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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. Aug 18, 2017
    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    I'm getting ready to plant peas again. We have 2 weeks until autumn. Summer runs July 5 through Labor Day here in normal years.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2017
    milkmansdaughter

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    My okra, egg plants, and peppers did well. We wrote the rest off. The chickens have a huge pile in their run now to scratch through. I'm hoping to start planting tomorrow for a fall garden. There's always hope for the next plants...
     
  3. Aug 20, 2017
    Hinotori

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    Cleaned out the planters and planted more peas. Seems it's the only way to not have the deer eat them.

    The old raised beds are grass filled. Trimmed one down today and laid down newspaper and the soil and straw from the wheelbarrow I had the potatoes in. I'll haul some chicken litter out to it later and cover with the old clumpy straw. Come spring it should be good to just scoop a hole and plant.


    Trimmed down grass in the ongoing effort to reclaim land for pasture or whatever we want. Some of that grass is really tough like wire and wraps around the trimmer. And then some of it IS wire. Hubby pulled two 8 foot or so sections of barbed wire out of the grass.

    Then he dug out what I thought was another cinderblock. Turned out it was the cement someone poured around a (long rotted) fence post. That's the second one we've found. Since he had hauled the rock remover tool out there, he went ahead and lifted the boulder I want removed. It's not quite as big as I feared. That rock removal tool works pretty well. It was grandpa's. Steel 1+ inch thick by 8 foot. Flat wedge on one end, pointed on the other. Octagonal around instead of smooth so you can get a good grip. It is heavy, but makes quick work of prying rocks from even our summer hard ground.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Sounds like really hard work! But, worth it if you're making progress for sure!
     
  5. Aug 20, 2017
    samssimonsays

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    I cussed. That is all.

    This year's garden failed worse than I expected it to.... Something got all my pea plants the other day. My one and only bean plant that sprouted molded. And something took out all my sunflowers and corn. So now, every time i look at my garden i will just cry. My squash, cucumbers, pumpkins and stuff are still surviving but everything, dirt included, has molded from all The rain.
     
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  6. Aug 20, 2017
    NH Homesteader

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    First year gardens are often a bust so don't feel bad!

    I have been picking beans like crazy. Pretty much the only thing that's grown well. I'll be planting carrots and kale soon.

    Next year will be better!
     
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  7. Aug 20, 2017
    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Almost Self-Reliant

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    I hope so!
     
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  8. Aug 21, 2017
    CrealCritter

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    Picked a little bit
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    And picked supper
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  9. Aug 21, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Very nice! You got quite a haul!
     
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  10. Aug 21, 2017
    CrealCritter

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    had to use the truck again :) still a lot out there though.
     

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