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Mid-summer garden!

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Alaura02
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Mid-summer garden!

Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:22 am

This is my first year attempting a mid-summer garden! You may my wondering what I mean by attempting... Well you see I live is southern California, USA and right about now the temperature averages 95-110°f.
A majority of my seeds sprouted but I did end up having to sow some more but that is completely fine.

Plan:
3 Crimson watermelons
2 Ruby red Swiss chards
6 Sweet Corns
3 sugar daddy peas
Mixture of carrots

I figured I would grow some peas since the corn would shade it and provide it a climbing point (thanks sanna for providing that tip) and the watermelon would be good for the medium garden the chickens have been mixing.

I am going small for now to see how it works out since they aren't going to be planted in the green house. I will continue to update on what dies and what survives!

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Ava R.
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Re: Mid-summer garden!

Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:05 pm

Very nice! I can't seem to get my cantaloupe to sprout. :( Anyone have any ideas why? Image


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Alaura02
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Re: Mid-summer garden!

Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:10 pm

Ava R. wrote:Very nice! I can't seem to get my cantaloupe to sprout. :( Anyone have any ideas why? Image


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Where are you sprouting it? Where did you get the seeds?

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Ava R.
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Re: Mid-summer garden!

Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:02 am

Outside, from Botanical Interests


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Alaura02
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Re: Mid-summer garden!

Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:08 am

I had trouble with botanical interest with some carrot seeds maybe it may the the brand.?

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Ava R.
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Re: Mid-summer garden!

Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:47 pm

Maybe, I will have to read the reviews. This would be a huge disappointment, because I get a lot of seeds from them.


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Sanna
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Re: Mid-summer garden!

Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:14 pm

I'm in northern Scandinavia, so we have opposite challenges. ;) However this is great inspiration and I'm definitely following! Keep us posted!
Alaura02
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Re: Mid-summer garden!

Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:47 am

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5 Sweet Corns are planted! Just waiting for 2 moreImage

Image Isn't quite ready... Hopefully 1-2 weeks!

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Alaura02
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Re: Mid-summer garden!

Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:13 am

New development in the garden! So there is a first for everything and this definitely a first for me... The plant in the first picture I thought should have been Ruby red Swiss Chard according to my seed pack and sprout organization but now it is becoming watermelon?! But wait that's not all! The plant in the second picture was supposed to be watermelon and I know that for a fact but now it looks like maybe cucumbers? Anyone have suggestions on what the heck happened and what the second plant is?

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Ava R.
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Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:48 pm

Second looks like a cucumber 🥒.. I grow them


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Alaura02
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Re: Mid-summer garden!

Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:10 am

Ava R. wrote:Second looks like a cucumber 🥒.. I grow them


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Ok so you are thinking the same thing! I have no clue how it happened and how it is doing so well in the heat but oh well?! I still don't know where the Swiss chard went though?

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Re: Mid-summer garden!

Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:19 pm

Alaura02 wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:13 am
New development in the garden! So there is a first for everything and this definitely a first for me... The plant in the first picture I thought should have been Ruby red Swiss Chard according to my seed pack and sprout organization but now it is becoming watermelon?! But wait that's not all! The plant in the second picture was supposed to be watermelon and I know that for a fact but now it looks like maybe cucumbers? Anyone have suggestions on what the heck happened and what the second plant is?
I agree. The first plant looks like a watermelon, the second plant looks like a cucumber! That's really weird!
Alaura02
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Re: Mid-summer garden!

Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:45 pm

Definitely cucumber! Image excuse the grass and pots haven't done maintenance in almost a week...

Also the corn is starting to broom!!!! I can't wait to get fresh sweet corn Image. Harvest should be at least 5 corns but I have had smaller plants produce 2 before.
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