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    Default June 2011 -- How's your garden growing?

    Let us see pictures, if possible!

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    Here's a snapshot of my tomatoes:

    Attachment 17116

    And one very healthy tomato outgrowing it's wall o water:
    Attachment 17117

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    Mine is doing well. I have strawberries ready to eat, seeds are about all come up, the lettuce has been harvested a few times, and spinach as well. I have to reseed a few things but all in all it looks good.

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    I uploaded a bunch of shots to my album, sorry the pics are sideways! https://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/...gardening.html
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    Mine is doing ok.

    Had to replant alot of seeds due to all the rain we got, the weather is So crazy, today is only 60, last week it was 90.

    I lost all my spinach, but have lettuce coming out of my ears

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    Same here, it's just too hot and dry. I'm going to keep going through December...please rain!

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    For the first time in 21 years in this house, we did not put one in. The tomatoes we had in were underwater at one point, so they died. The beans never came up, probably just rotted.
    We just got way too much rain and when it wasn't raining we were trying to catch up cutting grass.

    So, I'm taking the year off, and getting things ready for next year by adding compost, fresh soil and prepping walkways. Maybe re-do the few raised beds as well.

    So, all that and a crap load of other things around the property.

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    Well after a super wet spring I finally got my 2 gardens planted late. We had a couple of hot days and now it is back to cold and rainy all week. Miserable and nothing is really growing. So frustrating! Will make the most of what we have, but numerous things I planted rotted or never came up, so right from the start we have less than previous years. Ugh! Hoping for sun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinetree View Post
    Mine is doing ok.
    Had to replant alot of seeds due to all the rain we got,
    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    The tomatoes we had in were underwater at one point, so they died.
    We just got way too much rain and when it wasn't raining we were trying to catch up cutting grass.
    Quote Originally Posted by my4littlebuffaloes View Post
    We had a couple of hot days and now it is back to cold and rainy all week. but numerous things I planted rotted or never came up,
    Yep...like the others........not great this year.

    I, too, was doing nothing but mowing lawn when it wasn't raining.

    The weather seems to have leveled out some.........but no great heat AT ALL YET.

    I was lucky enough to foresee this......somewhat and put the tomatoes up by the house this year.....so they could benefit from the heat off the brick house that faces south on the backside.

    It has really helped.........they all have blooms but going to have to have more heat for some serious fruit. I keep hoping, as this is the ONLY TIME I will eat tomatoes.

    I am about to do the second cutting of rhubarb. Might keep some of it..........gave most of the first cutting away.

    My strawberries are new but I have gotten a couple handsful that the birds didn't get. Almost finished with one frame for the bird netting..........that should help.

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    Not great so far this year.

    It has been an extremely wet, cold spring. The broccoli and celery are doing very well. Finally noticed some little baby tomatoes on one plant. The peppers are very slow and the cauliflower is gone. The potatoes rotted from all the rain...no corn either. Bad year so far.




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    They said that we have some heat coming so I keep hoping.

    I have a few cherry tomatoes coming and one tomato on an Oregon Spring plant............which was a new tomato for me this year.

    PLEASE.............I have to have some tomatoes.....AT LEAST!!

    ONE cuke plant finally 'kicked in' and is looking good.......the others are looking pretty sad.

    I also have THREE TIMES THE BUGS THIS YEAR!!!

    BUGS............BUGS..........AND MORE BUGS!!!

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    here's a few pics to share...

    some cherries, apple, a tomato, and one pic is looking up at the grape that is climbing across the top of my archway, an over view of one of the four gardens...that kinda stuff

    and a rose too

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    It is ok the tomatoes have very little signs of blight.. We have picked cherry tomatos on the deck from the Tom Thumb and the first orange cherry tomato was spotted yesterday.

    The green beans are ready the lettuce has come and gone. The broccoli was good and I am starting some soon for a fall garden.

    I forgot about lots of seeds as usual I have been using a bit from the sq ft garden and popping in a small amount of things where I can.

    The new strawberry bed is not looking so great but the other new bed where I moved established plants is looking wonderful and should have a large crop next year.

    Our asperagus is horrible not sure what happened in the last several years so we are working on that or I may just have to dig it up and start over.

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    I'm sorry - I don't know how to make my pics little.

    Here is the sq foot garden with the upside-down tomato plants behind it





    Here is my front garden - just flowers:



    And my hopeful watermelon vines:



    And pots of herbs and other misc stuff I did not have room for in the garden.



    Things are growing like crazy but I have yet to see anything I can eat!

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    I have already harvested kale and turnips.
    I am getting tomatoes, zucchini, and cucumbers. I just planted more patty pan squash that is looking pretty good. Okra was late, but growing well. It is hot and dry in Texas. Dealing with spider mites on tomatoes and finally got rid of the squash bugs.

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