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hendi_alex
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Mid Summer Vegetable Garden 2016

I always look forward to the transition from spring, to mid summer, to fall garden. Each period gives its particular bounty, constantly keeping meals interesting.

Current harvest: tomatoes, peppers, egg plant, cucumbers, okra, kale/Swiss chard/arugula, watermelon, cantaloupe.

The greens are just a trickle, but we don't eat many greens this time of year, maybe once every two weeks. Most things are coming off well, but cucumbers and cantaloupes are a bit slow. We didn't do a good job planting squash and zucchini but will plant again today. Overall this has been an excellent gardening year. Best green beans ever, best jalapeno ever, best okra ever, best tomatoes ever, best watermelons ever......Lots of superlatives
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
Alex

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Re: Mid Summer Vegetable Garden 2016

Any pics? You know what they say, a picture is worth a 1000 words!!

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Re: Mid Summer Vegetable Garden 2016

The garden looks pitiful after the string of 100+ degree days over the past few weeks. Still is giving a good stream of produce however.

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Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
Alex

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Re: Mid Summer Vegetable Garden 2016

Looks like you have lots of plants hanging in there. Healthy. I see that shade cloth in several of the pictures. I may just give it a go next year.
Nutin as good as a kitchen sink mater sammich

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Re: Mid Summer Vegetable Garden 2016

Most of the photos are from the concrete slab raised bed garden area that has shade cloth protection. Jalapenos are under the canopy on the east side of a large oak tree, to take advantage of the afternoon shade. They are growing on a pond liner to prevent intrusion of the oak roots. The watermelons are growing in traditional 'hills' in the ground. That area is borrowed from the chickens seasonally as is a chicken run surrounded by 6 foot fence. About 24 tomato plants were also grown in that space. They provided us with fresh tomatoes as well as enough frozen to last until next summer, about 150 pounds of frozen tomatoes and marinara. The tomatoes harvest has now slowed to a trickle with only those under the shade cloth holding up well.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
Alex



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