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Old 06-24-2013, 07:00 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Love it!! Are those flowers marigolds growing along the edge?
They're a mixed variety of Zinnias. Mom planted those every year for as long as I can remember. She saved her seed from the petals from one year to the next. Butterflies and bumble bees love them. I planted them around my garden from time to time but when the Goldfinches find them, they pick them clean. Oh well, it's all good. They're beautiful little birds and they have to eat too...


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Used to have an acre like this and boy do I miss it. Trouble is now the kids have kids and no cheap labor. Grand kids to far away to commandeer. I've taken another approach for fresh food. Have people that have land that are willing to share if I buy the seed and fertilizer and they have able young bodies. Home grown watermelons like we like on the way. Desert Kings along with cow horn okra.
Isn't it amazing how things have changed in just a couple generations. Out of my 6 brothers and 8 sisters, there's 9 of us that keep vegetable gardens. My daughters loved gardening when they were small, not so much when they got older. I have grand kids that love my garden and we have to go down and pick fresh veggies every time they visit. I think they're favorite thing to do is dig potatoes. To see the look on their faces when those big white kennebecs roll up out of the earth is priceless.
I don't think I've ever seen a Desert King watermelon. I'm guessing they're more for a dry climate and I'm wondering how they'd do here. I'll put that on my list for next year.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
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Some big gardens on here! My tiny one is coming along nicely this year

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Some big gardens on here! My tiny one is coming along nicely this year
Great job I'd even be happy with that much space but don't have it now.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:10 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Some big gardens on here! My tiny one is coming along nicely this year
It's amazing what you can grow in a well planned and manicured raised bed. Looks great!
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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They're a mixed variety of Zinnias. Mom planted those every year for as long as I can remember. She saved her seed from the petals from one year to the next. Butterflies and bumble bees love them. I planted them around my garden from time to time but when the Goldfinches find them, they pick them clean. Oh well, it's all good. They're beautiful little birds and they have to eat too...




Isn't it amazing how things have changed in just a couple generations. Out of my 6 brothers and 8 sisters, there's 9 of us that keep vegetable gardens. My daughters loved gardening when they were small, not so much when they got older. I have grand kids that love my garden and we have to go down and pick fresh veggies every time they visit. I think they're favorite thing to do is dig potatoes. To see the look on their faces when those big white kennebecs roll up out of the earth is priceless.
I don't think I've ever seen a Desert King watermelon. I'm guessing they're more for a dry climate and I'm wondering how they'd do here. I'll put that on my list for next year.
Desert Kings did well in MO. As long as you got a little sandy spot. Not sure how they'd do on clay type soil. I hate melons grown on really black dirt.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Some big gardens on here! My tiny one is coming along nicely this year
Nice fence! Very neat garden.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Some big gardens on here! My tiny one is coming along nicely this year
It's beautiful even though it's compact. Mine is even smaller and it's spread all over the place--some on the porch, some by the house. Yours is nice and neat and all in one place. Enjoy!
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I got some pepper plants, and just transplanted them into a flower bed. Hopefully they won't fry tomorrow. One of my peppers in the official nightshade bed is wilty. It has water. I'm not sure what is wrong with it, but I'm tempted to yank it up.

There are finally blossoms on a couple of the squash plants. I sure wish I'd remembered what they were. The free cukes I got have a baby, but the lemon cukes in the cuke/squash bed are still really small. I pulled some kale which may have been shading them, but I hope they start climbing soon, as I am antsy to eat them.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I got some pepper plants, and just transplanted them into a flower bed. Hopefully they won't fry tomorrow. One of my peppers in the official nightshade bed is wilty. It has water. I'm not sure what is wrong with it, but I'm tempted to yank it up.

There are finally blossoms on a couple of the squash plants. I sure wish I'd remembered what they were. The free cukes I got have a baby, but the lemon cukes in the cuke/squash bed are still really small. I pulled some kale which may have been shading them, but I hope they start climbing soon, as I am antsy to eat them.
In another nightshade veggie wilt disease looks like this one.

pepper wilt

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:39 PM
 
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My Japanese Eggplant is producing. We ate 3 eggplants yesterday picked on the same day and it has 3 more growing. Fresh eggplant is the best.

Also, the 2 yr old plum tree gave us the first plums today. They were small but sweet. I pinch off lots of its early fruit this Spring because I wanted it spends it energy to grow but left only a few. It is very satisfying eating the veggies & fruits freshly picked from your own back yard.
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