2023 garden season

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Thu Jul 20, 2023 10:15 am

Corn is tassling here, picked a few cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and too many zucchini. Finally able to walk in the tilled soil, was 4 inche of mud.
Woodchuck population is dropping, neighbor caught 12 in have a heart traps, I caught 2 in kill traps. I should call the neighbor's traps Have a sandwich traps, since he eats them.

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jul 20, 2023 10:21 am

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Peter Person » Sun Jul 23, 2023 8:14 pm

Corn is almost as tall as me! (6’-3”)

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby ajhbike » Mon Jul 24, 2023 5:37 am

I haven't had to water for a month or more. Cukes, squash, leafy greens, beans and tomatoes are just coming in. Pulled all the peas a couple weeks ago and replanted with beans and radishes

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Jul 25, 2023 2:59 pm

Corn starting to tassle and silk. Picked the first green beans today.
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Aug 01, 2023 10:55 am

For those in MI, OH, PA, WV and MD who don’t have enough sunlight for their gardens to thrive, here’s why…
Canadian smoke…

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Aug 02, 2023 10:15 am

I'd like to say that is affecting a quality of life for a garden, but mostly it takes a cloudy state that rarely sees the sun and makes it even more cloudy.
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Aug 02, 2023 4:40 pm

Second hay cutting is in the barn. Just might get a third this year.
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Eugene » Thu Aug 03, 2023 7:03 am

Pecans. 3 semi mature pecan trees about 20 years old. Some nuts on all 3 trees. This is the first year that we have had more than a nut or two on the trees.

Have to keep an eye on the trees to see if there is going to be any nuts to harvest. Squirrels.
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Peter Person » Thu Aug 03, 2023 8:22 am

Eugene wrote:Pecans. 3 semi mature pecan trees about 20 years old. Some nuts on all 3 trees. This is the first year that we have had more than a nut or two on the trees.

Have to keep an eye on the trees to see if there is going to be any nuts to harvest. Squirrels.


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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sat Aug 05, 2023 11:49 am

Now that I've gotten rid of the woodchucks, the raccoons are here. Wiped out my first planting of corn, and are checking the second planting for ripeness! Grrrrrrrrrr!

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Aug 05, 2023 3:46 pm

Trust me. You haven’t gotten rid of the groundhogs. They’re just on vacation. :lol:
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sat Aug 05, 2023 6:02 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Trust me. You haven’t gotten rid of the groundhogs. They’re just on vacation. :lol:


Likely, Don, but right now, raccoons are the issue. I set a Have a heart trap with tuna, and caught a very grumpy feral cat. Reset it with more tuna, nd it was tripped and empty tonight. Might be the cat retaliating. He won't be happy, when he finds I reset it with an ear of store bought corn!

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Tue Aug 08, 2023 2:17 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Trust me. You haven’t gotten rid of the groundhogs. They’re just on vacation. :lol:

You're right, Don Woodchusks are back from vacation. beans and lettuce is gone. Raccoons are checking the next planting of corn, for ripeness!
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Aug 08, 2023 3:15 pm

Since you can’t use the preferred means in your neighborhood, you need a solar powered electric fence around the garden.
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