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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:00 PM
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Today's harvest
Ok I'm probably boring most of you to death with my garden pictures, but I get excited about growing things with my own two hands. (and yes, that sounds a little pervy to me too). Here is today's harvest; two zucchinis, the first cucumber, sweet peas, and wild blackberries (from my yard, for color) :) Oh yeah, I had planted those marigolds too, but my big oaf of a dog stomped those over, so I put in a vase.



And here is a view of the garden. The monster zucchini plants are slowly taking over the back end.

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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:01 PM
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1. impressive girth!
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:02 PM
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2. Indeed
:rofl:
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:16 PM
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3. Very pretty - much like you
'cept you are less green and lack girth :P

I love your garden. You have done well! woohoo!

:loveya:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:20 PM
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5. Thank you!
Though my girth is definitely NOT lacking anymore and I am a bit green after imbibing a tad too much last night. :P

:hi:
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 02:53 PM
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14. I'm a bit green myself
It is passing though.

I got to chat with my REAL honey all day :P

I love you still though :loveya:

:hi:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 03:04 PM
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15. ....
I think you just broke my heart

"I got to chat with my REAL honey all day"

:cry:

She is one lucky gal, she is.

But :woohoo: you still love me!

:loveya:
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:11 PM
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31. ..
I tried, but I couldnt leave you alone... :P

I am going to propose a Barenakedlady/Real Honey wrastlin match tonight. Winner can have their way with me.

Whaddya think? I may be lookin for a smackdown huh?

:loveya:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:16 PM
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33. Well, is she bigger than me?
I'm more of a lover than a fighter, ya know.

:scared:
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:22 PM
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38. by the looks of you from what I've seen
You are about the same size. She, too, is a lover. :loveya:

Think I should suggest mud, jello, yogurt, or whipped cream? Hmm.. Ixnay on the Ellojay Uckyay!

:rofl:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:58 PM
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41. Yes
Ixnay on the Ellojay. I don't do elatingay.

:rofl:

Yogurt would curdle, so I think whipped cream would be the optimum choice. Well there always is chocolate pudding...

:9
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:05 PM
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42. hmm...
If memory serves, (which it rarely does) I remember you saying you had no feelings for chocolate. But.. hey, its not like you are going to eat it or anything.

I guess it depends on what you would like smeared all over your body. I'm somewhat flexible and would only hop in to break a hold or something. If you like I'll even wear pants for the Big Event.

:P

PS: elatingay ... bwahahaa :rofl:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:20 PM
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50. True
Edited on Thu Jul-12-07 06:21 PM by BarenakedLady
But it did sound more interesting than mud. :D

So you are flexible, eh? :evilgrin:

Oh, you didn't mean it that way...nvm...

:rofl:









ps. I really don't think pants would be required for this particular event.

edited to add: I truly hope your REAL honey doesn't read DU. Or at least has a really good sense of humor... :hide:
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:24 PM
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52. LoL
You guys should meet.. or not. You 2 would kill me. You both came from similar molds. :P

You'll never meet though. Every time I go by that tree to pick you up you're never there.

:rofl:
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:19 PM
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4. What?!?! No bananas?
What kind of garden has no bananas?!?!




Spectacular produce there BNL! :thumbsup:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:22 PM
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7. Darn it
You are right!

I need to plant me some bananas.

Thanks :D

:hi:
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:22 PM
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6. monster zucchini plants are slowly taking over the back end
:yoiks:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:23 PM
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8. Yup
:rofl:

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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:47 PM
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11. ~
:blush: :spray: :rofl:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:23 PM
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9. beautiful and so peaceful
i have blackberries, too.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:44 PM
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10. Thank you
It is. I love being out there. :)
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 01:55 PM
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12. Awesome job.
My squash and cukes aren't ready quite yet, but the peas and peppers are coming in, and the currants and gooseberry picking has turned into a full time job.

And my one tomatillo plant is threatening to become as big as the house. I haven't done the math, but it covers a 6x6 foot area, and if it were 2 dimensional, it would have about 3 fruit for every sq. inch, I think. I'm frightened by what's going to happen when those all ripen.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 02:03 PM
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13. My sweet peppers are coming in too
They are just little green things right now. They are supposed to turn orange in color. I have tomatoes too. I can't keep up with my lettuce however. :D
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 04:07 PM
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16. Oh! I forgot I have garden pics!
Not quite ready here on top of the hill :)

I'd show you my flower but it died.



:hi:
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 04:38 PM
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18. Oh, damn! Now I'm going to have to go blackberry picking and
bake a cobbler. The problem is I always get more chiggers than blackberries regardless how much insect repellent I use.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 04:42 PM
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20. post a recipe I'll try it!
or PM..

or not.. if it's an heirloom from the ages. :D

Hehe, I love playin mad scientist in the kitchen. Fresh goodies would be a plus!

:hi:
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:03 PM
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25. I don't have a real recipe, but I'll tell you how I make mine.
Mix fresh blackberries with enough sugar to suit your taste and let them sit for about 20-30 minutes so they get nice and juicy. Put them in the bottom of a greased baking pan. I like to make the layer of berries a couple of inches deep. Mix up your favorite biscuit dough (I use a mix) adding about 1/4 cup of sugar. I sometimes add a little melted butter and a spoonful of sour cream. You can roll the dough out and cover the berries or make it a little softer and just drop it in blobs over the berries. Bake at 400-425 until brown, cool slightly and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:08 PM
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27. I'm all over that!
easy enough for me to do, hehe

Thanks!

:yourock:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:23 PM
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39. Ooooo
That sounds fantastic! Thanks. :thumbsup:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 04:58 PM
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22. Very nice!
Those must be a different variety than the ones that grow wild around here. The clumps of berries are much closer together here.

:hi:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 04:33 PM
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17. When the peppers are ready, please send me one.
:P
Yum.


I miss being able to grow things. Looks great! I hope you're having fun in the dirt. :)
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 04:59 PM
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23. Sure thing!
I've never grown peppers before. I'm looking forward to tasting them.

I am having a ball!

Good to see you ThomCat. :hug:
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 04:40 PM
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19. very nice, BnL
you can make ReallyHotChick's casserole with your zucchini. :)

i love seeing peoples gardens and what they have grown and why.

yours is nice. Congrats on the harvest. :hi: :)

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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:01 PM
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24. Yup
That's why I asked for the recipe. ;) There is only so much zucchini bread and grilled or roasted zucchini I can make!

Thanks!

:hi:
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 04:44 PM
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21. You've done a lot with limited space.
Does the yard face south? I ask because you must be getting a lot of sun to grow the plants so nice and large.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:04 PM
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26. Yes, it does.
Well sort of South Eastish. It days get almost a full day of sun, so was the best place for it (and luckily most convenient as well!)

I'm glad it is small. It's very easy to maintain!

:hi:
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:09 PM
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28. Now that's good stuff!
And I was just complaining about eating Campbell's veg soup! Now this here, that you're showing us, is Real Food! ;)
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:17 PM
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34. Yup!
Organically grown even!

:D
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:10 PM
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29. What a beautiful little garden you have.
It looks like it should be featured in Southern Living magazine.

I'd love to throw about two of those zucchinis on the grill. :9
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:19 PM
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35. Why thank you!
I'm about as North as you can get without a passport (soon) though. LoL. I don't think they'd let me in their magazine. ;)

Grilled zucchini is indeed yummy!
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:11 PM
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30. yummy BNL :o)
You have quite the green thumb.
(I'd go see a doctor it looks infected) :silly: :D
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:20 PM
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36. Thank you for your concern
Better a green thumb than the greenish cast over my face I had this morning. ;)

:hi:
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:15 PM
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32. how lovely!
here is my harvest from last weekend:



they made a great casserole:

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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:22 PM
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37. Oh yummy!
Could I have the recipe? If you don't mind, that is. I'm going to need ways to use all these veggies once they start ripening more.

:9
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:26 PM
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40. Hot damn, that casserole looks good!!
Yum.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:05 PM
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43. Serious harvest envy over here.
I have a few jalapenos and a patch of parsley that's doing well. My tomatoes are the size of golfballs and pale green. No lettuce, no zucchini, nothing that compares with yours! Nice work. :7
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:15 PM
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46. Thanks crim
My tomatoes are golfball greenies too. I can't wait for them to be ripe. Tomatoes have to be the favorite veggie (ok, fruit) EVAH!

:D
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:08 PM
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44. Yummy!
Especially the blackberries. :9

Go you, with the green thumb!
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:16 PM
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47. Oh sure
The one thing I didn't grow.

:spank: :spank: :spank:

Hehehehe (sorry couldn't help myself)

Thanks you!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:19 PM
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49. I'm a sucker for fruit - sorry.
Now, if you want to talk veggie lasagna with the zucchini, I'm there. :D
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:22 PM
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51. Yum
That's a great idea. I'll have to remember that one when I have zucchinis coming out my ears.

:D
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:25 PM
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53. I guess it's more traditional with eggplant, but zucchini would be good.
Plus, any excuse to use bechamel is worth it. :9
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:12 PM
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45. Wow! Excellent, BNL!
:hi: Our zucchini and squash plants are monster ones this year too. :) It's made for a great harvest so far, and there are lots of blooms left to mature. I also picked our first ripe tomato this morning. Cucumbers, green beans, eggplant, and peppers still left to mature.... :D
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:17 PM
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48. I'm still waiting on the tomatoes
and peppers. They are just little bity things atm.

:hi:
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 08:14 PM
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54. Beautiful and impressive!
Here's my steenkin harvest.




:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I can't grow poop!

:hi:
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