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Weekly Garden Thread - June 20-26, 2020
June 20, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes

Posted on 06/20/2020 6:16:26 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

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.

If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located.

This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked.

It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table Recipes, Preserving, Good Living - there is no telling where it will go - and that is part of the fun and interest. Jump in and join us! Send a Private Message to Diana in Wisconsin if you'd like to be added to our New & Improved Ping List.

NOTE: This is a once a week Ping List. We do post to the thread during the week. Links to related articles and discussions which might be of interest to Gardeners are welcomed any time!


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Gardening; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: food; garden; gardening; hobbies
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1 posted on 06/20/2020 6:16:26 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: 4everontheRight; Augie; Aevery_Freeman; ApplegateRanch; ArtDodger; AloneInMass; ...

2 posted on 06/20/2020 6:20:04 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hi all. I finally have the rest of the garden planted, almost one month late. And I am managing to keep up with the weeds. Lettuce is recovering from more than a few rabbit feasts. Broccoli probably won’t. Everything else is doing great. My last iris bloom is out there. Looking forward to hearing everyone’s news.


3 posted on 06/20/2020 6:31:35 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Forever grateful to all our patriots, past, present and future.)
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To: MomwithHope

We’re closing in on a dozen big green peppers.
Just right to stuff and freeze for the coming winter.

Last year’s jalapeños lasted until a week ago.


4 posted on 06/20/2020 6:41:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Does buying things at the farmers market qualify as gardening if I’m on my way to the shooting range?


5 posted on 06/20/2020 6:41:58 AM PDT by Track9 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi’ite since 632 AD)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Good Morning!

My herbs are doing GREAT!

Veggies...not so much.


6 posted on 06/20/2020 6:46:13 AM PDT by left that other site (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. (Isaiah 7:9))
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To: MomwithHope

I have found that plastic milk crates turned upside down over the lettuce works great at keeping vermin away.

Placing a brick on top helps, too.


7 posted on 06/20/2020 6:46:45 AM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith.....)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The Weekly Garden Thread is my respite from the world.

It is what I look to daily for moments of peace and beauty whennI cannot actually be out wirking in or enjoying my garden.


8 posted on 06/20/2020 7:00:29 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: Track9

I don’t know of their is an official ruling on your question.....but what did you go shooting with (not counting your farmer’s market purchases)


9 posted on 06/20/2020 7:02:33 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: metmom

wow thanks a great idea. the hose has worked well until one night I forgot to lay it out. Crates would be easier.


10 posted on 06/20/2020 7:16:46 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Forever grateful to all our patriots, past, present and future.)
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LOL I see that as a harvest in a way.


11 posted on 06/20/2020 7:17:31 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Forever grateful to all our patriots, past, present and future.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’m happy to report that I am still alive...


12 posted on 06/20/2020 7:31:14 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Have some bush bean seeds left over from last year; planted a lot of them, not many sprouted.

Wasn’t sure if they had gone bad, or I had planted/watered them poorly, so I planted a lot more, about 2” apart, in rows roughly 12” apart.

Most of them sprouted.

The directions on the envelope say the rows should be 18-30” apart, and thinned to 6” apart in each row.

This seems a bit sparse; it would leave a lot of sunlight uncaptured.

Anyone have any thoughts on a more appropriate plant spacing?


13 posted on 06/20/2020 7:33:55 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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Progress report, glory to God (while we really need to pray for rain as we are 3'' below normal - a rare problem here);

Front SW 6-20Front-6-20

Center West 6-20Center-6-20

Back West 6-20 Back-6-20

14 posted on 06/20/2020 7:34:08 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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LOL! As long as you don’t use the vegetables for target practice, we’ll give you a pass. ;)


15 posted on 06/20/2020 7:41:37 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: tubebender

Any day above the grass is a good one, Tubey! :)


16 posted on 06/20/2020 7:42:52 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Garden update: We haven’t killed any of the plants yet!!!! Proud! LOL
Too soon for a harvest of anything we have planted yet. Still have hope!


17 posted on 06/20/2020 7:45:02 AM PDT by freemama
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Peonies are in bloom in my locale.
18 posted on 06/20/2020 8:06:32 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
And another for those here to enjoy. Both taken at Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm.
19 posted on 06/20/2020 8:08:30 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting one in a fruit salad.

Philosophy is wondering if that means ketchup is a smoothie?
20 posted on 06/20/2020 8:14:09 AM PDT by Ellendra (A single lie on our side does more damage than a thousand lies on their side.)
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