Thanks for the reply.If the scratch doesn't show any green, I don't see how it'd be alive. I'd find an inconspicuous branch and cut a piece that appears dead off. Might as well make sure. If the piece is dead, it's not going to hurt the tree, and if the tree is alive, hard pruning doesn't hurt it either.
I still have to scalp mine for the year. It always amazes me how destroyed it looks after a trimming, and then the next trimming, I'm cutting off inch and a half thick suckers.
Those are pot saucers acting as lids for some clay pots buried in my raised beds. They help keep the soil moist underneath surface. We live in an arid climate (as you understand) with hot sun, and they’re kind of like my backup for keeping my plants alive. The plants will actually grow their roots around them. It’s fascinating at the end of the season to pull them up and see huge mats of roots on them.Not much at gardening but the pictures are cool...What are those clay round things in the soil in the potato area and those little green sprouts are they the little potato leaves, or just weeds?...clancey....
The previous thread was about my watering system, and it applies to my whole garden, not specifically to the potatoes. (It actually makes the underground more crowded for tuber growth, but I need them to maintain moisture.)Thanks for the previous thread and tomorrow I will do some reading on it when I get time...Potato's were very important to my family and I am just very curious on how to grow them..I thought maybe you just took one of those eyes and planted them in the soil but I will read the previous thread you brought up when I get time tomorrow and get back with you if I find something that interest me..Thanks clancey.
Very nice. What are your temperatures like these days?The peas are in and coping with the cool spring weather. I have some lettuce started and spinach, but all would like the temps to come up 5 degrees.
Sounds like it will be good to try a different variety of zukes. I stopped starting zucchinis years ago. We only need 2 plants to have them coming out of our ears so buy them now from a local farmer. One green and one yellow. Maybe enquire at the local farmer's market and ask what varieties grow best in your region.
“Heat-tolerant” and “drought-tolerant” are phrases to look for when selecting the best varieties to grow where summers are very hot. Humidity, especially warm, humid nights, leads to fungal diseases, so it’s also good to look for fungal disease resistance. Some plants continue producing even...www.southernexposure.com
I'm making progress with the garden beds. I got 3 more prepped and the potatoes and onions planted. The new bed walls are now up and today we will start filling it with soil.
We have a couple acres, but a lot is sloped to the north. Not ideal for gardening. The new bed is raised and made with cement blocks. It is in one of the sunniest areas that was just grass, so it made sense to put it to better use. This will allow us to grow some more heat lovers. This year it will have some zucchinis, canteloupe, peppers, and eggplant in it. It's 16 ft long and has 64 planting holes on the perimeter. These will be planted with some carrots, onions, beets and flowers this year.New bed? Are you expanding your beautiful garden? How much space do you have? How much will you add? Pictures?
I like it, begreen. Will you run drip irrigation to it? Is that gate in the background part of deer fencing that will protect it?We have a couple acres, but a lot is sloped to the north. Not ideal for gardening. The new bed is raised and made with cement blocks. It is in one of the sunniest areas that was just grass, so it made sense to put it to better use. This will allow us to grow some more heat lovers. This year it will have some zucchinis, canteloupe, peppers, and eggplant in it. It's 16 ft long and has 64 planting holes on the perimeter. These will be planted with some carrots, onions, beets and flowers this year.
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