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Sep 1, 2014 11:58 AM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
Ice water? Sheesh... I've been wearing my coat to the farmer's market. The garden year is winding down for me. Frost hard enough to kill the okra and squash is expected within 1 to 2 weeks. I'm still refusing to turn on the heater in the house. Been running it in the jeep.

Wintersowing? Hmmm. I'm still waiting to see if I'll get any garlic seeds.

Slow year for tomatoes here also. This year will go down in my gardening memories as The Year of the Grape. I picked lots of Interlaken grapes for 3 weeks already, and there are more to be picked. And next week I start harvesting the Himrod grapes. Both are green seedless. I love it that I have fields at different elevations. It spreads the harvest out because the lower fields are warmer and ripen fruit quicker. The Concord grapes are coming right along. I planted 3 new varieties of grape vine this year... I think I'll expand the vineyard even more. Around here grapes are a very low maintenance crop that is easy to grow without -cides. I have one grape vine that is huge, but it hardly produces any grapes. I suppose that I should chop it out and start over, or graft other varieties onto it.

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