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Harvested today: quite a few cherry tomatoes, one bigger tomato, several baby beets and a ton of lettuce...Romaine, Butter Crunch, and Tom Thumb. Beets going in the pot to cook now...

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Right now the only things you can harvest here are ice and snow balls.

HeathenFarmer Level 8 Jan 17, 2019

Your turn is coming.

@MissKathleen Yep, just 8 month until I can again harvest tomatoes.

@HeathenFarmer and THEN, I will be wistful...

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Very nice harvest

Donto101 Level 7 Jan 16, 2019

And tasty! Thanks.

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I have mixed leaf lettuce that survived our unusual snow. Green onions and snow peas will be ready to eat in a couple weeks. My beets and leeks are slow, but the weather has turned back to normal, so I am hopeful.

CrazyQuilter Level 7 Jan 14, 2019

Glad things are surviving! Freezing night temps (several nights in a row) haven’t done me any favors. All the tomato plants have frost damage, in spite of being covered. The cherry tomatoes have continued to ripen regardless, and I have a few larger tomatoes starting to ripen. All the leafy greens are going gung ho. The beets are getting big enough to harvest and eat at just the right rate for me alone, which suits me fine. The leeks are growing...slowly, but are okay. All the herbs are doing well, except the year-old basil “bush”, which I gave a big trim today...if it doesn’t recover, I’ll start another in a week. My sweet potato plant looks awful, but I don’t know what is going on underground, so am still watering it and will see if the plant above ground recovers. There will be another planting at the end of the month...Summer squash for sure, carrots, maybe strawberries, probably garlic. And more leafy greens, of course.

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Nice harvest!

Thanks.

@MissKathleen I used to grow a beautiful garden but had to give it up when water got so expensive where I am living. When the water bill got to be more than the electric bill you know it's time to stop....

@Redheadedgammy I am so sorry for you. Growing one’s own food is so satisfying. I wish I “could” grow more, but I plant just as much as the work I want to do.

@MissKathleen I did enjoy the garden, it kept me busy and it fed Richard and I for months with fresh vegy's. Now I buy them from two cool lesbians that have a huge garden and raise their own chickens, so I get fresh eggs from them as well.

@Redheadedgammy I’d say you’ve found an excellent alternative. And you don’t have to do the work.

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I am months away from planting anything! We have several inches of snow on the ground. I'm jealous!

HippieChick58 Level 9 Jan 14, 2019

I will be jealous when you can grow, and southwest AZ is frying in the summer heat.

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