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post #211 of 346 Old 07-04-2019, 04:44 PM
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I like to slice Zucchini just under 1/4" thick, marinate in Italian dressing for about 20-30 minutes, then grill on medium high heat for approx. 4 minutes on each side. A grilling basket is a big help. 8-10 slices of that, and a nice grilled boneless pork chop, with a decent rub applied, and I'm in hog heaven...
I'm grilling zucchini tonight so I will try it with the dressing, normally I just mix a little olive oil and some season salt and sometimes throw a little BBQ rub on.
I need get my grill back in action. This sounds awesome.

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I realize there are a 1001 ways to grow things. This is my new favorite.

https://permaculturenews.org/2010/08...rden-resource/

Pictured is a new mound I did this year and a raised bed I did last year using hugelkultar methods on both.

The first pic was taken 6/2 the second 3 taken today. You can over plant a small space and still get huge yeilds

I haven't had to use those irrigation lines from my rain barrel this year obviously
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I realize there are a 1001 ways to grow things. This is my new favorite.

https://permaculturenews.org/2010/08...rden-resource/

Pictured is a new mound I did this year and a raised bed I did last year using hugelkultar methods on both.

The first pic was taken 6/2 the second 3 taken today. You can over plant a small space and still get huge yeilds

I haven't had to use those irrigation lines from my rain barrel this year obviously
Wow everything looks great! I have planted as few as 16 sweet corn seeds in a circle in the past about 12-15 inches apart and got great ears. Trying to determine how small of a planting you can have and still get good corn. Otherwise I do the rows.
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Thanks rando

I'm sitting here literally right now eating zucchini that I fried last night with Italian dressing and also some of this sauce and both of them are amazing.

You're right on with the Italian dressing DJ

The key to great Left over zucchini is a toaster oven 👌
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Glad you like it..!! I'm a little particular when it comes to my Italian dressing. I prefer the "Good Seasons" brand, where I can control the liquid product used to make it. I use extra virgin olive oil for a lower smoke point when grilling, although you still get smoke. And a couple different types of vinegar. One is Red Wine, the other Balsamic. The Balsamic gives the dressing a little bolder taste. They have like astarter kit they carry in groceries that has a cruet, and seasoning packets if you care to try it. I just buy the 4 pack seasoning packets, and I seem to go through quite a few of those, LOL... I love that stuff..!!

Although, I do grill most of mine in a grilling basket. I just marinate the slices in the dressing, in a, usually 1 gallon zip lock bag for 20-30 minutes, then grill approx. 3 minutes on each side, on medium/high heat. Just until you get those black stripes on them, from the grilling basket.

I do the same with snap peas, but if you don't have large ones like the Marvel Melting peas, the or they are too small, and will fall through the wires of the basket. I had bought a grilling wok for the smaller ones, but since growing the Marvel Melting peas, I now just use the grinning basket. You can adjust it to hold them in place. Doubt I get any this year, I have a doe Deer that loves most of that stuff too, and has eaten my peas off for the 5th time now. I dust everything with hydrated lime, but, late night rains (downpours) wash it off, and she's smart enough to know this.
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Thanks rando

I'm sitting here literally right now eating zucchini that I fried last night with Italian dressing and also some of this sauce and both of them are amazing.

You're right on with the Italian dressing DJ

The key to great Left over zucchini is a toaster oven 👌
That Don Pancho Cilantro Lime Crema sounds good, but where did you buy it? I can't find it anywhere near me or on the net.
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After testing my soil at the new house it was clear I had to do something since it was deficient in everything. I spread some triple 12 and then hauled manure from the cattle farm across the road. As a result of that I am dealing with an outbreak of spiny pigweed. I ended up spreading buckwheat over the entire garden which has helped somewhat to suppress the pigweed. I hate to be dealing with the pigweed but the soil was in such bad condition I had to do something.
Outside of that, the tomatoes have finally started turning. We have cucumbers coming out of our ears and way too many spaghetti squash. For some reason the zucchini is dying off early this year. Usually I can pick well into September before it dies off. The corn is growing good and it won't be long before I can pick some.
The plan is to build a chicken tractor and put the birds over the garden and let them take care of the pigweed issue. If not then they should at least work the ground over and fertilize it well.

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The plan is to build a chicken tractor and put the birds over the garden and let them take care of the pigweed issue. If not then they should at least work the ground over and fertilize it well.

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After testing my soil at the new house it was clear I had to do something since it was deficient in everything. I spread some triple 12 and then hauled manure from the cattle farm across the road. As a result of that I am dealing with an outbreak of spiny pigweed. I ended up spreading buckwheat over the entire garden which has helped somewhat to suppress the pigweed. I hate to be dealing with the pigweed but the soil was in such bad condition I had to do something.
Outside of that, the tomatoes have finally started turning. We have cucumbers coming out of our ears and way too many spaghetti squash. For some reason the zucchini is dying off early this year. Usually I can pick well into September before it dies off. The corn is growing good and it won't be long before I can pick some.
The plan is to build a chicken tractor and put the birds over the garden and let them take care of the pigweed issue. If not then they should at least work the ground over and fertilize it well.

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Are you going to plant some more zucchini? You're in zone 6 down there aren't you? I just planted some along with green beans and the late corn I planted last week and I'm north in IN in zone 5.
I've had that problem with the zucks dying off early. My problem has been usually a worm that gets in the stem and kills it off. Slice the stem open down the middle and you might be able to find it. Have to treat the soil with an organic insecticide like Diatomaceous Earth, Rotenone, Pyrethrin or that real granular stuff you can get that yards are treated with. I suppose the D. Earth is maybe the best since you can mix it the best in the soil.
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I am in zone 6 but I doubt I will replant. I eat very little zucchini and the wife doesn't seem to be eating it much this year so it seems like a waste. But I have no doubt that I could replant and pick plenty more. Honestly I wasn't expecting much this year but have been pleasantly surprised so far. The soil in this area is pretty bad. Apparently our field next to our house once had cattle in it so I might have been better off planting there. Of course now we have plans to fence it in and maybe put a highland or two on it so won't be able to put a garden in then. By next year I think between this years garden and the buckwheat I should be good for next year if I can get the pigweed under control.

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chrispbrown and Rando, If I lived closer to you guys I would give you all the zucchini you wanted, Last year my zucchini got wiped out before I could get any and it was because of the squash vine borer, they can wipe your plants out really quick, this year I used Diatomaceous Earth and it is really helping but after a rain you need to reapply it, Diatomaceous Earth is really good for all your plants especially vine crops.
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chrispbrown and Rando, If I lived closer to you guys I would give you all the zucchini you wanted, Last year my zucchini got wiped out before I could get any and it was because of the squash vine borer, they can wipe your plants out really quick, this year I used Diatomaceous Earth and it is really helping but after a rain you need to reapply it, Diatomaceous Earth is really good for all your plants especially vine crops.
That's nice of you but I would want some of that Italian dressing and some of that special sauce though.
Where did you get the D. Earth it seems kind of hard to find.
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That's nice of you but I would want some of that Italian dressing and some of that special sauce though.
Where did you get the D. Earth it seems kind of hard to find.
I can't find that sauce near me anywhere, The D & E i get at Norms it is a place between Turbotville and McEwensville on route 44 in PA, it's a 50 pound bag for $22 and it will last me probably 2 years or more.
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I can't find that sauce near me anywhere, The D & E i get at Norms it is a place between Turbotville and McEwensville on route 44 in PA, it's a 50 pound bag for $22 and it will last me probably 2 years or more.
Sounds like a good buy.
If I'm ever over there I think I'll get some.
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Just replanted corn today. Bought the 65 day variety. My wife had planted 80 day before but only 10-12 came up.
Right after replant I watered it. Really hoping for 3 rows of sweet corn. FYI in central IL.

Check out new watering setup https://youtu.be/86IpAd5flXU
How is that corn coming along? Growing pretty fast I bet. Mine is growing crazy fast!
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