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  • redloon 01 Aug 2014
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    August 2nd: Weeding the back patio :P

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    Overcast 32°C / 90°F
  • flowerweaver 28 Sep 2014
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    Ornaments, olives, onions

    Photo-upload-416014?1412044184 I forget who said they would be waiting to see photos of my pumpkins dangling like ornaments from the trees...well, today I found two Tigger Melons looking very much ready for the holiday season! Sort of a Two Sisters planting. More rain on Friday (.6 inches) and a previous rain I forgot to me...
    Partly Cloudy 26°C / 79°F
  • cristina 27 Sep 2014
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    autumn harvest

    Photo-upload-415910?1411936473 An unexpected sunny week. I'm harvesting the last zucchini, peppers and a lot of French beans, lettuce and parsley. Pot marigolds, nasturtium and sunflowers are still blooming around. Enjoyable days! (The only problem is too many homeworks to correct...).
    Clear 15°C / 59°F
  • redloon 02 Aug 2014
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    August 3rd: First pear harvest!

    Photo-upload-415959?1411962282 Updated 9/29: We had 6 pears growing on our tree when I picked these. I was reading about how to tell when to pick pears, and decided to try 2 methods. The first one involved harvesting the pears while still very firm-fleshed, refrigerating them, and then putting them on the counter to ripen. The...
    Overcast 37°C / 98°F
  • redloon 27 Sep 2014
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    Sown: Fall seeds (indoors)

    Photo-upload-415928?1411959731 Today I sowed seeds into 120 cells of 3 seed trays: Broccoli 'Pinetree Mix' - 20 cells Broccoli 'Waltham' - 5 cells Napa Cabbage 'Bilko' - 10 cells Pak Choi 'White Stem' - 15 cells Kale 'Redbor' - 15 cells Kale 'Starbor' - 15 cells Kale 'Dinosaur' - 10 cells Kale 'Dwarf Blue Curled' - 1...
    Rainy 29°C / 85°F
  • redloon 15 Aug 2014
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    August 16th: Flower show + cardamom!!

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    Sunny 37°C / 98°F
  • redloon 07 Aug 2014
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    August 8th: The effects of root knot nematodes

    Photo-upload-415965?1411962576 Root knot nematodes are nasty little buggers. They completely destroyed my parsnip crop, and stress out my tomatoes. On a more positive note, root knot nematode-resistant pepper varieties are available! And the self-seeded Melampodium in the front yard is blooming beautifully.
    Overcast 37°C / 98°F
  • xan 26 Sep 2014
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    Bright September day

    Photo-upload-415864?1411839868 It's one of those incredible fall days- bright, and clear in a way that summer days never are. It's hot, but the kind of hot that the goddess designed us for. It's easy to imagine walking skyclad across the prairie in weather like this. The garden is very fall-ish this year. The tomatoes were ...
    Mostly Cloudy 24°C / 75°F
  • redloon 13 Aug 2014
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    August 14th: Harvesting chili peppers and ground cherries, expanding sweet potato vines, salvia blooms

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    Overcast 37°C / 98°F

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