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Post  FamilyGardening on 7/6/2011, 11:13 pm

looks great!!!!

happy harvesting Very Happy

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/7/2011, 7:02 am

@Nonna.PapaVino wrote:Wonderful, Goosegirl! So, besides the last of the lettuce, what else are you harvesting now? Looks like a lot of veggies coming on. Nonna

So farthe harvest has been cilantro, Egyptian Walking onions, and I have been eating a handful of peas every few days - the Wascally Wabbit got a good chunk of the few peas I planted (as well as all my broccoli and a few kohlrabi). My regular onions are doing really well and I could pull a few of them for small onions whenever I would like. Personally, I want them to get HUGE! It looks like I may be getting the first of my beans in a week or so as well.

I just replanted my next set of lettuce, a la Boffer: Drunken Woman Frizzy Headed! I think it should be served with a nice red wine vinaigrette!

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Post  AprilakaCCIL on 7/7/2011, 10:26 am

Love your garden. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 7/7/2011, 10:40 am

WooHoo! I just knew it'd be wonderful, and it is. Congratulations! So, your next project is a rabbit-proof fence, right? Keep us updated. Nonna

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/7/2011, 12:59 pm

@Nonna.PapaVino wrote:WooHoo! I just knew it'd be wonderful, and it is. Congratulations! So, your next project is a rabbit-proof fence, right? Keep us updated. Nonna

Definitely Wabbit-Pwoofing for next year! At least with the Broccoli and Peas it is leaving my tomatoes alone! Last year it ate 5 tomato plants before I got serious about rodent patrol.

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Post  Unmutual on 7/8/2011, 12:41 am

Nice boxes, and with them being cedar, they should last you a while. My pine boxes are already rotting from the inside after 2 years of use(not coated and of course not pressure treated). One thing I've learned though, is don't stop the weed barrier at the edge of the box, go a little further(by a foot or so). Also, overlapping that cloth does not necessarily stop the grass from growing up. I overlapped by about a foot and put 3 layers of newspaper on top. I still have grass trying to grow into my boxes. Next time I'm going with a couple layers of cardboard on top of the fabric if I ever put a box on the ground again.

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/8/2011, 9:00 am

I have a bit more of a weed problem than most will have because even tho' my boxes are only 1x6 boards my modified MM is 9-12 inches deep in all boxes with no weed barrier underneath - altho' the original lasagna beds did have cardboard and newspaper underneath for the start-up. I had been sheet composting (lasagna gardening) for several years in the areas that are now my SFG boxes. I had been layering my compostables, manure, and peat moss there for quite some time so all I needed to make it complete MM was the vermiculite. To add to the height of the boxes, I mixed new MM in the top of them and then dug it all down and mixed well so it would be mixed and loose for the entire 9-12 inches. Since there is no weed barrier and I have been dealing with blow-in weed seeds there for a while, I have a few more than most, but I am AMAZED at how easy it has been to pull them and keep it under control! I also have the depth for any crop I choose to grow, and great worm activity even w/o worm tubes so I get lots of worm castings added in.

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Post  The Cynergist on 7/16/2011, 9:12 am

Well, you really put in a lot of work. You don't have anything at all to be embarrassed about. I wish I could have had boxes.

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/16/2011, 2:01 pm

Thanks Cynergist! This is the first year that I have gotten this far into the season and my garden still looks neat and under control. I have 2 trellises left to put together and the rest of the season will be harvest, Harvest, HARVEST!

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Post  Dunkinjean on 7/16/2011, 2:38 pm

Great job Goosegirl!

You started with alot of boxes at once which is a major feat and well worth it.

Everything looks amazing. flower

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Post  The Cynergist on 7/16/2011, 4:55 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:the rest of the season will be harvest, Harvest, HARVEST!

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WOO HOO!

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/24/2011, 5:38 am

Here are the latest:
Sugar Baby Watermelon - the biggest of 5

REAL bells, not the mystery bells!

More Yukon Gold blossoms

And finally.....wait for it.....I HAVE TOMATOES! The volunteers have risen to the challenge! These are either Orange Romas or Purple Russians (or a cross of other things with those varieties)

GG

PS - I also harvested my first Tender Pod and Dragon's Tongue beans, but a scarfed them so fast I forgot to get a picture!


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