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Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
The Vacation Land!
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pixie62560
Jul 29, 2013 7:19 AM CST
I have an over abundance of cukes this year...picked 61 on Saturday morning alone.
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Have green tomatoes but the only ripe one is 'Spoon'....this is a tease!!!Thumb of 2013-07-29/pixie62560/fd4900
My garden mess....Brian chopped out a big log about 8" deep and 8" wide on the top so I could plant flowers in. It also serves to hold down the black plastic we lay for weed barrier.
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Name: Karen
Wayne, NJ (Zone 6b)
Region: New Jersey
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BlackCat08
Jul 29, 2013 8:16 AM CST
Celeste your veggie garden looks wonderful!!!!!. Love your log planter. No fence and surrounded by wildlife? I'm in suburbia and had to erect 7 foot tall deer netting just to have a crop.



Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
The Vacation Land!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Vegetable Grower Region: Northeast US Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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pixie62560
Jul 29, 2013 8:32 AM CST
No, we have plenty of land to share with the deer. :)
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Name: Karen
Wayne, NJ (Zone 6b)
Region: New Jersey
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BlackCat08
Jul 30, 2013 7:12 AM CST
Look who I found last night on one of my potted pepper plants. I believe the white eggs on it are wasps. Thumb of 2013-07-30/BlackCat08/b4a944
Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
The Vacation Land!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Vegetable Grower Region: Northeast US Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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pixie62560
Jul 30, 2013 7:26 AM CST
You are correct...he was heading for your mato's! Grumbling
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Name: Karen
Wayne, NJ (Zone 6b)
Region: New Jersey
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BlackCat08
Jul 30, 2013 7:56 AM CST
From what I've read I should have left it alone. Those wasp eggs use the hornworm as there host and basically eat the hornworm. Having those wasps in the area is beneficial to rid the hornworms.
Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
The Vacation Land!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Vegetable Grower Region: Northeast US Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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pixie62560
Jul 30, 2013 8:07 AM CST
You read right. :)
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jul 30, 2013 1:54 PM CST

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time for some pickles!!!!
N. Middlesex County, MA
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wha
Jul 30, 2013 5:19 PM CST
picked my first cuke today along with a summer squash and t's - there are a lot of t's close.
Bill
Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
The Vacation Land!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Vegetable Grower Region: Northeast US Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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pixie62560
Jul 30, 2013 5:28 PM CST
Yay! I had summer squash last week. Had radishes, lettuce and cukes from my garden in our salad tonight. It's nice not having buy it all....cant wait for the matos!!
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jul 30, 2013 7:16 PM CST

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oohh squash sounds good!!!
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 31, 2013 5:25 AM CST
I see pickles too Celeste...do you make them?

My tomatoes are close to, made some sauce from my neighbors tomatoes last night, oh so good on raviolis Drooling Can't wait for mine.
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Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
The Vacation Land!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Vegetable Grower Region: Northeast US Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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pixie62560
Jul 31, 2013 5:27 AM CST
No I don't but my daughter does so she came and relieved me of alot of them. :)
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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 31, 2013 10:15 AM CST
Yum then she can just give you some back!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Karen
Wayne, NJ (Zone 6b)
Region: New Jersey
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BlackCat08
Jul 31, 2013 1:24 PM CST
Some critter has decided that my grown from seed Black Krimm tomatoes are only good enough to claw at or eat half the tomato and leave the rest for me to find. No fun picking half eaten mato's. War is about to begin.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jul 31, 2013 4:59 PM CST
Oh, hurray a veggie thread for our Northeast Region. Thumbs up I am really into growing veggies this year. Like you Celeste, I have been picking cucumbers but not in such numbers! You sure are having a fantastic harvest of cucumbers.

I have been picking tomatoes and they are my favorite summer veggie. I just love a nice cucumber and tomato salad and a lovely tomato sandwich.

I also am growing zucchini and yellow summer squash for the first time ever this year. Have picked a lot of zucchini! Hilarious! Have had zucchini for lunch most days! Hilarious!

And I am growing eggplant for the first time ever also. After only ever eating the typical large fruited big purple eggplants that you commonly get in the supermarkets, I love the Asian Small fruited varieties I am growing which are all new to me.

I recently started my fall crop of snap peas and I see some just started pushing thru the soil this afternoon.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 31, 2013 5:15 PM CST
Woodchucks or raccoons in NJ?

Go for it, Rita!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jul 31, 2013 5:23 PM CST
Yes, the veggie crazies has been really a very big deal this year. I always grow veggies but this year more than ever before.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 1, 2013 3:55 AM CST

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yes Lucy we have em.. I find the culprit usually is a chipmunk.. they usually put a bite in every large tomato .. last year I was ditching them in the woods all summer.. stopped growing big ones because of that.. no point if I never get any
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Aug 1, 2013 11:56 AM CST
Lots of good eats from the garden for me!

Tomatoes. Regular size ones and cherry and grapes types also.

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A zucchini, 4 yellow summer squashes and an eggplant.



Here is my cucumber section. I call it Cucumber Ally! Hilarious! Actually it is in the main path that goes thru my backyard daylily bed. I needed space to plant my cucumbers and this was it.
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Besides cucumber ally for the first time ever this year, I decided to do a second or late planting of cucumbers. This way hoping for a continued supply of cukes after the ones in cucumber ally are done for. Cucumbers are never a long lived crop around here, the vines get really ratty looking late summer and need to be pulled up.

So I have Orient Express and Suyo Long cucumber seedlings planted that I had started myself from seed.


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