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Another Garden Update.


 

I thought you should see the progress on my 2012 projects.

Our gassy Jerusalem Artichokes: I pulled one up to check the progress – not much to show in the way of tuber considering all its height. This tuber is about the size of a pencil.

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Jerusalem Artichoke tuber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The curious looking  Ground Cherries. Shouldn’t there be blossoms soon? Oh yes there a few very tiny ones: (they’re about the size of the end of a pencil eraser)

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Ground Cherry flower

 

 

 

Nothing but a couple puny looking pods that are barely visible on the funny looking Edamame Bean plants although the normal string beans are ready.

 

 

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Bean pod barely visible at the top and center

For the last 5 years I had my Spearmint in a big black truck tire. They were barely surviving and died the year before last. I wondered if it couldn’t have something to do with the rubber…nahh!…couldn’t be  so I thought. I decided to get some from a friend again and try a bed made with a pine 2″X 10″ plank we had off of the mill. Well wow, what a difference! They survived all right and not only that they are growing like fiends! I’ve heard of growing potatoes in piled up rubber tires…now I think that I wouldn’t.  I never stop learning!

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Metre high Spearmint

 

 

 

 

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 If  you plant the last bunch of lettuce or spinach right now it may make it before freeze up. They like it cool. Above is some of the lettuce I left to go to seed.

 

 

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6 Responses to “Another Garden Update.”

  1. This should be entitled Lessons from the Garden. we really have to ask ourselves, are we trying to grow and thrive in a rubber tire? And if so, how’s that working out for us. And our children. Shudder…

  2. Naomi says:

    You are wise to keep your spearmint contained! I love the stuff, but it can really get out of control.
    Is edamame another name for soy?

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