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How is everyone’s garden doing this year?

 
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and gaia vulcans are definitely not collaborating... CO, CO2, SO2 ...
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My plants get attacked by everything, this organic gardening is tough. Spider mites, worms, caterpillars, snails and fungus are a constant battle. Not much luck with neem oil so got to get something stronger and none of my chems are labelled for vegetables. Bt aka thuricide is working good so cats are gone. My next step is to get a few yards of mushroom compost to till into my sand that is lacking in organic matter.
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My plants get attacked by everything, this organic gardening is tough. Spider mites, worms, caterpillars, snails and fungus are a constant battle. Not much luck with neem oil so got to get something stronger and none of my chems are labelled for vegetables. Bt aka thuricide is working good so cats are gone. My next step is to get a few yards of mushroom compost to till into my sand that is lacking in organic matter.
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Love the Spinosad for leaf chewers and it's gone in 24 hours, Pyrethrin for nuking areas near the veggies as a barrier. Both veggie safe.
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Not good tried planting everything from seed and most everything got destroyed by hail, the surviving plants not producing anything.
 Quoting: Fred Garvin


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I have fed more cridders trying to garden laugh

Then the weather.....

Just how did they do it just a few hundred yeas ago we fed ourselves and preserved our own food?
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It is amazing how they survived, I would be really struggling if I was dependent on my garden for food.
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I didn't really plant a garden this year, but I have Marshmallow coming up everywhere. It's all over the property, and some of it is 7 feet tall. I have harvested some and made marsh mallows with the root, and tea from the leaves. It turns out, the leaves are very good for your stomach, but are also a very powerful diuretic. If anyone is in western Nebraska or eastern Wyoming, and you want some I can hook you up. I probably will not harvest a lot of root, but I'll have plenty of leaves. I'm making a salve from the leaves mixed with plantain leaves. Both are good wound healers, and will stop itching. That just sounds like the greatest bug bite treatment ever.
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I didn't really plant a garden this year, but I have Marshmallow coming up everywhere. It's all over the property, and some of it is 7 feet tall. I have harvested some and made marsh mallows with the root, and tea from the leaves. It turns out, the leaves are very good for your stomach, but are also a very powerful diuretic. If anyone is in western Nebraska or eastern Wyoming, and you want some I can hook you up. I probably will not harvest a lot of root, but I'll have plenty of leaves. I'm making a salve from the leaves mixed with plantain leaves. Both are good wound healers, and will stop itching. That just sounds like the greatest bug bite treatment ever.
 Quoting: Epic Beard Guy


Have tossed root tubers from Jerusalem artichoke on the way down through the woods to our year round brook in hopes they take root for the next owners of our property to enjoy once we leave.
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... anyone have a way to cut dried grass as mulch? ...
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 Quoting: wisconsin


how much and what kind? I'd rake it.
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.. our daughter lets the lawn grass grow long BUT before seed ... and then she rakes it BUT would like to get it cut into shorter pieces ...
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I started fighting squash bugs early, thought they were gone, came back a few weeks later with a vengeance, the tomatoes got blight, cabbage worms ate all the cabbage, someone ate the beans, the raccoons ate the corn and peaches and I just said F it, so now I have a giant weed patch
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That sounds like the makings of a great Country/Western Song...
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I started fighting squash bugs early, thought they were gone, came back a few weeks later with a vengeance, the tomatoes got blight, cabbage worms ate all the cabbage, someone ate the beans, the raccoons ate the corn and peaches and I just said F it, so now I have a giant weed patch
 Quoting: Serepta Ann


That sounds like the makings of a great Country/Western Song...
 Quoting: DuckNCover


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... a song would be great! ...
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... the gardening blues? ...
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Our family celebrates The Lord's Feasts:
[link to www.grafted-promise.net]

Fools and the dead don't change their minds. Fools won't and the dead can't.

When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar. You are only telling the world that you fear what he might say. Quoting: CountryWise

Amos 5:13 - Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.
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Ahhh I should note that my sweet potatoes have been ravished by deer. Prolly won't get any yield. That's ok. Dont much care for sweet potatoes anyways... but... If I catch em in there I'll give em a dose of lead from my 12 guage. At the range I'm shooting at it will just scare em and not hurt em. But let them know they Aint supposed to be there.

We didn't plant any beets this year but a neighbor did and gave us enough to can 9 quarts. A 5 gallon bucket full. Nothing like fresh beets.

Already have 50 quarts of white half runners canned.
30 quarts if 6 week beans
Gonna do 50 quarts if greasy grit beans.
30 quarts of kraut.

Had a ton of okra... just gave away half a bushel to some repairmen.

Decided not to do pickles this year.
No canning tomatoes this year either. We have a surplus. We rely heavily on raising and canning our own food here. As little as we can buy from the store is our policy.
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I started fighting squash bugs early, thought they were gone, came back a few weeks later with a vengeance, the tomatoes got blight, cabbage worms ate all the cabbage, someone ate the beans, the raccoons ate the corn and peaches and I just said F it, so now I have a giant weed patch
 Quoting: Serepta Ann


That sounds like the makings of a great Country/Western Song...
 Quoting: DuckNCover


Can the song have foot tapping that could have real meaning in a garden.
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enjoy gardens while they exist...
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That's actually horrifying.
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enjoy gardens while they exist...
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 Quoting: sunwatcher


That's actually horrifying.
 Quoting: Big Daddy D


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... kinda reminds me of that book "silent spring"? ...
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... 2018 and we are still here ...
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Our family celebrates The Lord's Feasts:
[link to www.grafted-promise.net]

Fools and the dead don't change their minds. Fools won't and the dead can't.

When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar. You are only telling the world that you fear what he might say. Quoting: CountryWise

Amos 5:13 - Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.
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Tomatoes and peppers are coming in slowly, needs a lot of irrigation. It was a very wet spring followed by a drought like summer.
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Just planted fennel for the fall and winter season and am look forward to eating the bulbs along with the entire plant in different recipes.
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I'm battling squash (stink) bugs in my tomato patch. Appreciate your garden thread OP

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Sadly, this will be the plight of all sheeple that make it to a plot of land with no experience when SHTF. You can learn/research most everything on video tubes. And commit this to memory: Sevin liquid or dust. I have great results with Sevin concentrated liquid. Bifen IT (keep back from the garden) kills most everything else, and is also GREAT for mosquitos.
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... WOW! ... wouldn't want you to "help" me ... why should I go to those who ridicule ...
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 Quoting: wisconsin


Sevin kills everything, anyway. It's a last resort for huge infestations.
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... anyone have a way to cut dried grass as mulch? ...
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 Quoting: wisconsin


Put it in a tote or garbage can and hit it with the trimmer.
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Re: How is everyone’s garden doing this year?
We had a surprise bumper crop of potatoes this year especially our purple Viking potatoes they were huge and bountiful as were our German butterball potatoes.
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Re: How is everyone’s garden doing this year?
Garlic season is here and does anyone have an organic elephant garlic source?
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Garlic season is here and does anyone have an organic elephant garlic source?
 Quoting: pool


For my area it is time to be planting garlic for next year and most seed stores are sold out but for what it is worth I use the following companies.

Fruition Seeds
Organic Heirloom Garlic & Shallots for Planting
[link to www.fruitionseeds.com]

Territorial Seed Company
All Garlic & Shallots
[link to www.territorialseed.com]
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The cherry tomatoes were outperforming as crazy !
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Re: How is everyone’s garden doing this year?
Thanks SilverPatriot. I'm looking for eating garlic, lol.

My few squash plants were terrorized by a landscaper who was moving a pump. So, they withered. I'm creating some olive oil cubes in the freezer with various things. I've made the mushroom cubes, and want some garlic cubes. hf
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Thanks SilverPatriot. I'm looking for eating garlic, lol.

My few squash plants were terrorized by a landscaper who was moving a pump. So, they withered. I'm creating some olive oil cubes in the freezer with various things. I've made the mushroom cubes, and want some garlic cubes. hf
 Quoting: pool


Cubes? how do you make those?
pool
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Thanks SilverPatriot. I'm looking for eating garlic, lol.

My few squash plants were terrorized by a landscaper who was moving a pump. So, they withered. I'm creating some olive oil cubes in the freezer with various things. I've made the mushroom cubes, and want some garlic cubes. hf
 Quoting: pool


Cubes? how do you make those?
 Quoting: SilverPatriot


I purchased plastic ice cube trays, place everything in it, and add the olive oil that works best. Then freeze. Then pop them out and into a large zippy bag. Keeps them frozen for sauteeing into various dishes. Cooking for 1, I still buy bulk but freeze things to cut waste.
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Re: How is everyone’s garden doing this year?
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... garden is now gone ... to frost! ...
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... so now the processing of the tomatoes, onions, sweet peppers, etc. ...
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Our family celebrates The Lord's Feasts:
[link to www.grafted-promise.net]

Fools and the dead don't change their minds. Fools won't and the dead can't.

When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar. You are only telling the world that you fear what he might say. Quoting: CountryWise

Amos 5:13 - Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.
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Nice!
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I'm battling squash (stink) bugs in my tomato patch. Appreciate your garden thread OP
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