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Old 10-01-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The work on the strawberry bed continues. I am working smarter here and letting the younger generation use the shovel and even better a power shovel. The time has come for me to always work smarter and not harder. These two photos show the black plastic liner on the inside between the wood and the dirt. Bottom is open all the way to the natural soil. First it was filled with the cheap fill and then some native topsoil. We added water to settle the dirt down before the final fill of a mix of mushroom dirt and topsoil goes in. Not so much of that so the trusty shovel will get a workout while I sit in the shade and use the camera.

The filling made easy.


Hand finishing and the liner shown.


The big power shovel.


Dirt Soup.
looks like net spring you are going to have one heck of a good garden.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Just did the job I hate the most a few minutes ago: I pulled out all my plants except for one container of tomatoes that still have lots of cherry tomatoes on the vines and I left a few herbs. Now it is relax for the winter and in Jan or Feb start planning for next season. Good bye summer and hello fall/winter.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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Just did the job I hate the most a few minutes ago: I pulled out all my plants except for one container of tomatoes that still have lots of cherry tomatoes on the vines and I left a few herbs. Now it is relax for the winter and in Jan or Feb start planning for next season. Good bye summer and hello fall/winter.
I need a sunny few days so I can build two more raised beds. Not high like the strawberry bed but only 10” for tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and bush squash. I want to enclose them to resemble a greenhouse to keep rain and bugs out. I’ll have to hand pollinate but I want have to spray for stink bugs or hornworms. No rain means no fungus disease or cracked wide open tomatoes. All in good time.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Just did the job I hate the most a few minutes ago: I pulled out all my plants except for one container of tomatoes that still have lots of cherry tomatoes on the vines and I left a few herbs. Now it is relax for the winter and in Jan or Feb start planning for next season. Good bye summer and hello fall/winter.


Yes...pulling up plants is a chore. But the rewards were nice while they lasted.
No fall garden for me....maybe some pansies. That's it.
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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I am still picking cherry tomatoes daily, and cucumbers every 2-3 days, and a few banana peppers despite the temperatures dropping to low 40s at night, 60s during the day. With about a dozen or more full sized but green tomatoes (Black Prince and Early Girl) I'm going to let them go as long as I can before cutting the stalks to ripen inside.
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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I am also still picking cherry tomatoes about once a week up here in Indiana.

Everything else is finished my bell peppers and butter crunch lettuce did awesome.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Kanada ....(*V*)....
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All what I have left are green and red chilies.I harvested a few sandwich bags filled with chilies and stored them in my freezer for later use.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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All what I have left are green and red chilies.I harvested a few sandwich bags filled with chilies and stored them in my freezer for later use.
Hope you had a good Canadian Thanksgiving. Couldn't rep you again yet.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We are still getting cherry tomatoes every day or so and we got about a dozen bell peppers from some friends of ours. I don't know what I will do with them. They are on the small side but obviously very good. I may do stuffed bells peppers and just serve 2 each instead of the 1 each. I used most of the basil for pesto; still have rosemary and some parsley. Othe r than that the garden is all cleaned and ready for next spring.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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Most of my garden area is tilled up for the spring. Lumber is on hand to build some more raised beds when I get around to it.
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