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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by notthatamanda on Today at 04:49:23 AM »
Got the printer working. User error. RTFM. Though it would help if they put all the instructions in each language together.

Anyway - 571 words today. I had more to type in but a Romeo & Juliet assignment led to hysterics and I had to try to be a psychotherapist.  Back on it tomorrow.
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I couldn't find green beans so I got purple and yellow. Which means they are Laker beans. Not sure my husband will eat them mixed together.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Vijaya on Today at 04:16:29 AM »
We're having critter troubles too--ants have eaten all of our cowpeas. They left the black beans alone though, so there's that.
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Good news at last.

The gardener I contacted early last month finally came to view the wilderness today. (The grass is now so high there could be a previously undiscovered tribe of pygmies living within it).

He's promised to get back to me with a price for cutting it all down, clearing it away, and renovating the borders. Here's hoping.
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Wow, that's so cool. I've heard that they taste like a banana custard. I know someone who grew them in Connecticut. They aren't shelf stable enough to grow commercially and sell.

They are sold here in the supermarkets. You can pick them when they are only slightly ripe and still quite firm and they will ripen in a few days in the kitchen - even quicker if you put them next to bananas that give off a gas that ripens fruit.  grint
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Wow, that's so cool. I've heard that they taste like a banana custard. I know someone who grew them in Connecticut. They aren't shelf stable enough to grow commercially and sell.
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I tried starting two pawpaw trees here, but it didn't work. We don't have monkeys to worry about just not enough sun in my yard for pawpaws. I've never tried one.  Is it really yummy? Wow, monkeys. I guess I shouldn't complain about the deer, groundhogs and rabbits. But I'm going to complain about the deer anyway, I've seen a deer chewing on my roses once.

According to Google A pawpaw's flavor is sunny, electric, and downright tropical: a riot of mango-banana-citrus that's incongruous with its temperate, deciduous forest origins. They also have a subtle kick of a yeasty, floral aftertaste a bit like unfiltered wheat beer.
I just eat it with a dash of lemon sprinkled over it, mixed with oranges, or in a smoothie.
My paw paws have come up on their own. I have one growing in the compost heap and one outside my bedroom window. Also have two smaller ones. When they get too high you cut them down and put a tin on the cut trunk to stop rain getting in and the tree will sprout another branch and continue to fruit. Grin
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I tried starting two pawpaw trees here, but it didn't work. We don't have monkeys to worry about just not enough sun in my yard for pawpaws. I've never tried one.  Is it really yummy? Wow, monkeys. I guess I shouldn't complain about the deer, groundhogs and rabbits. But I'm going to complain about the deer anyway, I've seen a deer chewing on my roses once.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on Today at 01:21:10 AM »
That's a shame.

It's why I get to feeling bitter when the deer eat the only flower a bulb will produce in a season. If they come along and chomp on the phlox, the plant will regrow its flowers.
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I had set aside today as the day to pick the paw paw (papaya) that was just beginning to ripen. Went into my garden to see a monkey sitting on the roof enjoying the paw paw  :evil2: :evil2:. Waited many weeks for that to get ripe enough to pick  :evil2: .
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