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10-14-2014 09:23 AM
Pawsed I told a friend that next year I'm just going to grow dog food for us all! They get meat in addition to the veggies, though, and we rarely eat that. Not vegetarians, just not very interested in meat. As far as we are concerned, it's hard to beat fresh produce.
10-14-2014 08:44 AM
Girl_Loves_Hydraulics
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Yes, we do. Our dogs get quite a few things from the garden in their diet, including broccoli, cabbage, yellow or butternut squash. Our 5 year old GSD tends to get pudgy, so we have to strictly limit his intake. So we give him a cup of green beans with each meal so he can at least fill his belly.

The dogs also pick their own raspberries and apples. I haven't been successful growing melons, but the older dog loves watermelon, too.
Thank you for sharing...I love green beans myself, so will maybe grow a much larger crop next year to add to the girl's diet
10-13-2014 03:28 PM
Pawsed Yes, we do. Our dogs get quite a few things from the garden in their diet, including broccoli, cabbage, yellow or butternut squash. Our 5 year old GSD tends to get pudgy, so we have to strictly limit his intake. So we give him a cup of green beans with each meal so he can at least fill his belly.

The dogs also pick their own raspberries and apples. I haven't been successful growing melons, but the older dog loves watermelon, too.
10-13-2014 02:37 PM
Girl_Loves_Hydraulics
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Zone 6 here, too. I'm surprised that my garden is still hanging on. Some things are gone, but yesterday I gathered another dozen butternuts, a large bowl of green beans, a bushel of peppers (Poblanos and Big Jims) and a bowl of green tomatoes.

I also picked more raspberries and made raspberry cobbler for dessert last night. I think that may be the last of those, but I've thought that the last 3 times I've picked them. At this point they look pretty well depleted, so I may be right this time.

I've dug half the sweet potatoes and it looks like it's time to harvest the rest. I planted Beauregards and Georgia Jets, and the Beaus got burned with a cool spell several days ago. The Jets have held up better and are just now looking a little worn.

I picked a dozen fall cabbages already, and one broccoli. I'm not sure how the other fall plants will fare, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for those.

All in all, it's been an amazing run. The freezer is well stocked and garage shelves are loaded with filled jars. Butternuts are curing on the garage floor. I'm sure we will never get through all that we have put up.
Do you incorporate any of the sweet potatoes or melons into your dog's diet? Not a huge melon fan or sweet potato fan either, but wouldn't mind having some to just add a different dimension to feeding...
10-13-2014 08:45 AM
carmspack time to plant your garlic cloves !

took my last little branch from the peacock broccoli .

one tomato well worth it was the Peace vine and the Marzano .

sugar snap peas were productive beyond need .
Gold Marie - definitely -- best tasting bean .

chard still providing .
10-13-2014 08:25 AM
Pawsed Zone 6 here, too. I'm surprised that my garden is still hanging on. Some things are gone, but yesterday I gathered another dozen butternuts, a large bowl of green beans, a bushel of peppers (Poblanos and Big Jims) and a bowl of green tomatoes.

I also picked more raspberries and made raspberry cobbler for dessert last night. I think that may be the last of those, but I've thought that the last 3 times I've picked them. At this point they look pretty well depleted, so I may be right this time.

I've dug half the sweet potatoes and it looks like it's time to harvest the rest. I planted Beauregards and Georgia Jets, and the Beaus got burned with a cool spell several days ago. The Jets have held up better and are just now looking a little worn.

I picked a dozen fall cabbages already, and one broccoli. I'm not sure how the other fall plants will fare, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for those.

All in all, it's been an amazing run. The freezer is well stocked and garage shelves are loaded with filled jars. Butternuts are curing on the garage floor. I'm sure we will never get through all that we have put up.
10-12-2014 07:24 PM
Girl_Loves_Hydraulics
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Still hanging on here. No frost in sight yet. Tomatoes still setting fruit. Okra and Peppers have about had it and I am worried my brocolli wont flower but it is huge. All the winter veggies are growing.

Several Cantaloupes still on the vines. We harvested our first and was super sweet. I have a bunch of tomatoes. Waiting for everyone to get it done with so I can make some sauce. I keep putting the ripe ones in my freezer and will process them all at once.
Ya it got real cold here fast and within days most of my okants died within a couple days. Next year should be better. We are expanding out the yard so should have more room. I have a good size lot so we want to utilize it so the girls have more room. This way maybe they will stsy outta my beds lol. But going to assume no and doggy proof them much better next time around. Btw, what are the best veggies to grow for dogs also? Per USDA website in zone 6
10-12-2014 03:07 PM
jocoyn Still hanging on here. No frost in sight yet. Tomatoes still setting fruit. Okra and Peppers have about had it and I am worried my brocolli wont flower but it is huge. All the winter veggies are growing.

Several Cantaloupes still on the vines. We harvested our first and was super sweet. I have a bunch of tomatoes. Waiting for everyone to get it done with so I can make some sauce. I keep putting the ripe ones in my freezer and will process them all at once.
10-12-2014 12:35 PM
Girl_Loves_Hydraulics Well everything is pretty dead now so moving to indoor. Hot pepper is still giving peppers, but definitely needs a bigger pot now. Strawberries recovered nicely from the land shark attack. Even got a couple more flowers that came outta nowhere. Just planted my bonnie reds, so hopefully I'll be sharing success about growing them indoors.
09-23-2014 10:13 AM
Girl_Loves_Hydraulics Very happy today....saw the weather and its looking like 70s this week! Maybe my maters will finally get red lol
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