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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. May 19, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    The saga of the pumpkin seeds! Hope to hear that they arrive safely!
     
  2. May 19, 2017
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Almost Self-Reliant

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    I thoughts the Blue were only bush variety. Who knew? :\

    Kentucky Wonder were planted with the corn, back in the day. Then melons below......3 sisters. Lot of ground use.
     
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  3. May 19, 2017
    sumi

    sumi Super Self-Sufficient Administrator

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    :lol: I'll keep you all posted! Our addresses are delightful. Mine is currently a street name and a village name and a county name. No number or codes, nothing. Previous address was an area and the nearest town's name! Everyone in the area had the same address. Heavens, I admire the postmen finding everyone and managing to get their mail to the correct house 99.9% of the time.
     
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  4. May 19, 2017
    Britesea

    Britesea Super Self-Sufficient

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    In Carmel-By-The-Sea in California, they don't have street numbers; the houses have names instead
     
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  5. May 20, 2017
    Beekissed

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    Didn't do much in my garden today but did a few things in my son's little BTE. We turned his small front yard in town into a BTE and this will be his second year with the chips on. He's already needing more chips to cover some thin areas.

    Planted some onions there and also planted some sunflowers, with the intention of having a little sunflower "house" for the girls to go in. We'll put some pavers down in there if they grow well, so they can sit down in there without getting in the chips. Those things are not comfy seating.

    Also ground sharp edges off the 1x1 woven wire fencing we used over the arbor so no little soft arms and legs would get a scratch from it.

    Soon there will be green beans and cukes growing all over that arbor, so they can stand right under it and pick them.

    Need to paint the gate a sweet color to add some visual interest to it all and add a spring to the gate, but for now it's as done as I can get it.
     
  6. May 20, 2017
    sumi

    sumi Super Self-Sufficient Administrator

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    I'd love to see this garden when everything's growing and done, @Beekissed. It sounds lovely!
     
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  7. May 20, 2017
    Beekissed

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    Will do! Right now we are just waiting for the rain to bring the seeds up and then we'll start to see things fill in there and get lush. They have better soil structure under their garden than I do....really sandy under there, too sandy really, so this BTE should help with that tremendously, but at least it's not hard pan clay, so it does melons really well! They were overrun with melons last season from just five plants...they harvested 15 really large moon and stars pumpkins from this tiny patch!

    Please ignore the weed growth around it....my son is a pretty poor lawn keeper. :oops:



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  8. May 20, 2017
    lcertuche

    lcertuche Almost Self-Reliant

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    What a little beauty. My grandgirls love being country girls whenever their parents let them that is! Everyone loves going to Grandma's house to pet chickens, collect eggs, eat honeysuckle, and run wild.
     
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  9. May 20, 2017
    tortoise

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    48 degree and raining all day. I ordered more perennial flower seeds and seed starting trays. I had been planning to direct-sow, but now I'm thinking I'd better grow up seedlings where I can monitor them more closely and transplant later.
     
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  10. May 21, 2017
    lcertuche

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    So many people are still having frost and snow! That might be a good idea. Here we are already using the a.c. in the evening.
     

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