Blog post: Duhh....: Lots of progress

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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jun 19, 2015 2:09 PM CST
I've been reading, just too tired to post! Everything is looking really good. You're really getting a good collection of daylilies. They are all so pretty. Someone has offered me some extras. I will take them but I have to work hard to not get the bug to collect because I just don't have the room unless I put them out at the farm. And since we're not going to be doing market next year, that could be really tempting.

We need rain really badly here too. The farm got a big storm last night. At least it's easier for me to water here if I have to.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 19, 2015 5:36 PM CST
What have you been doing to get so tired? Like asking a drowning man why he doesn't just swim?
Well, at least I know the weather could have nothing to do with it.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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abhege
Jun 19, 2015 7:12 PM CST
I guess with age I cannot take the heat as much. We try and work in the garden early and go home by lunchtime. I haven't gotten anything done at my house except watering and I have a HUGE seedling ghetto under the tree in the back yard. Too hot to plant anything now.

The grass is so far ahead of us at the farm we're going to be spending all week mowing and weeding. I have at least six rows that can be tilled under. That will help. I am slowly getting the comfrey row, strawberries, squash, peanuts and sweet potatoes weeded. We have more sweet potato slips coming any time now. My son orders the "leftover pack" so he gets it cheaper. Problem is, it comes so late. We'll have time to grow them but I'd like to have them planted by now. I had saved some slips from last year so I do have a few in already. I don't think I'll ever get my flower rows weeded.

We are starting to get tomatoes and today we had our first sweet corn. Yummy! Peppers are slowly coming too. We don't grow any blocky greens, mostly things like Nardello, Gypsy and Marconi.

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jun 20, 2015 7:05 AM CST
I have at one time had a large garden away from home, it is such a chore. So much harder than being right there with it all the time. Here at home when there is nothing to do...well always something to do..but that is a great time to be weeding. It gives you the special time to actually enjoy "gardening" when you want. Of course that garden was a vegetable garden also, and that is so much more work than a flower garden. My wife and I just did a batch of pickles, had to go get all the necessary stuff...jars, lids, sugar, vinegar, seasoning etc. and had to go to two different stores to get it, everything at this time of year is almost sold out. Then we had to cut up all the cucumbers, mix up all the stuff, tomorrow we will have to cook them etc. Then with corn and tomatoes you have a lot of extra work...yes, give me a flower garden...nothing to do but smell the roses. Of course, also the manure and the milorganite and the compost....you get the picture. You don't have all that extra work like with vegetables. Well you do have weeding, and pruning, and mulching and fertilizing and watering ...why the heck do we even grow flowers when you can't even eat most of them. Well, to me it always seems like 10 times as much work to have a large vegetable garden as it does to have a large flower garden.
I can certainly understand at this time of year with the heat and humidity that farming is a tough life, even when your young. I tip my hat to you.

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