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#1 StephanieL

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:49 AM

Wow, late June already and no posts.  We've had a pretty good season so far in the garden, even though a lot of the seeds haven't sprouted (looking at you, okra and beets) so N may have to get starter plants:

 

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries (3 types)
  • Blackberries (great yield so far)
  • Fava beans (lots and lots of these)
  • Snap peas, both green and purple
  • Carrots
  • New red-skinned potatoes!
  • Various herbs
  • Plus more Meyer lemons from our dwarf tree

And, our multigrafted apple tree actually has a few apples already.  The season is still young!


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 03:13 AM

i planted a bunch of tomatoes and peppers (plus herbs). but this house (which we moved to in 2016) has killed the pleasure of gardening for me. 5-6 hours of sunlight in the garden if i'm lucky and i'm yet to have a season with better than poor luck with tomatoes. got things in the ground a bit late this year (end of may) and the plants are barely along. a couple of them look downright spindly (they were not leggy when planted). i will fertilize again this week and hope leaf production takes off and they get more robust.

 

meanwhile, we have groundhogs in the area now and one pepper plant has been taken from below. where is my copy of caddyshack?


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:18 PM

We picked the first tomato and first Serrano yesterday. As usual everything is doing well except the San Marzano which I'm going to give up on. I planted a couple of green peas as an experiment and now I know that one pea becomes fifty more or less, and fast.
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 03:02 PM

Things are going well over here. Bloody butchers are nearly ready, and all the greens and herbs are thriving (except for the spinach, which has always hated me). Peppers and eggplants are taking their sweet time to produce. Cukes are coming along nicely.

 

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 10:20 PM

Forgot to mention that we have a tiny blue (!) tomato growing. The variety is called Dancing With Smurfs, I kid you not.  Supposedly, it's blue on the outside but red on the inside.

 

We also have a gopher that's been eating several plants.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 05:09 AM

Should I find some gopher recipes for you?


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 05:16 AM

Oh forget it:  clearly the best thing would be for N to just braai it.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 03:29 PM

We picked the first tomato and first Serrano yesterday. As usual everything is doing well except the San Marzano which I'm going to give up on. I planted a couple of green peas as an experiment and now I know that one pea becomes fifty more or less, and fast.

 

at the garden at our old house the san marzanos went crazy (8-10 hours of sun). at the new house not so much (5-6 hours of sun). i gave up after the first year.


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#9 StephanieL

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 03:34 AM

Oh forget it:  clearly the best thing would be for N to just braai it.

 

Nah, I'll just give Carl Spackler a call.


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