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Maybe Marin wink.gif

But ideally somewhere closer to my parents...walnut creek, Danville, or the San Ramon area. We're workin on it...hopefully it'll happen sooner rather than later.
i wish you'd move to marin!!! then we can go to eat together since we are such foodies!

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Wow Tammy your garden is impressive. I had never seen a mangosteen before, are you going to try to grow them?
Sadly I don't have a green thumb... i somehow managed to kill chives!
kimmy, all it takes is a little knowledge...gardening is easier than you think!

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Ohh, Tammy so exciting.

I have been giving away parsley and basil since those guys have gone crazy in unusually wet Colorado June. However I did not cut the Cilantro in time and it bolted. So I guess I can harvest corriander(sp?) seeds once the flowers are done blooming.

I have many little green tomatoes emerging and I am very excited abou them in my first gardening season.
Erika, my cilantro bolted quickly as well but save the seeds so you can replant when it gets a little cooler. i am doing that with my cilantro and arugala.

how are tomatoes coming along?

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You have to harvest the Cilantro a lot, or else it "bolts" flowers.

It was crazy how fast it happened. So anyhow I am drying the corrieander (sp?) seeds and drying them right now. Then you can crush grind them for corriander poweder.
Sweet.
Is there a certain way to harvest herbs? I am a noob when it comes to herb gardens. Next year I will try veggies:)

But I am rocking the perinnial garden I must say!

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They are all ripening right now, the flavor is amazing, def a little bit of that cherry tomato flavor, then a whole bunch of sweet finish in the flavor, so tasty. I have 1 or 2 ripen each day this week and last week.

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They are all ripening right now, the flavor is amazing, def a little bit of that cherry tomato flavor, then a whole bunch of sweet finish in the flavor, so tasty. I have 1 or 2 ripen each day this week and last week.
Oh see my prob is I hate tomatoes. I know, right? Well I like them cooked. But I try like every other year to eat them fresh and can't do it.
I wish.... but I like pretty much everything else.

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Where are my gardeners athuh.gif

Wanted to let you know I scored on some nice hostas at Home Depot for $3.33. They have all of their perinnials on sale for cheap! So if you commit to watering through out August (hot) it is a score for next year!
I also bought catmint, coral bells and some funky white flower- I forget what it is. Oh and their lillies are 4 for $10. I already have a ton!
here, here...just busy harvesting...looking into dehydrators so i can dry some tomatoes, fruit and herbs.
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Kate thanks for the tip!!!

My Porter dark cherrys are all ripening, like 1 or 2 a day and they are so flavorful and amazing!!!


I did a major basil harvest (it was out of control), I am drying them on the stem for now and them will crush and jar it.

My oregano took awhile but now is growing like crazy.
got to love garden fresh tomatoes...we are picking about 6-8 lbs a day of tomatoes and giving them away. i am gonna start freezing and making sauces soon because my san marzanos are starting to ripen. we are eating BLT's almost every day wink.gif

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My cilantro didn't make it either... whats the trick?
cilantro like lettuces need to be grown when the weather is cooler. it bolts when the weather gets too warm. so you may need to try to grow them earlier in the season or plant in a less sunny area. i am making a special grow box of lettuce, arugala, cilantro and putting it is a shadier spot. also, i am gonna try to do a spring and fall planting of them.

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They are all ripening right now, the flavor is amazing, def a little bit of that cherry tomato flavor, then a whole bunch of sweet finish in the flavor, so tasty. I have 1 or 2 ripen each day this week and last week.
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Kate- I love your landscaping pics!! you should share some new ones!
Ok, will try to take some new ones this weekend. I am moving a bunch of stuff around and I went ape Sh** on some snow on the mountain= evil ground cover that takes over everything so it may not look fab but will take some anyways.

So my new project is growing ivy on the back of our house.... stay tuned!

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