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John Stiles
#1 Posted : Wednesday, July 07, 2010 11:41:30 PM
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Here is a bit of a go at my garden. It's been very dry up to last night, now no more watering. My son is glad of that as it was he who did it. We planted our first summer squash and cucumbers as the last of  our first plantings yesterday. Winter squash and late corn will be next week.

Today we stripped our zinnia, marigolds and tithonia heads and planted the last perimeter flowers.

  We hope for tomatoes this year, no blight! Hope our precautions work.

We have been harvesting loads of greens and radishes. Our friends who love the fresh garden are starting to show for dinners.

Time for the PJs and an early night. Although John Stewart calls and Stephen C. whistles.

then, John

John Stiles
#2 Posted : Wednesday, July 07, 2010 11:41:30 PM
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  Hi, Stuffs coming along. Our mustard green and lamb's quarters are our green cover and getting big. They chop in nicely and don't re-root much while choking out less desirable weeds. This has given me room to plant the last main crop of heritage pole beans, just picked last year's off the fence and planted them. Heritage yellow squash is next for seeds.

Started watering our buttercup squash as it is hot lately. The mulched zuchinni are doing OK. Just started eating peppers, but no tomatoes yet. Eggplant are slow.

We dug a row lined it with brown paper filled it with potting soil and have grown very nice lettuce and carrots with little weeding. we need to do some late plating there, also late chard is due to go in. Corn is spotty due to poor germination either wet or dry this year, never even rain.

Well have to go thought a few of you might like to hear. Oh by the way I'm a big hoe guy and this year's hoe is a concrete mixing hoe. Very big with two holes in the blade cheeks. Once you get this thing sharp it really chops wide and deep. This is good as I burned out my new weed wacker, I hate motors

then, John

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