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bowhunter1023

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Yes, I will till it under and plant turnips. I've had bad issues with cucumber bettles and some other bugs, so turning the dirt over will help with that. This soil is still a work in progress too. A decade ago, this was a white pine planting, so it's not great soil. Plus, it's hard clay, so it needs TLC. I'm doing a deep till with some lime, fertilizer, then purple top turnips that'll hopefully work up the soil a little.
 
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5Cent

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Weekly Friday update, 9/11.

Tomatoes & peppers:
Continue to get around this for daily hauls and they are still going strong with lots more to turn in next week or so. The mini bells are starting to turn more frequently and the normal sized bells continue to grow in size. No big ones close to size for ripening, hope they get there before end of the season.
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Watermelons:
5 good sized ones at the property, 2 good sized ones at home with a few smaller ones. Dame as the sweetcorn, they loved being in the wide open sun on the property.
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Pumpkins:
They have exploded and the insects continue to pollinate all the open flowers. Got a few baseball sized ones going. Still hoping there are some ready to pick for Halloween.
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bowhunter1023

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Adam is hitting stride and I'm back to baseline. Dirt looks good, but I know it needs love. One more tilling and a raking tomorrow, followed by a bag of lime, some 19-19-19, and some turnips. My neighbor winters several head of horses, so I'll cabbage his traditional waste pile in March to broadcast all over this before I till it up for Garden 2021. If all goes well, I'll be able to move some chickens in here for a while between the first few turns and planting.

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Did it end up frosting there? We are protected by the lake for a few more weeks unless a deep cold snap sets in.

If I was doing for $, I would cover if possible and if not, then pick. Since its only for fun/home kitchen, I let it ride until its all dead, taking what I can for as long as I can.
 

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Fri. 9/25 update:

Tomaotes - still going strong at both locations. Fear of not having enough cherry tomatoes is laughable at this point, struggling to give em away and they are still loaded.

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Watermelon: The first big one off the property was awesome! Kids loved it, gone that same night, 18.5lb'r. Tried 2 from the current home and their dark green color confirmed they weren't ripe even though the ground spot was nice and dull yellow. They were light pink and had no taste. There are 5-6 more here at home that ill let go for another month and see if they ever ripen. Lack of sun.

The ones at the property are banging! Definitely going to increse the # of these grown and stagger them. Grabbed 2 more yesterday and have 2 left to get in the next week or so.
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Pumpkins: property only in full sun and they are coming along nicely. 1 bigger than a basketball, others the size of cantaloupes and they are growing a lot everyday. So far I think there are 10-12 total over baseball size.
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5Cent

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Overall the pumpkins started out OK, then really took off, then sputtered in Aug-Sept due to little rain. Once the frost hit, it was good night. We got about 8 pumpkins the size of a basketball out of the 20-22plants planted.

These 4 made the final cut for homegrown carving tonight. Hope they turn out alright lol:
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Will definitely plant 2-4wks earlier next year.