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Old 10.07.2020, 21:29
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

The first of my tomatoes turned red today.
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Old 10.07.2020, 22:25
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The first of my tomatoes turned red today.
Jealous.

My husband's Great Tomato Experiment is not going well... I think that he over-pruned the plants, as they are all short and bushy. Oh well - he's the one who likes to eat tomatoes.

Meanwhile, my vine crops are coming in nicely!
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Old 17.07.2020, 16:17
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

This year is a superduper gardening year, I have already planted/sowed most of the 2nd vegetables. The first harvest has been either prepped for the freezer or dehydrated or turned into a preserve.

I finally got hubby to agree that we really needed a 2nd freezer, just a small one mind, but at last I have got more space to store the prepared vegetables.

Also created a few new things, fennel stalk pickles and beer radishes in a beer/vinegar/sugar and spices brine. YUMMY!! And the chive capers have turned out edible too, and the more sweeter brine was favoured ( I made two to test which one suits the chives and our palates)
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And the chive capers have turned out edible too, and the more sweeter brine was favoured ( I made two to test which one suits the chives and our palates)
Oooooo, sounds interesting. And yummy.

Might I be so bold as to ask you to share the recipe?

(Staring at a patch of chives that keeps on giving, and a full-to-the-brim freezer, and wondering what else to do with them...)
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

I am loving my volunteer sunflower forest this year



Earlier I saw a European Goldfinch (no photo, but this is what it looked like:


Today I saw the same (?) bird who was being harassed to feed her two chicks that chirped noisily nearby. Very cool!
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Whats this plant called?

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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Morning glory or ipomoea to give it it’s botanical name. It’s part of the convolvulus family.
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Whats this plant called?

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Trichterwinde or Prunkwinde this is

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Old 07.08.2020, 09:51
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

...and a few months later hard work, but oh so well worth it!!

Some impressions of some of the produce and blooms in my very own paradise!






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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Whats wrong with my lawn? Just cut it yesterday and now it looks so patchy. Is it possible that the hand lawnmower is the problem or something else?

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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Has anyone been successful with planting a fall garden? What types of produce did you plant? Looks like maybe carrots, lettuce, broccoli and spinach might be options?

We moved in early June this year so I had to forgo the spring and summer planting season and I'm itching to try and grow something before the frost comes!
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Has anyone been successful with planting a fall garden? What types of produce did you plant? Looks like maybe carrots, lettuce, broccoli and spinach might be options?

We moved in early June this year so I had to forgo the spring and summer planting season and I'm itching to try and grow something before the frost comes!
Of course you can!! I am gardening all year round and harvest stuff even in deepest winter.

Will you have high rise beds or plant into the ground?

The high rise beds are a tad better because the frost is not getting to the produce due to them being almost 1m above ground.

I for one, just sowed green beans again on one of the now emptied beds.

Good for this time of year for a quick harvest (vegetation period 1-2 month) are any kind of leafy green salads (bought as seedlings!), radishes and rucola.

Then there are the winterveges and salads with a vegetation period of 3-4 months until harvest.

Here's a list of a few, hardy plants, that aren't bothered by frost or snow and you should get the seedlings easily in any bigger garden center.

Sugarloaf salad (Zuckerhutsalat), celeriac, spinach, lambs salad (Nüssler), savoy cabbage and green kale, winter leeks ( Winterlauch).

In fact for a few things like spinach (winterspinat), lambs salad and leeks I'll wait until september to sow ( salad and spinach) resp. plant the seedlings (leeks).
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Thanks for your response! Now I'm even more excited. Must take deep breaths and plant with a plan...

The plan is to plant directly into the ground for now and see how it goes. Fingers crossed!
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..... Sugarloaf salad (Zuckerhutsalat), celeriac, spinach, lambs salad (Nüssler), savoy cabbage and green kale, winter leeks ( Winterlauch).....
Is Nüssler what we call Nüsslisalat?
I really want to plant that this winter but don't have a clue about it. Can I buy this as little plants or do I have to use seeds?
And can I harvest it like "Zupfsalat" or am I gonna eat once and that's it?
And when do they have to be planted? My salad and tomatoes are still producing and I only have that one little patch.
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