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Old 07-27-2018, 05:37 PM
Status: "Goodbye fall ... hello winter" (set 17 days ago)
Location: Manitou Springs
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Originally Posted by TCHP View Post
That dang grape vine is like a weed. It was growing up the back up my house for a few years, nearly covering a door. I cut back everything near the door to a stump and it start growing up the side of the house. When I added on to the back of my house, it got buried under a few feet of concrete. Dang it if didn't pop up again a couple years later. Its since migrated to the fence, so I've just left it there.

My Great Grandparents had an extensive walk through trellis with red and white grapes in their backyard off Cascade Ave for as long as I could remember when I was a kid. They used it to make jellies and wine and at any given time there was a couple barrels of wine in the cellar. Was always a fun place to visit as a kid.
Well, I'm still jealous you have that "dang grape vine". In New England (where I'm from), there were abundant wild grapes growing along every country road so we always had a ready supply at hand.
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:40 AM
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I had the most luck with peas, lettuce, chard kale, green beans, raises. Carrots were usually successful. Tomatoes were highly variable. Usually never got eggplant.
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Old 08-01-2018, 02:09 AM
Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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When we lived in Pinecliffe, (I-25 & GoG) we had a small hill behind our house, so we built raised garden beds. We put landscape timbers and made two tiers. We lived there from 1991-2002, then moved back to Divide to a house we'd had as a rental. In Pinecliffe, we grew cucumbers, squash, broccoli, radish, carrots, snow peas, green onions, asparagus, rhubarb, and herbs. On the south side of the house, we had tomato beds. The gardens had drip systems that went off twice a day. We had a couple of years where the deer beat us to the harvest of the broccoli, squashes and cucumbers, but we put lots of blood meal and "deer be gone" spray we bought online around the garden and that seemed to do a fairly good job of keeping critters at bay.
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