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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jun 17, 2011 - 09:19am PT
We got something going for summer here in Joshua Tree......we shall see what happens....so far, so good...



Something seems to be happening here....

skipt

Mountain climber
Washington
Jun 17, 2011 - 09:46am PT
"Cow sh#t tea."

Does anyone out there have a secret sauce they use as a fertilzer?

Last year a neighbor gave us a bucket of dry, one year old Cow sh#t.

I'm telling you, get a 5 gal bucket, fill it about a 1/3 of the way with
dry cow sh#t and fill the rest with water. Let sit a day or two in the
sun. Then take, about 6 ounces and add it to a gallon of water and you
have your self a miracle grow of maniac proportions.

Do this every day (every other day) during the vegetation stage and then
slow down over time.

Keep filling with water in the bucket as it goes down over time. Add more
cow sh#t when the water gets clear.

This tea is simple. Cheap. And better than anything I have ever seen at
the local store.


Skip
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 18, 2011 - 10:15am PT
So I'm checking in on my patch this morning and found that something came in overnight, scurried right to the center of it all, and ate my broccoli leaves. Nothing else, just the broccoli leaves. The stalks are intact, so hopefully they'll bounce back.

I've been peeing on the perimeter of the garden since before I planted, all for nothing I guess.
I thought the woodchucks left when I moved in with my dogs a couple years ago but something's lurking out there...

The fence goes in today.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 18, 2011 - 11:04am PT
hey there say, skipt... a gal in ohio told me something like that, and, i am getting ready to make some... will see how it goes...

also, say, brandon-
some folks say, too, to spray dish detergent on the leaves...,
perhaps that will help???


something just ate the leaves off my hopefully-one-day-giant-sunflowers, oh my!


well, i got a few pics here:


only thing is: since i planted it, the sun moved it ray-trail... now, ...
only thing is: since i planted it, the sun moved it ray-trail... now, the fence on the left give a shade longer, before it was only a half a foot, now it almost two feet, til it moves... :O
Credit: neebee


another view... the fish pond is hiding on the garden side of the ol' ...
another view... the fish pond is hiding on the garden side of the ol' shed... :) *rest of yard, has bits of odds and ends planted along fence, and under trees... (looks like the woods here, and lots of shade) :) i miss the sun, but DO get a nice patch on
Credit: neebee



sasafras grove, and tomatoes in the far corner... and compost pile... ...
sasafras grove, and tomatoes in the far corner... and compost pile... this is the only other sunny spot, later in day... :)
Credit: neebee



well, say, happy garden time to you all...
things are still tiny here... hope they grow before winter sneaks up, ;)

:)
eKat

Trad climber
montanahilltophome.com/
Jun 18, 2011 - 11:10am PT
Dang. . . it's flat out WINTER up here. . . I won't be planting anything at all! The rule of thumb is that you don't plant warm season stuff til after June 9th. . . and we're at least 2 months behind. . . do the math. . . ain't no time for nuttin'!

:-(

Pretty amazing, really. . . I mean, NOTHING important (gardenwise) can grow, but the weeds are rampant!

YIKES!

eKat
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 19, 2011 - 06:51am PT
Fence installed.
eKat

Trad climber
RuralFrikkenMontana
Jun 26, 2011 - 03:58pm PT
Is this the saddest thing you've ever seen? The end of frikken June and NOTHING planted for the season. Just spent days clearing all the rain soaked weeds outta here and transplanted a bunch of volunteer yarrow. . . but it's just too cold and dark to plant anything yet.

:-(

I'm thinkin' the season's prolly a bust!

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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 26, 2011 - 04:02pm PT
EKat,
Oh man, think back 100+ years...homesteaders must've been HURTIN!!!

My garden's twice the height of the picture I posted last weekend. Bell peppers are poppin'!
eKat

Trad climber
RuralFrikkenMontana
Jun 26, 2011 - 04:17pm PT
HohMahn. . . people woulda taken the chop in a year like this! I'm usually already getting at least beet greens outta the deal by now!

I think I'm still gonna try to plant salad stuff, beet greens and chard. . . oh, and onion sets.

We'll see.

This year, I'm afraid, the weather is writing its own record book!
eKat

Trad climber
RuralFrikkenMontana
Jun 26, 2011 - 04:20pm PT
Ya know what really cracks me up about this is that DFU (DogF*#kingUgly) fence. . . I mean, it's elk, deer, bear, wolf, moose, turkey, rabbit, coon and fox proof - but the only things growing in there right now are things none of the beasts will eat!

HA!

What a year!
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 26, 2011 - 05:10pm PT
I threw in the towel back at the end of May, not that I was ever really in the fight this year. But I'm not bothering to plant anything this year either. It does appear to have finally stopped being winter, but starting a garden in late June just seems like it would just be a waste of effort, so I'll find other projects to spend my time on.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 26, 2011 - 05:11pm PT
Oh man, think back 100+ years...homesteaders must've been HURTIN!!!

But the aboriginal people who lived here have done so for thousands of years and, yeah, sometimes they were hurtin' but, the thing that got them was smallpox.

Go figger.

eKat

Trad climber
RuralFrikkenMontana
Jun 26, 2011 - 05:24pm PT
I threw in the towel back at the end of May

I hear ya!

:-(

But. . . I LOVE being out there. . . I was feelin' kinda Delta Dawn today, WATERING.

:-)
skipt

Mountain climber
Washington
Jun 26, 2011 - 05:34pm PT
eKat,

That's one of the dangers when you live way out yonder' in huckle country.


Skip

eKat

Trad climber
RuralFrikkenMontana
Jun 26, 2011 - 05:35pm PT
huckle country

STEALIN' IT!

:-)

GoodOne!
eKat

Trad climber
RuralFrikkenMontana
Jun 26, 2011 - 06:21pm PT
Hmmmmmmmm. . . I guess, for all intents and purposes, this is a garden, eh? One that almost never needs any work - and that's a good thing, since it's many acres!

:-)


Montana wildflowers for Jessica. . . from my backyard. <br/>
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oxoxoxo
Montana wildflowers for Jessica. . . from my backyard.

oxoxoxo
Credit: eKat

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BrightLittleBankies
Credit: eKat

BirDayBouquet
BirDayBouquet
Credit: eKat



neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 26, 2011 - 08:43pm PT
hey there say, ekat... wow, this is the first time in 8-9 years that i have been able to HAVE a real garden, and oddly, no sun, :(


but the rain has helped it, for sure...
but, here in mich, my garden now, is as big as when folks get their plants from the store and START their gardens, in may (though they many times, have frost to deal with, and have to cover it, or keep the plants in the basement, etc) ... but now, not just ME, but ALL of us have a garden that is "a bit behind" in size...

but i am so happy for the joy of being out there...
i know you will too, if you just plant some greens, :)

and, somehow,
yet--i am being hopeful, being that i had the open door to do this...
:)

will let you know how it goes...

p.sp
folks are still trying, at least, out here, but we WERE OUT OF SNOW, before you all were, so we had that much hope, this time, :)
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Jun 26, 2011 - 08:51pm PT
I grow cacti and succulents
This is the Hot Box
Credit: Dr. F.
We have two other green houses and another 1000 plants on benchs outside under shade cloth

Here are some Lithops inside the greehouse
Credit: Dr. F.
More succulents
Credit: Dr. F.

What the heck is that thing?
Credit: Dr. F.
FortMental

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Jun 26, 2011 - 10:57pm PT
Hey F!

You grow anything we can smoke?
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Jun 27, 2011 - 08:49am PT
Credit: Dr. F.
Credit: Dr. F.
There is nothing you can eat or smoke grown in our Gardens
Sorry, its for science and pleasure only

Its an addiction, always adding to the collection, always wanting new plants.
We just brought home 100 new plants last week!
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