email that stuff back and forth??
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Good thought but I am afraid the technology is not there yet. :lol:


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TillerBee wrote:
... my daily lower temperature is closer to Leadville than Conifer.


Me too. I always check the Leadville forecast to know how much of the garden to cover.

With ~28 degrees predicted for the next few nights, I'm clearing out a lot of the garden today.


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