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Old 09-11-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Thanks Cambium, I just hired someone to help me start digging.. $$$$ amazing how much we can spend on having some flowers and veggies.. I will start a thread when they start digging so I can share the changes, before and after..
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Thanks Cambium, I just hired someone to help me start digging.. $$$$ amazing how much we can spend on having some flowers and veggies.. I will start a thread when they start digging so I can share the changes, before and after..

Yup, I don't even look at the $$ aspect anymore. After a while you learn how to save. Like I used to buy bags of soil every year to fill my pots and till in garden beds. Now it's free with my organic compost. If you have trees save all the leaves. Just pile them somewhere. Don't have trees? Ask your neighbors for their grass clippings and leaves! Free dirt!

Then I learned buying seeds each year is expensive too. So now I save them. Free seeds!

Then I learned buying tomato cages and stakes was expensive. So no I look for someone whos throwing bamboo out or use tree branches or even cut strips of 2x3s in half.

Then I realized I was paying the city too much for water. So I started collecting water in a barrel. Cancelled that idea. Not worth it since we always get rains..and don't have enough barrels
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Old 09-26-2014, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Here we are end of September Im usually ripping things out by now prepping for fall/winter. But nope... A warming trend has left the growing season to continue.

Green leaves, new blooms and red tomatoes going into October.

So after a late start we're having a healthy growing season.

Okra, Peppers, Tomatoes, Eggplants, String beans, all still going.

Cucumbers are done.


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Old 09-26-2014, 02:58 PM
 
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Wow.

Maybe we should't have picked all the tomatoes.
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Here we are end of September Im usually ripping things out by now prepping for fall/winter. But nope... A warming trend has left the growing season to continue.

Green leaves, new blooms and red tomatoes going into October.

So after a late start we're having a healthy growing season.

Okra, Peppers, Tomatoes, Eggplants, String beans, all still going.

Cucumbers are done.

That's awesome, Cambium! Ever since our first frost two weeks ago, the weather has been nothing short of perfect. Like you, my cucumbers are good as gone (as well as a few tomato plants), but everything else continues to thrive! Lovin' it!
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC (zone 7b)
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My eggplant is still going strong. Tomatoes and peppers too!
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC (zone 7b)
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The red flowers next to the egg plants are zinnias...very tall...zinnias...
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Old 09-28-2014, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Here in zone 8, the peppers are only now coming into their own. The most successful plant of the season is unfortunately the little hot peppers, which are too hot to even come close to using up. I just picked two green peppers today and the plants still have flowers. Some of my herbs are going strong, like rosemary, parsley, mint, thyme, oregano and sage.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:42 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Sadly, my 2014 is done for the year as of yesterday afternoon. A violent hail storm has destroyed everything, including my roof, which is scattered in pieces all about the yard. The whole neighborhood is a disaster. It was the scariest weather I've ever experienced as an adult. On the bright side, I filled a large bucket with cherry tomatoes and peppers yesterday, so we'll be able to enjoy at least a little of Autumn's bounty this week.
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Sadly, my 2014 is done for the year as of yesterday afternoon. A violent hail storm has destroyed everything, including my roof, which is scattered in pieces all about the yard. The whole neighborhood is a disaster. It was the scariest weather I've ever experienced as an adult. On the bright side, I filled a large bucket with cherry tomatoes and peppers yesterday, so we'll be able to enjoy at least a little of Autumn's bounty this week.
Do you live in the Denver area, random? The S/SE portions of Denver were absolutely hammered yesterday. I live north of town and we got a ton of rain, but no hail, thankfully!

Sorry to hear about your garden, but if it isn't one thing this time of year, it's something else. Time to start planning for next year!
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