Old  June 14th, 2016, 1:10pm     #61
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I have added Dahlias and some onion sets I bought at 75 percent off. A friend gave me some marigolds for the front flower bed.

A deer came along and chomped my amaryllis bulb leaf. I had to fence it off.

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  Old  June 16th, 2016, 1:46pm     #62
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I didn't know these were in our back yard until me moved in. We cut them back a little bit and we got two buds. The first one opened today.

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  Old  June 16th, 2016, 2:07pm     #63
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Cut back parsley and oregano today, both are huge!
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  Old  June 17th, 2016, 7:38pm     #64
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My green bean plants are not looking very good. Had problems with half of the crop last year. It's a small garden plot, so we are limited in our rotations.

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  Old  June 17th, 2016, 7:54pm     #65
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Does anyone have knockout roses? When we moved to our current home it had several established bushes. But now they are tall, gangly and not blooming very much. Should we prune? And if so, how and when? Thank you!
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  Old  June 17th, 2016, 7:58pm     #66
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I planted butternut squash and zucchini squash.

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  Old  June 18th, 2016, 1:51pm     #67
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Does anyone have knockout roses? When we moved to our current home it had several established bushes. But now they are tall, gangly and not blooming very much. Should we prune? And if so, how and when? Thank you!
I have 6 knock-out roses that are now 2 years old. They really need to be pruned in the early spring. I prune my when the green "blush" returns to the canes so I can tell how much didn't survive over the winter. I'm in zone 5 and that means somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of the plant gets lopped off in the spring.

You might want to try feeding them some rose food. That might help.

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I have 6 knock-out roses that are now 2 years old. They really need to be pruned in the early spring. I prune my when the green "blush" returns to the canes so I can tell how much didn't survive over the winter. I'm in zone 5 and that means somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of the plant gets lopped off in the spring.

You might want to try feeding them some rose food. That might help.

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  Old  June 18th, 2016, 3:28pm     #69
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  Old  June 23rd, 2016, 11:57am     #70
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Finally picking peas. Not quite what I would call a bumper crop! I'm happy just to get enough to cover the cost of the seeds. After we planted the peas, the weather turned bitter cold and they just sat there, doing nothing. Luckily, with our somewhat sandy soil and tons of compost, they didn't rot before they germinated.

Tiny tomatoes on my plants and a couple pieces of lettuce so far. Potatoes have started to flower. The zucchini plant is taking over the garden--no surprise there
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Finally got the garden in!! Sooo late for us.. but the bush beans are peeking as are the corn and squash.. Glads are not breaking ground yet and neither are the potatoes.

Trying tomatoes and peppers again.. but the pepper plants had an issue with burnt leaves in the cold frame and not really picking up.. such a short season here, can't really wait for them... so left a few in that have some peppers forming and pulled the pathetic ones and replaced with more cabbage, broccoli, and a few more tomatoes.

It was hard tilling for hubby since all the sod grew back on after last year not being able to put one in. It' almost like starting all over again..

Have peaches on a tree that lost 2/3 of it's leaves.. have some apples on our poor Cortland tree that had died down after a mouse attack.. not sure if it's truly Cortland now.. and for the first time.. English walnuts on one tree!!!

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Picked the last of the peas today. Some of them were about 2 days too late, but still edible.

A few more lettuce leaves are ready. Not quite enough for a salad yet.
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  Old  June 27th, 2016, 3:56pm     #73
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Picked the last of the peas today. Some of them were about 2 days too late, but still edible.

A few more lettuce leaves are ready. Not quite enough for a salad yet.
Give peas a chance.







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  Old  June 27th, 2016, 5:17pm     #74
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Lettuce alone?
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Lettuce alone?
Okay, no big dill.

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