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The 2011 Growing Season


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#61 splinky

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:56 PM

my third window garden cilantro plant died, today. turns out callie has been eating them

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#62 StephanieL

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:48 AM

The root vegetables are finally coming up. We harvested some terrific carrots a few days ago, which we oven-roasted with just a little olive oil.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 02:16 AM

congrats on the carrots.. that sounds wonderful
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:29 PM

We're headed into our first killing frost tonight, and I'm going to let all the tomatoes go at this point. Too many rotting on the vine, and the fruit flies are OUT OF CONTROL, even inside the house. I'm hoping a hard freeze will kill them.

I'm going to leave carrots, beets, and parsnips to sit through a few frosts to sweeten them, then I can pull and store them in the root cellar...that was finally completed last week. Will post photos at some point. I've also read about transplanting celery into a pot or trough and keeping it alive through the winter in the root cellar. I grew celery for the first time this year (mistakenly grabbed a 6-pack that I though was celery root) and have been loving it. What a difference in flavor from the wan stuff in grocery stores. Anyway, I'm going to try moving it to the root cellar.

I've already got my meager potato harvest (about 10 pounds) stored, and have to move my at-long-last-cured-in-spite-of-the-ogoing-damp onions in this afternoon ahead of the freeze.