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Gardening Thread- Show me your gardens!

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Noelie84, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Sep 17, 2018 at 4:39 AM
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    Noelie84

    Noelie84 [OP] I hate Illinois Nazis

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    If you plan on doing it every year, one of these is worth it's weight in gold.
    https://www.amazon.com/Deluxe-Strai...7184204&sr=8-9&keywords=roma+tomato+processor

    I did the 'scald and peel, then cut and strip the seeds' business for a year or two and had enough of it. When we expanded the garden when we moved I bought the processor and it cut my processing time by more than 50%. If you don't pre-cook the tomatoes, though, you'll want to run the waste back through the processor, because it misses a lot the first time around. I don't bother precooking them any more; I just slice them up, drop them in, and run everything through 2-3 times.
     
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  2. Sep 17, 2018 at 5:07 AM
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    Yes, get one. I have one, and can't imagine making tomato sauce without one. I don't pre-cook them, and don't need to run the waste back through. It gets pretty much all it can with one pass. That's odd @Noelie84 that you need to run your's 2-3 times to get everything. By-the-way, I give the waste to the chickens, they love it.

    I have also used mine for apple sauce. Worked great. That I cooked first, but still needed to run through a couple of times.
     
  3. Sep 17, 2018 at 5:31 AM
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    Noelie84 [OP] I hate Illinois Nazis

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    Yeah, I've found that I get a lot of juice on the first pass, and a lot more pulp on the second. Not sure why, but that's how she goes. Apples are the same way when I make sauce, and blackberries/raspberries. About the only thing I don't have to run through twice are grapes, but those get pre-cooked to get the color out of the skins so it may be why.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2018 at 8:25 AM
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    The Kitchenaid attachment works great! and no hand cranking!

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Kitchen...MI_8mVtazC3QIVAxBpCh1J8wTyEAQYBCABEgJQwPD_BwE
     
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  5. Sep 17, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    Noelie84 [OP] I hate Illinois Nazis

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  6. Sep 17, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    yep..also a must have...
     
  7. Sep 17, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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  8. Sep 17, 2018 at 8:30 AM
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    Man U need a kitchen aid lol
     
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    They make a motor attachment for the Victorio https://www.amazon.com/Electric-VKP..._rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=GHJ9ZH1PKE60BY9GQNM2
    I thought about getting one, but it's pretty easy to hand crank. Way easier than a grain mill. I've done five gallons of tomato juce in one sitting pretty easy.
     
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  10. Sep 17, 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    we had a hand crank one and it didnt last very long...we only used it a couple times and it wouldnt crank or something. My wife said it didnt work and threw it away before I could even look at it...lol
     
  11. Sep 17, 2018 at 8:42 AM
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    Meh. I have a stand mixer, but it's a 'Hamilton Bay' or something like that. Bought it for $25 at a yard sale. If I were to buy one new I'd probably invest in a kitchenaid, but until this one craps on me I've got no reason to replace it for that kind of $$.
     
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    My wife knows better than to do that. I never throw anything away without at least trying to fix it first. Your's was probably fine, it can be real hard to crank for the first turn or two when it's still dry. Once you get the juce flowing it gets easy.
     
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    typically my wife knows I can usually fix most anything...but lately shes been in a funk and I dont know why...
     
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    I do very large scale gardening:broccoli: I work for Weed Control Science at Texas A&M University

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  15. Sep 18, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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    I've always figured it was the same as the length of the black stripe on a Wooly Bear Caterpillar being a predictor, lol.
     
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    we dont have many of those around here but wasps/yellow jackets etc we have an abundance....
     
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    Man o man! I went through more of this thread, and some of y'all have MONSTER gardens! And kudos to you for all that home grown good! About 2012, I got a metal frame, UV plastic cover 6 x 8 x 8 to winter the pool side plants. Because it does freeze here, and long enough to kill them off, unless planted. I killed the long story - I discovered I could make a spring hot house, uncover it, have a summer garden, etc. Every year, I change something - it has more mods than most our trucks! Anyway, today was a clean up, and some fall prep. The veggies did not really appreciate over a month over 100 every day, followed by rain every day since Labor day (NOTHING like Florence). So, I had 7 tomatoes, now 4. Still have 8 peppers, and 11 herbs. Dumped all the stressed lettuce except for 2 Kale. It's goal is only to feed two, and keep me entertained.

    So, here is the cleaned South side. Tomato, Pepper, herbs, and Kale. Bottom shelf is the Hibiscus cuttings that will be repotted, and hopefully sold soon.
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    Here is the cleaned North side. The remaining Peppers, herbs, and Kale. Bottom shelf is the "rescue" plants - including the Cuda Cat catnip, and 4 with Passion Flower fruit seeds I am experimenting with.
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    When I cleaned out the herbs, I came up with this today. Maybe I can sell them to a local restaurant!
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    Here's what it will look like a week or so before Thanksgiving.
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    I could do a build thread just on the versions of the greenhouse!
     

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