A Long Day In The Garden

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Well, we knew the rain was coming, but not all this wind. With this incomplete picture in mind, we decided to go early and get stuck into some tasks.
    We picked beans and lifted some spuds.
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    Then there was weeding to do, the Bride decided to remove the Myosotis
    seeds with her socks.
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    The one strawb patch was uprooted as was the broad bean patch.
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    The strawb patch was cleaned-up, min tilled, raked to break clods and finally planted with green manure.
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    Yesterday, the fruit trees needed pruning. Before:
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    After:
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    The water chutes were taken to the twig bin and put on the pile:
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    We also removed the netting from the Purple-sprouting Broccoli, built a new 5-point bamboo frame and tossed a new net over it, not realising the wind storm was coming. Here is the picture again— the new structure looks like a white tent. There in the back, you can see that we have begun protecting the blueberries. Actually, I notice that there is a lot to see on this pic—apples, blueberry bushes, leeks, onions, broccoli, beetroot and Swiss chard. It is difficult to see, but there is some mint for tea in a terra cotta pot between the greenhouse and the covered blueberry bush.
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    There is one more strawberry bed to remove the plants from. There was also some tying-in to do here and there as well yesterday.

    We have been eating meals with fresh beans, peas and potatos for a few days now. The cucumber bush is beginning to yield little snack cucumbers. The Bride is over the moon about that.
     
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  3. Pacnorwest

    Pacnorwest Hardy Maple

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    Harvest Looks ok.. great job with the clean up. Fruit on the trees looks good too. Sorry about the losses. I like your brides seed collecting .. very hi-tech..

    More severe storms /tornados are coming effecting Texas to Florida. The Midwest in danger of several tornados.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    So pleased to see that the damage was, fairly, minimal. Let's hope the weather doesn't throw any more curve balls your way.
     
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    What a great crop! Isn't it wonderful, getting outside, growing in the dirt, enjoying the gifts of Mother Nature?!?!

    Those apples are looking promising too.
     



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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Cheers Pac— it felt good getting those jobs done before the storm came. Yeah, the hi-tech seed remover is quite impressive.

    Thanks Eileen.

    Thanks Daniel—It is great to grow and harvest the fruit and veg. I am keeping an eye on the apples, thinning them out now that the June drop is so good as over.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I almost spit my coffee out my nose when I saw your brides method of harvesting seeds with her socks! :smt005
    Another great day in the life of Sjoerd and his gardens :)
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Roaring with laughter, Netty. Yeah, I did too. She was angry at herself for not having seen those. I volunteered to remove them for her while she sat and went on about it. She has no patience, you see.
    Netty— you have a good sense of humour, meid.
     
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    Willowisp0801 In Flower

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    Loved all your pictures! Especially the seed gathering! We have giant Burdock here. I went out and cut it down thinking I caught it before the burrs came on only to step back and see them all up and down one leg and a few on my shirt. And they do not want to let go! When I picked them off I had to go back and pick off the little pieces that still stuck. Burdock is my nemesis.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Oh Willow, I can sympathise. It took a while to remove those Myosotis seeds from the Bride. She just sat on the bench sideways with her legs on my lap. I picked and she read news on the fone. Lovely.
     
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    Willowisp0801 In Flower

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    I know burrs are crazy! Mine were bigger and didn't want to let go, but yours were small and you've got more patience than I do.
     
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    Myosotis seeds are the devil!
     
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    Too right Cayu. Usually we get rid of them just before they go all clingy.
     

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