Posted by catherinew
on 04 October 2017 - 04:34 PM
I've never grown anything but organic, so I don't notice differences. However, people will ask if there's any tomatoes left (for that day's picking) because they taste like tomatoes. One friend just commented on the broccoli I gave him awhile ago. He'd frozen it like I suggested, and when he thawed ate it with butter, the taste was so sweet, nothing like the grocery stores.
Yes, it does cost more, but Edmick has the right answer. We grow for ourselves and share with others. Why not indulge?
Posted by catherinew
on 16 September 2017 - 08:17 AM
I love your jungle pics! Trick or Treat harvest will be the treats of the neighborhood. You've worked so hard on these plants and they're showing it. Can't wait for the colorful reds, oranges, yellows showing through.
Community Garden thievery - all too common. I heard one of the visitors say that a community garden was for the community. Gave him the lecture about ownership, fees, etc. I wonder if he's the one who has taken ALL of my zucchini! All of it!
I hear your community garden concerns. I have a guy next to me whose plot is a jungle. He also has huge kale, Swiss Chard, and radishes that are blooming throughout his area. What a mess. Weeds everywhere. I just do my best to keep my area clean and pest free. If you can find Surround WP, it's a good preventative for bugs. Luckily we haven't seen your harlequin bugs here - yet.
Good luck w/ your garden. Just keep checking for those pests.
Chuck, your plants are just beautiful! They'll be producing soon though we still have a few months to wait for large harvests. The vents were a good idea to help cool down the house.
I had my soil tested, too, with similar results. pH was a bit lower. Will probably add the same stuff to the soil as I usually do in the Fall - shredded leaves and manure if I can get stuff cheap or free. Alfalfa pellets are a good idea since they're less $$. Thanks for sharing your soil results.
Beautiful plants, Chuck! You've done such a great job protecting and nurturing them and I know they appreciate every ache you have. Shade cloth is almost a necessity here in CO, especially with your high temps lately. I wish I had room for a green house for growing peppers, but they'll have to be content n pots on the patio.
Best of harvests for your gorgeous plants. Enjoy the summer with your son, and keep safe.
Such an extensive and informative glog for us all to enjoy and get excited for your garden, your hoop house, your hard work. Make sure you save and print every one of your comments and pictures, and make a binder for future reference. It's always fun to peruse your previous years' accomplishments and see where you hope to improve. You and your son have put so many hours of hard work into your garden projects. Smile and enjoy. Have a safe and fun Father's Day.