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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. Jun 8, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Me too!!!
     
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    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    I tried to move my old wheelbarrow with the potatoes planted in it last night. Got halfway to where I was going and the wheel seized. Momentum meant the top which was already half broke and rusted tipped and broke off spilling out my lovely plants that were almost ready for the first hilling. I wanted to cry. I carefully got them and almost all the dirt back in. Had hubby help me move it and watered them. They look fine today even it not so neat.

    Amazingly even with them dumped upside down the only casualties were a couple leaves and one small stem.
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2017
    Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Sustainable Newbie

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    we planted our tomatoes and decided what other veggies we are going to plant this year...if we don't get it all planted soon- it wont have enough time to grow :th
     
  4. Jun 9, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

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    Whew! I've been surprised at how resilient the plants are... Goats have gotten to mine twice and they keep bouncing back! Yay Mother Nature!
     
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    tortoise

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    I weeded onions. I'm trying something different. I'm considering weeds as "green mulch". I haven't been pulling them. Okay, I pull anything that's big enough to compete. The rest I tear up like ripping grass and leave it in place for mulch. If I keep up with it, I expect my onions will be fine and weeds will make a sort of short groundcover around them.

    At our old house, we got some kind of native groundcover weed in the garden. It was lovely, we barely had to weed once it got started!
     
  6. Jun 10, 2017
    Hinotori

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    Planted my oregon grape into a large pot until I decide where to put it. It will grow anywhere here other than in the water.

    Planted 3 large pots with morning glory, moonflower, and cardinal vine. I'm thinking of putting them under the apples and letting them climb. I just got rid of the invasive bindweed, but I liked the looks of it. None of these three do well here in our soil.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2017
    FarmerJamie

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    Not my garden, but the nearby orchard farm
     

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  8. Jun 11, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

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    They look delish! :drool
     
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    Chic Rustler

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    Got the family out there pulling weeds this morning. Seems we dont have many weeds but grass is an issue. I guess i didnt get all the roots out when i tilled the plot.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2017
    sumi

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    Grass is very hard to get rid off, leave the tiniest root and they come back!
     

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