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by pepperhead212
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: pepperhead212's 2020 garden
Replies: 86
Views: 3703

Re: pepperhead212's 2020 garden

I got a lot done today - even though I really didn't want to be out in that heat and humidity, it was windy, so that made it bearable. I took my canner outside, to jar some tomatoes, without putting all that heat into my house, but first I cooked a bunch of tomatoes on the grill, for "fire roasted" ...
by pepperhead212
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 346
Views: 7771

Re: How's your weather?

We tied a record for 90°+ days in this area in July - 21 - and August is not getting better! 75° dewpoint, and 89° (92° high forecast), so the heat index is somewhere in the high 90s. Simply put, it's disgusting out there! This is why I tried to get most done out there yesterday and Friday, though t...
by pepperhead212
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: pepperhead212's 2020 garden
Replies: 86
Views: 3703

Re: pepperhead212's 2020 garden

That white dust is Surround, which is on most of my larger tomatoes - I try to keep it off the cherries, as it's a pain to remove from small tomatoes. I just rinsed it off of all of these (except for those in the basket - I ran out of drying space!).
by pepperhead212
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Cucumbers
Topic: Bitter Melon Harvest
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Bitter Melon Harvest

I finally harvested that white one. Never had one like that before, as the seeds are supposedly edible, while the seeds and the pith are extremely bitter, in most. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50177183548_820bef89b9_4k.jpg The Okinawan Pure White Bitter Melon, from Baker Creek. First harvest ...
by pepperhead212
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: pepperhead212's 2020 garden
Replies: 86
Views: 3703

Re: pepperhead212's 2020 garden

I think I'm going to grill a lot of these tomatoes, then can them - good to have around for Mexican dishes. Surprisingly, I only knocked those 4 green ones off, harvesting all of these! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50177200903_5319ef9ced_4k.jpg Probably the most tomatoes I ever harvested in o...
by pepperhead212
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from KY!
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: Hello from KY!

Welcome to the forum!
by pepperhead212
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Cheap Eaten
Topic: Cheap Eaten
Replies: 564
Views: 9488

Re: Cheap Eaten

I made cheap dish today, with a lot of ingredients from the garden. It was sort of a gumbo, which I made in the Instant Pot, to use up 1½ qts of okra, that I'm getting mostly from the 12 Little Lucy plants, but have finally started getting them from the 6 Emerald plants. I started with some bacon - ...
by pepperhead212
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: Kathy's garden 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1127

Re: Kathy's garden 2020

KathyDC It doesn't make sense to spray copper on something in the morning, then Serenade in the evening - the copper will kill a biological spray, like Serenade, as copper will kill bacteria, as well as fungus. The spreader/sticker is a good idea to use with most things - ThermX 70 is an organic sp...
by pepperhead212
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: What's Cooking.
Topic: Kitchen Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: Kitchen Tools

That was one of the options included with that scale I showed - you can use an ac adaptor, or batteries. I have never used batteries in it!
by pepperhead212
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: Asiatic Garden Beetle
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Asiatic Garden Beetle

I was also thinking of Bt, but, you found out the price is prohibitive! It's probably the same Bt used for cucumber beatles, which costs a lot more. And Surround would not be good for any of those things - it's a PITA to get off of herbs, or small fruits, which is everything you say it's on! Maybe t...
by pepperhead212
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Fermenting Food
Topic: First cucumber fermentation
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: First cucumber fermentation

I'm new to this, but it seems to have gone well! I brined them, with a number of garlic scapes, for the garlic flavor, some pickling spices (allspice, black and Szechwan peppercorns, coriander, cumin, dill seed, and bay leaf) plus some fresh dill heads. I used a brine with 5½ oz salt dissolved in a ...
by pepperhead212
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: How's Your Insect Pressure?
Replies: 20
Views: 251

Re: How's Your Insect Pressure?

I've seen less of most things this year - less rain and humidity, as a rule. I did start seeing those spotted lanternflies for the first time, however.
by pepperhead212
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Hots and Superhots
Topic: Are Scotch Bonnets easier to grow than Habaneros?
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: Are Scotch Bonnets easier to grow than Habaneros?

My chocolate habanero has a lot of green peppers of all different sizes on it, and today I noticed one just starting to ripen! About normal for that - early August.
by pepperhead212
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: pepperhead212's 2020 garden
Replies: 86
Views: 3703

Re: pepperhead212's 2020 garden

Harvested 4 more cukes today, along with a 3 qt bowl of just Cherry Bomb, along with Lucky and Green Tigers. I also uncovered my peppers - the ones prone to pepper maggots, as I saw no PM flies in the sticky yellow traps there. Most of those varieties are harvested ripe, but only two, so far, starti...
by pepperhead212
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: What's Cooking.
Topic: Whatcha Cooking today?
Replies: 334
Views: 8818

Re: Whatcha Cooking today?

I made another batch of that raw tomato sauce late Monday night, so that I could have it last night, with some extras added to it. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50160309718_10101c0e12_c.jpg Latest raw tomato sauce for pasta, with chopped garlic, olives, capers, anchovies, and basil. by pepperh...
by pepperhead212
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: pepperhead212's 2020 garden
Replies: 86
Views: 3703

Re: pepperhead212's 2020 garden

Yeah, this is why I usually only plant one of new things!

Tomorrow, I will be going out and uncovering my peppers - no pepper maggot flies on the traps this last week. A lot of unripe peppers in there, but I'm not sure of the ripe ones I'll find.
by pepperhead212
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Cucumbers
Topic: Bitter Melon Harvest
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Bitter Melon Harvest

That's funny about the name of that dish, fluffy_gumbo ! There are a lot of names like that in dishes in Asian cuisines, as well as everyday sayings based on foods. I picked my first bitter melon today, and saw the first of one of one of my white varieties. Plus I saw a number of new ones forming. h...
by pepperhead212
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly...its here!
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Spotted Lanternfly...its here!

I'll be watching my eggplants and cucurbits for these things.
by pepperhead212
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Anyone else struggling right now?
Replies: 16
Views: 369

Re: Anyone else struggling right now?

JosephineRose I hope things get better for you soon. Just keep positive thoughts, and busy, in some ways possible. Gardening can become overwhelming, when you do too much, or when things go downhill, like with weather or pests, but we manage! As pongardener said, feel free to vent here, if opening ...
by pepperhead212
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: pepperhead212's 2020 garden
Replies: 86
Views: 3703

Re: pepperhead212's 2020 garden

indysun I'm not familiar with those peppers - I never grew them because I've seen them described in many ways, from no heat, to medium heat. A friend told me that he grew them one time, said they were not that hot, and a little bitter when green, but he didn't like it that much ripe, either, and it...

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