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Post  sherryeo on 11/27/2011, 2:40 pm

I finally got my son to stop long enough to take a few closeups of my garden! It rained all night and was pretty windy, so the peas look a little tossed-about, which they were. And you can see raindrops on some of the plants. The white cloth visible in the pics is my extra-light insect cover - love it. But it does make it harder to keep an eye on my plants - have to pull the covers back to see.


Green beans - doing so much better than my spring attempt. See the little bunch of them there?

My first every tiny broccoli - can you see it?!

Yellow pear tomato - another cluster with 3 small 'maters elsewhere on plant. Not sure if they'll have time to make. Also have 1 of pattipan's WV63 tomatoes growing - it's blooming, too! Figured I might as well try it!

My garden peas - first time I've grown these, too!

I've already been harvesting lots of lettuce, had my first-grown collards for Thanksgiving, and cooked turnip greens with turnips (!) yesterday! I love gardening in the fall!
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Post  newstart on 11/28/2011, 5:26 pm

looks great..
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Post  sherryeo on 11/28/2011, 9:37 pm

Thanks, newstart! It's supposed to get close to, if not, freezing here tonight! I called the hubs to get things covered as best he could. I hope everything's not ruined by morning!
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 11/29/2011, 12:55 am

OMG I'm so jealous of those peas!! Best garden veggie we grew this year by far.
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Post  madnicmom on 11/29/2011, 1:10 am

Awesome pics. I'm jealous also.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 11/29/2011, 7:53 am

I am a little jealous too. I love Colorado, but man to have veggies like that this time of year... I don't think I could deal with the humidity and heat you have during the summer though. But a tad bit jealous nontheless.

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Re: My fall garden

Post  plantoid on 11/29/2011, 4:21 pm

What fantastic verdant lush green colours you have there Sherryeo .

Is that white sheeting you have for insect control a version /sort of the micro fibre random weave garden fleece made from recycled plastic drink bottles ?
If so does the rain pass through it , drain off or form puddles on it ?

I've spent the day sorting out after the 160 mph I( ish ) winds & several hours of very heavy rain we had last night last night .
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Post  southern gardener on 11/29/2011, 5:21 pm

Plantoid....160 miles per hour winds? wow..where exactly are you located? that's crazy!!
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Post  plantoid on 11/29/2011, 6:36 pm

Whoops ......Should have gone to Spec savers! .

We live on a hill about 350 feet up nine miles from the sea and there is little to stop any south west to north west screecher battering us with wind , rain or snow when it happens.

My hands aren't so good now adays finger often hit the wrong keys for some strange reason Smile ....I've mis typed the wind speed and because I'm a medically / stroke induced dyslexic etc. I missed the error .

I should have read the post several times to see if I could pick up the error , it was a recorded 119 miles per hour at a local radio transmitter tower a bit higher up & a mile away . I live in South Wales UK SA183BZ on the edge of the Brecon Beacons hill range .

Further up the left hand side of the UK from Liverpool to the top of Scotland the screechers blew in off the Atlantic at over 130 mph .. internet pals I play with report quite a , lot of damage and lost livestock especially on the Isle of Lewis Scotland
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Post  sherryeo on 11/29/2011, 6:54 pm

Thanks, guys! So far so good with the cold weather, but it's supposed to get down to 29 one night this week! I also have snow peas blooming, but that pic turned out too dark to see cause my son tried to get "artistic" and shoot it from the ground up - so it looks dark against the brightness of the sky. It's growing over the top of my Mel-design electrical conduit trellis!

plantoid, 119 mph wind is plenty enough! This is the description of the super light insect cover I used - don't really know any more about it - it looks kind of like interfacing that is used in sewing clothes. Water will soak through, but better after it's thoroughly wet. Rain works well, but I usually pick the covers up to water under them.

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This lightweight row cover is an excellent all-season insect shield. Our customers confirm field trial results, in which Super-Light Insect Barrier stops crop damage from Mexican bean beetles, cabbageworms, cabbage maggots, carrot weevils, Colorado potato beetles, cucumber beetles, flea beetles, leafhoppers, leafminers, squash bugs, squash vine borers and other pests.

Translucent polypropylene fabric transmits 95% of sunlight but causes almost no heat buildup, so you can leave covers on all summer without harming heat-sensitive plants. (Remove covers at bloom time for crops that need insect pollination.) Cut to any size. Lasts one or two seasons.



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Post  Furbalsmom on 11/29/2011, 7:59 pm

Plantoid, 119 mph winds are much more than we deal with and our area is considered to be wet and windy in the winter. We have recorded 80 mph wind gusts since moving to this coastal community just about two miles from the ocean. This fall we have already had 60 mph winds and the true storm season has not yet hit us.

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Post  Luci Dawson on 11/29/2011, 8:40 pm

Sherryeo: Do have a brand name for your covering fabric, or a hint as to where I can find it?
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Post  Luci Dawson on 11/29/2011, 8:43 pm

plantoid: YIKES! And I complain when we get 35-40 mph winds during our windy season!!! I'll keep you in mind when that starts and change my perspective post-haste!!!!!

Stay safe...
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Post  sherryeo on 11/29/2011, 8:48 pm

Luci, I got it at Gardens Alive!

http://www.gardensalive.com/product.asp?pn=82274
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