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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sat 29 Mar 2014, 3:57 pm

    Will begin the chat concerning the 2014 garden.

    Today my one son prepared the spot for our potatoes and late this afternoon the other son and I planted.  Now it is raining on the ground.

    We also planted lettuce seed. 

    The weather is suppose to be nice all next week so more items will be planted. 

    I am so happy!
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    Post by Joy on Mon 31 Mar 2014, 9:51 am

    Sounds as though you are having a good start to your planting season, Glad.  :D  Do hope it continues this way for you. 

    Happy days.  :yes:
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Thu 03 Apr 2014, 5:04 am

    Thanks Joy!

    busy day in the garden.

    Raking and hoeing for one thing.

    Then the planting of 8 broccoli, 8 green cabbage, 4 purple cabbage plants.

    Sowing of lettuce, spinach, radish seeds.

    Watering what was planted.

    Grands came over and planted onions.

    Hoeing more areas getting ready for beets, cucumbers, beans, squash, tomatoes, peppers (when the time is right).
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    Post by Joy on Thu 03 Apr 2014, 7:23 am

    Phew, Glad, you did have a busy day!! Happy for you that your weather is co-operating.  :D 

    Your veggie garden is proceeding well which is good to hear. Happy gardening.
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Thu 03 Apr 2014, 10:54 am

    Thank you Joy!
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 2:58 am

    On Thursday we planted:

    Peas
    Carrots
    Beets
    Spinach (more)
    Lettuce (more)
    Kale
    Swiss Chard


    In a week or so maybe the beans can be planted along with squash, cucumbers, okra, tomatoes and peppers. It is starting to be warmer except for a few cold nights when we need to cover plants.

    Cabbage and broccoli growing nicely. Will get a picture soon.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 7:04 am

    What a large variety of veggies you are planting, Glad!! Wonderful. You will certainly enjoy the results. 

    So pleased the weather is co-operating so far & your nights will get warmer soon. Hopefully. Thanks for keeping us up to date.  :D
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 7:17 am

    I think things will start going better now in the weather department now if I can keep up strength to get it done.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 7:25 am

    Know how you feel, Glad. Just don't overextend yourself. Easy to say I know especially when you enjoy it so much.
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 11:54 am

    Good evening everyone!

    What a day this has been!

    The granddaughters were out of school today so they were here and we planted and planted and planted garden...only taking a break for lunch. 

    Tomatoes and peppers plants.  There will be enough tomatoes to feed an army if they all make it.

    Each girl planted their little section with cucumbers, beans, lettuce, spinach, and radishes.

    What will still need to be planted will be squash and okra.  Also sweet potatoes.  Corn does not do well for me so will skip that.  I also need to plant some herbs as well.
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    Post by granny on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 1:25 pm

    :smile: That sound like a wonderful day Glad.  So nice that you have given your granddaughters your green thumb.  Good luck with the weather.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 1:59 pm

    Excellent!! What a busy day you have had, Glad. Your granddaughters will be expert gardeners by now.  :D 

    Re the corn, no point in planting something that doesn't do well, is there? The rest of the veggies seem to thrive in your wonderful veggie garden. So  much better to concentrate your efforts on what does do well.  :)
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sun 11 May 2014, 12:30 pm

    As promised picts:



    Grands Gardens



    Close up grands gardens



    Peas tomatoes along fence, beets aren't showing yet along blocks.



    Spinach, some going to see that survived the winter.



    Overall view of kids garden...I have the first section with romaine lettuce, with tomatoes and peas along fence.



    Close up of tomatoes and peas mention in above pict



    Close up of romaine lettuce



    Onions with peas and tomatoes along fence



    Kiwi like plant 2nd year may produce this year not sure



    Peppers in front, peppermint in center



    close up of red-leaf lettuce



    Potatoes to left, beans and cucumbers center, lettuce to right (spotty germination of this lettuce)



    Close up of potatoes with beans to the right



    Cabbage and broccoli.  Small sandy area  at bottom left may be watermelon if seeds germinate.



    Son's dog Hank with the remodeled floor of gazebo...the original plywood floor did not work out
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    Post by Joy on Sun 11 May 2014, 2:38 pm

    Your veggie gardens are going to be wonderful, Glad & your grandchildren certainly have green thumbs. Everything looks fantastic as does the gazebo as well.  :bravo:  

    Hank appears to be excited about something or is he hamming it up for the camera?  :lol3: 

    Thank you, very much, for posting these great pics, Glad.  :D
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sun 11 May 2014, 11:41 pm

    Thanks Joy.

    I think Hank was excited about me and the camera.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 12 May 2014, 9:38 am

    Cute dog, Glad. Is Hank a Jack Russell terrier or a foxie? Funny how they know what a camera is, although how I'll never know.
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    Post by granny on Tue 13 May 2014, 2:18 am

    :photos: Hi Glad,  Just looking at you pictures makes me want to eat!  You will have  many great meals soon.
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Thu 15 May 2014, 4:06 am

    Hank is part heeler and part something else.  He is right at a year old now.

    Thanks for the comment granny.  We have eaten lettuce and spinach...also onions so far. 

    We are having a lot of rain so garden will grow well.
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    Post by Joy on Thu 15 May 2014, 8:25 am

    Hank is a peppy puppy whatever his mix, Glad.  :D 

    Good news about the rain.
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sat 31 May 2014, 4:17 am



    Spaghetti Squash



    Peas, tomatoes and cucumbers mixed along fence.  Peas will be gone when cucumbers vine out and some will grow along the sides.



    Broccoli, purple cabbage, green cabbage and at the lower partial display of lettuce.



    Beans and more cucumbers.



    Potatoes



    Spinach



    Red leaf lettuce with volunteer Dill



    A few peppers, (lima beans in front are spotty so will plant more peppers in that place) mint behind the peppers and coriander to left,  more tomatoes along fence.



    Our first tomato growing.

    More pictures later I have quite a few yet.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 31 May 2014, 7:19 am

    Your veggie garden is flourishing beautifully, Glad. All your hard work in preparing the soil has, most definitely, paid off for you. A wonderful supply of fresh produce to come.

    Many thanks for posting these photos for us during what must be a difficult time for you. Thanks again.
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sat 31 May 2014, 2:23 pm

    Thanks Joy.

    I believe the mulch is really creating a better soil in the garden.  It is taking a couple of years to break down then adding leaves and compost have helped also.  I find we are using less fertilizer and that is a good thing.  The mulch is also helping in holding in moisture and cuts down on a lot of the weeds.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 31 May 2014, 2:34 pm

    Agree with that, Glad. Gardeners here use mulch all year round for that very reason. Same with our street plantings where the council uses mulch made from tree loppings & removals. Nothing goes to waste these days & gardens benefit from that. Yes, it certainly does cut down the need for fertiliser. 

    Happy gardening.  :D
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    Post by granny on Sun 01 Jun 2014, 1:12 am

    Thanks for the pictures Glad.  Your garden look great!!  Granny
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sun 01 Jun 2014, 3:37 pm

    Thanks granny!

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