So... What's growing in your garden?

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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2010/08/19 07:29:19 (permalink)
Amaryllis. They're everywhere, front and back. They smell nice.




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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2010/09/14 03:41:46 (permalink)
  Well, the growing season is drawing to a close here in beautiful AK. I just pulled the last of the tomatoes. The weather here has been unusually warm and sunny the last week or so. Go figure. I still have carrots in the ground though. Green beans did not produce anything!!  The damned slugs got about a third of the tomato harvest though.
 
  Last Saturday the wife and the kids went to a friends restaurant (R. W.'s) in Palmer AK. They asked us to come pick the apples from their trees as they don't use them. They are small but sweet tart Fuji variety. We got about a bushel full and the in laws got about 3 bushels that they will use to make wine and beer. While we were there he asked us if we wanted anything else from the garden as the frost will be soon upon us. He didn't want it to go to waste and didn't want the moose to get it all. So, we ended up with 2, 15 lb heads of cabbage, a gallon baggie of peas, enough carrots to use for the winter, red leaf lettuce, 1 head of purple cabbage, and some wonderful green house peppers! I tried to pay the man but he would not hear of it. He said that he only wants us to go to his restaurant if we are in the mood for burgers.
 
  As we were on our way to a Birthday party, we didn't eat there that day. I will be going back soon and will post a review when I do. This place screams Roadfood!!! Most of the produce grown out back goes into the food he serves at the restaurant.
 
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2010/09/21 07:39:40 (permalink)
We had corn,tomatos,summer squash,okra and watermelons. Everything but the watermelons did well.
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2010/09/21 08:01:19 (permalink)
most everything in the garden is gone except okra, which we are still picking every 3-4 days and some late beans that we planted mid summer.  They are just now bearing.  Another couple of weeks and we will till the garden under and plant some winter stuff such as greens and cabbage and onions.
 
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/21 17:01:10 (permalink)
How goes it with your gardens this year?  We have lots of varieties of peppers going ranging from bell to Caribbean Red, several different tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, shallots, Rosemary, and pumpkin.  I'm planning on canning and freezing if all goes well.  Due to the weather, the garden went in late.
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/21 17:34:27 (permalink)
I think that when I return home from my road trip I'll give the Topsy Turvy Tomato grower a try.  
 
The voracious green worms dine on them when installed the normal way.
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/21 17:58:51 (permalink)
I picked my first zucchini this morning, and have been eating the zucchini flowers for about a week.
 
My lettuce is great this year.  I attribute that to the cow manure.
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/21 18:09:51 (permalink)
You have cows???
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/21 18:20:55 (permalink)
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You have cows???

 
Me?  Just Bull****!
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/21 18:37:39 (permalink)
I have a bumper crop of weeds this year.
 
I have done my best to eradicate the invasive garlic mustard weed from my 1-1/2 acres of woods this year. Since it is a biennial I will have to do it again next year since the first year are just a leafy plant that grows close to the ground. The second year they become flowering stalks with thousands of seeds. That is what I pulled this year.
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/21 19:34:12 (permalink)
I had to cut several trees this year due to huge storms.  I put them into a chipper and spread them on the garden along with some mushroom compost and it decomposed very well although the garden has to be irrigated much more often as the chips made the soil drain very quickly
 
We have several different types of peppers, okra, beans corn tomatoes, beets, radishes, squash, cucumbers and we cleared another area out and transplanted about a dozen strawberries which hopefully will turn into a ground cover with many times that amount.
 
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/21 23:21:00 (permalink)
We grow a few herbs and lots of flowering plants but there's not much room left for vegetables.  We still rely on the kindness of other real gardener friends - so far this year we've received cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini.  No tomatoes or corn yet but it'll be soon. 
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/22 04:02:00 (permalink)
Just to let you all know, as I am unable to have a garden at my new apartment complex, I will be traveling, all in black, in the middle of the night, raiding all vegetables, herbs, etc. Beware!!
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/22 04:02:02 (permalink)
Just to let you all know, as I am unable to have a garden at my new apartment complex, I will be traveling, all in black, in the middle of the night, raiding all vegetables, herbs, etc. Beware!!
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/22 10:25:51 (permalink)
Joe,
 
I thought the flowers blossomed into the Zucchini?  You're telling me that you can pick the flowers and not jeopardize the vegatable? 
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/22 11:08:57 (permalink)
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Joe,

I thought the flowers blossomed into the Zucchini?  You're telling me that you can pick the flowers and not jeopardize the vegatable? 

 
You have male and female flowers.  I believe the male are the ones on the long stemand the female are attached to the zucchini.  Just pick the ones on the stem, excellent with a seasoned flour and water batter
 
EDIT: Good info and pictures in THIS article.
post edited by joerogo - 2011/06/22 13:18:41
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/23 01:47:13 (permalink)
ann peeples

Just to let you all know, as I am unable to have a garden at my new apartment complex, I will be traveling, all in black, in the middle of the night, raiding all vegetables, herbs, etc. Beware!!

 
Lol Ann if you come here you will be competing with racoons, deer, and rabbits, so beware!
 
Andrea

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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/23 04:00:17 (permalink)
No  problem, my friend. Fought those at my last home and garden!!!
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/23 11:44:13 (permalink)
Zucchini.yellow crooknecks,Zephyr squash--they are like 2/3 zucchini green-1/3 yellow squash---cool looking, Patty Pans,regular and Armenian cukes, Roma bush beans,Dragon's Tongue Beans and green beans,basil chives three different heirloom tomatoes purple bell peppers, Italian green peppers,Moon and Stars watermelon,  Sugar Baby watermelons,cantalopes, and probably a few things i forgot. No hot peppers though---folks around here grow WAY more of several kinds then will ever need--i swap for the Sugar Baby melons!!! :)
 
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/24 16:22:43 (permalink)
Mar52 - My neighbor did well growing Romas in his topsy-turvy, which are finished now, but no worms.
 
My cherry tomatoes did well, but are finished, so I only have tarragon and chives. My sweet potato vine whcih is purely decorative, is doing well as a hanging basket. 
 
MY only plants thriving in this heat are geraniums, hyacinth bean, hen and chicken, kalanchoe, purslane, and Mexican petunia.  The plumbago is looking poorly, but it might be that I'm overwatering.
 
 
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/27 10:18:58 (permalink)
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Pigiron

Joe,

I thought the flowers blossomed into the Zucchini?  You're telling me that you can pick the flowers and not jeopardize the vegatable? 


You have male and female flowers.  I believe the male are the ones on the long stemand the female are attached to the zucchini.  Just pick the ones on the stem, excellent with a seasoned flour and water batter

EDIT: Good info and pictures in THIS article.

 
Thanks very much.  I'm glad I asked!  Apparently, I only have MALE flowers at the moment.  If I had picked them all, I would have no zucchini.  Once the female flowers emerge and are fertilized, I will pick the males and fry them up.  Can't wait!
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/27 10:28:22 (permalink)
We cleared out a area on a bank that was covered with ivy.  We transplanted about 30 strawberries for ground cover and fruit.  Corn, tomatoes, beets, radishes, squash, cucumbers, peppers and other stuff is doing well thanks to the six inches of rain we have had in the past two weeks.
 
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/27 11:31:39 (permalink)
Pigiron
Thanks very much.  I'm glad I asked!  Apparently, I only have MALE flowers at the moment.  If I had picked them all, I would have no zucchini.  Once the female flowers emerge and are fertilized, I will pick the males and fry them up.  Can't wait! 

 
With the decline in bees in my area being pretty noticeable, when I pick the male flowers I do a little pollinating of my own, and rub the male flower against the female flowers just in case the bees missed them.
 
Speaking of zucchini, anyone have issues with borers killing their plants in early July? Any good solutions??
 
Almost every year my zucchini start dying off due to what someone told me were stem borers. My only "solution" thus far is that I start new plants in late June to replace those killed in July. The second batch never has the problem. A friend said some moth lays its eggs in the stem and that is what kills the plants.
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/27 12:16:47 (permalink)
Everyone has issues with the zucchini boers.I plant them twice like you and the issue goes away.  Peppers are going strong as well as cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, okra, radishes, beets.
 
Mamaw Smith broght me some fresh radishes over this morning and i had them with some seasoned salt.  Very very good. 
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/27 15:02:56 (permalink)
Tony Bad, I always knew you were a prolific pollinator.
 
Try Gardens Alive for pesticide free solution to just about everything.
 
I had a problem with moles.  They would suck a two foot tomato plant right down the hole.  The organic solution contains castor oil and works like a charm.
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/27 17:31:22 (permalink)
joerogo

I had a problem with moles.  They would suck a two foot tomato plant right down the hole.  The organic solution contains castor oil and works like a charm.

Moles? You need to get Carl Spackler over to your place! He knows varmints!
 
 
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/27 17:37:38 (permalink)
My garden gets raided by squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, mice, rats and huge birds such as crows.  They pick the corn out of my garden..  I think that Michael  Hoffman suggest rat shots if you can see them.  I have shot at them many times but I cannot shoot straight.
 
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/06/29 12:33:18 (permalink)
roma, beefsteak, yellow pear tomatoes...eggplant, scallions, cabbage, brussels sprouts, carrots, green beans, cukes, yellow summer squash, and my favorite - salsify...
calendula, bee balm, lemon verbena, oregano, thyme, chocolate mint, basil, hot peppers, sweet peppers, sage,  and alot of perennial flowers...
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/07/01 10:51:56 (permalink)
weeds... lots and lots of weeds.
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Re:So... What's growing in your garden? 2011/07/01 11:35:09 (permalink)
I will tell you what is growing in mine, mice, crows, raccoons, possums and bugs.  I think they get bigger every day.  I do not use any chemicals on my plants.  I do use a herbacide around the edges to keep the weeks out.  We have to hoe the interior pretty often.  I irrigate and the garden gets water almost every day.
 
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