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Pam has been busy planting. Almost all of the tomatoes were started from heirloom seeds. One, named Carmello is of particular interest as that was my father’s first name.


The spring/summer garden had its ups and downs. The big down was that one of our beds were so hot, not only did we not got any production from all the veggies we planted – weeds did not grow either. This season I removed about 1/3 of the soil and replaced it with our compost. This is the bed that has all the tomatoes. I think you’ll agree, the plants are enjoying this soil a lot. Here is a listing of what tomatoes she has planted here:
Maruel Stripe – Neptune – Believe it or not – Federal – Amish Paste – Carmello – Porter – and Chiapa’s Wild


This bed has two more tomatoes together with lemon cucumber (new to us), broccoli, butternut squash, egg plant, and several types of herbs. Outside the bed are two buckets with basil. Yea! Pesto sauce in the making.


Okra

Malabar Spinach


Sweet Potatoes

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TWO WEEK UPDATE

Pam and I are just amazed at how this fall garden has taken off. Something we did this season must be right as one can almost watch the plants grow. Of course a little drinking might help as you stand and watch!!

Here is what has occurred in this short period of time.

Tomato Growth

Sweet Potatoes are a com’n!

And so are the Butternut Squash and more!

Some good eats are coming our way. Would anyone like a dinner invitation??

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl



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Radicalfarmergal

4251 posts in 1738 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 588 days ago

Your gardens look marvelous this autumn, Harold and Pam. I especially like the way your sweet potato plants look. Between your photos and Chris’ posts that taught me the leaves are edible, I am ready to try my hand at sweet potatoes next year.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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MsDebbieP

14622 posts in 2476 days
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posted 587 days ago

very impressive!
not only edibly impressive but visually impressive. Beautiful

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

3763 posts in 2105 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 582 days ago

Oh! I really like the way your sweet potatoes are growing, Harold and Pam. I may have to try something like that too. Good looking tomatoes as well. :)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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justjoel

1042 posts in 1856 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 580 days ago

Might have to pick your brain on the sweet potato growing – would like to try some of those next year. Nice garden you two…

And on a trip I just got back from this Sunday past (to the National Heirloom Expo) I saw this road sign. I know it is not the same spelling as your father, but it is for my boss.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

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posted 580 days ago

(JustJoel—I hope we are going to be hearing about your big trip!)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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justjoel

1042 posts in 1856 days
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posted 580 days ago

maybe… :-)

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

14622 posts in 2476 days
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posted 580 days ago

my tomato plants have LOTS of green tomatoes on them still … but I’m sure they won’t ripen before the frost hits them

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Harold and Pam

253 posts in 1550 days
hardiness zone 10b

posted 579 days ago

Joel – Your sign is the same spelling as my dad. The tomato has an extra “L”

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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Bon

7371 posts in 2256 days
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posted 566 days ago

Harold & Pam your gardens are looking great.Such a nice variety of veggies you grow.
Debbie just wrap your green tomatoes in newspaper and tuck them away.You will probably have tomatoes to eat for christmas.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

14622 posts in 2476 days
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posted 565 days ago

I tried that last year and most went bad and some didn’t have any great taste.. maybe I did it wrong.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

7371 posts in 2256 days
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posted 563 days ago

I have heard that a lot of people store them under their kitchen sinks for some reason.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Iris43

3763 posts in 2105 days
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posted 563 days ago

I didn’t wrap mine but spread them out in a cardboard box…..not touching each other (one layer) and stored them in the cool, dark.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

14622 posts in 2476 days
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posted 562 days ago

I saw somewhere that those peach display thingies that hold each peach separate are perfect… if you could ever find some.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Harold and Pam

253 posts in 1550 days
hardiness zone 10b

posted 561 days ago

Thanks for the ideas on preserving the tomatoes. I”ll show “da little women” and see what she says. Living in Florida, while we have a long grwing season, we have no real storage areas like you have up north.

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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