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This makes sense. I have already planted everything and it is now the middle of setting season, so too late this year but this sounds very workable. I must be getting old. I should have thought of this long ago.
We can't help growing old, but there's no excuse for growing up.

Growing old may not be great, but it's far better than the alternative.

It took me a while.
 
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I played with getting to the table early and all the desired things. Now mostly let the world unfold without too much interference. Most interference is not all that productive. I am quite happy with three of four major harvests, which gives me around 100 liters of superb juice. Plus I get all I can fresh while the tomatoes are at their peak. I found it is almost impossible to have too many tomatoes within reason. I never buy any supermarket ones in the off season. I simply dislike them, taste and texture.
 
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I played with getting to the table early and all the desired things. Now mostly let the world unfold without too much interference. Most interference is not all that productive. I am quite happy with three of four major harvests, which gives me around 100 liters of superb juice. Plus I get all I can fresh while the tomatoes are at their peak. I found it is almost impossible to have too many tomatoes within reason. I never buy any supermarket ones in the off season. I simply dislike them, taste and texture.
I agree! There's no beating a homegrown tomato! So, you juice all your tomatoes? You don't can, or freeze?
 
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I agree! There's no beating a homegrown tomato! So, you juice all your tomatoes? You don't can, or freeze?
I pressure can about 400 liters of all and sundry. That is my main preservative method. Also use root cellar for garlic, onions, and potatoes and some times parsnips. Do some dehydration and drying . Use from bulk barn, lentils and chickpeas and buy soy beans locally since they grow in my area. Use dried grains extensively. Tend to avoid the commercial food industry as much as possible. For weight control use the FAST diet modified to my requirements.

Stimulus to experiment was the stats on world obesity. Obesity in the advanced countries is the most pressing health problem, which is largely ignored.

From my observations the UK has been brainwashed against pressure cooking, for no good reason that I can determine.It is safe and quick; and I use slurry/juice to remove all bacterial dangers. Around 3000 plus liters of most plant food and never had one contaminated or spoiled. I developed the method in isolation.
 
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My grandmother used to can the tomatoes, but now I usually freeze my tomatoes for soup use. Blanch, peel, chop up, and freeze.
 
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Chuck, since I have hard-as-rock dirt, how would I go about having success with potatoes or onions. I've never had luck with either. By the way, I purchased some Miracle-Gro performance organic soil. This fall, after everything is finished, I may do a complete overhaul on my raised bed: remove most of the existing soil, and add as much new, better stuff as possible.
 
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On a raised bed you can start again by sluicing out all the salts with water, although with the weather you're having, that'll happen anyway.
Far cheaper, and just as effective, and less work, to then add humate, autumn leaves and perhaps some animal manure.
 
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Anybody ever grown tomatillos? I bought a Bonnie pot of two plants. The plants are healthy and blooming, but no production because there is absolutely no bee activity. Should I hand-pollinate?
 
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I am pleased for you.
Indeed, I hope you get to enjoy them for at least another 70 years.
Indeed, if I am still alive in 70 years, I will probably still be trying to grow tomatoes. You will see a 90-something wrinkled old woman standing in her raised garden-bending over her Ketchup Tomatoes and saying.... 'where's my MiraclecGro?'
 
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But Miracle Gro will not be as it is now; it is already having to change because of the poor reputation it has.
Why else do you think it's adding organics to its range?
If you want to still be using that blue powder stuff, better stock up now.
 
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From my observations the UK has been brainwashed against pressure cooking, for no good reason that I can determine.It is safe and quick; and I use slurry/juice to remove all bacterial dangers. Around 3000 plus liters of most plant food and never had one contaminated or spoiled. I developed the method in isolation.
To be fair, in the UK we are very crowded, such that many of us do not have the growing space that you in Canada and the US have.
The impetus to preserve is not the same in such circumstances.
Your method suits more than plant food.
 
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But Miracle Gro will not be as it is now; it is already having to change because of the poor reputation it has.
Why else do you think it's adding organics to its range?
If you want to still be using that blue powder stuff, better stock up now.
Look, I had no idea how bad Miracle-Gro was until Chuck pointed it out. My great-grandfather did NOT teach me to use it- he didn't use it at all. He put chicken litter on our huge family garden. I only started using it in my backyard because my natural soil is so bad. I am switching to organic-so then you can stop saying I 'poisoned my garden'
 
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