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I put two tomato plants in the ground today as an experiment. I still have plenty of seedings indoors waiting for me to finish preparing the ground for them. I've been working on an area that is overgrown with day lilys, grape vines, ivy and Virginia creeper. Needless to say it's been less than easy going labor getting it done but today I made some significant headway.
 

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For some reason I thought white asparagus was grown in a gas enclosure like enoki mushrooms. But according to Google it is grown in the dark to prevent photosynthesis.
As asparagus plants grow they seem to expand a bit from original boundaries. When they crowd your rhubarb plants you find some white asparagus..
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Our spinach is the best we've ever grown. Plants started in mid October last year are rockin' 10" delectable dark green leaves.

Peas planted just prior to Easter are up and honking. Three eggplant varieties, okra, a few pepper plants and beans are already sprouting.
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Think this will be last year for big garden I give to about 8 families but getting to hard.Got tomatoes planted. 42mountain fresh 16 early girls 4juliets.that just about killed my legs.Still got 45 different peppers 16 zuccines 4 cucumbers and row of beans.I love giving it away people really appreciate it and do a lot for me.But just getting to hard.
 

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Think this will be last year for big garden I give to about 8 families but getting to hard.Got tomatoes planted. 42mountain fresh 16 early girls 4juliets.that just about killed my legs.Still got 45 different peppers 16 zuccines 4 cucumbers and row of beans.I love giving it away people really appreciate it and do a lot for me.But just getting to hard.
Why not ask those 8 families if they'd like to come help you plant, and tend your garden, as thanks for being able to share in the bounty? Many hands make light work.
 

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Iam fussy I like to do it myself and they all help me in other ways four families across from me all related I am only one they let hunt my neighbor plows garden and snow.my causin helps With any repairs on lawnmower or in house and a brother and sister help with other things.plus the on
es across the street don’t hunt but sometimes help with blinds and food plots. So they do enoughmakes me feel good being able to pay back
 

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Bummed today the 28th figure I
finish planting zuccines and peppers and cukes and beans next couple days.But got over 2 inch’s of rain yesterday migh be dry enough to plant on memorial day but supposed to get to 90 degrees.so if it does dry up going to have to get out real early because by 11 probaly to hot for this old body.
 

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Looks good lot of work having a garden but better than sitting in house plus you can’t beat the good eating
Labor of love. I like the rewards but I'm like you in that I give most of it away to friends and neighbors.

I've got a good neighbor who will come by with his tractor and till it up for $30. Saves me a ton of work with the walk behind.

Now just gotta keep up on the weeds and animals for a few weeks and hopefully be all set.
 

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I live in country like you but lots of houses with 2 to five acres.I’ve notice how few people have gardens.Hardly any.Is it same by you
I actually live in the suburbs but moved my garden up north to the hunting property because the neighbor down here likes to feed the chipmunks and squirrels and they just destroy the garden .

The neighbors I know who still garden are getting up there in age with health issues so they've scaled way back and not many younger people seem to have much interest.
 

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I like the hills. Do you mulch? Garden looks great.
Thanks. No mulch, just the various weeds/plants that got tilled into the soil. I like the mounds because they're easier to weed and I keep my walkways clear with a torch. If it seems like some plants aren't getting enough water, I can dig a little reservoir in front of the mound to collect a bit more water since I'm not there full time.

If I had more time in the fall, I'd like to plant winter rye and till that in in the spring.
 
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