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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2010, 12:15:01 PM »
My garden would be called low ground by my Dad.  Floods when it rains and then gets hard as a rock when it starts to dry out.  It's the only spot in my yard that gets any sun too.  Next year it may become a shed.   :-\

That's what farmers markets are for I guess.
That's what raised beds are for.  I built some out of some old firewood, put a layer of the really rotting stuff in the bottom of the bed and then added nice dirt.  The plants seem to like it, at least until this year's weather made them unhappy.





Very creative effort!
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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2010, 12:24:18 PM »
i made four 3x6 raised gardens about 2 feet high so i don't have to bend over. made them out of old two by 6,8,10 etc from the old deck.  love them.

be careful putting shed on low spot if it really floods.  all my neighbors ran their sumps to their back yard. water found my low spot where my shed was. despite being slightly elevated, it trashed the flooring (part of shed was a play house with vinyl flooring)
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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2010, 09:20:11 PM »

That is all for me ....there ain't no more....frost got the plants,

 :o Gawd dang Whomin!

Couple weeks til frost here yet,
but fat old heirloom 'maters are just now turning color. ::)

This is the biggest thing in my garden,
a cabbage a foot across....they don't mind a little frost.

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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2010, 11:23:19 AM »
This is the big day for what is sure to be a weak harvest . . .
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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2010, 12:00:19 PM »

That is all for me ....there ain't no more....frost got the plants,

 :o Gawd dang Whomin!

Couple weeks til frost here yet,
but fat old heirloom 'maters are just now turning color. ::)

This is the biggest thing in my garden,
a cabbage a foot across....they don't mind a little frost.

and a bucket of 2010 Centennials.  Cheers.



I want to try cabbages. What ya gonna do with that late season cabbage? Lots of sugar in there for a good fermentation.

Im starting to look at the farm markets for some nice late cabbages. Time to pack the crock with the holiday seasons kraut.

Im wondering if the lack of rain has hurt the crop this year.The Amish usually have gigantic cabbages this time of year. Make that one you have look like an onion.
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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2010, 01:45:18 PM »
Here's a little tip for those of us in the PNW that have had an anemic tomato harvest thus far.  My wife has been picking the tomatoes off the vine if they show the slightest signs of turning color.  She brings them into the house, and since the last greenish batch was picked yesterday, they are already red today!  It encourages the plants to make more also.  Give it a test and let me know if it works for you too.
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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2010, 02:31:12 PM »
This is the big day for what is sure to be a weak harvest . . .


beautiful colors...even if it's a weak harvest.

Nice job!
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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2010, 12:31:12 AM »
She brings them into the house, and since the last greenish batch was picked yesterday, they are already red today!
It;s always worked in the last, but the tomatoes never seem to taste as good if they ripen off the of the vine.It could just be bias though,  My wife's aunt swears by cutting off whole branches and putting them in a vase and letting the tomatoes ripen in the house that way.  We haven;t tried it yet, and YMMV.

beautiful colors...even if it's a weak harvest.
Thanks blues, but the anemic harvest is really disappointing.  Seriously, one tiny zucchini?  Those things grow huge overnight!  It's ok though, it's all for fun - good thing we don't depend on it for food.  The leeks are still looking good, and I think we'll get one fig, so there's that.  I might have a greenhouse built in time for next summer, we'll see. :)
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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2010, 03:18:41 PM »
No pics, but our garden is starting to slow down.  We are getting a crapload of green beans, okra, and scotch bonnet peppers still.  Waiting for the late harvest of brussel sprouts.  The broccoli is not doing all that great.  We have some poblanos, jalapenos, and sweet reds (Marconi), but it's starting to wind down.  Tomatoes are starting to suffer from black spot and our dogs keep eating them as well :o.
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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2012, 11:31:51 PM »
Ok flower gardens count too...
these are forced daffodils that are doing well in my kitchen in JANUARY in BFE why
is it so dang cold oming?


Actually it has been un-explainably mild. 
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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2012, 06:52:09 PM »
these are forced daffodils that are doing well in my kitchen in JANUARY in BFE why
is it so dang cold oming?
Actually it has been un-explainably mild. 
8)
Yep, I had a meadowlark singing on a fence post this morning. ::)

Here you go man, the new new and updated USDA Cold Hardiness Map.


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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2012, 11:38:38 PM »
these are forced daffodils that are doing well in my kitchen in JANUARY in BFE why
is it so dang cold oming?
Actually it has been un-explainably mild. 
8)
Yep, I had a meadowlark singing on a fence post this morning. ::)

Here you go man, the new new and updated USDA Cold Hardiness Map.
Same here. At least we got some rain.

Anyway, the map:



To me it looks like it's smoothed out a bit to the North.

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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2012, 08:08:32 AM »
An article in our local paper said that now you can find red bud trees
a couple miles farther north than you used to....
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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2012, 09:04:37 AM »
I've got daffodils already coming up outside, that's not right at all. But  I also have the shallots and garlic I left in the ground last year  coming up very nicely.
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Re: Garden harvest pics....
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2012, 09:34:35 AM »
Time to start thinking about planting some seeds. Peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash...

I want to get an early start on the garden this year.
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