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Comment by Nancy Jenkins on May 23, 2015 at 6:44pm

Place I am staying gave me a bottle of saved runner beans. So when get home try to find some poles to train them up. If house does not sell by Fall I will have another cache of veggies for over winter.

Comment by Vicky Myers on May 23, 2015 at 5:49pm

Wow William looking good I so wish I was that far along. Thank you for the pics to drool over. I have 2x8s in a lean to roof that I wish were my raised beds already. I like purple beans they will turn green when you boil them. I eat em right off the plant raw. Mine were peeking out of the strawberry boxes already the other day. Got planted by the new moon and were up in 2 days. I got a pack of mixed purple, yellow and green. At least each one is different so I could put like ones together in the same box. Still sunshinny no rain today.

A couple I clean for told me the irrigation people told them they can only water their lawns 2 days a week for only 1/2 an hour. Glad to hear it so we can save the water to grow food.

Comment by Diane Meyers zone 6/7 Or. on May 23, 2015 at 3:11pm

Glad this site is finally planting and talking vegies. William I am impressed with al the storms you've had your vegetables look wonderful. My vegetables are all planted but because of our drought I am very aware of what I plant and where. I am using a lot of compost and have installed a drip system on most things. Nationally the media seems to concentrate on the drought in California but in Oregon we are 10" below our normal rainfalland we have NO snowpack so we are in for a bad summer. Hopefully with the drip system which only waters each plant and not bare dirt I will save water although I have a great well. My strawberries are full of fruit and even a few almost ripe, thornless blackberries are loaded with blooms and raspberries are beginning. My blueberries are loaded with berries so it looks like a good crop all around. Tomatoes are an experiment this year as (except for Romas  and Early Girl) I am planting all Heirlooms which will be fun and interesting. Happy Vegetable time!!!

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on May 23, 2015 at 1:48pm

You got quite the gardens William. Taken me 10 years to where I am at with veggies. I also used garlic from grocery store and friend gave me from his garden. Relative gave me some Egyptian Onions, hopefully bunny or deer or even pheasants have not ravaged, nothing else planted. Forgot to cut rhubarb and bring with me to make into something other end where staying. I hope this time after trim my dwarf apple produces something to eat. So that is where my gardens are for now till I get home.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on May 23, 2015 at 11:49am

Beef steak Toms and hot peppers.Butternut Squash waiting to be planted.Cabbage growing in my greenhouse.Cauliflower needs to be planted.More hot peppers and Bell peppers to be planted. I need more beds and money.Leeks waiting to be pulled for more room.My new Strawberry Towers. I have to in stall a 3/4" pipe down the center as I am putting the dirt in the tubes for watering the plants. I need to drill holes in the pipe first.Raspberries waiting to be planted as well as other seeds. I want to get more Blueberries since the 2 year hot spell we had killed them.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on May 23, 2015 at 11:29am

Kentucky Wonder Green beans on left & Spaghetti Squash on right. Beets and volunteer melons which I have been pulling out. I need to plant more beets.Volunteer Melons I let them grow from the compost in my bin.Garlic I bought in grocery store, it is $12.00 cheaper than buying from a place online.Spaghetti Squash they are all over the plantsPurple Beans never had them and wanted to trySunflowers and Bunching onions in right corner  and onions in rest of bed with weeds.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on May 23, 2015 at 10:10am

William, too bad you are not nearby I will be doing out of van selling of leftover yard/garage selling. Be back on Prairies Tuesday. Home , Wednesday. Clean up inside and out of house. Planting veggies late, but maybe they will be on time. My parrots wanting to go today, complaining to much closer to early tomorrow leave on ferry to mainland. Get home and back to sort of normal. See what damage if any inside or outside house while away. Got some new foreigners from those countries you hear about Syrian etc.

Maybe my double gate will be broken due to these kids.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on May 23, 2015 at 9:44am

I'm looking at strawberries on line at a major seed company and not going to pay 20 dollars for them even if they are less than a dollar for 25. I think I can get them cheaper. Wanted to go garage selling today but raining. Would like to get Blueberries to found out what kind is supposed to grow here.

Comment by Vicky Myers on May 22, 2015 at 11:24pm

Well it did rain here while I was gone yesterday and today. So didn't have to worry about watering. Thurs morning we went to get an estimate on a flow meter for irrigation so neighbor would sign off so we can have water/with pressure this year. I'm not getting into a hurry to plant a bunch of stuff til I get water for sure and barriers to keep the critters our. Just took some sunset pics and a baby bunny was wandering around out there so took it's pic too. Grrrrr I did find a 6 pk of strawberries w/2 missing so got it 1/2 off. Couldn't find them anywhere except that one at Fred Meyer and single plants at Farmer's Exchange for $1.49 per plant! I let them keep them. Mac's has them in bunches for like $12 not sure how many in the bunch. Can't afford anything else right now dang bill paying time. I did treat myself to an Estate sale and an other sale next to them today. The estate sale was at a farm was hoping to find my wash tub but no luck. Did get a galvanized trash can w/2lids, some roofing screws for metal roofing, some screened washers, a screw bit, bundle of wash rags, one big nursery pot and a bundle of 4 inchers, and pop cycle sticks for labels, all for $7. They had some old wheeled seed planters, tractors and farm equipment but no money for that cool stuff. Seed planters had $100 on them. Got wooden knobs, envelopes to put seeds in, letter stencils and plastic magazine holders just because they came with the stencils and other things in them at the other sale. Scored an other 1/2 gal jar at Goodwill with pansies on it, now have 3 pansy jars. Wheels at an other thrift store that I hope fit my stacked plastic things.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on May 22, 2015 at 11:02pm

Only .29 of rain today so it wasn't to bad but the rest of the weekend is severe we will see what happens. I want to make more beds for more plants but may have to wait all week every day is severe.


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