Yep, I posted the seeds in the @cropswap app. I’ve already submitted for a trade with @greenbellajourney. I still need to wait for these to dry. Are you on the app? You don’t have to be local. I’m willing to mail these within the US.
This is my first time growing jicama, what a beautiful plant. Besides not eating the leaves and flowers, I welcome any advice to be successful.
It looks like the heavy mulch has helped the #roselle plants. I added the heavy mulch and watered it in very well. I haven’t watered in a week or two. I pulled the mulch back and the soil is still moist. I’m picking up a few more bags for main raised beds.
I mulched the #roselle plants pretty heavily and these #radishes still germinated through it.
The #haogen#melon all cut up. The boys ate half of it. They enjoyed the juicy fruit.
I cut up the #haogen#melon and boy was it good. It smelled so sweet and was soft. I usually don’t like honeydew melons because they are usually too hard. That may be caused by them picked too early. It only took 3 other people to get me this point. @neverenoughdirt shared seeds with @artichokesandokra. She grew the seeds to baby plants and gave some to @cali_farmer. He then brought them to his house where I picked up a couple of plants. Gardening can involve many people. It brings us together.
I went to check on the largest #haogen#melon. It had started to turn yellow on the vine. I saw that the vine had started to pull off of it. I simply tapped it and it popped right off. It smells amazing. I have two other melons on the plant that are the size of golf balls. I’ll enjoy this one later.
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In all my time gardening I have never seen a spider mite infestation happen so quickly. This plant was vibrant 2 weeks ago. To be honest, I have never seen a spider mite infestation this bad. I'm creeped out.
🌿🌳🌿 With all this uncharacteristic August rain, the Myrtle topiaries are extremely happy. And I want them to stay that way, so I’ll 1️⃣ Give them another good feed...Along with everything else in the garden…because the rain has leached out much of the nutrition in the soil.
2️⃣ Clip frequently to encourage density and more growth, and
3️⃣ Move them into a brighter location...as the sun moves lower in the sky, and the light where they have been isn’t quite sunny enough for the growth and health I want. 🍂🌳🍂🌳🍂Later, as frost nears, I’ll have to bring them in for protection. Change their living conditions. Be more attentive to their daily needs. They won’t be nearly as happy or as independent or as vigorous then. I am savoring their exuberance and youth now. Before the season passes. I think of these analogies as I tend my aging mother. Care, protection, lost vigor, the threat of not making it through the winter. Lessons and metaphor in the garden everywhere if we heed them. I like the connections and the bittersweet tethers between these things. They comfort me. Do these comparisons comfort and sustain you?
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