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Old 09-05-2017, 11:00 AM
 
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I pick about 2 pounds a day for beans, no zucchini yet, but I have arugula.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Autumn is here. The patty pan squash and zucchini are slowing down their production. The bean plant that had barely produced is flower silent. The abundant heads of broccoli have been picked and all that remains are broccoli shoots small but flavor packed. The squirrels have decimated the beets by taking a bite from the roots of just about every plant and plowing down the leaves of most plants. Maybe a few beets will survive and I will dig up the rest to see if there is anything salvageable. Also, the squirrels have discovered just this year that broccoli leaves are scrumptious and have plucked and eaten mostly all of the lower leaves that I had planned to harvest and eat and/or freeze. The cabbage will remain until the last bit - probably until the first hard frost.

For the first time, I tried growing green onions and carrots in a planter on the deck. These will be harvested after the first hard frost and before snow fall.

Another summer come and gone. But inside where it is nice and toasty, the garden will continue in the form of a small but dynamic windowsill and grow-light supplemented herb garden.

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Old 09-11-2017, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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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....
Wish your seeds were near me. The squirrels attacked my garden in full force this year and I have heard that marigolds are a deterrent. I'll have to come up with something for next summer for those darling but mischievous rodents.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:20 AM
 
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Our potatoes made a comeback in that they grew new leaves. We'll just have to see what's in that bag when the leaves die back.

Worst tomato year in recent memory, thanks in part to the odd summer of drough, then deluge, with generally cool temps, AND birds chewing on them as soon as they show color. And two of the four plants died early.

Beans, chard and peppers still producing. I might get yet another chard harvest! New lettuce growing. Green onion tops and parsley doing well. That's about it. Strange garden year in general.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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well our rain stopped about 10 days ago and I have been busy with running back and forth to the hospital for hubby, so the garden is about done for the year. I am going to start pulling think out today. I will keep a couple tomato plants that have green tomatoes on them and the basil. I think the rest will be shipped off the vegetable garden heaven, better known as the forest next door to where we live. Now hubby is home, he is just fine so he can help.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Roma beans need picking again. One tomato left for a salad. Okra is starting up again with the warmer temps. Limas finished. My friend with a farm tractor will be in soon to plow everything under.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Finally tomatoes are ripe, and of course all at once. Been picking like crazy. Lots and lots of veggies.
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Kanada 🍁
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I still have plenty of Early Girl and sweet million tomatoes and green chilies growing as well any time now I will be able to pull the onions out. One okra plant survived and decided to grow since a month and it has a few okra on it. I just left it there and wanted to see how many okra I will get from this one surviving plant.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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My wife solved her picking Roma beans problem. She pulled the plant and then picked the beans off. Now she can focus on her quilting.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:56 AM
 
Location: the sticks
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I've got itty bitty white gnat looking bugs eating my collard leaves. seems I've heard of spraying dish washsoap mix on plants for protection, anybody ??
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