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40niner

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2006 4:41:34 AM

My garden is not fairing well at all! It is very dry and the veggies are smaller in size then this time last year. Tomatoes have black spot on them. What is yours like?
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:01:09 AM

Speaking of tomatoes...I said last year that l got 72 tomatoes and inferred from one plant, didn't intend to mislead, just forgot that l try to find two transplants in one when l buy em and plant them both in same hole and forgot it was two plants.
Looks like one plant and l have a dreadful memory. Sorry to make anyone think l was bragging and lying about that. Not intentionally and now that l realized l pulled two plants this year and remembered what l said, l apologize.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:19:28 AM

still picking raspberries. we have 1 (one) last zucchini plant with 1 fruit on it -ughhhh, my wife won't let me compost it.

we have leek, yellow onion and some fennel still producing, and maybe 3 or 4 kohlrabi still producing.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 1:31:21 PM

Tomatoes l brought in when took out tomato plant are sitting on the counter and getting signs of ripening. I already have 6 ripe tomatoes, so don't need them to ripen but there you go. They do their own thing. I don't wrap them in paper, nor put in brown bags or do anything. They just ripen.

Thinned my turnips.
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:32:09 PM

Still pretty dry, even though we had decent summer rain
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:09:00 PM

I still have peppers producing, but today I shoveled the soil over for the winter where the peppers aren't.
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riverrising
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:37:02 AM

winter gardening. brussel sprouts,cabbage,lettuce,turns.
I expect them to be sprouting this week. I eye'em.

[Edited by: riverrising at 10/17/2014 9:37:22 AM EST]
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:58:31 AM

cleaned out yesterday, let it dry for 4-8 days, till, haul in 12 cu yds of compost and till again.
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cv
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 12:08:04 AM

My garden is finished for this season.
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dakine
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 9:19:52 AM

I still have some tomatoes and peppers growing.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 9:15:59 AM

I found a tiny 2 leafed Japanese maple sprout, and potted it and have been babying it along all summer. It now has 6 leaves and still small, but if it makes it thru the winter then l will have my own tree.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 7:17:53 AM

today is clean up day, next week, add compost and til
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 6:58:50 PM

White flies...Grrrrr
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DoctorOH
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 12:25:54 AM

Done for this year
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40niner
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 11:52:10 PM

tilled the last quarter. Today and will get the perennials on Monday, long weekend. Will be posting a lot less, but I shall be reading your posts. Have a good fall and winter. See you in May to do this all again.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 9:21:46 PM

Getting ready to pull everything & till it all up.
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taxguy
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 10:32:56 AM

done
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 9:34:43 AM

Resting in peace.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 9:55:26 AM

it's time to compost and burn, and then til it up
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goldieolds
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 6:56:34 AM

I brought in a small plate of green tomatoes, some still undersized. I hope they all ripen up. I might have left them out too long, so hope they didn't freeze. I brought in the two pots of basil, but I haven't had much luck keeping them alive inside, in the past. I'm meaning to bring in some of the other plants (perennials) and see what happens, but haven't done it yet. Maybe will, maybe won't. I think it's going to get up to 60 again this weekend, but it still gets cold at night, with frost warnings Thur and Fri nights. :(

Hi Pilot. Is that picture from the Duluth area floods a couple of years ago?

[Edited by: goldieolds at 10/9/2014 6:57:42 AM EST]
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klutz347
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 7:49:53 PM

Harvested and mostly dead.

I'm already planning next years garden.
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Jeep97TJ
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 7:19:44 PM

Good evening buddies. I went overboard on planting Florida wild Everglades tomato seeds and they are all doing well so far. Even planted some out front as part of my edible landscape project. I attempted to cage a few that were about 2 ft high and accidentally snapped off a branch that had buds, these are very fragile indeterminate plants. I planted the broken branch and although it looked like it was going to die, it sprouted tomatoes in then next two weeks. I was pleasantly surprised.
Also planted Tolli's sweet Italian pepper seeds and Cubanelle pepper seeds.
I bought a small bag of Marzano tomatoes (expensive at $4.00) for a few ounces and saved seeds to experiment. I didn't expect them to grow but yeah... another surprise. Have 12 of them growing now. The plants are about 2" high at this point so I'm hoping they will produce.

Regards to all,

Mike

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ramtuff
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 12:04:39 PM

It froze the other night.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 10:12:58 AM

It was a poor weather growing season here too, and l am hoping to do better with fall plantings. Turnips look great, but beets not so good. I don't have luck with chards and greens so won't even bother. Last year we had so many extended frosts that everything was killed. Some came back tho.
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Kulas1
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 7:50:35 PM

not good
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40niner
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 7:04:39 PM

Gardeners down south and all points warm, lucky our season is over! It has been a poor gardening year, too cold, too wet, just not growing weather, I read the posts and my hands itch to be outside digging in the soil! The best I did was the compost I got out of my scraps of plant material I composted. I was able to reclaim 15 litres!! So easy to do, if I can do it you sure can.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 6:50:18 PM

Oh Pilotdlh - I am so envious of your raspberries. I was sold a bill of goods with a raspberry plant that was supposed to grow down here. New canes every day - beautiful, but those that get berries just dry up no matter what I do.

I so miss picking berries out by the garage at Pops! And more at Grampa's.
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pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 4:03:21 PM

Northern Minnesota. My garden didn't do too well this year. The raspberries are taking over, they did well. The cucumbers did awful. Beans, so-so, peas, so-so, carrots, good. Overall, not as good as normal. We had a cold summer.
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 2:49:58 PM

Good Sunday afternoon Gardening Buddies!!!

trugas - sounds like you are doing good in CA!!! send a little of that 90 degree weather this way hehe!

I still have tomatoes on 5 plants and peppers on 3 plants, last night we had a light frost warning so I got the faithful old sheets out to cover everyone, they liked that!!!

It did get down to 34 last night so I was glad I covered them, we always have really chilly weather the first weekend in October and than it warms back up, tonight will be a low of 55 even though we will only be i the high 60's today, but back in the high 70's this next week, so as always I am holding out on pulling any green tomatoes until I absolutely have to !

I am thinking about digging my one cayenne pepper plant out and planting it in a pot and bringing inside , I have heard that it will grow but slowly and still produce peppers.

Has anyone done that with a pepper plant?

I have had good success doing it with geraniums and other flowers they go dormant but come spring when I introduce them to the outside they come back to life

Happy gardening to all!!

Hugs and TOL = Tons of Love!

Gloria
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 10:48:05 AM

seeded beets and turnips and covered against birds.
We are having 90 degrees and up for a few days. That should give them a good start!
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 10:50:52 AM

I have only 8 tomato's that have not began to change colors yet. time to make more salsa.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 5:19:09 PM

I left my root veggies in the ground and I shall leave them there until the first snow fall. They stay fresh longer and snow nor frost can reach them. Been doing this for decades.

http://www.winnipeggasprices.com/Forum_MSG.aspx?master=&category=1235&topic=560377&page_no=1&FAV=Y

Try a letter counting game. Let me know what you think.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 2:18:19 PM

Yesterday I pulled off all the dead leaves/stems from the tomato plants. It kinda seems like it is helping the ripening process with whats left of the tomatoes.
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dakine
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 10:09:08 AM

Still have tomatoes and hot peppers growing. Almost near the end.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:00:41 AM

one of the worst years for a garden in over 60 years, time to clean out what's left and till in some compost
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SLH
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 8:41:01 PM

No garden.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 6:37:33 PM

When I got back to the garden this week, the pepper plant looked awful but the tomato plant has 4 new tomatoes that are looking like they will reach average size for this plant.

The garden is full of small white flies, and the grass full of "moths" --

Sigh...
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 11:03:13 AM

Tomato plants are starting to turn brown. even though a few tomatoes are still ripening on the vine. I think soon I'll pull the plants soon & mix them & my good compost into the soil before winter.

[Edited by: playtimeCLE at 9/25/2014 11:04:12 AM EST]
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 6:57:27 AM

It is enjoying rain at the moment.
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taxguy
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:30:15 AM

tomatoes are just about done...got a little Swiss Chard still growing.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:04:19 AM

Going to try again for fall planting of beets and turnips. failed last year except the beet greens.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 12:39:42 AM

Yesterday and today hot, hot and hot all this week we shall be having above temperatures!! When the garden is pretty close to cleared out. Now we get hot temps. Don't mind me while I cry in my beer...in my coffee.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 1:44:45 AM

From alpacasTX to Me
Sep 20
I have a large 5 month old puppy that keeps eating my backyard plants. Grrrr

Any suggestions?
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40niner
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 1:10:54 AM

HappyHiker, I know how you feel but for me it was too many cold nights!

Last week the school kids cleaned it all up. I am on the road and they sent several pictures of them clearing it and I was surprised they picked a lot of tomatoes, a few cabbage and green beans they let dry and now they picked all. All the root crops onions, beets and carrots they will leave in the ground because earth covers them. The dill weed went into seed and they pulled off all the seeds to dry and use in stews and soups, etc. This school has been doing this for a number of years. It first started as a course in environment study: How to best use the land even in the city. The teacher asked me because my garden was always in need of weeding and in fall no one to harvest and clean up. My neighbor's boy did little as possible for a good wages! This way it is a good deal win, win and earth wins too.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 10:22:44 PM

the supermarket veggies now...
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goldieolds
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 2:44:30 AM

Art, gardening and preservation converge in The Heirloom Project in Minneapolis.

Excerpt from newspaper article

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The milkweed mural and a handful of others are the work of artist Rachel Breen, who lives in the neighborhood. They’re part of her “Heirloom Project,” a public art installation designed to sow appreciation for native plants and the habitat they provide for bees, birds and butterflies.

Breen, a “social practice artist” who also teaches painting and drawing at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, was inspired by the work of Seed Savers, the Iowa-based organization committed to preserving heirloom seeds. “They’re doing really important work,” Breen said. “We’ve lost so much plant diversity.”

Her project is about celebrating plants, but is also “a metaphor for a much bigger question: How do we think about the future, and what do we pass on to the next generation?
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 10:44:31 PM

?NEXT YEAR?
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lightbulbman2008
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?NEXT YEAR?
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 10:06:49 PM

gonzo
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reichera
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 6:48:35 AM

Done for the year. I pulled the final holdout tomatoes off the plants last evening. Soon I'll turn it under for the winter.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:00:58 PM

i feel good...
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