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Name: Gina
(Zone 9a)
"Man does not live by bread alone..
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GinaY86441
Jun 13, 2020 11:15 AM CST
Howdy Peeps!

Here's some photos of the garden taken this morning along with some of my harvest photos. I have 6 qts of pickled beets already and almost 4 lbs of green beans harvested this season. Difficult to see the cantaloupe and cucumber on the trellis. Should have gotten a close up shot. Maybe next time.

Anyways, the zucchini, watermelon, acorn squash, butternut and pumpkin have just broke soil. Hopefully, I'll see a nice harvest in October. Might be a bit late on the watermelon, but they are sugar baby, so maybe they'll be okay.

Happy Gardening!

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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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plantmanager
Jun 13, 2020 11:42 AM CST
Amazing, as usual, Gina! fantastic work,
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Name: Gina
(Zone 9a)
"Man does not live by bread alone..
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GinaY86441
Jun 13, 2020 12:12 PM CST
Hi Karen! Thanks, Sweetheart. I told myself I was going to be taking summers off, but here I am again, planting the melons, squash and gourds! I'm really holding my feet to the fire this year to not have another tangled mess out there. I've done a lot of research on tending/pruning these crops; and if I fail due to heat or apathy, well I'll be calling summers off for good.

Wish me luck and success!

How's everything going for you? I know you had a well issue last year that postponed some of your aspirations. Have you been able to get back on track?



Port d'Envaux, France (Zone 9a)
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JBarstool
Jun 13, 2020 2:06 PM CST
OK. I have two, no make that three, things to say:

1) Zounds, your garden looks fabulous!

2) Your 9a is clearly different than my 9a.

3) You know, no one likes a show off.

I find myself most amusing.
Name: Gina
(Zone 9a)
"Man does not live by bread alone..
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GinaY86441
Jun 13, 2020 2:27 PM CST
Hi JBarstool!

1). Hey, thanks my fellow gardener! I appreciate the kudos!
2). 9a at 3500' elevation in an arid desert. What's your 9a like?
3). Hahahahahaha.... have you seen the produce they grow in Alaska!!

Happy gardening, Mr. Barstool! Hurray!
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
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plantmanager
Jun 13, 2020 2:37 PM CST
We did get a new well at the cost of $15K! Now the new well is not producing well due to our severe drought. We haven't had a good rain in a long time. We are having to conserve water again.

Then I had surgery on my neck and on my back 2 months later. It's been a long recovery from those surgeries. I'm glad they got done right before everything closed down for the pandemic! I am doing PT now, and just doing a little bit of gardening. I have 3 tomato plants I grew from seed and keep some cilantro going as well as I can. It bolts quickly here. Most of the rest of my plants are tropicals like Plumerias, hibiscus, geranium, and lots of cacti and succulents. I'm trying to get most of them out of the pots and into the ground.
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Port d'Envaux, France (Zone 9a)
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JBarstool
Jun 13, 2020 2:46 PM CST
GinaY86441 said:Hi JBarstool!

1). Hey, thanks my fellow gardener! I appreciate the kudos!
2). 9a at 3500' elevation in an arid desert. What's your 9a like?
3). Hahahahahaha.... have you seen the produce they grow in Alaska!!

Happy gardening, Mr. Barstool! Hurray!


I gardened in Boise Idaho for a couple of pleasant years - a 7a (that too was fiction) high-mountain-desert zone. I quite liked it.

Here, 9a is temperate, not quite Mediterranean. Sea level. Hot, dry summers, short and mostly moderate winters. Coldest winter reading this year (one night) in January was 29, but boy did we get a lot of rain this winter...and have now gone from the summer-like 90's last week to winter-like upper 50's and more rain. Unheard of in June. My tomatoes are not happy.
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Name: Gina
(Zone 9a)
"Man does not live by bread alone..
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GinaY86441
Jun 13, 2020 4:38 PM CST
Oh, Karen! Neck and back surgery is some serious stuff! I'm so sorry to hear this news, but I'm glad you are on the road to recovery!! Do rush it, but do try to complete all the exercises the PT asks. I can't tell you how many times I was in PT for keyboard related neck/shoulder/wrist pain. The exercises and Anti-inflammatory meds were my saving grace.

Keep us updated on your recovery. Hugs.

Name: Gina
(Zone 9a)
"Man does not live by bread alone..
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GinaY86441
Jun 13, 2020 4:46 PM CST
JB,

Your weather is exactly what we experienced here this year! More rain than usual and unusual out-of-season cold spells... really cold spells. In fact, we just had night temps in the low 50s just a couple weeks ago.

I've done cherry tomatoes in our shaded hoop house, but they are never very abundant. I've accepted that it just isn't going to work out for us for many reasons. Just can't seem to make it work.
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jun 13, 2020 8:59 PM CST
So impressed as usual with the crops you get in that environment, Gina! Thumbs up

I grew sweet 100 cherry tomatoes from seed this year. They are all in pots. Started eating them a coup!e weeks ago. Our elevation is just over 2400 feet. 108 here yesterday and 106 today. Very dry.
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
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plantmanager
Jun 13, 2020 9:33 PM CST
Thanks, Gina. I am practicing all of the exercises. There were some like push ups that I thought I could never do. I never have been able to do even one. My PT kept pushing me, and now I can do 2 of them! He expects me to get up to 20! I'm not so sure about that, lol! I'm still on the strong drugs, but need to get off of all of them soon. I'm sure exercises will be even harder then.
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jun 13, 2020 10:29 PM CST
Wow, pushups! Never could do those. Hope you continue to do well, Karen! Group hug
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8

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