What did you do in your garden today?


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I weeded the green beans, thinned the turnips, did the first thinning of the carrots, picked lettuce and turnip greens. Cali the calico cat supervised from the garden table, and Buddy the ginger cat was up close and personal, making sure I did everything properly.
Gardening would go faster without the "help" but it wouldn't be nearly as much fun!
 
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Put lime into the garden today. The base clay shows 5ph and the hillrows with compost are higher. I am still deciding on how to sterilize it. Betadine and something nasty for the nematodes probably. I had a winter garden so I did not till this year. Did nothing actually, not fertilizer nor bug spray. Maybe I should just roll the dice and plant a few extra plants
 
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Hello Everyone!

I recently joined this forum and can't wait to be a part of this community. The forum looks super cool and you guys are so active. I don't have a garden as yet. I live in a small apartment, but I should be moving to a new place and will have a big garden to take care of. Will update everyone :)

Thanks
 
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Put in some sod plugs. A little late probably but with to much competing for my time it just now got to the top of the list.
 
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The soil finally dried enough to get the six Celebrity tomatoes in, and the six CalWonder bell peppers. I also have one sweet banana pepper planted. With the rest of the space I'll put in the basil and parsley seedlings. Rain is predicted for tonight and tomorrow, so any playing in the dirt will be potting up seedlings to give to friends.
 
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The soil finally dried enough to get the six Celebrity tomatoes in, and the six CalWonder bell peppers. I also have one sweet banana pepper planted. With the rest of the space I'll put in the basil and parsley seedlings. Rain is predicted for tonight and tomorrow, so any playing in the dirt will be potting up seedlings to give to friends.
I am planting celebrity also. Maybe something else if I find some seed. I did not do much this year because Becky said she wanted to be the summer gardener this year. She did not start anything, probably thinking just buy them. Anyway, with no motion much on her side, I got her some celebrity and just got finished with the hill rows. Rake and a shovel. Wished I owned a hiller for the tiller. The big beds are for crawling squash. I think it might be a good year to trellis some squash and see how it goes. SVB chase them pretty hard.
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When the frog strangler rainstorms come, those hills will be islands.
 
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Celebrities are a reliable tomato for us, as are Romas. If you can find starts of Roma tomatoes, I highly recommend them for both canning and making marinara sauce. If you need the marinara recipe, I will send it to you.
I love the look of your soil, so smooth, so rock-free, so loamy!
We trellised squash one year and found that we had fewer squash, but they were easier to find since the squash weren't hiding under huge leaves.
 
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Celebrities are a reliable tomato for us, as are Romas. If you can find starts of Roma tomatoes, I highly recommend them for both canning and making marinara sauce. If you need the marinara recipe, I will send it to you.
I love the look of your soil, so smooth, so rock-free, so loamy!
We trellised squash one year and found that we had fewer squash, but they were easier to find since the squash weren't hiding under huge leaves.
I will remember that recipe offer when the buckets of tomatoes start rolling in!

Those secondary roots have a part to play. I swear the plant can grow faster than bugs can eat it.
 

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