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Post  trolleydriver on 7/27/2019, 3:16 pm

For the past few years I have had great success with winter squash, in particular Canada Crookneck, which I grow vertically. This year the vines are growing well but I do not see any squash. 😞
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Post  trolleydriver on 7/27/2019, 6:32 pm

Photo 1 - Harvested one-third of our garlic crop.

Photo 2 - our two sisters (strawberry corn plus acorn and butternut squash) are doing well together.

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Post  trolleydriver on 7/30/2019, 10:39 am

The harvesting of Garlic, Summer Squash, Peas, Golden Wax Beans, Swiss Chard, Kale, and Raspberries continues in our garden.
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Post  sanderson on 7/30/2019, 4:19 pm

Your garden is looking so healthy. I hope you get a "late bloomer" Canadian squash.

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Post  trolleydriver on 7/30/2019, 5:03 pm

@sanderson wrote:Your garden is looking so healthy.  I hope you get a "late bloomer" Canadian squash.  
Thanks S.

No CCs yet but I do now have a Green Striped Cushaw Squash developing. 
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Post  trolleydriver on 7/31/2019, 2:52 pm

Arghhh!  Just saw a dreaded Squash Vine Borer moth near my one and only Golden Zucchini plant.  The SVBs took out my Golden Zucchini last year so this year I am also growing Ronde de Nice Squash as my primary summer squash.

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Post  trolleydriver on 8/4/2019, 3:46 pm

Harvested Cucumbers, Golden Zucchini (not in photo), Golden Wax Bush Beans and Rattlesnake Pole Beans. The latter are only just starting to produce but the vines are up to the top of the eight foot trellis.
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Post  trolleydriver on 8/4/2019, 3:48 pm

Finally starting to get some baby winter squash.
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August 7 harvest of beans. peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, raspberries.

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August 7 views of the veggie garden.

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Post  countrynaturals on 8/7/2019, 6:49 pm

WOW! TD, I remember the shots you took of a barren wasteland last winter. Your season may be short, but it's way more productive than my long one. Stuff here just plods along during the summer months. Sad
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Post  sanderson on 8/9/2019, 2:36 am

@countrynaturals wrote:WOW! TD, I remember the shots you took of a barren wasteland last winter. Your season may be short, but it's way more productive than my long one. Stuff here just plods along during the summer months. Sad
+1 TD, you may have a short season, especially this year, but you have a glorious garden. I love you

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Post  trolleydriver on 8/9/2019, 6:38 am

@sanderson wrote:
@countrynaturals wrote:WOW! TD, I remember the shots you took of a barren wasteland last winter. Your season may be short, but it's way more productive than my long one. Stuff here just plods along during the summer months. Sad
+1  TD, you may have a short season, especially this year, but you have a glorious garden. I love you
Thanks CN and S.

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Post  trolleydriver on 8/13/2019, 2:03 pm

Over one and half pounds of beans picked today and tons more growing.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/13/2019, 8:18 pm

Nice bean haul, TD, and gardens in general!  The Japanese Beetles are so bad here I gave up on beans.  I might try on cusp seasons, but they like the heat...plus we are not that great at eating them.  Just being honest with myself.
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Post  trolleydriver on 8/14/2019, 11:04 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Nice bean haul, TD, and gardens in general!  The Japanese Beetles are so bad here I gave up on beans.  I might try on cusp seasons, but they like the heat...plus we are not that great at eating them.  Just being honest with myself.

My SFG and other beds have been relatively pest free this summer.  We have had some Japanese Beetles on the rose bushes and raspberry bushes. There were not as many as previous years and they did the most damage to one rose bush.  On a positive note, I have seen only one SVB Moth and one Squash Beetle.  I have not lost any plants to these pests.  In addition I have had almost no leaf miners in my Swiss Chard and very little slug damage on the veggies.

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Harvested today ... ten pounds of tomatoes, three pounds beans (mostly rattlesnake beans),  banana peppers, cucumbers, and white scallop squash.  Also a small trial harvest of a few carrots and potatoes with many more still in the garden. The Green Striped Cushaw Squash was harvested a few days ago by our daughter-in-law while we were out of town.
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Post  sanderson on 8/27/2019, 1:35 am

You're back! happy hi What a great surprise from your garden.

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TD, the Green Striped Cushaw Squash is an absolute work of art. I love you
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Good haul TD.
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