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Old 06-23-2009, 10:32 PM   #61
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getting tomatoes. not as many as i would like though, green onions, Basil. and carrots ok. squash is looking sick. got seeds to plant. just afraid of going out right now on my knee. fell down out there , yesterday. no harm , no foul but made me sorta scared.
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:50 AM   #62
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things are looking pretty good right now, am harvesting broccoli, some cabbage is ready, the garlic will be ready next week for its mass harvest, carrots are big enough to harvest but I still have some from last year in the frig. yesterday I put seeds in pots to start my fall broccoli and cabbage plants..
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:57 AM   #63
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Rough...Hot--Hot--Hot---Dry--Dry-- Having to water just about every other day just keep it alive! Yellow Crook Neck has done very well...Some days a 5 gallon bucket full...Tomatoes fair...This time last year a bucket full everyday...This morning about 12-15 tomatoes...Pickling cuke vines beautiful, but little ones seem not to want to grow off very fast.... Hot peppers, cayenne, jalapeno, and cow horn look good and beginning to produce pepper...Not very hot right now, but come late summer and fall they'll be smoking!! Yum! Pink-eyes are blooming, putting on baby peas...Yields will be small...That's Ok....Freezer full from a bumper crop last year....Other stuff just fair.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:55 AM   #64
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a white sweet cherry tree, basil, cilantro, 4 eggplant, watermelon, 5 types of peppers, 4 types of tomatoes, 1 cantaloupe, 2 cucumbers, 1 chocolate mint, 12 stalks sweet corn, 1 acorn squash, 2 types of sweet potatoes.
Everything is up and growing.
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:33 PM   #65
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My patio tomato is so full of Cherry tomatoes an blossoms..but with today's hot temp. I may have fried green tomatoes... ;-) ( 109*)
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:18 PM   #66
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This has been a rough spring for gardening, at least for me. May was so wet I couldn't weed without sinking up to my knees, I was gone on vacation for 10 days, and then I got some kind of flu bug that kept me down for 2 more weeks.

The weeds were hip high, corn and peppers and squashes lost in the greenery.

Too much for an unarmed woman to tackle, so I fired up the weedeater and buzzed off weeds for a couple of hours.

Looks better, but I think I lost the green beans and the onions totally.
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:27 PM   #67
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Tomatoes doing well and keeping us happy just made a basil honey dressing to put over them yummers, have already made and frozen 14 containers of pesto, a huge 12 cups of onions and cucumber refrigerator pickles, and more basil is ready to use,as are the cucmbers parsley is wonderful as is oregano, tarragon,sage, mint bit the dust, cucumbers are growing fast and furious, all peach trees getting ready, apricots are ready, applesalmost ready, found recipe for cucumber bread and want to try that, eggplants are so many I will be giving them away. watermelons about4 doing well..nectarine tree is full and ripening..Ahhh gardening
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:41 AM   #68
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Tomatoes doing well and keeping us happy just made a basil honey dressing to put over them yummers, have already made and frozen 14 containers of pesto, a huge 12 cups of onions and cucumber refrigerator pickles, and more basil is ready to use,as are the cucmbers parsley is wonderful as is oregano, tarragon,sage, mint bit the dust, cucumbers are growing fast and furious, all peach trees getting ready, apricots are ready, applesalmost ready, found recipe for cucumber bread and want to try that, eggplants are so many I will be giving them away. watermelons about4 doing well..nectarine tree is full and ripening..Ahhh gardening
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I envy you your trees. I've tried a number of times to plant apple and cherry trees here, but if the deer don't eat the bark off of them in the winter, the bucks trash them in the early fall when trying to get the velvet off their rack.

Hope yo have a successful growing year.

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I envy all of you that are harvesting already.It must be my part of Cali that is slowing the process down.
The only thing producing anything yet is the tomatoes.They're close to 5ft tall.I'm 4'11.It's getting harder to see if anything is hiding at the bottoms of the plant.It's been my best year for tomatoes.
Everything else is still too small yet,but looking good.
Training anything that grows tall,or as vines to trail up the the twine.Their getting the idea.
That old swing set is made of steel poles,that have been secured underground with cement.It should hold up nicely.
That's my pit area.
Anything that loves the extra heat,or needs good drainage was planted in it.
My dog ate the green onions (Baaaad boy!) Did he think I wouldn't find out?
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I envy you your trees. I've tried a number of times to plant apple and cherry trees here, but if the deer don't eat the bark off of them in the winter, the bucks trash them in the early fall when trying to get the velvet off their rack.

Hope yo have a successful growing year.

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Thank you,
so far things look wonderful..No critters to nibble on the trees. The cows and horses are in the pasture so no worry there and the only wildlife are coyotes at night.And they are not interested in the trees
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