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Journey11's 2016 garden journal

Discussion in 'About Me & My Garden' started by journey11, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Aug 19, 2016
    journey11

    journey11 Garden Master

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    Was gone for a week. It rained the whole time I'm told. Came back to a jungle! Beats me where all the weeds came from. I had 'em mostly all pulled and hoed before I left. :hu Even for WV, this is unusually verdant for August.

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    Smart Red

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    It is a greener world in South-est, Central-est Wisconsin as well this summer. Usually by this time the lawns are dry and brown. It a time of respite from mowing. Not this year. It looks as if once a week is pushing the limit on grass growth. It should be mowed about every 5 days rather than waiting 7-8 days.

    Journey, your garden still looks darned good to me! If there are weeds, they blend into the veggie greenery well and at least you still have pathways and the vegetables are still producing.

    Good job.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Looks beautiful! I don't see any weeds...

    I am seriously coveting your peppers.
     
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    Smart Red

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    I purpose we put it to a vote: that all weeds grow in a different color so they can be detected sooner and easier.

    I've found that here in South-est, central-est Wisconsin tomato-leafed weeds grow within the shelter of my tomato plants and carrot-leafed weeds attach themselves to the carrot rows. It seems that only things like cabbages and onions don't have doppelganger weeds.
     
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    ninnymary

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    I like your garden journey. Weeds or no weeds, it looks like it's producing nicely.

    Mary
     
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    journey11

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    @Smart Red , that's so weird, but I've seen it happen too. The morning glory vines blend in really well and are way up the bean poles and blooming sometimes before I find them.

    Most of the weeds are hiding among the beans, but trust me, they're there!

    @thistlebloom , An 1/8 cup of epsom salts really helps the peppers. My FIL also told me to cut the heads off a book of matches and toss them in the planting hole, but I've never planned well enough to try it. He was a great gardener, so I'm sure he knew what he was talking about.

    I think I could have gotten by with just one plant of the Gypsy frying peppers. Got too many of those. But the hot and sweet bananas will go toward a big batch of hot pepper mustard for Christmas. The jalapeƱos will get candied. There's bell peppers in there for stuffed green peppers which we'll be having some tonight. :drool
     
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    seedcorn

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    Did your gypsy peppers bear heavy? Mine do, I think mom done with sweet banana peppers
     
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    journey11

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    Yes, more peppers than plant! I put in 6...way too many. Do they turn red eventually? I'll leave them on if so and dehydrate them later.
     
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    seedcorn

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    Never leave mine on long enough to know. Don't think so. Bear as many peppers as a banana does but size of a green plus thicker walls.
     
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  10. Aug 19, 2016
    majorcatfish

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    @journey11 your garden is a 10 nice job puts mine to shame....ps you got to love the pool we have one as well nothing like a dip in the pool as a hard day.
     

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