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Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on February 24, 2011 at 10:20am
Does any one have seeds started indoors to plant outside later in the spring when it is warm out. I have a few planted mostly onions, tomatoes, and peppers. I did something I have never done before I have changed to growing several different kinds this yr. and I'm excited to see the out come.  In a couple weeks I will be planting cabbage and a few others plants from seed.
Comment by Karen Clark z7b Pacific NW on February 24, 2011 at 10:18am
We had "snail" last night which is a mix of snow and hail.  Colder than usual around here forcing me inside.  I only plant like 3 tomatoes a year since they can simply not produce very much here on the Coast.  I put two in the greenhouse, but if too foggy or overcast they suffer too.  I will go inland to get my canning tomatoes from a warmer farm and be happy that I have enough for fresh eating from my own garden.
Comment by Minako Sargent Fukuda on February 24, 2011 at 10:14am
Dear william are they only for the states or are they allowed to send to Australia?
Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on February 24, 2011 at 10:08am
I have been gardening for mant yr.s now and I love to grow tomatoes but I have only ever used a few kind Beef steak& Ace but I found this place that has all kind of different seeds and I thought I would share with you. I get them from Penny's Tomatoes & Pepper Joe's I suggest you check them out at http://www.pennystomatoes.com/ and http://www.pepperjoe.com/ The largest selection of tomatoes & Peppers any where.
 
Comment by Minako Sargent Fukuda on February 24, 2011 at 9:52am
thanks diana for the tip, the a;;le for wiener strudel has to be peeled and sliced like a cucumber real thin, I ate both types and they one with the thin cut apple was the better taste, more work but better!, besides you need plain breadkrummies, sugar apple and sultanas! and a eggwhite once you rolled it ......
Comment by Kimberly White, Lombard, IL,Zn 5 on February 24, 2011 at 8:36am

Dear Southerners, 

You are driving me crazy!  You are making me so anxious to get out in the garden, but I still have snow.

Jealously yours,

Kim

Comment by diana Z9 Houston, Texas on February 24, 2011 at 7:46am

Minako, I have traveled to Europe but have not been to Australia yet.  Will reach Australia soon, within the next couple of years.  Here is a tip: If you cut all of apples up to 1/3 inch and cook them down on the stove top (insert a fork for doneness), you can then put them in a pastry and into the  oven to cook and they will be done.

Your welcome Bob.  My tomatoe plants are putting flowers on with this cool weather and warm days.  Will be tilling my garden within the next 2 weeks to plant seeds.

Comment by Minako Sargent Fukuda on February 24, 2011 at 3:48am
Diana thanks for being so nice to me, but I am in Australia in Shepparton victoria , have you ever been to Australia ? originally I am from Vienna and I still cook like I did then, I am not a experienced pastry cook but I am good in making the good old wiener Apfelstrudel, and by god when I first bought a slice i got upset, you dont ever use pie apple, thats a big big no no, its so easy to make one the longest time is the oven!and some of the preparation of the apples! one tip if you like the breadcrummies fried meat, it depends how thick the meat is, if the chop is just an inch -1 1/2 cm put it after you put salt of herbs on it in flower, than in egg with milk(mixed) after in breadcrummies fry, use good olive oil, dont use canola they spray to much , veggie oil is mostly palmoil which is no good for you, and they kill our trees for the godversaken palms!( and all the animals /birds and other critters with it) I let it rot on the shelf.... I only use olive oil, you find one you like the taste of , just a try and see experience, this way even when the chop is cold it will taste nicely do it with chickensnitzel too!,enjoy, I hope you didn,t get to hungry when you do a chop try cranberry sauce with it, exquisite and makes you regular too!.......
Comment by Bob (Z9B Florida) on February 23, 2011 at 4:52pm

Thanks, Di

Comment by diana Z9 Houston, Texas on February 23, 2011 at 3:39pm

Bob, you will just yield less potatoes.  When the growth dies down, they are ready to dig up.  I have done that with winter squash too and you just get less of whatever you cut back on.  Don't do too much cutting back though.

Minako, when can I come over for lunch/dinner?  I'll bring the bread.

Just think about going around the world tasting good food.

 

 

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