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Garden Photos from 2012

Back near the beginning of this blog, I linked to an album of photos of my garden on Google+.  Since that service is being shut down soon, I decided to post the photos here. The rest of the text is … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Harvest

This is what we harvested this morning.  We last picked vegetables Saturday afternoon, so the garden is producing pretty well, as it should be by mid-summer. I grow pole beans on a trellis.  Most of these are large ‘fortex’ beans … Continue reading

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Beans, Blackberries, Peppers, Eggplant, and Tomatoes

It’s just two days since we last picked blackberries and tomatoes, and three since we picked everything else, but we got quite a lot of vegetables tonight. We’ve been getting adequate amounts of rain lately, the heat has moderated a … Continue reading

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Weekend Harvest 08

We just picked some vegetables and fruit from our garden.  Botanically, I guess they’re all classified as fruit as they all contain seeds. The pole beans (‘Kentucky blue’ and ’emerite’ varieties) were producing heavily in July, but the hot, dry weather … Continue reading

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Weekend Harvest 07

It rained Thursday, we were busy Friday, and it rained again Saturday, so there was a lot of produce waiting for us in the garden today. The two small bowls at the front contain ‘nectar’ cherry tomatoes and blackberries.  In the large bowl … Continue reading

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Blackberry Flower

My blackberry brambles have started to flower.  I believe only the chester thornless blackberries have flowers and the triple crown thornless blackberry buds haven’t started to open just yet.  Chester flowers are pink, while triple crown are white; you can see … Continue reading

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Pruning & More Pruning

I got most of my spring pruning done today.  The tools I used were small, bypass pruners; large, lopping pruners; and a Japanese saw.  All of these tools are able to make a clean cut if they are sharp; I had … Continue reading

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Beans, Okra, Blackberries, & Pawpaws

We hadn’t picked vegetables since last Thursday, so there were a lot of beans.  The ‘rattlesnake’ variety were the biggest producers this time.  Some were hidden so they were quite large; we’ll probably shell them and just eat the seed … Continue reading

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Harvest & Peppers

It appeared as though the late blight that has wiped out my tomatoes has also infected my pepper plants, so last Thursday (September 18th), we picked all the peppers that we thought might be in danger of going bad. There were actually … Continue reading

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Beans, Eggplant, Pepper, Okra, and Blackberries

This weekend’s harvest is quite a bit smaller than last Friday’s, partly because it’s two days’  production rather than three, and because the days are getting shorter and cooler. We’re still getting a good harvest of pole beans.  I picked one ‘yellow … Continue reading

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