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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/22/2014, 10:29 am

[size=18]It's madness, I tell you!  Madness![/size]


Watermelon & honeydew trying to reach the Airstream...


Sweet potatoes attacking tomatoes & bee balm...  (Bee balm's trying to take over everything!)



Gourds & honeydew climbing like crazy.  (That's a luffa gourd.)


Corn over 7' tall and dropping pollen.  (Found some silks finally...)


Purple Podded Poles & cabbage.  Some of the other poles are over the trellis (8')!



Thankfully, the bees are doing their thing.




Late-planted shallots seem very happy.  But nothing from strawberry slips yet...


First okra flower!

Even after all the reading & research I've done on SFG, I'm still AMAZED at the growth & lushness of this garden...

Thank you, Mel!!
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Post  yolos on 6/22/2014, 11:04 am

Everything looks beautiful and green.  Congrats.  Hope you get a good harvest.
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Post  lyndeeloo on 6/22/2014, 11:27 am

Everything looks really great AtlantaMarie! Looks like you will be spending lots of time in the kitchen canning and such this year. I hope my garden does that nicely. Right now my little watermelon plants are only a few inches tall. I showed them your photo and they had the good sense to look ashamed!  Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on 6/22/2014, 1:00 pm

Marie,  Sweeet.  I can't wait to get back to my garden!
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/22/2014, 1:11 pm

@lyndeeloo wrote:I showed them your photo and they had the good sense to look ashamed!  Very Happy
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Sanderson, I understand!  But I really hope you're having a good time!!!

Thanks, everyone!
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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/23/2014, 1:38 am

Really healthy looking big plants, AtlantaMarie! Grats!

Very cool that your bean plants are so tall, too.
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Post  llama momma on 6/23/2014, 5:42 am

Things are looking great, congratulations!
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Post  greatgranny on 6/23/2014, 12:52 pm

Oh my gosh.  Your garden is gorgeous and you have bees. 

You mentioned bee balm.  I have 3 squares scattered about my 6 squares.  It is truly getting quite invasive.  Do you think it would weather the winter up in in zone 4 if I put it in a large pot?
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Post  landarch on 6/23/2014, 1:43 pm

very nice...I've been noticing bumble bees on my cucumber blossoms lately.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/24/2014, 8:01 am

I don't know, Greatgranny.  I've never grown it before...  Anyone...?  Anyone...?

Landarch - I'm glad to hear it!

Beans are now at least 9'.  Had to tie a bunch of stuff (luffa, watermelon, etc.) that was trying to grab the neighbor's boat.
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Post  walshevak on 6/24/2014, 9:13 am

@greatgranny wrote:Oh my gosh.  Your garden is gorgeous and you have bees. 

You mentioned bee balm.  I have 3 squares scattered about my 6 squares.  It is truly getting quite invasive.  Do you think it would weather the winter up in in zone 4 if I put it in a large pot?
I would suggest you get the bee balm out of your veggie garden and into its own pot/s.  It is a mint and  invasive and can take over the entire bed.  It is hardy to zone 4, but you might want to bury your pot into a pile of mulch for overwintering.  I've found that the roots of potted plants are not as cold hardy as those planted in the ground. Just my experience, not scientific.

Here is an article on growing bee balm.  I'm not recommending Bonnie Plants, but they do publish some good growing information.
http://bonnieplants.com/growing/growing-bee-balm/

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/24/2014, 10:07 am

Oh, my...  Thanks, Kay!!!!!  Maybe I'll put it in it's own box w/ other mints...
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Post  camprn on 6/24/2014, 10:09 am

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@greatgranny wrote:Oh my gosh.  Your garden is gorgeous and you have bees. 

You mentioned bee balm.  I have 3 squares scattered about my 6 squares.  It is truly getting quite invasive.  Do you think it would weather the winter up in in zone 4 if I put it in a large pot?
I would suggest you get the bee balm out of your veggie garden and into its own pot/s.  It is a mint and  invasive and can take over the entire bed.  It is hardy to zone 4, but you might want to bury your pot into a pile of mulch for overwintering.  I've found that the roots of potted plants are not as cold hardy as those planted in the ground. Just my experience, not scientific.

Here is an article on growing bee balm.  I'm not recommending Bonnie Plants, but they do publish some good growing information.
http://bonnieplants.com/growing/growing-bee-balm/

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Post  greatgranny on 6/24/2014, 11:53 am

Thanks for the advice.
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Post  FeedMeSeeMore on 6/24/2014, 1:48 pm

You caught that bee in mid air. Nice!
I need more bees.
That cucumber plant is trying to hitch a ride for sure.
I meant watermelon/sweet potato plant Smile
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Post  jrfrommd on 6/25/2014, 3:52 pm

love the Bee photos!
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Re: Garden madness!!!

Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/25/2014, 4:42 pm

Thanks.  Says the woman who had a bumble get inside her croc and sting her toe a few moments ago...

 Mad
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Post  cgollahon26 on 6/25/2014, 9:10 pm

I hope your toe is ok! And you are my inspiration! Same zone and I am loving seeing your pictures! I might need to pick your brain on the local pests here. I'm from South MS, but now live West of Atlanta. This is all a learning process for me. You make me want to keep at it, with all of my sad little garden's issues. Grow baby, grow!!
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