Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Outback - Video #22

Not the proper one. Sorry Liz. @ http://eight-acres.blogspot.com/   ;) Although I wouldn't mind going back to it in the future.


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  1. cabbage last long time once it's picked in a cold dry area like root celar and can last all winter. you can make slaw or ferment it in a barrel and it will last just as long. Looks like you'll have lots of potatoes soon, and i'd guess some of the young potatoes now if you wanted them are ready.

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    1. I hope so. We are holding out for fat ones. :)

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  2. Niiiice!!!!

    A few "new potatoes" like Jenny suggested would be nice (and break up your harvest a bit). Great job!

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    1. Is that peer pressure I feel coming from you, 1st man? ;)

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  3. What, no rabbit fencing? You have no rabbits in A2??? I'm very jealous.

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    1. Yeah. Yesterday they were out front and merely eating the weeds in the pathways but surprisingly staying out of the beds with the cabbage etc. Today I noticed a fat one in the back eating all the wheat berries off. So goes that experiment unless wheat can flower again. *mutters*

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  4. Go for those new potatoes, you won't regret it! You can buy cheap old potatoes, but nothing compares to the taste of a freshly dug baby potato. Just reach in there with your hands and feel around fairly close to the surface. You can feel the potatoes and pull them out without damaging the mother plant. I probably harvest most of mine as babies, as we eat some nearly every day.

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    1. OOOH! Granny lays down the gauntlet and adds to the pressure....do it! do it! do it! :-)

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    2. You guys and peer pressure. ;) I had a couple golf ball sized ones yesterday in a bit of Colcannon. (Mashed potatoes with cabbage and onions)

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  5. Nice video, your garden looks great too!

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  6. haha, your "outback" is looking very productive. Look forward to seeing how you potatoes go after my disappointing efforts (any advice appreciated!) and you will be able to make so much sauerkraut from the cabbage (I'm growing some now, does better in our winter, but still getting eaten by bugs, grr). What are your plans for the wheat? I didn't see the last minute as our internet was going too slow....

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    1. My plan was to get enough to cover what was originally planted and then replant it out for winter. It is pretty spotty due to some being eaten etc. I do not believe I planted it dense enough to start. Although looks like today the local rabbits decided to eat all the wheat berry tops off of the whole lot. *shakes head in disgust*

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