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Holly

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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2016, 09:14:04 AM »

I am in Texas, USA.  NE of Houston.
I am trying peas in the fall because our spring is so short lived and the poor peas burn up heading into the warmer weather. So I thought, try them after the heat headed towards colder weather.  I dont know if it will work, but its worth a try.
I havent planted yet, our weather is still 90 degrees w/out heat index.  I still have some squash and cucumbers producing.
And that hay baler is amazing!

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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2016, 03:53:01 PM »

We planted our fall garden!
Sweet peas, surgar snap peas, snow peas, carrots spinach and broccoli. Everything is starting to come up and its been a week. First time at fall gardening so hope it works out!
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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2016, 05:44:16 PM »

Hope it grows wonderfully!!
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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2016, 07:30:17 PM »

Good Luck Holly , Hope you get a massive crop :)
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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2016, 01:03:33 PM »

I do too, its always challenging the first time you try a new garden, so much to learn. I love fresh peas so really wanting to be able to have enough to freeze!
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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2016, 04:02:23 PM »

I love fresh veggies and what you've planted sounds wonderful!
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« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2016, 05:38:12 PM »

Grab some Pics when everything is growing Holly , would love to see how everything's growing for you :)

Hope you get plenty so that your able to freeze :)

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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2016, 12:23:14 AM »

I supposedly have the little rotary hoe coming home this weekend. I gave it to someone to borrow last year and I think they forgot they had it.

It comes in really handy to turn the soil over and to mix in the chicken and cow manure.

As we still seem to be in the middle of winter here ( we are four weeks away from summer ) Im glad I havent planted anything yet. Most would of failed due to the frost.

Im ready now for the weather to start getting warmer  ;pray

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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2016, 08:59:44 AM »

We're having such a mild fall, things are growing like mad! I planted my fall garden at my neighbors, so I will get pics when I go over, if I remember!!
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« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2016, 08:55:48 PM »

Yes, Holly, do share pics please. I'll have to vicariously enjoy everyone else's fall and Southern Hemisphere gardens. With the arrival of our niece, and all of the rain events the last 6 weeks, I haven't been able to nurture anything more than the tomatoes I already had. Of my herbs, only the mint managed to survive the drenching. Good thing it did too! It's been the primary ingredient in a chamomile and mint tea my niece needs for her upset stomach. Thanks, Nature!!
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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2016, 04:05:29 PM »

I keep forgetting to get pictures! My neighbor and I planted in her garden as we didnt need 2 going. I will try to remember next time I head over there!!

I wish there was a variety of tomato for winter, they are one of my faves!!
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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2017, 07:52:57 PM »

Ive had plenty of fruit this year, a couple of trees that produced plenty last year have not this year so ill be keeping a close eye on them for next year.

Apples, Pears, nectarines, almonds so far and just waiting on my "Nashi Pear" for the fruit to grow. By far, my fav fruit tree :)

Im hoping to have the soil in the veggie gardens removed and fresh soil ordered and ready to go for winter, Just waiting on the Bob cat to come home.

I have really missed having fresh veggies out of the garden, just didnt want to over do it over the summer with my coccyx the way it is.

Hows your winter crop coming along Holly ?

Anyone else have anything in at the moment ?
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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2017, 05:10:59 PM »

Not here, but certainly thinking about it again.  We've had "cold" weather here, down in the low 30's - 40's at night (not really cold if you're from up north like me), but I'm thinking of a spring garden, because the summer here gets too hot for much to grow and not get burned out.
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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2017, 08:10:55 PM »

Hubby bought a rototiller for Valentine's days lol!! Tilled garden once so far, going to bring in a load of dirt and add some fertilizer and till again. We are loaded with clay so using it as a base to build apon.
Meanwhile the broccoli was all that survived the winter. Soon to harvest.
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Re: Gardening!
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2017, 05:07:07 PM »

Last year I put chicken and cow manure into the soil to add some nutrients before planting. Then through the growing process, I used a seaweed based product.

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