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Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Barney Google » Jun 17th, 2017, 7:32 pm

Well...gots all the plants out of the greenhouse and in their respective allotted places.

Already enjoying the blueberries and strawberries won't be far behind. Lol.

Living up in the high country has some advantages...get fruits and veggies from producers

in town when they are ready and then more of natures goodness about three weeks later when our stuff up here is ready.

Lol...greenhouse makes all the difference...we've been eating ripe cherry tomatoes since March...lol.
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Grambuppy » Jun 17th, 2017, 8:20 pm

Queen K wrote:You don't have the name of it, the tag is lost?

It's official, I'm getting rid of the pineberries. Ate a large one yesterday and it was tasteless and squishy. Total waste of space.

Does anyone want the June Bearing ones? One whole bed is next.



I do....it says it is a Big Purple rose by Pan Am Roses....

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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Lady tehMa » Jun 17th, 2017, 10:08 pm

I have cucumbers almost ready to eat :biggrin:
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby JLives » Jun 17th, 2017, 10:16 pm

Lady tehMa wrote:I have cucumbers almost ready to eat :biggrin:


Awesome. I planted cucumbers today.
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Queen K » Jun 19th, 2017, 6:35 am

The pineberries are now history. Five were repotted in pots but I'm giving them away. They are the plants "from hell" but if you want to try your luck, come and get them.

The soil was turned over and amended and the cucumber cage thingy we fashioned out of wire was inserted and I planted the cucumber plants. I watered them in using compost tea.

Who wants two zucchini plants? I have four in the ground now and don't need six. They are growing close together so snip one off and plant the other.

I'm trying them "in ground" this year. Seems to be okay so far.

I'm turning the main compost pile too. Ugly job but the compaction at the bottom is too much. I literally put too much in the bin this year.

Roses are spectacular this year. I now have Sapiglossis blooming, in a few days quite a few will be showing. Lots of new blooms now from different plants.

Headed out to do more now. Pineberry and Zukes up for grabs.
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Lady tehMa » Jun 19th, 2017, 7:49 am

I've been weeding. And weeding. As I can. It is on of those things I'd love to get the kids to do, but then you know they'll miss the obvious ones and take out something I mean to keep. I was chatting with a lady from down the street, she bought the place recently and the other lady went into care. The first lady is an amazing gardener, and her gardens were always a joy to see. The new lady hired someone to weed her garden - they took out her amazing deep red ruffled oriental poppy :200: She was NOT happy. Cautionary tale though - if you're going to hire someone, make sure they know what they're doing!!!
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Queen K » Jun 19th, 2017, 7:52 am

Ah the anguish and heartbreak of losing a plant even when you do know what you're doing! Know it so well.
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And at least she isn't paving over the gardens with the new scourge, the new trend of just rocking it all in. I see it more and more. It's not irreversible, but it is such a loss to biodiversity.
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Barney Google » Jun 19th, 2017, 8:13 am

Lady tehMa wrote:I have cucumbers almost ready to eat :biggrin:


We ate our first cuke last night. :up:

I have some really nice heritage tomato plants I don't need.

They are going to come on later as they were later seedlings but some plants are flowering.

You think the food bank would take them to pass them to families that might like to grow their own?
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Barney Google » Jun 19th, 2017, 8:14 am

Queen K wrote:Ah the anguish and heartbreak of losing a plant even when you do know what you're doing! Know it so well.
:cry:

And at least she isn't paving over the gardens with the new scourge, the new trend of just rocking it all in. I see it more and more. It's not irreversible, but it is such a loss to biodiversity.


Think of the bees!!!!!!
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Lady tehMa » Jun 19th, 2017, 8:35 am

Barney Google wrote:
We ate our first cuke last night. :up:

I have some really nice heritage tomato plants I don't need.

They are going to come on later as they were later seedlings but some plants are flowering.

You think the food bank would take them to pass them to families that might like to grow their own?


That sounds like a great idea!
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Queen K » Jun 19th, 2017, 8:53 am

Headed back out there.....Got my own weeding out to do.
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Queen K » Jun 21st, 2017, 6:38 pm

Pulling peas out today. My meager planting produced a few nice dinners with cooked and a few handfuls of fresh peas.

Question: I've never replanted peas in June, much less June 21. So, is it too late for a resowing of peas?

I have Alaska Peas along the back fence, they are tall with a few flowers, so I will be getting something there. I hope. But is it too late for a new planting?

Also: don't let today's rain fool you. I dug down in the raised beds and it's still very dry. You will need to water. :-X
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Barney Google » Jun 21st, 2017, 7:19 pm

For sure replant Queen...you might be pleasantly surprised.

I've had years where I've had two plantings work.

Give it the ol' college try... :130:
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Lady tehMa » Jun 21st, 2017, 10:12 pm

Especially with this weather :135:
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Queen K » Jun 21st, 2017, 10:13 pm

It's the soil issue. I just can't seem to get it right.
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