My Bell and Banana Pepppers

Bell and banana peppers - Picked fresh from my garden in Minnesota July 28th,2008.
@webeishere (36377)
United States
July 28, 2008 6:22pm CST
Fresh picked these as my wife is making a cold tuna macaroni salad and wanted peppers as well with the onions I picked earlier as well. My garden is flourishing like crazy now. The heat and sunshine and all my TLC makes for a great harvest and or snack while outside. When you go out to tend to your garden are you in the habit of picking and eating as you work? I think I snack more than gets used for meals sometimes. Do you as well? I do all the time. I was watering the red rasberries earlier as well, and picked about 20 as I watered eating them as I moved the hose around. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Im jelous you should bring me some snacks they are realy good for the baby lol. I got a cuc and tomatos so far so im hoping for some more soon. But id love to pick thru your garden hehehehe. My yellow peppers are doing nothing which sucks cause i love them but my green ones have flowers now.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I have more here for when you come that you can pick I guess. Hee hee. I want Ty & Bubba to pick the corn if possible. I think they'd love that. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY !!~
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Cool! I just picked my first item out of my garden and my son and I made bread with it, waiting for the bread to be done. I have to wash everything first, this year the bugs are so bad I had to spray. Great picture!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
29 Jul 08
And what was that first item you picked? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
29 Jul 08
It was zucchini. I was really surprised that we got to pick anything because we moved last fall and we have so many trees at our new house (over 100) that I figured 4 hours of sunlight a day would not be enough for a garden but we tried it and it's doing very well. So do you plant seeds or do you buy your plants? I planted seeds this year and thought that it would be a great little science project for them. Then they found out that if they wrote a report on the experience they would get a special patch to put on their karate gee.
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@diansinta (7554)
• Indonesia
29 Jul 08
Hi Grandpa Bob! Fresh pepper this morning? i just know now what is banana pepper when you upload your picture. The bell pepper we Indonesian called it Paprika. Please upload the rasberry picture i wanna see. Happy gardening GB!! oxox'dian
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Red Rasberries - Not quite ready to eat. One more day and they will be juicy and sweet.
Yup those are banana peppers. Rasberries are small. About the size of your thumbnail is all. But they are very juicy and sweet as well. Here's a shot of a couple of mine still growing. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
29 Jul 08
Your posts are really making my mouth water! I love to pick and snack on my produce while out in the garden...I can't wait until it's time to plant again here!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I hate the fall and winter. I am already killing off some grassy area for a larger graden next year. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@dropofrain (1168)
• India
29 Jul 08
Even I have this habbit of eating rather munching all the time. So it definately affects my meals. I think even the doctor prefers that you take six small meals rather than three complete meals. So I keep this habbit of munching day in and day out. And basically you are eating fruits and vegetables so it is fine .
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Hi Grandpa B, Wow! That is cool about your rasberries, we have 2 plants here given by a friend from Detroit and still growing! I hope this will survive until giving us fruits..LOL! We have made a lot of cucumber salad this time, we are giving to the neighbors some since we are harvesting each day! LOL! It's really wonderful to have something to eat in the backyard! Very inspiring!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I must have about 50 Rasberry bushes now. I pruned them all (15) to the ground last fall. This helps them spread quickly and the falling out part is they don't produce fruit the next year. But a few have so that's a good thing. I will be buried in berries next year I hope. My pickling cukes and growing like weeds now. Gotta get the jars and spices etc this weekend for sure. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@dragon54u (31352)
• United States
28 Jul 08
The clean/sanitizing freaks would go into conniptions if they read this! Yes, we used to snack as we picked and I will when my garden is in next year. We'd pick the carrots, wipe them off on our shorts and eat them. Same with berries and anything else we liked. I've heard that we all eat a bushel of dirt every year, one way or another, so might as well get it honestly from the garden!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Well I eat them usually after I water them. So the hose is in my hands and I rinse them off. No chemicals or fertilizer used so they are very organic and ready to eat after rinsing them. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@twallace (2675)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I know that you are really proud of your garden. Everything that you have planted has grown well and the peppers look really good. I have to give you credit that your are truly a real gardener. Have a good one.
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• United States
29 Jul 08
We always eat more then we pick! The kids have the evidence on their faces.lol Your peppers look great!
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
29 Jul 08
My 3 yr. grandson loves to harvest stuff from the garden. He picks and eats the green beans. I give him a big bowl and let him pick all the beans he can find. He likes to munch on them too as he picks. He went out today and wanted to know what happened to his beans, that he had picked yesturday. He didn't know that I frooze the ones he picked yesturday.
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@GardenGerty (92330)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Jul 08
It is just so yummy to be outside and picking and eating. I am getting into the habit myself. I got to eat grapes today. I will post about them tomorrow.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
29 Jul 08
again, you make me envy you grandpa bob... you always able to get free fruits and vegetables from your garden while i have to pay for it... moreover, i believe yours will be much fresher and yummier because it is straight from the garden... how i wish i have a green hand like you as well... then i don't have to spend that much money on my grocery... :-) take care and have a nice day...
@Hatley (162053)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jul 08
Hi Grandpa Bob when I quit shaking I will continue this response from earthquaking southern ca. we had an earthquakeof 5.8 at 11:44 here centered about thirty miles from us.lasted a full minute. nobody hurt, no damage here but they say sections of los Angeles are without electricity.Now then I used to snack'like crazy as I worked in our garden as a kid .specially on tomatoes and cucumbers, and on the rasp berries too.
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
29 Jul 08
Hmmmm i am feeling taste of tuna. well picking from field and eating is the best thing and if i am in fiels i try to do it at home we have some grapes and some guava. Keeo it BOB
• India
29 Jul 08
LOL Bob, I have never seen bell and banana peppers. What are they? I guess they won't grow here. But it is nice to read your garden posts. You inspire me to start garden posts of my own. The only problem is that I won't be able to post pictures because I have no camera. :) Cheers and happy mylotting