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More photos of my current garden chaos <span class="emoji emoji1f606"></span> #keepingitreal
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More photos of my current garden chaos #keepingitreal More photos of my current garden chaos πŸ˜† #keepingitreal
My garden is a MESS. I really don't understand all these Instagram accounts full of perfectly groomed ...
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My garden is a MESS. I really don't understand all these Instagram accounts full of perfectly groomed gardeners in cute boots in their perfectly organized gardens. Mine is chaos. Full of toddler toys, dead vines, rotten tomatoes on the ground, trellises falling down waiting to poke you ... My garden is a MESS. I really don't understand all these Instagram accounts full of perfectly groomed gardeners in cute boots in their perfectly organized gardens. Mine is chaos. Full of toddler toys, dead vines, rotten tomatoes on the ground, trellises falling down waiting to poke you in the eye, overgrown grass, powdery mildew, flowers gone to seed, etc. πŸ˜† #lazygardening #theresfoodinthere #whocares
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I can't say enough good things about #honeybunchtomatoes. I'm so impressed by their productivity. ...
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I can't say enough good things about #honeybunchtomatoes. I'm so impressed by their productivity. It's ridiculous. I'm super unimpressed with #chocolatecherrytomatoes . They look pretty but (for me) they produced next to nothing. And they don't taste that good. #Sungolds have been ... I can't say enough good things about #honeybunchtomatoes. I'm so impressed by their productivity. It's ridiculous. I'm super unimpressed with #chocolatecherrytomatoes . They look pretty but (for me) they produced next to nothing. And they don't taste that good. #Sungolds have been great this year too. And I'm even getting some great harvest from the #chadwickcherry that planted itself. They always produce a ridiculous amount of tomatoes. I'm going to be buzzing some of these up tonight along with chili peppers, onions and carrots to make a spicy soup. πŸ₯«πŸ˜
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Some food from the yard <span class="emoji emoji1f345"></span>πŸ₯•πŸ₯’πŸŒΆοΈ
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Some food from the yard πŸ₯•πŸ₯’πŸŒΆοΈ Some food from the yard πŸ…πŸ₯•πŸ₯’πŸŒΆοΈ
Yes! The moment we've been waiting for! Scroll to watch the watermelon reveal... <span class="emoji emoji1f606"></span> (Notice the dark ...
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Yes! The moment we've been waiting for! Scroll to watch the watermelon reveal... (Notice the dark yellow patch on the bottom which supposedly indicates ripeness... I think I'll save my tiny garden space for tomatoes!) Yes! The moment we've been waiting for! Scroll to watch the watermelon reveal... πŸ˜† (Notice the dark yellow patch on the bottom which supposedly indicates ripeness... I think I'll save my tiny garden space for tomatoes!)
 #swanboats at #bostonpublicgarden The trees here are so beautiful 🌳<span class="emoji emoji2665"></span>️
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#swanboats at #bostonpublicgarden The trees here are so beautiful 🌳️ #swanboats at #bostonpublicgarden The trees here are so beautiful 🌳β™₯️
Wonder what happened here? So far my purple peppers haven't done too well but it's fine because my ...
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Wonder what happened here? So far my purple peppers haven't done too well but it's fine because my #Kingofthenorth bell peppers have really lived up to their name this year. We have plenty of them and they're gorgeous. About 3/4 the size of a supermarket pepper which is great because they don't ... Wonder what happened here? So far my purple peppers haven't done too well but it's fine because my #Kingofthenorth bell peppers have really lived up to their name this year. We have plenty of them and they're gorgeous. About 3/4 the size of a supermarket pepper which is great because they don't get wasted. I'm growing them in a raised bed this year and they seem to like that better than in the ground or in pots. Or maybe they just get better sun where they are this year... So many factors with gardening one can never really guess what they did right. 😁
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Who likes painting furniture!? Not me! πŸ™„
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Who likes painting furniture!? Not me! πŸ™„ Who likes painting furniture!? Not me! πŸ™„
Some gorgeous mottled purple basil I'll be hanging up to dry for winter.
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Some gorgeous mottled purple basil I'll be hanging up to dry for winter. Some gorgeous mottled purple basil I'll be hanging up to dry for winter.
My latest tactic to hopefully avoid fruit flies on my precious tomatoes! Nut milk bags folded over ...
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My latest tactic to hopefully avoid fruit flies on my precious tomatoes! Nut milk bags folded over a few times and clipped at the top (after checking for any split tomatoes of course) I'm also using traps made from jars with a paper funnel taped around the top with banana inside. Thanks Pinterest. ... My latest tactic to hopefully avoid fruit flies on my precious tomatoes! Nut milk bags folded over a few times and clipped at the top (after checking for any split tomatoes of course) I'm also using traps made from jars with a paper funnel taped around the top with banana inside. Thanks Pinterest. I spared you that photo... Every tomato season this happens. πŸ…
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Today's harvest by @chefmkelly
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Today's harvest by @chefmkelly Today's harvest by @chefmkelly
Some yummy peppers straight from the garden for spaghetti sauce. Plus added in all the tomatoes ...
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Some yummy peppers straight from the garden for spaghetti sauce. Plus added in all the tomatoes we haven't gotten around to eating. Now I can go pick more 🌢️🌢️🌢️🌢️🌢️ oh and #zoodles from the garden too! Some yummy peppers straight from the garden for spaghetti sauce. Plus added in all the tomatoes we haven't gotten around to eating. Now I can go pick more πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸŒΆοΈπŸŒΆοΈπŸŒΆοΈπŸŒΆοΈπŸŒΆοΈ oh and #zoodles from the garden too!
Rescuing cucumbers before they roast on the vine. It's friggin hot in Massachusetts today! I have ...
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Rescuing cucumbers before they roast on the vine. It's friggin hot in Massachusetts today! I have so many tomatoes to pick but I don't even want to step back outside. The air conditioner is barely cutting it today. #hotasacucumber Rescuing cucumbers before they roast on the vine. It's friggin hot in Massachusetts today! I have so many tomatoes to pick but I don't even want to step back outside. The air conditioner is barely cutting it today. #hotasacucumber
Checking on arugula and spinach 😎 Checking on arugula and spinach 😎
Overgrown cucumber has now become part of the papasan on our front deck. Am I the only one who finds ...
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Overgrown cucumber has now become part of the papasan on our front deck. Am I the only one who finds cucumbers to be invisible until they turn into a giant yellow football? Overgrown cucumber has now become part of the papasan on our front deck. Am I the only one who finds cucumbers to be invisible until they turn into a giant yellow football?
Pineapple mango salsa full of homegrown veggies. So good! I used most of one pineapple, two mangos, ...
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Pineapple mango salsa full of homegrown veggies. So good! I used most of one pineapple, two mangos, the juice of two limes, a small onion, two tiny bell peppers, a Cayenne pepper, a jalapeno, a Thai chili pepper, a few varieties of tomato and a bunch of cilantro. Think we'll be having this with ... Pineapple mango salsa full of homegrown veggies. So good! I used most of one pineapple, two mangos, the juice of two limes, a small onion, two tiny bell peppers, a Cayenne pepper, a jalapeno, a Thai chili pepper, a few varieties of tomato and a bunch of cilantro. Think we'll be having this with some shrimp lettuce wraps instead of chips because I'm doing a #whole30 right now. 🀀🀀🀀
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Bagged potatoes all tipped over. I'll wait till the branches look nice and dead before harvesting ...
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Bagged potatoes all tipped over. I'll wait till the branches look nice and dead before harvesting any... Probably! It's hard to wait Bagged potatoes all tipped over. I'll wait till the branches look nice and dead before harvesting any... Probably! It's hard to wait
I love baby butternuts. This is the first of the year. Hopefully he'll have time to grow!
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I love baby butternuts. This is the first of the year. Hopefully he'll have time to grow! I love baby butternuts. This is the first of the year. Hopefully he'll have time to grow!
Just watched a man let his dog walk right up into my front yard and piss on my garden. I will NEVER understand ...
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Just watched a man let his dog walk right up into my front yard and piss on my garden. I will NEVER understand why people do this. When I walk my dog, I'm so paranoid about him peeing on people's property. My front garden might look like crap this year, but I'm growing several varieties of squash, ... Just watched a man let his dog walk right up into my front yard and piss on my garden. I will NEVER understand why people do this. When I walk my dog, I'm so paranoid about him peeing on people's property. My front garden might look like crap this year, but I'm growing several varieties of squash, peppers, watermelon, strawberries, herbs, flowers etc...I was walking my dog right behind him and as his dog was pissing on my yarrow, I started walking onto my deck. I'm hoping that my stare of death with smoke coming out of my ears was enough to keep him from doing it again... Ugh just makes me so mad! 🀬🀬🀬
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I gotta say, this year's carrots have been perfect. Really glad I took the time to thin them! Tedious ...
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I gotta say, this year's carrots have been perfect. Really glad I took the time to thin them! Tedious but worthwhile garden chore. I haven't taken many cucumber photos this year because by the time I notice them, they've blown up into round yellow melon looking freaks. Second round squash ... I gotta say, this year's carrots have been perfect. Really glad I took the time to thin them! Tedious but worthwhile garden chore. I haven't taken many cucumber photos this year because by the time I notice them, they've blown up into round yellow melon looking freaks. Second round squash producing nicely and plenty of peppers which I leave on the plant until I'm ready to eat them. Tomatoes have actually done really well too I think because we haven't had a ton of rain. Actually harvesting some Brandywines. And the cherry tomatoes are doing amazingly well. My new favorite are the honeybunch grape tomatoes. They need a dab of salt or dressing but they're meaty and delicious. A nice change from from usual super sweet sungolds.
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My favorite window, even though it's a mess out there <span class="emoji emoji1f604"></span> ps I made that #toucan and I love him <span class="emoji emoji1f604"></span>
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My favorite window, even though it's a mess out there ps I made that #toucan and I love him My favorite window, even though it's a mess out there πŸ˜„ ps I made that #toucan and I love him πŸ˜„
 #towerchamois #chineseaster from @johnnys_seeds These are so beautiful but they're about a third ...
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#towerchamois #chineseaster from @johnnys_seeds These are so beautiful but they're about a third the size they were supposed to get to. All my flowers are weirdly stunted this year! I need to go back through my posts and see what I did differently... It might just be one of those things with ... #towerchamois #chineseaster from @johnnys_seeds These are so beautiful but they're about a third the size they were supposed to get to. All my flowers are weirdly stunted this year! I need to go back through my posts and see what I did differently... It might just be one of those things with gardening. Each year is different, as least here on in coastal Massachusetts!
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 #chadwickcherry volunteers in my garden. I had to buy tomato starts because all my seedlings died ...
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#chadwickcherry volunteers in my garden. I had to buy tomato starts because all my seedlings died early so it's nice to see some of my own self seeded plants. This variety is great. I'll be planting them again next year I'm sure. #diseaseresistant #chadwickcherry volunteers in my garden. I had to buy tomato starts because all my seedlings died early so it's nice to see some of my own self seeded plants. This variety is great. I'll be planting them again next year I'm sure. #diseaseresistant
 #lemoncucumber showing up very late in the season! I'll have my cucumbers started indoors next ...
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#lemoncucumber showing up very late in the season! I'll have my cucumbers started indoors next year to be ready for planting out in May. #lemoncucumber showing up very late in the season! I'll have my cucumbers started indoors next year to be ready for planting out in May.
Backyard backup squash planted under the drip edge of our house. I was worried these wouldn't get ...
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Backyard backup squash planted under the drip edge of our house. I was worried these wouldn't get enough sun and too much rain run off (because we still haven't put gutters on in 11 years here) but so far so good. They're gigantic, much bigger than the ones in the front garden. And they're looking ... Backyard backup squash planted under the drip edge of our house. I was worried these wouldn't get enough sun and too much rain run off (because we still haven't put gutters on in 11 years here) but so far so good. They're gigantic, much bigger than the ones in the front garden. And they're looking really happy. I just wish it would stop raining every day so I could spray them to prevent mildew!
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Pattypans and a touch of the dreaded powdery mildew. Gotta spray with some neem again and this time ...
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Pattypans and a touch of the dreaded powdery mildew. Gotta spray with some neem again and this time remember to add the soap so the oil sticks! Pattypans and a touch of the dreaded powdery mildew. Gotta spray with some neem again and this time remember to add the soap so the oil sticks!
Grabbing lots of tomatoes before they split from the rain.
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Grabbing lots of tomatoes before they split from the rain. Grabbing lots of tomatoes before they split from the rain.
I'm so happy with my cherry tomatoes this year. I'm posting this as a reminder for next year not to prune them. I had to pull out my yellow pears early before harvesting any because the plant was super diseased, but besides that empty spot, the small beds around my back deck are covered in fruit ... I'm so happy with my cherry tomatoes this year. I'm posting this as a reminder for next year not to prune them. I had to pull out my yellow pears early before harvesting any because the plant was super diseased, but besides that empty spot, the small beds around my back deck are covered in fruit every day. Most years I prune to a single stem and they produce sooner, but much less! So at least for cherry and grape tomatoes, I like this method better.
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My #moonandstarswatermelon is getting so big so fast! Check out the last photo a few days ago.
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My #moonandstarswatermelon is getting so big so fast! Check out the last photo a few days ago. My #moonandstarswatermelon is getting so big so fast! Check out the last photo a few days ago.
I always thought my front deck didn't get enough sun for plants to live out there. Turns out it was ...
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I always thought my front deck didn't get enough sun for plants to live out there. Turns out it was just that I wasn't watering them enough. This year I've got 6 cucumber plants thriving in pots because I added drip lines. I've got a main solid hose that runs along the ground out to my front yard. ... I always thought my front deck didn't get enough sun for plants to live out there. Turns out it was just that I wasn't watering them enough. This year I've got 6 cucumber plants thriving in pots because I added drip lines. I've got a main solid hose that runs along the ground out to my front yard. All I had to do was buy mini tubing and little connectors to punch into the main tube and now the plants water themselves on the same schedule as my front yard veggie garden. I seriously love the Dig Drip irrigation. I highly recommend it!
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This one onan, this one red, this one pink, yeah! #colorfultomatoes This one onan, this one red, this one pink, yeah! πŸ˜† #colorfultomatoes
So I finally used my #comfreytea... This stuff better be magical because it was beyond disgusting. ...
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So I finally used my #comfreytea... This stuff better be magical because it was beyond disgusting. In fairness, I did let it steep for like two months Seriously though, I took a shower before I used it in the garden and had to take another one right after. My hands still smell like it. So gross. ... So I finally used my #comfreytea... This stuff better be magical because it was beyond disgusting. In fairness, I did let it steep for like two months πŸ˜† Seriously though, I took a shower before I used it in the garden and had to take another one right after. My hands still smell like it. So gross. I used about 3 cups per gallon and used about 2 to 4 gallons per bed. I also started a second batch which I'll probably use in a few weeks. I meant to use the first batch weeks ago but I was dreading it. I hate feeding my plants, it's a problem! πŸ˜„ I think going forward I'll just dry the leaves into powder and use that or straight into my compost. Or maybe I'll just do the chop and drop method. Anything would be better than the tea! 🀒
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I finally found a baby #moonandstarswatermelon complete with a few stars! I planted two of these ...
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I finally found a baby #moonandstarswatermelon complete with a few stars! I planted two of these in my front yard and they've been trailing around everywhere. I'm starting to wonder if I should prune them to a single vine. πŸ€” I finally found a baby #moonandstarswatermelon complete with a few stars! I planted two of these in my front yard and they've been trailing around everywhere. I'm starting to wonder if I should prune them to a single vine. πŸ€”
If you can believe it, I've just discovered hummus at age 38. Great with our homegrown tomatoes! ...
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If you can believe it, I've just discovered hummus at age 38. Great with our homegrown tomatoes! #Repost @chefmkelly β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ Tomatoes, Hummus, Salt, Basil , Evoo - Repeat (p.s when people tell me they don't like tomatoes I judge them very harshly) #heirloomtomatoes #homegrownfood ... If you can believe it, I've just discovered hummus at age 38. Great with our homegrown tomatoes!
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Tomatoes, Hummus, Salt, Basil , Evoo - Repeat (p.s when people tell me they don't like tomatoes I judge them very harshly)

#heirloomtomatoes #homegrownfood #tomatoes #gardenersofinstagram #gardenfood #organicgarden #organicgardener #organicgardening #growsomething #gyo #growyourown #munchies #healthyfood #vegansnack #growsomethinggreen #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener #hummus #basil #herbgardening #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #raisedgardenbeds #compost
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A rare sight in my garden lately! My first round of cucumbers were stunted because I planted them ...
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A rare sight in my garden lately! My first round of cucumbers were stunted because I planted them too late and they really had to compete for sun between the carrots and beans. My second round I planted in pots on my front deck and they're going crazy. So hopefully I'll be getting more cucumbers ... A rare sight in my garden lately! My first round of cucumbers were stunted because I planted them too late and they really had to compete for sun between the carrots and beans. My second round I planted in pots on my front deck and they're going crazy. So hopefully I'll be getting more cucumbers this month! Now I just need to figure out how to get my toddler to eat them! Apparently salad dressing isn't her thing... Maybe I'll make some sweet refrigerator pickles.
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 #cayennepeppers ripening in the front yard. What would you do with these?!
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#cayennepeppers ripening in the front yard. What would you do with these?! #cayennepeppers ripening in the front yard. What would you do with these?!
Backup squash planted June 15 starting to produce. Picked a small one today with my 3 year old, had ...
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Backup squash planted June 15 starting to produce. Picked a small one today with my 3 year old, had her help me cook it up, and she actually ate some! Woohoo! Backup squash planted June 15 starting to produce. Picked a small one today with my 3 year old, had her help me cook it up, and she actually ate some! Woohoo!
Well that's no good πŸ€”
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Well that's no good πŸ€” Well that's no good πŸ€”
Carrots have done great this year πŸ₯•πŸ₯•πŸ₯•πŸ₯•
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Carrots have done great this year πŸ₯•πŸ₯•πŸ₯•πŸ₯• Carrots have done great this year πŸ₯•πŸ₯•πŸ₯•πŸ₯•
Rescued these two big #Cherokeepurple tomatoes from the rain. They both just split open so I just ...
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Rescued these two big #Cherokeepurple tomatoes from the rain. They both just split open so I just cut off the damage. We need to start checking for ripe tomatoes everyday @chefmkelly ! Also, what's purple about these?? 🀷 Rescued these two big #Cherokeepurple tomatoes from the rain. They both just split open so I just cut off the damage. We need to start checking for ripe tomatoes everyday @chefmkelly ! Also, what's purple about these?? 🀷
My favorite part of summer, second only to the garden! #towniebike #electrabikes
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My favorite part of summer, second only to the garden! #towniebike #electrabikes My favorite part of summer, second only to the garden! #towniebike #electrabikes
 #indigoapple bigger and fuglier than my #IndigoRose. These were one of my best, disease resistant ...
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#indigoapple bigger and fuglier than my #IndigoRose. These were one of my best, disease resistant tomatoes last year. I saved the seeds, but all my seedlings died so I found a replacement plant at a local garden center. I'm not impressed! The plant is small, has diseased looking leaves and ... #indigoapple bigger and fuglier than my #IndigoRose. These were one of my best, disease resistant tomatoes last year. I saved the seeds, but all my seedlings died so I found a replacement plant at a local garden center. I'm not impressed! The plant is small, has diseased looking leaves and is producing less than desirable looking tomatoes. Just funny to me that you can grow the exact same tomatoes different years, from different farmers and get completely different results. I still have seeds from last year so I'll be trying them again in the spring!
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Another tomato picture cause it's August! Look at all those clusters on the #honeybunchtomatoes
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Another tomato picture cause it's August! Look at all those clusters on the #honeybunchtomatoes Another tomato picture cause it's August! Look at all those clusters on the #honeybunchtomatoes
I don't stray from gardening much but this is so funny to me πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† I don't stray from gardening much but this is so funny to me
First squash harvest finally! (Planted late!) I asked Scarlet if she'd like to try them and she said ...
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First squash harvest finally! (Planted late!) I asked Scarlet if she'd like to try them and she said "not today" she also tried the carrots and wasn't a fan. I usually don't pull them until after it gets cold and they're super sweet, so I won't be pulling anymore till then and hopefully she'll ... First squash harvest finally! (Planted late!) I asked Scarlet if she'd like to try them and she said "not today" πŸ˜† she also tried the carrots and wasn't a fan. I usually don't pull them until after it gets cold and they're super sweet, so I won't be pulling anymore till then and hopefully she'll give them another try! She did eat most of the tomatoes though, so I'm calling it a win.
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Trying to get my incredibly picky 3 year old excited about eating. This kid thinks almost everything ...
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Trying to get my incredibly picky 3 year old excited about eating. This kid thinks almost everything I give her is "too yucky" I can't express the frustration of cooking a nice meal just to have to have her refuse to even taste it. Especially when I'm doing a juice fast and she's turning down something ... Trying to get my incredibly picky 3 year old excited about eating. This kid thinks almost everything I give her is "too yucky" I can't express the frustration of cooking a nice meal just to have to have her refuse to even taste it. Especially when I'm doing a juice fast and she's turning down something delicious! 😭 At least she likes green beans, sometimes... Not today though πŸ€ͺ
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First tomato casualty. I think this is a yellow pear. It's covered in fruit too. Really annoying. ...
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First tomato casualty. I think this is a yellow pear. It's covered in fruit too. Really annoying. I couldn't grow them last year either, they were one of the first to succumb to whatever it is that plagues my garden year after year. Oh well. So they're pear shaped... Cool.... That's not enough ... First tomato casualty. I think this is a yellow pear. It's covered in fruit too. Really annoying. I couldn't grow them last year either, they were one of the first to succumb to whatever it is that plagues my garden year after year. Oh well. So they're pear shaped... Cool.... That's not enough to try them again. #seeya
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 #burgundybeans changing color as I put them in hot water. They're so pretty <span class="emoji emoji1f49c"></span>
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#burgundybeans changing color as I put them in hot water. They're so pretty #burgundybeans changing color as I put them in hot water. They're so pretty πŸ’œ
 #sungoldtomatoes starting to produce <span class="emoji emoji1f60b"></span>
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#sungoldtomatoes starting to produce #sungoldtomatoes starting to produce πŸ˜‹