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Comment by Vicky Myers on August 25, 2014 at 1:14am

Latest pics, my new pots, my one lone tomato that ripened so far, and my baby cucumbers I finally discovered today.

Comment by Vicky Myers on August 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

I got my 5 pots planted late last night with beets, lettuces, spinach, kale, carrots, bunching onions and stuck a rosemary in the middle of the carrot one just for the heck of it since they are good companions. Got 3 more zuc yesterday and 4 bush beans today. Jasmine was chewing on something and I asked her where she got it. Said from the ground she was eating an icicle radish seed  pod, she thought it was a bean. I plant them in the zuc and let them go to seed like they say to do. It looks like a bean, oooops.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on August 24, 2014 at 1:46pm

Think I may be making that trip to Lowe's! I am usually upgrading pots all the time and use at least 30. The Plant Farm added a recycled pots feature so every time I go in there I have picked up at least one heavy duty tree size black pot to increase my strawberries.

Comment by Vicky Myers on August 23, 2014 at 6:10am

Well was at Lowe's Thurs. and they had some made in the USA huge round planter pots normally $15 marked down to $3 something so I got 5 of them. Since I don't have my ground plowed, goodies added, fence built etc. I will plant them with some fall crops. Maybe later on put blueberry plants in them unless I can get my hands on more wine barrels. If I could afford them I would have bought at least 15 for the blueberries but still trying to get the $ for the property taxes. Sooooo have to get the sale ready. The guys said they may have some more lawn mowing jobs for me. If so that won't be for much longer, I HATE WINTER!

Comment by Vicky Myers on August 23, 2014 at 12:47am

Lorraine I don't have critters just worms in my compost pile but there is a big pile of poo from our cows that has been sitting out there for a lot of years.Probably not enough to go around tho. Bill and I bagged some up for him to take to his garden. I don't see many bees around here either with all the pesticides they use on the hops and orchards around here.My stuff probably gets pollinated from all the wind we get and the ants and flies.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on August 22, 2014 at 4:46pm

Thanks William. I don't see many honey bees around here anymore. The clover blooms without them and people tend to use alot of roundup or other weed killers on their blackberries and in their corn fields here which has glyphosate. Either they are ignorant of all the studies done or just desperate, I don't know which. . .

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on August 22, 2014 at 4:21pm

Lorraine there are several bees that do the pollinating on my cantaloupes. I have Honey Bees on the property 2 hives right now. I am not sure what the other bee is that works the flowers, it could be wood bees or the bumble bee I can't tell the 2 apart. They do need lots of sun and water.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on August 22, 2014 at 3:12pm

William do you know what bug pollinates your cantaloupe? I have plenty of leaves & flowers but no fruit. They are under roof but open to weather and bugs. Trying to hand pollinate them. . .

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on August 22, 2014 at 3:08pm

Vicky, you have made sooo much progress on that place it's no wonder your back is complaining! It's great that you have before & after photos to show how much you have really accomplished. Looks like what you need now is help from some farmer with tons of barnyard manure/chips/compost or shavings to deliver all winter long. Get that soil like a sponge for spring! Do you have any farm critters to help the process?

Comment by Vicky Myers on August 20, 2014 at 12:23pm

Elizabeth fry and smother your zuc in onions, mushrooms, garlic & onion powder, dill and eggs. You won't know it is in there.

 

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