Garden Club V: Herbs, Vegetables, and Blooms

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Garden Club V: Herbs, Vegetables, and Blooms

Post by Cayla » Tue May 07, 2019 10:39 am

After work, we finally roto-tilled the vegetable garden, and I planted the brussels sprouts, broccoli, and next years red onion. In a couple of weeks, I will plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beans, and zucchini. The dogwood trees are now in full bloom. Everything is green, again. :)
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Post by scottydog » Tue May 07, 2019 11:22 am

Our beans are popping up and we have green tomatoes growing. They'll ripen while we're gone, so hopefully the lady taking care of our house & yard will just help herself when they get ripe.

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Post by Cayla » Tue May 07, 2019 11:00 pm

My banana trees survived the winter! They are sprouting out of the ground.
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Post by scottydog » Mon May 13, 2019 3:38 pm

^^ That's amazing that you have banana trees. Will they actually bear fruit? :eek:

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Post by Cayla » Tue May 14, 2019 10:25 am

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No, they are ornamental. I also have a crepe myrtle, which has survived the past two winters, and 2 gardenias. I think only one of the gardenias made it through this winter.

My garden is going in this weekend.
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Post by scottydog » Wed May 15, 2019 2:13 pm

^We have trouble keeping our gardenias alive from year to year.

I can't wait to get home next week to eat some home grown tomatoes. They have to be ripe by now.

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Post by Cayla » Sat May 18, 2019 11:34 am

I have added 3 tomato plants, 4 bells pepper plants, and one banana pepper plant to the garden. We are going to purchase the rest of the plants, tomorrow.
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Post by Cayla » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:06 am

Upon taking apart our waterfall, Saturday evening, we discovered that we have 2 :frog: :frog: !!!! The second one seems to be a young frog. It is long and thin, compared to Froggie.

I planted some flowers in hanging baskets. Now I have a flat of snap dragons waiting to be planted in the flower beds. I hope I can get to it, this evening. I also discovered a tiny green tomato growing. The weather needs to warm up, so my vegetables can grow.
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Post by scottydog » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:16 am

^^ I love snap dragons and bagonias. But The Wife doesn't like them, and she's in charge of what we plant.

Our tomato plants have never looked better. We're swimming in beautiful red ripe tomatoes, and our pepper plants are yielding lots of fruit, too :dance:

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Post by Cayla » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:25 am

Snap dragons are my favorite. It brings back memories from my childhood.
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Post by scottydog » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:58 am

Such a great time of year with so many flowers in bloom -- roses, impatiens, and lilies especially.

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Post by Cayla » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:06 pm

May, June, and July are my favorite months, due to the blooming flowers. That and the warm temperatures we are supposed to have.

I finished planting the remaining snap dragons in the front flower bed. They were on clearance, so we have a lot of them. I did not buy any other annual flowers, besides a few petunias and calibrachoas in the baskets and planters. Last night, I moved a yellow daylily. It no longer bloomed, because it was being over crowded by other plants. Hopefully, it will like it's new spot.
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Post by scottydog » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:04 pm

Our veggies are ripening faster than we can pick'em and eat'em. It's a good problem to have :yum:

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Post by Madeliaette » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:24 am

strawebrries and raspberries and rhubarb on trhe go, with gooseberries ready to cook but not eat raw down the plot fruit wise. blueberries will also be ready soon. veg wise i harvested some garlic/shaloots and have begun on the plot lettuce - oin the poly tunnel i have potatoes and salkad leaves/herbs plus seedlings to plant down the plot and tomatoes in flower but not fruit.

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Post by Cayla » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:32 am

I am currently harvesting strawberries, broccoli, oregano, and parsley.
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Post by scottydog » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:51 pm

Squirrels are starting to eat our tomatoes. THIS. MEANS. WAR. :gun:
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:32 am
I am currently harvesting strawberries, broccoli, oregano, and parsley.
Yum-dilly-icious. :drool:
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strawebrries and raspberries and rhubarb on trhe go, with gooseberries ready to cook but not eat raw down the plot fruit wise. blueberries will also be ready soon.
You have great variety. I should try growing rhubarb and blueberries :yes:

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Post by Cayla » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:15 am

I need to pull some weeds, today.
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Post by Cayla » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:48 pm

I never did pull those weeds.

At the garden center in Wellington I bought 3 clearance cayenne pepper plants, 1 clearance mint plant to replace the one I lost over the winter, and 1 spicy and hot oregano plant. The variety of mint I chose was called Robert Mitchum Mint. Of course, I chose this particular variety due to the name. :D
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Post by scottydog » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:55 pm

Cayla wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:15 am
I need to pull some weeds, today.
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I never did pull those weeds.
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Post by Madeliaette » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:27 am

i need to pull some weeds EVERYDAY - but what with picking the crops and watering and keeping the paths/edges tidy, the weeds only get pulled sometimes...but i got more crops than weeds and no more than neighboring plots have...

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Post by Cayla » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:43 am

Well, I usually do pull weeds everyday, but I haven't, and it now they are getting out of control. I'm going to have to work on it tonight, and during the evenings after work, this week.
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Re: Garden Club V: Herbs, Vegetables, and Blooms

Post by Cayla » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:46 am

The front and back flower beds have been weeded. I need to weed the vegetable garden. It will get done tomorrow or after work on Friday.
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Post by Madeliaette » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:40 am

lots of weeding going on here tooly - thAT WEEK or so of showers gave them the go. but now its sunny and dry again im spending all my time watering/picking crops....at the close of the strawbs, start of blueberries/blackcurrants, contimnuing raspberries nastrutiums lettuces, gooseberries now eatable without vooking.....

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Re: Garden Club V: Herbs, Vegetables, and Blooms

Post by scottydog » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:48 am

Madeliaette wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:40 am
lots of weeding going on here tooly -
Weeding is a never-ending activity these days. The good news is we're having our best tomato year every. They're ripening far faster than we can eat them, and so The Wife is freezing them for winter.

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Re: Garden Club V: Herbs, Vegetables, and Blooms

Post by Cayla » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:32 am

I freeze tomatoes to make sauce out of them. I still need to weed the vegetable garden. Maybe today. Strawberries have been done. Blueberries are ready, but even with the nets, something has been getting to them. I have yet to get a crop of blueberries. :no: Herbs and broccoli are about the only plants ready to harvest.
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