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Post  countrynaturals on 6/20/2019, 11:02 am

@trolleydriver wrote:Our SFG got written up by the SFG Foundation news under the heading [size=35] SFG Inspiration Station.[/size]

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YEE-HAH! We have a celebrity among us. happy turtle
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Post  trolleydriver on 6/22/2019, 5:44 pm

I've not yet given up on corn even though it is getting late. I have some growing in starter trays and will soon move thwn to the SFG and will try to protect them from critters.Fifth Year SFG in Canada - Page 8 Img_2485
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Post  yolos on 6/22/2019, 8:24 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:I've not yet given up on corn even though it is getting late. I have some growing in starter trays and will soon move thwn to the SFG and will try to protect them from critters.Fifth Year SFG in Canada - Page 8 Img_2485

Let me know if you find something that works to keep critters out of your corn.  Some critter (probably raccoon) just took a bite out of almost all ears of corn in my first planting.  Jerks.
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Post  sanderson on 6/23/2019, 3:45 am

I'm sorry, Yolos. That's heartbreaking. Pesky jerks! hiddenID

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Post  trolleydriver on 6/24/2019, 8:26 pm

Transplanted the corn today.  Covered with chicken wire cage which will stop birds but not smaller four leggers.  Season wise it is way behind but let's see what happens.
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Post  trolleydriver on 6/25/2019, 3:56 pm

Not SFG but I have to show off our poppies. They are really big this year.
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Post  sanderson on 6/26/2019, 12:13 pm

Shocked Wow!

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Post  trolleydriver on 7/1/2019, 9:45 pm

First 2019 harvest of SFG grown everbearing strawberries. They are really good this year.
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Post  sanderson on 7/4/2019, 2:11 am

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Post  trolleydriver on 7/9/2019, 8:26 pm

Got back from a trip to Niagara Falls with my UK sister. The weather has been hot and humid with some rain as well on one day. A lot of things have taken off in the veggie garden.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/10/2019, 7:31 am

GoodNESS, TD.....! Looks great!
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Post  trolleydriver on 7/11/2019, 12:30 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:GoodNESS, TD.....!  Looks great!
Thanks Marie.

After doing some much needed weeding I harvested peas and strawberries. This is the second harvest for both crops and there will be more to bring in.
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Post  sanderson on 7/12/2019, 4:16 am

TD, Good to hear from you. Your garden is looking good. I'm looking forward to some vacation photos with Mrs. TD and your sister. Wink

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/12/2019, 9:25 pm

Aren’t the berries amazing?  This was my first year to harvest, too...wow.  Made 2 batches of freezer jam.  Unbelievable.  Would have had another batch except I couldn’t get out ther (underwater) for a middle part of June.
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Post  trolleydriver on 7/18/2019, 1:21 pm

Yesterday my (half) sister returned to the UK after three weeks with us here in Canada. We had never met before. It was an amazing time.

Now it is time to get back to gardening. I harvested Sugar Snap and Snow Peas today. I think this year's pea harvest  is the best ever. Also starting to see some small tomatoes.
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Post  sanderson on 7/20/2019, 1:14 am

It's amazing to me that you can grow both cold weather (peas) and hot weather (tomatoes) at the same time. Very Happy

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@sanderson wrote:It's amazing to me that you can grow both cold weather (peas) and hot weather (tomatoes) at the same time. Very Happy
Congrats on the peas, TD. winner  

I'm still getting sugar snap peas and I've had long beans for about 3 weeks. I think I'd better collect seeds to make sure I keep these hardy varieties for next year. hyper
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Post  trolleydriver on 7/20/2019, 10:07 am

@sanderson wrote:It's amazing to me that you can grow both cold weather (peas) and hot weather (tomatoes) at the same time. Very Happy
Usually my peas do not grow well because we go quickly from Spring frost to Summer heat. This year we had an extended cool wet Spring before the heat arrived. As well even when we have hot days it usually cools off in the night which helps.
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Post  trolleydriver on 7/20/2019, 10:59 am

Not SFG but here are some pics of our backyard flowers.
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I love you Fifth Year SFG in Canada - Page 8 274447 Are most perennials? Ab-so-lute-ly beautiful.

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@sanderson wrote:I love you  Fifth Year SFG in Canada - Page 8 274447  Are most perennials?  Ab-so-lute-ly beautiful.
Thanks. 

Mix of annuals and perennials but the latter take up most of the real estate.

The last two photos show an annual mix. They were grown from a "tape of seeds" bought at the dollar store, rolled out and covered with a thin layer of soil.
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Post  countrynaturals on 7/20/2019, 5:13 pm

AWESOME! My fave is the one that shows the path. I'm right there, slowly making my way through. happy sunshine
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Post  trolleydriver on 7/25/2019, 5:43 pm

1. I like to see the pollinators such as this bee in the garden.   
2. Getting lots of Ronde de Nice Squash.
3. I started a new compost pile on my newest SoilSaver bin and it is cooking away nicely at 140 Fahrenheit.
4. Harvested cucumbers, sugar snap and snow peas from the SFG. Also raspberries from another part of the garden.
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