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Your Garden Report- 2016

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Motomom34, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    How is everyone's garden and growing season? I Opted not to plant this year. I have my herbs which are doing amazing. I had sprouted some organic white potatoes and threw them in my garden boxes and surprisingly one is blooming. I haven't watered or tended at all.

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    I had stuck some apple trees in the wild area. The tops died and were victim to elk grazing. I discovered that the trees are sending up shoots from the root area. I am happy that I am having growth and will be caging them in. I think this is a good sign. I thought the elk had killed them but the roots survived.

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    An issue I am having is one of the shape trees that I planted is dying. If not dying, it is not thriving. The leaves are turning brown. I am not sue what type of tree (I forgot). I know that the caging needs to be expanded but I do not think that would cause the leaves to die. Anyone seen this before?

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  2. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++

    Our garden is doing great...especially now that the master gardener has returned. Green onions, spinach and lettuce are ready. Carrots, green beans, cucumbers, cabbage and tomatoes doing well and of course strawberries. We also planted 3 rows of raspberries which are doing well. We did have a week of weeding upon her return which darn near did me in...grumble, grumble, grumble! But, so far so good, our worry is the squirrels as they like the strawberries when they get ripe. It's then my normal, sweet, kind, nature loving wife comes screaming into the house for me to get the gun! LOL!! :)

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  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I make no guarantees whatsoever, however, I have read that if it is a mineral deficiency of some sort, if you mix the following in these ratios you will have a grow solution that will cover everything. 1 tbs powdered miracle grow, 3 tbs Epsom salts, 1 gallon or water. I have not yet used this. I read it on Pinterest.
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  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

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  5. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey++

    just today I picked and snapped 32 quarts of beans and tomorrow I will be canning all day
  6. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey

    My garden is doing pretty well right now. Had some pretty heavy frost damage two or three weeks ago. What didn't die, is getting stronger...
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  7. smithcp2002

    smithcp2002 Monkey+ Site Supporter++

    Radish all gone time to replant. Corn, squash, onion, garlic, tomato and carrot all on there own time and doing well. Beans and peas are in flower.
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  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Good luck. The poo I finally got had citronella ants in it. So please check before you dump it in your garden.

    May I ask what you do with all that? Can, freeze, dehydrate or eat and give away extra. I always find it interesting what people do with their harvest. I know one person who just grows stuff but never eats (dislikes veggies).
  9. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep Site Supporter++

    I harvested some of the lemon Grass I started from stalks I bought at Whole foods last year and Lemon Balm yesterday. DANG that stuff is POTENT!!!
    We were cleaning the Lemon Balm in the sink and taking off dead leaves, I started feeling a little Giddy but my wife got overwhelmed and became nauseous.
    I dried it in the dehydrator along with the lemon grass, it smells awesome. I'll get some fresh passion flower leaves and make a Great tea out of this stuff.
    Tomatoes are doing too well! Couple plants over 10' high and cherry tomatoes are going insane. Planted 20 Loquat Trees and they are all doing well.
    Blueberries, too many, Harvested over 20 lbs and stopped. Inviting friends over to help themselves now. I'm done for this season.
    Zuch. and Squash I started last Month are putting out now an the Okra plant's are almost 2' tall. What a Beautiful plant!! We don't even like Okra but I wanted to try it anyway. I love the Plant!
    Pepper- Jalepenos doing great, Sweet peppers are putting out but I must be doing something wrong, the plant's are only a 18" tall and Scraggly looking.I am getting peppers off them but I'm not impressed.
    Passion fruit vines are producing flowers a month and a half sooner than last year. I am excited about that.
    I tried culling my Peaches this year and I have to say that is totally the ticket. For the first time I have nice sized peaches and they are ripening on the tree. I will still end up with a couple hundred peaches when all is said and done, but I pulled twice that many off.
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  10. smithcp2002

    smithcp2002 Monkey+ Site Supporter++

    Motomom34, I try to live by a 20% give away, 40% use, 40% save.
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  11. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep Site Supporter++

    It could be shock. As long a all the leaves don't fall off you should be fine next season.My figs did this after putting fruit on, but, they have new growth forming already.
    When transplanting anything, make sure you do it when there is going to be a couple cloudy days in a row. The Plant is already under duress and bright sun just exacerbates the problem. You also have to water it every day for at least a week.
    Give it a month, your growing season just started a little while ago.
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