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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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 21:30
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Asparagus takes forever. I'm on year three and still not getting much.
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Old Yesterday, 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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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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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.
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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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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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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