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(Fark)   Subby is picking the last of his tomatoes and peppers from his garden, and seeing what other cold-weathered crops are working for him. This is your Tuesday Gardening thread, and Subby is jalapeno business   ( divider line
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2022-09-27 12:22:51 AM  
I just planted Chinese broccoli for a cold weather harvest.
2022-09-27 12:30:38 AM  
Tomatoes, eggplants, and bell peppers still going great guns. Zucchini is done, delicata is approaching maturity for the grand total two squashes that came to fruition. Still getting string beans.

Thinking of planting garlic.
2022-09-27 2:47:27 AM  

aleister_greynight: I just planted Chinese broccoli for a cold weather harvest.

Careful, you'll want to plant it again in an hour or so.
2022-09-27 7:53:59 AM  
It's cabbage and broccoli time here in north Texas. I have a ton of transplants to put in the ground and some row covers to build.
2022-09-27 8:52:47 AM  
Put in a load of seeds late August. The only thing that's come up is weeds, mostly thistle and dandelion. My row of climbing green beans look about finished and will come out soon, leaving a gap to plant maybe some sort of overwintering brassica if I can get around to buying some starts from somewhere.

Breathed compost mould at the weekend and have unpleasnt throat allergies now. Blech.
2022-09-27 9:07:12 AM  
Came to the conclusion that the location for my raised bed is no longer appropriate for gardening. There's a black walnut on the Southeast corner that got too big. It's canopy now covers 1/3 of it. Another third is under the shadow of a willow tree that's a good 12' taller than it was when I built raised bed in 2009. On the upside, I now have a place to temporarily relocate the gorgeous hostas the original owner of my house planted 50 years ago while I re-landscape the area along the side of my garage.
2022-09-27 9:11:29 AM  
Thinking of doing some covers and rooting veggies.  Garlic, onions, and such.
2022-09-27 9:36:41 AM  
You guys have inspired me to try garlic for the first time. I ordered some Siberian hardneck and should be planting this weekend. Any tips for planting garlic in a raised bed? How protective do I need to be? I am in Zone 5a (SE Wisconsin).

I have had a raised bed on the patio the last few years. This is usually where I plant my early spring crops like lettuce, radishes, spinach, and pea pods. That sucker is heavy when full of soil but my patio is long and skinny so I have to move it when it is not being used. I bought myself a new one for the patio with wheels. Makes a huge difference. The old one is going out back and I will be planting my strawberries in it. They aren't doing the best in a grow bag.

Here is the new bed. I will do half of it with garlic and the other half will be planted with lettuce and spinach in the spring.
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As far as the rest of the garden, I will be pulling out most of it this week. I am still getting a few tomatoes and eggplant but the beans and cucumbers are done. I also need to winterize everything in the next 3 weeks because I am having a knee replacement at the end of October and have to have everything outdoors done by then. I can then spend winter healing up while I sit before the fire and plan next year's garden.
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Why was the tomato surprised?
It saw the salad dressing.
2022-09-27 9:43:16 AM  
Just a heads up that if you're looking for work, the cider mill is now accepting applecations.
2022-09-27 9:43:47 AM  
My brugmansia are in full bloom. It is a tropical plant but tends to have its biggest flush of blooms in the early fall

This one is 3 years old and is called Jean Pasko:
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The new one is one year old and the color is Pink Lady:

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2022-09-27 10:49:08 AM  
Passionflowers fruits are abundantbut they are not getting ripe. I think the hours of daylight aretoo short. Not a good year for my peaches; I didn't spray them for brown rot. Better luck next year...
2022-09-27 12:50:34 PM  
Noticed the big tomato that was just about ripe was "bunnied" this morning (torn down, three nibbles taken out, left for dead on the side of the garden).

Have many small tomatillos.  I'm thinking I need to harvest what I have, now.

Cherry tomatoes are continuing.
2022-09-27 3:29:34 PM  

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The irony is that "pumpkin spice" often doesn't contain pumpkin. Recipes vary widely, but the usual ingredients are cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.
2022-09-27 4:35:08 PM  
I'm going to use the big garden (80 sq m) next summer, so I need to start on prep soon.
I'm not sure what I'll grow to take up all that space, but it is a waste to let that large bed sit unused. I'll probably sell veg at the farm market and give to the local food bank, if they accept garden veg.

I might try to push my luck and grow around 40 sq m of poppies. I'd really like to make some poppyseed oil and restock my opium stash, but that many poppies might attract the law man. I'd also like to grow some flax and make my own linen.
2022-09-27 5:27:31 PM  
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Still waiting for my red ghosts to ripen. I have at least another month.
2022-09-27 8:02:46 PM  
Since we got a new place in June, it has been containers for this year. I did sa e one tomato volunteer from the back yard when we moved, and it did ok.
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Maybe I should snag some seeds.
Also, the rose that I've had for a few years now really likes this spot, as does the Lantana.
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The Lantana was a "take it for a buck, it's about dead" at the hardware store. So that was a dollar well spent.
This fall I need to set up some planned raised beds and take care of some other yard maintenance. I was kind of bummed to have missed out on a real garden this year.
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