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    Post by Joy on Sat 23 May 2015, 10:52 am

    What a great idea with the onions, Glad. You do have a very smart son. There are many such companion plantings but had never heard of using onion plants in such a way. Of course, we don't have squirrels & rabbits aren't a problem where we are but they are a major problem elsewhere in Australia so such a tip is handy to know. 

    Lovely fresh strawberries will be something for you to look farward to.  :D
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 8:29 am



    Volunteer tomatoes in soil at strawberry patch



    Strawberries putting on runners and the onions serve as a deterannt for squirrels and rabbits....no berries yet...probably next year.



    Close up of brussel sprouts making sprouts



    Over all view of part of the garden.....some onions were planted in blocks



    A few blackberries



    Corn in jugs and potatoes



    Blueberries



    Grapes  (we planted only one plant)



    close up of grapes



    one dill plant....tomatoes are at the stakes



    radishes going to seed



    close up of tomato plant



    A few beets and late cucumbers at fence



    Burpless cucumber



    Squash, beans and a few okra plants




    Cucumber is climbing and to left beets, and peppers, way at end are the bush beans then to far left will be the squash



    Pole beans in center of cages with lettuce around the bottom,  this will keep soil damp for beans when lettuce is beyond eating,  also to right of picture will be the tomato plants along the tall stakes



    Sweet potatoes



    Cauliflower to right and to left is more okra coming up and a few asparagus beans along fence



    Swiss chard, beets, onions and broccoli



    A few wax beans



    Garlic beginning to dry



    one cabbage almost ready



    Lettuce almost done, brussel sprouts to back
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    Post by Joy on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 10:15 am

    What an outstanding variety of vegetables & fruits you are growing, Glad. It all looks so A-1. 

    That was a great idea growing corn in the concrete blocks protected from critters by the milk containers. Your grape vine is fruiting well too. Everything looks so good & all is growing so well. 

    It is hard to realise, looking at these wonderful photos that only a few short years ago your fantastic veggie garden was just grass. Congratulations on gaining all these benefits from all your hard work. You should be proud of what you have achieved in such a short time. Thank you for sharing these pics with us as well as your great gardening ideas.  :D
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 4:02 pm

    You are welcome Joy and thank you for your wonderful comments.

    I must admit that my son did most of the hard work getting the garden built up with good soil, and helping me out by planting a lot for me especially this year.

    I look back at some of the older pictures of years gone by and I am shocked how far the garden has come.
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    Post by Dawn on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 5:52 pm

    Hi Glad wow in all honesty I am in so much awe of your wonderfully productive garden, so much work and love has gone into it :love:  I love it ! . You have brought up such wonderful children who help you so much .. Well done you all round ! 

    Sorry to hear about your hiccup with the camera, and it is good to tear up easy when things go wrong wish I could do it that easy, it is a balm to the soul and lets out the emotions so they don't build up and cause you more stress I find. Wish I could come and have a cuppa with you and see you garden in person and of course have a lovely chat at the same time. lotsa love x

    p.s. I must really look in on yours and Billy's threads more often, I miss growing the few things I used to so it is great to see photos of someone else's efforts. It does not give me notification there is a new post,  all the time, I guess it is because I was away for so long and these things have expiration dates ? x
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Thu 11 Jun 2015, 3:38 pm

    Thanks Dawn and your remind me I need to visit  BBilly's garden too.

    Wish you could come for a visit that would be nice!
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    Post by granny on Sun 14 Jun 2015, 4:25 am

    :smile:  Fabulous garden Glad!  I am hungry just looking at the pictures.  Hope you are feeling better.
                            :hello:  Granny
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sat 27 Jun 2015, 1:17 pm

    Doing ok granny.  I started treatment on my left arm last night and it already shows signs of working.
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    Post by Sandy Witvoet on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 3:15 am

    Absolutely incredible garden!  It's also so pretty and nicely organized as well as looking perfectly tended to!  Congrats!
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 5:46 am

    Thank you Sandy.  Nice to meet you!

    New garden pictures in multiples of ten for easier posting.



    Squash beginning to die off



    White squash and asparagus beans on poles



    Dill and cucumbers



    Volunteer tomatoes



    carrots



    One pole of asparagus beans



    Some tomatoes beginning to turn



    Back view of garden close up....tomatoes, beans and dill in view



    Grapes



    Squirrel and rabbit garden
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 5:47 am

    8 more



    corn



    Pumpkin (ignore the weeds please)



    Blackberries....not as plentiful this year they are in need of a good pruning




    Designing the front yard....blocks will be set permanently later



    Petunias



    Just after grass was cut....Princess is looking around the ground



    Marigolds



    Display of flag for the 4th of July
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    Post by granny on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 7:37 pm

    :smile:  Love the picture of your flag for the 4th of July!
    Your garden is amazing.  :clap: Thanks for the pictures!!
                             :photos:  Granny
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    Post by Guest on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 8:14 pm

    Garden looking really good Glad.   Its coming to the time when we start to get a bit of reward for all the hard work that goes into
    getting the gardens to where they are now.   Well done !
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    Post by Dawn on Tue 07 Jul 2015, 5:04 pm

    Gorgeous photos Glad !  of your yummy garden. I love the flowers shots very much as well :love:  , I have not seen 'cocks comb and marigolds in a number of years, all wonderful thanks for sharing them !  :good:
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    Post by granny on Thu 09 Jul 2015, 9:20 am


    Happy Birthday Glad!!  Hope you had a great day!!
                      :hello: Granny
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    Post by Dawn on Thu 09 Jul 2015, 5:07 pm

    Happy Birthday Glad , hope your day was really special with lots of surprises ! much love Dawn xx

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    Post by Guest on Thu 09 Jul 2015, 11:07 pm

    Very happy birthday Glad.
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Fri 10 Jul 2015, 2:50 pm

    Thanks for the garden comments and the birthday wishes. Just another day and another year older and very thankful I can still garden.

    The garden is producing well but showing signs of a different kind of stress than normal for this time of year.  Usually it is hot and dry but this year it is still hot but extra wet which means there are signs of mold.  Hoping for some sunny weather.

    Has anyone ever planted asparagus beans?  They are really delicious!
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sat 26 Sep 2015, 12:06 am

    It is autumn now and work is underway to put the 2015 Garden to rest.

    Most of the items are taken out now and leaves and other mulch have been placed in the sections to break down over the next 5-6 months before planting time once again.

    I am already looking forward to the 2016 Garden.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Oct 2015, 8:26 pm

    A wonderful productive garden, such as yours Glad is really a year round project , isn't it? What with the harvesting & cleaning up for its well deserved resting time during the winter, then the fun of planning for the next growing season.  

    No wonder you are already looking forward to the fresh beginnings of your 2016 garden.  :D
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Fri 06 Nov 2015, 6:21 am

    As soon as we have a warmer and sunny day will get pictures of the empty garden with mulched leaves.

    Son places wheelbarrow loads on the sections twice a week until the end of November when all the leaves have fallen.
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    Post by Joy on Fri 06 Nov 2015, 3:16 pm

    That will be great, Glad. It's hard work but it will be so gratifying for you to see your wonderful veggie garden all snug for its winter rest & recuperation so it will be all ready for its next fantastic growing season.
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    Post by Dawn on Mon 16 Nov 2015, 6:54 pm

    So sorry I missed your Birthday Glad , Many happy belated Birthday wishes , and thanks you for your lovely photos of your beautiful garden  :good: :clap:.
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 10:18 pm

    Thanks Dawn!

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