Homegrown

Great Pickings - Another fine bunch
@webeishere (36353)
United States
August 16, 2008 7:07pm CST
Another great picking Saturday morning for me here in Minnesota. Things with all the sunshine are doing great. Not much rain though so I've had to water every other day to keep things growing this well. Do you have to water your garden a lot? Or are you getting enough rain to do this task? Or too much rain killing off a lot of thimngs? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB! Oh, if we could just trade off some of our rains with some of your sunshine at the moment. haha..We are having lots of rain here in our area and that is because we are having our rainy season. Too bad though because typhoons keep coming in here and I am getting tired of the dark clouds. Sigh! I am just glad though that dark clouds usually comes in the afternoon and I still get to enjoy the sun every morning. Take care always..God Bless!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Aug 08
That wouild be great to be able to split the weather as such. Just a little rain for a little sunshine. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
haha..
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Here in Nebraska we have had alot of rain and it has made a great breeding ground for grasshpopers which are eating up alot of farmers crops so the rain is not good around here. The backyard is all muddy and is also makes the mosquitos come out.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Skeeters have not been bad here this year. Not many breeding grounds with the lack of rain. YIPPEEE! (in that aspect anyhow) HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
17 Aug 08
Looks like you have a great crop! My garden is doing great as well, we just made the best zucchini bread ever from what we got in the garden! We have corn coming along well, as well as many tomatoes, bell peppers, habaneros, cabbage, watermelon, cantaloupe, eggplant, beans, squash, etc. I know I probably missed a few to list haha. It's a great thing to eat from a garden that you tended yourself, it's a lot better than spending money, and for some reason they just always taste better!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Thanks. This is a small pickng actually. I've had them as big and bigger a few times in the last 2 weeks actually. I am taking these zuchinni to my wifes restaraunt for their use. They are low on it so they'll get mine as usual. I give a lot to the restaraunt. These zukes as well as maybe 20 tomatoes are going there tonight. Homegrown tastes the best. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• India
17 Aug 08
We had a LOT of rain recently, and I think I told you in a previous post that it took me away from my garden time. Some plants don't like rain. I think some of my tomato plants suffered. They look funny, especially on the top, as if the leaves have dried or something. Do you know what it means? I will be glad to get some information about tomato plants. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Aug 08
The browning of tomato leaves is a normal process actually. it is from the sunshine is all. I pick them off as they turn brown to keep it from getting diseased etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• India
18 Aug 08
Thanks a lot for that tip, Bob.
• India
28 Aug 08
Thanks a lot for the BR, :)
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
17 Aug 08
HI Grandpa B, Most of the day, I am watering my garden twice a day morning and afternoon! Even until this time, i have to do it with my melon, pepper, broccoli and tomatoes..It is satisfying though to get free stuff direct from the backyard!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Very tasty to get it FREE! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
I can feel you are very happy and excited while picking your great harvest.After watering them everyday when there is no rain,it is really a morning task. After trimming dried leaves and uprooting grass and protecting them from birds,my problem in my garden.Is it hot there in Minnesota?I have some relatives there in St. Cloud.I thought it is cold there.Do you also have apple trees?Can you post a picture with fruits?Is your place near St. Cloud?
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Aug 08
It's cold from October till April maybe even early May. But from July till October we have been in the high 90's with very humid air as well. I am about 40 mils from St Cloud. I have other discussions with the apples. Search my discussions for them. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@twallace (2675)
• United States
17 Aug 08
You know that the picture of the garden and the the fruit that it bared is beautiful. You can see the love in the the picture of how beautiful everything looks. You go with your bad self. You know something, there just might be a time when everyone will be going back to growing and raising there own instead of buying it out of a store. Have a good one.
@icegermany (2524)
• India
17 Aug 08
its great to plant something at home n its a great feeling to cook something what u have grown in ur garden , i also find its interesting to grow something at home, i usually like roses n i like have rose plants. i have put some coriender at home n also pudina n pick it from home n cook , i love to pick it from my plants n cook coz i get some different feeling if i do this which i dont get when i bring it from outside n cook. my grandparents also use to do gardening. i was small n i still remember we use to have roses all time , n also papaya trees, pomogranate n sometimes brinjals n also maizes n also some vegetable creepers. i really like gardening n it has a different feeling.
@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I see a lot of corn fields here where sections of the corn is yellow from too much standing water but my area has gotten very little rain this year. Good thing, too, because the small leak in my basement isn't fixed yet but I'd rather have the rain!
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• United States
17 Aug 08
I have not had a garden in several years. I have heard that some folks use their gray water to water gardens. Also when it does rain they save as much of the rain water as they can fo their gardens. This will help to save some money on the water bill!
@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
We are living in a condominium right now, so gardening is not a necessary thing for us anymore. Most condominiums have a number of gardeners to take this job from us.
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• United States
24 Aug 08
I have to water all the time because of the heat and we do not get rain in the summer here in our part of CA. We are under drought conditions now. We are under water restrictions. I am going to buy a solar blanket for my pool to heat it up so I can swim longer and to help keep the water from evaporating.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
18 Aug 08
Hi Bob u r really going greeen hey BOB whats this big green thing we dont have it in Pakistan