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PillageUrVillage
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I’m fixing to start some tomatoes. I tried rooting about 8 suckers and only 2 have taken. But I have plenty of seeds. I need to clean up in the garden soon and start preparing for fall stuff.


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I've never done a bean planting this late.

For the summer garden I do 3 plantings of bush beans spaced out 2 weeks apart so I don't get overwhelmed all at once.


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Only got 2 of 6 Queens back on grafting, but that’s 2 new hives I didn’t have. Dropped 4 more cells last week that I’ll check next week.






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ChenierauTigre
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I need to clean up in the garden soon and start preparing for fall stuff.




Because it is so much fun to work in the garden in 140 degree heat. Ugh. I'd rather be shot than have to go out and pick figs every morning.

I will report back on my green bean experiment.
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It will work out, do it most years.


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Jon A thon
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Finished up the raised beds over the last few days. Tying in drip irrigation to the sprinkler system today. Got some tomato seedlings started in the garage for the fall.



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Because it is so much fun to work in the garden in 140 degree heat.


I hear you. Why you think it's been neglected?

I'm just going to have to bite the bullet at some point. Luckily it shouldn't be too much work.

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Only got 2 of 6 Queens back on grafting, but that’s 2 new hives I didn’t have. Dropped 4 more cells last week that I’ll check next week.


Nice. I haven't been back in my hive yet. Just observing the activity at the entrance. Bringing in lots a pollen. A couple of orientation flights have been observed. I assume they are doing well. Will check back in probably this weekend, but I will try to make it brief.

Queen rearing is still a foreign language to me at this point. Glad to hear you are at least having some success.

ETA: I assume it's from different genetics, but I noticed the first queen has a much darker abdomen. My first queen had a darker abdomen than my current queen, but not THAT dark.
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Comic_Tiger
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proper planting depth for black eyed /pink eyed peas?

Soak them?



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I assume it's from different genetics, but I noticed the first queen has a much darker abdomen. My first queen had a darker abdomen than my current queen, but not THAT dark.


I grafted off of my best Italian hive. I purchased some Caucasian Queens and grafted off of them as well. The Caucasians are a darker bee.


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Caucasians

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darker




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I don't soak them.

I dig a 4 inch furrow and lay down 10-10-10. Cover that furrow with dirt leaving a 1 inch depth. Seed the furrows and then cover up.


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PillageUrVillage
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Got this idea from my brother. Cut okra in half, coat with olive oil, a little blackening seasoning, and sear in a cast iron skillet.


ETA: also threw some bells, shishitos, and marconis in there.


Came out pretty good. Would recommend.
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IWEI


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You should have made a U with them boxes, then you wouldn’t have to worry about the grass walkway


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Anyone make their own ketchup?

I'm running out things to do with tomatoes and they just keep coming.

Any other ideas? I've done salsa, tomato sauce, and chili sauce.


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Any other ideas? I've done salsa, tomato sauce, and chili sauce.


Do you have a dehydrator to make dried tomatoes?

Some folks just dry them and save them like that and others dry them and store them in a jar with olive oil covering them.

Pick some green and make fried green tomatoes.


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DarthTiger
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The Tomato Growing Experience

Waiting for your tomatoes to fruit.


Tomatoes are ready to pick


One month later. They keep on producing. I hate tomatoes.


Time to plant fall tomatoes.



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ChenierauTigre
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That's me with my fig tree. I wish that sucker would die. It's not worth fighting two woodpeckers and a mockingbird every day.


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