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Re: What is your 2013 garden looking like?

Most of the surrounding plants are flowers the boyfriend's mother gave me. You can really see the overhang on my patio here--I have no idea what to call it. It's not an awning, technically.

And yes, I know that hummingbird feeder is in a ridiculous spot. The boyfriend insisted.

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Re: What is your 2013 garden looking like?

Have they found it? Once they realize it's there, they're fearless enough to come right up to the window, I think. You may need to draw them in closer to the patio with red decorative items, hanging pots and planters of favorite flowers, etc.

Another way is to put the feeder more out in the open and then move it closer to the window every few days.
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We got a fuchsia and a hanging pot, but it hasn't blossomed yet. I'm hoping that will work. We've definitely seen them flit through the yard a couple times, but they haven't spotted it.

I had wanted to hang more on the edge of the overhang, but if all we have to do is alert them to its presence, I think we can do that. :)

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Cola, not sure this is right, but I would call that under-the-roof area and alcove. :mrgreen:

I grew up in Oregon! Love it there. It's my favorite. Spent a lot of my childhood in Sweet Home.

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Ah, my dad used to live in Sweet Home! There's a really cool covered bridge there. This is a pretty great state, but I am pretty biased. :D

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Yep, one of my friends got married on that bridge. :) Very pretty. That town looks a lot different than it did in my day! The lake is far more developed, for example. Loved swimming there! It's a hot day today, I wish I was there to take a dip right now. :mrgreen: Washington is similar, but it's just not the same. *sigh* :wink:

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If it doesn't look like much, that's cause it's really not :> . I figured I'd start small this year and if I'm successful at all I've got plenty of room to expand next year. This is only about a 10ft X 20ft area, but I crammed a lot of stuff in there.
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Now that I have netted my new big dwarf tomatoes to keep the birds out, I am finally getting the tomatoes to ripen.

I just added compost to one small section of my garden and replanted rakkyo, basil and pak choy.

The zucchini has blossoms but no zucchini yet.

I planted another cucumber after the slugs ate the other three. This one has hung around for three days so may be the slugs have moved. I also did some major weeding and slug baiting in the area.

The corn silks are starting to brown and by my calculation they should be ready around June 23, 10 days after the first tassels appeared. Can't wait for corn on the cob!

For summertime, it has been raining off an on for the last few days. Not enough that I don't have to water and it is keeping my rain barrel full, but the weeds are also coming on like gangbusters. I need to sharpen my tools. Somehow, I misplaced my saw, this is the second time this year I lost it.

I just harvested the last of the lettuce, I gave it to the worms they were starting to put up flower stalks and I am continuing to transplant out my seedlings. I am running out of space for them all. My neighbor gave me three lettuce plants in pots today that are ready to eat. I guess I am having salad tonight.

I have the usual aphids on the gardenia and perpetual scale on the roses, but the glads are blooming and falling over.

OH yeah BTW to all the fathers out there HAPPY FATHER"S DAY!
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https://youtu.be/4mB30YGw1JY

take a look at my garden. I did a video tour when I saw this post the other day!~ let me know what you think!
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The peas are taller than me! This makes them almost six feet tall.

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And the tomato has made a major comeback after suffering severe frost damage in early May. It went from a little 6 inch stick with two tiny leaves, to this.

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And the zucchini is huge and getting huger by the day!

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My tiny garden is doing better than I had expected. Was picking 9 zucchini per week slowed down to 4, picked about 50 tomatoes this week, picked a mess of green beans yesterday, been keeping the bell peppers picked off every day for Italian foods. 3 kinds of melons are getting larger and looking good, the honey due looks ripe, several stripe melons are 30 lbs getting close to ripe, 15 cantaloupes are not ripe yet maybe 2 more weeks, corn is 9 ft tall ears are giant and getting larger. Citrus tree has green lemons the size of ping pong balls, both peach trees have small green peaches, plum tree no plums, apple tree no apples, blackberry and raspberry plants no berries, nectarine tree 1 small green one, no grapes on the vines. Wow I miss my 40x80 Tennessee garden but I don't miss the 300 days of rain each years, 100% humidity, thunder storms, mosquito's, tornados, grass mowing, allergy sickness. It 109 degrees here in AZ and it feels nice compared to sticky icky humid mold infested TN.

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Melon!

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Lots of lettuce

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Boy, you've got plenty of room to stretch. :D And what an amazing view!

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this is my first year witha garden. It's in the front yard, (thats where the sun is) I hope the neighbours don't mind,
if nothing else it will engourage me to be tidier than i otherwise would be.
the closest bed is some grape toms and sweet 100's, there are some other unidentified tomatoes in the bed too. behind that to the left is zuchini (black beauty and lebanese) and to the right strawberries and a cayenne tree, and the last bed has 2 yellow squash 2 ichiban eggplant and another random tomato plant. there are some beans spread about too.
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here are some more.

should I try to trim the cayenne bush? If so what does anybody recomend? just cut the bottom leaves and brabches off? Thank you.
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Photo: June 26, 2013

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Things are starting to look pretty good. Still planting some things........ beets, chard, carrots.
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Things are finally coming along in Utah's high country! Looking great!

We are now in the heat of summer here in central S.C. and many tomato plants are showing significant signs of disease. Hopefully various strategies will allow us to keep continuous production for the entire May-November period. Is already looking like the results will be better than last year, when we had about a 3-4 week break with no tomatoes coming off of the vines.

This is another very successful gardening summer with a steady stream of our favorite veggies including tomatoes, cucumbers, egg plant, jalapeno and sweet peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, arugula. Lots of earlier produce but that is gone with the heat. I've got a volunteer cantaloupe vine that is growing like crazy and has at least 3-4 softball sized melons. Okra is just starting to produce. Corn harvest was meager this year, but still worth the effort. Only provided 6-8 meals however. Interesting, but most of the stalks didn't produce ears, otherwise were tall and healthy looking. Garlic produced a nice crop but bulb formation was inconsistent, some very large and others so small that they will just be put back in the ground in the fall.
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I just got them hilled up. Growing weather today, 95 degrees and sunny.
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Here is my new one it has come a long way since this was taken a few weeks ago.
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I pulled a couple handfuls of these carrots to give some room to the peppers I am really looking forward to picking the rest this fall.
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Frankly my garden looks like crap. I have replanted my melons and zucs and they are small and way behind. The green beans are slow and the wind keeps beating them up. The sweet corn is uneven. However there is a bright spot. My tomatoes look good and the cooler weather should let them pollinate and set fruit. That is something that has not happened for 2 years in late June.

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Hi Guys,

I've only been gardening for 2 and a half months now but I thought that I would share my container-step-garden with you. There is not much available soil/space around the house that's why almost all of my plants are in containers on my steps.

I currently have Greek basil, Lemon basil, Oregano, thyme (seedlings), marjoram (seedlings), Sweet basil, Spearmint, Peppermint, and Roma tomatoes. I'm currently trying to germinate sweet peppers seeds.

It is not much but I'm happy and proud of it :D .

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You have both red stemmed and regular malabar spinach? I have the red and it freely reseeded from last year. I have heard red is better flavored... Is that true? It is certainly a very pretty plant through the entire season.
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Hi Applestar,

I've actually never eaten the red stemmed one; waiting for it to get really bushy before I start to harvest. I regularly eat the green stemmed one because my neighbor has it in abundance.

When I start eating the red stemmed one I'll let you know how they compare.

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Lots of good looking gardens.

Here's some of my green beans just coming up and before they started blooming.

4 wide rows of Jade variety. They produce so good planted like this that you pull out handfulls at a time when picking.
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I have a short video after a huge storm we had yesterday. not too much was lost but it gives a quick feel for what my 2013 garden looks like as of this morning.

I should have done the video blog entry yesterday before the storm but it was like 107F (i think ;) ) and I had a hard enough time being in the shade!

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photos of this year's progress - between thunder-boomers . . . .

corn - somebody mentioned, knee high by 4th of July - check. put the plot next to the wall - hopefully providing shelter against the wind blowing it all flat - so far so good....

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peas - two varieties. on the left Super Sugar Snap (64day)
back and to the right Dark Seeded Early Perfection (65d)
the Super Sugar Snap grew far too tall for the 48" trellis, flopped over, lost 70-90% of the stems to bending / kinking. not a candidate for next year. the Dark Seeded Early Perfection grows 36-40 inches - just right for my set up.

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tomatoes going boom-boom . . . nothing red yet.

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a late potato volunteer still in bloom, slightly past prime

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a grocery store basil, set out in the garden - smells great!

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OK, just a shot of the lay of the land where I garden. My plot is on the edge of town near the mountain.
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Wow you guys have some wonderful gardens, you all should be proud, all that hard work in the spring prepping our gardens makes it so worthwhile when we get to stand back and admire our gardens this time of the year...

Jal_ut unbelievable view, im so jealous of your land. I would have a hard enough time getting any work done by staring off in the distance and looking at all the amazing views you have...

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you touch on something I have been thinking about for awhile. no mater how much work and love i put into my garden there always seems to be more! I cant imagine how much more work goes into larger plots!
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Here is my insanity. :hehe:

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gardening is addicting, its a healthy addiction, ive traded in my bad addictions in the past and this is my hobby that calms my nerves, and soothes the soul. I can be stressed out and pissed off, come home from work and take a stroll thru the garden, even picking weeds, makes me happy.

Every year, my garden expands, more and more, this may sound silly, but i want my shot at being a farmer, except i only want to grow vegetables, and work the farmers markets, and maybe sell to local resturants if im lucky. Looking at the supermarkets and seeing how much $ bell peppers, and the colored bell peppers are, makes a person wonder if you could make some extra bucks at growing vegetables.


I know farming doesnt make you rich, but as long as you can make ends meet and pay the bills, id be happy turning my backyard into something i could make some money off of, instead of spending 2 hours cutting grass

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Oh how the rain has done its job!
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Dix and Ohio nice gardens !!! Joed I know how you feel! I love it as well. I don't have much of a garden but its mine and its good for the soul!!
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Well I did a garden update video today ! We have some good bad and ugly but overall still ok :)

https://youtube.com/watch?v=dcHZU5mIBN0
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everyone's garden look so nice and organized! it serves as inspiration and learning experience. This is my first time trying to grow anything and it has been a roller coaster ride. I am getting excited with the little milestones that may not mean much to others, but does to me:)

https://imgur.com/3Tmh2bB this is the first pepper flower!-.- I know not much, but I was feeling hopeless with my pepper plants since they kind of stopped growing and then I saw the tiny flower and was amazed.

Now i am thinking of planning for fall, I have some strawberries in a container and was thinking of bring it indoors for the winter. I am thinking of planting garlic since my family really like garlic. I want to try to grow some lettuce, but I don't know what kind of lettuce will do good in my area. Any suggestions? thanks:)

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Your in the right place for grilling :) every year I get ideas from this type of thread !! I went from a couple of containers to the jungle I have :) it's so much fun!!

Everyone's gardens are looking great by the way!!
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joed2323 wrote:gardening is addicting, its a healthy addiction, ive traded in my bad addictions in the past and this is my hobby that calms my nerves, and soothes the soul. I can be stressed out and pissed off, come home from work and take a stroll thru the garden, even picking weeds, makes me happy.

Every year, my garden expands, more and more, this may sound silly, but i want my shot at being a farmer, except i only want to grow vegetables, and work the farmers markets, and maybe sell to local resturants if im lucky. Looking at the supermarkets and seeing how much $ bell peppers, and the colored bell peppers are, makes a person wonder if you could make some extra bucks at growing vegetables.


I know farming doesnt make you rich, but as long as you can make ends meet and pay the bills, id be happy turning my backyard into something i could make some money off of, instead of spending 2 hours cutting grass

Sorry if this is off topic
You just summed up the transformation my mind has undergone in the past few years, since planting my first garden about 4 years ago. Oh to be free of the burden of money, and just to be able to farm....

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Cherry tomato, zucchini, crookneck squash, cucumbers behind that, then climbing peas (darn near expired now), and some bush beans. Peas, green beans, and zucchini are the fruits I have been able to enjoy so far. Can't wait for the crooknecks, cucumbers, and tomatoes!

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