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Old 22 May 2020, 07:54
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Jesus...spaghetti squash is always a must. Slice it in half, cover with butter and garlic--roast in the oven at 350 for about an hour, use a fork and rake into a bowl then cover it again with more melted butter and garlic. One of my favorites in the squash family--butternut is my first. Plus, butternut keeps forever...
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Old 27 May 2020, 20:48
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Way behind. I got tomatoes ready to go in. Turned the dirt again yesterday to loosen in up from the last rain. Beets are ready. I just need bean poles and typhoon season to pass for a couple more days to plant. Seems everyone’s garden is behind locally.
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Old 27 May 2020, 20:58
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My garden is soup. This constant rain sucks.
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Old 27 May 2020, 22:28
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Corn, onions, garlic, radishes, carrots, and potatoes kicking ass!

The squash and cukes are growing like they're burning rocket fuel.
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Old 28 May 2020, 15:08
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We are at 4600 feet. So we had to start late (1May). Ordered seeds from Territorial Seed Company. First year here. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 28 May 2020, 20:56
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We are at 4600 feet. So we had to start late (1May). Ordered seeds from Territorial Seed Company. First year here. We'll see how it goes.
Eating the fruit, or vegetables, of your own labor has a certain taste that is long lasting. Self reliance requires a little sweat but eating the food you grow, hunt or fish for is satisfying and comforting.

Add beer...fuck yeah!
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Old 28 May 2020, 20:59
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We finally caught a mostly sunny day. I've got some serious weeding to do tomorrow.
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Old 28 May 2020, 21:24
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We have two raised beds for veggies and one smaller one with strawberries. Seeds were planted 3 weeks ago and are doing well. A few more days and the heirloom peppers and tomatoes should be ready to transplant. I’ve been working on strawberries for a couple years now and they’re looking real good right now. The asparagus are still a work in progress.
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Old 28 May 2020, 21:30
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Asparagus takes forever. I'm on year three and still not getting much.
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Old 28 May 2020, 21:32
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Asparagus takes forever. I'm on year three and still not getting much.
What variety? 'Mary Washington' produces in 2 years and is called the '100 year asparagus'
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Old 28 May 2020, 21:35
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Mine is producing, it's just not spreading like I'd like it too. We started a bunch more from seeds this year and got them in. Not sure which strain I have. Mine is the "slow as fuck" variety.
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Old 28 May 2020, 21:49
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We have two raised beds for veggies and one smaller one with strawberries. Seeds were planted 3 weeks ago and are doing well. A few more days and the heirloom peppers and tomatoes should be ready to transplant. Iíve been working on strawberries for a couple years now and theyíre looking real good right now. The asparagus are still a work in progress.
You typically wont get fruit the first year, but they are perennials and come back each year. We have a patch that is 3 years old that produces three servings a day and some newer ones that produce accordingly to their tenure in the garden.
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Old 28 May 2020, 21:50
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My garden is soup. This constant rain sucks.
I spent all this time building a water catchment system and all I have done all week is drain it into the cistern to water the horses.
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Old 28 May 2020, 21:52
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Now it will likely get dry and hotter than the coals of hell and we'll be bitching about drought by the end of june.
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Old 29 May 2020, 08:11
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Yesterday, finally got all of our seeds into the raised beds. I do not have a green house yet and we just passed the last frost window a week ago. Potatoes have come up well in the ground garden and getting ready to mound them over today or tomorrow.

Next up is Sweet corn, melons, and a few other seeds going into our dirt bed.

Slacking on getting the fence up around our ground beds though as last year was just the starter year with tilling and soil amending.
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Old 2 June 2020, 09:28
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The frost and rain finally stopped and things are taking off. Caught a couple of dog pens on sale on CL and am working on a 10x30 raised bed "Pen" for the wife. I get a lot of mileage out of her being in the dog pen.
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Old 2 June 2020, 10:42
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A few years ago I did an above ground planter 4'X6'X18". Got my Miracle Grow soil, 3 bags of chicken poop all mixed up and watered.

I love growing big tomatoes so I planted 2 Big Beef plants. They should produce 12-16 ounce fruit. I cannot wait to slice one for a Bacon and Tomato sammich.

Watering; I am weak with this. How often should I water the plants when there is no fruit and the plants are small. How often should I water when there is fruit?

Thanks.
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Old 2 June 2020, 12:17
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Irregular water in tomatoes can lead to blossom and rot.
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Old 2 June 2020, 12:34
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Irregular water in tomatoes can lead to blossom and rot.
Iíve always been told never to water when theyíre in direct sunlight. In the am before itís too hot or pm after the direct sun moves off them.
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Old 2 June 2020, 12:58
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^^^^. Issue is any water left on the leaves can magnify sunlight and burn the plant. That and extra evaporation from the soil.

I put in a drip system last year with 0.5 gallons/hour drippers. All of the garden got 20 minutes daily (30 on very hot days) from drippers or soaker hoses. Everything did fine, including tomatoes. You might want to use more given youíre in California.
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