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Old 05-13-2019, 12:22 PM   #51
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Our growing season is pretty much done, hitting 90's already.

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Old 05-13-2019, 02:34 PM   #52
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The only thing I have had any success with is herbs. Lettuce bolts. The squirrels eat anything else. Oh, I have gotten 2-4 potatoes a few times. My whole backyard is only 16' x 14'.

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Old 05-13-2019, 08:28 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by CraigC View Post
Our growing season is pretty much done, hitting 90's already.
Do you and medtran plant anything during the season?
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:58 PM   #54
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Garden is coming along pretty well this year, but need less rain and more sun and heat.
Already eating radishes and rhubarb.
Tomatoes, tomatillos, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, strawberries, and a couple pepper plants all have some fruit starting on them, but well behind last year.

Hops have all emerged and are starting to climb.

Grapes look to have a good amount of clusters on them too.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:04 PM   #55
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What a great looking garden layout, GreenEnvy!
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:11 PM   #56
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Wow, that is beautiful, GreenEnvy. And what an appropriate name you've got! I sure do wish I had that kind of room. Please share more pics as your garden grows and you start your harvest.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:42 PM   #57
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Looking great, Green Envy! I hope the rain slows down for you. I know some areas are getting far too much this year. Mine's about average, so far - I hope it's not like last season, which was second wettest on record.

I've gotten huge numbers of greens already - tatsoi, bok choy, komatsuna, senposai, yu choy, and today, some choy sum. This is why I become a near vegetarian at this time of year!
Choy sum, harvested 6-11 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

A bunch of kohlrabi out there, too, but those rabbits love kohlrabi leaves, so as soon as I uncovered the row, they were on them! I have some full sized green peppers, which is incredibly early, as well as the first okra, which is the earliest I've ever gotten any. Still no ripe tomatoes, but two varieties I'm waiting to ripen. As with the okra and peppers, they are running well ahead of time for this area.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:54 PM   #58
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Beautiful pic, Pepperhead!
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:02 PM   #59
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This thread is fascinating and I really admire what hard work it takes to have gardens like these. I wonder if I would have the energy it takes to grow such beautiful food even if I had the space. It must be that the rewards outweigh the labor involved and so it doesn't seem like work?
We only have space for a couple of in ground tomato plants and they are doing beautifully this year. So far we've had three big beautiful ripe ones already, with the promise of a bumper crop with just these two plants. We have some nice parsley and chives and our beloved Meyer Lemon tree that's really loaded with lemons now and the next crop will be in the winter.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:20 PM   #60
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Well the maintenance manager has finally started to work on my request for being able to grow stuff. I was going for a couple of tomato and cuke plants. But I called the building manager and told her to ask him to just set up a couple of construction buckets with stones in the bottom and dirt on the top. I am going to start out with just planting herbs. And maybe one tomato plant and cuke each. The bucket comes up to my knees and I can tend to it very easily. I don't even have to stand up or kneel down. Bucket gardens are plentiful around here in the summer. It is only because maintenance tills the ground every year for the planters. Less work for the planters. The buckets only cost five dollars. And you can buy a large bag or two of rocks for a miniscule amount.

Home Depot, here I come. I need a distraction right about now.

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