Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, July 30

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A lurker's garden in Eastern Nebraska. It's surviving and thriving in the hot weather.

Happy last day of July! (Tomorrow. Heh) Hope you are out of range of fire and flood. Is everybody okay? Needing to take precautions?

It's the season for serving tomatoes and bacon together. Maybe on a sandwich. The BLT recipe from which this photo is taken is for 100 servings! A little ambitious for a home garden, but you can figure out how to cut down the proportions.

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I am a purist when it comes to these sandwiches. No mayo. Maybe a little butter. Good bread (or maybe just home-grown tomato, bacon and a fork). Seasoned with salt and pepper. No lettuce. Avocado is a nice variation.

What do you like?

Edible Gardening

More bacon with veggies, namely corn and shelly beans. A friend liked this recipe from Garden & Gun Magazine: French Style Succotash

Butter beans and bacon blend with tarragon and cream in a Georgia chef's French-accented succotash

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Back in 2015, I posted another recipe for succotash with cream, using shelly beans, from an old Joy of Cooking cookbook. And in some places, they add tomatoes to succotash. There is a lot of information on beans suitable for fresh shelling on this thread, too.

Sufferin' Succotash.

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For the last few weeks, I've been picking mulberries and black raspberries, but at every turn their a bugs of all sorts their first, eating them and laying their eggs on them. However, I keep finding little piles of animal poop (raccoon or opossum, I'm guessing), full of little berry seeds, so someone's chowing down on them!

Grimmy

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We don't want Grimmy biting into one of those berries without checking it out!

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Nice poop photo!

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Here in south west Oklahoma we have had 100 degree weather since June, so holding the garden together and keeping it producing has been hard this season. Tougher than any recent year.

The pictures of the buckets is a typical one evenings' harvest.
We pick in a rotation.
This evening was tomatoes, cantaloupe, and bell peppers. A few odds and ends of cukes and black-eyed peas.

Last night was green beans , squash, cucumber, and black-eyed peas.
Okra and jalapeno are not quite in production.

Thank you for the chance to participate in your Thread.

Gardening On,

Talks With Owls

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Wow! An enticing haul!

Ah, Nature

Last week, we had a very impressive photo of a Damselfly. This week, at Maggie's Farm, there was a feature About Dragonflies. Sky hunters.


Hope everyone has a nice weekend.


If you would like to send photos, stories, links, etc. for the Saturday Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden at g mail dot com

Remember to include the nic or name by which you wish to be known at AoSHQ, or let us know if you want to remain a lurker.


Week in Review

What has changed since last week's thread? Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, July 23

Gorgeous hydrangeas in blue and pink; lotus (water lily) seed pods forming in a tranquil scene.

Devastation by racoons and a trapped suspect (probably innocent).

Desert fruits: pears and melons.

Some beautiful lilies in Kansas.

Any thoughts or questions?

I closed the comments on this post so you wouldn't get banned for commenting on a week-old post, but don't try it anyway.

Posted by: K.T. at 01:25 PM




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1 Bacon!!!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 30, 2022 01:31 PM (EGSGm)

2 Howdy, KT!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2022 01:33 PM (jikVZ)

3 Hi, Duke!

Posted by: KT at July 30, 2022 01:34 PM (rrtZS)

4 They do some nice writing in Garden & Gun Magazine.

Posted by: KT at July 30, 2022 01:35 PM (rrtZS)

5 Watering the yard ahead of maybe a chance of rain starting in 3 hours. One more section to finish up.

Posted by: Count de Monet, draggin' hose at July 30, 2022 01:36 PM (4I/2K)

6 Update on the grow bags. Tomatoes and peppers are doing well. Anything squash related has died. Guess the heat was too much.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2022 01:37 PM (jikVZ)

7 For some reason, mom put peanut butter on a blt. I grew up eating it that way. I wonder if it was from the depression to get more protein. I still make them that way.

Posted by: Infidel at July 30, 2022 01:38 PM (mn1Pi)

8 I am a purist when it comes to these sandwiches. No mayo. Maybe a little butter. Good bread (or maybe just home-grown tomato, bacon and a fork). Seasoned with salt and pepper. No lettuce. Avocado is a nice variation.

Delicious. I would exclude the salt & pepper since the bacon is quite salty, and you could use pepper bacon if you wanted to. I like the La Brea take and bake rolls (can't remember the name but it's the square-ish variant). For me, the lettuce helps cut the saltiness of the bacon.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 01:38 PM (llON8)

9 Ummmm. Tomorrow is the last day of July.

Posted by: Thatguy at July 30, 2022 01:39 PM (U+2jw)

10 Daughter germinated a lemon seed in a moist paper towel and planted the seedling in a little pot. We should have lemons in about 15 years or so.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2022 01:39 PM (jikVZ)

11 I have some garden tool pron for you:

https://www.dewit.eu/en/

The local hardware store carries these. I bought a hand trowel a few weeks ago and picked up two more today. They are not cheap. But you can hand these down to the grand kids and they will take an edge.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 30, 2022 01:41 PM (9WSy4)

12 Is that orange top flower a Turk's Cap?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 30, 2022 01:43 PM (1n+EO)

13 Duke, wifey has a lemon tree maybe 18" tall. It has ONE lemon on it! Cucumber flood in the garden. Man, are the beer-serving wimmin' down at the pub happy!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at July 30, 2022 01:43 PM (3Or4S)

14 We don't want Grimmy biting into one of those berries without checking it out!

What are you talking about? In a few years, if things work out right, you'll add bugs to the gardening thread as an extra foodstuff, not just a pest! The cooking thread, too!

You're welcome.

Posted by: WEF at July 30, 2022 01:44 PM (NCgXW)

15 Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 30, 2022 01:43 PM

Looks a lot like a Turk's Cap.

Posted by: KT at July 30, 2022 01:47 PM (rrtZS)

16 I believe dragonflies also hunt and eat the dreaded wasp.

Love the tiger lily photo, so beautiful

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2022 01:48 PM (dCxaZ)

17 Wow, Talks With Owls is a great gardener. Look at all that bounty!

Beautiful pictures as always, KT. Thanks you.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2022 01:48 PM (aeePL)

18 Happy last day of July!

30 days has September, April, June, and ....

Ok, good. I'm not going crazy.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 01:48 PM (vcv8B)

19 Looks a lot like a Turk's Cap."

My MiL's favorite flower.
She has been Johnnie Appleseeding those things all up and down the east coast with our travels.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 30, 2022 01:49 PM (1n+EO)

20 What's up, tiger lily?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 30, 2022 01:49 PM (vuisn)

21 A couple months ago I was bemoaning the loss of my agastache plants (hummingbird mint). They all just disappeared. They had been coming back for about six years.

Well evidently they'd self seeded, and this morning I finally saw the little trumpets appear on two of the volunteer plants. So the hummingbirds can be happy again!

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2022 01:52 PM (dCxaZ)

22 and a neighbor is sharing his garden bounty with me, so today I'm preparing a very simple fresh tomato/cuke/garlic salad. We lived on this when we were kids. The only thing that's missing is mom's homemade bread though.

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2022 01:53 PM (dCxaZ)

23 Just bought an ultrasound critter repellent due to the squirrels eating my tomatoes.

Hope it works.

Sesame cucumber salad is a favorite of mine, and we're gonna be covered up in cucumbers.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 30, 2022 01:54 PM (xzNDG)

24 oh - neighbor grew his own garlic.

It is VERY aromatic, wow

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2022 01:54 PM (dCxaZ)

25 Hiya K.T. !

Posted by: JT at July 30, 2022 01:57 PM (T4tVD)

26 Daughter germinated a lemon seed in a moist paper towel and planted the seedling in a little pot. We should have lemons in about 15 years or so.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

Nurture it and when it is big enough replace it with a store bought.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 30, 2022 02:05 PM (StBu4)

27 Thanks for the GT KT!

I'll have to finish the dragonfly video a bit later... I was watching it and then saw the minutes!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 30, 2022 02:07 PM (StBu4)

28 Great BLT recipe. I like mayo on mine. I may have to go out shopping due to reading the recipe and seeing that BLT.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 30, 2022 02:10 PM (StBu4)

29 Beautiful pictures, I love a good BLT. Infidel, how are you feeling, any better?

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 30, 2022 02:11 PM (a4EWo)

30 Protip - Microwave sweetcorn in the husk. Snip off the silk and leaves at the tip of the cob, remove any loose outer leaves and trim any excess ste so it fits in your microwave. Nuke for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes (3 1/2 works perfect for me.) Slice off the end of the cob at it's widest (about 1 to 2 kernels in) then squeeze out the cob from the top out the bottom. All the silk stays with the leaves and the corn is perfect. Mix in dill with the butter for an incredible taste treat.

Posted by: Fritzy at July 30, 2022 02:11 PM (GgBE/)

31 I posted a video last night, from Her Homestead Skills, where she uses a bundt pan to hold corn for removing the kernals. It worked well and worth considering if you are canning corn.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 30, 2022 02:15 PM (9WSy4)

32 Went in for lunch at the cabin on a hot still day. As I was at the table I heard this crunching sound. Went to the window and on the outside of the screen was a huge Dragonfly eating away at an equally huge Bumblebee.

Ah, the marvels of nature.

Posted by: Fritzy at July 30, 2022 02:17 PM (GgBE/)

33 Huh? Wha??No L in the BLT?

A BT?

I'm not sure I am comfortable with this.

Posted by: Weasel at July 30, 2022 02:17 PM (0IeYL)

34 A Bacon sandwich should be just that.

1. Bacon (x10^23);
A. Bread;
Trois. Avocado Slices (because you have Avogadro's number of bacon slices - work with me, here);
Fo'. Light mayo.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 30, 2022 02:23 PM (BPrjO)

35
sourdough bread, toasted
mayo
B
L
T
salt n pepper
maybe a slice of cheese, provolone or swiss

Posted by: DB at July 30, 2022 02:23 PM (geLO8)

36 No fire in my immediate area, but an 18,000 acre fire broke out yesterday just across the California border. Skies in southern Oregon are hazy, and there's light ash on the parked cars.

Posted by: PabloD at July 30, 2022 02:24 PM (sLPQy)

37 Microwave sweetcorn in the husk. Snip off the silk and leaves at the tip of the cob, remove any loose outer leaves and trim any excess ste so it fits in your microwave. Nuke for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes (3 1/2 works perfect for me.) Slice off the end of the cob at it's widest (about 1 to 2 kernels in) then squeeze out the cob from the top out the bottom. All the silk stays with the leaves and the corn is perfect. Mix in dill with the butter for an incredible taste treat.
Posted by: Fritzy at July 30, 2022 02:11 PM

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I like to cook a dozen ears at a time, so I steam my sweet corn in the husk. I use a big pot with a few inches of water in the bottom and the ears standing upright. Steam for about 12 minutes. I remove the husks as posted above, it works great, just use heatproof gloves. So much easier than the mess of shucking/removing the silks before cooking.

Posted by: Bigsmith at July 30, 2022 02:29 PM (kUcfu)

38 I let the sunflower seeds sprout under my bird feeders, and now the gold finches are back. They do love the sunflower heads while the seeds are still immature and soft. I took a picture yesterday, but I couldn't get close enough, and the gold finches are tiny and blend into the color of the sunflowers.

I have a huge stand of Russian sage out front between the street and the sidewalk. The Russian sage spreads out a little more each year. Yesterday, when I went to look at it, I was totally amazed by the numbers of bees buzzing around it. An entire hive of the big yellow and black bumblebees must have been in there.

My butterfly bushes are blooming like mad, and the Monarchs and swallow tails are bouncing all over the front yard. There are several other varieties of butterflies out there, too, but I'm too lazy to hunt down my butterfly guide and identify them.


Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at July 30, 2022 02:32 PM (H31K8)

39 A good BLT should have mayo, in my opinion. We agree on the salt and pepper. Every sandwich (except PB&J) should have a dash of salt & pepper.

Posted by: 496 at July 30, 2022 02:39 PM (U1eOr)

40 Got home and wife pointed out this little guy on deck chair
https://tinyurl.com/286rmzv4

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 30, 2022 02:43 PM (k8B25)

41 A good BLT should have mayo, in my opinion. We agree on the salt and pepper. Every sandwich (except PB&J) should have a dash of salt & pepper.
Posted by: 496 at July 30, 2022 02:39 PM (U1eOr)

Yes it should! It's just not the same without...and it should be a good mayo, not some generic jarred dollar store dreck, like Blanfort Farms Real Mayonnaise, now with 30% more artificial coagulant!

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at July 30, 2022 02:43 PM (CCf67)

42 Should go put him in the garden

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 30, 2022 02:44 PM (k8B25)

43 A good bagel has lox, cream cheese, tomato, onion, and capers, and this is how it breaks down and falls apart on the last bite. The salmon is slippery, the cream cheese performs like heavy axle grease, the tomato is slick, the onion is like a coiled spring, and the capers are like ball bearings. At least that's how mine went this morning, dang it was good though.

Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2022 02:47 PM (0OP+5)

44 BLT's should be made on toasted cheap-ass white bread.
With salt/pepper and quality mayo.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 30, 2022 02:50 PM (1n+EO)

45 Just lost the squash - looks like it was bacterial wilt, didn't catch the squash bugs fast enough. The heat probably didn't help.

Cucumbers are still looking good, flowering like crazy, though not much fruit set yet. (Got 2 cucumbers, and I see a third growing tucked back in the trellis.)

The watermelon plant has one lone watermelon that's ripening.

I went to the farmer's market for tomatoes, and sighed over their summer squash still looking good. But hey, better than last year.

I think I've upgraded from a black thumb to a mottled yellow and green thumb. Incremental progress!

Posted by: Not From Around Here at July 30, 2022 02:51 PM (wrzAm)

46 I mentioned a week or two ago that I was trying to grow tomatoes in my Aero Garden.

Well. Never again. I pruned, chopped, and macheted my tomato plants trying to keep them contained, and they refused to comply. They're growing great btw, and I have several small green tomatoes, but I'll not repeat this experiment.

I still plan on trying Cucamelons next, since I can easily train the vines to a large south facing window.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at July 30, 2022 02:56 PM (CCf67)

47 Got a little over an inch of rain yesterday. That doesn't happen very often around here.

Posted by: Ronster at July 30, 2022 02:59 PM (tC6JF)

48 Getting lots of squash, enough cucumbers for me, and made chile this past week with chile peppers, unripe Anaheim peppers and unripe sweet peppers.
Never get the 1st crop of Anaheim peppers to ripen.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2022 02:59 PM (k8B25)

49 We have an infestation of cicada killer wasps in our yard. I counted over 50 nests the other day. Normally we have less than 10. those things are all over this year and they are more aggressive than they have been in the past.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 30, 2022 03:00 PM (bVYXr)

50 Got home and wife pointed out this little guy on deck chair
https://tinyurl.com/286rmzv4
Posted by: Skip's phone at July 30, 2022 02:43 PM (k8B25)
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Skip, we get them all over our deck. Sometimes on the edge of a chair or on the table, but mostly they crawl up under the grill cover or the closed umbrellas so when you open either one you get a shock. Well, you do if you are me. I don't care for frogs or toads except of the Wind in the Willows variety.

We shall not talk about the time one hid on the handle of the grill and I innocently and unsuspectingly went to open the grill.

*shudder*

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2022 03:03 PM (aeePL)

51 Sarah is puttering. In the interwebs.

Posted by: Sarah at July 30, 2022 03:05 PM (hs4dK)

52 Wife said little toad has been up on chair most of day. How he got up on chair arm is a mystery unless he could climb.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2022 03:05 PM (k8B25)

53 Oh Sarah, nice to see you in the garden thread too. You don't miss a trick, do you.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2022 03:06 PM (aeePL)

54 Seen a few dead cicadas in yard, none flying and not many

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2022 03:06 PM (k8B25)

55 Skip, I think they do climb. I think they have suction cups on the bottom of their nasty little feet.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2022 03:07 PM (aeePL)

56 Mister Scott, could you send some of those wasps Sarah's way?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2022 03:07 PM (jikVZ)

57 Scarlet runner bean is starting to bloom. Very pretty.

Posted by: Ronster at July 30, 2022 03:08 PM (tC6JF)

58 Biden has COVID again, those shots are super awesome.

Posted by: Dr Spank at July 30, 2022 03:08 PM (Cf8bn)

59 Wasn't Sarah making closer to 200 dollars an hour just yesterday? If so, it's a real shame that the Biden Ecomony is affecting her too.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at July 30, 2022 03:09 PM (CCf67)

60 Biden has COVID again, those shots are super awesome.
Posted by: Dr Spank at July 30, 2022 03:08 PM (Cf8bn)
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Is this true? You mean since this past week he's gotten it again?

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2022 03:12 PM (aeePL)

61 Gorgeous photo of the Turk's Cap Lily. I love a good BLT this time of year with homegrown tomatoes and just a little bit of Duke's Mayonnaise. Regarding lemon trees: I bought a small Meyer Lemon tree in the late spring to see if I could get any lemons over the summer. So far, only one . . .

Posted by: Pilot at July 30, 2022 03:12 PM (REwbE)

62 Sarah hits the ONT, CW and Diplomad

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2022 03:15 PM (k8B25)

63 A good BLT should have mayo, in my opinion. We agree on the salt and pepper. Every sandwich (except PB&J) should have a dash of salt & pepper.
Posted by: 496 at July 30, 2022 02:39 PM (U1eOr)

mayo is the glue that keeps the bacon on the bread and lettuce or it all falls apart.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 30, 2022 03:18 PM (eoQWY)

64 Biden has COVID again, those shots are super awesome.
Posted by: Dr Spank at July 30, 2022 03:08 PM (Cf8bn)
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Is this true? You mean since this past week he's gotten it again?
Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2022 03:12 PM (aeePL)

Either they were lying last time, or they're lying this time. Or Both. Probably both.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, A Pox on Your Minkey at July 30, 2022 03:18 PM (x8Wzq)

65 BLT

if it doesn't have those 3 ingredients then it isn't a BLT

and BLT's are better with mayo than without, not Miracle Whip but mayo

Posted by: unvaxxed-trucker-traitor and noted Putin shill at July 30, 2022 03:19 PM (fcWVN)

66 A variation on the BLT I like is the "BLAT"
Bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, staying hungry at July 30, 2022 03:20 PM (jTmQV)

67 Skip, I think they do climb. I think they have suction cups on the bottom of their nasty little feet.
Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2022 03:07 PM (aeePL)

When I was a kid we would have annual eruptions of toads from sewers and the nearby creek for a few weeks, then they would be gone again. A few years later they stopped coming, probably cut down too much of the habitat with housing development.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 30, 2022 03:20 PM (eoQWY)

68 Wife said little toad has been up on chair most of day. How he got up on chair arm is a mystery unless he could climb.
Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2022 03:05 PM (k8B25)

They can jump and land up there too.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 30, 2022 03:21 PM (eoQWY)

69 It's hard to find a real BLT at a sammich shop. they always doll it up somehow. Best way to get a good BLT is to make it yourself. And it's one instance where I prefer a big piece of iceberg lettuce over the leafy lettuces. And I toast the bread.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, A Pox on Your Minkey at July 30, 2022 03:22 PM (x8Wzq)

70 Tomatoes have been few, barely enough for me. The squash take over and thinking of pulling the one overtaking a tomato and chile pepper plant

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2022 03:22 PM (k8B25)

71 Lol Brandon has Corona again.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 30, 2022 03:23 PM (XP7Vc)

72 Biden has COVID again, those shots are super awesome.
Posted by: Dr Spank at July 30, 2022 03:08 PM (Cf8bn)

Again? Those cheap Chinesium test kits are just great, aren't they?

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at July 30, 2022 03:24 PM (CCf67)

73 There's two things that money can't buy.

That's true love and homegrown tomatoes.

Posted by: Fritzy at July 30, 2022 03:26 PM (GgBE/)

74 It's hard to find a real BLT at a sammich shop. they always doll it up somehow. Best way to get a good BLT is to make it yourself.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

Used to go to Fuddruckers for a 'quick' lunch. I'd order the BLT, they give you bread with bacon and steer you to their condiment bar for the rest.
As much tomato and lettuce as I desired with plenty of mayo, of course.
The guys that ordered burgers waited 'forever' for them to be cooked and served, while they watched me eat.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 30, 2022 03:27 PM (StBu4)

75 There is something amazing about biting into a tomato as soon as it is picked.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 30, 2022 03:27 PM (XP7Vc)

76 >>> 69 It's hard to find a real BLT at a sammich shop. they always doll it up somehow. Best way to get a good BLT is to make it yourself. And it's one instance where I prefer a big piece of iceberg lettuce over the leafy lettuces. And I toast the bread.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, A Pox on Your Minkey at July 30, 2022 03:22 PM (x8Wzq)

I like the breakfast BLT at My Favorite Muffin; it's just a BLT in a bagel with cream cheese so it's easy to make your own. Definitely iceberg lettuce whatever time of day!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 03:28 PM (llON8)

77 He took paxlovid,same stuff Fauci took. It always does this. You test clear then come down with it again.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 30, 2022 03:28 PM (9WSy4)

78 Best way to get a good BLT is to make it yourself.


I feel that was about burgers. The ones I grill myself are always the best.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 30, 2022 03:28 PM (XP7Vc)

79 PET NOOD

Posted by: Skip advising you of your Nood threads at July 30, 2022 03:29 PM (k8B25)

80 When do get tomatoes will get bacon

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2022 03:29 PM (k8B25)

81 A small percentage of patients who took Paxlovid get rebound COVID, say the COVID medical experts.


Now, On-TOPIC! I have two Crassula jade succulents that get leaf burn even when I keep them out of direct sun between 9 am and 5 pm. Antone have this problem, too? Any solutions? Thanks

Posted by: Gref at July 30, 2022 03:31 PM (AMIL/)

82 We put squash bugs on a diet this year and did not plant any yellow squash this year. Apparently they are known to travel over 1.5 miles to find a squash plant.

That is the bugs, not the plant.



Posted by: Levin at July 30, 2022 03:35 PM (kk8TL)

83 Another variation on the BLT I like is the BELT. Bacon, Egg, Lettuce, Tomato. OM once posted a video of someone making one on an outdoor griddle, iirc.

Posted by: olddog in mo, No Cheetos allowed on the 'toon at July 30, 2022 03:37 PM (nb5Ym)

84 The approved COVID meds are just as sh*tty as the vaccines. And equally untested.

Posted by: Bigsmith at July 30, 2022 03:37 PM (kUcfu)

85 83 Another variation on the BLT I like is the BELT. Bacon, Egg, Lettuce, Tomato. OM once posted a video of someone making one on an outdoor griddle, iirc.
Posted by: olddog in mo, No Cheetos allowed on the 'toon at July 30, 2022 03:37 PM (nb5Ym)

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The grill at the PX on LeJuene made that on a hamburger bun. Called it the Big Gunny.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2022 03:41 PM (jikVZ)

86 The grill at the PX on LeJuene made that on a hamburger bun. Called it the Big Gunny.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2022 03:41
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Was a burger included, too? 'Coz I like those as well.

Posted by: olddog in mo, No Cheetos allowed on the 'toon at July 30, 2022 03:49 PM (nb5Ym)

87 No burger. It was a breakfast sandwich. Damn good too!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2022 03:56 PM (jikVZ)

88 I'll have to work on my poop photos, never got one posted.

Posted by: Naked, sitting in a sensory deprivation room, smoking crack. at July 30, 2022 03:58 PM (N/Eib)

89 I am canning cherries. I am glad I set up a kitchen outside since it looks to get to 100 today . Ick.

O lo have greens so far in the garden, though every thing besides the onions are doing well. I can start digging new potatoes at any time.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 30, 2022 04:01 PM (xhaym)

90 Warm garden tomatoes on some crusty French bread with mayo and a ton of freshly ground black pepper. It’s looking like I’m gonna have to dedicate one day to canning tomatoes at some point this week. Got to start working of the energy for that

Posted by: keena at July 30, 2022 04:13 PM (RiTnx)

91 Helena, not sure, just woke up from a nap.

Posted by: Infidel at July 30, 2022 04:20 PM (mn1Pi)

92 I enjoyed the dragonfly video. Thanks for that.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 30, 2022 04:27 PM (0ocXn)

93 Best BLT is a BLOAT: Toasted bread (NOT white bread crap; sourdough sounds good). Real mayo. Bacon, cooked till there's just a little bit of soft fat left. Iceberg lettuce. Thinly sliced onion - not too much! As much avocado as you like. REAL tomato, not plastic store ones.

From Boise area: Hot! Just over 100 F all week. Shelling pea plants cut down - got just over 2 pounds total. Plan to plant fall peas after this heat wave (also radishes, carrots, maybe lettuce).

Zucchini producing like mad. Have to shred and freeze some this weekend.

Spotted 2 red San Marzano tomatoes - both had blossom end rot. But they were on the ground - will have to see if future fruits do better. There are fruits on all 4 plants (2 paste, 2 eating).

Corn crop may be a complete loss! No plants above knee high; some look dead. Will have to go through the bed tomorrow and see if there are any ears at all!

We did a first shearing of the sides of the wild rose hedge/windbreak. I'm starting another compost flip - so far, finished bin 1 into two plastic bins, bin 2 into bin 1. Spotted a hummingbird in the red penstemon, 1st this year.

I donated blood this week - 11 gallons lifetime!

Posted by: Pat* at July 30, 2022 04:32 PM (2pX/F)

94 Gref at July 30, 2022 03:31 PM

There are some anti-sunburn products for plants that are used for fruit trees here in the Valley during the hottest part of the year. Some of the anti-transpirants that form a plastic-like coat may also help, but can't be used on fuzzy leaves.

Any way to rig up a little temporary shade for them? Other plants in the sun's path?

Posted by: KT at July 30, 2022 04:43 PM (rrtZS)

95 Pat* at July 30, 2022 04:32 PM

That's a lot of work for such hot weather!

And that's an impressive total for blood donations, too!

Posted by: KT at July 30, 2022 04:44 PM (rrtZS)

96 I think the succotash recipe would also be nice with just beans or just corn if you don't have all of the ingredients on hand. The creamy fall succotash I made (no bacon) was good.

Posted by: KT at July 30, 2022 04:46 PM (rrtZS)

97 Got a dehydrator question. We're new to using one. Can you put different veggies in at once? My wife has a couple trays of cherry tomatoes, halved and several jalapeno pepper, sliced. So, 2 trays of tomatoes, 1 of peppers. I believe they can all go at the same temp - 125F.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 30, 2022 04:49 PM (BFigT)

98 Best store-bought BLT is from Merritt's Grill in Chapel Hill NC. Double or triple. With mayo S&P. Awesome local tomatoes.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 30, 2022 05:06 PM (2kkiJ)

99 Must be Clint Eastwood day on Grit.

Posted by: Infidel at July 30, 2022 05:12 PM (mn1Pi)

100 100 and last!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2022 05:34 PM (jikVZ)

101 I love poop photos.

Posted by: Sarah at July 30, 2022 09:35 PM (rHslp)

102 Martini Farmer, I've mixed stuff in my dehydrator many times. Purists may suggest some flavor crossover, but IMHO, eh.

Posted by: Gordon Scott at July 31, 2022 03:05 PM (jwu0U)

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