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Post  pat&kathy on 6/23/2010, 8:13 pm

Shoda,
Here's the latest pics from our garden. On the whole it appears to be thriving. A little trouble with snails eating my broccoli. I surrounded it with a slug shield I made from a water bottle. Since my last post 3 weeks ago the peppers actually sprouted. Next time I'll sprout them a few weeks early indoors.

Garden full view:

broccoli:

Swiss Chard:

freckled romaine:

Cali sweet pepper:

orange pepper:

roma tomatoes:

cherry tomatoes:

red beets:

bush beans:

snow peas:

zucchini:

cucumber:

basil:

marigolds:

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Post  Shoda on 6/23/2010, 8:48 pm

Thanks for the pictures. Everything looks healthy and like it is growing great. Not sure how you make a slug shield though. Do you cut a tube or plastic or something to go around the base?

I especially love the look of the spotted romaine. We love unusual looking veggies and that would look great in a salad.

My broccoli is about at the end of its cycle. Yours looks like it is just starting to get big. I was thinking of trying to start some more inside and them move it outside. Since it gets pretty hot here in August, it might be a waste of time but I thought I would give it a try.
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Post  chocolatepop on 6/23/2010, 9:34 pm

I am so jealous you can start maters and peppers outside from seed!

Your freckled romaine looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see the progress.
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Post  milaneyjane on 6/24/2010, 12:06 am

Absolutely beautiful!!!! Do you have 4 roma's in one square? You are going to have lots of tomato!
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Post  pat&kathy on 6/25/2010, 2:28 pm

Shoda,
I just find a plastic water bottle that is smooth around(smart water)and cut off the top and bottom. Then I cut that into two open-ended cylinders. Then on one end of each cylinder I cut crown-shaped teeth about an inch long all the way around. Then I bend down the spikes so they protrude at a 90 degree angle. I place the tube with the spike end up and the smooth end borrowed a quarter inch into the soil so snails and slugs would have to crawl over the spikes to get to the seedlings. I got the idea from garden tips on Youtube. Supposedly snails and slugs don't like to crawl over the sharp edges.

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Post  Shoda on 6/25/2010, 4:28 pm

Pat&Kathy, Very cool idea! I will have to try that. Thanks for the details.
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Cool pics

Post  ander217 on 6/25/2010, 10:01 pm

Thanks for sharing the photos of your beautiful garden. I also love your freckled romaine. I've definitely got to try that next year!
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Post  dixie on 6/26/2010, 3:58 pm

Where did you find the freckled romaine seeds?
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Post  pat&kathy on 7/2/2010, 3:34 pm

I got the organic freckled romaine seeds at Berkeley Bowl West 920 Heinz Avenue.
Here's the website: www.berkeleybowl.com

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Post  dixie on 7/2/2010, 4:06 pm

Thanks.
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