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Post  RoOsTeR on 8/1/2013, 7:55 am

It's time to see what everyone's garden looks like now!
Do you remember, or did you participate in part 1?
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t14679-monthly-avatar-theme-march-2013-your-garden-in-march-part-1

It's time for an update, and the Avatar theme for August is "What Does Your Garden Look  Like Now?"




Sorry about the bad pics. Not much lighting out at 5:30 am Very Happy I will have to update later in the day!

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  camprn on 8/1/2013, 7:58 am

Rooster your garden looks very good! What a Face 

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Post  RoOsTeR on 8/1/2013, 7:59 am

camprn wrote:Rooster your garden looks very good! What a Face 

(lucky for me it's dark Very Happy )

Thanks camprn

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  bnoles on 8/1/2013, 11:51 am

Absolutely AWESOME Rooster!

I live in the deep south and for us it is getting late in the year, so I am afraid I have little to show in the way of a "pretty" garden and will have to pass. I will say this, my gardens have produced beyond my wildest dreams and I am planning for a fall crop at this time. I did go out just now and pick a final mess of green beans, cherry tomatoes, squash and a few okra. It still just keeps on giving, even this late.


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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  sanderson on 8/1/2013, 11:57 am

Rooster,  I covet your beds, while my husband covets your blue and orange boy-toy in the background.  Very Happy
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  camprn on 8/1/2013, 11:58 am

bnoles, you had a tremendous garden. August is the month to shine for those of us at higher elevations and latitudes.

In March 2013:



In August 2013:



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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  southern gardener on 8/1/2013, 12:40 pm

snapped a few pics, hope I don't bore you! The pic with the arches, the powdery mildew did a number on our cucumbers, but we sprayed and they are trying really hard to make a comeback, so we're keeping them!

Our Arch garden

Close up of arch garden



The beets under the new mulch..loving it there Smile
Seedling planted for fall, my grandson helped me, wo we'll see what we get ;()






These are pics of our "out front" garden, not  SFG. This soil is amazing, everything grows in it! The tomato plant on the far left in the second pic is the brandywine with the 85 tomatoes on it. We are going to have to trim it, it's going into the driveway! On the right is a pumpkin plant that's growing 3" a day..My grandson and I are measuring it Smile
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  CapeCoddess on 8/1/2013, 4:37 pm

March - how dismal:



Now:


I added a new 3' x 6' box in front of the white ones:

That's my 81 yr old mum harvesting collards there...she loves harvesting!  I grows 'em, she cuts 'em down...

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  gregrenee88 on 8/1/2013, 6:40 pm

March 2013


August 1, 2013
We just harvested our corn earlier this week, not bad for our first time.  Purple King pole beans are still going strong and toms are trucking along, as well as canteloupe.  Green peppers started kind of late but have buds on them now and I hope they will produce a lot.


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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  llama momma on 8/3/2013, 8:52 am

Here is some of what's happening-
these baby orange stripe mini melons supposedly mature at about 5 ounces, we'll see--and there is 1/2 dozen more siblings on the vine

 
 
finally the first tomato of almost 300 that wants to turn red--the rest are thinking about it-

 
I'll call this one The Daredevil, have to get a sling on this volunteer pumpkin that grew out the top-back and hanging out of the compost heap--the other 5 behaved themselves and are sitting properly Razz 

 
 These are suppose to turn a rich shade of purple, called Ukrainian Purple-

 
I'm quite excited to taste the striped and also blueberry tomatoes, can't wait to see their true colors-

 
 
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  llama momma on 8/3/2013, 9:28 am

P.s   my beds are spread out in a long single file 100 ft long.  A wide distance shot really wouldn't show anything but a blur.  So I couldn't follow directions very well for this topic.
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  RoOsTeR on 8/3/2013, 10:50 am

Your garden looks great LM Very Happy 

Everyone's gardens look awesome! And look at your mom go CC   That's fantastic!!

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  unit649 on 8/3/2013, 3:35 pm

I got a late start with my new SFG, and my seeds were only planted on June 11th.  All were heirlooms and I  had several volunteer Tommy Toe Tomato plants, which I transplanted 2 into my new garden.  I have battled bacterial Septoria Leaf Spot, Mexican Bean Beetles, Cucumber beetles, spider mites and aphids.  But the garden is coming along.  I have only harvested cucumbers and a couple of tomatoes so far, but there is lots of blooms, a small watermelon and cantaloupe.  So I just hope that I have time to harvest my little babies.
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Here is my new SFG on June 13th.


And here it is on August 1st.
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  unit649 on 8/3/2013, 4:35 pm

I forgot the pictures of my vegetables.
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A&C Pickling Cucumbers.  I have harvested 7 so far.


This is my Amish Watermelon that is from saved seeds from one I bought.


And this is my tiny baby Cantaloupe.
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  sanderson on 8/3/2013, 5:22 pm

Unit,  Your before and after photos should be an inspiration for anyone who doubts that SFG works.
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  sanderson on 8/3/2013, 5:52 pm

My SFG/container garden is spread out in so many nooks and crannies.  The photos are only of the L-shaped main flower bed.

2-19-13 The long section of the L shape:


2-19-13 The short section of the L shape:


4-01-13 The long section of the L shape:


4-27-13 The long section of the L shape:


8-3-13 The long section of the L shape:


8-3-13 The short section with collapsed worm tube and compost cage:


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Post  southern gardener on 8/4/2013, 1:43 am

unit649 wrote:I got a late start with my new SFG, and my seeds were only planted on June 11th.  All were heirlooms and I  had several volunteer Tommy Toe Tomato plants, which I transplanted 2 into my new garden.  I have battled bacterial Septoria Leaf Spot, Mexican Bean Beetles, Cucumber beetles, spider mites and aphids.  But the garden is coming along.  I have only harvested cucumbers and a couple of tomatoes so far, but there is lots of blooms, a small watermelon and cantaloupe.  So I just hope that I have time to harvest my little babies.
Madge

Here is my new SFG on June 13th.


And here it is on August 1st.

Your garden is gorgeous!! Way to go. What ingredients did you use in your MM? Love your arches and how it's filling in so nicely Smile
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  unit649 on 8/4/2013, 8:11 pm

sanderson, thank you.  SFG certainly does work, and I can't wait for the harvest to come in.

southern gardener, I appreciate the kind words.  I have the recommended 1/3 mix of compost, verciculite, and peat.  I was very lucky to find some great compost at a local garden center, which comes from our central KY horse farms.  I was able to get a truck load for $25, so that is what I went with.  I will try to add the other 4 types of compost next year, but this is really working well so far. I love the cattle panel arches also. I am so glad that I found out about them on here. I hope to add one more soon.
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  southern gardener on 8/5/2013, 1:25 am

unit649 wrote:sanderson, thank you.  SFG certainly does work, and I can't wait for the harvest to come in.

southern gardener, I appreciate the kind words.  I have the recommended 1/3 mix of compost, verciculite, and peat.  I was very lucky to find some great compost at a local garden center, which comes from our central KY horse farms.  I was able to get a truck load for $25, so that is what I went with.  I will try to add the other 4 types of compost next year, but this is really working well so far.  I love the cattle panel arches also.  I am so glad that I found out about them on here.  I hope to add one more soon.
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sounds like you got a winner for sure! I don't know that I'd change with results like you have! congrats!! we have arches too, and the beans are JUST about touching at the top!!
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Post  plantoid on 8/5/2013, 6:01 pm

A late almost dusk view of the front of the bungalow now the rain has stopped for a while.
 Had to use Alison's camera ( horrid thing ) as mine is hiding in the caravan awaiting discovery as we unpack from our  hols.

 A few of the back gardens using the same rules for guidance







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Post  camprn on 8/5/2013, 8:02 pm

Looking great Plantoid! Impressive are the broad beans and the beetroot.

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme August 2013: Your Garden in August. Part 2

Post  Triciasgarden on 8/5/2013, 9:04 pm

Very nice David!  I am so envious of your brick planter beds.  Do you have MM all the way to the bottom or do you have some sort of filler in the bottom part.  You probably have mentioned it before but I can't remember.


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Post  Triciasgarden on 8/5/2013, 9:06 pm

Southern Gardener your garden looks very nice and I wanted to say I like how you have your arches going from the top of one bed to the bottom of the other.
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Post  sanderson on 8/5/2013, 9:21 pm

Welcome home, David. I love your tall planters.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 8/5/2013, 9:47 pm

Looks great David!  
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