What Did You Do In The Garden?

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@Gardening with Rabbits , do you have a riding mower? You could pick up a tow wagon that attaches to the metal piece at the back that has a hole for the metal pin, and fill that to empty elsewhere. I may have a NEW riding mower, but the tow wagon is almost 15yo.
AmAZING to me how my little Kubota riding mower is as powerful as it is. I backed up too short last month, so the that the tow wagon got dragged sideways. NOW I need a new pin bc I bent it!
 

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Ok. In the proverbial tree falling the forest and nobody is there, can it be heard, mode, I pose a question?
Is it More satisfying to get a job done that you WANT to do?
OR...
Is it More satisfying to get a job done that you have been dreading?

i am very task oriented so any time i can check anything off my TODO List it makes me feel very very good.

i try to do the hard stuff right away as the more i procrastinate it makes it worse than if i'd just get it done already. saves me a lot of extra stress and makes the rest of the day better.
 

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Ok. In the proverbial tree falling the forest and nobody is there, can it be heard, mode, I pose a question?
Is it More satisfying to get a job done that you WANT to do?
OR...
Is it More satisfying to get a job done that you have been dreading?
Those are usually one and the same for me. IF I WANT to do it, it’s not a job, it’s a pleasure.
 

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@Gardening with Rabbits , do you have a riding mower? You could pick up a tow wagon that attaches to the metal piece at the back that has a hole for the metal pin, and fill that to empty elsewhere. I may have a NEW riding mower, but the tow wagon is almost 15yo.
AmAZING to me how my little Kubota riding mower is as powerful as it is. I backed up too short last month, so the that the tow wagon got dragged sideways. NOW I need a new pin bc I bent it!

No, I just have a regular lawnmower that you push, battery one. Sounds wonderful a tow wagon!
 

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i managed to get the first chunk of the other garden outside the fence done, by that i mean i buried what was chopped off the cedar tree and weeded along the downhill edge where a lot of water collects because i knew there were chances of rain coming again and i didn't want to have to weed it when it was even muddier (right now there's standing water where the weeds were at). all that looks nice. so onwards to the next part which is getting the rest of the garden weeded and put up for winter. it may take me a few more days to get all that done. mostly clay gardens are heavy when wet...
 

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Well, frost or not, the 2021 growing season is now done for us. DW & I slogged through the mud & dodged raindrops today to harvest everything remaining in the home gardens. The voles were beginning to cause heavy damage anyway, a couple actually ran underfoot while we were working.

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Trinidad Perfume pepper, 4 plants (left), Pizza Pepper and some immature "Purple" tomatoes (right). 20-30 of the Pizza peppers had to be discarded due to rodent damage.

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Swiss chard. We always hold off until frost is expected to harvest the last of the chard... that batch we freeze, because the cool weather sweetens it. The chard has never been as insect-free as it is this year.

The final picking of pole bean shellies:
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Jembo Polish shellies (left), Piekny Jas shellies (right). Both really benefited from the very late frost, were able to mature a second set of pods, and have given us quite a few bonus meals of shellies.

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All of the combined shellies from the rural garden (left), and the Garden Huckleberry (right). With the rural garden cleared, I was able to mow it & till all debris under before rain moved in. The garden is ready to build the garlic bed - which will officially start the 2022 garden.
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@Zeedman looks nice-can’t let my wife see your pix (she w I’ll expect me to do that). Waiting for frost for parsnips but long range forecast says not till 11/15. So that’s my excuse to not clean garden-& I’m sticking to it... :celebrate
 

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the Fordhook Bush Lima beans here are growing and flowering again. i also have eaten some recent green beans from some Purple Dove beans that fell off the plants and grew from some weeks ago. as usual the purple flowers are great to see. i have new bean plants in almost every garden growing from seeds that dropped. soon the frosts will take them all out.
 

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