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Offline bwallace23350

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2017, 09:47:11 am »
To get rid of Johnson and nut grass get some EDPM roofing material or sheet metal and cover small areas  at a time.  This is a better choice than glyphosphate for bee keepers and small areas.

That is a much better way of working it.

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2017, 02:41:19 pm »
Well my garden has been a bust. I haven't gave it the attention a garden deserves, then there's the monsoon that set in and never left. Everything's turning a pale color, wet feet I recon.
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« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2017, 05:33:28 pm »
My wife's garden has produced a lot of food so far but we had 4 1/2" of rain yesterday and it was under water most of the night. She needs to get out there and pick what ever is left.
Our front yard looked like a fair sized stream even though I have 3 18" grates spread across the yard that are connected to an 8" pipe that feeds to the creek. Just too much water too fast.
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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2017, 01:21:05 am »
Yep, the rain has been ridiculous.  The city has had a pump in my front yard for the past 2 - 3 weeks sending all of this water into the bay.  My garden fortunately sits on higher ground.

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2017, 11:51:58 am »
The rain has really crushed my garden. Even the peas started rotting on the plant. The tomatoes have done better than hopped given the circumstances and so have the peppers. Squash on the ground rots way to fast. The fruit was a bust except for figs as a young tree has put some on while my old tree lost them all to a late frost.

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« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2017, 02:35:03 pm »
My fruit trees got hit with a freeze but still had some fruit with the asian pears being just loaded.  However, animals have since compleetly cleaned them off of fruit long before it ripened.
I do have a potted fig that has a lot of fruit on it yet and this will be the first year for it and I don't know what to expect from it.
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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2017, 10:06:01 am »
Speaking of figs I need to check my like ASAP

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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2017, 11:07:50 am »
Well I can say this is the first year I ever lost a garden due to too much rain.
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« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2017, 02:52:27 pm »
Yep GSF the rain killed my garden. On the bright side my bees seem to be doing very well. I will get to harvest in the fall.

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2017, 11:17:07 pm »
Too much rain here.  Zucchini and summer squash the only things doing well.  Tomato, strawberry, peppers, potato not doing well.
Deer and raccoons are not helping.  Plugged a raccoon yesterday.

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« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2017, 01:22:01 pm »
We have had so much rain now that I can't even get my winter spot ready.

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« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2017, 10:25:10 pm »
And there is more coming...   :sad:

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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2017, 11:23:51 am »
3 inches yesterday

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« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2017, 12:06:08 am »
our last rain was the first day of summer. We have been having record heat. Garden is doing pretty good. I tore up the raspberries and am solarizing the soil before replanting them this year.
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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2017, 10:48:06 am »
Is it normal to have so little rain?

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« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2017, 04:16:27 am »
Just starting to think about my vegetable garden down under. With no frost until very late in autumn I still had summer crops producing 2 months after I should have had winter crops in so skipped them this year.
Has been a drier than usual winter for us but 5" this month has set things up nicely for spring. Thinking about purchasing a small green house to start seedlings in and try to get a few weeks head start on planting direct into the garden. Even with a green house still at least a month before I would consider putting seed in. We had snow Monday at the farm, weekend forecast is for temps approaching 60 but if things stay normal we can expect the odd frost into October.

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« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2017, 11:09:49 am »
I am hoping to break grown on my winter garden within the month.

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« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2017, 10:57:10 pm »
Is it normal to have so little rain?
I think it was the 5th longest run on record. It also came with the top 90+ degree days in a row on record.
We hit 53 or 55 days before it did finally rain (one day).
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Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2017, 09:36:09 am »
We have had a mild and wet summre for us. Mild summers down here are still really hot though. Looks like we are in the cross hairs of a lot more rain though soon.