What did you do in the garden today?

littledog

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Sorry I haven’t checked in a couple months, all the rain we got this summer made it impossible to keep up with the weeds and
Nice to see you back, and love your pictures! I am in an extreme state of envy of your loofahs! When did you plant them? And in what kind of soil? I've failed at them for the past two years, I might be planting them too early or late, in too much or too little compost, mulching too much or too little. In other words, clueless about what I'm doing wrong. They come up looking like healthy little seedlings, then either die right away or grow one or two teeny-tiny loofahs, then die.
My freezer at the moment is a nightmare. There was a time I had it organized. Not so organized now.
Same here. It needs defrosting really bad, but it's crammed full of 1/2 hog, 1/2 lamb, plus other random stuff, including treasures (?? or maybe old ruined crap) hidden in the ice. We need to wait until we have a few days of freezing temps this winter, then defrost it and see what all is in there.
replanted fall and winter crops , except the garlic, that will be done in November.
Oh, that's good to know, I'm not too late to plant my garlic.
Morning Gardeners may be able to close the garden down let chickens in there...
Ha Ha Penny, I love your new avatar!
 

Artichoke Lover

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Nice to see you back, and love your pictures! I am in an extreme state of envy of your loofahs! When did you plant them? And in what kind of soil? I've failed at them for the past two years, I might be planting them too early or late, in too much or too little compost, mulching too much or too little. In other words, clueless about what I'm doing wrong. They come up looking like healthy little seedlings, then either die right away or grow one or two teeny-tiny loofahs, then die.

Same here. It needs defrosting really bad, but it's crammed full of 1/2 hog, 1/2 lamb, plus other random stuff, including treasures (?? or maybe old ruined crap) hidden in the ice. We need to wait until we have a few days of freezing temps this winter, then defrost it and see what all is in there.

Oh, that's good to know, I'm not too late to plant my garlic.

Ha Ha Penny, I love your new avatar!
I planted mine on the front fence. I didn’t add any fertilizer or amendments just hilled them slightly and neglected them for most of the summer. I planted in mid June I think. How hot is your weather up there it’s possible it doesn’t stay warm enough. Mine seemed to grow best during the hotter parts of the summer here.
 

WthrLady

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I planted mine on the front fence. I didn’t add any fertilizer or amendments just hilled them slightly and neglected them for most of the summer. I planted in mid June I think. How hot is your weather up there it’s possible it doesn’t stay warm enough. Mine seemed to grow best during the hotter parts of the summer here.
We had extreme heat and humidity up here all summer. We're talking heat indexes of 105-118 for a vast majority of it. It wasn't until that broke in August that my luffa started taking off. Crazy plant.
 

Wee Farmer Sarah

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Good morning all. Running behind this morning. My rooster is sleeping later and later. I managed to clean up one of the garden beds this morning. I also pulled up the okra and pepper plants. The Dinosaur kale I planted definitely looks like it may make a comeback. I would love to know the title of the gardening book you were referring to @Sueby. There are so many different planting zones in New England and there is no one-size-fits all. I'm in a bit of a micro climate due to my property sitting near the bottom of a hill to the east. The only time I get early morning sun is in the winter after the leaves have fallen off the trees. The slope also affects winds and temperature in my backyard where the gardens are. The front yard gets sun nearly all day and is warmer there as well. As for straw. I don't use a lot of it as it is a bit expensive around here. Also, worrying about how clean it is is also a problem. I do plan on laying cardboard over some of my raised beds after I add the amendments. I have had better luck just using leaves from the yard and they are a lot more budget friendly. I have a mulcher/vacuum attachment for my leaf blower that chops the leaves up nicely so it makes that job much easier. We're having a bit of a warm-up here so I may finally get to power wash my siding. I'll leave the garden work to the cooler morning hours. I agree @WthrLady, the temperatures have been all over the place crazy this year.
 

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