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Post Posted: Oct 4, 2019 6:15 pm 
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As cold weather sets in over the next week, I want to remind folks that if you have excess produce you won't use, please consider donating it to one of the local food pantries. Contact them first to find out what time they accept donations.

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Remember my tomatoes that froze in my temporary greenhouse in May? And I posted some survived and showed new growth. I put 3 Supersonic tomato plants that survived out into my garden and did not stake them or sucker them or give them any special care except watering. One promptly died.

I was away for 2 weeks and with no watering, my garden dried out and died. But, those two Supersonic tomato plants still had these tomatoes on them:

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I'll get a bigger box and spread them out to ripen and am going to think of these as my miracle tomatoes!


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Wow what a success story TB!
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Please remember to pass along this story the next time we hear someone say, "you can't grow tomatoes up here."


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Last weekend I harvested close to 30 pounds of tomatoes (combination of green and red, we'll see if the green ones ripen), along with a bunch of Anaheim chilies and tomatillos. I need to make a big pot of green chili to divvy up and freeze.

I put a hoop house over one bed, but with the predicted cold and long term forecast, I am not sure I want to prolong the garden. So today I harvested the rest of the carrots, beets, celery, scallions, onions, and half the bok choi, kale, and chard. I will be busy freezing stuff over the next couple of days. Still have some kale, spinach, chard, and bok choi in the hoop house but who knows if it will survive. At this point I am mentally done with gardening for the season.


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Wow sounds like an incredible harvest!! :applause: :applause: :applause:

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At this point I am mentally done with gardening for the season.


I hear ya. It was not an easy season.

I'll e-mail you my recipe for tomatillo salsa verde. It's yummy!


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I'll e-mail you my recipe for tomatillo salsa verde. It's yummy!


That would be wonderful, thanks!


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I hear you! I put most of my pots in the shed a couple weeks ago. I still have carrots, spinach and broccoli out there and we will see what survives. One tomato plant still in the utility room. All in all a very tough season. Hopefully next year will be better.


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Hopefully next year will be better.


I hope so too!

My biggest problems this year were lack of rain, excessive heat (keeps me from spending time in the garden and increases need for watering) and a much too busy schedule.


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I just read that the ash from the wood stove is good for my compost. :wiggle:


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Yep! If it is untreated wood.


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Especially good for carrots.


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