Pluggers by Rick McKee for March 27, 2024

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    yoey1957  4 months ago

    Thats the best way!

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    prongdtt  4 months ago

    When I go out to the garden, I carry restaurants salt packets in the coin pocket of my jeans.

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    Zykoic  4 months ago

    Love taking peas in the garden.

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    'IndyMan'  4 months ago

    If you are a ‘gardener’ (of foodstuffs), two things that can’t be beaten—-a fresh tomato off the vine and a fresh ear of corn ! ! ! ! Too bad morel mushrooms should be soaked over night in salt water to emiliorate any unwanted items or ‘little visitors’ ! ! !

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    Gandalf  4 months ago

    Especially the tomatoes!!!

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    Gent  4 months ago

    Eh nothing is beats eating freshest fresh foods.

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    juicebruce  4 months ago

    Will be at that stage of gardening in several more months ! Right now tis planning , preparation then planting . I do have several tomatoes growing indoors that have tomatoes on them :-)

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    david_42  4 months ago

    We have eight plum trees. Last year only plums from one made it into the house and then only because there were hundreds of them. IIRC, I also got a couple off of the Burbank. My wife likes plums.

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    Showfloor  4 months ago

    As a child picking blackberries about half made it in to the pail

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    PraiseofFolly  4 months ago

    At least dip the broccoli in boiling water for a few minutes. Those little green caterpillars are too well camouflaged to pick them all out by eye …

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    ctolson  4 months ago

    Had that problem with the strawberries and buffalo berries in our garden. Choke cherries off our tree weren’t an issue.

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    Just-me  4 months ago

    I do that! Especially with the tomatoes and sweet peppers.

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    Zen-of-Zinfandel  4 months ago

    Haven’t heard of garden-to-mouth before.

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    Best way to eat your home-grown produce.

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    nsaber  4 months ago

    Imagine whirled peas…

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    rhpii  4 months ago

    You are killin’ me. I haven’t even planted my garden. It was 19° this morning.

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    whelan_jj  4 months ago

    Not doing that much as a “plugger” but in my “pre-plugger” days my friends and I would sometimes raid neighbor’s gardens at night for carrots, corn, green beans, tomatoes. Somehow the excitement of the sneaking around made them taste better.

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    anomalous4  4 months ago

    No salt needed – a freshly picked, fully vine-ripe tomato has all the flavor you could ask for!

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    PDXCubbie  4 months ago

    Used to love doing that in our vegetable garden when I was little……great memories!

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    Caldonia  4 months ago

    But washing it first is advisable. But what do you expect from a guy like this?

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    Yep, a true plugger has hypertension AND carries salt in his shirt pocket.

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    g04922  4 months ago

    Early Summer sweet corn right on the cob is great too…

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    Back to Big Mike  4 months ago

    CHURCH! I love raiding the garden for a snack, for as long as it lasts. Green beans, snap peas, tomatoes…man, I’m a bit hungry right now…

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    vick53  4 months ago

    That is exactly what I would do when I was little! Take a salt shaker out to the garden and eat the tomatoes!!

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    byword84646  4 months ago

    I grew up in fertile ag land in Sacramento, CA. We all had huge gardens and grew our own fruits and veggies. I used to follow my Grandfather along the rows and eat the food right off the vines or out of the ground—so fresh, so delicious!!! My Mother and Grandmother would prep the fruits and veggies for freezing so we were able to eat fresh food all year round.

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    exness Premium Member 4 months ago

    Asparagus never makes it into the house.

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    a sage  4 months ago

    Shouldn’t you wash the produce first?

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    pamela welch Premium Member 4 months ago

    I live in farm country; cannot wait ’til all the local stands open in July! Mmmmm

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    Karptaz  4 months ago

    the only way to eat your veggies

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    lanainutahdesert  4 months ago

    Good one, James! Yup, we had a 1/4 acre garden behind our old three-story 19th century house in Gorham, Maine. I remember shucking corn, picking peas, & cutting up tomatoes to go with my mother’s freshly baked bread (circa, 1950s)

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    DebUSNRet Premium Member 4 months ago

    Miss those Jersey tomatoes!

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    mafastore  4 months ago

    We used to have a vegetable garden in our back yard. Problem was that the children’s mental health facility husband worked in would close for vacation for 2 weeks in August – those would be the 2 weeks everything we planted came in.

    His parents lived near by and his dad would stop and take our mail and check the mail while we were away so we told him to help himself to any vegetables which were ripe so they did not go to waste.

    Then his dad died and everything we planted would go bad while we were away, so he stopped planting same.

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