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Old 09-01-2017, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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September is supposed to be nice and a bit better than an overly cool August. Okra production should pick up. After a failed but beautiful lima bean year from the extension office I learned this was a bad year all around for them. To cold. Ice age on the way.
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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My patio gardening is about wrapped up for this year have a few carrots & bell peppers still out there yet. All others & flowers pulled up except marigolds that are more beautiful than they were this summer.
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:05 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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My patio gardening is about wrapped up for this year have a few carrots & bell peppers still out there yet. All others & flowers pulled up except marigolds that are more beautiful than they were this summer.
Mine are outstanding this year also. Gonna have a ton of seeds for next year.
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:34 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Mine are outstanding this year also. Gonna have a ton of seeds for next year.

My zinnias and my marigolds did awesomely well this year as well and yes we will have a tote bag full of seeds by the time I'm threw picking the seed heads off the flowers . Yep I kid you not a tote bag full....
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:45 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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My zinnias and my marigolds did awesomely well this year as well and yes we will have a tote bag full of seeds by the time I'm threw picking the seed heads off the flowers . Yep I kid you not a tote bag full....
I cut the plants at the base, and put them in a 30 gallon trash pail to overwinter in the garage. When spring is around the corner, I take the dried plants, and beat them on the inside of the pail to free the seeds. It's amazing how many seeds one will get by doing it this way.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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well I complained about no patty pan squash: no, I didn't grow it by any means but at least our farmers market had it yesterday. What I can't grow, which is a lot of stuff lately, I can always count on the farmers around here. That is one of the benefits of living in a rural community. So good bye my garden, hello NWA farmers markets.
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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The sun is shining drying the remnant of Harvey off that we enjoyed so this afternoon we will glean whatever lima beams we can. The rains prevented the okra from pollinating yesterday. I've been granted a reprieve from walking through the itch gauntlet for a couple of days. We have a son coming to visit soon and just maybe some memory of tilling gardens under in the fall stuck with him. We could really use the great grand kids here for a summer vacation picking out these Tennessee gemstones out of the dirt.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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I picked more beans and Japanese cucumber. It's the best tasting. I also have 3 Cinderella pumpkins on the ground. Will pick one today. It's been ripening for a long time. I still have bell peppers from one volunteered plant, from my compost, I think I'll wait a while for it to thicken. Jalapeño pepper plants are about 2 inches tall. Not sure they will produce anything. But they seem to like the heat.
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Found a volunteer cantaloupe growing into the okra. Looks like it is turning and will soon be ready to eat.
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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We started picking lima beans this afternoon hoping to get a single meals worth feeling it was a salvage operation. I picked about a little over a quart and my wife did the rest of a five gallon bucket full. Then we shelled the evening away. A lot of pods were buggy and tossed out. A few older than I wanted and overall I had given up on them. The most of them were in prime condition. The last we had like these we bought for $20 a bushel and we had to pick them ourselves. Next year they will be planted on a raised ridge inside a plastic canopy on raised ridges covered in black plastic mulch for easier picking.

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