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sonny #4087 04/15/2023 07:48 AM
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I know a lot about a lot of things BUT I still have a lot to learn.
Life is what you make of it. So, why not make a working machine to make it easier.
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Had to put a small fence around it this year.
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Our new dog is a digger... Half mini Ausie Half Maltese. She's VERY SMART and acts just like a child.
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Gardens in And cardboard between the rows. Keeps the weeds down Helps hold moisture and lets us get through there without all the dirt sticking to our feet.
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ELDERBERRIES are coming along nicely too.
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Lookin good Jim! Not much going here,--- radishes and turnips just came up and a few peas up. Sweetcorn is growing but slow due to the 39* temps we have here now.


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Elderberries are starting to blossom already. Going to have to get the bird netting up soon.

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The ones at sis's are just starting to bud. We are several weeks behind you in this area!
A guy over on the next mile south of us has 5 acres of them in rows and I guess they process and sell the juice from them. They spend days on end picking!


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got my real ID ; so I can get past homelands check point at the air port.

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Need to get mine still but have a valid passport for now. Happy belated Birthday Tom.


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onions today. starting to bulb, need rain but none in sight for next 7 days so gonna have to start hauling from the river!
The small garden behind the shed has parsnips, carrots, beets, turnips, dill, and 1 row of potatoes in it. We did get them sorta weeded for now.

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onions starting to bulb pretty good now.


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looking good... just pulled the last of the radishes.


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the east coast of the USA needs rain bad

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Trying to haul wat er to the gardens.
Big Boy and the dump trailer tankers to start with. Big Boy is 1,200 gallons and the dump trailer tank is only 500 gallons but better than nuttin. The small garden was just cultivated and watered in this pic. tatoes,beets, carrots, parsnips, turnips, and dill in this one.

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some of the stuff looks decent. cabbage wilts in the daytime but comes back at night. No rain here since forever! AND none in sight! Cracks in the ground are way bigger than normally in August!


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I have onion envy. What do you use for fertilizer? Do you need to add lime where you are?

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no lime here. I was told to keep lime out of the gardens,--have no idea why anybody thinks that but I never use it anyway. Fertilizer is horse poo spread on thick and plowed under deep. I stockpile it during the summer and spread it after garden harvest.
I subsoil 36" deep and fall plow 18" deep, or close to it, and till in the spring.
Triple 10 or 12 is good but got too high to use so I quit on it.
Normally a high percentage of the onions will weigh 1 to 2 pounds each. This year not going to get close to that. I cant carry enough water to keep everything going.


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Started the onion harvest. These are some of the short day varieties.

got short, medium, and long day varieties. 21 in all. some will not be ready til last day of July.

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Have some onions this year that weigh 3 pounds. Guess all the water hauling paid off this year.

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God bless thats a monster onion Sonny

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a ton of 2.5 pound ones this year out there to harvest yet. I dumped several thousand gallons of water on them during May and June growing season. Planted them the 25'th of March.


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some of the cabbage rows

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so I have a zuchinni in a pot that turned yellow leaves,it flowered..but no zukes at all yet..usually always have at least one..too much water Sonny?

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This year I had all my summer squash plants along with other plants turn yellow and die! Not sure but I would say heat and humid conditions are to blame.


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we actually did ok with squash & cukes this year. tomato's are about done. elderberries were a bust. plants grew great but I didn't get any berries other than a few scattered ones. I don't think they pollinated or some thing. Had netting over them so I don't think it was birds. The ones that grow wild in the ditch got mowed down. Bummer they were loaded. that's what I get for procrastinating.


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Originally Posted by sonny
plants turn yellow and die

Yeah I have to say I water every morning so no lack of water for the plants,the heat has been strong,I think you are spot on with that about the yellowing

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The heat and humidity causes wilt in plants. Melon plants here died and melons burned white on top. Tomatoes in the open did too. Been a nasty year to grow stuff but we still getting a small amount. Took load # 5 to the food bank, 2,460 pounds of sweetcorn on this load.


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OUR garden is done.... Kathy is searching for some broccoli and cauliflower to plant.


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In the major harvest of things here now, cabbage, tomatoes, eggplant, beets, carrots, and still have a 40' row of potatoes to dig. Weeds have taken over most of the garden this year due to late rains. Sweet potatoes still too early to tell if they are going to make anything or not. Sweetcorn long gone as is the onions. Still have onions in the basement in temp storage til we can freeze dry them.


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we need rain bad here..great for working outside right now,no mud.. but everything is turning to dust

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fairly dry here now too,--great for tomatoes!


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sweet potato came out at 12.5 pound.

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neighbor got this buck on our farm. gave us part of the meat from it. 230 pound field dressed weight so over 300 pounds live weight.

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The jungle cactus is blooming again. total of 8 big flowers on it this time.

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now THATS a friggen sweet tater if I've ever seen one Sonny

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