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Most embarrassing veggie garden ever 10 Replies

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Started by Jennifer Simpson z5OH. Last reply by Lyn - Sydney Nov 28, 2013.

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Comment by Vicky Myers on April 15, 2014 at 12:40am

Actually a blanket developed in the sky today so warmer tonight. Supposed to have wind again tomorrow. GRRRR Since I need to do some yard work for Ruth.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on April 15, 2014 at 12:14am

 Winds are more drying than the heat. You have that annoying in between weather, clothes off and clothes back on. But gee whiz 29f is too cold for me. Our nights are about 10c or 50f and todays temp is cool 18c or 65f, I have long pants and long sleeves on, light weight. Went to the closest big city to me, an hours drive at 100km or 60 mph today, "Warrnambool," it has a normal population of around 35,000, its a beach holiday city and its population doubles during summer holiday season. It also services a large farming community so has  great shopping. Its the first time I have been sense we have had good rain, it was so great to see green paddocks again. Had to get some Easter home project stuff, we don,t go away for Easter anymore, too crazy on the roads and cost double the price to stay places than normal.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on April 14, 2014 at 10:08pm

The wind has been bad here for over a week now and no sign of slowing down 30 t0 40 plus MPH. Can't get any thing done with it blowing so hard.

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 14, 2014 at 8:00pm

We had a lot of winter kill we believe due to the nasty winds and lack of rain and snow and all the nice days we had before we realized we should be out there watering. It was 27 someone said this morning. Then warm in daytime again, now it's time to get out of my shorts and back into my long pants. I have some white radishes that I tossed seed from last year's plants, just broke the pods over the area. One red lettuce, bunching onions, & red mustard that were supposed to grow last fall. Oh and a bunch of garlic popped up from ones I missed digging up. A gal bought some from my plant sale, said her chickens ate all her garlic.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on April 14, 2014 at 1:47pm

In the 80's past week and 32 this morning and 29 tomorrow morning crazy weather snow in the panhandle today. All I have planted outside is Radishes & Spinach and they're  just popping through the ground. All my tomatoes are up in the green house no Bell peppers yet. Hope all my new trees make it through the night. Peaches just started leaving & the nuts haven't come out yet and the Fig tree has 3 big leaves on it. I can move the Fig up closer to the house for it's on the front porch. Wind has been natrousus all week. Can't wait to start planting and playing in the dirt.

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 14, 2014 at 2:01am

Shorts in the day time and coats at night getting down to 32 tonight and last night. My son help? Don't make me laugh.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on April 13, 2014 at 6:18pm

I sprayed with bicarb and I think the powdery mildew has stopped spreading, I cut off what was infected, the rain has stopped and sunny days again so should be ok. Theres still heaps of tomatoes on the bush so worth saving. I think I will plant another zucchini plant. Dug up what was left of my carrots and made soup yesterday and have planted a couple rows of new carrots for winter. I have done very well this year really, with my shade archs. No one else that I know had any veggies during summer it was just too hot. I still have the same silver-beet growing thats been there all summer, normally that would have run up to flower months ago. Vicky enjoy the shorts, I,m just starting to wear long pants again.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on April 13, 2014 at 6:06pm

Good luck Vicky, I was just going to say ten years makes a big difference to your fitness level. You will need most of the plants yourself anyway and you will just have collect rocks again too, so taking them with you makes sense. The problem is doing it all in a short amount of time. Is your son helping you.

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 12, 2014 at 4:14pm

10-11 years. It's fine with me gives me a big head start on my plant biz. I grew some of this and had my rocks and rock paths at my last place just down the road. I moved it all down here when I came here. I got the path in the herb garden dug up, I had forgotten how much concrete was attached to it. I scored it for free from a lady from church, just had to get it up the hill in her back yard. Things sure are heavier the older I get. Maybe I go click a few pics of my progress.

I understand her reasoning as her husband had that stroke he is trying to recover from and they both are in their 70s. So they can't keep up on it while trying to rent or sell it. My neighbor might buy if that happens I'll chat with them at to what they will want to do w/it.

Comment by Lyn - Sydney on April 12, 2014 at 4:06pm
Vicky, that seems rather petty of your landlady making you dig everything up. Such a shame after all the effort you have put into your garden. Have you lived there for a while?

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