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We dug up the potato bed yesterday and determined the taters had rotted in the ground. So much for that. The chard seed popped right up and look healthy but the parsnips seed is showing no signs of life. I am going to start some leeks and a couple hills of zucchini today. The bell peppers and tomatoes continue to struggle along in the heat. The new batch of cream peas and the Contender beans are starting to bloom and that's it for our house.

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weeded my raised bed & worked on my tomato cages.


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We got our first zucchini today. Corn is almost ready, picked a couple of plum tomatoes too. Nothing much on the other tomato plants yet. Squash, cucumbers, and melon vines are pretty small - I think it was because of too much rain. Now that things have dried up and warm temps are here, they have finally started growing.

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picked some cherry tomatoes
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I added a seaweed fertilizer and continued to weave my squash and melon vines up trelli.

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yesterday moving 80# concrete bags... (not fun) , but also got some weeding done in neglected garden spot I had planted watermelon& tomatoes in. The deer got to both of these guys, but they are perking back up so today am going to weed this spot for about an hour or two. I now realize that this spot was just a bit to shady to plant vegies in, but live & learn.

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Yesterday and today I've been watering all my planters. Forecasted rain for Sunday, and then today, never arrived. Then I need to water the garden at home later this afternoon (no watering between 11 and 4 where I live). And tomorrow we will be watering the garden plots, which means hauling water from home - several trips. No rain in the forecast until Sunday or Monday now, and everything is getting dry for a change.

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My neighbor grew bell peppers from a Park's variety pack. She has one that is either purple or chocolate that has a bit of heat to it. I looked at Park's web site and they don't sell either as a stand alone pack. Does anyone have any experience with these?

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Tried to put some water on it so it will stay alive. Summer peas still producing, tomatoes still blooming and setting fruit, figs falling on the ground before they get ripe. Wish we had some of the rain from a couple months ago!

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Today was weeding and mulching a large flower bed. Weeding is done, but only got one load of mulch spread (we have a free pile at the park district, but you have to haul it yourself). Picked up the 2nd load, but it's going to take 6 total I fear before that one is done - and then I have to start on the next bed which never got mulched before so it is FULL of weeds!

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I feel for you, Backtobasicstr. I have a fence to keep the deer out, but now I am chasing out squirrels that are getting in!! emoticon

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Chased the deer out....next year...I'm putting up a fence...

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Veggie garden at home is now almost complete. Have a small section left that I was considering planting herbs in, but hubby was getting some tomato plants from a friend so I think those are going to have to go in there and I'll have to plant the herbs in pots for this year.

Got about half way finished digging the front bed (had hoped to have it done long before now, but with all the rain, I've had to wait for the soil to dry out enough and seem to get only one bed done before it rains again). The front bed is right in front of the house. This is the 4th time I've redone it since we moved in over 20 years ago. I am choosing plants, trees, and shrubs that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, along with some in the corner that will also provide berries in the Fall for the birds.

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Picked tomatoes and wished we had a little rain shower. Not much, you understand, just a sprinkle.

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Sounds like you got what we did yesterday! All I could do today was empty the water in the trays for the plants still waiting to get in the ground. Standing water at the rented plots, and you could hear the water squishing in the yard as you walked. At least it didn't rain any more today, sun was shining all day. But too wet. Hopefully we won't get much rain for the rest of the week, though it is in the forecast almost every day.

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planted peppers in between the rain



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took about 5 leaves out...then it poured rain!

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I thoroughly watered all my gardens today with a nice slow rain all day.

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I picked/pulled up the broccoli today (to make room for the tomatoes) as well as the kholrabi and turnips that I planted under row covers early this spring. I planted two more tomato plants and removed slugs (yuck!) from my baby lettuce starts. The larger plants don't seem to be bothered by them, and eggshells are coming to those baby plants now... but the chickens do love their slug treats. emoticon

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Got my celery, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, and beets all planted. Rented plots are almost completely done, except for planting some flower seeds along the borders of each section and putting in a few more tomato plants. Now it's just watering, weeding, and mulching left - all summer long!
Turning over the bed at home so I can plant the peppers, eggplants, carrots, and all the leftover plants and seeds that wouldn't fit in the rented plots. Lots of garlic and onions, and picked up some blue potato sets that were on clearance so planting them too (I had decided not to plant them this year, but that was before I saw them on clearance at the store. What can I say - I felt sorry for the poor things)!

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GOING through my cottage gardens for the first time this year...cultivating, removing excess perennials and mulching!

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Tied up the tomato plants watering knocked down We have a massive crop of Roma and grape tomatoes coming on.

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Got my tomato plants in yesterday evening. That leaves the cauliflower, celery, broccoli, beets, and onion sets at the rented plots for today, and garlic, peppers, onions, beets, eggplant, and a few tomatoes to go in at home. Supposed to rain for the rest of the week, so I need to get it done today.

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Another ozone day here but I have the sprinklers going. Today indoors, I need to organize myself to better cope with the work world next week. Part of my plateau was the stress-eating I did last week, which came as the result of not getting enough sleep, being totally disorganized about meals, and most importantly, letting a person over whom I have no control getting to me, I can't change her hatefulness but I can change my response.

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Added a good bit to my mulch bucket. (Right now I have tomatoes growing in my mulch bin) Tomatoes are growing really well, so I had to tie up again. Going to stake my muscadines today, yay! And I watered everything with rain water.

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Picked massive strawberries to freeze (really good crop this year) and did some weeding of small weeds starting to sprout up. I like this time of year when my weeds are still smaller than my flowers and veges and still manageable. emoticon

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So far between today and yesterday we got the rows hilled up, and planted spaghetti squash and zucchini (corn and pumpkins were planted earlier when we had a break from the rain and they are now up). Taking a break, then going back to plant cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, 4 kinds of beans, and onion sets. Supposed to rain tomorrow, so after that we'll put in all the plants - celery, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and sweet potatoes, plus beet seeds.
I read that celery is supposed to help repel cabbage moths, so I'm planting those in between the broccoli and cauliflower, as well as planting beet seeds in the same row. Also planting garlic between the tomato plants as it is supposed to help them too.

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Ozone alert day here so won't be outdoors until late this evening. I'm in the midst of a plateau which is so irritating. I've had a lot of pain this week, done a lot of walking, taken a lot of naproxen for pain. Naproxen jacks up my blood pressure and makes me swell up like a dead pig in the sunshine. So I'm just sitting here having fresh cantaloupe and salad for lunch and vexing! Y'all have a great day.

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I checked after seeing your post and had some that were ripe too! I ate them for lunch (didn't even save any for my hubby).
Today we dug along the fence at the rented plots so we can get the flowers planted (hoping the flowers as well as their scent help hide the tasty veggies inside from the 4 legged critters on the outside! Hubby wanted to till up the remaining sections of the garden one last time, so hopefully we can get those marked tonight after he gets done and get something planted before it rains again tomorrow. At least the corn and pumpkins are already planted and are coming up!

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Picked first strawberries. emoticon

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This morning I got up and tied up my tomato plants, thought ole left brain would do it for me, but that didn't happen. I enjoyed doing it. I love the smell of dirt and vegetable plants!

Got tomatoes growing and the volunteer plants from the compost bin, it looks like they're going to be grape tomatoes. YAY!

DH is planning to buy me some more raised bed kits, and build me my large compost bin, I'm so excited. emoticon

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Emptied out my compost bin. 85 gallons of compost. Still have to sift it all to separate the finished compost from the rest. Pretty wet though, so it's sitting out in buckets drying overnight.

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My DH built me a beautiful cedar gate yesterday for my vege garden!

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We haven't even been able to set ours in the ground yet! I can't wait until I can get my first ripe tomato!

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Picked 4 big ripe tomatoes!

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Rotated my patio pots so the tomatoes and herbs I have planted in them can get equal shares of this wonderful, delicious sun. We are picking tomatoes off the garden plants. Just a few so far but so good!

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I like to think that I can harvest something everyday in this climate even if it is just fresh oregano. Today it was green onions. More to come. Got my first zucchini yesterday and grilled it with some chopped fresh basil.

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Nothing in the garden but good mood today despite another rainy Saturday. I don't even remember when we have had a sunny one, it has been so long. A couple of months I think. The yellow squash and spinach seem to be loving it even if I am not. Lots of dietary slips eating fast food while the power was off, then going on a two day chip and chocolate binge. Not a big one, just a little one. I am going to weigh and assess the damage tomorrow. Right now, I am cleaning walls and getting ready to move furniture back into position.

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I went to the feed store to pick up some rabbit food, and walked away having bought 2 scuppernong plants, a Scarlett and a Triumph. I have been wanting to do that for years now, but ole 'Left Brain' wouldn't buy them, and now that I have a little money coming in I decided that there was no time like the present and I did it. I was sooo excited.
Well, Ole Left Brain decided that he'd plant them for me emoticon . He did NOT plant them where I said I wanted to plant them, and he planted one under the night light out in the yard. I was so mad I could have eaten lead and spit nails, but I'm not going to discourage him, I will move on, buy something else and plant it. He made a mess but it made him happy, and while I was out there I took care of my tomato plants and to me they look marvelous, darling, they really look marvelous. emoticon

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I went out after work and putted. Pulled weeds, trimmed, and dug a hole for another plant, but the timer on dinner beeped before I finished.

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I got my tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and I think I have cabbage...all I need to do is plants seeds for spaghetti squash, cukes and pumpkins

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Garden plots are all marked and tilled. Hubby is out planting corn and pumpkins today, while I am working on getting the containers ready so I can plant the sweet potatoes in them. Depending on whether the weather holds or not, we can hopefully get the rest of the seeds planted this weekend.

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Pinched
off some rosemary to go in my spaghetti sauce. Picked the yellow squash and tomato.

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I got some sweet peas, carrots, swiss chard, lettuce seeds in today..
I ordered some worms from Uncle Jim's for the garden and they are now at work..

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I had tomatoes volunteer to grow in my mulch bed, and I offered them to a friend who said she'd come and get them, seeing that I already have a dozen tomato plants already planted. But she never came and two of the plants began to bloom, so I added some garden soil to them, and put the Epsom salt around them. I thinned out the weaker plants and tomorrow I will stake them.
This is the first garden I've had since our move 4 years ago. My husband tried growing tomatoes last year and the year before but the dogs kept making off with our green tomatoes. Lol emoticon
Most of my neighbors have raised garden beds, and I've been trying to talk my husband into for years, but he's traditional. Last year for my birthday he broke down and bought me one to just see how it would do. He's loved the results so far, and asked me yesterday what do we need to make our garden bigger. emoticon I told him, I've got plans but some things around the house need doing first.
A rain gutter would help a lot, so I can put in rain barrels. Right now I have coffee cans and old tea pitchers collecting rain water. I also want a fairly large green house built, and with 3 teenagers well, you know where our money goes first.


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I had plans to do lots of work in the garden today - so of course it is now raining! Hopefully it won't last long and maybe I can at least get my large planters done.

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Pulled weeds, raked up under the trees, trimmed dead branches off the rose bushes. Have to wait until it dries up a bit before I can plant.

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I did a lot of puttering. Pulled weeds, put compost mulch around thirstier plants, and some organic fertilizer on my citrus trees.

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Got the fence posts in at the garden plots this week. Of course, then it rained before we could get the fence itself up and it's too muddy now to do that on the north and west sides! Hopefully it will dry up enough this week so we can get it done and maybe start planting next weekend

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I got the containers full of compost and soil mixture ready for when I get back from vacation...I don't want to plant anything in case of extremely hot days or possible frost...
but, I'm ready!
I also got my water barrel ready..bring on the rain!


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I ordered some worms for the garden...Hopefully it will help with the crops...

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Pulled weeds and planted peppers

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I moved my compost bin, hoping to fix the mess made by a roving raccoon.

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swept up magnolia petals yet again, then planted some calla lily bulbs

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Its been too wet/rainy to do much in garden lately; but I am trying to prune up my peach trees.

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Pulled weeds. Who needs a gym membership when you are up,down,up,down,up,down?

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