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    Summer and healthy food

    I started a garden 7 weeks ago.
    3 modest 6by4 raised bed boxes.

    So far 3 pounds of green beans
    1 pound of radishes
    and 20 pounds of zucchini.
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    Just picked 6 more, the size of wine bottles.

    Next week will start the tomatoe parade. three types
    And the corn and the eggplant and the chile peppers and the bell peppers and the beets.
    Cucumbers in maybe two weeks
    The watermelons are a few weeks out. Pumpkins are months away

    The garden is getting water (drip) but no pesticides or extra fertilizer, other than the compost we have been "growing" for years

    I'm getting tired of zucchini
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    I should think you WOULD be! 20 lbs of zucchini is probably about enough.....

    Been there, done that... but veggies are so cheap at the super that I can't be bothered anymore. Gotta admit tho that the home veggie garden is very satisfying!!!

    And the snails love it................
    The Old(est?) Fart.

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    Zucchini recipe:
    Take an 8 foot 2X4 and hammer in 3 inch finishing nails 1 inch into the board every 3 inches
    Drive the end of a zucchini onto the exposed nail so it stands upright
    Place the board with zucchini about 100 yards from the house
    Use a 30-06, or 22-250 with iron sights to roast all zucchini targets.
    Delicious!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruzzle View Post

    Been there, done that... but veggies are so cheap at the super that I can't be bothered anymore. Gotta admit tho that the home veggie garden is very satisfying!!!

    And the snails love it................
    The problem with store bought veggies is first of all you have to go to the store, and when you get them home the color, flavor, and nutrition aren't the same. Store bought tomatoes especially are a joke, all they add to a meal is color, not flavor.
    A couple things that help keep my garden bug/snail/slug free is the Washington climate and I feed the seed eating birds, which makes the bug eating birds feel safe apparently, so they pick their way through the garden.
    A good long ride can transport me from where I am to who I am.

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    The only stuff I grow to eat are herbs for my Indian and other cooking - coriander, garlic, parsley, dill, rosemary, sage and chives.
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    Still Zucchini
    Harvested the corn. 36 ears.
    Green chiles and Peppers
    Tomatoes are taking over
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    You'll risk getting healthy....
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    Really sad to see the summer gone as I got pretty spoiled by being able to walk out in the garden for fresh fixin's. All I've got left in the ground now is carrots and a few Japanese bunching onions.
    Most of the houses in my neighborhood were built back in the 1940s or before, back when people planted fruit trees, so there's been quite a harvest of plums, pears, cherries and apples and still most of it goes to waste.
    A good long ride can transport me from where I am to who I am.

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    It's all starting to die off here too. But Lemons and Limes are filling in in large quantity
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    Next season, substitute some eggplant for your zucchini. Much more versatile veggie and what's better then some fresh, homemade baba ghanoush? http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...noush-51121500
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