Skip to comments.Weekly Garden Thread - June 20-26, 2020
Posted on 06/20/2020 6:16:26 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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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.
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.
Does buying things at the farmers market qualify as gardening if Im on my way to the shooting range?
My herbs are doing GREAT!
Veggies...not so much.
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.
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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)
wow thanks a great idea. the hose has worked well until one night I forgot to lay it out. Crates would be easier.
LOL I see that as a harvest in a way.
I’m happy to report that I am still alive...
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?
LOL! As long as you don’t use the vegetables for target practice, we’ll give you a pass. ;)
Any day above the grass is a good one, Tubey! :)
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!
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