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Post  countrynaturals on 8/26/2019, 1:50 pm

OG? Do you do anything special to care for the lilies? Fertilizer? Mulch? Compost? Mine are finished and the bulbs are sticking out of the ground. Do yours do that?
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Post  OhioGardener on 8/26/2019, 6:15 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:OG? Do you do anything special to care for the lilies? Fertilizer? Mulch? Compost? Mine are finished and the bulbs are sticking out of the ground. Do yours do that?

No, I don't do anything to care for them, except ignore them. When I planted them years ago, I used the bulb planter to bury them about 6" deep (the top of the bulb is about 6" below ground level), and mixed the soil I took out of the ground with compost and put it back in to cover the bulbs. I've never done anything with them since. The grass has grown over them, and when the leaves are not up in the early spring, or the flowers are not in bloom in August, it is impossible to tell where they are. Each year a few more flower stems show up from the bulbs multiplying. The bulbs have not come up to ground level.
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/26/2019, 6:59 pm

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@countrynaturals wrote:OG? Do you do anything special to care for the lilies? Fertilizer? Mulch? Compost? Mine are finished and the bulbs are sticking out of the ground. Do yours do that?

No, I don't do anything to care for them, except ignore them. When I planted them years ago, I used the bulb planter to bury them about 6" deep (the top of the bulb is about 6" below ground level), and mixed the soil I took out of the ground with compost and put it back in to cover the bulbs. I've never done anything with them since. The grass has grown over them, and when the leaves are not up in the early spring, or the flowers are not in bloom in August, it is impossible to tell where they are. Each year a few more flower stems show up from the bulbs multiplying. The bulbs have not come up to ground level.
Thanks, OG. I'll cover them over, tomorrow.
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/27/2019, 2:33 pm

Never had so many Gulf Fritillaries! I swear there's at least one on every blossom in the yard -- sometimes 6 at once on the Mexican Sunflower -- and they're huge this year -- almost as big as a small monarch.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/27/2019, 3:40 pm

Suz,

I've never seen one of these!  They're spectacular.

I see yellow swallowtails and painted ladies here, but nothing like this species.
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Post  OhioGardener on 8/28/2019, 10:24 am

Black Swallowtail on Tuberose bloom.  This butterfly is showing a lot of wear on its wings.

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Post  countrynaturals on 8/28/2019, 3:13 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:Suz,

I've never seen one of these!  They're spectacular.
You ain't seen nuthin' yet! The underside of their wings is iridescent. They shimmer in the sunlight. This one is in the shade, so you don't get the total effect, but still beautiful.
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/28/2019, 3:15 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:I see yellow swallowtails and painted ladies here, but nothing like this species.
If Passion Vine grows there, you might be able to attract them, but zone 5 may be too cold. Sad
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/28/2019, 3:19 pm

GUILT TRIP!

I got tired of trying to keep my artichoke alive, so I cut it off at ground level and planted my beefsteak tomato in its spot. Here's what I found when I checked on it this morning:
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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/28/2019, 3:33 pm

Suz,

Hmmm...  The artichoke I overwintered in the garage appears to have keeled over and died.  Perhaps I'll gently dig around to ascertain whether anything beneath the surface remains alive.
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/29/2019, 11:13 am

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This baby turned up on the kitchen balcony. No clue to its origin, since I didn't plant cukes last year (or much of anything else for that matter), so if it came from compost, it's from 2 years ago or store-bought. I'm wondering if there might be cuke seeds in our wild bird mix??

Anyway, you can see a little cucumber in the lower left, so that mystery is solved.

I have never seen any plant with this many blossoms. What you see in the pic is only a fraction of them, but they all seems to be male except for the one female that's barely visible.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/29/2019, 11:28 am

Lucky you!

Weather permitting, I may have a few cukes this year.  I started them indoors, potted them up in Mel's Mix, then again in larger pots.  They languished for a while, so I moved them into full sun.  

I haven't any success with them here in the past.  Here's hoping!
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/29/2019, 12:32 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:Lucky you!

Weather permitting, I may have a few cukes this year.  I started them indoors, potted them up in Mel's Mix, then again in larger pots.  They languished for a while, so I moved them into full sun.  

I haven't any success with them here in the past.  Here's hoping!
Good luck! Fingers crossed for you. I know they don't like to be transplanted. Are you using peat pots?
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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/29/2019, 1:04 pm

That's what I'd always heard.  However, some local gardeners report successfully transplanting cukes, so I thought I'd give it a try.  So far, so good.  

No, I don't use peat pellets or pots.  I find that the plant roots can't be freed from the netting, so I don't bother with them.  I use a seed starting mix, expandable discs without netting, or Mel's Mix now.
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/30/2019, 11:33 am

Made the mistake of thinking a bean is a bean is a bean, and planted limas behind the kale. WRONG! They don't just climb and get out of the way. They try to take over the world. Yesterday, Katie decided to transplant the kale -- full grown plants -- but they were being smothered by the beans. I didn't think it would work, but it did. We now have an SFG box of 4 happy kale plants and the bully limas can claim total victory over one side of the Salad Bar. Butterfly Junction - Page 31 1280598131
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Post  OhioGardener on 8/30/2019, 12:59 pm

Speaking of Beans, this year we have been dealing with something I have never seen before. The Mockingbirds have been eating the beans as the sprout out of the ground. They see the bean halves hanging on the sprout and zoom down to get them. In the process, they kill the new seedling.  So, I have had to cover the raised bed with bird netting about 10" above the edge of the bed so that the birds can't get into it.  After having gardened for some 60 years, with 38 of them in the present location, I have never had birds eat the seedlings before. Also had to put bird netting around the tomato cages since they were pecking holes in the tomatoes as soon as they start to turn red. Reminds me of a Hitchcock movie....
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/30/2019, 1:41 pm

@OhioGardener wrote:Speaking of Beans, this year we have been dealing with something I have never seen before. The Mockingbirds have been eating the beans as the sprout out of the ground. They see the bean halves hanging on the sprout and zoom down to get them. In the process, they kill the new seedling.  So, I have had to cover the raised bed with bird netting about 10" above the edge of the bed so that the birds can't get into it.  After having gardened for some 60 years, with 38 of them in the present location, I have never had birds eat the seedlings before. Also had to put bird netting around the tomato cages since they were pecking holes in the tomatoes as soon as they start to turn red. Reminds me of a Hitchcock movie....
I guess it could be just one aggressive bird?? When we were volunteer lighthouse keepers, we all stayed in a campground, together. One of the other couples had a little bird that was absolutely determined to peck out the windows of their camper. We had never seen anything like it. That bird was relentless. Nothing scared it or stopped it. Finally, it got so bad they had to move to a different campsite. Shocked
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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/30/2019, 1:47 pm

Speaking of beans, yesterday I discovered that something had been nibbling off about the bottom 1/8" from two or three of my pole beans, the ones closest to the ground.  The very tips of some delicate new growth on some of the rugosa roses also received that treatment.

It seemed too delicate for deer work, although anything's possible.  But what else could it be?
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/30/2019, 2:05 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:Speaking of beans, yesterday I discovered that something had been nibbling off about the bottom 1/8" from two or three of my pole beans, the ones closest to the ground.  The very tips of some delicate new growth on some of the rugosa roses also received that treatment.

It seemed too delicate for deer work, although anything's possible.  But what else could it be?
Grasshoppers? I had something similar happen to my pumpkin plant last week, and there's no way the deer could have gotten to it. thinking
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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/30/2019, 2:07 pm

Suz,

That's certainly possible.  I've seen a few around this summer.
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Post  countrynaturals on 9/1/2019, 9:21 am

@Me wrote:I am amazed at the production this year, considering the relentless heat. We still have 4 more days of temps at 110+, then, just maybe, we'll be done with it for this year, even though we'll still have several more low triple-digit days before the heat gives up for this year.

That was from 2017. No wonder I'm almost giddy this year with our mild weather. Our 10 day now includes nothing but 90s, with 3 days in the 80s coming up at the end.

I am planting seeds for all 4 seasons. I can't wait to see what works this year. bounce
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Post  countrynaturals on 9/1/2019, 10:46 am

Just got back from the Salad Bar. Hauled 3 bucketfuls of aged horse manure to build up the box to the left of the gate for radishes and carrots. (Breathed in some of the dust like a fool -- never thought to wear a mask.)

I have a nice, big Sun Gold tomato plant in there that gave me a surprise. There's a full-size tomato on it. Shocked It's been producing normal little ones all season. Took a break during a heat wave. Now it's in bloom again. I can't wait to harvest the big one. Later this morning I'll take the camera over. I also have to prop up that branch. The plant can't support the weight of that monster. Rolling Eyes 

I have never had so much fun gardening. Part of it is due to the automatic watering system. Part of it is due to the weather. Part of it is due to the kitchen balcony garden and bedroom south-facing indoor garden at the new place. Part of it is due to missing a year to the move and fires. Part of it is due to getting Katie involved. She has always been interested, but never had the time until this year.
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Post  OhioGardener on 9/1/2019, 11:17 am

That is great to hear, CN!

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Post  countrynaturals on 9/1/2019, 2:31 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:I have a nice, big Sun Gold tomato plant in there that gave me a surprise. There's a full-size tomato on it. Shocked It's been producing normal little ones all season. Took a break during a heat wave. Now it's in bloom again. I can't wait to harvest the big one. Later this morning I'll take the camera over. I also have to prop up that branch. The plant can't support the weight of that monster. Rolling Eyes 
Here are the normal fruits from this plant:
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Here is the one I found this morning, hanging almost to the ground, almost as big as my fist:
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Post  countrynaturals on 9/5/2019, 3:12 pm

I just found out the deer got our only 2 pears and seriously damaged the tree. This was to be our first harvest. We don't even know what a homegrown pear tastes like, and now we have to wait another year to find out -- if the tree survives. Butterfly Junction - Page 31 671790 Butterfly Junction - Page 31 671790 Butterfly Junction - Page 31 671790
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