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  1. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    pete waiting for a tubtrug ride to check out our gardens...

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    peaches...we have 5 on our tree this year! last year it was loaded. i think the frost got many of the blossoms this year, as it was raining and we couldn't cover them...

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    a couple more peaches...

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    corn and young apple trees....

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    red miracle corn.....

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    more rm corn.....

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    spagno blanco beans....

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    serbian beans...

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    chestnut beans...oops....i thought these were a pole bean, and they're not....

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    beans, toms, and eggplant...

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    winter squash, toms and peppers...

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    winter squash...

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    banana squash...

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    ed's spaghetti squash...

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    peppers and toms...

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    more peppers....

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    toms...

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    more toms.....

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    more toms....

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    angora tom...

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    OSU blue toms.....

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    more OSU blue toms.....

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    bush beans & toms...

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    baby cuke...right over drip tape....

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    celery...

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    black cherry toms...

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    yellow strawberries...

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    blackberries...

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    crabapple tree and blackberries...

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    cranberries...i don't understand why there is only one or two cranberries on each umbrella? in spring, they're loaded with flower. seem there should be more...

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    flowers...these were planted over three years ago and have just 'returned' this year...nice bush of lemon thyme full of honey bees, behind them...

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    great sunflower project...

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    wonderberry...first time we grew this little bush, from seed. a wonderful tasty berry...flavor is between a blueberry and mullberry...

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    butterfly bush...have another dark purple one, but the pics didn't come out...

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    Umpqua broccoli (pete's favorite!)...first year for this variety, and it's still producing in several days of 90 degree heat...

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    pete telling me there's a weed in the broccoli...

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    cole crops...sjoerd, i started putting that netting up, but failed at keeping the sides down. yet...so far, the brussel sprouts under the net are doing very well...there's always next year...

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    brussel sprouts forming...

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    struggling sweet potatoes.....

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    rows and rows of potatoes......

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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    WOW, wow, what a garden!!! Everything looks so lush and delicious.

    My sunflowers for the great sunflower project grew, bloomed then died...not sure what the problem was. :rolleyes:

    Pete's a cutie, does he help you with the gardening or just like the ride?
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    thanks toni!

    pete mainly likes to ride...literally! when i bend over to weed, he climbs up on my back and lays down...also...when i walk around watering, he rides on my shoulders! he's such a character! :D

    my sunflowers for the project are dying too toni?! much too soon to be doing that. not sure what's wrong. i had also planted the russian variety and it's doing the same thing...
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    What a wonderful, HUGE garden Bunkie! That sure must keep you busy. How do you control the weeds?
    Sunflowers bloom and then die...it's just what they do I think.
     



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    TheBip Young Pine

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    Wow, im impressed o.o

    I planted sunflowers this year and they also bloomed, and are now dying?
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    You've certainly got your hands full with all the planting you have Bunkie. It's nice to know that Pete keeps you comany while you garden and lends a paw now and then. :-D
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    thanks all!

    i use a lot of straw and grass mulch netty. also, i have a battery operated weedeater that i keep the ailes clean with...till they get too stemmy and then hubby comes in with the big gas powered one! :D

    mainly, it's just inch by inch and row by row hand weeding! if only pete would leaarn to lay on the weeds and not the veggie plants! :D
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Yeah, but the bloom should last more than a week :rolleyes:
     
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    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    That looks like quite a bumper crop of fruits & veggies. I didn't realize you have such of large area of gardens. I should have after seeing all the plants in your greenhouse. Thanks for sharing your photos.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    What a huge garden project, Bunkie!
    You have lots of varities going there. Hat off to you.

    You know Bunkie, about those cranberries--if they get too dry or are not protected on frosty evenings--you can loose blossoms and thus fruits. Ach...but some years they simply produce less than others. I have noticd that a man up the way from me has very few cranberries on his bushes this year too.

    Well, the sprouts under the netting may not get full coverage but hopefully it will do some good.
    Sprouts can grow to be quite tall and perhaps eventually you would not be able to keep the sides of the net down anyway.
    I do wonder why the sides won't stay down for you.
    DO you have some hoops under that net to keep it off the plants?

    It looks really productive there...so hopefully you will have some harvest piccies soon.
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Wow, what a garden! You can really spread out there. And, oh, all the delicacies you've got. *drooling* I particularly like the way Pete is helping you garden. :D He's such a character. I wonder if he ever nibbles a bit, just to check what you're making such a fuss about. :D
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    droopy, pete really likes to nibble on the flowers and herbs more than anything else! :D

    sjoerd, i put several stakes in the ground around the plants, then used some wire around the top of the stakes to hold up the cloth. i mulched the brussel sprouts really thickly, and no weeds came up except for the very sides. i haven't bee able to get to the yet to cut them down, and i do believe that's what's holding the sides up.

    i have three different varieties of brussel sprouts there...Rubine Red, Covollo, and one other i can't think of right now. silly me, the Covollo i thought was a cabbage, but it's not! i do get confused sometimes.

    i have to say i really like how the netting works, watering through it and the lightweight of it, and will definitely use it again next year, with more thorough planning ahead of time! :D i appreciated all your tips and suggestions sjoerd.how are your plants doing since you took the netting off? i'll have to go look for that thread...
     
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    Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!! I am speechless :) Mine now is like a toy :D
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    No rest with such a beautiful spread. Great job!
    Getting ready to plant the perennial wheat. :D Thanks again :smt023
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    you bet jewell! getting ready to plant more of the p.. wheat and rye too. i didn't get your perennial sunflowers in this year, but next year for sure! thank you! :D
     

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