I would love it if everyone would give an update on their summer garden either in their personal blog or in this thread. This is where I learn what works and what doesn't and I enjoy reading about your garden too.
I have nothing!! My garden didn't do well at all!! I have 4 tomato plants and not one ripe tomato. Thats it!! I am going to buy some tomatoes this weekend and do some canning I actually cannot w8!! I will can tomato chunks and some Salsa easy peasy!!
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Post by Compost Pharmer on Sept 7, 2013 19:11:34 GMT -6
I had a 50% garden this year. It was doing pretty good until the hot summer and lack of rain set in. The Juliet maters were producing real well until the previous mentioned happened. I was only able to get about 6 cucs, before the vines dried up. Some varmit kept eaing my Spaghetti Squash. I was able to get 8 squash off of 3 vines. My Acorn Squash did not do as well. I planted 5 seeds and only one came up. All vine and no fruit. One thing I did learn is never plant Israeli mellon between Acorn and Spaghetti Squash. All I had were vines, and no fruit. I planted 5 kernals of corn, in a circle, but only one came up. I was able to get 2 ears before it dried up. On the other hand, the peppers are growing like I have never seen before. I think the neighbor may be getting tired of me giving him a weekly supply of peppers. I have harvested so many, I am de-seeding, and freezing them. With a constant supply, it is to many for us to eat. The herbs are not doing so good either. I believe the black pots, 16 total, are getting to hot and frying the roots. I am in process of building them a raised bed, in hopes they will do better. I am thinking of moving the mater raised bed to behind the house, so they will get some shade in the afternoon. This morning I flipped one the compost bins and was shocked to see the hugh deep crack, below the pile. This just one of the reasons that I keep begging for rain. I would be very happy if I could get 3 inches at one time. This black clay cracks deep and wide when it dries out. Parts of my yard have dropped at least 6 inches so far.
Building compost for the giant maters and giant peppers.
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