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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jun 11, 2016 12:32 PM CST
I will do it.

All my garlic is now hanging and curing in the greenhouse. There is not nearly as much as I would have wished, but I say that every year. Whistling It is true every year. Sighing!
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lovesblooms
Jun 11, 2016 12:54 PM CST
It's hot out, which means I will be feeling the urge to water and will not act on it until absolutely necessary/I feel guilty enough. I hope to check on things when the sun goes in.
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mom2goldens
Jun 11, 2016 1:27 PM CST
Thanks for the new thread, Dr. Dawg!

Definitely feeling like summer here, with highs to be in the 90s all week. Tomatoes are just starting to set fruit--hopefully the heat won't slow them down. I still have one more drip irrigation are to get set up, then we should be able to not worry much about watering.
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Newyorkrita
Jun 11, 2016 2:54 PM CST
drdawg said:I will do it.

All my garlic is now hanging and curing in the greenhouse. There is not nearly as much as I would have wished, but I say that every year. Whistling It is true every year. Sighing!


I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Thumbs up

Yup, feels like summer here today.

I was harvesting snap peas again today. Which I also did yesterday. Wow, they are so good fresh from the garden.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jun 11, 2016 2:55 PM CST
mom2goldens said:Thanks for the new thread, Dr. Dawg!

Definitely feeling like summer here, with highs to be in the 90s all week. Tomatoes are just starting to set fruit--hopefully the heat won't slow them down. I still have one more drip irrigation are to get set up, then we should be able to not worry much about watering.


Not much fruit on my tomatoes, in fact hardly maybe 4 plants have green tomatoes. Many plants just starting to flower now.
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lovesblooms
Jun 11, 2016 3:23 PM CST
I did pull all my snap peas yesterday and planted Cherokee Trail of Tears black beans for dry beans. Had to replant a couple squash, but they're just about all up.

I have way more lettuce than I know what to do with. Gave some to my sister but she could only take so much. Have to give some to friends. May let some bolt, although I don't know what kind it is. It filled my bed well, and tastes good!

Summer veggie time!
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Newyorkrita
Jun 11, 2016 3:25 PM CST
lovesblooms said:I did pull all my snap peas yesterday and planted Cherokee Trail of Tears black beans for dry beans. Had to replant a couple squash, but they're just about all up.

I have way more lettuce than I know what to do with. Gave some to my sister but she could only take so much. Have to give some to friends. May let some bolt, although I don't know what kind it is. It filled my bed well, and tastes good!

Summer veggie time!


I love when the veggies come on and there is a lot of fresh picked from the garden.
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Thomas75
Jun 11, 2016 3:54 PM CST
Well the few Tomato plants (about 12) that survived our unbelievable rain storms are producing beautiful fruit every day now. Only 6 of my Bell pepper plants appear they will make it, that is out of 40 plants that I started with. Lost all of my Okra, all of my Jalapeno plants and almost all of my Corn. So for my “summer” garden that is about it, however it’s almost time for the Fall planting, yeah. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Newyorkrita
Jun 11, 2016 3:57 PM CST
Thomas75 said:Well the few Tomato plants (about 12) that survived our unbelievable rain storms are producing beautiful fruit every day now. Only 6 of my Bell pepper plants appear they will make it, that is out of 40 plants that I started with. Lost all of my Okra, all of my Jalapeno plants and almost all of my Corn. So for my “summer” garden that is about it, however it’s almost time for the Fall planting, yeah. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!


So sorry that many of the plants were beaten to death!!
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Weedwhacker
Jun 11, 2016 5:40 PM CST
I was going to comment that it isn't officially summer yet -- but it sure felt like it here today! Our temp got up to around 90F, quite a shock from the highs in the high 60s that we've been having; and tomorrow is supposed to have a high of 69F. Blinking I didn't get much done in the garden today, as you might imagine; watered the plants that are still in the GH, raked out a pile of grass mulch from a couple of days ago, and removed several piles of weeds and stuff from the garden. Took a nap. Read a book. I have no idea how those of you in the south get anything done in the summer!!
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Newyorkrita
Jun 11, 2016 5:48 PM CST
I know it is not Calendar Summer but I think most of us are feeling like summer and that we should be on a summer thread! Thumbs up
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katiebear
Jun 11, 2016 6:06 PM CST
Believe me, it's summer here. And will be until October. katie
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mom2goldens
Jun 11, 2016 6:23 PM CST
Temps here have gotten so warm that I think my peas are done (before ever getting a single pea). However, we love pea shoots, so may harvest them for our salads.

I lost 2 huge Colorado Spruce trees in my beds this spring (wind literally blew them over). So--I now have a huge sunny spot in my yard that I need to plan for. I'm contemplating moving my veggie garden to that area next year, as the area it's currently in is not getting enough sun due to the big trees around that area. Decisions, decisions........
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Newyorkrita
Jun 11, 2016 6:40 PM CST
mom2goldens said:Temps here have gotten so warm that I think my peas are done (before ever getting a single pea). However, we love pea shoots, so may harvest them for our salads.

I lost 2 huge Colorado Spruce trees in my beds this spring (wind literally blew them over). So--I now have a huge sunny spot in my yard that I need to plan for. I'm contemplating moving my veggie garden to that area next year, as the area it's currently in is not getting enough sun due to the big trees around that area. Decisions, decisions........


It sounds like the new spot will work out better.

Shame about the peas.

You love pea shoots have you looked into the newer hypertendril snap peas?
http://www.rareseeds.com/magnolia-blossom-tendril-pea/
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Newyorkrita
Jun 11, 2016 6:44 PM CST
The sugar snap type peas are such a hit this spring that I am really thinking to expand the pea production next spring.

I would love to grow the newer type edible podded peas developed by Peace seedlings. Was reading this blog by someone growing those peas and how marvelous they are. Tall though, my pots wouldn't work.

http://awaytogarden.com/a-rainbow-of-peas-with-peace-seedlin...
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lovesblooms
Jun 11, 2016 7:30 PM CST
I'd never heard of hypertendril peas. They do look like fun.

Yes, peas were a great harvest this year. After the first year I planted peas three years ago I was hooked. They've never failed to produce plenty. This year I planted twice as much as usual, and got maybe three gallons of peas.

That is quite a spike in temp, Sandy!

Thomas, I'm going to have to replant okra, too, and my peppers look very very sad, from the cold wet spring. Only two came up among the carrots for some reason. What are you going to plant for fall?
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Weedwhacker
Jun 11, 2016 7:54 PM CST
I still prefer the "snow peas" to the "snap peas."

and I'm afraid I just don't "get" using the pea tendrils for any purpose...
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jun 11, 2016 8:13 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:I still prefer the "snow peas" to the "snap peas."

and I'm afraid I just don't "get" using the pea tendrils for any purpose...


Well, I tasted a pea tendril raw and it did nothing for me. I will stick to eating the pods.

You like snow peas more than sugar snaps then maybe you might like to try the new Puffer pods. Snow snap hybrids also at Peace seeds.

I sure would like to try them next spring.
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Newyorkrita
Jun 11, 2016 8:15 PM CST
lovesblooms said:I'd never heard of hypertendril peas. They do look like fun.

Yes, peas were a great harvest this year. After the first year I planted peas three years ago I was hooked. They've never failed to produce plenty. This year I planted twice as much as usual, and got maybe three gallons of peas.


No matter how many the peas produce it is never enough. nodding

Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
Jun 11, 2016 8:53 PM CST
Yes, there really wasn't much between us--but it was plenty enough, seeing as we don't really eat peas any other time during the year except as a last frozen resort, lol.

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