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Well fellas, how does your garden grow?

Things are going nicely down here. So far the hay mulch is doing its job. Weeds are subdued for the most part.
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Tomatoes and pepper on the vine. Hopefully we’ll have some ripe ones around the 4th of July.
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Zucchini should be ready soon
Zucchini should be ready soon
Looks like the sunflowers are getting closer to blooming.
Looks like the sunflowers are getting closer to blooming.
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Looking good Jeff . Ours is doing well this year . I have been able to put in a couple hours most mornings weeding . I will try and get pictures today . Jeff is that hay or straw . I was told not to use hay as it mold and is a problem for some plants . I have only ever tried straw but ended up with as much wheat grass growing as it stopped weeds. :headbash: For now it is just me and my Hoe's doing the dirty work . :rofl:
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DavidBarkey wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 5:36 am Looking good Jeff . Ours is doing well this year . I have been able to put in a couple hours most mornings weeding . I will try and get pictures today . Jeff is that hay or straw . I was told not to use hay as it mold and is a problem for some plants . I have only ever tried straw but ended up with as much wheat grass growing as it stopped weeds. :headbash: For now it is just me and my Hoe's doing the dirty work . :rofl:
This is hay. The only reason I used it is because that’s what I have! Watching out for mold is probably a valid point. I haven’t found any problems yet, the plants all seem to be doing fine, but we are very hot and dry right now. It may be a different story in a wet, cool year.

I like to leave my hoes hanging around the shop whenever possible. I hate to overwork them! :rofl:
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JSinMO wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 9:46 am
DavidBarkey wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 5:36 am Looking good Jeff . Ours is doing well this year . I have been able to put in a couple hours most mornings weeding . I will try and get pictures today . Jeff is that hay or straw . I was told not to use hay as it mold and is a problem for some plants . I have only ever tried straw but ended up with as much wheat grass growing as it stopped weeds. :headbash: For now it is just me and my Hoe's doing the dirty work . :rofl:
This is hay. The only reason I used it is because that’s what I have! Watching out for mold is probably a valid point. I haven’t found any problems yet, the plants all seem to be doing fine, but we are very hot and dry right now. It may be a different story in a wet, cool year.

I like to leave my hoes hanging around the shop whenever possible. I hate to overwork them! :rofl:
Lets us know how it works out over the season . Old hays plentyfull around here in the spring , it would be nice to know if it could be used .
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Much better growth this year with being able to stay ahead of the weeds so far .
Already picking lettuce . A couple of brockalies and collyflower will be ready in a couple of days .
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WOW! Well done Mr. Dave! Your garden looks awesome! :worship: :clap: :thumbsup:
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That looks awesome Mr Dave! :wife: is very impressed at how neat and tidy everything is (and the lack of visible weeds :) )
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David picture perfect IMO. Credit where credit is due. :clap: :peace: Harry
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I have been doing a lot of small jobs on equipment for a local farmer . He has and uses everything from garden tractors to 1955 Farmall Super A to full size IH,JD,MF tractors . Farms about 50 acres between what he has , son and brother . Between them there always a mix of :pig: :moo: :52: :pumpkin: feed for the animals and feed for people . I am and have learned a lot from him . If :54: is with me this year we will have a good harvest .
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RoamingGnome wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 6:23 pm That looks awesome Mr Dave! :wife: is very impressed at how neat and tidy everything is (and the lack of visible weeds :) )
A few hours each morning weather permitting I weed a part of the garden . :wife: helps :whip: on her days off.
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