Jenny Wright wrote:We are in the PNW and it's very hard to grow a sweet melon that actually ripens because often our summers aren't hot enough. But we have had success with Sakata Sweet. It is about the size of a large lemon cucumber and it tastes like a cucumber if you pick it too soon. But when they are ripe, they taste like a honeydew melon. They will actually be ripe and sweet by August even when we have a cool summer with many days in the 60s.
Jerry Brown wrote:Hi, Y'all...
I made a solar dehydrator a couple of years ago, not nearly as well-performing as Debbie's, but instead of using expensive stainless steel screening for the racks, I just used ordinary black plastic window screening. This turns out to be made from nylon -- in my book, a pretty harmless material. And since the hardware store just cuts it off the roll, it's much less expensive.
Jan White wrote:Larissa, do you have separate delicata plants for winter and summer squash production? Do you leave some to mature on each vine and pick the rest immature, as needed?
I wondered if delicata would be a good choice. Maybe I'll get some started.