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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Apr 24, 2017 7:39 AM CST
pod said:
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Aw!

texaskitty111 said:
My winter squash is stating to climb
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this looks very good.
I especially appreciate that it actually looks like a working garden, and not a magazine photo.
I truly and honestly believe that those people that would have a tidy garden at any cost.... Are missing the point, and all the endless weeding does more harm than good.

Do you eat the chenopodium?

Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Apr 24, 2017 8:38 AM CST
No, I eat no wild plants. I think my garden is finally healthy this year. Time will tell.
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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Apr 24, 2017 10:08 AM CST
I wore out the neighbor boys Saturday. And, I worked just as hard next to them! They earned their $$. Thumbs up
►Both Geobins are reloaded to the top
►Sago Palms trimmed, bed weeded, Preen weed block laid thick, and 5" of wood chips now fill the bed. Hopefully, it'll do what the side yard is doing, and, I'll be a very happy camper! Might not have to weed that bed until next summer!!!
►Sprayed Bt for the cabbage loopers that have moved in with a vengeance. Thumbs down But, nothing was moving this morning! Thumbs up
►Cleaned off the patio
►Trimmed everything, deadheaded some, and watered everywhere.
►Harvested tomatillos to freeze!

#1 Sago Bed in the background
#2 Patio
#3 Purple Hull Peas
#4 Danvers Half Long carrot. They grow like a stubby cigar, and, are nicely sweet!
#5 Tomatillo bed
#6 Contender Green beans in the southern 1/2, tomatoes in the northern 1/2

Still didn't get to the lawns, but, there's always today! :tiphat:

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 24, 2017 1:24 PM CST
Linda, I just love your veggie gardens!! Thumbs up
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Apr 24, 2017 2:03 PM CST
Thank you, Rita!

I'm doing my best to post an accurate picture of my small veggie garden. I discovered a long time ago, that a picture captures only a small pocket of imagery. And, I became quite alarmed when I realized viewers were projecting their view of my yard, based on those small, isolated "snapshots". Blinking

I think that's why I'm working so hard to live up to the imaginings, LOL!! Actually, it's a very real impetus for me to get the entire yard in order, so that whenever I post a snapshot, I'm not misrepresenting the whole. I want to rest assured that I can snap a pic from anywhere in the yard, and it truly represents what you actually see, and beyond.

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Apr 24, 2017 2:10 PM CST
It doesn't have to represent everything. It only claims to be what it is. That section of the veggie garden.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 24, 2017 2:44 PM CST
stone said:

I especially appreciate that it actually looks like a working garden, and not a magazine photo.
I truly and honestly believe that those people that would have a tidy garden at any cost.... Are missing the point, and all the endless weeding does more harm than good.



I love this statement, Stone (despite the fact that I do try to keep my garden more or less weed free -- usually "less"). My belief is that more people would grow gardens were it not for the image of perfection projected by magazine photos, which not very many real-life people are able to duplicate!

In way of support for your statement about "endless weeding does more harm than good," I was starting to clean up my perennial flower bed today (which was essentially totally neglected last year) and discovered that there are a lot more poppy plants coming up than I had before. (Okay, there are also a lot of cedar and balsam trees sprouting in there, and a LOT of grass, but still... poppies! Smiling )

“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Apr 24, 2017 3:19 PM CST
Thanks, Rita! I will keep that in mind.

My garden will never be magazine perfect, nor is that my goal. Just keeping it tidy, within reason. Once most of the excess is hauled away, I'll pretty much be finished with the surrounding area outside of the raised beds.

I would like to add a few hanging baskets around the fenceline, for asthetics and pollinators. And, my drip irrigation system. Haven't built up enough courage for that yet, but, I'm closer than I've ever been to reaching for that trenching shovel.

Hey, I actually BOUGHT the trenching shovel, LOLOLOL!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 24, 2017 8:30 PM CST
"I actually BOUGHT the trenching shovel"

It's a great tool, Linda -- you will love it! Smiling
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Name: Liz Shaw
Gilbert, AZ (Sunset Zone 13) (Zone 9a)
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LizDTM
Apr 24, 2017 9:14 PM CST
Linda, love the picture. Your garden looks great! Hurray!
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Apr 25, 2017 2:43 PM CST
My "vegetable" garden....
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Was tomatoes and watermelons n stuff last summer.... planted poppies and turnips for winter 'cover crop'.

Fixing to turn stuff under and set out summer veggies:

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Of course, a good bit of these were already planted.... before taking pic.... you just can't see the planted stuff in the long range pic....

And... that's just a small section...

Wonder what a drone shot would look like?


Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 25, 2017 2:45 PM CST
It's so beautiful!! Big Grin
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
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mom2goldens
Apr 25, 2017 6:33 PM CST
Lovely garden, Stone.
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
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PlantMania
Apr 26, 2017 9:15 AM CST
Love love love looking at all of these - (not that I would steal any ideas that I see)

I have to keep my ladder out in the garden now to keep weaving my butter beans and long beans.

(ladder view)
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 26, 2017 9:40 AM CST
PlantMania said:Love love love looking at all of these - (not that I would steal any ideas that I see)

I have to keep my ladder out in the garden now to keep weaving my butter beans and long beans.

(ladder view)
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Wow, that is impressive. I love the way it looks.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 27, 2017 5:57 PM CST
Looking great, Stewart! Thumbs up
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Apr 30, 2017 2:46 AM CST
My veggie garden is just getting started for the year. Here are pictures...

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I really like the last one. That is a windowbox of Bok Choy. I hated those huge rust-infested ones in the stores, so I am growing small ones myself. I just harvest individual leaves each stir-fry meal and they keep growing new ones.

There are other crops like kohlrabi, chard, and melons but I don't have pictures of those. Succession plantings are going in tomorrow, plus beans, cukes, 2 bicolor corns, yellow squash, parsnips, beets, and celery. And I'm probably forgetting a few.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Apr 30, 2017 11:48 AM CST
Week 4:
So I finally got some beans

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They are all on the bottom, and in the middle of the cage. But, I got some rattlesnake

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Spanish musica

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and Romano

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And, I finally got my sweet potato slips

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I got a mix pack, so I get what they send me. I got Molokai purple, Korean purple, Okinawan purple, and omani pink. Anyone familiar with those? What so you think of them? What's you favorite way to fix them?
My peas are climbing.

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And so is my winter squash. May have to take a chair out there this summer, and read in the squash patch

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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Apr 30, 2017 12:18 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! for your sweet potato slips! I haven't heard of those kinds but only because I buy a sweet potato from the store and grow my own slips.

Favorite way to eat the greens? Or the taters?

I've never eaten the greens but have been told they are good.

I like to slice sweet potatoes and drizzle with olive oil and some herbs, seasoning, salt & pepper. Whatever taste you like and I oven roast them till tender but crispy on the edges. I even love to eat these as leftovers when cold. Now I'm hungry...

Your gardens are looking good!
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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
May 1, 2017 1:12 PM CST
I've never tried the greens, but will sneak a few that won't grow where I want them to grow. Don't think I'll get much in the pots, but I have a 4' area inside my garden cage for them to spread. Will try doing them that way @Kristi
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