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(Fark)   I'm beginning to think I will never grow anything ever again. Please come in and convince me otherwise in your weekly Fark gardening thread for Tuesday May 17, 2022   ( divider line
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2022-05-16 7:45:56 PM  
14 votes:
So this is what greeted me this morning as I woke up:

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I love snow, but... Yeah.  May.  MID-May.

I will never garden again.  EVAR.
2022-05-16 11:52:04 PM  
7 votes:
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2022-05-16 11:48:50 PM  
5 votes:
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2022-05-16 8:10:30 PM  
4 votes:

cretinbob: I got a job doing cemetery grounds keeping last week...
I'm so sore and it feels so good

I am glad the topic of discussion is gardening.

Otherwise that statement sounds... wrong

Anybody got tips on how to best deal with unwelcome vines?
2022-05-17 11:57:45 AM  
4 votes:
Our forecast is for snow starting Wednesday night and lasting through the end of the week.
My plants are forming gangs and I think some major trouble is going down if they don't get out soon.
2022-05-16 8:15:52 PM  
3 votes:
We learned that the tulips at the house we bought in November are orange.

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2022-05-16 10:37:48 PM  
3 votes:

Wendigogo: I kicked some gardening arse this weekend and planted some poppy seeds. As mentioned in another thread, it'll be interesting to see if they actually grow. My lilac bush is in full bloom, no thanks to me.

The garden bed at the front of the house is overrun with ants. So I'm looking into ways to deal with that. We have pest control coming out this week.  Any other advice is appreciated.

I have California poppies sprouting in situ.  I have high hopes for them.

In other news, my autocarrot has gone absolutely mad.  I wrote hopes correctly, and it corrected to Hope's.  It ADDED two mistakes to a perfectly good word.
2022-05-17 2:39:56 AM  
3 votes:
If it's any consolation submitter, you're growing a legion of dust mites with your exfoliating skin. So you have that going for you. Which is nice.
2022-05-16 10:49:13 PM  
2 votes:
Today is my birthday, subby. Please plant a lemon tree for me :)
2022-05-17 7:39:31 AM  
2 votes:
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This is a bed of jalapeños. We lost one plant to one of our neighborhood commando rabbits. I got the scope on my .177 crossman dialed in. But in the end they're so cute and I couldn't take the bloody shot. So I hired an army of marigolds. So far they are thwarting the bunnies.
2022-05-17 7:48:04 AM  
2 votes:
Crazy, I've had my tomatoes and cucumbers planted for three weeks now. Last week it got very close to a hundred degrees around here. This week is way more livable. This is my second year in my digs and my first garden. My yard is big enough to do some serious planting. Funny thing is I'm becoming pretty sure that something big is buried there. Like a car, but my luck it would be an old septic tank. When I planted the cucumbers I dug into a clay pipe. The place also has a old looking well in the back yard.

I had dig rite come out last year, there isn't any active water or sewer supposed to be in the back. I'm almost curious enough to find out what is in my back yard. I'm guessing getting a metal detector would be first, over digging holes? The well is filled in with dirt and junk of course. A neighbor told me the people long before me used the well. I wonder if there is an underground stream in my back yard too. And yes I wonder about what else is out there.
2022-05-17 7:03:56 AM  
1 vote:
I dreamt of snow on my garden and yard last night. Woke up in a cold sweat.
2022-05-17 8:02:47 AM  
1 vote:
Finally got my bi-color Sunflowers outside. First set of morning glories got killed by the frost, so I'm germinating more.
Of course, the marigolds (Mexican and french) are coming on like crazy now that the weather has turned to better.
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A few of the marigolds.
2022-05-17 9:25:29 AM  
1 vote:

AlgaeRancher: cretinbob: I got a job doing cemetery grounds keeping last week...
I'm so sore and it feels so good

I am glad the topic of discussion is gardening.

Otherwise that statement sounds... wrong

Anybody got tips on how to best deal with unwelcome vines?

You pour dem vite down deh drain.
2022-05-17 3:33:28 PM  
1 vote:

rosekolodny: knobmaker: I've always wondered why exactly.

It looked weird.  When you have an idea in your head, you want the final product to match.

And it feels awful to be a full-grown adult but your parents won't stop treating you like a child.  Every time my mother comes over and starts doing my dishes, I want to murder her.  F*ck you.  Do your own dishes.  Leave my kitchen alone.

I caught my mother in law using soap on my cast iron skillet once. I love my wife, but I could have divorced her whole family right then and there
2022-05-18 9:10:42 AM  
1 vote:

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Sugar Rush Peach peppers. More marigold soldiers.

Those are some nice beds! I plan on taking down the privacy fence, leaving the posts up and having beds of perennial asparagus between the posts and have vines of some sort on a trellis. I can't find the video, but it was a no till method of laying down topsoil and then a layer of hay and planting the potatoes/asparagus/whatever by pushing them through the layer of hay.

Here's the video that started me down the no till path. It's fascinating

[YouTube video: Treating the Farm as an Ecosystem with Gabe Brown Part 1, The 5 Tenets of Soil Health]

I tried the Ruth Stout method for the past few years but I couldn't get it to work. There is a video of her and her no till method out there. She literally just throws the seed potatoes on the ground and then throws a clump of spoiled hay over them. I went back to the bucket method. I hope you get it to work.

That description sounds lazy and only half the story. Layering soil and hay year after year and using cover crops when not growing veggies to keep the soil "alive" is the way to go.

So far, so good. I'm making some beds like you (and some inspiration from other farkers in this thread) on top of the soil. I'll let you know how it goes in a few years.


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She uses the word indolent.
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