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Kale is for planting in the garden to keep the bunnies from eating the good vegetables.


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All I need is more manure and coffee.

Puts on a pot of coffee, grabs a newspaper and walks out to the garden.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
We're having a steam boat party tonight so time to get marketing. Ingredients aren't going to walk into my house.
But...what if...what if they did?
I'd collect them, thank them for their service, then begin chopping them and lay them on dishes for the party.
thats so cruel...

The garden can be a cruel and unforgiving place.


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Shakes rake in impotent rage at the 6 inches of snow and two inches of ice now covering his garden.

Freehold!!!!


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I turned a corner thistle patch into a functional garden.

All it took was elbow grease, an axe, a shovel, dirt, and poop, lots and lots of poop.


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We mustn't forget the cries of the carrots!!


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ConanTheGrammarian wrote:
Oblivious Plotholes wrote:

I've found every class is viable.

If you do EXACTLY as I say.

And another thing! What's with the use of the word "viable" to mean "works better than anything else in that slot"?! When people demand that something be "viable" all they're asking for is that you can play it without guaranteed failure. "Viable" is literally the lowest bar there is above "entirely non-functional". IT DOESN'T MEAN AWESOME!!! HRNGH!

Where's Tableflip's meditation app, aromatherapy candle, and inspirational cat poster?!

That wasn't a veggie burger...


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First two pumpkins harvested!

Another one by the end of the week.


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Seven pumpkins growing in the garden now.

Tomato harvest is exploding, marinara sauce is sure to follow.


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The peppers are small, stunted and frankly, a little scary.


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We have five confirmed pumpkins growing in the garden. The most recent, in a bid to finally end the tomato menace tried to grow in one of the tomato cages, but I caught it and carefully redirected it and it's vine on a less destructive path towards itself and it's future table companions.


Dread Piewright Jacques Pepin wrote:

The warehouse minions and/or raptors have been raised and trained on Lilith's super delicious cookies, so they are likely quite discerning in their cookie preferences. Hopefully Skeld's cookies are at least masterwork, or I'd be worried by losing a limb or two.

Pie could work though, especially if there's some booze in it.

Perhaps they would like first pick of the ravenous man eating pumpkins* to crawl forth from my garden.

*Our pumpkin plants have tasted human blood on three separate (known) occasions.


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We harvested our first orange cherry tomato!

Some sort of hybrid picked up at the farmer's market. :-)

The pumpkins are spreading everywhere, but no actual pumpkins yet.

Beefsteak tomatoes are growing ever bigger (but still quite young).

The rabbits have mostly decimated bell peppers but i saw mother hawk take one out in the field yesterday, so. this year's baby hawk in our tree is as screechy as ones born in year's past.

The hot peppers (which were planted to surround the bell peppers, what happened there guys!) are doing quite well for themselves, even though one of the pumpkins is encroaching on one of them.


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Somebody gets to go vegetable garden shopping today!

Skips merrily through the local greenhouses with my basket.


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It was delayed by frost, and rain, and more recently a five year old with viral pneumonia, but I finally got my garden tilled and ready for planting.

So far we pumpkins, farmer's market bought tomatoes and beefsteak tomatoes planned. I'd also love to do some more hot peppers as those dried out wonderfully and were a life saver when we got hit by winter congestion.


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And my shovel broke anyway.

Quitter.


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The General is Easter shopping, which means I take the kids to the garden center.

If the kids had their way we would have.

Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, a couple cherry trees, 3 Apple trees, two pear trees, and at least two plum trees.

And that's just what they had out today.


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The Shadow King is my spirit guide.


This is our garden space before i tear into it.

As you can see, it's a triangle. A neighbor gave us her bird bath and i've been laying out a different patio design with that as the focal point in the middle. The kids call it the Bill Cypher garden, which might explain how our tomato plant got over six feet high...

Also because it's at a grade, i've been using rocks to make tiers.

Last year our tomatoes and hot peppers grew like gangbusters (which are evidently fast at growing...) but our Cantaloupes and corn really struggled.


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Reason two January thaws are frustrating.

I really want to work on the garden. It's such a mess, and I have so many ideas.

But again, gotta wait until April to start that. :-/


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starts sharpening carrots.

You don't say!


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We have plenty of pumpkins.

They grow almost as much as cows out here.

Maybe it's all the manure...


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I harvested the last tomatoes from The Little Tomato Plant of Horrors.

All told, it reached six feet high and produced enough tomatoes to supply a large Italian family for a weekend.

But sadly, it never got to eat anyone, as far as I know.


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I prefer the reassuringly soft tomato myself.

Or a nice ripe pair of melons.

But hey, it's the garden yo, the Vegas of the backyard, so really there is no wrong way to do your gardening.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Ford Prefect wrote:
Still bring a towel though.
Or, depending on the kind of orgy, a trowel.

Yes, everyone loves a good garden orgy.

Not that I would know...


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Also, if you want your kids to eat their veggies, grow a garden. Kids are outside feasting on peas and tomatoes.

That's right, peas and tomatoes.

It turns out, the Little Tomato Plant of Horrors, is really just a big f~~+ing tomato plant.

So far...


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I want to be able to eat the tomatoes, not vice versa. :-)


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The Little Tomato Plant of Horrors is now five feet tall, with tons of tomatoes.

I'm scared!


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We have the cutest little hot peppers! So adorable!