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#21 Mon 21st Jun 2010 06:39 am

SW
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Re: Anyone Gardening This Spring + Summer?

https://www.saltworks.us/gardening-with-epsom-salt.asp

Gardening with Epsom Salt? Wow I never heard of this but sounds like I will try it!

Lorae it has rained almost every single day here, I have not had to water once. I live in the burbs of Chicago. But my plants are being eaten by all the earwigs that have swarmed here. They can eat a whole plant overnight! I hate these bloody things.


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That perches in the soul,   
And sings the tune without the words,   
And never stops at all        Emily Dickinson

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#22 Tue 6th Jul 2010 06:36 am

SW
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Re: Anyone Gardening This Spring + Summer?

Well we went from a very rainy cool June into a hot, hot July. My garden is taking off but is demanding daily attention now. Seems like a weed can sprout one day and be this gigantic monster the next. It's very calming and spirit building to tend a garden.

Hope everyone's is doing fine. Will attempt photos soon.

http://www.organicgardening.com/feature … 76,00.html
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And sings the tune without the words,   
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#23 Tue 6th Jul 2010 11:54 pm

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Re: Anyone Gardening This Spring + Summer?

SW, sometimes those weeds are more nutritious than what you are cultivating. They're hearty and don't need constant tending, they just grow where ever and survive and persist. I haven't really delved into wild plants, but I know there are books out there. If you get certain weeds at certain stages in their growth cycles they can be very good in salads/juices. One quick example is dandelion greens. Annoying weed to some, and delicious healing bitter green to others... Have you ever wondered if what you are weeding and discarding might not be valuable? Happy gardening. (The most I've done is some sprouts in an E-Z sprouter from sproutpeople)...


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#24 Sun 8th Aug 2010 02:02 pm

lorae
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Re: Anyone Gardening This Spring + Summer?

My zuchinni won't bloom!  I got ONE squash, then the plants just went on strike.  Crikeys, I've never had a problem growing zuchinni.  Any suggestions?


Pics:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b146/lorae41/San%20Simon/may2201065-1.jpg
Taken from my back yard.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b146/lorae41/july272010Kindsnakeandrattler_320x240.jpgKing snake with dead rattler.  I spooked another king dnake yesterday.  He was in the bird water.  I know he was a second snake because he was a lot bigger.  King snakes kill rattlers.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b146/lorae41/San%20Simon/5210afterthefrost3.jpg
apricot tree a month ago.  It's doubled in size since.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b146/lorae41/San%20Simon/5210afterthefrost2.jpg
grapes after the hard frost, May 15th.  They were loaded with little grapes, too.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b146/lorae41/San%20Simon/july27201051_320x240.jpgJungle yard, early July, 2010

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b146/lorae41/San%20Simon/july27201063.jpg
peach crop, early July

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b146/lorae41/San%20Simon/july27201049_320x240.jpg
tomatoes, early July

Last edited by lorae (Sun 8th Aug 2010 02:15 pm)

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#25 Wed 11th Aug 2010 09:32 pm

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Re: Anyone Gardening This Spring + Summer?

Hi Lorae...How are You?   Great Pics!

Can I come visit when I get back that way?! : )

Hello ALL Here ...Onward and Upward!


"Let Your Spirit Soar!"

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#26 Thu 12th Aug 2010 09:39 am

lorae
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Re: Anyone Gardening This Spring + Summer?

11eagle11 wrote:

Hi Lorae...How are You?   Great Pics!

Can I come visit when I get back that way?! : )

Hello ALL Here ...Onward and Upward!

Hi there!  Tell us about your adventures!

Of course you can come visit - and stay awhile. 

Much love,
lorae

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#27 Thu 12th Aug 2010 03:09 pm

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Re: Anyone Gardening This Spring + Summer?

I too am gardening in a desert, a high desert at 6,000 feet. We frequently have strong winds and this summer has been unusally chilly so no tomatoes for us.

I also have to do a lot of defensive gardening... raised beds keep the rabits out. 1/2 wire mesh under them keeps the volls out. The dog keeps the deer away.

aside from all that, things are going OK. Our broccoli is the best I've ever eaten! I'm freezing broccoli greens for soups this winter.  Its been a learning experience for sure as this is my first veggie garden... the biggest error was not in planting enough of things which I will correct next year and being afraid to thin things out like the beets and cabbage. They need more room to develop. Guess my garden will have to triple in size if I want enought stuff to put away in the freezer or canning. I don't think tomatoes will ever be anything to count on unless we get a green house going, which is being designed into the house we are building... actually more like a sunroom. It will help heat the house also.... but friends grow many tomatoes in theirs.

guess we will have to put a fence around the corn. Rabbits munched it down.. But the potatoes are doing fantastic and I will make more raised beds for them next year so I don't have to dig so much to get them out.

For those of you who are gardening in buckets I know someone who does potatoes in 5 gallon buckets and they are a great success. The potatoes are not real big but there are lots of them!

Maybe I should go get some photos.

Last edited by Arrow (Thu 12th Aug 2010 03:17 pm)


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#28 Mon 16th Aug 2010 06:33 am

SW
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Re: Anyone Gardening This Spring + Summer?

I have had a most lovely gardening year and here's a few photos, I am a terrible photo taker -

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/Connie1947/my%20garden%202010/P7140348.jpg
Two of my helpers, Max and Sam are always there to help.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/Connie1947/my%20garden%202010/P7140336.jpg
Tomatoes are growing so tall I will need a ladder to pick. These are Cherokee purple variety.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/Connie1947/my%20garden%202010/P7140337.jpg
The pumpkin jack o lantern that we had out front last year left us a plant. So I transplanted him into the garden and he is growing happily.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/Connie1947/my%20garden%202010/P7140340.jpg
Lettuce was so good this year but now it's hot as blazes and it's seeded and headed for the compost pile. But I think fresh lettuce from the garden is one of my favorites.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/Connie1947/my%20garden%202010/P7140320.jpg
A plant that I bought at Sam's club at their clearance table for $2.00, a Penta, it rewards me with the most beautiful star shaped flowers that butterflies just love.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/Connie1947/my%20garden%202010/P7140324.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/Connie1947/my%20garden%202010/P7140321.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/Connie1947/my%20garden%202010/P7140323.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/Connie1947/my%20garden%202010/P7140349.jpg


HOPE is the thing with feathers   
That perches in the soul,   
And sings the tune without the words,   
And never stops at all        Emily Dickinson

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#29 Mon 16th Aug 2010 09:43 am

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Re: Anyone Gardening This Spring + Summer?

SW Thank you for sharing your pictures! They are lovely, don't be so self~criticizing wink
Those are such well behaved doggies, keeping watch over the garden and not tearing it up!! I won't let Julia (my dog) anywhere near my plants hehe...

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#30 Thu 19th Aug 2010 01:23 pm

Valentine
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Re: Anyone Gardening This Spring + Summer?

You're a great photo maker!  Everything is just so beautiful!  Just yesterday we broke 18 straight days of 100+ temps, but it's back today and will be for the next week or so for sure.  Without covering from the sun things just wither away and we're just letting it go at this point.  Fire ants have taken over the compost tumbler now as well.  Can't keep the bastards out of anything!  They totally ate our okra.  We're willing to share but they want to take it all.


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