Skip to comments.Weekly Garden Thread - October 10-16, 2020
Posted on 10/10/2020 7:36:02 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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Where theres a will, theres a way.
Good Morning! :-)
12 to 15 green bell peppers on our vines. One last hurray !
: ) Thanks much, Diana....
Gardens are cleaned up and we planted daffodil bulbs in clusters throughout our community garden. First time we've planted flowers. Something to look forward to.
Im getting my raised beds ready for next year.
Im only doing two of them besides the asparagus bed thats already in.
I want to see how they do compared to just ground level gardening.
Where we are in NH the soil is heavy and hard when dry and weighs a ton when wet.. It needs a lot of amendments but fortunately we have 21 acres and a lot of humus and wood for chipping wood chips.
Not to mention the farms nearby for maure.
Let the parting be sweet...
The Gardener - Rabindranath Tagore
I was just near the computer to look up a bagel recipe I'm about to make and saw that the WGT was posted. I wonder if the Mrs. would notice if I chopped up a few peppers and added them to the bagel dough?
C’mon man...c’mon gardeners...what’s happening. I took a break to rake. I’ve NEVER SEEN anything like THIS. The sub is called Hidden Pines...but what’s going on? The neighbors big pines...the needles have covered my ground. I can’t even see the grass. It’s like pine needle snow covering my ground. Looking out my window the other neighbors pines and mine...mostly spruce...no needles on the ground. Is anybody else seeing this?
Thanks for any and all INFO.
File at: See something say something.
Thanks in advance.
My first full season of gardening.
Just collected about a pound or more of Kentucky pole beans after giving up on them. I tried to grow them up corn stalks but the corn was harvested over a month ago with no sign of beans. Turns out they grow ok on the ground. :)
The corn didn’t have kernels all the way to the end but it wasn’t bad. Maybe I harvested too soon.
All my pepper plants except one were apparently stunted by the cold April. A few are still producing some small peppers.
Good amount of tomatoes but lots of splitting and insect damage.
Total failure: carrots, peas and strawberries. :(
Free mulch. What’s the problem?
No topsoil or very little in the Missouri Ozarks.
We bought a couple of pickup loads from a local outlet, described as “pond and river bottom scrapings.”
It’s been amended with store bought bags of soil, plus some brought back from my home community in Iowa.
Amended with fertilizer, we’ve been lucky. We start seeds in mid-February.
I was just visiting relatives in Eastern Pennsylvania and helped them pick the last of the beets, carrots and cukes out of the garden - it’s getting chilly there!
In California, we finally have some cooler weather - but saw where it’s going to zoom back up into the 90s next week. There go my roses...
Going to plant some crocus and tulips. Weather has been beautiful in SE Wisconsin. Leaf colors nearing or at peak. Just gorgeous.
Hey folks, I have something “soil” related and I think the Garden Thread is a good place to share it. It’s a movie, called “Kiss the Ground”. It’s about climate change and what can REALLY be done about it. Personally, I think the Paris Accords (majority of it) is wealth redistribution from the USA to other countries and I think reducing fossil fuels is ridiculous and will not achieve what is needed, plus carbon is not bad, it’s necessary for life. All of that being said, I love this movie, so you can see that it’s not dopey left wing envirowienie stuff ... even though some of the names in the film might initially put you off - watch anyway, it’s worth it.
I love the name of the movie, btw - you can see it on Netflix. Well worth your time and after you watch it, I think you’ll want to pass it on. I have passed it on to a young (22 yo) progressive, vegetarian relative, who would be voting for Bernie, if he were running. She’ll get an education from this movie for sure .... will likely hear about the great Dust Bowl of the 20’s for the first time. She thinks cows are “bad” - she might think differently after this ... fingers crossed.
Watch through the credits at the end ... there are a few ‘on the street’ interviews that are interesting.
How cute he ate your pumpkin. Hubby shot one this morning he caught digging in my iris garden.
Sorry if that sounded bad. they are a real pest around here.
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