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6/6/10 9:06 A

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Got the last thing in yesterday morning--asparagus--and we got .5 inch of rain in the afternoon. Looking forward to seeing everything start growing. Even the weeds.

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6/5/10 2:28 P

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My garden is in but I still keep finding room for a few more things.

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6/1/10 9:04 A

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My gardens are planted, too!!! Last night we had a nice rain, too. Life is good today!

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6/1/10 12:30 A

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We got our community garden plot and our "edible landscape" garden planted a couple weeks ago, and then left for a two week vacation. Lucky for us, it rained almost every day we were gone. We got back last night and were so happy to see how much everything has grown. We've even got a couple of little green tomatoes! Peas that we planted at Easter are ready to harvest.

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5/29/10 8:37 A

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Garden is officially planted. Went out yesterday and got about 9 tomato plants - not organic :( but they will be grown without any chems. Also planted radishes, turnips and beets - yay!



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5/28/10 10:01 P

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i like to use jerry bakers books...i'm a housekeeper at my church, and i gave my books to my priest...he too is an organic gardener.

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5/28/10 9:59 P

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after the late frost, all the rain, my garden is finally in...tomatos, green peppers, broccoli and snap peas...also, basil, dill, parsley in the herb garden

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5/28/10 6:42 P

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six inch high broccoli, green bean looking great

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5/28/10 9:11 A

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The cabbage worms can be eradicated by mixings all purpose flour with cayenne pepper and sprinking on the leaves. Keeps the rabbits away and the moths at bay. Spray the leaves with a little water and sprinkle away or after a rainstorm. This is great for cabbage, cauliflower etc.

Check out Jerry Baker's books for more natural remedies.
http://www.jerrybaker.net/garden/Catalog
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We have the criter control and pest prevention book and make a lot of different brews for keeping bugs at bay or the rabbits away that is not harmful to you, the kids, vegetables or animals.

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5/27/10 10:56 P

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I've had my garden in for a while. Broccoli was growing great & looking very pretty. One day I noticed there were holes in the leaves & discovered those pesky cabbage worms. The leaves are no longer looking pretty. Don't know that I will plant broccoli next year.

Happy gardening!

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5/27/10 3:49 P

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I'll be planting to replace the seedlings we lost this weekend. So you're not the only one.



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5/27/10 2:33 P

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Glad to see some other people planting late. I just got mine in yesterday and boy was it a hot day to do it. Tomatoes (three kinds); Habanero pepper; Hot banana pepper; Green beans; Onions; Lettuce, Spinach; Cucumber; Zucchini. I share with my mom...I plant and my dad maintains. He put straw on it last year and it worked well to keep weeds down.


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5/27/10 1:52 P

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I didn't plant any strawberries this year because the annuals from last year came back with a vengeance! If this continues, by next year I may be selling strawberries. Maybe I got perennials by mistake? I really don't know anything about growing strawberries. We like them though, so must build another raised garden. If I have to weed and water, I'd rather do it for something we can eat instead of grass.

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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5/27/10 5:58 A

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I will finish mine this weekend.

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5/26/10 11:46 A

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I absolutely understand that problem with the plant buying. We have expanded the garden several times over the last couple of years and have even planted items like a cherry tree, strawberries and blackberries in the flower beds. I will upload pictures later this weekend or next week after I take some photos of the yard.

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5/26/10 1:36 A

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That's great! I have my small garden in, but I can't stop buying plants. Now I have to make more garden space.

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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5/18/10 9:00 P

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WooHoo! way to go! I got alot of my plants that I started indoors into the ground Sunday, too, but I have alot more to do!

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5/18/10 7:06 P

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I wish mine was planted, it has rain so much the past couple of weeks my gardens are mud.

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5/18/10 2:44 P

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Me too!

I had only a few seedlings left, they are getting a good soaking today with the rain, hopefully we will be reaping the benefits soon.



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5/18/10 1:46 P

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I can't wait, either. It's so exciting watching how fast everything grows.

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Finished the last of the plantings in the vegetable garden on Sunday. Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Peppers (hot and sweet).
Pulled the hose out last night to start some watering as the asparagus, strawberries and the rest of the vegetable garden are dry. We got rain last week off and on for most of the week here in MN but my everything dries out quickly when the wind is blowing.
The radish and onions are up.
The strawberries are blooming.
Can't wait for fresh produce.

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