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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
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we are moving up there


Come on up. Been here since 1999. Great community.

Shitty seafood options though.


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BallsEleven
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Nice, sounds like you lucked out then.

We’re you able to capture the old swarm or were they already gone?


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We’re you able to capture the old swarm or were they already gone?


Unfortunately no. I was completely unprepared. They swarmed after only 10 weeks and literally every piece of literature I’ve read said that that was pretty much impossible.


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Cool pick of the worker licking her.


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We are kind of in a gardening lull over here at the moment. In a couple of weeks I plan on starting some tomatoes. And next month I plan on sowing some mustard greens and starting some cabbage seeds. Fall gardening will be here before we know it.
... and we're just to at the start of harvesting



... a ground hog has taken a liking to the okra, egg plant has been shareable for a while, tomatoes started coming in last week



... blue lakes are little too thick, peppers have produced a few, surprisingly the swiss chard is still hanging in, and next years compost is in the back



... enough cucumbers you can't give'em all away, tomatoes are defying my pruning, that's the test zucchini in straw bales, and four halfed 55 gallon drums of sweet potatoes... which the ground hog likes even more than okra... it's was sprawling all around a couple weeks ago.



while the basil is in pick-battle phase to keep the flowering at bay (and turning bad)... close up look at wheat straw mulching. There's 4-5 layers of news paper (and junk mail or amazon prime boxes) under neath. And a weed eater every few weeks creates new mulch from the wheat shoots.


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Beautiful garden! I know some of you guys were behind a lot of us down here. Looks like y’all have definitely caught up!

The weather has been so crappy down here with the heat and humidity and constant rain that even my eggplant is looking rough. Peppers are hanging on, but a few of them aren’t looking the healthiest either. Okra doing good, though.
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Very nice.

Our garden did very well early in the year but I have hit a wall. Everything is living still, but growth has stopped and fruits yields are sparse. Between the rains, the sip beds I built and (I think) the manual watering that was done without my supervision, I fear everything was over watered. I'm holding off and waiting for things to dry out a bit before doing anything else to it.


DarthTiger
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
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the manual watering that was done without my supervision

Is this code for the wife/gf did the watering?


DarthTiger
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I think the Garden Thread folks should start our own self sustaining society. Between the honey, tomatoes, potatoes, & corn, we’d have plenty to eat. We just need a few more hoes & we’d be set.


PillageUrVillage
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
I can also skin a buck and run a trotline.


TigerBait1971
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Always wanted to try my hand at distilling.


PillageUrVillage
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I've always thought Cades Cove would be a nice place to ride out an apocalypse. Beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife, plenty of land for growing crops, plenty of nearby waterways. In the event of one, y'all meet me there.


BallsEleven
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
After being in the Desoto State Park area last week, it has me wanting to buy a piece of land up there. Beautiful area, lots of rivers and wildlife, not a whole lot of people.


PillageUrVillage
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These are the discussions we need to have.

I’m definitely open to better options.


DarthTiger
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can also skin a buck and run a trotline.

I can’t do any of those things. I guess I’ll have to handle the cooking.

eta: God help you all.
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ChenierauTigre
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We could exchange seeds too. I saved some from my carmens today and was thinking this. Do y'all save seeds or do you just buy them every year?


BallsEleven
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These are the discussions we need to have.


Agreed haha

If you like camping it is worth the trip. It is a great area without a ton of people. We got a house about 5 minutes out the back gate.

Land is a decent price in the area too.


DarthTiger
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Do y'all save seeds or do you just buy them every year?

I do both. It’s a pita to wait for some plants to go to seed. Plus some will cross pollinate. I’m trying to do better on saving them though.
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Martini
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This is the seed savers exchange. You or anyone looking to exchange this is where you want to be.

Their basic idea is to share say 25 seeds of whatever they have for you to grow and save the seeds to increase the yields across the country. Really an interesting group.

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This is Deeply Rooted on LPB about John Coykendall who is the Master Gardener at Blackberry Farms. He also comes to Washington Parish every year and is a great advocate for saving seeds. A really interesting guy that all in this thread if they haven’t already, would enjoy him.


PillageUrVillage
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I'd like to start saving seeds, so I plan on trying to grow more heirlooms from here on. As of right now I have a few overgrown okra pods that I'm letting dry up on the plant. Next spring I'm going to focus on trying to plant heirloom cucumber, pepper, and tomatoes.


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