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What did you do in the garden today?

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by Beekissed, May 9, 2017.

  1. Jul 16, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    Squirrel and radish stew coming up? :)
     
  2. Jul 16, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    Forgot to mention squashes and melons are spaced in rows 4' apart. Like tomatoes.

    In a good year even spacing rows this far apart it gets very crowed and difficult to walk between the rows. This year is not a good garden year. Way to much rain.
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    Lazy Gardener

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    If your posted pic depicts a bad garden year, I hope you wear a beeper or carry a machete when you go to the garden in a good year... Otherwise, you might get lost among the vegetation and never find your way home again.
     
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  4. Jul 18, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    I think we live in Florida. Every flipping day it rains. One of the worst garden years I can remember.

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    Britesea

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    Picked our first tomato and first yellow squash this evening, YAY!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Woo hoo! Yours are just starting and mine have just about burned up...sigh. Still getting okra and the red rippers are about to start.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

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    Went out to feed chickens and just peek into the garden. 2 1/2 hours later, I finally came in for breakfast. Did some much needed weeding in the asparagus bed. The tiny little plants are slowly sending up fronds, most of them thinner than a strand of spaghetti. So, pulling weeds around them w/o pulling the fronds is a tedious undertaking. Today, I did not destroy a single frond. Though in past weeding sessions, I have pulled those tiny things.

    First zucchini/yellow squash blossom (male) has bloomed. Beans are blooming.

    Oh, what a glorious time of the year!
     

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