How does your garden grow

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  1. lotsie

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    Anyone into gardening, then this is the thread for you. Tell us about what ya got growing, whats not growing:mad2:, how you do things,
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    We are about to get slammed here with severe thunderstorms, so here are a few pics of our garden from last year.
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    Not into gardening myself but you have a nice yard there.
     
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    I decided to start a vegetable garden for the first time in about 20 years. Time to relearn the tricks and techniques, but also to learn what works and what doesn't here in MD where I've not gardened before (the AF keeps you moving). I had a tomato plant in a big pot last year and learned that the local squirrels like to eat tomatoes. Who knew squirrels like to eat tomatoes?!?! Not me! I put up a fence to keep out the rabbits but I'm gonna have to think up something else for the squirrels...
     
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    Pet fur, or human hair, stuffed in the ground around plants will help with rabbits. For squirrels, you can put chicken wire around you plants.

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    Yeah, rabbits are easy, the squirrels are another story. I thought about chicken wire, but I have about 20 tomato and pepper plants and I'm not going to build cages for them all.....not worth the effort. The neighbor's cat likes to hunt critters my yard.....maybe I need to rent him for the summer. :lol:
     
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    none from this year yet but here are some from the past:





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    still more:


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    The crabapple tree in the front yard and another welcome guest:

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    in case you didn't spot the guest at first here's a hint:

    fearless critter



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    a couple more


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    spring is starting up in the desert..

    ladybug:
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    obligatory MINI incorporation:
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    soon to be giant sunflower bush (so far, not very giant):
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    pomegranate!
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    baby trees are still small, but starting to fill in..
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    Overall.. a long way to go.. :crazy:
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  13. lotsie

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    Things are really starting to bud out here. Most of the trees are starting to leaf out, Lillies, Iris, and assorted perennials are coming along nicely. Only had a couple of Tulips come up, and no Crocus, guess something eat the bulbs.

    Been turning beds, and spreading mulch the last few days, almost done. Then it's on to getting ready to re-sod, as the bloody Bermuda grass is taking over everything.

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    :frown2: Y'all make me very ashamed of my 'lazy butt self.':Thumbsup: Jason
     

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