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Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on July 29, 2015 at 12:53pm

My tip to start out, crowd your plants together in just the space you have enough fertilizer for & don't walk on any of it! I started over on new property in 1979 with a shovel, & a rectangle the size of a shower door because I owned 6 hens & lived in an RV with no running water. We moved in June with just a driveway & an open pasture. So with no power equipment of my own I slowly expanded over that acreage each year with my trusty shovel & really never used rows, always had to be frugal with the fertilizer & mulch. You can hardly get into my veg garden today, just enough to pick & too crowded to grow weeds. Buckets of fertilizer & big cardboard boxes completely covered under there! Soil so soft you sink inches. That's the way they like it. . .

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on July 29, 2015 at 12:48pm

I put Borax down where ground wasp nest was and the living still around trying to find their kin I guess. Just seeing if this moves the living on and then dig up the dead.Yesterday Canada Post delivered keys for multi mailboxes as of August 17th, no more door to door delivery. Do you have door to door, a mailbox at top of driveway or multiple mailboxes?  Hope I did not mix up appointment days.

Dig 2 holes for bushes of fruit over weekend.

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 29, 2015 at 1:33am

Lorraine you are right most people now a days don't have a clue. This place sure took the wind out of my sails with all the new challenges. I just shared one of my first 2 little lemon cukes w/ Nancy tonight. It was yummy and crisp. Took a road trip to Pendleton OR today to get a bunch of canning jars from her dead  sis in laws place. She bought a few lemon cukes there and other produce. I wasn't impressed with the quality or prices they had. Too dang busy with everyone else to get any of my stuff done. Marty was going to help me with those 2by 8s today but I helped Nancy instead. Hope I can get something set up before next months new moon. Nancy did get me some rock dust when they went to camp meeting they stopped at some guys place on the way.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on July 28, 2015 at 4:24pm

I think I mentioned I took 2 of 3 of palettes up and out of garden due to ground wasps. Keeping one unless ground wasps take that one over. I overdid it yesterday so relaxing. I can see my veggie garden from bathroom window to check and make sure rabbit not out there. Plan to put some sort of bushes that produce fruit where palettes were, maybe blueberries that do OK in Prairies.

Everyone seems so busy harvesting and recropping.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on July 28, 2015 at 2:41pm

Muriel, Congratulations on your garden tips request. Hope you can motivate future gardeners to love their surroundings & cherish time spent outdoors! We need Beauty to soften our hearts towards each other.

I have been veg gardening for 40+ yrs now & still experimenting because the weather & bugs keep challenging us all, don't they? With the lack of rain in the Pacific NW this year, my cardboard boxes for mulch have outshined them all! I have a city size garden so the only "paths" are pieces of cardboard (mulch) flattened or whole boxes (like jungle gyms) between the squash plants. I water twice a week the whole garden with an overhead sprinkler for an hour & place a flower pot with 2 cups of fresh chicken manure (they produce gold & eggs) in it next to the squash plants. The soil is great after all these years--I have shoveled each spring with help. I use landscape fabric to keep the raspberries around the outer limits & they get whatever water the vegs don't use. My flowers are all in large containers which really conserves water & fertilizer!

I have taught so many people how to grow, but to be self-reliant, resourceful & sustainable? I don't know if it's still important to our youngest generations. Will they have to learn the hard way?

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on July 28, 2015 at 1:55pm

Unloaded truck of horse manure in to one of my new beds, I filled it half up now I need to get some soil in it and it will be almost ready for my asparagus seedlings I started from seed. I need to start some more seeds in some pots. I will be adding height to the box so it's deep enough for the plants. I pulled the pole beans down today so I could plant more cuks. I have some huge cantaloupe getting ripe I will take pics of them later. 

Comment by Muriel Fish on July 28, 2015 at 10:07am

Good day Sacramento contacted me to see if I would let them put my garden on the morning show Sunday for tips on how to garden in a drought.  Now I'm scrambling to put it in order.  Went out yesterday to find the squash covered in aphids.  Nice timing. 

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 27, 2015 at 11:02pm

My zucs are up on 2 leaves, I had baby lemon cukes when I left Sun. Just got home from working in tri-cities and mowing the school lawn. Think my friend from church is going to help me get the 2x8s off the leanto. Garlic chives blooming their pretty white flowers.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on July 27, 2015 at 8:02pm

2 of 3 palettes pulled due to ground wasps in 1 of 3. I drowned the majority. Joy I got my onions out. But I did get one sting. Level off and then put some grass seed down in vacant spots. For once got really messy in the garden. My veggies are coming, maybe August, maybe September. Was slightly raining while I was outside.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on July 27, 2015 at 5:41pm

Thanks Muriel I also pick Cuks today as well the Armenian. Im about to pull the other cuks out and Plant bush cukes or some thing different. Pulled the green beans out today. You have a nice harvest there.


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