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    Giant Pink Banana Squash PIE!

    buttercup are delicious! we have some interesting results this year. i'm not sure if they're a cross between the kabochas and the baby blue hubbard or not, but they are sure different than anything we've grown here before. while i'm thinking of it i'll go out and get some pictures. :)...
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    Phaedra's 2021 Garden

    it is hard to keep tulips cool enough in pots, they tend to get too hot and die back early so you may need a bigger pot for it to work well (think thermal mass). :) good luck and let me/us know how it goes. :)
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    Garden Troubleshooting - Garden In Bad Shape - Too Many Variables :(

    i would wonder at vermiculite and peat being all that great for plant nutrition. once peat gets dry it is so hard to get properly rewetted that i'd not really use it for anything other than inground use here. also it is often not harvested sustainably so there are other alternatives that i'd...
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    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    i'm not sure what is so racy about Meerbarbe but the translator for german puts it as mullet. which doesn't seem so odd or strange or ... :) what would keep you from a future seed swap? the crud was just starting up for the last one i attended which was where i met @Bluejay77 and @Zeedman...
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    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    agreed, but the other possibility would be coloring change due to soil conditions.
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    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    i went out to check on some gardens today for dried beans and picked a few but i ended up spending more time weeding than picking beans. i need to get back outside later today to get some lima beans picked. looks like Sacre Bleu (the only pole bean i planted) is coming back as a striped...
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    What are You Eating from the Garden?

    picked more melons this morning and they're cut up and the rinds are fed to the worms already. they were edible and in decent condition but i think the lack of sunshine and a lot of rain did have some effect on them being a bit more watery than i'd hoped. there's only about three or four more...
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    Phaedra's 2021 Garden

    tulips do the best in a place that will get drier spells during the summer months. so when you plant the various kinds of varieties some of those will do ok in a wetter location and others will not. when i put in the tulip gardens here i raised them up and improved the drainage and added more...
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    It is good to celebrate the victories like this one.

    I'm always glad to hear that we humans can make changes for the positive and to help out other species. :) Keep up the good works! https://www.eenews.net/articles/snail-darter-matures-from-notoriety-to-esa-success-story/
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    Garden Troubleshooting - Garden In Bad Shape - Too Many Variables :(

    one thing you can do at the end of the season for potted plants is turn the pots out and examine the root structure to see how well they did. if you find a large root clump with roots spread throughout the entire pot then you know you've done pretty well and perhaps could go a bit bigger pots...
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    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    i keep thinking that is a misspelling of Pink Zebra, but i have no real knowledge of the history of it beyond that the ancestors came from Central to South America.
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    Phaedra's 2021 Garden

    here is link to the tulip page: https://www.anthive.com/project/tulips/
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    Naked-seeded pumpkin project

    another round of picking and roasting. i have the 2nd batch in the oven to roast now. i figured out it takes me about 10 minutes a squash to pick, wash off the dirt and cut up and get the seeds out. the 2nd batch had four larger squash to work with but i improved my technique a bit by using a...
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    Your Weather, 2021

    40 days and 40 nights... :) do you know any Noahs?
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    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    i need early enough bush types that don't shatter to be successful here. this year i put in a few rows of the brown lima beans that did well for me last year, but they're too prone to early shattering that they won't withstand the rains, fogs, dewfalls, etc. very well. of course if i picked...
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    Discombobulated

    probably a good idea to turn it off and go do more happy making things, because the news is not in the business of happiness. also probably a good idea to not read this thread if it gets you P.O.'d.
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    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    i've done two seed swaps and enjoyed them and i'm not really a social person, but i do love to talk about gardens and beans so it works out in the end. :) planning on going to the next one.
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    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    there's two of us and we've been at it a long time now. :) had i known they were going to be doing so much gardening here i'd have loved to have brought in decent topsoil as the added elevation and better drainage would improve a lot of results. much easier to bring in things while you can...
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    Naked-seeded pumpkin project

    after they were roasted a bit i had a full pint jar of salted green seeds. i've decided that tomorrow i'll finish the rest of them since it will be too wet outside to do much else, it has rained another three times today. i took the squash and wiped them on the grass to get the mud off them...
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    Garden Troubleshooting - Garden In Bad Shape - Too Many Variables :(

    when you have multiple garden sites to deal with and diagnose it really calls for someone to visit and walk around and take a look at the various gardens. an experienced gardener can spot issues. i don't post tomato pictures on TEG this time of the season because by now they normally look like...
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