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What did you do in the garden today? 3
« on: Jul 06, 2013, 10:31:59 AM »
TThat was some kind of snake you had in the yard.  I'm glad I was just looking at a picture. 

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #1 on: Jul 07, 2013, 08:39:29 PM »
he's just a black snake.  Won't kill you duh.  Just scare you.

I got my first eggplants today.  I don't think I've ever cooked egg plant so I think I'll either grill them or roast them in the oven tomorrow.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #2 on: Jul 08, 2013, 04:25:53 PM »
good luck.  from watching iron chef I've learned that they are suppose to have a silky texture.  I can't say that's what I experienced when I had them.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #3 on: Jul 08, 2013, 09:37:17 PM »
we always fried ours at home.  but i like them sliced and cooked on the grill.
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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #4 on: Jul 08, 2013, 09:53:55 PM »
I put them in the oven with some EVOO and salt and they were great.  Not silky duh, sort of crispy and great.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #5 on: Jul 26, 2013, 09:15:18 AM »
Last Sunday I ran the bushhog through our garden.  Another bust this year thanks to all the rain.  The grass took everything.
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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #6 on: Jul 26, 2013, 10:12:50 AM »
I am very sorry, Jim. The rain has been horrible for you folks back there.
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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #7 on: Jul 26, 2013, 10:27:17 AM »
Jim, is it because you have sandy soil?  That said, the local farmers market hasn't been great this year either.  The Twilight Tuesday night market usually goes into August but last week was the end for this season due to the rain.  Lots of the vendors didn't have any squash or cucumbers this year.  I planted early, prayed a lot and put the squash in straw bales and put cages around the cucumbers so they could grow up so I've had a good year.

Do you rotate spaces or just row placement?  I'm thinking that I need to give my spot a rest next year or should I just rotate where I plant what?  I don't want to have to tiller up another garden spot so if I give it a rest I'll have to use straw bales again (which only works well with lots of rain) and maybe a raised bed or two.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #8 on: Jul 29, 2013, 01:56:12 PM »
No our soil has lots of clay.  That's why it doesn't drain well.  Our garden spot is on the highest spot but the water stands in there when we get as much as we did this year.

We amended the soil one year with the horse poop from next door and that brought lots of live weed seeds.  That's probably why I am having such a time keeping the grass out.  We need to sanitize the soil.  I really need to do that in order to kill all the weeds and seeds that get tilled under.

I just rotate the row placement but may do like you mentioned and just let it rest next year.  I've got a few other spots that we have tried with either squash or tomatoes but haven't had much luck there either.  I haven't really made my mind up about next year.  May just put out a few squash, cucumber and tomato plants in the other locations that we have tilled up before.
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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #9 on: Jul 29, 2013, 02:47:09 PM »
How do you sanitize the soil?

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #10 on: Jul 29, 2013, 03:05:47 PM »
When I'm not busy I eat.  Today I've eaten until I'm miserable and I'm sitting here eating strawberry jello

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #11 on: Jul 29, 2013, 03:15:43 PM »
Actually I guess I used the wrong terminology.  I should have said "solarization".  I've heard of using black plastic to cook out the weed and grass seeds but they say clear works better.  Here is a website that has lots of information on how to do it and the benefits that you get:

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74145.html

Here is a video that talks about it as well:

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #12 on: Jul 30, 2013, 09:37:08 PM »
Interesting info Jim.  So you will do one garden spot at a time and plant the others?

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #13 on: Jul 31, 2013, 09:43:56 AM »
Yes.  I was thinking of doing the main garden spot this year and see how that does.  I need to do the same to my corn patch as that might get rid of the "smut" that I get each year when I plant the silver queen.
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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #14 on: Apr 01, 2014, 01:13:38 PM »
I've started tomato, squash, cucumber seeds in the pretend green house and planted a few more strawberry plants.  The green peas, beets, and carrots are planted outside (well some of the carrots) and have come up and look ok.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #15 on: Apr 03, 2014, 11:44:29 AM »
It didn't happen today; but, I did plant the climbing Jacob's Coat rose, and the Tuscan Bush Rose so far this season.  I also have started a bunch of kale for the ladies at church and some radishes for me. 

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« Reply #16 on: Apr 03, 2014, 12:08:30 PM »
A very good beginning after such a tough winter.
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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #17 on: Apr 04, 2014, 03:25:57 PM »
yesterday planted potatoes and started the straw bales.  It's too windy out there today.  I don't want a bunch of pollen blowing up my nose. :grinnnn:

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #18 on: Apr 15, 2014, 03:56:55 PM »
yesterday I planted 3 ornamental sage and 3 yellow miniature snapdragons.  I do love those.  I have 2 ornamental sage and 3 yellow miniature snapdragons left.  I'm going to put them on the porch.  Then I have to liope (ornamental grass) to find a home for.  I love spring.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #19 on: Apr 15, 2014, 11:33:06 PM »
The straw bales are finished being fertilized and just waiting on the plants.  It's rained for 2 days so that's a good thing.  Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash are up in the green house and ready to be planted.  Frost in the forecast has everything on hold.

I noticed today that the snapdragons are up.

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« Reply #20 on: Apr 25, 2014, 12:17:49 PM »
I'm waiting until the weekend to put in the rest of the snapdragons.  Then I'll be putting in the tomatoes again.  I'm excited for this year's garden.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #21 on: Apr 25, 2014, 08:47:09 PM »
I'm excited this year too.  I can't wait to see what happens in the raised beds.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #22 on: Apr 30, 2014, 05:11:23 AM »
I surveyed what has nade it so far and what we still had to go. It is coming along.
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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #23 on: Apr 30, 2014, 09:54:54 AM »
Ok maybe this weekend I'll get the snapdragons and ornamental sage and tomato and peppers in the garden.  Yes I've been slow.  But i have such a good excuse, lol.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today? 3
« Reply #24 on: Apr 30, 2014, 09:43:22 PM »
I'm hoping to get into the garden tomorrow.