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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

One of the worst things about being busy is that you forget about a lot of things.

And I've been REALLY busy! In the last two weeks, I've had to work every weekend, I've driven 3.5 hours to Warsaw, 3 hours to downtown Chicago, another 3.5 to Fort Wayne....not to mention lost a very good friend and mentor.

So I'm a little scatter brained. But when I logged into Facebook, for the first time in over a week, I finally realized a pretty important thing I'd forgotten.

MY COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOT!!

I haven't been out there in over two weeks!! Luckily I put down hay to protect my plants, and it's been raining, but seriously?! HOW could I have completely forgotten it?!

What do you think? Will anything be salvageable this year? What are the odds that my tomatoes and peppers have lived through my neglect?!

And do I still have time to plant eggplant, squash, zucchini - or have I missed my window already?
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EASTENDCLAM 6/21/2013 4:33AM

    Get some of the larger starter plants and you should still get some of those longer to picking veggies. Look up first frost for your area, that's the cut-off.

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SHARJOPAUL 6/19/2013 9:58AM

    That is why I love having a garden at home, its hard to forget.
If its been raining chances are what you have planted so far will be okay. You might have missed being able to harvest a few things but most will be fine. The eggplant , squash and zuccinni, if you can buy plants may do ok.

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STFRENCH 6/19/2013 4:28AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend. + you've been very busy, you can't be expected to remember everything.

As it's been raining, you might be ok with what you've already planted and I think you'd still be ok to plant things like squashes, zucchini or pumpkins that grow later in the year.

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BRADMILL2922 6/19/2013 12:06AM

    Hope you can still salvage something and you get to slow down a bit!

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LINDA! 6/18/2013 11:28PM

    Good luck.

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MARIANNMC 6/18/2013 9:20PM

    You have been suuuuuperrrr busy. And I am so sorry about your losing your friend and mentor. Don't worry about neglecting the garden plot. Be kind and gentle with yourself and make sure you don't neglect yourself. Take care!

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WALTERSLOSA 6/18/2013 7:25PM

    Weeding the plot will be a great exercise. Just try not to pull the vegetables with the weeds!

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SEATTLESIMS 6/18/2013 4:07PM

    I just planted seeds of squash and pumpkins a week or so ago, you could always buy a start or two?
I'm sure with a little TLC the plants you already have will do great.. who knows they may already be doing great!


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TWNOMWE 6/18/2013 3:23PM

    Hope you can still salvage the crops. Good luck!

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MNABOY 6/18/2013 12:52PM

    Don't know your seasons where you live but vegetable plants in east AR are pretty hardy. Weeds can make harvesting a problem, but water is critical. I would plant a late crop of vegetables here because it may be November before we get a killing frost.

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IGSBETH 6/18/2013 11:56AM

    Oh no! I hope it's okay!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 6/18/2013 11:30AM

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