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Re: [wiperhunter2] My garden pics: June 2019 In reply to
yeah often that is correct, it was just so much cooler than the ksl app on my phone had predicted it would be so it was shocking to be that far off.

Got dumpster of tree trimming done so that is all I could fit for this week. Next week, while Jeff is in recovery mode, I'll fill the dumpster with another load and still will need several more weeks before its all done. Luckily we never fill our dumpster with normal garbage so using that left over space for my trimmings works nicely.
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Man that some temps for this time of year. I forget about those low numbers near Sept. I planted grapes here last spring and so far ok. Half my Elderberries didn't make it but 4 plants should be enough for some wine in a few years. My lettuce, Rudabackers and Bok Choi came up, but some bug seems to like them better.


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When you say dumpster are you talking about your trash can? If you have a dumpster full of tree trimmings that seems like a lotUnsure. This is what I think about when I hear the word dumpster:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumpster


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What kind of grapes did you plant? When I first planted my grape vine, it took several years before I started getting grapes. Elderberries, I've heard that make great wineCool.


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Yeah the wheeled kind of trash can, sorry for that confusion.
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LOL, I thought so because I've never noticed a dumpster at your place but I thought maybe there was a community dumpster nearby.


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Last 2 nights we been down into the upper 40s.

Found some more watermelons have set fruit - now we just cant have early frosts. If we even get close in the forecasts we'll be covering a lot of plants with the frost cloths.
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Hasn't been that cold here, only in the low 60's. Nice going on the watermelons, now they will have to grow fastWink.
I haven't taken any recent pics of my whole garden, so here they are. I took pics of everything, except for the carrots, this time and I'll label each one. The pic of box #1 shows yellow squash and carrots, mixed in together. Same with the pic of the zucchini(Z), they are mixed with the buttercup(BC) plants. I won't do that again next year, mix BC and Z. In the pic of box #2, you can see the broom sticking up from the end of the box, that gives you an idea of just how much has grown out of the boxCrazy.


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Wow some of your stuff has really taken off. Our watermelons just don't seem to be growing all that fast so not sure we'll even get any of them this year, but it is that ring's first year, next year should do even better.


Today we picked another cuke, several squash and 2 tomatoes. Jeff reseeded more lettuce and radishes, and round 2 of our peas-in-pots are now 1-2 inches up so doing well.


Got the call from the hospital about Jeff's surgery Monday, we have to be there by 6AM, so looks like this time we should be first in line - fingers crossed...


Your canned salmon was pretty tasty, we just finished it today. Thanks.

Now I have to load some new software (genealogy) on my computer now, my old software is no longer supported, but luckily, the new stuff with convert my files over 'easily' (or so their advertisement says - LOL) here goes....
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We haven't planted radishes in years, how many rounds of them can you grow per year? Maybe we will give them a try next year.
Wow 6am, that is early, that will likely put him in first place for sure. Best wishes/prayers.
Glad you liked the salmon, it is packed in there pretty tight but after flaking it up, it's not too bad.
Picked 21 green beans today, I was really surprised because some of them were pretty big, so I must have missed them before. In just the right light you can see stuff that you would otherwise miss.
They are doing the big reveal today on the Extreme Home Makeover house. Starts at 4 pm, so we are heading over there about 3:30. I doubt they will let us see the inside but it should be pretty cool to see the family get their new home. Amazing they built it all in one week, including a shed and a garden plus solar panels on the roof. Here is a pic from a few days ago, before they got the lawn in. Not the best pic because they would not let us get too close but hopefully we will get more pics later today.


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Probably for you, we think at least 4 would be probable.

We pack our salmon in tight like you did so it was no problem at all.


Picked our first green bean, but I think it really wasn't ready, it even tasted green if that makes sense. Crazy


Watch KSL news hoping to see the reveal on the news tonight but they really didn't show much said HGTV was going to show it on their next season.... but from your picture we got a pretty good idea about it. I'm sure we'll get to see it next time we stop by your place.


Well, think we've pretty much got everything we wanted to get done before his surgery done a day early so now we just have to wait for Monday. Thanks for the best wishes/prayers. Once again he's going to Ogden Regional.
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Wow, that would be a lot, we usually get tired of radishes after the first picking but it has been so long, maybe we could plant three different types for three plantings, just the break it up. We have done the normal red and white type but never had much luck with the white variety. Is there a type that isn't hot?
Here are a few more pics from the EMO house.


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We only do small batch at a time and just red and white ones. They are nice touch sliced into a salad.

That's a cute house, really nice carport - guess this house actually faces the other street and not your street, right? still amazes me.
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Yes, it faces East, the first pic is one of guys on that TV show, Modern Family, the second pic is the side view, the third pic is of the little garden they planted on the side of the house, the forth pic in a straight on pic of the front of the House.
Hope Jeff's operation was a success.


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Really cute house that's for sure. We've never watched any episodes of Modern Family so not sure who the guy is, but still cool that he'd want to be a part of all this. We look forward to seeing the Reveal on HGTV so we can see inside - the paper said it should air in early 2020.


Surgery took longer than they had planned, we're not sure why. But his doc said his knee was so bad he doesn't know how he was even walking with it. So it is so nice that that's now in our past. On to physical therapy. Yeehah!
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I believe he is the new host on the show. Wow, it's not coming out until 2020, guess we have a while to wait then.
Picked more green beans today, got 44 this time, they are really coming on now.
Glad to hear Jeff made it through the surgery ok, even if it took longer.


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Took a few pics of my garden after I pulled up just about all my buttercup, they were frosted pretty good. Got a little frost on my zucchini and yellow squash but they are still hanging in there for the most part.


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How's your rocking project coming along? Think you'll get it finished before winter really sets in?
Got half of it done a few days ago, not sure if I'll get it all done before Winter sets in. It's going to warm up some next week, so I'll keep at it until the temps stay below 32 degrees. Once the temps stay below 32 degrees, I'll be done, until Spring. Here is a pic of what I've done so far.


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WOW, its looking really nice!

We're both supposed to have record cold temps tonight, teens for us, so maybe 20s for you, but yes next week is looking to be better. So we'll get some stuff (reinforcing, windows, walkways, raised beds built/installed) done inside it then.

Today was a PT day for Jeff, then a doc follow up appt, so we ran errands while we were in town. So no greenhouse work. I did see the high in the greenhouse was 120 degrees so it is warming nicely, just cooling off to outside temps at night. We'll only be looking to keep it warm enough so things won't freeze. Think it'll only be a 3 season greenhouse, not a 4 season as that'd be too expensive for our needs.

Any idea why my SPs came out looing more like carrots than potatoes? I'm going to give them a try again next year, using my own slips this time, so I'll start them going in the greenhouse in pots if necessary then transplant them to other locations once any frost scares have past. This should get us a little longer growing season. Fingers crossed.
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It was down to 27 overnight here and they are saying even colder tonight. Pulled up all my garden plants today, except for the carrots, they still look ok and since they are below ground, they will be fine for a little while yet.
The sun is the biggest issue you guys have for growing bigger SP but the shorter season up there doesn't help either. I think the GH will help for sure.


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Any idea why my SPs came out looing more like carrots than potatoes? I'm going to give them a try again next year, using my own slips this time, so I'll start them going in the greenhouse in pots if necessary then transplant them to other locations once any frost scares have past. This should get us a little longer growing season. Fingers crossed.
Another thing that might help you SP grow larger is deeper boxes, I can't remember how deep your boxes are but IMO they should be at least 12" deep and sandy loamy soil is much better than a lot of clay type soil.


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12 inches, loamy due top lots of organic matter but our soil isn't too sandy like yours is. Ours son in Clearfield has soil like yours, I envy having that kind of soil. Seems we've never lucked out getting that kind soil to start with. It also has a ton small of rocks in it, which is why we stated using more raised beds to begin with.

The new location of the SP box should give it more sun so I'm hoping that along with getting the plants really jump started in pots in the greenhouse lengthening their growing season I hope will help as well. Guess next season will just be another experimenting season. Looking forward to it already.
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I guess when you change things up, you always have to do some experimenting to figure it out but there is always the hope that things will improve. I know next year I likely won't be growing buttercup, because they take up too much room, as they grow and the vines go all over the place. My cucks never did produce anything this year, so I'll likely plant them in a new location next year.


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Here is my last pics of this years garden, I'll edit this post and add them later but for now here is the last pic of my buttercup squash as we processes our last batch. 20 total in this group.
We did not get any cucumbers this year and the two small crenshaw's that grew did not ripen enough to eatFrown. Everything else in the garden did pretty good except for the water melon.


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That's a lot squash, how are you 'processing' it?


I read a book that I've taken some exceprts from via a photo about some ideas for making a GH like what we did for the SP box only on larger scale. (I'll edit this to include those pics once I have them titled and saved).

One thing the book covered was the temperature values between outside temps, inside low tunnel and inside a tunnel that is inside a greenhouse to give you double coverage protectiion. You'll find it interesting how much of difference that double covering can make.

Next year, we may use the double covering to see how long into winter we can still harvest some crops. We won't start new seeds but we will start the seeds in late fall, so we can harvest throughout the winter - that was premise of this book. It'll be fun to know. Maybe it will be something you'll find useful to use in that GH you were assembling.

Update: Well, too many photos to easily post them so I'll email them directly to you.
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