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Old 06-08-17, 08:25 PM
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Show us your garden

Sure it's off topic but it's that time of year in the midwest.

Here's my reason for missing time with a bike.

[IMG]1E246C7E-3D14-4A57-BFA2-37531559A817 by lebagman, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]144930A5-9D3E-4BEE-9A2B-1758A262AAD1 by lebagman, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Here is a photograph sent to me this day by none other than our own [MENTION=173992]non-fixie[/MENTION] of a private garden in Belves, Perigord Noir region, France:
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Originally Posted by eom
Sure it's off topic but it's that time of year in the midwest.

Here's my reason for missing time with a bike.

[IMG]1E246C7E-3D14-4A57-BFA2-37531559A817 by lebagman, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]144930A5-9D3E-4BEE-9A2B-1758A262AAD1 by lebagman, on Flickr[/IMG]
Raised beds are the way to go.
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Old 06-08-17, 09:15 PM
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Green beans, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, eggplant, banana and cubanelle peppers.

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Flowers? rhoddies, lavender, foxglove, lupine, poppy
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This year I seeded my summer garden on April 30th, hoping that most of the crop will still be producing well when my fiancee returns from Russia in August. I have about 600 square feet, which I divided into six rows. There are two varieties of sweet corn (white and bi-colored), okra, yellow and green summer squash, cucumbers, Ichiban and Black Beauty eggplants, three varieties of tomatoes and yellow and red bell peppers.

These photos are from June 4th, thirty five days after planting. Yesterday (the 7th) I ceremoniously picked the first ripening yellow squash and ate it raw. The last photo shows a typical semi-weekly harvest from my previous season with a similar setup. I made a lot of friends at work that summer...

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Like father -- like son. My elder son and my first grandson (baby brother due next month) tending the garden at their house. They have a small typical suburban lot, but grow some of their own vegetables in raised beds.
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Our house is circled in yellow, garden is on the left

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I thought that maybe the OP had made a typo and I was going to see some Gardin bicycles.

We used to have a small garden but it was too difficult trying to control the rabbits and neighbours, who would help themselves.
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Ouch. You win.

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Our house is circled in yellow, garden is on the left

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I have this :



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I like French gardens.

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Our OCD friends say that our garden is untidy and too wild with too many spiders and such, but we like it.
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"Our OCD friends say that our garden is untidy and too wild with too many spiders and such, but we like it."

Look natural to me, and beautiful.
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It's been a bit of a thorn in our sides for a while but this weekend I decided to take care of the wild blackberry plant in our garden.

They are cool plants in the sense that they can grow blackberries and look fun but they also have the annoying tendency to grow new roots wherever they touch the ground so you can end up with a giant bush covering everything, as can be seen below.
Nobody took care of the plant these past 4 years and it probably didn't receive a lot of attention before that either as the building we live in was empty between 2009 and 2016.

Blackberry grows best when it can grow against a wall or fence and move up into the air so I built a fence using some bamboo poles, rope and chicken wire that we found in the garden.

The end result is impressive if I say so myself.

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We will take care of the ground around it tomorrow but it was nice seeing how much space the bush was taking.

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The herbal garden right next to it. That was last weekend's project.
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Gardening, cycling, cutting grass, - this time of year is like a double edged sword: so much potential, so little time.
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A couple of years, we got involved with my wife's community garden at her school.

Since then, we have had great luck with these recycled plastic "flexible" raised beds.

Incredible yield the last two years.

My suggestion is to start small and expand.

She has eleven beds at this point.







Also, don't forget to grow tomatoes and zucchini in hay bales. Instant raised bed!!!! Just hollow out the bale, fill with composted soil and plant.

Holds moisture very well and cuts down on watering.

btw, We water all summer from rain barrels.
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Spring cleanup is complete. Cutting a new garden along the back property line. Lifting the stone edging (it has been at least 10 years since the last time). Thinking about building a stone outdoor fireplace where the trellis is.









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A couple of old pics of the Raleigh lineup I owned at the time, displayed in the backyard. From left to right/front to back International, Super Tourer, Gran(d) Sport(s), SuperCourse MkII:

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