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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/29/2016, 11:30 am

Oh, us too! Just give a holler if you have any other questions!

And it's amazing what happens when you get a little rain - my garden & surrounding area are ALIVE this morning w/ bumbles, honey bees, little tiny bees (or wannabees), mahogany wasps, pretty moths/butterflies of some sort, beetles, birds...

and ants... don't forget ants...
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Post  yolos on 6/29/2016, 1:52 pm

Yep, the ants took over one corner of my potato bed.  After I harvest all the potatoes except the ones under the ant nest, then I am going to boil the ants and potatoes in the ground by dumping boiling water on top of the hill which is right on top of one potato plant.  Darn ants everywhere.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/30/2016, 8:11 am

Good idea, Yolos!

I also saw a CHIPMUNK running through things yesterday! We haven't had any problems before this. But I'm guessing he snuck in with the open gates from us going back & forth with the greenhouse. Hopefully he's out & didn't do any damage.

Painting the timbers today! A nice mellow yellow.... I just didn't want white. And Mike refused pink, lol.
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Post  sanderson on 6/30/2016, 12:55 pm

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Post  trolleydriver on 6/30/2016, 1:26 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:
I also saw a CHIPMUNK running through things yesterday!  
We have a resident chipmunk in our yard. He's been with us for years. If I leave the garage door open while I am in there, he will come in to visit with me. We have a couple of bird feeders so I think he gets well fed from the spillage the birds create and which drops to the ground. I've never seen him in or even near the SFG beds.


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Post  countrynaturals on 6/30/2016, 1:38 pm

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I also saw a CHIPMUNK running through things yesterday!  
We have a resident chipmunk in our yard. He's been with us for years. If I leave the garage door open while I am in there, he will come in to visit with me. We have a couple of bird feeders so I think he gets well fed from the spillage the birds create and which drops to the ground. I've never seen him in or even near the SFG beds.

AWWW! I LOVE chipmunks. I love you
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/30/2016, 2:37 pm

Oh, I know we have several of them running around. One tried to build an apartment under our blueberries a couple of years ago.

This one was definitely in the beds!

And my morning would have gone so much better had I not stepped in a fire ant nest as soon as I started painting. Those little suckers are fast! Got bit to just below my knee. There were probably 30-40 of them on me...

Benadryl is a wonderful thing. With that and a shower, I now just have burning rather than burning & itching... And I am officially "toast" for the day.
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Post  yolos on 6/30/2016, 3:12 pm

I have  chipmunks also,  They keep burrowing in my SFG beds.  I finally bought one of those sonic spikes and put that in the bed.  He stopped digging in that bed and found another bed to burrow in.  I have my eye on a hav-a-hart trap.  He must have buried acorns in different beds because he keeps scratching around in all the beds.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/23/2016, 8:54 pm

Picked gallons 5 & 6 of the blueberries over the last couple of days. Amazing what that bird netting will do!

Also have gotten some tomatoes, but I found blossom end rot on some as well.

Eggplants look pretty good. Have several melons trellising themselves & growing beautiful round globes...
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Post  countrynaturals on 7/24/2016, 11:49 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Picked gallons 5 & 6 of the blueberries over the last couple of days.  Amazing what that bird netting will do!
I'm not jealous any more cuz our fig trees are producing in abundance.   I'd love to have it all, but blueberries and raspberries struggle, here in our hot, dry climate. Sad
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/24/2016, 12:43 pm

OOhhhh... figs..... Yum! Now it's MY turn to be jealous...
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Post  countrynaturals on 7/24/2016, 1:15 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:OOhhhh...  figs.....  Yum!  Now it's MY turn to be jealous...
Twisted Evil The bad news for us is that our trees are still too young to produce enough for canning. There's nothing better on a dreary winter day than breaking out a jar of home-grown figs to serve over cream cheese. Talk about yummy! I love you
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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/24/2016, 1:57 pm

Country, can you post a photo of your fig tree in action please, in a different thread? I have 2 fig trees, tiny mind you and one is in a pot, but they don't do anything. I'd love to see what they're supposed to look like so I can try to project that energy on to them!

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/24/2016, 3:55 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Country, can you post a photo of your fig tree in action please, in a different thread? I have 2 fig trees, tiny mind you and one is in a pot, but they don't do anything. I'd love to see what they're supposed to look like so I can try to project that energy on to them!

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Post  sanderson on 7/25/2016, 2:35 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:There's nothing better on a dreary winter day than breaking out a jar of home-grown figs to serve over cream cheese. Talk about yummy! I love you
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/4/2016, 7:51 am

Yea! Went to bed to the sound of thunder. Woke up to thunder during the night. Woke up to same this morning!

According to the radar, it's not really sitting over us, but moving quite slowly.

Hopefully this will fill my 330-gallon water tote that we emptied to move AND my greenhouse water barrel...

I guess I won't be picking apples, pears, and the rest of the blueberries today. That's okay. Got PLENTY to do without that.
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Post  yolos on 8/4/2016, 8:17 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Yea!  Went to bed to the sound of thunder.  Woke up to thunder during the night.  Woke up to same this morning!  

According to the radar, it's not really sitting over us, but moving quite slowly.

Hopefully this will fill my 330-gallon water tote that we emptied to move AND my greenhouse water barrel...

I guess I won't be picking apples, pears, and the rest of the blueberries today.  That's okay.  Got PLENTY to do without that.
Once those water totes get full, bring them on down here because all we got was nothing.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/4/2016, 9:31 am

It's really strange - the radar was showing the cloud moving away to the SE, but then it turned north. Now it's just kind of wandering around.

Not that I'm arguing, mind you!! We're 7 or so inches down...
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/9/2016, 9:12 pm

It's raining. And sounds like a nice soaking one! YEA!

Fill those rain barrels! Water my poor neglected garden!
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 8/9/2016, 11:57 pm

Yay for rain!!!!  We don't get any from April or May to October.  I LOVE that first refreshing rain that washes our heavy dust coat away!  Very Happy
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Post  yolos on 8/10/2016, 12:22 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:It's raining.  And sounds like a nice soaking one!  YEA!  

Fill those rain barrels!  Water my poor neglected garden!
I got three inches about a week ago.  Real heavy rain.  Today we just got a little drizzle but it kept things from drying out.  Cloud cover and cooler than normal.  Maybe some of my bean plants will start setting a few beans again.  The limas have continued to set beans in the heat.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/10/2016, 8:13 am

Maybe fall's on it's way...
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/19/2016, 7:28 pm

FINALLY got out to the garden today... Sneaky tomatoes have been ripening despite 90+ degree temps...

And I found 1 large honeydew & 2 cantaloupes! Yea! DH will be pleased!

Also found one of my Jap eggplants had turned from white & purple to white & yellow... Any thoughts? Did I leave it too long?
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 8/19/2016, 7:52 pm

I don't know why that happens occasionally, but I have experienced it on several different plants in all kinds of weather etc.  If someone has an explanation I'll be glad to hear it along with you  Smile
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/23/2016, 10:13 am

It was a pleasant 64 when we crawled out of bed this morning. So we were FINALLY able to get back on the greenhouse.

We're starting on the benches. DH got a bunch of wood cut & I did painting.

DH also discovered that the hose leading to our empty 330-gallon water barrel was plugged up. So all that nice rain we got did nothing to fill the tank up... Needless to say, that's been fixed!
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