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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit View Post
    was able to pick once of those really dark zucchinis I was talked about.
    I forgot to get a pick on how dark they can get but here is the inside of one.
    this one was about 10 and half inches
    it was also very hard and felt more like I was cutting wood with a very sharp butcher knife
    it taste more fiber'ish compare to the others and has a slight bitter taste where the others have a sweet taste, even a few that got past the 14 inshes on me was still sweeter compare to these dark ones.

    these still normal?
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    Ordinarily I'd say that this zuchinni is over ripe but the size does not indicate that. Try harvesting the next zuchinni when it is closer to 6-8 inches and see what it looks and tastes like.

    Sometimes, the plant is just not good and it will yield a bitter veggie. I'd toss it out if it tastes bitter at all, otherwise you may risk some gastro-intestinal discomfort...and nobody wants to be shitting and farting all night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit View Post
    this one was about 10 and half inches
    it was also very hard and felt more like I was cutting wood with a very sharp butcher knife.
    That's what she said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Gambit,

    Ordinarily I'd say that this zuchinni is over ripe but the size does not indicate that. Try harvesting the next zuchinni when it is closer to 6-8 inches and see what it looks and tastes like.

    Sometimes, the plant is just not good and it will yield a bitter veggie. I'd toss it out if it tastes bitter at all, otherwise you may risk some gastro-intestinal discomfort...and nobody wants to be shitting and farting all night!
    I'll toss in my idiot 2 cents... IF they get really over ripe, they can become a bit wooden... and still be this size if under watered. ??? I eats a LOTTA Zukes!
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    Picked our first 2 full sized tomatoes today. Both were heirloom. Cherokee Purple and German Pink. Both we delicious. I think the Cherokee was sweeter than most average tomatoes. But I was surprised that 2 heirlooms varieties ripened before a hybrid did, but their not far behind. We just need rain now but not the 1-2" we got over a week ago. Hand watering now to keep them going.
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    So over the weekend I was checking on the melons. Since we had so much rain under the vines was staying very moist. I found a watermelon that had started to rot. Cut into and threw it in to the chickens. I really don't want to lose more so I had to figure some thing out. So have some old bent tomato cages I cut them at each ring. These are the cheap cages. Then I zip tied a piece of plastic hardware cloth onto it. I ended up with a melon cradle. So I had my wife pick up a few more cages as it seems I have lots of watermelon and cantaloupe. I got them finished this morning and when to work finding all the hidden melons. I counted close to 20 sizable watermelons and over 20 cantaloupes. Some are on the black plastic sheeting and allows water to drain Now if I can just get them picked before there over ripe we will be in business.
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    So I found this in the garden this morning during the morning walk through Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	7929 I have found out it called Corn Smut. I haven't researched it much yet. I did read that its caused from spores from the previous years spores and nitrogen rich soil. Anyone ever deal with it?

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    Wow.. looks alien!
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    Well the cherries are finally ripening on my little tree, tried one this morning while watering my trees with the dogs. It had a nice tart taste to it I won’t get more than about 30 or so this year but I am hoping as it gets bigger the next few years to get plenty for all kinds of treats.


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