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Willow Flats

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We had asparagus and artichokes at the first of the season. Now we are eating green beens, eggplant, carrots, tomatoes, red bell peppers, hot peppers (for husband) and lots of strawberries, watermelon and cantaloupe. The honey dew melons aren't ripe yet. I picked blackberries and made a pie and a cobbler today.
Picking berries is a lot of work!
 

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My green beans are a bust. Most horrible beans I ever ate 👎 (make that the most horrible beans I ever TRIED to eat, they were inedible)
Sorry to hear it. Were they pole peans or bush beans? Did you pick them late? If I don't pick mine early they get really tough!
My tomatoes aren't doing as well as I'd like this year, but the strawberries are going crazy. You just never know how things are going to shake out in the garden. The birds kept eating my bean shoots this year so I had to keep replanting!
 
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A couple of years ago my neighbor planted black eyed peas. He got the seeds in bulk at the feed store. The peas were inedible. The next year he bought a bag of dried ones from the grocery store to plant and they were fantastic. I saved some of those seeds and planted them this year, with very good results. Sometimes, I think, we just get bad seed. The seeds I save from my original yard longs are better than the varieties I've tried since. I always let some go to seed.
 

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Well, I'm not entirely sure if they where bush or pole beans because we bought them started and the flat had lost it's tag. I am leaning toward bush beans. They did not climb much, a little, but not as much as we thought they were going to. I don't think I picked them too late, they were smallish, but they were tough and woody like I waited too long. The H20 situation seemed ok, too. I dunno, it's a puzzle :)
We had our first tomato tonight and it was GOOD!
 

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Home grown tomatoes have the best flavor and inside color. Mom makes a PNB, lettuce and tomato sandwich....it sounds gross but it's not that bad actually.
 

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