Mid Atlantic Gardens - Yours, Ours and Theirs forum: Share a Sample of Your Edibles ~ Veggie, Fruit & Herb Gardens in 2011 #6

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ImageDaylilyDiva219
Oct 13, 2011 8:45 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
The harvest continues, along with discussions about how to extend the season!

We came from here: http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/62830/

Photo courtesy of stormyla
Thumb of 2011-09-06/stormyla/513d70
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
AlohaHoya
Oct 13, 2011 12:03 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Hmmmmm

When we were sailing (and it was NOT cool) I stored veggies for long passages where we would be out of range of any food. So, in the coolest and most ventillated area of the boat, I stored carrots and cabbages...not touching eachother (separated by newspaper...air movement a must. There was a soaking first in water to which clorox as added, and then the veggies dried in the sun...then stored. I will try to find the % of clorox I soaked them in.... I do remember that every couple of days I would rotate the carrots just a bit so no fungus formed.....
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagestormyla
Oct 13, 2011 12:45 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
What part of the boat did you keep them on Carol?

Bit, I would think that maybe you could find an old cabinet on Free Cycle, Craigs List or at a garage sale or flea market that might fit under your crawl space and provide some protection from the cold. If not you could always build one.

I know that at DSO's mountain house if someone leaves the wooden shutter open in the opening to the crawl space, the pipes freeze, but if it's closed they don't and it is pretty darned cold up there, at least two zones colder than here.
Imagesallyg
Oct 13, 2011 2:25 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Maybe a foam or plastic 'cooler' would moderate a garage or crawl space enough to prevent freezes on the cold nights which go above freezing during the day- like much of our winter. I don't know about the 'sealed ' aspect of the cooler though.

Carol, that sure beats the wormy bread we heard about in th very old sailing days
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Oct 13, 2011 3:17 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
OK cooking lovers, who wants to come over here and help me create a recipe?

http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/60666/
AlohaHoya
Oct 13, 2011 7:26 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
When we were underway, the cabin in the bow which is where we slept was turned into a workshop by taking the mattress of the counters (amazing how often 'things' need to be fixed... Whistling ). There was a hatch just above it which we could crack if it was calm...it was coolest up there and I kept the veggies in there, in the shade. Worked well....
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagestormyla
Oct 13, 2011 8:01 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I never like sleeping under the bow. It always makes me feel claustraphobic., but I can see where that might have been the coolest in the warm weather. It is probably pretty cool down by the bildge too, but that would take some doing to keep it clean.
AlohaHoya
Oct 14, 2011 11:09 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
We had a king+ mattress...and a skylight/hatch above....it was lovely!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Oct 14, 2011 12:02 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Carol,
Wow, that sounds like quite the comfy sleeping quarters! Thumbs up That skylight must have been wonderful on clear nights at sea! Lovey dubby
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imagestormyla
Oct 14, 2011 12:38 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That's a pretty darned big bow!
Imagestormyla
Oct 14, 2011 9:46 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Has anyone ever eaten the beans on their Hyacinth Bean plants?
AlohaHoya
Oct 15, 2011 12:08 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Never eaten them...tho' they grow here...

HAHAHA...the forepeak mattress was 2' wide at the foot and wider than a king mattress at the top...mattress was in sections. Only a 43' boat but, OH Man, I loved sleeping on her!!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagestormyla
Oct 15, 2011 2:02 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Carol, Do they grow wild there or do people cultivate them?

Hilarious! I'll continue the boat chat over on the other thread we were chatting on.
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Oct 15, 2011 10:23 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Stormy, I think I'd leave them alone:

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/poison/Dolicla.h...
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
AlohaHoya
Oct 15, 2011 11:31 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Stormy....the grow wild...too many things naturalize here...just about anything grows too well!
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagestormyla
Oct 15, 2011 12:59 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Wow, Thanks Barb! I remember Gita once saying they were good for eating I hope that she doesn't eat any. Blinking

Well yesterday between rains I planted the 4 celery bases that I had been saving to plant. I made soup with them on Tuesday and had kept the bases sitting in a bowl of water. When I took them out of the water, two had already started sending up new leaves and an inspection of the bottom showed small roots already forming. I'm hoping they survive the transition to the soil.

I cooked with them at night when it was already dark and then it rained each time I thought about planting them, or I would have done it right away.
AlohaHoya
Oct 15, 2011 1:25 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Wow...never heard of doing that. Gotta try it. Thanks, Stormy Hurray!
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagestormyla
Oct 15, 2011 1:43 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes Carol, I forgot all together about doing it with the scallions. I figure that if I get 4 more going, I might always have enough celery on hand. I don't know how many times they will regrow or how much cold they can tolerate.
Imagesallyg
Oct 16, 2011 1:30 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
My store bought garlic cloves have sprouted!!
i sowed radish seed today. I found scallion seed and should do it also. It may not even be any good as I have read onion seed doesn't store well.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagebitbit
Oct 16, 2011 2:02 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Oops, I somehow lost track of this thread when we moved over... Sorry for my absence.

I could probably fix up the crawlspace somehow to store roots. My pipes don't freeze, so maybe it isn't as cold in there as I thought. It's also not the most convenient for access - they really mean it when they say you have to crawl, sometimes even hands and knees makes me too tall.

Stormy, I finally got to the store and bought some celery. I'll make some soup tonight, then plant the base of it. I think it's supposed to be fairly hardy, so I think I'll put it under my low tunnel and see if it survives the winter. I also bought garlic and planted it in all my fruit/flower beds. I've grown it in containers the last couple years, and yields haven't been as good as I'd hoped, so I think maybe it needs to be in the ground.

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