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How Does Your Garden Grow: 2017 Edition

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It all started with the third and final corn plantation.

The garden, now features a Sycamore annex

5 hours of gardening today, making up for lost time

corn

Hot pepper looking weak so far

Husk melon

Husk melon

Russian sunflowers (for putin)

Summer squash

gourds and flowers

Tiny watermellon (one day this will be a 20 foot in diameter plant)

Giant pumpkin (smallest plant in the garden)

mini-pumpkins

tomato land

zuchini

tomatillo (first time for me in 30 years)

Sweet peppers (also looking rather skinny)

beans

two varieties of sunflowers

cucumber. lost three plants so far, this is the only survivor

onion and shallot land

corn from the back

brocolli

beets and radishes

brussel sprouts by the strawberry patch

There’s more, but that’s where we stand on June 9th. Two weeks and the beach will render this garden completely different!

Finally some rain

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August was very dry in Virginia. The garden, which was as prolific as ever through July, pretty much stopped in its tracks. Corn stopped plumping up. Tomato plants withered in the 90 degree heat. Only the hot peppers thrived.

Finally a soaking rain today.

The Last Tomato Sandwich of the Summer

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The equinox will be here in 2 days and it’s still summerlike in Virginia. Sadly, the garden is winding down. There’s stuff to harvest, but that won’t last too much longer.

Two hours of cleaning in the garden happened today.

Corn gone brown.

Corn gone brown.

Corn gone.

Corn gone.

Down.

Down.

Ghost peppers thriving. Watch out!

Ghost peppers thriving. Watch out!

Equinox harvest

Equinox harvest

Sadly, that purple thing is an eggplant. I have failed as a gardener.

The volunteer sycamore is getting too big for the garden now.

The volunteer sycamore is getting too big for the garden now.

Garden Apex in Late August

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Garden produce from two days.

Garden produce from two days.

When the garden is in high production, picking every day or two is pretty much a good idea. This is probably the last week of super high garden production. After two days, a sweep brought in: corn, tomato, onion, pepper, squash, basil, beet.

There’s plenty more to pick and the garden will likely go into October, but this is likely the peak of production for 2014.

Equinox Harvest

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Fall is arriving, both astronomically and in terms of the weather here on Earth.

The Autumn garden cleanup is only 25% complete. Here’s the last big haul.

Harvest on the Equinox

Harvest on the Equinox

There is plenty of work to do yet to prepare for winter.

Corn down.  Sunflower down.  Call 911.

Corn down. Sunflower down. Call 911.

Plenty of hot peppers to come.

Plenty of hot peppers to come.

The last remaining row of giant sunflowers.

The last remaining row of giant sunflowers.

Watermellon patch, scraggly last corn and browning tomatoes

Watermellon patch, scraggly last corn and browning tomatoes