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Last of the garden harvest ...

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#12
I've only got 2 tomato plants left. This is a new place for me. My neighbor strategically placed a cedar in the right spot to make half of my yard hard to garden. My Brussel sprouts, zucchini, carrots, onions, peas, beans, and acorn squash suffered because of that big tree. So I'm moving that plot right now to a new location for next year. I hope they'll get better light where I'm moving them to. We shall see.
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(10-11-2017, 11:28 PM)Jack Hammer Wrote: Last of the garden harvest ...

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nice potatoes
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(10-11-2017, 11:28 PM)Jack Hammer Wrote: Last of the garden harvest ...

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Excellent !
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It's a lovely day for gardening today, the sun is shinning and blue skies. Yesterday I had a dream of talking to a couple about growing food and then we went for a walk with a black labrador. Today, I had a dream of being in Spain and swimming in the sunshine. I was thanking God while I was swimming, for bringing me to Spain. I think I better get a new passport, sounds like there is a possibility of some travelling coming up. daydream
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(10-12-2017, 07:00 AM)KOMMA Wrote: It's a lovely day for gardening today, the sun is shinning and blue skies. Yesterday I had a dream of talking to a couple about growing food and then we went for a walk with a black labrador. Today, I had a dream of being in Spain and swimming in the sunshine. I was thanking God while I was swimming, for bringing me to Spain. I think I better get a new passport, sounds like there is a possibility of some travelling coming up.  daydream

As I understand it a tropical storm recently left Spain area and will hit Ireland and then Great Britain late weekend early new week - lots of water for gardens!

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#17
Planted elephant garlic, regular garlic, cherries, apricots, peaches, and wild plums today.

Not sure the apricots can grow here (zone 6b) but the rest should.

If they germinate.

Chuckle

Harvested datura and moon lily seeds(not sure why, they came with horse manure and so far have reseeded themselves every year.)

And a pretty big haul of okra.

Then went and gathered more black locust beans.

I only know of one tree in town which fortunately is on an easement, but this year weavils or spiders ate into most of the pods, so I tossed out the first batch I gathered from the ground(worried if they infested the house where I was peeling them they might eat my other seeds too.)

So I went back with a pole pruner today to check the ones still on the tree, and they're holy too.

More labor to get viable seeds, but I'm going to shine it on.

I'm doing permaculture, and one of the strategies is to plant legume tree seeds that have been inoculated with nitrogen fixing bacteria.

As the trees grow, the bacteria draw starch from the roots and convert it to nitrogen balls.

During the rainy season, when precipitation>evaporation, you "chop and drop" the upper foliage of the trees, as mulch.

When you do that, the tree no longer needs a big a root system, so part of the root sloughs off, and that releases the nitrogen.

Giving a nitrogen boost to that tree and every plant nearby.

The inoculant is available at most nurseries for green beans and peas(works the same way with them, when you pick the beans and peas, the nitrogen boost happens.

If anybody wants to try it, black locust seeds don't germinate unless abraded.

You have to damage the outer coating or they won't absorb water. I use fingernail clippers and clip off the outer skin opposite the "belly button."

Then put them in inoculated water and let them swell before planting.

You can also use a pump sprayer or hose attachment to add inoculant to the soil if you have legumes you didn't seed bathe.

It's about $6 for a bag of bacteria enough to do 8 pounds worth of seeds.

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(10-11-2017, 11:28 PM)Jack Hammer Wrote: Last of the garden harvest ...

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must be nice.. I can't grow anything here.
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(10-12-2017, 07:46 PM)Luvapottamus Wrote: Planted elephant garlic, regular garlic, cherries, apricots, peaches, and wild plums today.

Not sure the apricots can grow here (zone 6b) but the rest should.

If they germinate.

Chuckle

Harvested datura and moon lily seeds(not sure why, they came with horse manure and so far have reseeded themselves every year.)

And a pretty big haul of okra.

Then went and gathered more black locust beans.

I only know of one tree in town which fortunately is on an easement, but this year weavils or spiders ate into most of the pods, so I tossed out the first batch I gathered from the ground(worried if they infested the house where I was peeling them they might eat my other seeds too.)

So I went back with a pole pruner today to check the ones still on the tree, and they're holy too.

More labor to get viable seeds, but I'm going to shine it on.

I'm doing permaculture, and one of the strategies is to plant legume tree seeds that have been inoculated with nitrogen fixing bacteria.

As the trees grow, the bacteria draw starch from the roots and convert it to nitrogen balls.

During the rainy season, when precipitation>evaporation, you "chop and drop" the upper foliage of the trees, as mulch.

When you do that, the tree no longer needs a big a root system, so part of the root sloughs off, and that releases the nitrogen.

Giving a nitrogen boost to that tree and every plant nearby.

The inoculant is available at most nurseries for green beans and peas(works the same way with them, when you pick the beans and peas, the nitrogen boost happens.

If anybody wants to try it, black locust seeds don't germinate unless abraded.

You have to damage the outer coating or they won't absorb water. I use fingernail clippers and clip off the outer skin opposite the "belly button."

Then put them in inoculated water and let them swell before planting.

You can also use a pump sprayer or hose attachment to add inoculant to the soil if you have legumes you didn't seed bathe.

It's about $6 for a bag of bacteria enough to do 8 pounds worth of seeds.

[Image: 09321_01_gardncombo_inoc.jpg?sw=1120]

Great work Luv

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Chiron in Aries, such passion, devotion and dedication, all on purpose. My dad was an Aries - he was persecuted by the same socialists he had spent his life defending: As Jesus said, the only law worthy of humanity is the law that brings freedom.
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(10-11-2017, 11:28 PM)Jack Hammer Wrote: Last of the garden harvest ...

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Oh shit.... that just reminded me....

I got about 25 potatoes plants I haven't dug up yet. They are all over grown with weeds, but I bet there are still some nice ones...

I forgot all about them Lmao Facepalm

Well off to dig up some taters popnana
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