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Post  jimmy cee on 6/25/2018, 10:45 pm

@ispinwool wrote:Holy Moly!
it's like you waved a magic wand and everything magically GREW!
Not magic at all...just good old home made , compost and this isnt even my home made stuff. However it's not from a bag of stuff from a store. My compost is still cookin in a tumbler with 3 round tube type wire bins going strong.
I love making compost because it makes plants so very happy in my beds.
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Post  SQWIB on 6/26/2018, 8:52 am

@jimmy cee wrote:I love making compost because it makes plants so very happy in my beds.

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Post  trolleydriver on 6/26/2018, 8:53 am

@SQWIB wrote:
@jimmy cee wrote:I love making compost because it makes plants so very happy in my beds.

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Post  jimmy cee on 6/26/2018, 10:23 am

week 3...21 days after planting these. I see no flying polinators to amount to much. Not many flowers in this area.Back in my other house the area was buzzing with pollinators as flowers were all over for years and years..
I probably will not hand pollinate. We will see how things go...I gave them a solution of about 10% fish emulsion today.
Directions indicate about every 3 weeks.

these are cucumber flowers....not one cucumber beetle I have seen yet. Seems so strange to me looking at them and not seeing those beetles. A couple small cucumbers are forming.



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Left side..bell pepper plants..pruned 2 weeks ago



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Left rear peppers. small leaf plant left side of peppers is basil.




Eggplant...couple flowers coming out.



rear side left...left to right...eggplant...basil...tomato,,,pepper.


All in all I am stil pleasantly pleased as to the growth of using compost from a farm that specializes in large production compost...a little fish emulsion, bone and blood meal...and some black cow is all I have used here.
I mulched with cut up straw...and lots of it...it is keeping the mix nice and moist.
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Post  sanderson on 6/26/2018, 9:19 pm

Did you add vermiculite and peat moss? I think there is some truth that it takes time to build up the pollinator population. If last year was a good place to go pollinate, then we will go there again this year.

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Post  jimmy cee on 6/26/2018, 10:11 pm

@sanderson wrote:Did you add vermiculite and peat moss?  I think there is some truth that it takes time to build up the pollinator population.  If last year was a good place to go pollinate, then we will go there again this year.  
Yes, of course, wouldn't be SFG without it....Maybe next season I will do some containers with all flowers and herbs.
Very few folks around here have serious flower gardens. Most are young working and others are oldsters that are never outside.
This was mainly a test season for me again. Seems as if all I ever do is testing.
I think I will wait 2 weeks now for next photo's.
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Post  sanderson on 6/27/2018, 3:18 am

Razz Just clarifying. You're in a new area so of course you will be testing this season. You sound like me, having to plant flowers as the neighbors don't and they have pest control services.

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Post  Kelejan on 6/27/2018, 3:58 am

@jimmy cee wrote: 
Very few folks around here have serious flower gardens. Most are young working and others are oldsters that are never outside.
This was mainly a test season for me again. Seems as if all I ever do is testing.
I think I will wait 2 weeks now for next photo's.

I think it is such a waste of space when people have no time or energy to grow things.

Having a growing garden of flowers and veggies is balm to my soul. I love the working week when most people are away from their homes and there are no parked cars around and quietness prevails. 

Mind you, if it was like that all the time I might get rather lonely, but to me it is the contrast that I appreciate. This coming weekend with Canada Day all will be noisy with people visiting and comings and goings and I will be a part of that commotion.
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