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    Since the bulbils have scapes on their tails, I may snip some off and see which Ricardo recipe suggests a best use (article from past English language issue).
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    Was not a huge fan of chewing the scapes. Tasted like natural plastic straws (had texture of flower stalks), though the softer tops of scapes were easier. Think I'd reserve scapes for flavouring rice or quinoa cooking water unless I chopped or blended the scapes into smaller pieces or mush. Still holding onto the bulbs from the scapes for flavouring something.
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    We chop garlic scapes into small pieces and freeze them in sandwich baggies to add to soups and casseroles later. The smaller/thinner scapes are nice cut into 1-inch pieces and pan-fried in oil with salt and pepper!
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    The first Dwarf Purple Heart tomato!

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    @TrueNorthTreasures --thank you for sharing the beauty of your gardens!!! You must be delighted to wander through every morning to see what has grown from the previous day--what a joy!

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    Oh, boy. July and August have been so wet and cool this summer. I am worried that things aren't going to reach maturity before hard frosts hit (which usually happens in early September, but can happen in late August). We have the old bedsheets ready to cover things at night, though I wasn't expecting it to get as low as it did last night. It was 2 degrees at 6:00am this morning.

    Please cross your fingers that September will be unusually warm and sunny for us!

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    Romanesco cauliflower, Mitla Black beans, and Coastal Orange Pride tomatoes


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    A little late to the show.......
    I took over another community garden plot this year, so I now have two. The second one is a work in progress as the previous gardeners didnít clean it up after last season, so itís been a lot of work. I am going to make it into a low maintenance garden with perennials such as succulents, etc and make a rock design from rocks I have collected at the beach. I did plant sweet peas along one side of it as it was a chain link fence to climb up.
    anyway, onto my veggie garden. This year I planted kale (again...way too much) from seed, two varieties of potatoes that I have already harvested and re-planted some russets for hopefully a fall crop, romaine which did very well, red and yellow onions, green bush beans 3x which have produced tons. I planted the same variety the past few years; Westcoast Seeds Maxibel....they are so good! The pics were taken awhile ago. The first one from my new garden....I planted a buddha that was on my balcony and broke so I moved it down to the garden...the sedum has grown a lot since then, and the bush beans behind.
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    I have a question for those that have had experience in getting rids of weeds. I am currently dealing with purslane infestation. I inquired at my local nursery and they suggested using black ground cover to solarize it. So, I did that and it worked, removed the black material, but it has now grown back with revenge. Because I grow veggies in that garden, I donít want to use anything in the way of weed killer that will alter the chemistry of the soil, but as the season winds down, I am wondering if anyone can suggest something I can do to get rid of it? TIA

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    I don't have much experience with purslane, but I do recall reading that the most effective way to eliminate it is to pull it out by hand (I know...groan...) and that it should be put straight into a garbage can, NOT a compost bin/pile. I gather it's seeds and roots are very hardy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueNorthTreasures View Post
    I don't have much experience with purslane, but I do recall reading that the most effective way to eliminate it is to pull it out by hand (I know...groan...) and that it should be put straight into a garbage can, NOT a compost bin/pile. I gather it's seeds and roots are very hardy.

    Thanks....thatís what I have been doing. Most of my gardening time lately has been spent weeding 😟
    and yes, they are very hardy!

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