I am always rearranging stuff. My perennials get over crowded and thin them out. I planted tomatoes in containers and I like that for me. I enjoy going out and picking one fresh off the vine to eat, and enjoy looking at the landscape.
I have bird boxes, baths, and feeders. So I have a lot of little buddies to keep me company when I am outside. I have a groundhog I have been at odds with, finally I gave up, and he lives there too. He is cute and doesn't bother anything except for his home.
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I'm starting to get nice cucumbers, the pumpkins will also be nice. Tomatoes are just starting to turn, way late due to a cool summer... I need to get out and weed - but need to stay out of the sun, which is what the garden needs.
GARDEN WAS A BUST REALLY BAD. TOO MUCH RAIN NOT ENOUGH HEAT. I DO NEED TO FERTILIZE . I WILL DO THAT NEXT SPRING. THERE WILL BE NEXT YEAR TO TRY AGAIN. IF NOT MY MOM ALWAYS SAID WE DON'T NEED IT. I HOPE YOUR GARDEN WAS BETTER THEN MINE. I DID GET GOOD EXECISE PUTTING IT OUT. THAT WAS A GOOD THING. I STILL LOVE GARDENING.
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Your garden sounds like mine, - this year the peas did well, the beans came in just as we were leaving on vaction,so we ot one good picking. Tomatoes are coming, but slow, it's been too cold, .. so same for peppers, if we get any at all. Harvesting cuke and potatoes finally, lots and lots of pears and apples .. huge carrots. Onions, well forget them, need a new strategy or them. ... Brussels sprouts were great, so far, too, could go on :-)
Every year I say I'm going to quit trying to have a veggie garden because I have too much else to maintain with a big flower and herb garden and lots of landscaping. BUT I have perennial stuff in the veggie garden, like elephant garlic, sunchokes, strawberries and blueberries. So I've been thinking about focusing on those things and getting them to do really well, maybe plant a few tomato plants but nothing else. I want to grow more zinnias and marigolds, cosmos and balloon flowers in the flower garden. And I need to move the surprise lilies somewhere else but I haven't figured that out yet. Yikes--too much to do!
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Wow you are a lot further along than I. I was only planning to make my rows wider for the ease of harvesting. Would love to add more flowers but it seems this year has gone by so quickly, our summer has been way to short this year. But I have been wanting to add some old type roses.
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With summer soon ending and as I look around my garden, I've been mentally thinking of what needs to be done for next year.
I've decided to plant my tomatoes in pots next year because my dad did and it worked well for him. I've decided that I want to plant more lilies, irises, crocuses, purple coneflower, black-eyed susans and miniature roses. I also want to put a hosta in the garden beside my deck. There's already one there but I think it needs another.
What are you planning for next year?
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