Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

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Queen K wrote:Did you get many Tay berries?

And my Goji is growing. And the blue berries are being kept alive and oh, more cukes will get picked tomorrow.

I dug a few more potatoes out.


I got a lot of berries off those bushes :)

My current has yet to produce though, and my goji is also berryless :/
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Goji takes a few years to get established. And all three bushes were severely treated during the last Winter, left out and I thought that they died in fact. But I suspect next year we may get berries yet.
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Queen K wrote:
And oh, we had a lousy apricot year. Last year? Bumper crop. This year? Nada.

You'll need to thin them each year or that'll happen.
You get bigger cots that way too.

I had a massive blueberry crop. Awesome.
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Spaghetti squash is amazing this year. Plus, I have other squash that came up as volunteers. they've cross pollinated though, because I don't recognize them! One looks like a cross with a spaghetti squash and pumpkin, one looks like a cross of spaghetti squash and watermelon . . . odd things.
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We're getting flowers and no set fruit on our squash.

I harvest tomatoes today, and bought corn on Byrns Road, the corn is amazing. We're harvesting cukes and I dug the final garlic out today.
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Could be male flowers. Only the female will set.
If you see females pollinate them by hand from a male.
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Use a little paintbrush or the male flower .
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Bman wrote:Could be male flowers. Only the female will set.
If you see females pollinate them by hand from a male.


How do you tell the difference?
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squash flower.jpg


The male is on the left, female on the right.
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Lady tehMa wrote:
squash flower.jpg


The male is on the left, female on the right.


Thank you!
Those look like the flowers on our watermelon plants.
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Most of the flowers in the squash family look fairly similar - at least to my eyes!
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Peaches all got picked yesterday. I got home to see birds having a feast so had to rush. Some lost, but oh well. Still not sure what I did with that bird net... I may need more for next year - anyone got a good source that doesn't break the bank?
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I'm sorry Slootman, I haven't a clue as we've never tried. Try castanet classifieds? :D

Is anyone else having trouble gardening in the smoke? I am starting to be affected and can't wait for the rain to clear the air.

I have something eating my himrod grapes :-X too.
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I do too - but in my case its my best friend's husband :p

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two_shoes1mit wrote:I'm going to take my strawberries out of the raised bed and plant them into hanging baskets.
I saw this on google and it looked good. Has anyone else done this?


Well I did it. Two years ago we built a cage area 5 feet by 12 feet. Peas didn't do so well on it, so I planted it all in clematis to cover. Its amost there and lovely in bloom. Can someone recommend more clematis varieties that bloom long. Anyhow, along the posts, I hammered in iron hangers and hung large baskets on strawberries.

I couldn't have been more pleased, we have had non-stop strawberries all summer. Only thing is..............I have to soak/water them every day with this heat and I feed them about once a week. Sure beats having them in a garden bed.

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