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Old July 6, 2017   #1
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Default 2017 Muddy Bucket Farm Update

I've been held up by a number of issues from health to weather. But, I've finally got a few things to show, even though we're about a month behind. Took these pictures this morning.

Here's a few of the containers we've generated. I'm using last year's wood chips as a mulch this time around.

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I also have put out 10 straw bales with two plants each. That container is a Big Boy and it has about a dozen fruit set on it.

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Our oldest apple tree is loaded up and the fruits are about 3 inches in diameter as of today.

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My old compost pile has half a dozen volunteers in it. I just let them come on if they can.

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Planted some red cabbages as well as the usual green cabbages this year.

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I've never had a Dwarf Project plant do this before. I can't wait to see where this goes. Yes, that's a mega-bloom among the other blooms on top of that stalk.

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One of my bell pepper plants got an early start.

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I also have some jalapenos blooming their butts off.

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The Blue Lake beans are flowering and setting beans. Most years we have already harvested and pulled the vines by this time.

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I've got about 90 tomato plants in the main garden, and some are setting lots of fruit.

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I'm a month behind my normal flow, but I've still got a lot of time to get the harvest flowing in.
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Aha you saved the biggest maters for last! I just love that pic of the apple tree... really wish I could grow me some apples.
Don't forget, you need to eat one a day!!!!
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Looks great CT - and with this heat and rain it will catch up quick! Your compost spot will look much different in a few weeks Ours is overrun with 'maters, squash, tomatillos, and watermelon.
Wishing you better health and a bountiful harvest!
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Looks great CT - and with this heat and rain it will catch up quick! Your compost spot will look much different in a few weeks Ours is overrun with 'maters, squash, tomatillos, and watermelon.
Wishing you better health and a bountiful harvest!
Thanks, neighbor.
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I have been wondering about you. I have not seen you posting much and was getting concerned. I'm glad to see that the gardens are up and going. They have plenty of time to still provide. The most important thing is your health, so please take care.

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Howdy, Ted! Glad to see you've got everything growing; I'm sure down there you will have plenty of season left to work with. Hope you're feeling well and enjoying your garden.
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Nice, Ted - greetings from Raleigh! Looking forward to your Zooty reports....I am only growing one dwarf from that line, but it's really promising!
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Looks great Ted and it's good to see you here.
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Hey Ted! Good to see you posting,and your garden's looking great. Hope your health issues aren't too serious. My Big Orange Volunteer is a vigorous thick-stemmed plant with loads of flowers, and it makes the Sun Gold plant next to it look like a wimp. I'm looking forward to comparing the taste.

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Great garden Ted! I hope it's the best season ever for you!!
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