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The Harvest Begins


July 22, 2017, 2:26 pm

I picked 3 cucumbers this morning , peppers are starting to produce , and there are several small okra pods out there . I think we're going to get a pretty good harvest this year , I've had mo... Read more »

garlic time


July 19, 2017, 12:45 pm

at last it has gotten to the ready stage for lifting it. forecast was a slight chance for rain today but it looks like all went north of us. i have a few other flower bulbs that are read... Read more »

Okra


July 19, 2017, 12:16 am

Okra is coming to maturity so fast we can hardly keep up with it. Looks like we will run out of space in both freezers rapidly. Wash it, cut off the bottom, slice into rounds, put on cookie sheet... Read more »

lemon cucumbers: sudden death syndrome


July 15, 2017, 6:40 am

Hi All, I grew a lemon cucumber last year. It suddenly died. Went from healthy to wilted overnight. This year I got three lemon cucumbers on close out sale. Same thing happened to one of the thr... Read more »

Got me a mystery plant


July 12, 2017, 3:34 am

Hi All, I just got back in from watering the children. I got me a mystery plant. It is one of those 1/2 price, late in the season close out plants (they can grow at the store or in my garden, I... Read more »

Decorah or bust!


July 11, 2017, 12:18 am

I'm off to the annual Seed Saver's Exchange campout and gathering at the headquarters farm in Iowa, doing some visiting on the way out and back. I promise a full report this time, complete with pi... Read more »

bean crazy


July 6, 2017, 11:56 am

when i was planting beans i took a little time to try to sort them out and combine some containers to reduce the space the collection was taking up. i haven't finished yet and may not until wi... Read more »

Shredding paper


July 5, 2017, 6:21 pm

Just finished putting the last weeks newspapers and the odds and ends of safe papers through the paper cutter for the composter. Being old and retired it seems to be a little fun just chopping up... Read more »

Indoor blooms


July 4, 2017, 12:54 am

I bought a mini fairy garden fushia that had blooms on it, so I re-potted it into a bonsai pot and have it indoors in a room with a skylight that gets about 4 hours of direct sun. I've also added ... Read more »

My New Garden Toy


July 2, 2017, 7:59 pm

Hi All, Do to circumstances beyond my control, I am relegated to having to water the children at night more often than I would like to. I have been wearing a headlight or holding a flashlight t... Read more »

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Planted pumpkins and kabocha but one looks like zucchini rating: 5

I planted a whole lot of pumpkin and kabocha seeds this year but one plant has fruit that looks like zucchini! I've never grown zucchini here so it couldn't be a volunteer. Could it be that a bee pol... Read more »

THE USE OF RAILROAD STAIRS IN A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY rating: 5

What do you think of using railroad ties as stairs. Are they appropriate for this type of setting? What are the safety hazards ? Read more »

Are these posionous? rating: 5

Strange question, and perhaps in the wrong place, but I work in a hospital where sometimes people eat things they shouldn't. Should this plant be removed? There is some concern it looks a bit like de... Read more »

Victoria Plum Trees rating: 5

Hi I have a number of Victoria Plum trees in my garden that are very tall the first branches start at around ten feet and are very long so it is impossible to reach the fruit. How severe a prune can... Read more »

pumpkin plants rating: 5

I hope someone can help me. i have pumpkin plants grwing in my garden. They have started to sprout curly feelers if thats what they are called. Are they needed? can I pluck them off? they are start... Read more »

Tomato leaves are purple and crispy rating: 5

After reading up on what causes the leaves of tomato seedlings to turn purple, I learned it was a phosphorous deficiency caused by (among other things) cool temperatures. I have heard it will go a... Read more »

I hate slugs! rating: 5

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I finally caught the culprits in the act of eating my veggies and habaneros! DIEEEEEEEEEEEE slime! Besides picking them off the plants at night while juggling a flashlight, I've read of various met... Read more »

Peppers, Epsom Salt rating: 5

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What is the best way to use Epsom? As a spray for the foliage or sprinkle it around the base of the plants? MJ Read more »

Blueberry Propogation rating: 5

Hi, I've been exploring starting new blueberry bushes from my existing and very healthy ones. The simplest advice so far has been to make cuttings (about 6) from the new growth and stick each cutting... Read more »

Duck manure tea? rating: 5

Okay, the ducks have their nice penned-in area until I get around to fencing in the garden proper. They have the lawn, their feed bowl, and a 4' plastic kiddie pool to splash around in...which they ... Read more »

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