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    Yummmy!!! Love it.

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    OOo EEEEE!!!!! Look at those babies grow!!! Your Garden is so dang beautiful!!!

    What is that last pic? A cucumber?
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    Thank you. Yes, the last picture is a cucumber. Isn't this so exciting?? Every day there is something new growing. I will be leaving Saturday to go out of town for a week and am hoping everything does ok while I am gone. Then a few weeks after that I am going to NY for a month. There is a young man house sitting for us, but I am sure he will not love my garden like I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Thank you. Yes, the last picture is a cucumber. Isn't this so exciting?? Every day there is something new growing. I will be leaving Saturday to go out of town for a week and am hoping everything does ok while I am gone. Then a few weeks after that I am going to NY for a month. There is a young man house sitting for us, but I am sure he will not love my garden like I do.

    \EEK!! Ye scary!!!

    I am leaving my precious in the hands of small children :/ With adult supervision, of course. But like you.. I know they don't feel the love that we do for our plants!
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    I just went out and picked a nice large bowl of lettuce for us to have with dinner. I snacked on one of the leaves while I was washing it and noticed it was a little bitter. I wonder if it is just the variety or if it is something I am doing? Still exciting to see it and know that it came from my garden. I can drown it in dressing if it tastes bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I just went out and picked a nice large bowl of lettuce for us to have with dinner. I snacked on one of the leaves while I was washing it and noticed it was a little bitter. I wonder if it is just the variety or if it is something I am doing? Still exciting to see it and know that it came from my garden. I can drown it in dressing if it tastes bad
    Jules would be better for that answer.. but I wonder if maybe it just needed a day or two more of growing?

    OH! Is the first picture a yellow squash? If so, what variety? I lost my spaghetti squash plant, which I was really sad over because thats my favorite!!! But I planted a yellow zuchinni yesterday... just curious what she was!
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlisrad View Post
    Jules would be better for that answer.. but I wonder if maybe it just needed a day or two more of growing?

    OH! Is the first picture a yellow squash? If so, what variety? I lost my spaghetti squash plant, which I was really sad over because thats my favorite!!! But I planted a yellow zuchinni yesterday... just curious what she was!
    I Googled it. Most everything I read said the heat will make it bitter. They also suggested putting it in the fridge for a few days to make it sweet again.

    It is a yellow squash. I am not sure what kind. I call it a summer squash, but I do not know if that is the real name. I have several growing in the garden.

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    It's a yellow straight-neck (kinda like a crook neck, but without the tweak in it's neck lol), a summer squash like zucchini. I pick mine around 5-7" in length; sometimes smaller. We have them stir fried, steamed, made into yellow summer squash soup, and if they get away and too big, I scrape out the inside and mix with hamburger, rice, tomatoes and stuff it back in -- kind of like a stuffed green pepper. lol

    Lettuce does get bitter in the heat, so it makes a great spring and fall crop. It's nice to know that some time in the frig can sweeten it up. Romaine's a bit more tolerant, but something like New Zealand spinach can take all the heat you give it. It kind of creeps on the ground and isn't a true spinach. You can keep picking the leaves all summer. It was my green of choice when I lived in the almost desert of Eastern WA.
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    Thank you. I am excited about all the squash. I know there are a ton of things you can make with it. I am just hoping when I get back in town it will not have gotten to big. We leave tmw and it is not ready to pick yet.

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