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Glad E Olah
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:00 pm

Thanks Joyous.

Today my oldest son and I planted lima beans, okra and squash (zucchini and yellow)

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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by joyous on Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:24 pm

Glad, you're WAY ahead of me. Today I did no gardening at all.
Tomorrow will be different, I hope. mrchair
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:32 am

Gardening and other activities have worn me out this week. Today is starting out as a day of rest but a load of laundry is in right now.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:55 pm

No more gardening for me.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:27 pm

@lightfootfan wrote:No more gardening for me.

No more garden for the pampered little runts either.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:10 pm

@ISH wrote:
@lightfootfan wrote:No more gardening for me.

No more garden for the pampered little runts either.

No. They don't have a fenced in back yard anymore. Mary and I have to walk the dogs 2 to 4 times a day, and take along plastic bags.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:53 pm

@lightfootfan wrote:
@ISH wrote:
@lightfootfan wrote:No more gardening for me.

No more garden for the pampered little runts either.

No. They don't have a fenced in back yard anymore. Mary and I have to walk the dogs 2 to 4 times a day, and take along plastic bags.
Nostroller for them now?
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:34 pm

Lettuce is coming up. I am happy.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:09 pm

@Glad E Olah wrote:Lettuce is coming up. I am happy.

The lettuce will be quite pleased too.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:02 pm

@ISH wrote:
@Glad E Olah wrote:Lettuce is coming up. I am happy.

The lettuce will be quite pleased too.

It is actually going to say, "Let us pray that we can grow and not be eaten". But I planted it to eat.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:07 am

@Glad E Olah wrote:
@ISH wrote:
@Glad E Olah wrote:Lettuce is coming up. I am happy.

The lettuce will be quite pleased too.

It is actually going to say, "Let us pray that we can grow and not be eaten". But I planted it to eat.

Shouldn't that be "lettuce pray?"
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri May 09, 2014 10:35 pm

We took most of the cans off the pepper and tomato plants. As soon as the remaining few cans come off I plan to get pictures. The garden is beginning to grow now. A few items are not up yet but won't alter the pictures much.

The last two days we have gotten a lot of need rain.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by margie52501 on Fri May 09, 2014 11:20 pm

Good idea my friend. We haven't had much rain this week yet.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Sat May 10, 2014 9:21 pm

As promised picts:



Grands Gardens



Close up grands gardens



Peas tomatoes along fence, beets aren't showing yet along blocks.



Spinach, some going to see that survived the winter.



Overall view of kids garden...I have the first section with romaine lettuce, with tomatoes and peas along fence.



Close up of tomatoes and peas mention in above pict



Close up of romaine lettuce



Onions with peas and tomatoes along fence



Kiwi like plant 2nd year may produce this year not sure



Peppers in front, peppermint in center



close up of red-leaf lettuce



Potatoes to left, beans and cucumbers center, lettuce to right (spotty germination of this lettuce)



Close up of potatoes with beans to the right



Cabbage and broccoli. Small sandy area at bottom left may be watermelon if seeds germinate.



Son's dog Hank with the remodeled floor of gazebo...the original plywood floor did not work out
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Sat May 10, 2014 9:43 pm

Looking good!!
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Sat May 10, 2014 9:55 pm

Thanks LFF!
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri May 30, 2014 1:10 pm



Spaghetti Squash



Peas, tomatoes and cucumbers mixed along fence. Peas will be gone when cucumbers vine out and some will grow along the sides.



Broccoli, purple cabbage, green cabbage and at the lower partial display of lettuce.



Beans and more cucumbers.



Potatoes



Spinach



Red leaf lettuce with volunteer Dill



A few peppers, (lima beans in front are spotty so will plant more peppers in that place) mint behind the peppers and coriander to left, more tomatoes along fence.



Our first tomato growing.

More pictures later I have quite a few yet.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Fri May 30, 2014 1:49 pm

Looking good! Do I see a tomato worm in that last picture?
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri May 30, 2014 3:09 pm

I hope not LFF!
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Fri May 30, 2014 3:12 pm

@Glad E Olah wrote:I hope not LFF!

Sorry. Guess I was mistaken.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Fri May 30, 2014 5:11 pm

@Glad E Olah wrote:I hope not LFF!

Well it aint a grape.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri May 30, 2014 9:26 pm

No grapes yet. Won't have them for a couple of years from now.

I know one thing, I have to find out what to do to get rid of the slugs. Can't put salt in my garden that's for sure.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Fri May 30, 2014 9:47 pm

Put shallow pans of beer where the slugs are. They're attracted to the yeast in the beer, when they come out at night. They'll climb in the pans, and drown. You can then dispose of them in the trash.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri May 30, 2014 11:02 pm

Thanks LFF. I will try that.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Sat May 31, 2014 6:20 am

Oh. You may want to put something around it so Princess doesn't drink it. Dogs are notorious for liking beer.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Sat May 31, 2014 6:46 am

Slugs and snails hate alum.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Sat May 31, 2014 7:17 am

Sprinkling Aluminum sulfate around the plants might work then, but it also might turn your blooms blue. And I don't know what that would do to the fruit of the plant.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Sat May 31, 2014 7:39 am

http://www.aluminumsulfate.net/
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Sat May 31, 2014 8:29 am

Thank you, Glad!
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:42 pm

Posting the balance of pictures taken a couple of weeks ago....soon new pictures.



Kiwi like plant.



Okra and squash....fore front small flower bed.



Climbing rose and cactus. Iris freshly transplanted.



Another view of part of the squash.


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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:19 am

And flowers too yet? My goodness!
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:41 am

@Glad E Olah wrote:On Thursday we planted:

Peas
Carrots
Beets
Spinach (more)
Lettuce (more)
Kale
Swiss Chard


In a week or so maybe the beans can be planted along with squash, cucumbers, okra, tomatoes and peppers. It is starting to be warmer except for a few cold nights when we need to cover plants.

Cabbage and broccoli growing nicely. Will get a picture soon.

Bringing back this post to say:

Peas are making little peas now

Carrots are up about the height of your ankle

Beets came up spotty but are making little beets

Spinach eating lots of spinach

Lettuce eating lots of lettuce too

Kale almost ready to eat

Swiss Chard came up very spotty but what is the is growing good

We have been eating broccoli and cabbage too.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:45 am

@lightfootfan wrote:And flowers too yet? My goodness!

Yeah but those flowers come back each year. Will need to take a picture of the beautiful flowers my son planted in the front yard. We bought the plants really reasonable. I hope to save some seeds from the petunia, rose moss and other plants.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:05 am

Sounds like it's right on schedule!
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:19 am

Took my cup of coffee out with me as I walked the garden just now. I noticed the cucumbers are spreading out and they have blooms and some have little cukes. I saw is less than two weeks we will be eating them. Guess I'd better buy some vinegar!

I had to come in because it started to rain. Not a day for picture taking. Maybe if the sun comes out.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Spice on Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:15 pm

Oh I love fresh cucumbers.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:43 pm

Took new pictures today and will get them downloaded as soon as possible. Most were taken at a distance to get overall view of the garden.

LFF's bush is almost as tall as me right now. It usually blooms mid to late July. This spring I told son to keep the excess mowed off before the circle was too large. I may transplant some next spring to another location.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:08 pm

We ended up taking out our Heliopsis!
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:17 pm

Well it seems to be living on in MO LFF.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:00 pm

@Glad E Olah wrote:Well it seems to be living on in MO LFF.

Happy to hear it! I think it might be living somewhere in Ohio too.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:24 pm

I think you are right LFF
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:42 am

Last week's pictures:



LFF's plant for this year. See the mulch pile in background? Going down.



Privet hedge. Inside is a small fire pit.



Another view or privet hedge



Dirt area was designed to prevent water build up in work shop and shed area. Grass will grow on its own instead of sowing seed.

Veggie pictures soon.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:02 am



Wildlife garden. (to keep them away from main garden)



close up of blueberries (first year to pick this plant)



More blueberries planted last fall....the original plants died except for the one of the three plant that is shown with berries



Grape



one of two raspberries beside grape



Blackberries in the bloom and green stage....loaded this year!


Will post veggies next.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:19 am



Spaghetti squash



Cabbage, cucumbers, beans and potatoes



Overall view of west section of garden



Cabbage and one lettuce section



Cucumbers, beans, potatoes to the left.




West garden area overall view (kiwi like plant on clothes line post)



Another overall view of west part of garden

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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:23 pm

Wow! A lot of thought went into that garden design! A lot of work has gone int it. It's looking great! I kind of miss gardening, but not too much.

I'm happy to see that that Heliopsis took so well, and is looking well too!
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:00 pm

Thanks LFF.

Son designed the garden and I would say it is about 90% completed design wise. Some of the edge blocks need to be reset in places but that will happen when garden is done for the year.

I have yet to post son's new project. He is building me a green house and just recently started construction. When it is further along will begin to post the pics unless ya'll prefer me to post them in the early stages.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:34 pm

Makes no difference to me, but pictures of a project at various stages may be advisable for when you want to look back after completion.

My sister and her husband had a contractor gut out a 100 year old farmhouse- changed it from a 7 bedroom to a 1 bedroom house. I helped with much of the demolition, so as I look at the various stages in her album, I reminisce some.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:04 pm

ok...will get the pictures posted of work on green house so far.

Very early stages so remember that fact and the work is being done in son's spare time. (slow process)
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:27 am

Digging potatoes today. Not happy with them this year and I think I can blame too much rain. The potatoes are average size to smaller which are not too bad but they have knobs on them as they would be trying to make potatoes on each potato. And some of sprouting. It looks like we will have potatoes to eat for awhile. Thinking of planting more for fall in a few days.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:42 am

Can never have too many potatoes!
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:35 pm

Finished digging the potatoes. We ended up with a bushel basket full which is not too bad for one short row.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:09 pm

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