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bowhunter1023

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Maters are thriving and I'll make my first harvest of peppers tomorrow. My bush cucumbers look like shit however and will likely die. I've got two others doing well, plus several seedlings that appear they'll take, so I should still get some pickles put up this year hopefully. Beans are also taking off. Living here definitely makes a big difference on my upkeep! 10-15 minutes a day with a hoe and an hour on the weekend of pruning/tying/tilling makes for a well kept garden!

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bowhunter1023

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We're rolling now. This week has been a good one. Making pickles today with some I bought locally, then doing pickled jalapeno and banana pepper medley, then running a batch of hot pepper mustard. I've also got a few early girl maters and zucchini, but I've been feeding them to the chickens. Easy, cheap food for them! My dogs eat 2-3 eggs a day a piece, so that helps slow things down now that I have 22 chickens laying eggs.

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Right there with ya Phil. Only the pre-started ones that had maters on them are producing. Small plants are 3 for 4 right now but I don't think they will produce, growth is stunted. Cucumbers grew a new set of leaves last week but that's it lol!

The boys sunflower seeds on the other hand are rocking and have been transplanted to the too of the septic mound. One of them better be one of those monster type!
 
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On the flip side, IF you planted any grass or plants this spring you probably didn't have to water. We got ZERO seeding jobs in this spring. All grass seeding will be moved to fall. We only got a few plants in the ground (50-100). No watering but I'm concerned about rotting the roots out and fungus/too wet related issues. If the roots took hold they should be good if the sudden change to hot/humid/no rain doesn't shock them. Stupid weather.
 

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For now they're only pluck and eat while outside playing with the girls,but mostly to give the deer their sweet tooth fix. My wife wanted to start doing some canning, so I got her a separate backpack sprayer and some treatments for them, but she hasn't done anything with it. I'll probably end up owning this process as well. Until then, the deer can have em.
 

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Garden looks good Jesse!

I've grown fairly decent size gardens for years, during the time I had growing boys living at home.

Now, I grow just enough for my Salsa mainly, so when football season comes around, I'm good to go.

I grow a few different types of tomatoes, peppers and some herbs. I also planted some Raspberry and Blueberry plants this year, Oh and some Catnip for the wife's cats.
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We actually own a small percentage of a family farm in southern Ohio where we get most all of our weekly organic farm garden products from.

Things like real organic cows milk, goats milk, different types of cheese, several different types of jam, real butter, peanut butter and all the fruits & vegetables you can possibly think of, like Kale and few meat items as well, like chicken & pork.

Wife places an order each week and then they call us when they drop it off in town, ready for us to go pick it up.

I have no complaints on anything we've received from them as of yet and we've been doing it for three years now.

I have a good friend that I get a 1/2 cow from each year. Again, no complaints at all.

In fact, the beef has been the best I've ever had and that's saying something, especially when I used to live in Texas where steaks down there are considered a regular daily meal.

I wouldn't feel right if I didn't grow something every year.
 

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For now they're only pluck and eat while outside playing with the girls,but mostly to give the deer their sweet tooth fix. My wife wanted to start doing some canning, so I got her a separate backpack sprayer and some treatments for them, but she hasn't done anything with it. I'll probably end up owning this process as well. Until then, the deer can have em.
Tryin to envision Rita with a backpack sprayer on just leads to thoughts of the latest horrible version of Ghostbusters. You better do it
 

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