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2022-07-04 8:59:11 PM  
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2022-07-04 9:11:14 PM  
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One healthy weed
 
2022-07-04 9:13:22 PM  
Which I am loathe to yank
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Some interesting lillies are coming up
 
2022-07-04 9:30:40 PM  
My garden is cranking.  Picked almost a pound of green beans (enough for 2 salades niçoises), with much more to come in the next few days.

I also got 4 pounds of leafy greens.  Sauteed them with some garlic scapes, then added a couple of slices of grilled beef.  Boom - that's lunch for the rest of the week.  I could probably pick another 3-4 pounds without even blinking - chard, collards, mizuno, lettuce.  The bok choy was bolting and getting hit with bugs, so I harvested what I could and then cleared out the row.  I'll plant a fall crop of it in late August, I think.

I made a great compound butter with 1 pound of butter and .25 pounds of sage - photo below.  I did a bunch of medallions (about 1/4 oz each) using silicone molds, plus some basic cylinders.  And it's like my sage plant wasn't even touched.  If I can find time this week, I'll do the same with lovage, chives, and oregano.  Its also the season for black raspberries and mulberries, so I'll be out in the woods early in the morning with raspberries, and in the evening at with mulberry trees on my neighbor's property (they gave me free rein).

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I'm getting real close to finishing my drip irrigation system, too.  Found a great plugin for login & security.  Also braided a bunch of cables, secured them with shrinkwrap, and soldered on the DuPont connectors for the moisture sensors.  I wrapped up the CRUD stuff for the views and controllers.  And I think I have the wifi router configured correctly to pass inbound HTTP on ports 80 and 3000.  I have to translate Python to Ruby for a couple of things, work out a few config items on the Raspberry Pi, then get it to run headless, and I'll be able to install it in the garage.  Next weekend, fingers crossed.
 
2022-07-04 9:32:10 PM  

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Screw medium.  Just do big and tiny.
 
2022-07-04 11:24:58 PM  
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My tomatoes are out of control.
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Sunflowers are getting tall, the trellis plan is starting to look like a bust. I have some winter squash and zucchini sizing up. The pepper patch is a bit slow to produce right now.
 
2022-07-05 12:10:40 AM  
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Next year I'm going to trellis the peas. But the Jr Geologists love getting in there and snacking. Cucumbers in the back await their turn.

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The spinach (left) has all gone to seed so I've planted some bush beans in there while the seeds dry out. And I planted my lettuce all at the same time so now I have to eat it everyday until it's bitter.

And what I thought were beets are not beets. I had a beet plant go to seed last year after just one year so I saved the seeds but they just come up all leafy and don't set roots.
 
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2022-07-05 7:10:46 AM  
How timely: I've just been browing pre-made raised garden beds on Facebook and seeing mostly flimsy junk. I'm thinking I want to start selling and installing the garden-bed/soil/drip irrigation/plants as a pre-made combo deal. What do you think? Sure takes the hassle out of the start-up for a lot of people.
 
2022-07-05 7:30:14 AM  

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Personally I've just called it the crust since its all crust on one side but I've heard others call it the heel.
 
2022-07-05 7:32:25 AM  
Went out and clipped some of the vines on the side of my house the other day. Gonna need to wait until fall to remove them I think. Got torn up by bugs in the couple minutes I was out there,
 
2022-07-05 7:33:43 AM  
Not having a great year. Tomatoes hit by an early blight they can't shake. Looks like it will be a late crop if any.
 
2022-07-05 7:35:29 AM  
This is also the first time that an insect pest has found my pepper plants.
 
2022-07-05 7:44:32 AM  
I'm at 20 pints of blueberries in the freezer, with half again more to pick between now and the end of the month.

The volunteer butternut squash finally put out its first bloom. I have 8-10 crook necks I'll pull later in the week.

The tomatoes are huge but still green.
 
2022-07-05 7:57:18 AM  
This ugly thing is my Carolina Reeper.  Mrs. Bought it for my birthday 3 years ago, I've managed to bring it in and keep it alive through 2 winters now. 
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2022-07-05 7:58:12 AM  
First 'maters are starting to come in along with bell peppers.  I think there is even an eggplant ready.  I started my cucumber late, but they are blooming now.

I did have to give up on some of the container tomatoes and put them in the ground.  I was trying to give the ground a rest because of previous battles with early blight, but it was getting difficult to keep the plants happy.  I think these particular ones are indeterminates.  I started from seeds that I had on hand, so I couldn't remember exactly what they were.  The other variety seems happy enough in the containers.
 
2022-07-05 8:05:10 AM  

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It's called "the heel".

First heard that from a guy from Georgia years ago and it stuck.
 
2022-07-05 8:24:24 AM  
First harvest of early plantings:
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3 varieties of carrots in here:
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and one of these Jamaican Scotch Bonnets:
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2022-07-05 8:28:30 AM  

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Next year I'm going to trellis the peas. But the Jr Geologists love getting in there and snacking. Cucumbers in the back await their turn.

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The spinach (left) has all gone to seed so I've planted some bush beans in there while the seeds dry out. And I planted my lettuce all at the same time so now I have to eat it everyday until it's bitter.

And what I thought were beets are not beets. I had a beet plant go to seed last year after just one year so I saved the seeds but they just come up all leafy and don't set roots.


Any cucumber tips? I have tomatoes and zuchs and bell peps and japs going strong. Cucumbers are sassy pants. From seed no problem but they DO NOT like being transplanted from their seed starting medium. In my experience. I have two that are still alive. I'm scared to look at them without throwing dollar bills to keep them happy.
 
2022-07-05 8:31:45 AM  
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Started some morning glories up a wall, hopefully they creep across that fence,  threw the watermelon and corn husks out there yesterday the dirt and most of thatbwall weren't there 2 months ago.

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Here's Bottlerocket with some of his tomatoes and basil I think.


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And this was the grass I planted and left for a week.
After mowing, there was some grass there, but a lot was blocked by those super healthy.
 
2022-07-05 8:46:27 AM  
It's been too hot here for the peppers, so they are probably going to set fruit later on, which is okay. They'll come through eventually. (The little hot pepper plant visible in the photo below is doing better than it looks there.)

I am worried about the zucchini plants, though. Two of them are acting like their time is up, though they are putting out blossoms. I do see insects up here, but I might try pollinating them myself, if I see ms and fs at the same time.
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The tomatoes are doing okay. The cherry tomatoes are getting ready to ripen, and the Cherokee Purple is about 5 feet tall, looking pretty good for a potted plant in a corner where it doesn't have much room to spread. The Early Girl was way stunted and is only about 3.5 feet tall, but it looks like it will produce a few tomatoes, though much later than I'd have gotten them at my house.
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And there's a lot of mint, thyme, and oregano. I need to decide what to do with some of the mint, but living alone, a little really goes a long way, no matter which path I take.
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2022-07-05 8:54:31 AM  
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2022-07-05 8:58:50 AM  
I picked about thirty jalapenos over the weekend.
 
2022-07-05 9:04:13 AM  
Birds and rabbits have been really a nuisance this year esp in the wife's flower garden.

Cucs & GBs coming in strong. Grape toms starting to berry
I think my potatoes need more sunlight - worried I'll just have little nuggs by the time I pull them up
 
2022-07-05 9:06:25 AM  
everything is slowly starting to come around. tomatoes are finally taking off. normally this is the week I'd get my first ripe one, but because of the crappy conditions this year the first is at least a week away from ripeness. have a few peppers growing but the plants are still smallish - I should take off the peppers that are growing and try to get the plants bigger. cucumbers should be starting any day.

clipped and dried a bunch of oregano last week. my wife's cousin was at the house the other day and saw it in a large bowl and complimented me on my marijuana harvest. I offered her some but explained it wouldn't get her high unless she smoked a ton of it. picked the first zucchini the other day - might grill that up today. and growing cauliflower for the first time and the plants look great. so great in fact that a giant groundhog has taken up residence under the neighbor's shed adjacent to my property and comes over to stand on the two foot fence I have around them to nibble on the tops of the plants. when I lived out in the country there was an easy way to take care of that little issue but now that I have neighbors, they may not appreciate me taking down backyard varmints with a .22. of course - around here May through September is high fireworks season and they usually start blowing things up starting around 9 in the morning every damn day. doubt anyone would notice. and thank you Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for changing the fireworks laws and turning every neighborhood into the Battle of the Bulge every summer.

still have the rabbit hanging around, gorging on the dill and treating the yard like a giant buffet. I got it with the hose the other day and it worked off some of those calories as it scampered away in a hurry, but just sitting outside a few minutes ago it came up and gave me a look of "is that all you got?"

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2022-07-05 9:07:02 AM  

powhound: Honest Geologist: [Fark user image image 425x318]
Next year I'm going to trellis the peas. But the Jr Geologists love getting in there and snacking. Cucumbers in the back await their turn.

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The spinach (left) has all gone to seed so I've planted some bush beans in there while the seeds dry out. And I planted my lettuce all at the same time so now I have to eat it everyday until it's bitter.

And what I thought were beets are not beets. I had a beet plant go to seed last year after just one year so I saved the seeds but they just come up all leafy and don't set roots.

Any cucumber tips? I have tomatoes and zuchs and bell peps and japs going strong. Cucumbers are sassy pants. From seed no problem but they DO NOT like being transplanted from their seed starting medium. In my experience. I have two that are still alive. I'm scared to look at them without throwing dollar bills to keep them happy.


You're asking the wrong guy, I've had nothing but shiat luck with cucumbers. Usually they get the powdery mildew before they produce anything. I had some luck last year with the DMR-401 variety but even then, didn't even get enough for a batch of pickles. This year i got "prolific Lebanese" or some such (couldn't get DMR-401) and sowed them directly and so far so good, but they're only just flowering now and they're kind of little.

Whatshisnameusually has some good advice for stuff like this.
 
2022-07-05 9:12:58 AM  
Mint.  Mint.  Mint.  Dandelions.  Mint and more mint.

/I need to nuke it from orbit and start over.
 
2022-07-05 9:15:57 AM  

Flab: Mint.  Mint.  Mint.  Dandelions.  Mint and more mint.

/I need to nuke it from orbit and start over.


When we moved here, one corner of the yard had mint, one corner had raspberries, and one corner had poison ivy. I was tempted to just let them fight it out.
 
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That's not , this is gulash:

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2022-07-05 9:18:54 AM  
I accidentally a word.
 
2022-07-05 9:27:54 AM  
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The tomatoes are ripening but the plant has been pretty small. I'm still getting used to container gardening. The strawberries give about one berry a week. I need to put them in larger pots, though I'm not sure how to fit them in.
 
2022-07-05 9:31:15 AM  

SirOsisofLyvre: First harvest of early plantings:
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3 varieties of carrots in here:
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and one of these Jamaican Scotch Bonnets:
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Ooooh!  Love the purple carrots! Which variety is that? It's got nice color!
 
2022-07-05 9:44:19 AM  

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The tomatoes are ripening but the plant has been pretty small. I'm still getting used to container gardening. The strawberries give about one berry a week. I need to put them in larger pots, though I'm not sure how to fit them in.


Grab some fabric 10 gallon containers, I've had much greater success with fabric because they breathe so much better.
 
2022-07-05 9:44:54 AM  

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One healthy weed


That's not a weed, this is a weed

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so, TIL Amazon sells fake weed
 
2022-07-05 9:45:17 AM  

Honest Geologist: powhound: Honest Geologist: [Fark user image image 425x318]
Next year I'm going to trellis the peas. But the Jr Geologists love getting in there and snacking. Cucumbers in the back await their turn.

[Fark user image image 425x318]

The spinach (left) has all gone to seed so I've planted some bush beans in there while the seeds dry out. And I planted my lettuce all at the same time so now I have to eat it everyday until it's bitter.

And what I thought were beets are not beets. I had a beet plant go to seed last year after just one year so I saved the seeds but they just come up all leafy and don't set roots.

Any cucumber tips? I have tomatoes and zuchs and bell peps and japs going strong. Cucumbers are sassy pants. From seed no problem but they DO NOT like being transplanted from their seed starting medium. In my experience. I have two that are still alive. I'm scared to look at them without throwing dollar bills to keep them happy.

You're asking the wrong guy, I've had nothing but shiat luck with cucumbers. Usually they get the powdery mildew before they produce anything. I had some luck last year with the DMR-401 variety but even then, didn't even get enough for a batch of pickles. This year i got "prolific Lebanese" or some such (couldn't get DMR-401) and sowed them directly and so far so good, but they're only just flowering now and they're kind of little.

Whatshisnameusually has some good advice for stuff like this.


Hahaha so it's not just me. Cucs in my experience are difficult.

I'm pretty happy with my toms and zucs and japs anyways. Anything else is bonus.
 
2022-07-05 9:49:57 AM  

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One healthy weed

That's not a weed, this is a weed

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so, TIL Amazon sells fake weed


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Here's some healthy weeds 😉. They sell clones and seeds at stores now. It's still weird, but I'm appreciative.
 
2022-07-05 9:50:48 AM  
We had a small but intense thunderstorm roll through Saturday night. An inch of rain in just minutes, hail, 70 mph wind gusts. So we went to check on our community garden plot yesterday wondering how bad it was. Luckily for us, aside from some hail holes in the the leaves, everything seems ok. The water walls are still up around our tomatoes, which definitely saved them from destruction. We'll see how everything bounces back this week.Other plots, not so lucky. Lettuce took a beating in all plots, and the people with corn probably aren't going to get any, as the wind broke all the stalks off a foot off the ground.
 
2022-07-05 10:06:58 AM  

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In NJ we just called it "the end piece". That was the only name anyone I knew called it
 
2022-07-05 10:11:07 AM  
This year, I have 5 planter boxes of the 7 boxes I had last year, and currently only have 4 boxes with anything in them. I was planning to put Strawberries in the remaining box, but I'm pretty sure I'm too late for this year. I have some Strawberry pots on my patio and got a nice little harvest already this year, but kept missing the runners to propagate

I have Griller zucchini in one box, "regular" zucchini in another box, and in between I have Cantaloupe and Watermelon. I've already gotten a bunch of zucchini and more are growing...
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2022-07-05 10:14:07 AM  

Otera: kdawg7736: [scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net image 526x580]

In NJ we just called it "the end piece". That was the only name anyone I knew called it


In NYS we call it a "heel" at least in WNY.
 
2022-07-05 10:45:12 AM  

loudboy: How timely: I've just been browing pre-made raised garden beds on Facebook and seeing mostly flimsy junk. I'm thinking I want to start selling and installing the garden-bed/soil/drip irrigation/plants as a pre-made combo deal. What do you think? Sure takes the hassle out of the start-up for a lot of people.


You could try these...
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2022-07-05 10:50:23 AM  

Flab: Mint.  Mint.  Mint.  Dandelions.  Mint and more mint.

/I need to nuke it from orbit and start over.


Transplant that mint around the foundation of your house, and you won't have ants.
 
2022-07-05 10:53:08 AM  

ICUJonTsu: loudboy: How timely: I've just been browing pre-made raised garden beds on Facebook and seeing mostly flimsy junk. I'm thinking I want to start selling and installing the garden-bed/soil/drip irrigation/plants as a pre-made combo deal. What do you think? Sure takes the hassle out of the start-up for a lot of people.

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Not a bad idea, my Dad built some like this:

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