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Gardens #808
07/06/2019 04:41 PM
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Arrowsmith, Il. USA
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Anybody have gardens? ---- Been a rough year here, just wonder how things are in other parts of the country! Thanks; sonny


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Re: Gardens [Re: sonny] #809
07/07/2019 08:23 AM
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Have a small one don't know what it looks like right now. been on a cruise with the family all last week


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Re: Gardens [Re: sonny] #821
07/10/2019 11:42 PM
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getting bunches of green beans, some cukes, tomatoes are starting to ripen. summer squash and zucchini aren't doing any thing. Lots of blossoms but no results. not getting pollinated I guess. Peppers are doing well too.


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Re: Gardens [Re: sonny] #822
07/11/2019 10:23 AM
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We picked first green beans and put 12 quart bags in freezer for winter use. Jap beetles here have wiped out the apple trees, grapes, and now on the sweet potatoes. Not sure if I can save the plants or not. The regular potatoes are getting good sized and might make it. some of the short day onions are ready to pull and long day have a long way to go yet. Sweet corn is trying to tassel and put on ears, gotta spray often to keep bugs off so will see if we get corn or not this year.
We were hampered by the wet weather early, so planting was 6 weeks late this year.
NOW it wont rain so I been hauling water from the neighbor's tanker to the garden trying to keep some of the plants alive. The tomatoes are setting green ones on them, so be a long while before they are ripe.

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Re: Gardens [Re: sonny] #825
07/12/2019 01:52 PM
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Deer have gotten the tops of my peas, beans, and squash. Have a couple of squash blossoms, so may still get some? Got beans, no idea why they didn't eat all the way down to them like a woodchuck will, just the top leaves. Got one good picking of peas before they were starting to get munched, just a few odd ones now here and there. Good year for blueberries. It would have been a good year for mulberries if we had gotten to them, now we just have fat happy robins. Have a bunch of apples weighting the trees down, the deer will probably get most of those, too. A few peaches. Onions and garlic look good so far. May actually get potatoes this year. Some wild raspberries (smaller than domestic), a few black currants.

Re: Gardens [Re: sonny] #854
08/09/2019 08:55 PM
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A couple pix. of first sweet corn and bell pepper

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Last edited by sonny; 08/09/2019 08:59 PM.

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Re: Gardens [Re: sonny] #855
08/09/2019 09:10 PM
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couple more,-- early spuds and sweet onions

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Re: Gardens [Re: sonny] #856
08/10/2019 07:45 AM
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I managed to pick enough elderberries to make a pie. birds cleaned off my bush before the berries even got ripe. Picked these on the side of the road.
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Re: Gardens [Re: sonny] #859
08/14/2019 08:11 PM
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Looks good Jim!--- Sis has a patch of elderberries growing wild in the back corner of her property and they are just starting to get green berries on the heads. --- everything is much later this year due to our wild year.
Our next planting of sweet corn is ready, --- have 3 more plantings to go and so far it's been good.
Cabbage is about ready so we will freeze some of it for later use. Bell peppers look decent so far, we let them mature before we harvest them.
The tomatoes are not so great this year, didn't get seeds started early like we usually do and not sure what variety these are but seam quite small. They will make juice but takes a long time to pick a bucketful .


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