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Old 06-26-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I am seeing flower buds on my zucchini. Time to buy some flowers to plant near them to attract pollinators. I will buy Marigolds and Alyssum and plant the extras in a planter for the deck. The Marigolds will hopefully take care of any stray aphids. I love the smell of Alyssum so I will make sure that most of them grace my deck.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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I have jalapenos that are about ready to be picked! I had seen flowers on them last week and knew by this week they would be ready; I bought these from the nursery. I wish I knew what to make with them other than adding it to salsa. I'll have to find a recipe.

My eggplant, wow, they really came to life! I thought they were dead when I transplanted them, but nope, it looks like I will be having some. Either my lettuce or broccoli is growing, but I haven't a clue what it is (it definitely isn't dandelions lol). I also planted strawberries but I don't know much about their growing cycle (I planted Ozark Beauty).
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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well I have some green beans, have picked a lot of tomatoes, a few squash and have small cukes that will be ready in a few weeks. We also have picked some squash; a good year? yes, lots of blossoms and lots of bees, but also just found a family of squash bugs, so a few of my squash plants have already left this world. The problem: I hate to use pesticides, I don't want to damage the bees...Darn anyway!!!!!
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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My oxheart tomatoes are doing well. I guess they get their name from their obvious shape.



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Old 06-29-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Pretty tomatoes! They look like hearts. My squash have buds on them. YAY Soon I'll hopefully be getting zukes to eat.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Nice tomatoes


Mine are not turning yet but soon


Here is an update on both of my gardens….any advice is always welcomed
Mike and Lisa's World: My Garden Is On Steroids, LOL.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:50 AM
 
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Nice tomatoes


Mine are not turning yet but soon


Here is an update on both of my gardens….any advice is always welcomed
Mike and Lisa's World: My Garden Is On Steroids, LOL.
No advice, lol, but...

Wow...that is SOME garden! And beautiful surroundings!

Picked more yellow beans today. Battled spiders to do it. *faints*
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I haven't had time to check today, but I still want to find something that will kill the darn squash bugs without damaging anything else. I did break down and use some dust. I just had no choice. Now, I have spotted a few Japanese beetles. They really don't do that much harm, just eat the leaves on the bean plants.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:29 AM
 
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Picking more yellow bush beans! They got planted too thick in their container (started them indoors) but they are yielding new beans every fifteen minutes or so, it seems.




The two container tomatoes are full of fruit just showing signs of yellow. Yay!


Aaaaand I have a sunflower blossom! Almost missed it, it's so teeny! They were grown indoors from sprouts that got too big to eat and are leggy and ugly but hey! They bloomed!

All these are in containers except the one 'volunteer.'

Volunteer potatoes growing in the compost heap look great. The ones in tubs, not so much. We're learning. I should make notes...
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Decided to check this morning so I could take a few yellow grape tomatoes to our daughter. Well, to my surprise I had 2 nice sized cukes, plus some more squash and lot so tomatoes. The red ones are starting to turn, the yellow ones, both regular and cherry are everywhere and the purple ones are still giving us a lot of fruit. I am guessing I will be canning a lot of them later this summer.
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