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  1. #351
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    nice garden score thats a lot of work you wont have to do
    mints, tarragon, fennel and a lot of herbs will try and take over if ya dont keep em under control
    and established older strawberries make good groundcover but wont produce much fruit
    got ours under control and removed a lot of older woody plants
    hops and the green fence is doing their things


    finally harvesting a few bigger maters but the 100 degree heat aint helpin
    harvest 1st batch of potatoes beans and eggplant of the season

    gotta a oc pumkins gittin in the blackberries space
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    Most of my stuff is doing pretty well. Have harvested all but about 20 onions, tomatoes are taking over their space. I planted 4 different tomato plants and had two more volly cherries come up.

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    One of the vollys came up in my herb box, i’d planted about 10 KQ’s in there and the cherry tomato plant is taking over and shading the onions nicely. It’s kept most of the basil from full on bolting.

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    My beans are kicking ass, way more of them I can eat, my neighbors are probably tired of the doorbell rings and bags of beans on their porches.

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    Peppers are the same, they seem to love the heat. This year my plants are a lot shorter and bushier. Four bell peppers, one anaheim, one jalapeño, one scorpion, one reaper and a shishito. Once again all are producing more than I can eat, my neighbors being the recipients.

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    I planted three cucumber seeds, which was a mistake. I’ve canned 10 jars of pickles and still have a fridge full of the damn things after giving more to my neighbors than they need. I had peas and radishes planted in this bed earlier, harvested them and letting cucumbers take over their territory.

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    My wall of hops is quite larger this year. I’m hoping next year they completely hide my neighbors to the South.

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    My wife has been harvesting beets for weeks, the ones still standing are almost the size of softballs.

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    Pretty happy with my wife’s nook, the perennials are all doing well and by next year should be quite impressive.

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    If anyone in SLC wants any produce let me know, I’ve given my neighbors more than they can eat. I’m fixing to have more tomatoes, peppers, and (already have) cucumbers than my entire neighborhood could eat.

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    Great looking garden, Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMc View Post
    Most of my stuff is doing pretty well. Have harvested all but about 20 onions, tomatoes are taking over their space. I planted 4 different tomato plants and had two more volly cherries come up.

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    Holy moly, man! Prune them 'maters!!


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    Things are going along here. I'm amazed that the collards and chard are still cranking despite the record heat. We'll try the first of the beans soon--it's a new one for us.Attachment 381341Attachment 381342Attachment 381344Attachment 381343Attachment 381345Click image for larger version. 

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    Just potheads here:
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    Heading out to California tonight or tomorrow so I'm getting garden checks out of the way.
    Trimmed back the the basil and started a small fermenting jar instead of freezing it. Probably should have started a salted shiso jar but I want to let those plants get a bit bigger before I do much trimming.

    Beans and gherkins coming in.

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    What's munching my peppers? Should I pull them off or leave them for 5 days while I'm away? Click image for larger version. 

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    Gotta work on spacing my radishes out better. And getting consistent water to all of them, a few are starting to be mealy/less crisp. I'll start another batch of seeds when I get back
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    My cherry and grape tomatoes have completely overgrown their space and the beefsteaks in the other side of the bed have joined the party. I think there's a total of 10 plants in about 10 sq ft The mass is now 6 to 7 feet tall and about 20 feet around. It drains really well so it takes a lot of water every day. Unfortunately the supports I had put in are woefully inadequate and I'm afraid tops are going to start breaking off as the fruit weighs them down. Should I pulled them supports and strings and let the plants flop a bit or add wider and softer supports like pantyhose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    My cherry and grape tomatoes have completely overgrown their space and the beefsteaks in the other side of the bed have joined the party. I think there's a total of 10 plants in about 10 sq ft The mass is now 6 to 7 feet tall and about 20 feet around. It drains really well so it takes a lot of water every day. Unfortunately the supports I had put in are woefully inadequate and I'm afraid tops are going to start breaking off as the fruit weighs them down. Should I pulled them supports and strings and let the plants flop a bit or add wider and softer supports like pantyhose?
    Had SAME issue with my maters.....did best I could to restake and seriously pruned. Good amount of fruit waiting to turn red...should be ok. Peppers are going off and I am pulling Bells that look like they should be in a grocery. Perfect shape and size. The other pepper varieties are doing well.

    The cukes are odd. dont know if their box is too small or what. They gained great leaf mass early and climbed well, now it seems the leaves are yellowing and the cukes arent reaching big sizes before yellowing. Lots of small cukes just still sprouting so maybe there is hope...should i add anything?

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    Could be overwatering. More likely nitrogen and potassium deficiencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    My cherry and grape tomatoes have completely overgrown their space and the beefsteaks in the other side of the bed have joined the party. I think there's a total of 10 plants in about 10 sq ft The mass is now 6 to 7 feet tall and about 20 feet around. It drains really well so it takes a lot of water every day. Unfortunately the supports I had put in are woefully inadequate and I'm afraid tops are going to start breaking off as the fruit weighs them down. Should I pulled them supports and strings and let the plants flop a bit or add wider and softer supports like pantyhose?
    Prune that shit! Hell - it's late enough in the season that you should probably just top them all and encourage what fruit you have to completely ripen.

    ETA: I guess your season may run a bit longer than mine... but still - prune that shit.

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    Agreed - stake what you can and top the rest. Of course topping will make them bushier so that might mean more pruning later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaleia View Post
    Agreed - stake what you can and top the rest. Of course topping will make them bushier so that might mean more pruning later.
    Yeah - pruning is a battle. Here is one of my pruned San Marzano plants:

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    I prune for airflow and the tops are still growing and setting 6 and 8 packs. These things are so happy, healthy and bug free I'd really like to see them max out rather than start topping them now. I guess the other option is top and plant the cuttings. I usually have really good luck doing that and it would probably extend my season. Hmm...

    @skidog - I'm jealous. My peppers are so weak this year. I'll be over your way next week, maybe I should stop and get your extras Click image for larger version. 

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    Making pesto tonight!

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    I just put more supports out and kinda weaved them through the plants along the main stem so they stand up straighter. As long as all the branches don't break off it ought to work. We'll see... Melons! The first 20 or so have formed and one is looking great already.

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    Diversity is finally starting to ramp up, until last week we were only getting zucc and cucs. And corbaci peppers. Tomatoes are way slow this year, we were already canning like crazy at this time last season. The striped melons are kajaris, first time growing them and they're a big hit. They smell like a cantaloupe and taste like a honeydew. They're not as big as cantaloupes but the plant is more productive and the fruit comes to maturity quite a bit faster.

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    Some pattypan action

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    Regal beast guarding the three sisters:

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    Technically just two sisters as the peas never took off up the corn stalks.
    The rest of the backyard jungle is doing well after the big rains and more reasonable heat:

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    1st tomatoes came in yesterday...


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    ^^^ that's how I feel when I see the first zucc. Such a war keeping up with those fuckers. Fortunately we now have the chickens to help deal with the invasion. I'll find can find a giant fruit in the AM, freeze half and give them the other. Within a few hours they've decimated that and they get the frozen half in the afternoon when it gets real hot outside. Fair trade for eggs in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    ^^^ that's how I feel when I see the first zucc. Such a war keeping up with those fuckers. Fortunately we now have the chickens to help deal with the invasion. I'll find can find a giant fruit in the AM, freeze half and give them the other. Within a few hours they've decimated that and they get the frozen half in the afternoon when it gets real hot outside. Fair trade for eggs in my book.
    That's a great use of extra zukes.

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    Thanks for the help, y’all. Just starting to win the battle on taking the yard/garden back. Still lots of work and continuous upkeep to do though…

    Potatoes…some are popping up out of the earth. Best to wait ‘til the leaves start to die off? There seem to be different plants in different stages.
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    Anybody need some sage?
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    Tomatoes are getting close. They’re out of control. Had a few ripen early.
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    Cabbage…some harvested and tasty. Broccoli seems like it’s coming around. Cut back the bolted kale, it’s already leafing out again. Cauliflower is lagging. One jalapeño plant in the pic, but several more throughout the garden that have some peppers on them.
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    Pollinators are going crazy over the insane amount of volunteer sunflowers.
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    Grapes and spreading their wings…so far there is only one bunch of fruit, but we like the vines and shade.
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    Lemon balm and lavender are super fragrant. Despite the flower basically being over, the bees can’t get enough.
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    Everything loves the echinacea
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    They’re not super fond of the phlox, but we are.
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    The leopard plant (ragwort?) rounds out what’s in bloom in the yard right now.
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    Everything seems to have survived our time away. About 8 long cukes, rind a little hard but perfect otherwise and a mess of cherry tomatoes with dinner.
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ID:	382383Toms are a little over-represented and wild this year, lots of fruit coming online soon, but they definitely need to be hacked back.
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    Peas did a second run and the beans will be providing a meal by next weekend.
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    Corn is coming along.
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    Ants and aphids attacking the potatoes and rhubarb, time to root and rip.
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    Flowerbeds need a lot of deadheading, but lots of good colour despite the heat and smoke.
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    Cleaned up the dropped plums and apples before mowing; the italians are turning colour already.
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    Finishing the the first night home with some fresh strawberries
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    I've reached this strange curve in my gardening where I'm too successful. I can't eat or give away even a fraction of it. I think I might skip a year and try to come up with a new plan. I think the weed whacker comes out tomorrow. I really wish I could grow shit that I could can, but it's just not possible.
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    Wife has been making an effort the last few years to get more pollinators into our flower gardens. Appears to be working, they are all buzzing today.

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    Late summer Basil Porn:

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