Harvest Time Knives!!

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Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby 313 Mike » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:14 pm

Well since we are entering into the harvest season, and some of our gardens are beginning to bear fruit...or veggies...I thought it might be fun to start a thread that incorporated some of our freshly harvested veggies along with some of our favorite knives! I'll start it out...

Here's a few carrots I just yanked out of the garden, along with the two knives I had in my pockets while I was harvesting...

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I'm really intersted to see what kind of crops you all are harvesting, gotta love the fresh produce! ::tu::

Gino, I know you said you got some tomatoes comin' in ripe, let's have a look at 'em! ::nod::

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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:33 pm

Perfect. :wink: You're going to be much happier. (and so am I :lol: )
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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby 313 Mike » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:45 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Perfect. :wink: You're going to be much happier. (and so am I :lol: )



Yes Jerry, you are correct.

Freshly harvested veggies + knives + lower resolution photography = Happier Marines

(I think I remembering hearing that in boot camp...or something like it anyways.... ::hmm:: ...actually I think it was a much different equation, that I can't mention in a pulbic forum, I know it included sweat, beer, and something else....)

::doh:: Look at us sidetrackin' this thread before it even gets started.... ::facepalm::

Jerry you'd better post up some knives n' veggies to get us back on track.....cmon' now, next man up!
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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:57 pm

I would have to go to the grocery store. I have some Cushaw Squash planted at a friend's house but it will be September before we know if they do any good.
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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby treefarmer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:06 pm

Continuation of the sidetrackin'...Jerry, them cushaw seeds you shipped to Florida are sittin' right here beside the computer, waitin' for the 1st of August to be planted. If they make squash as big as the package says they will, we'll have to start another thread 'bout chainsaws being used at harvest time!
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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:15 pm

Baked squash 'n candied squash 'n boiled squash 'n broiled squash 'n buttered squash.......
Life is just a patch of squash.
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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby PigSticker » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:31 pm

What's a Cushaw squash? Some kinda winter squash?/
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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby 313 Mike » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:29 pm

Alright, here's a couple of shots to get us back on track...both from last year's harvest, but fitting nonetheless.....

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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby treefarmer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:35 pm

Cushaws are a very large squash, same family as a pumpkin, that we use for making "Pumpkin pies". The seed cavity is not as large as a traditional pumpkin seed cavity, so there is quit a bit more edible meat. We have been planting a local variety for years and they are apparently different than those that jerryd plants. When ours mature they are a pale yellow like a butternut squash, the ones that we will plant in August, thanks to jerryd, are supposed to be green striped when they mature and up to 40 pounds. Late summer planting, August 1st, gives us time for the cushaws to mature right before Thanksgiving.
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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:42 pm

Yes, a winter squash.
Cushaw is a very old variety, supposedly planted by Indians in the Southwest a thousand years before the white man set foot on this continent.

We prefer it candied or in pies as a replacement for pumpkin.

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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:51 pm

treefarmer wrote:Cushaws are a very large squash, same family as a pumpkin, that we use for making "Pumpkin pies". The seed cavity is not as large as a traditional pumpkin seed cavity, so there is quit a bit more edible meat. We have been planting a local variety for years and they are apparently different than those that jerryd plants. When ours mature they are a pale yellow like a butternut squash, the ones that we will plant in August, thanks to jerryd, are supposed to be green striped when they mature and up to 40 pounds. Late summer planting, August 1st, gives us time for the cushaws to mature right before Thanksgiving.
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Phil, I swear that looks like a cross between a Butternut and a Hubbard. The color and smooth skin of a Butternut and the shape of a Hubbard.

This is a green Hubbard.
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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby treefarmer » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:10 am

Jerry, you may be right about it being a cross. If so it has been reproduced by many years of planting the seed from previous years crop of squash here on our place. The original "suspected" cushaw was bought from a roadside market in another county, seed saved and planted each year. ::shrug:: But thanks to you we will plant the real thing this year if it quits raining. We've had over 12 inches in the last week with the prospect of Chantal coming in a few days! ::td::
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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby PigSticker » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:00 am

Both them verities get good size lookin at the pic's--don't think there's any grown around here--bet the blossom's are good eating if they're like pumkins
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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby junebug » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:31 am

HERE ARE A COUPLE FROM OUR 1ST GARDEN THIS YEAR :mrgreen:

CUCUMBERS
ARMENIAN CUCUMBERS
CILANTRO
GRAPE TOMATOES


ALSO IN THE WORKS
BELL PEPPERS
SWEET CORN
BASIL
PARSLEY
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Re: Harvest Time Knives!!

Postby 313 Mike » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:32 pm

Nice lookin' plot ya got there Junie! That's one of the friendliest looking scarecrows I think I've ever seen though! Need to put a patch over one eye and maybe a big bowie knife between his teeth to make him look a little scarier perhaps :lol:
Looks like you didn't waste a bit of space in your plot there, all kinds of goodies sproutin' up. Keep us posted as more come in.... ::tu::

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