Monthly Archives: September 2014

9/16/2014 – 14th of Early Fall

Started another batch of pickled okra. Recipe was the same as as las time, but I added 1/2 a pepper to each jar. Also topped off 3 of the jars from the last batch. Trying another recipe for okra. I

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9/13/2014 – 11th of Early Fall

Harvested okra, tomatoes, white beans, and pinto beans.

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9/11/2014 – 9th of Early Fall

Harvested okra. Did a little weeding/mowing.

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9/9/2014 – 7th of Early Summer

Harvested more okra. No tomatoes ready. Little bit of weeding in the White beans. Need to mow.

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9/5/2014 – 3rd of Early Fall

Harvested more okra. The sudden cool-off has convinced me to start letting a least one pod on plant to start maturing for seed. Harvested a few more tomatoes. Not certain why I am having such poor results with tomatoes this

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9/4/2014 – 2nd of Early Fall

Had an epiphany on how to handle the okra problem. Okra has to be harvested frequently and doesn’t store well in the refrigerator. This means I have many small batches that aren’t worth trying to can or freeze. The solution

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9/3/2014 – 1st of Early Fall

Harvested a few tomatoes and a lot of okra. Every other day seems to work. Initial calculations of building raised beds is about $150. Almost 2/3 of that is compost, peat moss, and vermiculite. Need to see if I can

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9/2/2014 – 28th of Late Summer

Weeded the legume plot. Now all rows are at least 50% free of weeds. Watered the okra and fertigated the tomatoes. Since there are only a few rows that need to be fertilized, liquid fertilizer was only diluted to 50%

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8/31/2014 – 26th of Late Summer

Refilled the water barrel and started brewing more fertilizer. Plan is to fertilize the tomatoes and just water the okra and legumes. Continued weeding. Not sure if it is bad that so many plants are dead/stunted or good that so

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