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    I have a huge swath of purple and white irises that were here when I came. I mean HUGE - in the back yard. They don't usually flower well - I'm sure they need to be thinned, but this year they are ferocious! I don't know where I would move them to if I were even up to the job. I wonder if a local garden club would be interested in taking them.
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    Your water garden sounds pretty, Gutmutter. And I love your daylily, inthegarden - that almost looks like my Prarie Blue Eyes variety, which is about to bloom out. That one clump must put out over a hundred flowers a season, it's one of my favorite plants.

    I'm going to have to find a bunch of coworkers to donate tomatoes to. My Roma is loaded, there's no way I can eat that many at once. Maybe I should learn to make tomato sauce...
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    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd;3477895;
    Your water garden sounds pretty, Gutmutter. And I love your daylily, inthegarden - that almost looks like my Prarie Blue Eyes variety, which is about to bloom out. That one clump must put out over a hundred flowers a season, it's one of my favorite plants.

    I'm going to have to find a bunch of coworkers to donate tomatoes to. My Roma is loaded, there's no way I can eat that many at once. Maybe I should learn to make tomato sauce...
    I've given up on making tomato sauce. However, I usually core, seed and cut extra tomatoes into small chunks. Place them in a freezer container and lightly salt before freezing. These can be used all winter in soups/stews/etc. - any recipe that calls for canned tomatoes. I usually try to measure out the equivalent of one can per freezer container.

    We still don't have any 'maters, but when the first little green ones show up, they have a date with the frying pan!
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    I cut and freeze my extra tomatoes, too. I loooooove stewed tomatoes with onion, bread, and a little sugar.
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    I had a couple of broken-off potato plants in the garden, so I dug them up yesterday. I got a small handful of taters, so I boiled them for my breakfast--magnificent! I'm impatiently waiting for the taters to be really ready; I promised to make my mom's potato recipe for the woman I'm dating (yes, Mr "I'm Cured of Women" had a relapse )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder;3479271;
    I promised to make my mom's potato recipe for the woman I'm dating (yes, Mr "I'm Cured of Women" had a relapse )
    You can't just drop a bomb like that and wander off mister. Take it to the KK thread and give us details.

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    Wouldn't Mom's potato salad belong in the recipe thread, not Koffee Klatch?
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    Re: Gardening

    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder;3479346;
    Wouldn't Mom's potato salad belong in the recipe thread, not Koffee Klatch?
    Sheesh, now I want to see the potato salad recipe in the recipe thread TOO!!!!

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    Forget it. That recipe is never going to be posted.
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    Re: Gardening

    Okay tomato growing experts, I need some advice! I planted my first ever tomatoes about a week ago. I got what I thought was a Roma plant but it's not: it turns out they're Bull's Heart, which is a Russian heirloom (they were in the wrong bin at the nursery and genius here didn't see the little tag ). They're supposed to be great, so that's not a problem. The problem is that just today, the leaves have curled in a bit on themselves, lengthwise. What is that about? Too much water? Too little? Too cold? It has been a bit chilly the past few days. I don't think it's too little water, since the soil feels moist.

    This is my first attempt at tomatoes and I really don't want it to be a total bust. Should I be fertilizing them regularly? With what? I can make pretty much everything else grow, but I'm worried about the tomatoes. Help!

    On the other hand, the mint I planted is growing like gangbusters! Any time you want to feel like an expert gardener, all you have to do is plant mint or zucchini!
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