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09-24-2005, 05:45 PM
The cabbage weighed in at 16 pounds, it went to a party for coleslaw, and fed over 40 people and there were left overs, everyone loved it.
The spinach was 7 pounds and was delicious, although it was large, it wasn't bitter.
the yellow squash were just weird alien beings paying a visit. Who knows what happend?
the grapes are from one small area on our arbor.
the Zucchinis weighed 11 pounds each, and this weird huge plant is one Basil plant, we planted 20, so we would never run out of basil this winter, for our pesto stuffed mushrooms, tomatoes and squash that we both love.
PS, Dragggon's hair was dark for a TV gig, now it's getting back to it's normal gorgeous silver fox color. mmmmmmm
NOW LET'S SEE SOME OF YOUR PICS PLEASE...
09-24-2005, 05:51 PM
Sounds yummy, looks huge! You guys have a such a green thumb :eek: Thanks for posting your great pics :)
oh, now you're just showing off ;)
what a talented gardener Dragggon is! I can't grow a thing... my theory is the only reason why my kids are still alive is they make a lot of noise when they get hungry... plants don't communicate like that with me.
09-25-2005, 02:10 AM
Hey, it's Dragggon, not me.
I have a black thumb, I have had gardens, but I hired gardeners before I met Dragggon, when he came along, we let our gardeners go, and he started doing it all, put in 11 gardens, arbors, temples, decks, hot tub, sauna, walkways, cement steps, patio, courtyard, orchard, etc. It was ALL him, not me.
09-25-2005, 04:27 AM
[QUOTE=kmik my theory is the only reason why my kids are still alive is they make a lot of noise when they get hungry... plants don't communicate like that with me.[/QUOTE]
yOU ARE TOO FUNNY!! i REALLY LIKED THAT!
I pride my self on having a really large vocabulary and knowing how to use it, but for the purpose of those pictures - DAYUM!!!!! (you have to say it to get it). Awesome wonder life is and when provided with the right essences - we grow as have your veggies and grapes.
09-25-2005, 09:45 AM
Beautiful! Blessed Dragggon.
Now I feel very homesick for lush, temperate Washington. waa!
Sharon in Colorado
09-25-2005, 11:20 AM
Wow - how huge that cabbage is. It's like a Cabbage Patch Kid gone wild. Hey, maybe Draggon came out of that cabbage patch!
09-25-2005, 04:02 PM
wow...that is one crzy cabbage...i luv it!...if u grew more next year, could u take it to the state fair?
10-17-2005, 01:08 PM
Here is a pict of the last of my yellow zuks. they tell me they are supposed to grow about 2 to 3 lbs well this one weighed in at 6 lbs 14 oz. i still have other kinds still growing in garden
OK PPL I want to see what you all have grown i know I am not the only one out ther with a green thumb
10-18-2005, 03:42 AM
Question. We have also grown yellow squash and zuccini to "baseball bat" size. (Always by mistake, as you know how they love to "hide", and before you know it-WOWZA!) However, when we've done that, the taste wasn't very good. As a result, we often throw out any over 8 inches long or more than 3 inches in diameter. My question is, how do your giant squash taste?
Your grapes look delish. Ours our not nearly that prolific yet-just baby vines
with tiny bunches here and there. Maybe next year. :)
That cabbage was amazing too! We have *never* done well with cabbage or broccoli, although hubby grew so much broccoli in Ohio that even the neighbors were sick of it. LOL
I think Dragggon needs to come to AL and straighten out our gardens :D -we've been so incredibly lazy about them this past year. Just too much to do and so incredibly hot I couldn't stand to be outside. We hope to get them straightened out this fall/winter. It doesn't help that the main garden is 30 miles away!
By the way, do you swim in the lake? It looks sooooo peaceful. We have a good-sized pond our piece of land that is 30 miles away, but it's not nearly the same as a big lake!
10-18-2005, 07:26 AM
The zucchinis that get big, (yes they hide, those little cute critters) we use to make chips out of, cut them on our mandoline, as big chips and dehydrate, not because they don't taste good but because of the big seeds, the baby ones, have sweet baby seeds, you can't even see, these have bigger seeds, we also save some seeds each year, so we always let at least one go to seed, of each kind of plant.
YES, we often boat (have a canoe and regular row boat) and swim in the lake, it is a highly organic lake, meaning it has lots of lily pads, and algea, ducks, tons of fish, etc.
The state stocks it with Trout each April, so we have tons of fish too, supposedly so people can fish, but there are only about 1 to 5 boats on the lake at any one time fishing, and it is a BIG lake. I did swim across it, once just to see if I could do it, I did, but was pretty tired swimming back, LOL
We love our lake, and we have good quiet, neighbors who never complain, boy are we lucky.
We are blessed for sure.
The cabbage was great, I think we still have more out there too, Dragggon really does all the work around here these days, as I'm so busy with my writing, and art, and all that.
So, he is the busy one. :o)
His gardens still take about 8 hours a day to work and they are full of weeds, YIKES!!!
But I NEVER complain, because THIS is my motto,
If you compain about it, then YOU can FIX it. So, he doesn't complain about my vacuuming (or lack thereof) and I don't complain about the weeds in his garden. EASY life. and happy too. LOL
11-07-2005, 03:03 PM
wow, thanks for sharing these pics of your Garden of Eatin'! Awesome cabbage and spinach!
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