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I know I know its been a while...

Post  chocolatepop on 8/6/2011, 8:34 pm

But things have been crazy. Ive been snooping but not posting much.

However, here are some updates to my garden Smile



May 2011

The garden area after some landscaping and mulch, our house was a poorly upkept forclosure





My garden helper, Kitty Cat, a stray that we basically adopted




Winter garlic and some beets




weed filled bed




after!! Nice dark yummy mels mix!





Potatoes from last year just BEGGING to be planted




Winter garlic looking nice!




Winter garlic
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June 2011

Post  chocolatepop on 8/6/2011, 8:47 pm

Some early Jun 2011 updates



Freshly planted pepper transplants





Potatoes









onions and leeks




Shallots




Winter garlic



pumpkins and squash




Cucumber




Strawberries




Table top lettuce




Moonflower and returning butterfly weed




Pineapple sage




Oregano





Gorgeous untended rose




Transplanted Iris


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Late June

Post  chocolatepop on 8/6/2011, 8:59 pm

Late June




This grape vine was cut to the ground by the previous owners and grew a little last year but had gone NUTS this year!






This squash plant had decided to bypass the fence...it made friends with the bush instead


Raspberry and grape area










Moonflowers



Garlic Scapes







Tomatoe T-Trellis




Roma
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Re: I know I know its been a while...

Post  boffer on 8/6/2011, 9:57 pm

Hey, CP, waddup? Your gardens are looking nice. Did you finally figure out a solution to your fatty squirrel and Mr. Groundhog?

Um...in the past two years, isn't this about the time of year you usually abandon us for 'your boys'? On the football team, I mean....

Insert Hank Jr.'s NFL song here:
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALLLLLL!!!!

yahoo Hey, hope ya stick around long enough to fill us in on what you tried new this year that worked, and what didn't.

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Re: I know I know its been a while...

Post  chocolatepop on 8/6/2011, 10:22 pm

@boffer wrote:Hey, CP, waddup? Your gardens are looking nice. Did you finally figure out a solution to your fatty squirrel and Mr. Groundhog?

Um...in the past two years, isn't this about the time of year you usually abandon us for 'your boys'? On the football team, I mean....

Insert Hank Jr.'s NFL song here:
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALLLLLL!!!!

Hey, hope ya stick around long enough to fill us in on what you tried new this year that worked, and what didn't.




Yes sir. Two a days start on wednesday. Ive not had any issues with my Groundhog or squirrel!! I dont know why but I can tell you theyve been no issues. I attribute it to my baby boy kitty cat. I know there was a skunk family and a racoon family but they havent been a real problem as long as I give them cheap cat food. The biggest issues have been stupid japanese beetles.
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July

Post  chocolatepop on 8/6/2011, 10:35 pm

July Smile


scallop squash




cucumber hee hee




Moonflower




japanese pink egg





garlic pulled Smile




ginormous basil




volunteer tomatoes, there wasnt even tomatoes here last year!! Just peppers!




beans reaching for the trellis




itty bitty squashling




vine that decided to defy the trellis




first cuke I picked




Baby Gerk




cucumbers, peppers, melons






My moonflower plant, crazy right?




more japanese pink egg
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Post  Goosegirl on 8/7/2011, 8:13 am

Gorgeous! I love the Japanese Pink Eggs! Are they juicy or meaty, better for sauce, canning, or slicing?

GG
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Post  madnicmom on 8/7/2011, 1:16 pm

I love the moonflower and the Japanese eggs. Keep the updates coming please!
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Re: I know I know its been a while...

Post  donnainzone5 on 8/8/2011, 12:17 pm

CP,



I'd long wondered where you had gone and have missed your commentary and pictures. Looks like you've had considerable success with your garden. Please keep us posted.
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Re: I know I know its been a while...

Post  chocolatepop on 8/9/2011, 1:55 am

@Goosegirl wrote:Gorgeous! I love the Japanese Pink Eggs! Are they juicy or meaty, better for sauce, canning, or slicing?

GG
They are a light flavored meaty mater. A little too much for a mouthful. And because they are pink of course my four year old self proclaimed princess loves them!
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Re: I know I know its been a while...

Post  chocolatepop on 8/9/2011, 1:58 am

Honestly I didn't do a ton different, I attribute the success thus far to the weather and planning. I pulled the weeds, topped off the boxes, added some organic fertilizer( lots of rain early in the season) and thats it! I had to unfortunately spray my beans for Japanese beetles and EVERYTHING for skeeters, but mother nature takes the credit.
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Post  Goosegirl on 8/9/2011, 8:12 am

@chocolatepop wrote:
@Goosegirl wrote:Gorgeous! I love the Japanese Pink Eggs! Are they juicy or meaty, better for sauce, canning, or slicing?

GG
They are a light flavored meaty mater. A little too much for a mouthful. And because they are pink of course my four year old self proclaimed princess loves them!



I need to add these to next year's list!

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