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Talking about falling over, at a place I used to live, I had lots of organic matter in the soil, so it was very soft and easy to work with.
My corn got to be 8 foot high when a huge rainstorm came with lots of rain and high winds. Knocked those corn stalks flat.
They remained flat, but kept growing, with the new growth going upward again. If I remember right, I still got a fair amount of corn from them.
Joan, I've not been pruning and taking care of my raspberries like I should, and so they run rampant. But I'm getting better at it.
Why do yours fall over? Mine don't tend to do that. My best guess is that you have more friable soil than me and it's probably also more moist.
Daniel, what is the process for clearing out the sand and iron deposits? I guess that the problem is in the pipes ... or is it in the tank? Remember the old cisterns of earlier days? with windmills drawing water from the well? I don't remember the maintenance on that equipment, but I assume there were lots to do to keep it running efficiently.
The chores never end, do they! In some ways it is nice because by being in the garden a lot, and paying attention to what is happening to the different processes, one can almost have a conversation with plants and wildlife. Even the well tank talks to you.
My arborvitae look much happier tonight.
Randy, I bet your tongue is purple and there is a big smile on your face. Would love to have some blackberries ... just not enough room on my place to grow more.
Our summer is scorchingly hot! I thought my arborvitae were getting water from soaker hoses, but it turns out, the water wasn't getting through. So, I pulled up the old hose, except where they were too entangled with roots, and laid down a new hose yesterday. The poor shrubs looked so thirsty and the green began turning brown. So, I got out there at 5:AM and got the task done before 10.
Your garden sounds very lush. Do you have any photos to share?
Spud, in the autumn, I cut out all the raspberry stocks that bore fruit that summer and tie up the new growth so that I can pick berries standing up. Sadly, my raspberry frame failed this year and they are laying on the ground, bearing lots of fruit, but impossible to get to. I will leave these berries for the birds and squirrels and eat from the stocks that remained tied up. My construction was too weak and I will have a fellow build a stronger frame for next year.
Oh, that's the problem!
I've only seen 1/2 inch of rain in the last 65 days, so I have to keep watering with the city water, which has chlorine, a lot of hard water chemicals, and worst of all, it's alkaline, so I have to add sulfur to my garden periodically. However, now that I'm using more organic matter, I may be able to stop adding sulfur.
Hey Daniel, a new avatar?! Cool. Where was it taken?
We've had a very cool summer so far, with perfect timing on rainfall (another 0.4" last night). So much for the cold winter, hot summer theory. My garden never looked better. Green beans are delicious.
Patricia, I hope you get better temperatures for you garden.
The temperatures here have been 95-100*F (35-38*C) for about 2 weeks now, but I keep the garden well watered and things seem to be doing well. I planted peas late, but they're still producing.
Randall, as usual, I'm jealous of your location, especially because of the blackberries. I guess it's too dry here for any to grow wild. Maybe if I ask the extension agent, he may know of some that are growing in permanently moist areas.
I picked my first blackberries yest from my secret spot--a fence row separating a baseball outfield from a cemetery. The berries are HUGE! I just wish "they" would quit trying to kill the thorny bushes off. I also picked 6.5 lbs of blueberries from a farm down the road. Thus ends my berry picking for year (maybe a few more blacks).
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