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#31 mongo_jones

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:27 PM

i took these last evening while picking basil for dinner. proof that you don't need to have a perfect garden to get decent harvests.

compare with similar shot of pristine garden at the start of the season

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and this one too. the trellis for the san marzano patch at the right has all but collapsed thanks to recent wind/rain.
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but the plants don't care.
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nor do the peppers care about weeds.
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but the chard and cucumber may be even more tolerant.
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what happens when you forget to mulch both sides of the basil bed?
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please admire my weed forest.
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:12 PM

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#33 mongo_jones

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 05:16 PM

tomatogeddon continues.

 

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#34 Stone

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 05:19 PM

That's awesome.



#35 cstuart

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 06:21 PM

I eat too many tomato sandwiches as it is during the summer but If I had all those in my backyard I'd only eat tomato sandwiches during the summer. 



#36 mongo_jones

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 06:26 PM

you'll never believe what i ate for lunch today.

 

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#37 mitchells

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:57 PM

FWIW, just back from Madison, WI and I have to say that the variety and visual quality of the stuff at the Dane County Farmers Market blows away the market at Union Square. I ate many tomatoes, most of which came close to blowing my mind how good they were. Raspberries didn't suck either.



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:02 PM

Well when you're used to the usual ingredient quality in NYC the USGM is golden.  :ph43r: 



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 01:34 AM

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#40 joethefoodie

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 02:09 PM

Let's be clear - it's certain ingredients at certain times of year.

 

You're not gonna tell me that the scallops, clams, black sea bass, striped bass (okay, any local seafood) or apples, Niagara or concord grapes, tomatoes, corn et.al. are worse here than in Madison, WI during the growing season, are you?



#41 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 02:27 PM

eh seafood aside - they might be.  Better climate in the summer, better soil.  Certainly cheaper.

 

However in about three weeks you'd much rather be eating from USGM.


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#42 joethefoodie

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 02:47 PM

eh seafood aside - they might be.  Better climate in the summer, better soil.  Certainly cheaper.

 

However in about three weeks you'd much rather be eating from USGM.

Cheaper, maybe. Better soil and climate - in Madison, WI? Doubtful.



#43 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

seriously? dude. Its America's Dairyland.


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#44 mitchells

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

Forget the seafood.

 

Not that I did any sort of scientific survey but the tomatoes I ate from the Dane County Farmers market were quite a bit better than the small sample of tomatoes I ate this year in NY and CT.  I ate approximately 10 samples of different tomatoes over a two day period in Madison plus a few more at restaurant meals. Really fantastic stuff.



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#45 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 02:57 PM

to be serious - it gets nearly as hot, but is cooler at night. Slightly north of us so more sunlight in summer.

 

 As for soil - http://landcover.usg...luhna/chap3.php  look at fig 2-3.


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