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JoeK

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Also on Aug 26th the Beaver Dam peppers finally start to ripen, while the purple bells in the next container are smaller, but ready to go. Little round balls visible in purple pic are coriander, aka cilantro gone to seed.
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Out back, still Aug 26th, the volunteer quinoa is developing nicely, much bigger than last year when I actually planted some...
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The bin of 'taters is starting to fade, which typically means its forming tubers.
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I love all kinds of squash. This Japanese "Uchiki Kuri" enjoyed the warmth along the S. wall of the house. and the Guatemalan "mongogo" was my most vigorous variety this year. Plus another Native american variety, this one a summer type, white scallops.
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Meanwhile, over in the salad patch, Carrots are producing tall stalks topped with white poms of flowers, and the Red Kale is shaking off the aphid attack. Garlic looks about ready in this pic too, though I didn't harvest it for another month. Radishes, mustard and lettuce all seeding here as well several varieties of unknown mushrooms in the woody mulch. Catmint on lower right is a bee magnet, and I've heard can be used to make bug spray.

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At my Friends place his sunflowers were even bigger than mine, and most everything else was thriving too.
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His squash climbed right through the fence...
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Still not quite done with the newer two mounds, but they won't get planted til spring anyhow.
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Some harvest pics from September 1st. Turnip, Dragon carrots, yellow pear tomatos. That's actually one of the only cucumbers I had this year next to some chard and arugula to round out a nice salad.
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September 2nd, Purple cayenne peppers, and a nice pic of a squash blossom, which are delicious stuffed with pesto!
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I'll get to the rest of the pics (post flood!) later...
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Hi, Joe,

Nice gardening !

Just one question, don't the logs of wood on the ground like that, encourage too many insects that eats up the plants ?

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I have five 30' hugelkultur  beds. Only insects I know of attracted basically eats dead organic matter. Natures little composters. BTW i'm a organic gardener.
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OK, thanks.

I asked, because I left some old wood on the ground, thinking it would make "lazy man's compost" , and I got
"abeilles xylophages" in there, nasty creatures !

Had to look this one up - it is  "carpenter bee"...

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One of them came at me, I ended up wading through the roses, not nice...

G_H
(funny, that is a Valentine's day note...)

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