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Old 08-31-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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That's a nice sized squash!

Looking forward to your posts in the Recipe section(s).
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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That's a nice sized squash!

Looking forward to your posts in the Recipe section(s).
Thanks. lol. I don't cook, I grow.

Here's some pics from this morning.

* NOTE: If the pics don't show up, my free photobucket account resets the bandwidth used every 4th of the month. So wait until the 5th.

My favorite pepper plant as far as looks. Dorset Nora. When I pulled the pot up to get a solo shot I was surprised at the thickness and root structure. Wow







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Old 09-01-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Wow, what a great yield you've had this summer!
How hot are those Dorset Noras? They look a little like Scotch Bonnet peppers, which I have grown in the past.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Wow, what a great yield you've had this summer!
How hot are those Dorset Noras? They look a little like Scotch Bonnet peppers, which I have grown in the past.
Very similar looking. They are HOT! Especially when leaving them on the plant longer.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Family BBQ yesterday I took home Lobster scraps for my compost. :-) What an excellent source of nutrient!

Did u know theres a whole business for just Lobster Compost?

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Old 09-04-2013, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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May 2013 Weather Summary
June 2013 Weather Summary
July 2013 Weather Summary

August 2013 Weather Update:

Rain Total: 3.02" (Average)
Highest Temp: 87.7°F (8/21)
Lowest Temp: 52.4°F (8/15)
Mean Temp: 70.7°(Below Normal)

Max Temps:
0 Days in the 60s
16 days in the 70s
15 days in the 80s
0 days in the 90s

Lows:
13 nights in the 50s
15 night in the 60s
3 nights in the 70s

Had some warm nights but many nights in the 50s which is cooler than normal for August. Also Notice the 0 90's and half the month in the 70s. Cool month overall and only got 1/2" in one shot twice. meaning there were a lot of drizzles and light rain but no real rains in the month.


Tomato plants: outgrew the stakes and started late blight disease at the very end of the month. Yeilds were somewhat below average I felt (maybe due to cool dry month).
Cucumbers: were done mid August.
String Beans: yielding plenty and healthy.
Eggplants: healthy with good yeilds
Bell Peppers: healthy with ok yields.
Kale: continues to grow and be healthy since beginning of season
Hot Peppers in pots: had beast season yet
Onions: small but good
Corn: small
Squash and Butternut: taking over entire yard
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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This is amazing, love looking at these pics. great job.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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September 12th, Still going.. Thanks to normal and above normal temps past week or so. NO RAINS! I haven't gotten 1/2" of rain in 1 shot in over 30 days now





The trellis I built is holding up a Zuchinni.



Lots of string beans!

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Old 09-14-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Awesome Cam....loving every pic. You're amazing!

The edible pod peas have about 2 more pickings on them. The bush beans are about done. The crookneck and zuchini squash are still bearing, the leeks are doing growing slooooowly. The "mamoth" radishes turned out to be mediocre at best and most of my lettuces craaaawled. This was new soil that, it turns out, was a little too acidic for many of the plants. Because I got it so late in the season, I knew I'd just have to punt and wait until late this fall, to get some lime in it, if need be. Yeah.....need be'ed. LOL

It's okay though, because the water holding quality was fantastic, something that could only be remedied by adding some "good" clay-ish soil, to this fine beach sand we've got around here. I've got a truckload of composted horse manure/shavings to mix in with about 1/3 of a truckload of that leftover topsoil. That will go on the beds this fall, along with some lime, to sweeten the soil for next year.

My grandson's sunflowers did fantastic. Clearly, I've found the perfect spot to grow them in. LOL Some of them are 10 ft tall and have heads which measure about 16" across. Imagine the magical memory he's going to have. LOL He's only 4 years old, helped plant the seeds in containers in the greenhouse and has been watching them all summer. I made his mom take pictures of him in front of them.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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September 12th, Still going.. Thanks to normal and above normal temps past week or so. NO RAINS! I haven't gotten 1/2" of rain in 1 shot in over 30 days now
The trellis I built is holding up a Zuchinni.
Lots of string beans!
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The edible pod peas have about 2 more pickings on them. The bush beans are about done. The crookneck and zuchini squash are still bearing, the leeks are doing growing slooooowly. The "mamoth" radishes turned out to be mediocre at best and most of my lettuces craaaawled. This was new soil that, it turns out, was a little too acidic for many of the plants. Because I got it so late in the season, I knew I'd just have to punt and wait until late this fall, to get some lime in it, if need be. Yeah.....need be'ed. LOL
I LOVE both of your posts! Glad your crops are bountiful! Great photos, too, Cam!
I can tell you both enjoy your gardens.
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