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FowlGuy
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
Might be what they call smell melons or buffalo gourds, they grow wild in the ditches of sugar cane fields, I used to pick them all the time when I was younger dove hunting we would throw them up and shoot em like skeet lol. I have heard that you can graft a cucumber plant on that vine and it will grow cucumbers .


No8Easy2
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yes sir i believe you're right, thanks


cgrand
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birds probably dropped seed in your garden, from a wild plant somewhere. You’ll probably want to pick all the fruit so that it doesn’t reseed next year or just pull it out

we called them smell melons when we were kids but as others have said I think it’s actually a wild squash


PillageUrVillage
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smell melons


Are those the same as coyote melons? They look like what my grandpa used to call coyote melons. He called them that because apparently coyotes like them.


cgrand
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
coyote melon is a desert plant.
I don’t think this is that, those fruits are pretty rank


PillageUrVillage
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Yeah I did a google search. I think my grandpa was calling them the wrong thing.


PillageUrVillage
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Homemade hot sauce on deck.




BallsEleven
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I’ve been slacking on picking my peppers before the birds get them.

I have been getting more tomatoes than ever though.

Watermelon getting big, eggplant throwing flowers again, okra going nuts.

Now that tax season is over I need to hurry up with getting seeds ready for fall.

Lots of chicken shite has been going into the dirt.


PillageUrVillage
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Yep, I’ve started prepping my rows for fall stuff. Getting it done little by little. All I have left in the garden is peppers, but I’m pulling them at the end of the month.

Today I’m gonna make a jalapeño hot sauce. I have a bunch in the freezer, so I figured I’d give that a try.

So far I have some tomatoes and brussel sprout seedlings on the way up in peat cups.


BallsEleven
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I have a bunch in the freezer, so I figured I’d give that a try.


Mine always get so soft when freezing.


PillageUrVillage
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That’s why I figured I’d just make a sauce with them. I had so many I didn’t know what to do with them, so I stuck a bunch in the freezer. That’s what I do with the cayenne peppers until I have enough to make hot sauce.

ETA: the hot sauce last night came out great. Got some heat, but good flavor. I don’t remember who it was that posted the recipe, but I took a screen shot of it and saved it. If anyone wants me to post it, let me know. Good stuff!
This post was edited on 7/22 at 8:23 am


BallsEleven
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If anyone wants me to post it, let me know. Good stuff!


Yes please!

Yeah, I'm trying to save up enough jalapenos to do a couple of jars of cowboy candy. We usually use a couple spoon fulls whipped up in some cream cheese as a dip. Its amazing.


bluemoons
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
Please. I have habaneros everywhere and would like to make a hot sauce with them. Pretty easy?


PillageUrVillage
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I strain out some of the pulp after blending, but do leave a good bit in there.


BallsEleven
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I’ve got a question for the canners. I made pepper jelly 2 nights ago and idk what happened but it never set. I used the exact same recipe as before but not sure if I didn’t let it boil long enough or what. Y’all think I can remove everything from the jars, add more pectin, then re-can?

Btw, I’m slacking on seeding. I’ve been getting other projects done around the house that I’ve been putting off. Hopefully I can get some seeds dirty tomorrow night.


gumbo2176
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I have habaneros everywhere and would like to make a hot sauce with them. Pretty easy?



That's my go-to pepper for making hot sauces and pepper jelly.

This is how I make my hot sauce and it's a hit with the folks I give it to that can handle the heat.

I wash the peppers and cut off any green stem pieces but do not remove the seeds or pith.

I'll put around 30 habs in the blender
Add 1 large onion chopped
4-5 cloves garlic
1/4 cup salt
1 tsp. mustard powder
Approximately 2 cups vinegar
Juice from one lemon

Puree this until all ingredients are in an almost liquid form but no large pieces.

Pour the sauce into a pan on the stove and bring to a boil and let it simmer for around 15 minutes or so.

In the meantime, get canning jars ready and after 15 minutes on a low boil, pour the hot sauce into the jars. Cap them with the sealing lids and tighten down the screw on rings. Let this cool and the jars should form a vacuum and suck the lid down tightly. This can be stored in a pantry if a vacuum is formed, if not use it like any hot sauce. It does not have to be refrigerated and can be left in a shaker bottle on the countertop.

This post was edited on 7/29 at 9:48 am


gumbo2176
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Y’all think I can remove everything from the jars, add more pectin, then re-can?


Yes you can, and I've had to do it a few times when the jelly I was making didn't set right. Just make sure to clean the jars before putting the jelly back in them.


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gumbo2176
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Yeah, beat me to posting my own recipe. I see you used it and seem to like it. Good to know.


BallsEleven
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Thanks.

It seems to be a hit here too. I'll be trying it out tonight with my tabasco peppers.


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PillageUrVillage
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Yeah, beat me to posting my own recipe. I see you used it and seem to like it. Good to know.


I couldn't remember who it was that posted it.

Yes, I like it a lot. So does my family. Thank you!


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