The Garden Thread 2021

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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

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Deer repellent attempt. When motion sensor is tripped, flood light comes on and gospel jubilee plays from within the yellow bucket.

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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:34 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
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Deer repellent attempt. When motion sensor is tripped, flood light comes on and gospel jubilee plays from within the yellow bucket.

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Do you have a spring loaded life sized Hannibal Lecter on a dolly that pops up too? You could put up a trail-cam and see the faces on trespassers.

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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by Hovannes » Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:16 pm

The first of the Zucchini blossoms are out, The San Marzano and the Parks Whopper Improved have blossoms.
The Eggplants and Peppers are just chillin' and taking their on sweet time :whistling:
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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:39 pm

Blackberries are blooming and already bearing. Grape vine has budded and now has leaves and blooms. Speckled butter beans are coming up. I've left a few mustard greens, the bees are attracted to the flowers.

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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by Fainn » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:05 pm

This is all I could do with a hernia.

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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by Hovannes » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:33 pm

Fainn wrote:
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This is all I could do with a hernia.

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It looks like fertile ground!
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Post by Hovannes » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:34 pm

The Eggplants have started to blossom
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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:15 am

Hovannes wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:33 pm
Fainn wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:05 pm
This is all I could do with a hernia.

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It looks like fertile ground!
Yep. I don't know why I expected red dirt. Looking on line, it's Sandy loamy river sediment. Better than the gumbo clay I have to deal with here in SE TX.
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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by Hovannes » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:25 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:15 am
Hovannes wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:33 pm
Fainn wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:05 pm
This is all I could do with a hernia.

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It looks like fertile ground!
Yep. I don't know why I expected red dirt. Looking on line, it's Sandy loamy river sediment. Better than the gumbo clay I have to deal with here in SE TX.
After my grandfather lost his vineyard to the bank, he settled on 20 acres of hardpan and started over. IIRC his formula for planting that vineyard equated to one stick of dynamite per plant. There was still some leftover dynamite around when I was a kid. I remember my dad calling the sheriff's bomb squad cause the crate it was stored in was sweating :lol: 8O
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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:59 am

Hovannes wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:25 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:15 am
Hovannes wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:33 pm
Fainn wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:05 pm
This is all I could do with a hernia.

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It looks like fertile ground!
Yep. I don't know why I expected red dirt. Looking on line, it's Sandy loamy river sediment. Better than the gumbo clay I have to deal with here in SE TX.
After my grandfather lost his vineyard to the bank, he settled on 20 acres of hardpan and started over. IIRC his formula for planting that vineyard equated to one stick of dynamite per plant. There was still some leftover dynamite around when I was a kid. I remember my dad calling the sheriff's bomb squad cause the crate it was stored in was sweating :lol: 8O
Wow! The closest that I've come to TNT was in a chemistry lab where we were nitrating toluene. One group got their reaction too hot and went too long, and the liquid began turning a yellow color, indicating DNT formation, a precursor to TNT. The lab instructors packed the entire glassware assembly in a tub of ice and carried it away, I don't know where or how they disposed of it. But anyway, that's some serious farming right there.
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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by Hovannes » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:52 am

This morning I spied five wee golden Zucchinis in our garden :D
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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by Hovannes » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:09 am

I noticed the first blossom on the Curly Italians this morning :chili:
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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by Hovannes » Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:38 am

The first of the golden Zucchinis is nearly ready for harvest!
I'll probably sauté it in butter and garlic along with mushrooms and yellow onion :D
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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by BeefyG » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:16 pm

I was going to skip the garden this year because I missed my normal planting time. I took my mom to look at plants for her birthday and they had tomato and pepper plants for $0.50 each or $1.00 for a six pack. They already had tomatoes and peppers growing on them so I’ll have a salsa garden. I still need to figure out where to plant the fig and dewberry plants I propagated last year. I left the muscadine vine on the fence and there are a ton of grapes now.

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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by Hovannes » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:36 pm

Three wee green San Marzanos were peaking among the leaves this morning :D
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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:36 pm

Tomatoes and peppers are blooming!

The blackberries are covered with blooms, but they aren't making berries. There were plenty of bees working there, so I'm not sure what the issue is.
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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:39 pm

BeefyG wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:16 pm
I was going to skip the garden this year because I missed my normal planting time. I took my mom to look at plants for her birthday and they had tomato and pepper plants for $0.50 each or $1.00 for a six pack. They already had tomatoes and peppers growing on them so I’ll have a salsa garden. I still need to figure out where to plant the fig and dewberry plants I propagated last year. I left the muscadine vine on the fence and there are a ton of grapes now.
What do you do with your muscadines? I made jelly last summer until I ran out of time with my shoulder surgery. I probably have a gallon or two of juice left from last year in the freezer.
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Re: The Garden Thread 2021

Post by BeefyG » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:39 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
BeefyG wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:16 pm
I was going to skip the garden this year because I missed my normal planting time. I took my mom to look at plants for her birthday and they had tomato and pepper plants for $0.50 each or $1.00 for a six pack. They already had tomatoes and peppers growing on them so I’ll have a salsa garden. I still need to figure out where to plant the fig and dewberry plants I propagated last year. I left the muscadine vine on the fence and there are a ton of grapes now.
What do you do with your muscadines? I made jelly last summer until I ran out of time with my shoulder surgery. I probably have a gallon or two of juice left from last year in the freezer.
I haven’t done anything with them before. I’m thinking about trying to make jelly since the marmalade wasn’t a complete disaster.

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Post by JMG » Sat May 01, 2021 8:24 am

I still haven't even put seed in the ground. I need to break things up a bit more, but we have more rain moving through the next few days. Once it dries up, I'll disc it up some more row up and finally do some planting. Getting a late start this year.
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