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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Jun 24, 2017 3:00 PM CST
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The tomatoes are finally growing. I am also getting a good amount of strawberries every day


I LOVE these Relleno pepper blossoms


I hope I love the peppers as much

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This is strawberries on the left, Armenian garlic top right, and my beloved horseradish bottom center.

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These are volunteer Sweet Williams growing in a neglected part of the property

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Here are my Mako onions I started from seed sent to me from a fellow gardener in New Jersey. He said these are by far his longest storing onion.

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I'm getting a nice big bowl of raspberries every day now. And these are my first ever french breakfast radishes!

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My breakfast after tending the garden this morning. (Waffles from scratch nodding )

Toni
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 24, 2017 7:15 PM CST
Wow, Toni -- Everything looks wonderful ! Thumbs up Thumbs up

I just planted some raspberry plants (given to me by a friend) this spring -- I hope they do half as well as yours Smiling
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
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Toni
Jun 25, 2017 3:28 PM CST
@Weedwacker
Sandy-
That is how I got my raspberry vines! And they just spread like crazy if I let them.
Thank you for your compliment Lovey dubby



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I was so excited to see some zucchini today!


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Here are some baby Roma tomatoes Hurray!
Toni
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
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Toni
Jun 25, 2017 3:34 PM CST
Do you have some photos of your gardens to share?
Toni
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 25, 2017 6:50 PM CST
Toni said:Do you have some photos of your gardens to share?


It's been so dang rainy here I haven't taken any!! Grumbling

I will soon -- although my garden is still in the pretty early stages at this point. Smiling
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Jun 26, 2017 11:07 AM CST
I think that is what is so fun about this site - seeing climate, plant timing, and growth stages. So it is still interesting to see gardens in the early stages nodding
And BOY don't I know what you mean by rain! We went from torrential downpour pours to 100 degree drought over night! Crazy weather
Toni
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
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Toni
Jun 26, 2017 9:57 PM CST

Had the day off from the day job so I harvested the garlic before the Gophers could eat it all!
This is Armenian garlic from Get garlic.com. They are a wonderful family business with beautiful delicious garlic.
Toni
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 27, 2017 12:32 PM CST
Really nice-looking garlic, Toni -- you should add that photo to the plant database (I see you already have one there of the plant itself). Thumbs up
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Jun 27, 2017 12:48 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I didn't even think of that! Thank You!
Toni
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Jun 29, 2017 12:01 AM CST
My Grandparents had a raspberry bed in the middle of their lawn. They controlled the spreading habit by just mowing. I'm thinking of trying the same...
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 29, 2017 7:24 AM CST
Yardenman said:My Grandparents had a raspberry bed in the middle of their lawn. They controlled the spreading habit by just mowing. I'm thinking of trying the same...


That's pretty much what we're doing... it's not in the "middle middle" of the lawn, but it does have lawn surrounding it on all sides. Still a work in progress, but it will have a border of landscape timbers to define where the bed ends and the lawn starts, and (hopefully) make it easier to mow and trim around. I know the plants will be able to spread to the lawn underneath that border, but hopefully mowing will keep them from getting out of hand. Or else we'll have a raspberry farm Hilarious!
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Name: Yardenman
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Yardenman
Jun 29, 2017 7:42 AM CST
Weedwhacker said:

That's pretty much what we're doing... it's not in the "middle middle" of the lawn, but it does have lawn surrounding it on all sides. Still a work in progress, but it will have a border of landscape timbers to define where the bed ends and the lawn starts, and (hopefully) make it easier to mow and trim around. I know the plants will be able to spread to the lawn underneath that border, but hopefully mowing will keep them from getting out of hand. Or else we'll have a raspberry farm Hilarious!


That is wonderful. But may I offer a suggestion about framed beds to make them easier to mow around?

Get a roll of 10" wide sheet aluminum and attach it to the bottom of the frames so it sticks out at ground level. You will never have to trim around the frames again! Standard mowing will work just fine.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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Weedwhacker
Jun 29, 2017 12:59 PM CST
Yardenman, wouldn't the sheet aluminum get awfully messed up by the lawn tractor running over it?

Anyway, I like trimming -- just call me Weedwhacker! Hilarious!
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Jul 3, 2017 3:57 PM CST
Well the @#$!& Gophers found my red onions Grumbling I am hoping they don't get ALL of the onions.
I thought they got ALL of the potatoes but it looks like they left a couple.... At least until they grow to harvest. We will see who gets there first Blinking
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 3, 2017 4:33 PM CST
Toni said:

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All I can say is that it's a good thing you live so far away from me or I would be raiding your garden and stealing some of those raspberries. Wow!! They are beautiful. Thumbs up
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Toni
Jul 4, 2017 8:09 AM CST
@greene

I would love to share with you Group hug
I should be getting a second flush here before too long.

On a sadder note - I just noticed the Gopher has eaten my biggest Mako onion Grumbling
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I've set traps and just can't get them! D'Oh!

Toni
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Birds
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Weedwhacker
Jul 4, 2017 9:43 AM CST
[quote="Toni"
On a sadder note - I just noticed the Gopher has eaten my biggest Mako onion Grumbling
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I've set traps and just can't get them! D'Oh!

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OMG! WHY do they always seem to pick the thing we really have our eye on to harvest??
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Toni
Jul 4, 2017 1:42 PM CST
That's what I want to know! There are hundreds of acres all around me and the have to devour my garden Grumbling
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 4, 2017 1:46 PM CST
Its because you do such a good job on growing it, they know it will taste great! No sense going down the block where they do not take care of their gardens.
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Toni
Jul 6, 2017 1:20 PM CST

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This is the earliest I have ever had tomatoes! Hurray! Hurray!
Toni
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