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(06-13-2018, 09:57 PM)bigD111 Wrote: I just reseeded carrots.  I had used old seed the first time, because I am cheap, and also reseeded a few corn, bean, and peas.  Something is eating my peas, some insect, but I don't see any?  Replanted spinach too, then seeded some lettuce.  Potatoes are looking good.  Squash have grown a little, but not much.  Seeing Acorn squash making fruit, but the plant is only 2 feet around so far.  Slow start because thus far it's been a cool summer, and not enough rain. V6sRZf4

Yeah my garden is stunted too and I'm a long way from you. We had too much rain early on and it has been cool here also. Bugs went after my eggplants with a vengeance, happened last year as well. May give up on eggplant next year.
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(06-14-2018, 07:48 AM)WNC Wrote:
(06-13-2018, 09:57 PM)bigD111 Wrote: I just reseeded carrots.  I had used old seed the first time, because I am cheap, and also reseeded a few corn, bean, and peas.  Something is eating my peas, some insect, but I don't see any?  Replanted spinach too, then seeded some lettuce.  Potatoes are looking good.  Squash have grown a little, but not much.  Seeing Acorn squash making fruit, but the plant is only 2 feet around so far.  Slow start because thus far it's been a cool summer, and not enough rain. V6sRZf4

Yeah my garden is stunted too and I'm a long way from you. We had too much rain early on and it has been cool here also. Bugs went after my eggplants with a vengeance, happened last year as well. May give up on eggplant next year.

Try one more time with the eggplant. This time grow them indoors and transplant them as early as you can. Throw the bug population off with their timing.

That is the only way to beat the squash vine borers here if we want zucchini. We have to plant them at odd times in the season.

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(06-14-2018, 08:07 AM)SlowLoris Wrote:
(06-14-2018, 07:48 AM)WNC Wrote:
(06-13-2018, 09:57 PM)bigD111 Wrote: I just reseeded carrots.  I had used old seed the first time, because I am cheap, and also reseeded a few corn, bean, and peas.  Something is eating my peas, some insect, but I don't see any?  Replanted spinach too, then seeded some lettuce.  Potatoes are looking good.  Squash have grown a little, but not much.  Seeing Acorn squash making fruit, but the plant is only 2 feet around so far.  Slow start because thus far it's been a cool summer, and not enough rain. V6sRZf4

Yeah my garden is stunted too and I'm a long way from you. We had too much rain early on and it has been cool here also. Bugs went after my eggplants with a vengeance, happened last year as well. May give up on eggplant next year.

Try one more time with the eggplant. This time grow them indoors and transplant them as early as you can. Throw the bug population off with their timing.

That is the only way to beat the squash vine borers here if we want zucchini. We have to plant them at odd times in the season.

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Thanks, great idea.
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It was so windy last night, the temporary greenhouse went over.

So I came up with an idea today, I've taken the cover from the upright temporary greenhouse, and I've put it over the cucumber to protect it. Brilliant. That then got me thinking about what we protect our clothes in, and the clear ones could also be used to protect cucumbers if you don't have a big greenhouse.

I've got some Pak Choi to pot today. Exciting.





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I've taken my cuttings of dianthus, white carnations today, I now have five more pots with carnations in. June is the month for taking cuttings from dianthus. I gave a feed to the soil from last year, to help the flowers come on. I put about four cuttings in each flower pot. So we will see how they do, dianthus/carnations do like the full sun if possible. If you look after them they give you many carnations and the bees do like a flower. So it's a great flower for the vegetable bed, and so, so pretty. I do like flowers that can recreate themselves, saving money on buying more.

Repotted the Pak Choi to give them more space to grow, keeping them inside until they grow stronger.

Moving the tomatoes around, the ones that are doing best, and putting others that require more sun in their place. Hopefully, we will get an even growth with all being given enough sun to grow.

Now the garden looks like it could do with a good watering.

I can tell you this, how surprised that people are that I am growing in the garden.

LOL!
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(06-14-2018, 01:36 PM)Guest Wrote: I've taken my cuttings of dianthus, white carnations today, I now have five more pots with carnations in. June is the month for taking cuttings from dianthus. I gave a feed to the soil from last year, to help the flowers come on. I put about four cuttings in each flower pot. So we will see how they do, dianthus/carnations do like the full sun if possible. If you look after them they give you many carnations and the bees do like a flower. So it's a great flower for the vegetable bed, and so, so pretty. I do like flowers that can recreate themselves, saving money on buying more.

Repotted the Pak Choi to give them more space to grow, keeping them inside until they grow stronger.

Moving the tomatoes around, the ones that are doing best, and putting others that require more sun in their place. Hopefully, we will get an even growth with all being given enough sun to grow.

Now the garden looks like it could do with a good watering.

I can tell you this, how surprised that people are that I am growing in the garden.

LOL!

They didn't know that my parents were gardeners and that they conceived me in an orchard under a fruit bearing tree. My dad, he knew what he was doing.


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My first strawberry of the season is nearly ready, more sun please.
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Towards the end of the season last year I tried to grow chili's from seed from chili, they grew great. However it was too late in the season to get any chili's from all of the plants last year. I left some outside to see what would happen during the winter and I brought I couple inside.

One of the chili's survived from last year it started growing again this year, and it's doing OK outside in full sun.

So I did some more chili's and sweet pepper this year directly from fresh seed again. They're nearly ready to go into pots.

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(06-15-2018, 07:53 AM)Guest Wrote: Towards the end of the season last year I tried to grow chili's from seed from chili, they grew great. However it was too late in the season to get any chili's from all of the plants last year. I left some outside to see what would happen during the winter and I brought I couple inside.

One of the chili's survived from last year it started growing again this year, and it's doing OK outside in full sun.

So I did some more chili's and sweet pepper this year directly from fresh seed again. They're nearly ready to go into pots.

Heartflowers

I only repotted the Pak Choi last night, and they're already growing stronger. Yippee! They're fast growers.

I don't think that my borlotti's like being outside. What's best to protect the beans with.

My goji's are now three times the size they were when I bought them. daydream

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