Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD, VOLUME 39, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
Posted on 09/28/2012 10:17:11 AM PDT by greeneyes
The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you.
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Hope you are all doing well. Has anyone heard from JADB? Hope she is OK.
Have a great weekend, God Bless.
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Our organic garden is winding down a bit with the cooler nights here. We still have some turnip greens, lots of banana peppers, okra, a few tomatoes still hanging in there, a few small watermelons.
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danamco, You have been added.
Ellendra, and JDAB, FYI update for your lists.
OOOH, yah, my little melons are struggling now that cooler nights are here.
tiger, you have been added to my list.
Ellendra and JADB, here’s another name to update your lists.
There is much needed rain due this evening.
Just came in from getting the dogs out of the garden. They somehow managed to get in there as the wire was still on the latch but they were after something big time. They tore up the asparagus and everything around it. I don’t know what it was but suspect it was a snake since they had their noses on the ground.... I hate snakes! I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t water this morning. Maybe I shouldn’t be too mad at them.
Something ate all the spinach a couple weeks ago and it’s not coming back. I thought the cooler temps (anything below 100) would help the tomatoes but they still aren’t producing much of anything. It’s been a very disappointing season.
It is getting cold here in the Colorado Rockies. Got down to 34F last night. Not long before the snow is flying.
Not much to say about our fall garden except that everything is growing. I am very happy with my ghost pepper sprouts, though. I put them in 4’ pots this week and started feeding them with adult plant food instead of the 1-1-1 fish emulsion.
We’re coming to your neighborhood on the week of Oct 6 for some R & R. Have the trees already changed colors?
I agree. Very disappointing crop this year.
In my yard about 1/2 of the aspens are bright yellow and 1/2 are just starting to change. There should be good fall colors for you!
We got down to the 40’s which is kinda cool for our area. You sure have a short season.
We are still winding down on the summer garden. I have some lettuce and herbs ready to harvest for fall. It is really time for the winter lettuce/garden. Winter Wheat will be sometime after mid October.
We were there last year when the aspens were golden. It was a beautiful time to be there. We are low-bucking it this time. We had wanted to rent a Jeep to go more places than a car will go. Maybe in the spring...
The season here sure is short. The time between frosts is 90-120 days. From “The Gilpin County Primer”, which can be found in a web search, is this description of living here: “The elevation ranges from 1 1/3 up to
2 1/2 miles and the 13 days of summer are followed by a long, long winter...forget the three
days of spring or fall. It takes effort, tenacity, a sense of humor and some preparation to enjoy
living in rural Gilpin County. Folks who like it up here often consider city conveniences and
amenities to be nuisances or worse. Some new residents only see a wonderful, idyllic, rural,
summer mountain setting. So, they may be shocked a bit later when a bear destroys the BBQ
grill on the deck, deer munch the marigolds, a coyote lunches on the cat, and the driveway
disappears under 52 inches of snow...then, they become disenchanted and expect someone else
to “do something” about it.” We had a bear on the deck about a week ago.
We have never planted a second crop, but we had some squash seeds, so in they went. We may not get anything, but if we do, great. We planted some collards but didn’t have many come up, wife says she will plant more tomorrow. Being transplanted southerners, we love collards, I could have them three time per week.
Right out side Cody Wyoming we encountered golf ball size hail about a foot deep, and had to pull into a roadside park for overnight.
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