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9/12/14 9:45 A

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Well the cool weather this summer and my lack of motivation has made the garden this year a challenge. Some things have done really well, others unfortunately went to waste as I had no time/inclination to get to them. Still have tomatoes, watermelon, carrots and butternut squash to harvest.

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5/28/14 11:18 A

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Don't do many veggies but I planted a load of summer bulbs yesterday. Regal lilies, agapanthus, begonias, dahlias and zantadeschias. If they all flower they will look great. Tomatoes have to stay inside and they are needing potting on into their final pots. Maybe get that done next week. emoticon

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5/27/14 11:24 A

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Been really slow getting vegetable garden out this year. Potatoes did not sprout well, but peas and onions look good. Garden tiller issues mean I don't yet have tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and peppers out either. Sigh - guess it will get done when it gets done.

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5/8/14 11:53 A

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Everything is budding out quite beautifully! Just yesterday we were pleased to see that the lilac trees are covered with the most glorious purple blooms. Now, if only we are able to keep the deer away! emoticon emoticon

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3/28/14 4:30 P

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Set out roses today. Supervised while Daddy's helper set them out.

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3/28/14 1:13 P

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Me too! Don't have any space inside as wintering over ornamentals, when weather co-operates I will place them outside to make room for some plant plugs.

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Last week I planted kale, swiss chard, lettuce and onions. They have not grown much this past week, but they are still there.

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My roses came in today. Now I have to get my back straightened out so I can set them out.

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Nothing is sprouting let alone blooming in north west British Columbia, yet.

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I can't wait until spring gets here. I have all sorts of things to plant and a lot of garden decor to put out. Right now, the daffodils, crocus, and quince are blooming very pretty.

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Cannot wait to start the new flowers in doors.

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Garden all cleaned out - if it would stop raining enough, my dad may get to plow it yet this fall.....yes I know that is the old fashioned way but I like the idea of the dirt turned deeper every now and then.
Had a pretty good year with tomatoes even though I was late planting - we picked the last red and a bucket full of green before the first hard frost and still have plenty to eat. Garden tomatoes for Thanksgiving maybe? Not August/September flavor but better than store bought...
Green beans were great, cucumbers were great, only 3 watermelon but best flavor in a few years, only 3 pumpkin (sugar babies) and one pie has already been shared with family, potatoes canned and ready go winter use, peas were great this year too, kale good early but then got buggy so did not get any frozen, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage go bugs too so not so good there (need ideas on keeping bug free for these) a few carrots frozen, made plenty of relish and froze persimmons picked up at a friends house. We have even canned wild game meat for this winter season.

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I am working on cleaning up my pots. I am planting lettuce.
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I'm going to harvest my last big batch of sweet basil this weekend, it's about 4 feet tall and won't be denied any longer. So the freezer will be full of pesto for the "winter." Here in North Florida I don't have to worry about frost for a few more months but I am ready for the growing season to be over. Summer is looong here. My fall perennials finished blooming in August! I will plant snapdragons and petunias in November, these will carry thru until summer starts again in March. Odd climate! I think I'm getting used to it?


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I pulled up the big garden and will be working on taking down the balcony one soon. I have some hot peppers turning red and replanted some lettuces. The herbs will be brought inside soon.

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I have a very hard time moving due to arthritis and can't garden like I'd like but do have a mint plant and a rosemary plant in containers on my porch. They bring me much joy. I love mint in my tea. I love using rosemary in cooking and cleaning. I have had vegetable gardens in the past. I love growing things. I have a rubber tree plant inside that needs to be staked and fed. Hope to do it soon. Being disabled is not fun but my weight loss may help some with mobility issues. I like being given plants. I recently got myself a mothers in law plant. Put it in my kitchen window and it has grown 5 inches. Makes me happy.

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I got a very late start on the garden this year, so I just harvested my first two tomatoes. I know, sad, huh? I have some nice swiss chard, tho, and my herbs are spectacular. Thinking about planting lettuces and radishes for fall, now.

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We found a bunch of huge zucchinis and now I'm set to cut them up and freeze them.

I took down my corn from the patio garden. Out of 18 seeds, I got 9 plants and 3 corns. I'm not sure if that was worth it, but at least I got something out of those, the ones I planted in the big garden never got big enough to produce at all and I was looking forward to trying the red corn.

I stuck some more spinach and lettuce seeds where the big plants were in my pots, I should be able to get one more baby leaf harvest out of them before the snow falls.

I have had to pickle some of my cucumbers, we've had so many despite the deer eating half my big garden. I have to make some acorn squash this week, I got two and my mom had 1.

The purple beans are pretty much done producing, I see a few more I'll be able to harvest, but they're pretty much done. I still have tomatoes turning nicely and the peppers will be turning color soon!

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The rain is good for the garden

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I'm loving my lemon cucumbers! We did get a couple of acorn squash, but the deer ate our one pumpkin. Crossing fingers the deer won't eat the couple of watermelons out there.

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We are getting a lot of tomatoes, peppers ( several different types), green beans , cucumbers and eggplants. I am getting ready to plant my fall crops.
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Went on a major planting spree - parsley, oregano, and three more seeds. I also spray some insecticide on my basil because when I went to pick the leaves, there were fire ants on it. My mom harvested some papaya. I hope they are good because they look full but still hard and sometime they never soften. Trying to grow an avocado from seed.

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Been away for 2 weeks - the parsley did not make. The basil, ginger, peppers and thyme are doing well. The thyme is not spreading as quickly as i thought but it's alive. I am pruning back the basil before it flowers - I read that you should do that and it will make the basil grow bounteously as well as retain a nice flavour. I am going to clean up the beds that I had planted the parsley in and try it again plus I have some other herbs to plant.

Cakermakermom you have a really thriving garden there - you have enough to share with the deer and still have items to take home. That's cool.

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Apparently we also have turkeys in the big garden. I don't remember planting them.

My broccolini went from flowering to seed quicker than I could get at them before the deer ate them. I am getting a lot of cucumbers out of it though, both straight 8's and lemon cucumbers. We have one watermelon, one cantaloupe, one acorn squash and one pumpkin, and the only zucchinis we've gotten are the ones hiding really well under the plant.

We should be getting a bunch of tomatoes out of mom's plants on the side of her house and a few in the big garden that are too far in the plant for the deer to eat.

I have been picking tomatoes out of my pots and we had 3 corns from the plants on my pots, but the rest of them look a little sad, even if they were meant for pots.

My potato pots are producing, but they still have a little time before I can pick them, they're not quite as big as I'd like yet.

I do love watching the bees run around my big garden. They're cute little fluffy insects and I saw one all full of yellow pollen come out of one of the big plants.

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My tomatoes are finally starting to turn, both the yellow and the red ones on my balcony. I'm still harvesting purple beans. I have plenty of peppers growing, I picked up seeds for plants that produce a ton of peppers on small bushes, I don't know if these are the hot or the sweet ones as one set of plants never got bigger than a few inches.

I am still picking beans from the big garden, the deer have only snipped the tops of the plants. There were no beans in that garden, the deer really liked them. I harvested some broccolini and, if the deer don't eat them all, I should have more this coming week. I picked a couple of beets, but the rest have a little while to go. I've had radishes twice this season and I'm waiting for the third sowing to come up. I've had one green cucumber and one yellow lemon one so far, my mom found another green one hiding. I managed a green zucchini last week too, I'm surprised the deer didn't eat that too!

The tomatoes in the big garden are flowering, so it'll be another month before we have tomatoes there, if the deer don't eat them too!

As cute as a mother deer and her twins are, I really don't like them eating my garden. There will be a fence next year!

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my parsley is struggling to break through. The basil is doing well, it's flowering and I read i should cut that off to avoid the flavour changing emoticon . The ginger, thyme and pepper trees are still going. I got a whole bunch of seeds to plant but it'll have to wait a couple of weeks.



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My green peppers are being eaten by something - could be a rabbit. I put a fence around them - so I'll see if that works. There has been a lot of rabbits around this year. The coyotes will probably take care of that this winter.

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The beans in my big garden keep getting munched on, I still have 2 left and they're flowering. I have zucchini starting, but they're not ready to harvest yet. I didn't get to some radishes, so by the time I picked them this weekend, they were the size of my 8 year old's fist! It was way too hot to stay out there weeding for too long, I only got a couple of hours in today.

My planter garden is looking good for cherry tomatoes soon, they're about at full size, they just need to change color (either yellow or red, I'm not sure which will be ready first). My planter corn is tasseling already and are as tall as me!

For some reason one set of my peppers have grown a few inches tall and stayed that way all summer, but the other ones are starting to flower. One are hot and the other sweet, I forget which, I'll find out when I bite into it!

The strawberries are producing, but they're smaller than I expected and there's only a handful at a time, I may have to pick up a few more next year so the kids can have some too.

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I'm picking a gallon of green beans every other day. My cucumbers have come on strong these last 2 days. I've had a zucchini or two, and just saw blooms on my okra today. Have 2 baby melons and a baby acorn squash.

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The only plants I have this year are in pots on my deck. But I have all ready picked two cucumbers and more are getting big. I have some yellow squash also but only one getting big so far. My two tomato plants have lots of tomatoes on them but none getting red yet.

I am going to be gone on vacation for 10 days starting Friday. I asked my neighbor to come over and water my pots on the deck. I told her what ever gets ripe or big enough to eat while I am gone she could have!! LOL
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Pluck some of my basil and put down some parsley seeds.

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my first zucchini blossom

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I've harvested purple beans and there are some decent sized zucchini in the big garden!

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I harvested my radishes from the big garden today! Then I replanted more so I have more in a month.

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I took a picture of my basil. I can't stop talking about them. I have some pepper plants growing. I had the pepper seeds in the fridge for a while and then just decided to throw them in the yard. They seem to growing like wildfire - maybe too wild. no signs of my other new plants. Took the seedlings outside to get some sun.

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I picked my first handful of sugar snap peas today! I ended up eating four of them because the kids kept eating the rest. There were really only enough for a few for each of us.

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I have some Cone Flowers that came up by themselves.
There is one flower that budded and opened but never had petals.
It must be kind of deformed or something but I think it sure has pretty colors!!
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After trying on and off for about twenty years to grow anything I am finally having some better results.

To date I have harvested about 20 or so cherry tomatoes and 1 sweet banana pepper. The tomato plants are covered and doing great but the banana pepper plant just grew that one pepper and nothing else is happening in the last couple of weeks. I do have a couple of sweet cherry peppers growing. I just planted some strawberries and some mint so I will see how those do.

I am so excited. What else can I grow that is really easy? I live in Texas so we get plenty of sun and it is already in the 90's just about every day.

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I added pictures to this team with my balcony garden. It's really green there! I'm going to have to harvest my peas soon! I'm looking forward to the purple beans!

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Hi team....
I just sent out a team message and hadn't checked this forum lately.
Don't take offense when I said not much action on our team..... I kept looking at the general discussion and was not being notified of this Garden Grow forum!!
Looks like you guys really are keeping up to date!!
Hopefully after adding this message it will let me know now when you add a message!!
And just to let you know what I am doing go to the Blooming Tuesday forum and check out my photos on my Flickr photo album.
So happy to see all of you here!!!!
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Hi! Just checked this and realized that it is months past, but my garden is beautiful right now. Roses are in full bloom, daylillies are beginning to bloom, Missouri primroses are lovely, as are the many annual flowers that are blooming!

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My radishes and/or peas are sprouting at Mom's house and I'm seeing flowering on my peas and purple beans here. I will be picking fresh potatoes in a couple of weeks, plus I picked up 2 more of the potato pots since they dropped the price by about 60% to $5 each.

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Pulled my 1st radish and cut some buttercrunch lettuce from my garden today. The tomatoes need some warm weather to grow.

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Sounds like you need some fencing. Any fencing will keep the deer out. The orange plastic fencing is good . Sorry you lost your garden to the animals. Rabbits will stay out to if they can't find a hole to get under.
Do you have cats? They will take care of the rabbit problem. My Kitties take care of all the pesky little garden critters. Like the ground squirrel and mouse. They also take care of the rabbits and sometimes squirrels.
Hope you get your garden replanted and safe from the critters.

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My husband just told me the deer and rabbits ate off all 7 rows of green beans. emoticon

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I'm working on the patio and flower garden by the pool today again. Hoping the garden will dry out enough to plant the sweet potatoes and squash emoticon
I've never had much luck w corn, the ears don't even fill out.Anybody got any tips for this red clay soil we have in NE Missouri.

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I'm going to plant the big garden today at my mom's house! Plenty of melons and corn and squashes to be had.

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Got a doz. Sweet potato plants today. Ate my first rutabaga anyone ever grow any in MO.

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I transplanted a white peach tree this morning. It sprouted under my tree. I had transplanted the original tree 13 years ago when we moved to the country. We got rain last night 0.7 of an inch I'll have to wait a couple days to finish planting.

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Despite the funny weather this year, I have plenty of things sprouting. My corn has mostly started, with the biggest one 2 inches tall already. I have most of my peas going, two of the four purple beans sprouted and I think I see the third showing it's head. The tomatoes and one variety of pepper has started to sprout. I'm just waiting for one more pepper to show up. I think my lavender is starting to show up, but I had more than one failed seed in there, so who knows what is growing in that pot.

My potatoes are going strong, but I won't get to see if it's working until the middle of next month. Two of the three have sprouts coming up.

I also picked up some pre-planted strawberries, so I'm hoping that not having to transfer them will actually produce fruit this year, I haven't had luck with strawberries yet, so if this fails again, I have a great herb pot...

My 2nd grade daughter came home with two varieties of sunflower from a in-school field trip this week. I'm planting the dwarf variety in a pot for our apartment and we're planting the big ones at my mom's house.

We'll be planting at mom's house over Memorial weekend, so I have more room to plant bigger things there. I'm doing a red variety of corn there. The kids will get jack-o-lanterns from that garden. We're doing two different watermelons, cantaloupe, cucumbers, peas, beans, mixed and purple carrots, radishes, broccolini, cauliflower (healthy mix with three different colors) and a few other things I forget what they are until I look at the plan I set up last weekend.

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Planted Peas, potatoes and radishes April 6 and the peas and radishes are up. The kale and mixed lettuce I've started in the cold frames are ready to eat!

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My Rosemary kept going well indoors over the winter as well as my Oregano, Parsley and Chives. I planted Basil again during the winter, but had to find a lamp to keep it going well. I killed my mint plant due to no sunshine, but plan on doing more over the summer.

I am starting potatoes in a pot, it's my first time doing that. I found a new hybrid of corn so I can do several stalks in a pot, so that will be my first time growing corn at this place.

My mom is allowing us to use her backyard, so in addition to having my balcony garden, I'll have a real garden too! Plenty of tomatoes will be had, as well as peas, beans, and small peppers at my balcony. We are doing pumpkins, beets, more herbs, different tomatoes, cucumbers, squashes, multi-colored carrots, and a bunch of other things I just can't remember that we picked up off the Burpee website so we could get some unusual varieties you can't find in the stores.

I love houseplants too and found a Watermelon variety of Coleus, so I'll have something that's not just green growing indoors. It's hard to find colors in shade plants. They're growing well in my partially shaded south facing window (It has full sun in the winter due to the angle of the sun).

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emoticon I'm so excited! we have artichokes!

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The tulips are in full bloom and look georgeous! We got most of our vegetable garden in just before the rain storm yesterday so we're are in good shape

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oooo, rainwater!! My garden and plants grow sooooo much better with rain water than tap water (city). My family got me a rain barrel for Christmas and I can't wait to get it hooked up and filled up so when July and Aug come, I can give my garden rain water.

I sowed peas, pea pods, sweet snap pea, and spinach on Sat. The soil was just perfect for sowing seeds. Now all the moisture from our historic late season winter storm will help the seeds to sprout, IF it'll warm back up soon!

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