Gardening Open Thread

my secret garden 001

my secret garden 002

Twenty-six days ago I posted the pics above. At that point I hadn’t harvested anything and the small tomato plant on the right seemed to be dying.

Since then my garden has grown and the new replacement tomato plant is thriving. I have green and yellow squash coming out my ears and LOTS of green tomatoes. I call the zuke plant on the far left “Dirk Diggler” for reasons you can see below.

BTW – that is just a two day haul. I gave away the two biggest ones yesterday.

my secret garden 003

my secret garden 004


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40 Responses to Gardening Open Thread

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    The secret to a good garden is bullshit. Literally.

    1. Dig holes.
    2. Fill the holes halfway with steer manure.
    3. Plant seedlings.
    4. Finish filling holes with planting soil.
    5. Water frequently.

    • cynic says:

      In my neck of the woods, Northern IL, my yard has gotten almost 10″ rain in 9 days! Send an ark please! I have never seen standing water in my yard and gardens like I do now.

      The poppies seem to hate standing water, and look dead.

      We can’t walk in the vegetable garden without sinking deep in the mud. The arugula looks like it’s dying, the spinach, lettuces and radishes are bolting, and the deer make their nightly visits to nibble on many flowers. Can’t spray the stuff on the plants to shoo the deer away because of the daily rains.

      The only thing that I’m able to do is pull weeds along the perimeters of the gardens. And, the dreaded creeping charlie just loooooves all this rain, and it’s a daily chore to try keeping it out of the gardens.
      (sorry for all the complaining, just waiting for the Japanese beetles to arrive any day now. Makes me question on a yearly basis why I garden, then I pick my first tomato, and I go, ‘oh yea, this is what it’s all about)

    • cynic says:

      That tomato plant is huge! Look’s live you’ve got a green thumb, and send me a loaf of zucchini bread please.

    • mcnorman says:

      Yes it is. I can attest to that. My garden is growing and growing. I live in the desert and have little water but the manure is doing magnificent things for my garden.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        My garden really doesn’t use that much water. I’m thinking about designing a low-budget drip irrigation for next year.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Sounds like what (retired) “Colonel Greenjeans” does here in the southeast, and he fails miserably every season. God love him, he tries, he has fun and keeps him out of my hair a few hours every day. The only thing surviving in the Garden of Good and Evil, is a persimmon tree, after the squirrels, I get about 10 fruits a year and still don’t know what to do with them. Sidebar: I usually slip them to the squirrels. 😀

    • lildoggy4u says:

      In Tennessee the city folk calls it mushroom dirt and they drive very far to get some. We who sell it know it as horse manure. It grows plants like crazy.

  2. Myiq2xu says:

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    • DandyTIger says:

      Holy fuckstick.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      So, they did not even have to hack the system, they were handed the keys.

    • lyn says:

      I’m waiting for a letter from OPM.

    • Somebody says:

      I can’t believe this shit, stupid assholes. They compromised my entire fucking family, they fucking outsourced to the Chinese, WTF???

      • lyn says:

        ^This^ I’m writing to my congressman and senators.

          • lyn says:

            Their personal information must be out there too. From the OPM June 4th press release:
            “As a result of the incident, OPM will send notifications to approximately 4 million individuals whose PII may have been compromised. Since the investigation is on-going, additional PII exposures may come to light; in that case, OPM will conduct additional notifications as necessary. In order to mitigate the risk of fraud and identity theft, OPM is offering credit report access, credit monitoring and identify theft insurance and recovery services to potentially affected individuals through CSID®, a company that specializes in these services. This comprehensive, 18-month membership includes credit monitoring and $1 million in identity theft protection services at no cost to enrollees.”

        • Somebody says:

          When I told my husband he asked can we sue. It’s hell to sue the feds and only the attorneys get any money when there is a class action suit. We’re just screwed, who knows who has our information.

          • Constance says:

            My ex-husband kept saying “If we don’t settle the divorce quickly on our own(the way he wanted it settled)we will have to split it between ourselves and the two attorneys. Well by that time I liked my attorney a whole lot better than I liked him so I would prefer for her to get my money. Same thing here. I would prefer for the attorneys to get a bunch of money instead of the government so might as well sue the Feds.

  3. SHV says:

    Grass looking very GREEN; expect a visit from the National Socialist Party California Wasser Einsatzgruppen!!

  4. DandyTIger says:

    Dayum. That’s a good haul.

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  6. cynic says:

    Klown, O’Reilly will be discussing the raccoon riding the back of an alligator. It’s your new picture.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    OT: Votermom,if you peek in tonight, wish you’d start the book club threads again, maybe as a monthly open topic? I am breezing through many memoirs from First Ladies to “Alan Harper” (Jon Cryer). I’m definitely a fan of non-fiction genre. Currently reading Candice Bergen’s “A Fine Romance” (her marriage to Louis Malle and the “Murphy Brown” years) and kicking myself for not reading her first memoir “Knock Wood” (which I’ll be ordering soon!).

    It’s just that I found Bergen’s (and her daughter) experience being invited by the Clintons to have dinner in the WH family dining room then spend the night in the Lincoln Bedroom (because the Clintons were nice like that after Louis’ death, Bergen wasn’t a donor or activist for the Clintons in the 90’s was her disclaimer?). Bill came knocking at the bedroom door long after Bergen was in her jammies and robe that night, while she was watching I Love Lucy on the Lincoln bed with her daughter. Bill insisted on taking her for a tour of other rooms she missed on the original VIP WH tour. Candice Bergen comes across smart and sassy in her book, and she didn’t think this was unusal behavior for a POTUS ? This book doesn’t hide the fact she’s a “classic liberal”, but the comparisons of Dan Quayle and Sarah Palin were annoying, though she didn’t go full libtard on them. Interesting fun read! Especially Bergen is a wealthy, gifted, naturally beautiful white women, she balances it nicely with lots of self-deprecating humor. I love her. 😉

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