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Old 05-30-2016, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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B87

The boarders sound like a good idea......the grubs and garden pests live in the sod of the grass.....a barrier would be beneficial....but your garden is looking good. Are those single poles adequate support for the runner beans....I put up a couple of teepee type supports but it would be so much easier to put up single poles.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:37 AM
 
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B87, what's in those little plastic pots buried there? I must have missed something....

And how far down did you plant the fennel bulb?
Thx.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:59 AM
B87
 
Location: Surrey/London
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B87

The boarders sound like a good idea......the grubs and garden pests live in the sod of the grass.....a barrier would be beneficial....but your garden is looking good. Are those single poles adequate support for the runner beans....I put up a couple of teepee type supports but it would be so much easier to put up single poles.
They are tied together at the top to form a teepee. Single poles would collapse when the beans reached full size.
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:00 AM
B87
 
Location: Surrey/London
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B87, what's in those little plastic pots buried there? I must have missed something....

And how far down did you plant the fennel bulb?
Thx.
They are empty pots, for watering the roots of the courgettes (an extremely thirsty plant).

I planted the fennel from seed (it isn't the bulb variety) at a depth of 1-2cm.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:37 PM
B87
 
Location: Surrey/London
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A few pics from the allotment today. Conditions were sunny and 74f, typical summer weather.


Globe artichokes and fennel.


Not long until broad beans can be harvested.


Courgettes sown around 3-4 weeks ago.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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A few pics from the allotment today. Conditions were sunny and 74f, typical summer weather.


Globe artichokes and fennel.


Not long until broad beans can be harvested.


Courgettes sown around 3-4 weeks ago.
It all looks great. We have had a week of heavy rain and temps in the 90's.......not condusive to growing anything that isnt tropical. The humidity is fierce just now.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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Here's our container garden so far. We picked up a hanging strawberry plant at a farm market, and turned it into two. Not seen: a Mr. Stripy tomato, a Black Prince, and a Husky Cherry (they're way over on a fence, 'cause they're indeterminates)


Strawberry Fields?




Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Earthbox Band?



Zone 7A!
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Old 06-14-2016, 05:07 PM
 
Location: New York
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Counted 17 peppers on one of my jalapeƱo plants with more forming, the other plant has one, but I haven't fed it yet. Both are last year's plants I overwintered.

My Basil is having downy mildew issues, it was doing so well.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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My Black Cherry heirloom tomatoes that I started from last year's seeds! Well, we went away for five days and a neighbor watered them for us. Got home and they've grown BIG and one is FLOWERING!!

I usually don't even get a tomato until late August so if this thing actually turns into a tomato, it will be an early treat.
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I only planted one indeterminate cherry tomato this year. It's in a 5 gallon bucket on my deck. I noticed yesterday that it had finally set fruit--5 tiny tomatoes! I just went out to see if anything needed any water, and found the stem broken off about 6 inches above the soil. Bummer. I have no idea how it happened. There was no storm, no branches on the deck. Maybe it was an animal?

I watered the pots and left the plant piece, over 2 feet long, on the deck railing. Sigh. It took me about half an hour to think, "Wait a minute, it's a tomato. It's almost a weed." As luck would have it, I had a 3 gallon pot full of soil which I was going to use for herbs. I hurried outside, cut off some branches, planted it as deeply as the pot would allow, and watered it well. The patient is resting comfortably in dappled sunlight. By late afternoon, I'll have figured out where I can leave it for the next week or so to see if it will grow.

I lost the little tomatoes, but I may have gained another plant.
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