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How old do they look here? I'm gonna go compleatly bonkers!
I would say between one to two weeks. We got some with still yellow fuzz in them that where about 1.5 old....

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Hey ladies, I have a quick question for you. I just started gardening this year, but I REALLY want to do some canning. There is an advertisement in my area for 100 pounds of frozen tomatoes for $30. Can I use frozen tomatoes for canning spaghetti sauce?
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Denelle, Yes! I actually blanch, peel and freeze mine so they can wit till I can get to them.

Thanks guys, I remember now. 6 weeks is it. I asked because I wanted girls big enough for the coop and they were really big for their age. I can't believe I couldn't remember!

So, those are 5 months and 1 week. The rock is over 6 I know. They were 2 months.
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Denelle, Yes! I actually blanch, peel and freeze mine so they can wit till I can get to them.

Thanks guys, I remember now. 6 weeks is it. I asked because I wanted girls big enough for the coop and they were really big for their age. I can't believe I couldn't remember!

So, those are 5 months and 1 week. The rock is over 6 I know. They were 2 months.
Awesome. Thanks!

I suppose I should introduce myself I'm Denelle, and I'm just learning how to garden this year. We have a 5 year plan of getting back on track financially and to buy a little piece of land we can move our (mobile) home to start out own little homestead. Right now I am just container and raised bed gardening in our backyard
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:04 PM   #156
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Hey Denelle! You absolutely can, I'm freezing all mine right now as well. With school just starting I'm too busy, I'll can my tomato paste later. My grandma says when you freeze them you don't need to peel. The peel slips as if you've blanched. Now I haven't tried it yet so don't hurt me if it doesn't work but she says it does.

Becky's diapers are awesome, still using her Ai2's on wyatt even though I don't cd as often as I should. Hers are always my faves. I'm not shocked she's always swamped with orders.

Becky it's so hard not to look but maybe you're making them nervous always being out there? Do you have any window you could peek thru without actually opening the coop?

I have so much to do today, I probably won't get out to the garden much. Not a whole lot to do anymore, anyhow. My water bill is astronomical. I had to make the very hard choice to take out a lot of the summer crops that were past their biggest harvest. I'm already getting behind paying on it and it's going to get worse if we keep using water at this rate. Gosh I hate California sometimes.

Got four perfect brown eggs today from our two RIR's and two black sexlinks and OMIGOSH I'm so excited! Tilly is sitting in a nest box RIGHT NOW. She's one of our easter eggers. It will just make my rotten week if she lays a blue/green egg today! She is normally very skittish and shy but last night she was so mellow and lazy. Let Connor and I pet her for a 1/2 hour. SO unlike her.

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Re: August *Garden Chat thread*

hey quick question for all of you, i want to plant garlic this fall. i've never planted it before (so exciting!) and i'm a little overwhelmed by the options. any suggestions? hard neck vs. softneck? things to look for? any recommendations on where to buy some cloves for planting? i know i could just use the grocery store garlic, but i'd like a little better idea of what i'm getting and whether it will work in my climate (chicago). i've checked home depot, walmart, even the local garden store, but none of them have it, so i'll probably order online. i would love to hear some suggestions and tips on when is best to plant!
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Hey Denelle! You absolutely can, I'm freezing all mine right now as well. With school just starting I'm too busy, I'll can my tomato paste later. My grandma says when you freeze them you don't need to peel. The peel slips as if you've blanched. Now I haven't tried it yet so don't hurt me if it doesn't work but she says it does.

Becky's diapers are awesome, still using her Ai2's on wyatt even though I don't cd as often as I should. Hers are always my faves. I'm not shocked she's always swamped with orders.

Becky it's so hard not to look but maybe you're making them nervous always being out there? Do you have any window you could peek thru without actually opening the coop?

I have so much to do today, I probably won't get out to the garden much. Not a whole lot to do anymore, anyhow. My water bill is astronomical. I had to make the very hard choice to take out a lot of the summer crops that were past their biggest harvest. I'm already getting behind paying on it and it's going to get worse if we keep using water at this rate. Gosh I hate California sometimes.

Got four perfect brown eggs today from our two RIR's and two black sexlinks and OMIGOSH I'm so excited! Tilly is sitting in a nest box RIGHT NOW. She's one of our easter eggers. It will just make my rotten week if she lays a blue/green egg today! She is normally very skittish and shy but last night she was so mellow and lazy. Let Connor and I pet her for a 1/2 hour. SO unlike her.

You are too sweet....

They have a little coop house thing, but they also have a long run that they play in all day....Kinda like a dog house in a dog run if that makes sense They have free range over all this area, and then at night when they go up in the house to sleep, we lock them in to keep the critters out...

So I"m really only have to go out and just look thru the chicken wire and watch them play.......Today thou there are lots of "nests" made in the straw mess
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Awesome. Thanks!

I suppose I should introduce myself I'm Denelle, and I'm just learning how to garden this year. We have a 5 year plan of getting back on track financially and to buy a little piece of land we can move our (mobile) home to start out own little homestead. Right now I am just container and raised bed gardening in our backyard
Glad to have you! Sounds like a great start. Now you can start learning all the tricks and get it all down pat the way you like.
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Hey Denelle! You absolutely can, I'm freezing all mine right now as well. With school just starting I'm too busy, I'll can my tomato paste later. My grandma says when you freeze them you don't need to peel. The peel slips as if you've blanched. Now I haven't tried it yet so don't hurt me if it doesn't work but she says it does.
Gonna try it I think!
Becky's diapers are awesome, still using her Ai2's on wyatt even though I don't cd as often as I should. Hers are always my faves. I'm not shocked she's always swamped with orders.

Becky it's so hard not to look but maybe you're making them nervous always being out there? Do you have any window you could peek thru without actually opening the coop?

I have so much to do today, I probably won't get out to the garden much. Not a whole lot to do anymore, anyhow. My water bill is astronomical. I had to make the very hard choice to take out a lot of the summer crops that were past their biggest harvest. I'm already getting behind paying on it and it's going to get worse if we keep using water at this rate. Gosh I hate California sometimes.
Aw.
Got four perfect brown eggs today from our two RIR's and two black sexlinks and OMIGOSH I'm so excited! Tilly is sitting in a nest box RIGHT NOW. She's one of our easter eggers. It will just make my rotten week if she lays a blue/green egg today! She is normally very skittish and shy but last night she was so mellow and lazy. Let Connor and I pet her for a 1/2 hour. SO unlike her.
Yay!!! Boy that would top the week!
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hey quick question for all of you, i want to plant garlic this fall. i've never planted it before (so exciting!) and i'm a little overwhelmed by the options. any suggestions? hard neck vs. softneck? things to look for? any recommendations on where to buy some cloves for planting? i know i could just use the grocery store garlic, but i'd like a little better idea of what i'm getting and whether it will work in my climate (chicago). i've checked home depot, walmart, even the local garden store, but none of them have it, so i'll probably order online. i would love to hear some suggestions and tips on when is best to plant!
Our Menonite (sp?) farm/garden store sells it. With your climate, I'd deff go with hardneck. I just planted some. A bit soon, but it was worth a shot. The thing with planting store bought is it's sometimes been treated with a chem to prevent sprouting. Mine all sprouted and is doing awsome. It was hardneck, but soft would prob done better here. Hard may do good though? If you could find organis hardneck, that may work. You sometimes can't tell when purchaseing though. Mine was packages and i couldn't tell. I REALLY couldn't afford what they were asking at the garden store though. One tip, practice crop rotation. It's prone to disease that can overwinter for years.
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