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  • cristina 14 Sep 2014
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    beans, beans...

    Photo-upload-415048?1410791883 first harvest of french beans.
    Overcast 10°C / 50°F
  • flowerweaver 15 Sep 2014
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    September blooms!

    Photo-upload-415069?1410799058 So many things are blooming right now! I will just show you a few of them. One of my favorite flowers is Pearl Milkweed Vine. There's a lot of it down in the creek, but this one is growing on the fence by Coop Two. It's pretty difficult to catch in flower since the flowers are green and not ea...
    Mostly Cloudy 23°C / 73°F
  • Carol 20 Sep 2014
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    Wildlife in the compost bin

    I always open the compost bin lid slowly and very carefully as in the past some rather large huntsmen spiders have lived under the lid, spinning some rather large cocoons for their eggs. Being arachnophobic, I don't want them running over my hand when I lift the lid. However, the other day when...
    Mostly Cloudy 27°C / 81°F
  • Motherhen 14 Sep 2014
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    Ho ho ho..

    Photo-upload-415071?1410803219 .. I've just had to un-archive the mistletoe planting (I thought it had washed away in all the rain we had this winter) But no, it is still hanging on.
  • Kevalsha 14 Sep 2014
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    Duckfoot coleous

    Photo-upload-415036?1410774988 This coleous was transplanted and it did not suffer any transplanting shock. Now it is growing in various places and doing very well. It is a great ground cover for shaded areas.
    Overcast 26°C / 79°F
  • Amarylis 20 Sep 2014
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    Giving up!

    Photo-upload-415426?1411159535 As of September 2014 I've given up my half plot as I couldn't spend nearly as much time as I needed to on it & the needs of our daughter & grandchildren have also restricted my time there & a third reason is that we don't get much out of it as we are not keen on many vegetables that can be grown ...
  • halhurst 21 Sep 2014
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    10-soil wicking bed test

    The 10-soil wicking bed test is underway. This test should take 50 days or so. I planted beans in 10 self-watering planters with 10 different soils today. The goal is to find the proper soil for "my wicking bed 1 design()":http://myfolia.com/journals/134155-wicking-bed-1-a-luggable-planter-i...
    Clear 21°C / 70°F
  • triciafromoz 14 Sep 2014
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    Garlic! You either hate it or love it!

    I must admit, I love garlic! Not the stuff that comes from China in a white netting bag, but good old Aussie garlic, preferably home grown. Having a reasonably small block of land, and trying to grow as much as possible on it, garlic seemed a bit beyond my home gardening abilities, but a friend o...
  • GeorgeSr 20 Sep 2014
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    New boot for greenhouse #2

    Photo-upload-415470?1411238931 Looks like the rollup cover won't be needed for another week, so decided to rollup the cover and install a boot. I cut the boot out of 8 mil UV resistant black poly from Menards. I made it 16 x 110 and used tape to close the ends. If a frost is in the forecast, it's an easy task to remove the hol...
    Overcast 17°C / 63°F

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