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Moving an Established Fig Tree. Delayed post from Nov 2017
Large gardens are, of course, a lot of work, but if you have the time and the energy, the results are bound to be gratifying, as we can all attest. Let me offer four photos to document my 2015 garden's progress; April 30, May 12, May 24, and June 30. It has been a slow, wet spring and early summer here in northern Vermont (and my peppers and cantaloupes are a joke), but it's finally begun to warm up.
Finally rained a little (0.19 inch), which gave me about 100 gallons in my rain barrels. Yea.
I enjoy looking at people's gardens and produce also. Pictures are nice. I'm also jealous of the large gardens Randall, Daniel, and others have.
Chris, the carrots can be judged by the size of the greenery and, when they are ready, you should see the orange root breaking the surface, beneath the tops. At least that's the way l do it.
Chris, I posted my response in Discussions.
Ramadan-rabbits, Randall? What a fantastic place you have!
Chris, you are so right! What little I planted I had no clue as to when to harvest - pretty much by sight. Except you can't see carrots until you pull them, and I pulled too soon. Luckily the bunnies liked them anyway. went by the growing time on the seed packet.
Randall, I enjoy everybody's pictures! My gosh, your garden is HUGE! I planted 8 sweet potato plants, lol.
I just downloaded some garden photos to share (not that anybody really cares). The first was taken two months ago, just starting. The cans were used to cover up fledgling (sp?) sweet potato starts (at night, so rabbits won't eat them). Notice my rows are weird--triangular pattern for a change this year.
The second photo is looking in the opposite direction (cans gone). Oops, the photos came up reversed.
I've discovered sweet potato plants have a mind of their own! Some hills look pathetic, with hardly any progress, while others are spreading like crazy. But 25 out of 30 hills are looking good, so that should supply me with enough potatoes to last a year. That is, if the voles don't get to them first. I have to be vigilant.
This year I have changed my roof garden to half and half flowers and veg, but I found out that there's always info about sowing but far less about harvesting. I sowed turnips, and they grew and flowered like weeds, but where are the turnips? Should I cut out the flowers? I have no idea. I forgot the radishes, when I found them back - lots of flowers but the radishes were 0.5 cm wide. Carrots seem to grow into a success, but I don't know when to harvest. So far I harvested quite a lot of lettuce, herbs and nasturturium flowers for a good salad. And there's more to come!
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