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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    Yep tomatoes coming in now. Raspberries right now too.
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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    I need to put in a berry batch next year.

    Raspberries take a lot of room.

    Room is at a premium around here.

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    I need to put in a berry batch next year.

    Raspberries take a lot of room.

    Room is at a premium around here.
    I'm sure. We have them growing wild on the back of the property. We get some if we go back there and harvest some before the deer get them. We saw a doe and two tiny fawn roam through last evening. Better the raspberries than my hostas. God help me, I've grown old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiper View Post
    I'm sure. We have them growing wild on the back of the property. We get some if we go back there and harvest some before the deer get them. We saw a doe and two tiny fawn roam through last evening. Better the raspberries than my hostas. God help me, I've grown old.
    We put cone flowers (echinacea) in one of our hosta rock gardens, they are supposed to be a natural deterrent for the deer. My raspberries seem to be down this year, but usually when that happens the later-blooming blackberries are 'up', so it's a trade-off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiper View Post
    I'm sure. We have them growing wild on the back of the property. We get some if we go back there and harvest some before the deer get them. We saw a doe and two tiny fawn roam through last evening. Better the raspberries than my hostas. God help me, I've grown old.
    I hate hostas.

    They offer nothing but green/purple leaves.

    It is lazy gardening.

    I have none on my property.

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    I hate hostas.

    They offer nothing but green/purple leaves.

    It is lazy gardening.

    I have none on my property.
    Yeah. I understand. But I think some of us here may have more property and, therefore, more holes to fill in our landscaping. I'm amazed everytime I GOOGLE map areal over Canada how small your lots are. From Niagara Falls up around to Toronto. Anyway, just use some Hosta to fill in some spots. But they look horrible when the deer gnaw them down to stems.

    A former patient told me years ago to plant marigolds. The deer don't like them and are put off by the odor. It has worked for me this year. Though I am not a big marigold fan I found room for some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiper View Post
    Yeah. I understand. But I think some of us here may have more property and, therefore, more holes to fill in our landscaping. I'm amazed everytime I GOOGLE map areal over Canada how small your lots are. From Niagara Falls up around to Toronto. Anyway, just use some Hosta to fill in some spots. But they look horrible when the deer gnaw them down to stems.

    A former patient told me years ago to plant marigolds. The deer don't like them and are put off by the odor. It has worked for me this year. Though I am not a big marigold fan I found room for some.
    Those work too. We've used marigolds in with the vegetables for a few years now and (knocks on wood) we've never had deer or any other critters do much damage to the plants. Plus, they add a little pop of color for some visual appeal in those gardens.

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    Any ideas for rats?

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    I planted late. My four tomato plants on the balcony are two feet high.
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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

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    No rats were harmed in the filming of this video.

    LOL!

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    No rats were harmed in the filming of this video.

    LOL!

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    My milk weed is doing great.
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    Big Big heat this weekend.

    I expect some tomato plants will be over 6 feet high next weekend.

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    After our 11 day tour across Canada, the GF and I spent all day yesterday deforesting the veggie garden that I left in incredible shape.

    6 & 1/2 foot tomato plants have been achieved and I am not talking about cherry tomatoes.

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    Harvest time. Not bad considering how light I went this year.

    One cherry tomato is popping out 12-24 live ones every day, and getting a couple of cukes from two plants daily too. The cherry plant is so big and filled with fruit it's starting to crush the cage. The beefsteak plant has a ton of tomatoes, but not really ripening on the vine...gotta bring in one or two each day to put in the window. Getting about a half dozen strawberries from three plants every other day (I think the wife is eating and harvesting one for one on the berries). Have a watermelon that's the size of a basketball that will see it's day this weekend, one volleyball and one softball that hopefully will keep getting bigger.

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    Crazy growth this year.

    Will take photos today and link here.

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    The dismantling has begun for the season.

    I still have a 8 & 1/2 feet high cherry tomatoes producing.

    Also 8 different hot pepper plants.

    I have taken photos and will post them when I get a chance.

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    Frost tonight.

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    Harvested my girl yesterday.

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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    Most of the hot peppers picked.

    All of the celery, parsley and carrots.

    I picked some of the tomatoes but will risk it tonight to see if they can can red by the weekend.

    I also left the red and orange peppers to turn colour.

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