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Weekly Gardening Thread
7/25/2014 | ApplegaeRanch forGreeneyes

Posted on 07/25/2014 6:40:01 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch

The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks.

No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that is part of the fun and interest. Jump in and join us!

NOTE: This is a once a week ping list. We do post to the thread during the week. Links to related articles and discussions which might be of interest are welcomed, so feel free to post them at any time.

TOPICS: Gardening
KEYWORDS: agriculture; food; gardening; hobby
Greeneyes posted today on last week's thread that she's sick, and wanted someone else to do this week's thread, so here it finally is.
1 posted on 07/25/2014 6:40:01 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch
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To: ApplegateRanch

Duplicate Thread...Please use this thread below link as the one...
thanks AppleGate and all.

2 posted on 07/25/2014 6:50:36 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; gardengirl; girlangler; SunkenCiv; HungarianGypsy; Gabz; billhilly; Alkhin; ...

Sorry I didn’t see Greeneyes’ post sooner, but better late than never.

This week, we have received 3” of rain, 0.3 more than the entire July average. Unfortunately, it was partially hail, though it looks like everything is recovering from the damage, except the various beans.

We did pick about 6 quarts of cherries from the bush cherry; and have another couple of quarts that will be ready tomorrow, to finish. Also getting cucumbers, but not much else yet.

That gives me a respite to harvest the winter rye...and discover just how dangerous a scythe can be. At least I didn’t need stitches. LOL Also discovered that scything is NOT nearly as easy and effortless as several Youtube videos make out.

Now it’s your turn; take it away Gardeners!

P.S., to keep it coming, if you haven’t already, Click the link to DONATE!

3 posted on 07/25/2014 6:52:01 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: tflabo

Never got a list ping, so thought it was missed.

4 posted on 07/25/2014 6:55:32 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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Couple days ago I purchased some bamboo...Buddha Belly “Kimmei”...haven’t seen any of this since my second trip home from Nam in ‘71...not surprised @ the increase in price...had found BBB @ an old nursery in San Diego back then...a couple years L8R it was out of hand in both vista and fallbrook where I had planted it...dunno what ever became of it...great plant, bamboo...amazing!

aka: Gunny G

5 posted on 07/25/2014 6:55:52 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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Well, I’ll start it out. Got a bunch of cucumbers out of the garden so far. I’m disappointed in my Okra plants so far. Okra rules my life in all my fall bean recipes, haha. I used horse manure this year. I don’t think I’ll ever
do that again. Bug city in my garden, no problem in my garden at all last year with bugs. I grew some striper tomatoes as usual, I tried some strain called Hillbilly’s this year, they don’t look like a normal tomato plant. they seem to be doing alright though. I got about 7 or 8 deer I have to deal with now. Good eating, guess I’ll have to string the old recurve.

6 posted on 07/25/2014 6:57:22 PM PDT by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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