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  •  Got another bed into the garden today. (6+ / 0-)
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    rb608, OLinda, JeffW, JayBat, milton333, hnichols

    Pretty easy one, actually, since it had been a bed in the past and was simply grown over with crab grass, so I just had to loosen it up and shake the soil off the roots, then pitch the grass.

    So if all goes perfectly (hah, as if) my yard would produce red and yellow delicious apples, black lapin cherries, black raspberries, (with a very few yellow and red), strawberries, inchelium red garlic, schronce's black peanuts, glass gem corn, red onions, new red potatoes, yukon gold potatoes, sweet slice cucumbers, spaghetti squash, mustard (nigra, the kind that produces the yellow mustard seed), jalapenos, sweet banana peppers, and mortgage lifter tomatoes.

    Based on past experience, the apples will never make it through the weather, the cherries will be lost to birds, insects, and brown rot, the tomatoes will never ripen, and there's a good chance the cucumbers will end up too bitter.  I'll get small harvests out of the rest.  I'm still hoping to plant some carrots too, although I'll need to do it pretty soon.

    •  Apples and cherries? (0+ / 0-)

      I'm confused. Those are trees that take a long time to mature.

      Not being sarcastic, just curious.

      •  Planted long ago. (0+ / 0-)

        The cherries circa 12 yrs, the apples circa 9 yrs I think.  That's how I have the experience with them to know I likely won't actually be able to harvest any apples and very few cherries.  The raspberry patch is well established as well, and we've had harvests from it for at least a half dozen years already.

        And, as a postscript, I have a screaming sunburn from getting the bed ready today for the potatoes.  I really didn't realize just how long it took me, apparently, and I was barebacked while working on it, sigh.

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