In the Garden----Out of the Garden

Hosted by Bob Wakeman
Group active since Thu, Aug 25, 2011

this is the place to share what you grow in the garden. How you grow it. What you do with your harvest.
The best produce is what you grow.I have had a garden for years. So if you grow a garden this is the place for you from old pro to just starting.
Lets talk abought what we grow and how we use what we grow.

All of sudden my tomatoes seem to be a habitat for mosquitoes. Anyone else ever had this?

By Diana Perry
4 Hours Ago
There is no standing water that I can see, but the plants are getting soooooo big that I may be missing it.

Anyone have a suggestion as to what I can do about it?


By Eddie Jordan
7 Hours Ago
This is my first batch of okra I pulled yesterday. I will pick about the same tomorrow.
Bring it own.

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Why no cucumbers?

By Gretchen H
21 Hours Ago
Ok, hoping some of the more experienced gardeners on here can help me......
I've got a cucumber plant with lots of flowers but no cucumbers :/
It's not a lack of pollinators - I've just got the one cuke plant in my flower bed and there's tons of bees, parasitic wasps, etc. around.
Anyone know what might be going on?

Searching for Recipes and I Feel Silly!

By Sherry Blizzard
Yesterday at 11:49 AM
So, I just learned something new and am pretty excited. You probably already knew about this so forgive me if I come across as ignorant. When I am searching for a recipe either by me or by someone else, you can click on the "Recipe" link button just above "Add Discussion" or "Comment" and type in a person's name and their recipes will come up.

Again....sorry if you already knew this!

Poison Ivy Remedy

By Joey Wolf
Yesterday at 10:59 AM
I saw this on fb,wondered if anyone had tried it?

DIY Treating Poison Ivy Rash!
1) Get out of your contaminated clothes.

2) Apply liquid dish soap (Dawn) to area. No water. Rub in, and then wash off - don't dry.

3) Apply Baking Soda to the wet area liberally. leave on a minute or two. It will itch a little.

4) Rinse baking soda off with vinegar. (yep, the stuff in the fridge with vinegar will bubble like crazy and tingle.)

5) Rinse with fresh water and dry.

July 5,2015

By Joey Wolf
Yesterday at 9:47 AM
Beans, peppers and cukes are blooming! My grandson Jax has offered to come help pick the low ones!

It's been a crappy weekend, as I've torn my miniscus and am spending a lot of time sitting with my knee elevated and iced. I see the orthopedic dr Wed. But, it's looking like surgery from what I gather and my cousin translating the MRI report for me. We have skipped most of the festivities around town as it's just too much walking for me. sigh We also have to get rid of our puppy Dutch, I have friends who want him. He'll have a wonderful home with an acreage to run on.......I will miss him, but can visit when I've healed up. I can't have him slamming into me and re-injuring the healing knee. The weather on the other hand has been gorgeous for July in the midwest!

Kale Chips

By Sherry Blizzard
Saturday at 7:05 PM
Getting lots and lots of kale out of the garden. I've been making Kale Chips for years. They are easy to do, low calorie and high in micronutrients. Season them with whatever you like. My favorite is Lowry's Season Salt... but lemon pepper and mesquite are also good. Wash and rinse Kale, tear up into chip-sized pieces. Drizzle a little olive oil over them and massage gently...lay out on a single layer on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with desired seasonings....bake in preheated 325 oven for 20 minutes....remove from heat, cool and eat. If you have leftovers and they get wilted/soggy...just pop them back into the oven and they will crisp up again.

New Blue Ribbon!