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What Are You Gardening Today?
June 7, 2014
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Joelle
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 Today I worked in our garden staking tomatoes and planting more peppers, I wanted to plant about 8 tomato plants this year, we are now up to 24---the garden is full so I use huge flower pots for the over flow,I purchased a few plants and then we were given several by friends and neighbors, If they do well, we will have plenty to share, there are several plants that have blooms already. Cant wait for a nice big tomato sandwich and tomatoes and cottage cheese.

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June 8, 2014
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HMMM, There is nothing like home grown tomatoes. My garden is very slow this year. the peas are peeking through the ground. So are the radishes. But everything else looks bleak. Soon we will have 24 hours of sunlight so that should help.sun2sun2sun2 

June 9, 2014
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The rain came intermittently today so I was able to only take a quick walk around the garden.  All the plants so far are looking healthy and benefiting by the rain.  This year I'm trying to grow potatoes in containers which seem to be coming along nicely.  

June 10, 2014
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One of my friends told me that she planted potatoes in the centre of a car tyre. When they grew she heaped on more soil and more tyres. I will try that next year.

June 10, 2014
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happy-flower

 While it is not exactley gardening, I started 3 sweet potatoes last evening. I had several sweet potaoes and 3 of them have started to sprout so I put them into blue canning jars and have them in the window in the kitchen, they make such beautiful plants when they get going.I also have a fresh pineapple that I am going to cut today and will try to root the top for a plant. I dont usally have good luck with them, but I always give it a try.

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June 12, 2014
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No gardening today, too much rain, which also means a reprieve from watering tonight!

June 19, 2014
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Joell said
happy-flower

 While it is not exactley gardening, I started 3 sweet potatoes last evening. I had several sweet potaoes and 3 of them have started to sprout so I put them into blue canning jars and have them in the window in the kitchen, they make such beautiful plants when they get going.I also have a fresh pineapple that I am going to cut today and will try to root the top for a plant. I dont usally have good luck with them, but I always give it a try.

 I have had sucess with the pineapple top, so I just put another in to water to root this morning.

 After cutting the top from the pineapple, cut away any of the fruit that may be attached to the top, about one inch from the removed top, pull off about about 5-6 layers of the leaves, put the top into a container (I used small clear jars) so the water comes up  to the cut off but not to cover the leaves.

The first one I did is now sending out roots, change the water every couple of days to keep it clear, and when you think there is sufficent roots, plant into a pot using potting soil.

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

June 23, 2014
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It's shaping up to be a banner year in the PNW.  My Sugar Ann peas are still going strong, it was my first success with peas.  The other lettuces are done, but the Red Romaine is still good if I take out the bitter stems.  The tomatoes and peppers are blooming like crazy, and I'm hoping for at least one eggplant!  I'm having to think about my strategy for winter crops that should be planted in July.  I just have two 4x4 beds, but I might have to make a new one for carrots and parsnips.

June 23, 2014
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I am transplanting and dividing hostas.  Had them on the north side of the house between the house and the sidewalk.  Hubby decided that a new sidewalk was necessary and will cement over that area.  They had been there for probably 10 years and needed divided and moved anyway but wasn't planning on NOW.  I have planted them in pots for now and have a couple of places in mind to plant them in the fall. Man, those three plants divided into a lot.  Probably will be giving some to our daughter. Also, I still have some other plants that need potting.  So just I had better get it done.   

June 24, 2014
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Picked peas this morning...I love the Green Arrrow variety . 9 peas per pod and so sweet and tender! I just wish we had enough space to plant more!
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June 26, 2014
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My gardening is going to be no go this year. Another night frost has taken my beans. The potatoes were hit but will come back. The only things that are coping are the mint and the horseradish. Then the pet lambs took the tops off the horseradish. Oh, the joys of a small holding

June 29, 2014
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Cutting fresh kale this morning while it's cool.  Yesterday we picked TWO buckets of green beans!  We share with neighbors...they'll be happy!  Potatoes aren't quite big enough yet.  AND we're anxiously waiting for the tomatoes to ripen.  The vines are loaded!  It's been a good year so far for our kitchen gardenhappy-flowerIMGP2180.JPGImage Enlarger

June 29, 2014
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Garden is growing!!  No ned to water, we had 5 "of rain  week!  I picked lettuce this a.m.  Sure need to get in and weed, but it s still very muddy.  Green beens , tomatoes, and peppers are all set on, just need to kep growing!,

July 1, 2014
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happy-flowerwaveWe have 3 tomato plants, here in the north, with small green tomatoes just forming, the earliest expectation for ripening being July 4 th.  On July 4 th, we plan to sit out on our patio to enjoy the outdoors and BBQ with our old fashioned charcoal grill. 

We also have basil plants and oregano and pepper plant.  I planted a marigold plants., I read that it helps keep away mosquitoes. 

At my mom's house, I bought big planters and planted Lemon Balm, Tomato plant, Italian Parsley, and flowers, marigolds, Aslyum,( little blue flowers), geraniums,Zinnias. Makes for a pretty place to sit outside in the backyard and listen to all the sounds of nature, and watch the birds fly and swoop down onto the grass. 

July 2, 2014
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We picked green beans from our tiny raised bed garden...I now have a gallon of broken beans waiting to be canned...hopefully I can find some more beans to add to it so i can have a full canning. happy-flower I didn't think we would have enough beans to can this year. We only planted a 4x4 ft. sguare of Jade beans.

July 2, 2014
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I worked in out garden early this morning and harvested about 20 bananna peppers, we has a terrible storm here last night, 2 hours of rain and non stop lightening, and plenty of wind, luckliy I have all of the tomatoes and peppers well staked, or we wold have lost a lot of our plants. Our tomaotes are loaded, I can hardly wait for those first tomatoes.happy-flower

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July 10, 2014
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 I did a bit of weeding and just general poking around in out garden this morning, I talked to the tomatoes and asked if there was anything I could do to speed up their trip to full blown maturity. We are so hungry to tomatoes fresh from the garden.

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

July 13, 2014
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Haven't posted in a long time.. So Hello Again! I picked blackberries from our thornless patch on our property and blueberries from our neighbors. Going to try to find time to make jelly and jam this week.10463064_10202080142817707_7744012256794811790_n.jpgImage Enlarger

~Many of you have forgotten this truth but you must never forget it. You remain responsible, forever, for that which you tame.~Antoine de Saint-Exupéryn

July 31, 2014
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My those berries look lovely Mandy.

   We are very excited, we have a tomato with a nice red blush--our first one of the season, so we are are on "tomato watch" and making plans on what we should do with our first tomato of the season. I am so over tomatoes from the super market, I hate crunchy tomatoes.

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August 4, 2014
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Slow going garden!  We were given a mess of corn, and it is terrific!!  But out garden is slow. We had a cooler than normal July, peppers and tomatoes are missing their heat units!  

Green bean s started out great but, last 2 weeks, slow,too.  Guess I am too impatient!

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