Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Tale of Three Beans

I planted my pole beans just over a month ago and they were coming up in less than a week.  I planted my usual ‘Kentucky blue’ variety on the left side of the trellis and two new varieties, ’emerite’ and … Continue reading

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Thinning Peaches

If you want large, high quality peaches, you have to thin them so that they are spaced about four to six inches (10 to 15 cm) apart.  The tree can’t collect enough energy to grow all the fruits that it sets, … Continue reading

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Transplanting Herbs & Planting Okra

The theme this year seems to be “better late than never.”  On Sunday (June 8th), I finally transplanted the herb seedlings that I started on April 12th.  I put them in three different places.  The basil I transplanted into garden … Continue reading

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Cabbages, Greens, & Radishes

We continue to harvest the plants in garden bed number one.  Last night, we pulled more radishes; these are from the first planting on April 24th, but the radishes that I planted on May 11th are growing well and should … Continue reading

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Beans Are Up; Peas & Sage Are Blooming.

The pole beans that I planted six days ago are coming up.  All three varieties, ‘Kentucky blue,’ ‘rattlesnake,’ and ‘emerite,’ seem to be germinating at the same time.  Young bean plants seem to be a delicacy for rabbits, so I enclosed … Continue reading

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Transplanting Peppers & Eggplant

This evening, I transplanted my pepper and eggplant seedlings into garden bed number four, following the same procedure as when I transplanted the tomatoes. I had my daughter cut X-shaped holes in the landscape fabric, then I folded the flaps … Continue reading

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