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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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Cary

Hi Kim, I have used (and highly recommend) Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Garden!!! It was hard for this farm girl (me - LOL!) to convert from long rows at first, but I am a true convert now for many years. Start small if you like, maybe with just four 4x4 squares and see how you like it. I like nice pathways in between, too. Good luck! Oh and for us in the upper midwest, we are frightfully dry this year ;(

Cary at Serenity Farms

Vickie

I love that you shared pictures of your garden. Sadly, our tomatoes and squash are showing signs of blight and mildew. I hate that since I worked so hard this summer to get more out of our garden. So live and learn! It's been fun anyway. Next year will be better. Love Bee. The color is perfect!

Teyani

nahhhh... my garden is pretty poor this year as well. We haven't had any heat to grow any veggies nor summer annuals. It's been overly cool here this year - and quite frankly I love it - BUT the garden is not quite so happy.
So sorry that yours has suffered such rains.
It's a weird weather year all around I think.

kathryn

I live in New Mexico - average rainfall?
8 inches a year. I miss the rain & East Coast living. Can send squash...pls advise : )

GailR

Milky spore does work - but does take a few years to work. Delphinium are toxic to the JB's. There are also traps you can get - but put them where the beetles don't have to stop off on the veggies on the way to the trap. Between the traps and the milky spore I went from 11 gallons of bugs captured a day down to 2 qts every other day in 2 years.
My favorite is the original Victory Garden book - plus the others in the original series by James Underwood.

Beth

My brother just told me about the Lasagna Gardening book. He was very excited about it. Our garden didn't do well this year, either.

Wool Winder

Same thing happened to us last year--too much rain. This year we didn't put in a garden, which is probably good because we've had almost no rain at all.

deidra

Milky spore powder, only needs applying once in about every 3-5 years since you're in New England and benefical nematodes sprayed in either the spring or fall-no chemical pesticides, no harm to good insects and the Japanese beetles will never get to the stage where they can fornicate on your beans again. :-)

Dana

We have also had unforeseen amounts of rain this year. We did not plant a garden though, as we just got our own place in mid-July. Hopefully next year will fare better!

Marcia

Nope. Here in southern Connecticut it's been pretty bad. Like you, I have GREAT hot peppers this year and planted enough beans that the beetles didn't do too much damage. (And beans LOVE this much rain!) My cukes have been very good...prolific and sweet, again a result of the rain. However. We shall not talk about my poor tomatoes! I've never had problems like this year with some kind of disease, and fruit just dropping off before ripening, and...well, it's sad! Next year we'll be complaining of drought, for sure! I'm going to try some late season stuff, though, and hope for a nice fall.

Mary E.Dadds

Hi Kim,
Your stack of Books look interesting.
Id like to read that Victory Garden Book.
I love roma tomatoes.
Ours was a bit small this year.But im managing to can some.
How do you generally handle blight?
Oh ,my son had a good potatoe garden this season.Yukon Gold.
But his russets did not do as well.

Mary E.Dadds

Hi Kim,
Your stack of Books look interesting.
Id like to read that Victory Garden Book.
I love roma tomatoes.
Ours was a bit small this year.But im managing to can some.
How do you generally handle blight?
Oh ,my son had a good potatoe garden this season.Yukon Gold.
But his russets did not do as well.

margene

Everyone in the north east is complaining about the damage rain has had on their gardens. Good luck and I hope you can salvage some of your harvest and your hard work!

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