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Your rhubarb looks nice too.. I was wondering if you had advice on starting a rhubarb plant?
Buy a rhubarb plant from a nursery. Sometimes the Big Box stores will have them too. You need to dedicate a spot for it at least 5 feet diameter. They do get large. Full sun. If you have room get two. They are easy to grow. Fertile soil, mulch etc.
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Sunup, Garden Gets Water

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I love looking at your pics jal.

The garden looks great.

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7-4-2010

Do you want a few more pics, or is that enough already?

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WOW, all that space is awesome.

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The weather has been so cool here that things are really lagging behind. The squash and corn are finally having a growth spurt.

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The chard has gone to seed.

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Broccoli is about ready.

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Turnips. I planted corn close to the turnips thinking the turnips would be done soon.

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Turnips

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Kale is a beautiful plant.

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The peas may make it yet. Usually they are ready by June 10. Things are sure slow this year.

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So, SO pretty :D
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No wonder your garden grows so good, Jal, look at the wonder views it has!

Good gardening.
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Very nice garden! Keep the pics coming as it grows, I like to see what everyone is up to.

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Arugula in Bloom

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Arugula Blossoms

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Strawberries

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Jal, don't be offended -- you look SO cute with your bowlful of strawberries! I swear you look like a little boy. It's a great picture :wink:

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ja, great garden and great surroundings. I figure you must have a very large family or you are gardening commercially.
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Jal, don't be offended -- you look SO cute with your bowlful of strawberries! I swear you look like a little boy.
But I am a little boy. Unfortunately, I seem to be captive in a tired, worn out old body.......................

John, I have a large family. They have all flown the nest. I grow much more than the wife and I need. The kids get some. Neighbors and friends get some. I sell a little bit at the farmer's market. That is a social event. One never makes any money at it.

Next year, I am going to cut the veggie garden in half. (Every time my wife hears me say that, she just giggles............ ya, ya.........)
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jal_ut wrote:
Next year, I am going to cut the veggie garden in half. (Every time my wife hears me say that, she just giggles............ ya, ya.........)
LOL I know what ya mean, hubby and I have finally got our garden planted for what we will use. Yours looks really nice.

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Thanks for the photos!! In my dreams.... :)

How do you keep critters / large animals away from the feast of veggies and fruits?

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The neighbors are pretty good to keep their cows in.
The lion got the deer.
The cat harasses the rodents.
I share with the birds and bugs.
Skunks have been my biggest problem. Traps.
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Next year, I am going to cut the veggie garden in half. (Every time my wife hears me say that, she just giggles............ ya, ya.........)
hahaha :() ya ya!

Are those Alpine Strawberries?
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jal_ut wrote:The neighbors are pretty good to keep their cows in.
The lion got the deer.
The cat harasses the rodents.
I share with the birds and bugs.
Skunks have been my biggest problem. Traps.
:shock: lion :shock: Whhhhaaaaa?? :lol:
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There seem to be quite a few cougars on my boat dock. They don't bother me because of my advanced state of geezerfication. I also have my wife to protect me. She's pretty territorial.

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Jal-Ut, it looks like you must weed 24 hours a day. We get good yields but in addition to sharing with bees and birds, we share with the weeds. By mid July, I just give up on weeding. I can't do it in the 100 degree heat.

Beautiful garden my friend.

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Charlie MV wrote:There seem to be quite a few cougars on my boat dock. They don't bother me because of my advanced state of geezerfication. I also have my wife to protect me. She's pretty territorial.
hahahahahahaha!!
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lol

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You had be going as well with the lion......but then I though about it and figured it was just regional slang for a mountain lion.....then you posted and it turns out I was right.

You said you have skunks....what crops do they bother? Corn?
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Corn, yes. Also, they like to eat my honeybees, and chickens.
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jal_ut wrote:Corn, yes. Also, they like to eat my honeybees, and chickens.
Skunks eat bees and chickens? I never would have guessed!

Btw, did you get my pm? Just curious. :oops:
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