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Got most things planted in the garden this past weekend including first 2 rows of corn.
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Potatoes, onions, and garlic are doing great.
Just a few more things to plant...might have to hang the tiller back on to enlarge the garden a bit more.
 

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First 2 rows of corn are about 3” tall. And the best part is about 90% of the planted seeds sprouted. And these were seeds I saved from my crop 2 years ago. Potatoes are ready to be hilled. That’s on the list for this weekend along with replanting the spots that the corn didn’t sprout and 2 more rows.
 

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My 8x20 garden is set and growing. Tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, carrots, scallions, lettuce, cucumbers and green beans are spouting. Picture right after it was planted about a week ago.
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Yesterday I put the tiller on to make a few passes is a few spots. Put the hillers on the cultivator to hill the potatoes, then ran the cultivator over the rest. Planted 2 more rows of corn.
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Mowed rural property yesterday.

Mowed in town today. After mowing I planted bell peppers (green, red, & yellow). Tomorrow will plant jalepeno, banana, & serrano peppers. Still have squash, cucumber, and flowers to plant.

I was going to tear out raised beds but guess I'll used them one more year.
 

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While watering the garden last night I was looking in the greenhouse and realized I forgot to plant the peppers! They looked a bit sad (dry), so they immediately went into the garden and watered. They look much better this morning.
 

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Worth a shot. I’ve used straw under my watermelon already. That worked good.
 

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Used to use remnants of broken big round bales when I had a truck garden years ago...worked good. When the season's done, scatter your soil amendments on top and till it in...mmm, organic matter is good.
 

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Garden is doing great so far. Hilled up the potatoes again (by hand, 110 needs more ground clearance:lol:) cultivated by hand.
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So the peppers I started from seed are apparently packaged wrong. They said green bell. Well they are technically green...
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Nate, are you having problems this year with bugs eating your plants?

I've dusted once already and need to do it a second time. I do not like using chemicals on what I eat.

That pepper is not dark enough to be a jalapeno. To big to be a chile. My guess is a banana pepper.

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I’m thinking banana as well. That’s good cause I love banana peppers! Haven’t had any problems with bugs in the garden(knock on wood), but the deer found my strawberry patch... no leaves left on them. The deer also apparently like broccoli and kale... Didn’t wipe them out though.

The orchard however, we are getting bugs. Going to spray with neem oil in a day or so.
 
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Harvest some radishes. Other stuff is growing well with exception of scallions.
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So the deer have ate my strawberries, and cucumbers. They’ve been hitting my potatoes kind of hard, but the rest is doing good.
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Luckily, deer don’t like zucchini.
Guess what’s for dinner tomorrow night!
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Is anyone else having same problem?

Garden produce is starting to roll in but can't find canning jar seals & rings. I was told mid-Sept before stores would start receiving them. You can get them if you buy jars but I do not need jars.
 

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Wish I had your problem Gabby... deer have been eating everything in sight. Orchard is fenced in, so deer can’t access that, but it’s been so dry, everything is shriveling and falling off way before ripe... not a good year.
 

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I have gophers and rabbits. Alternates between rabbits or squirrels. Have a new neighbor. Old neighbor owned my hunting cat. When the cat saw me walking across the back yard with pellet gun it came running because he knew it was time for fresh rabbit.
 

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Used to eat squirrel when I was a kid on the farm. Never really fond of it but ate it because choice was squirrel or bread and butter. Rabbit I don't mind but it has to be the smelliest animal in the world to clean. Would rather eat a Limburger sandwich than clean a rabbit.

We did have a jar of bread & butter pickles that Laurie canned yesterday. One quart did not seal. They were excellent.Better than any store bought.
 
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