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omahabch
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JusticeForAll wrote:
No, just walked out in the back yard.
. . I took some off Sam, but no 2013 slicers. I did take your advice on a split with a mater clump. No duck tape, i used a zip tie. Didn't lose any.
"The steam that blows the whistle, will never turn the wheel."
Equal
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JusticeForAll wrote:
Pulled my first ripe non cherry tomato today.
It must be time for me to unleash the squirrels.
Ham and eggs....A days work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.
JusticeForAll
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Equal wrote:
It must be time for me to unleash the squirrels.
I have the gun ready. With my new nazi community watch team I no doubt will have many visits from the popo.
WK5
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JusticeForAll wrote:
Pulled my first ripe non cherry tomato today.
I guess spotting my first flower clusters doesn't count?
"In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst." C.S. Lewis
omahabch
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WK5 wrote:
I guess spotting my first flower clusters doesn't count?
Equal has a excellent bloom soup recipe. You won't have maters till august.
"The steam that blows the whistle, will never turn the wheel."
Equal
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omahabch wrote:
Equal has a excellent bloom soup recipe. You won't have maters till august.
Pay them no mind, WK5. For what they spend to grow tomatoes, you can buy them.
Ham and eggs....A days work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.
WK5
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Equal wrote:
Pay them no mind, WK5. For what they spend to grow tomatoes, you can buy them.
Well you're right about their costs - I couldn't believe what they do to get those beauties early! That was just wild. My hat is off to them and I bow to their superior, albeit patient abilities! LOL... ya'll have your fun... I'm a traditionalist. Anticipation is a good thing! With all the rotted cow manure and compost in the dirt... they'll grow fast! Mine are always coming off in July, barring any disaster. I am just thankful for all the adequate rainfall thus far. My garden is in its toddler stages right now... but I'm still aiming for quantity too. That I should get if the rain holds steadily. If I treat them right... they'll feed us into October. I have been making do this spring by buying heirlooms at Harris Teeter... and I even stopped my snobbery over Walmart because I found out they are there too at times. It got me into their store - and yes - they were actually quite good. When you're desperate... Passable BLT's are better than no BLT's afterall. They were actually good as traditional mayo/salt/pepper on white as well. Nice sweet/tang ratio for a store bought. So if desperately waiting... try them.
"In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst." C.S. Lewis
omahabch
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WK5 wrote:
Well you're right about their costs - I couldn't believe what they do to get those beauties early! That was just wild. My hat is off to them and I bow to their superior, albeit patient abilities! LOL... ya'll have your fun... I'm a traditionalist. Anticipation is a good thing! With all the rotted cow manure and compost in the dirt... they'll grow fast! Mine are always coming off in July, barring any disaster. I am just thankful for all the adequate rainfall thus far. My garden is in its toddler stages right now... but I'm still aiming for quantity too. That I should get if the rain holds steadily. If I treat them right... they'll feed us into October. I have been making do this spring by buying heirlooms at Harris Teeter... and I even stopped my snobbery over Walmart because I found out they are there too at times. It got me into their store - and yes - they were actually quite good. When you're desperate... Passable BLT's are better than no BLT's afterall. They were actually good as traditional mayo/salt/pepper on white as well. Nice sweet/tang ratio for a store bought. So if desperately waiting... try them.
. . If you bought heirlooms at Harris Teeter you paid 4 bucks a pound. Our plants are 6 bucks and each yield several pounds. 10 bucks for azomite, same soil as last year, same irrigation, I'm down to about .89 a pound. WK you will appreciate this. Found out thru mater talk this spring, one of my customers grow acres of em for produce stands around here. I thought they were grown on these farms, but there all his maters they buy. He told me he would sell me a box for 10 bucks. I got no worries on maters. He also does some stuff with the heirloom growers in the mountains. Late fall we could get softball stuff for .99 a pound of purples, orange, yellow, and green.
"The steam that blows the whistle, will never turn the wheel."
WK5
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I know Omaha... people just don't realize that even when they are at the local farmer's market... its not fresh picked so very often in the field down the road. The growing season won't allow for it. But do get it all in season locally as much as you can whenever you can! Grow'em yourself anyway you can too! But it takes a whole lot to feed even just a city full or county full of people and I personally want far, far more than the same handful of a collection 3 months out of the year. Talk about scarcity... people don't recognize how it is they eat with the bounty they have and ease at which they can have it at all. Which I believe the enemy also recognizes and takes advantage of whatever collective ignorances it can and will exploit. There's a whole lot of power over masses of people... just using the tools of food, water and energy. Toss in healthcare to make a troubling salad. I paid $1.99/lb btw for the heirlooms - rothflol - and desperation desires like a tomato or BLT sandwich out of seasonal goodness sometimes points out just how we Americans can be tooled up to pay anything for things that are... desired. We recognize how that little window of understanding can enlighten us to just how fragile things could become. Enjoy those tomatoes! The way you grow them Omaha - I think I would be more tempted to put it under glass with a soft golden light dashing upon it! rothflol! Omaha's Mater Museum? I'm just glad none of us need to struggle like that for everything we eat! This conversation reminds me I need to plant my little section of green beans. Small garden - but I get pretty big results.
"In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst." C.S. Lewis
JusticeForAll
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Ate my first Cherokee Purple and Amana Orange of this years crop. Delicious.

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