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Black Dahlia - friend in northern BC grew these before he moved.
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Spent hot day in garden….also weeding out freakin’ morning glory out of old fellah’s flower beds. I detest that weed, roots go down to hell. If anyone has a remedy, please share. All I can come up with is atomic bomb and figure it’ll still grow.

I do it every year. Never learn. My lettuces growing under sheer curtains are perfect, no bites, no sun scald,but just too much of it. Picked a huge pail of leaves into cold water to prevent wilting…then home again to knock on condo doors…got rid of it all in 3 knocks. Delighted recipients.



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fresh garden lettuce the best. I think we had it every day - my Mommy gardened.
she used a vinegar and sugar mix over it - wish I had some right now
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Stupid deer ate pretty much all my beautiful lilies last night :-X , we've had them for 8 years and they've never touched them until now. Little b**** (they are also very aggressive this year, more so than usual - have charged numerous people walking dogs even though the babies don't appear to be with them).
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Back fence garden bed is done! Had to buy a bit more mulch to cover the landscape fabric. But the pile is gone from the front (2 years ago I bought 2 yards, delivered - took a while to use it all). We're having some crush delivered so Husband can install some kind of drain thing around the carport for reasons (I'm not sure). I'm going to use some of it to cover perennially weedy areas.

Eating young turnips, carrots, strawberries, raspberries, haskaps, lettuce and peas.
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Lady tehMa wrote: Jul 2nd, 2022, 11:14 am Back fence garden bed is done! Had to buy a bit more mulch to cover the landscape fabric. But the pile is gone from the front (2 years ago I bought 2 yards, delivered - took a while to use it all). We're having some crush delivered so Husband can install some kind of drain thing around the carport for reasons (I'm not sure). I'm going to use some of it to cover perennially weedy areas.

Eating young turnips, carrots, strawberries, raspberries, haskaps, lettuce and peas.
It's called a "French Drain"

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Yes, that's the thing :130:
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Mr. QK just cut open a store bought tomato and seeds are sprouting inside. Creepy and fascinating. I will plant the whole tomato to see what if anything, happens.
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Queen K wrote: Jul 3rd, 2022, 10:16 am Mr. QK just cut open a store bought tomato and seeds are sprouting inside. Creepy and fascinating. I will plant the whole tomato to see what if anything, happens.
I have had that happen a couple of times in the past.
It happens when the fruit ripens too fast on the outside but is still green on the inside.

With the price of food today, take it back to the store for a replacement. Or plant half as an experiment and return the other half, win/win.
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Queen K wrote: Jul 3rd, 2022, 10:16 am Mr. QK just cut open a store bought tomato and seeds are sprouting inside. Creepy and fascinating. I will plant the whole tomato to see what if anything, happens.
I've had that happen a lot, especially in the last few years. I got some really nice Campari tomatoes by planting, one year. When it happens I usually end up spending time seeding the tomato so I can eat the fruit part :/ a little work-intensive.
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Had an elderly neighbour come over from the condo building nearby - she remembered scoring rhubarb from me last year and asked it I had any to share again. We ended up exchanging numbers. She's a neat lady, and remembers cool stuff about when Rutland was farmland.
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Visited garden today that is still moist from all the rain…pulled more carrots, lettuce, green onion tops…huge salad for me tonite plus lots to gift. Zuch plants have now 3 Bavarian sausage sized, glossy and healthy looking produce that will be harvested in another week (gotta eat that lettuce!] :biggrin:

One small tom, marble sized, has appeared in the Brandywine tom plant…luxurious growth on other tom plants but no fruit showing yet.

Green beans are bushing out, flowering like crazy, so it seems to me that no harm was done by the downpours.

Fertilized and watered

Home again. It’s costing me a few shekels in gasoline going back and forth to tend to plants, but it’s a labour of love.
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Pulling garlic now. We usually wait til Mid July but the rains has made the garlic close to molding out. I believe I may have lost it all if I didn't get curious about how it was going as I saw someone did on a fb page. I am glad I did.

Overall this year is a crushing defeat for food growing as I just could not get out there like I usually do. If it wasn't rain it was working double shifts and then other obligations. Next year we are revamping the whole garden situation anyways, and garlic is going straight in-ground in October, not November like last year. We were and then we weren't then we did, late.

Usually after the peas are all picked I let the plants just be happy plants. Not this year. I am pulling them all now and replanting something else as an experiment. They will go straight to the compost bin this year before they dry out too.
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We now have an abundance of Rhubarb plants (6) that are all doing well. :200:

Mrs Suds planted some cabbage and cauliflower as an experiment and they are doing well also.

Carrots and radishes are not doing well but the green bean's are starting to go crazy with flowers.

My first Tomato's are developing as are the Cucumber's.

As usual the weed crop is beyond expectations! :biggrin:
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