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I used to can a lot but now not so much
 
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We can our own pickles every summer. I like to experiment with different spices, I also put in peppers to make them spicy.
 
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I make the jam because I like it to be sugar free .My mom was diabetic so i have always been careful about sugar .
 

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I've done that too w/ take a cutting off a tom plant and stick it in the dirt and it will grow a whole new plant!
 
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Well the tomatoes and peppers are out, the lettuce, spinach, broccoli , onions, watermelon, cucumbers, beans are sown

Now hope for no more freezing
 
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Good and glad they are out and pray for rain also so you don't have to water so much!
 
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yep we need rain so bad, really behind this year. At least it is cooling off again, down to a cold 70 lol
 
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They have been outside less then a week, one plant had two tomatoes on it, the rest just flowers, now they all have growing bunches of tomatoes.

my lil garden

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peppers
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just one of the plants baby tomatoes
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I go out to work and get all the stuff out i need and it starts to sprinkle and then thunder so pull back under carport and go in the house and sun comes out ,so far 3 times .I have yet to plant any veggies again .I do have my pickles and strawberries coming back up from last year and 2 tomato plants and 3 egg plants .Shows how mild the winter was they all came back .
 

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Wow here we can't even put tomatoes out till like May 15th. You are way ahead of lots of peeps addy. They look good and healthy.

That's funny sissy...........the sun and rain teasing you like that!
 
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Thanks tmann, not as neat as yours are. But it does the job. I was out looking at it today, all my lettuce and spinach seeds are popping up.
 
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I don't know Addy that can be one big garden and it is easy to till with your tractor, mine is PITA to till (all by hand) and not all that easy with the raised beds.
 
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Good points tmann, I do go in with the tractor, toss the dirt around, turn it over. Wish we had a tiller for the tractor, but pretty expensive to buy one. Hubby got his dad's old tiller running, put on a new motor, so he tilled it for me this year too.

Even used the tractor to dump a load of dirt on a underground wasp nest that stung the heck out of me. The suckers built one right next to my tomatoes, found out when they swarmed me. Wipe out one tomato plant but wiped out the wasps too

We have a area of around 100 feet x 15 or so we just turned over, tilled, going to put in corn. Maybe this year we will have the rain to get it to grow well. The last few years it died due to lack of water.
 

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Tilling....... reminds me of a scene I saw a couple weeks ago while walking in a neighborhood not far from us. These two guys were in a nice new looking pickup truck w/ plenty of power and they were driving around doing donut holes and going crazy tilling up this big huge garden that way. It was nuts, dirt was flying everywhere and they gave me a wave as I stood and laughed! They looked like they had had a few drinks and they were yelling their heads off! The next day I came back and the whole garden was all nice and raked out and looked liked someone had tilled the whole things perfectly,lol!
 
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They look great! Looking forward to seeing how they come along :)
 
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625 feet of corn put in today, rain coming! yippee this storm does not look like it will miss us! My sis came out for her birthday and helped us. The rain will get the corn going.

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Nice photo! I hope your corn has a nice long drink :)
 

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