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George

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Back to gardening.
« on: September 16, 2012, 03:35:33 AM »
For the first time since I hit China in Feb 2002, I have a garden. Small one, as yet, but I have big plans!!!!
These are the broad beans and peas that have been growing over winter.








The soil seems to be pretty good, and is full of fat, happy worms. Future prospects look good! All I gotta do is dig!
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Re: Back to gardening.
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 12:34:32 PM »
great looking garden George   akakakakak agagagagag

my vegetable garden sucked this year.  soil not as good as yours. Rabbits ate some of the stuff until I got chicken wire strung around the garden. llllllllll 

Flower beds, that I found under 7 years of grass and weeds did better (but took hours and hours to dig out the dang grass and weeds).

Didn't take any pictures of the sorry looking vegetables  ananananan
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Re: Back to gardening.
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 03:27:43 AM »
Just an update. Everything has survived the strong winds, and we have peas on the peas, and beans on the beans. Almost ready to eat, though The Babe is already getting stuck into the baby peas.
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Re: Back to gardening.
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 06:27:03 AM »
You've gotta love the Chinese woman. If its edible, they'll eat it then and there.
ps George, don't bend over when gardening.
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 08:03:17 AM »
 bfbfbfbfbf bfbfbfbfbf akakakakak agagagagag
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Re: Back to gardening.
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 01:56:44 PM »
Maybe next year I will take pictures of my garden.  This year the vegetable garden was a dismal failure.  The three flower beds were pretty good and definitely will be much better next year (I hope)

Congratulations on a fantastic garden George.   akakakakak agagagagag agagagagag
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Re: Back to gardening.
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 06:57:51 PM »
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ps George, don't bend over when gardening.
mmmmmmmmmm How can one not??
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2012, 10:29:31 AM »
Busy weekend. I can tell you that 70 year old knees aren't suited to gardening. Getting down is no problem, but it is tres shitful getting back up!! Peas are magnifique, and very sweet, straight from the plant, into the mouth.


Dug some more beds and planted beans and sweet corn, strawberries and cucumbers.


Strawberries. Two have runners already, so will be able to cut and replant them in a couple of weeks.



The fence is covered with ivy and other climbing shit, so I have to cur it all back, and tidy it up. Bloody full of snails, so have to buy snail pellets.

The backyard was a mess of weeds that they called a lawn, so I have been poisoning and pulling out. Almost done......for the time being!!!
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Re: Back to gardening.
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2012, 09:29:00 PM »
The peas look great George, but I don't envy the work ahead of you; been there, done that, got the T-shirt!

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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2012, 09:48:54 PM »
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been there, done that, got the T-shirt!
Yeah, me too, already, GM, but the rewards are worth it.
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Re: Back to gardening.
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2012, 04:30:14 AM »
No fair! asasasasas you've got a yard full of dirt!  I have to steal dirt on those rare occasions when I get a chance.
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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2012, 06:58:34 AM »
Suffer!! I had no garden for almost 9 years! The peas are delightfully crunchy. Straight off the vine and into the mouth.............Oh, I think I said that already. bibibibibi
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Re: Back to gardening.
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2012, 09:26:21 AM »
You see George you DO have a hobby! -see other thread  ahahahahah
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Re: Back to gardening.
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2012, 12:10:43 PM »
Well, it is fall here in Canada.   I have dug up picked anything worth picking  llllllllll

Maybe next year I will get the garden rototilled and actually plant some decent stuff.  I will have to buy some decent rabbit fencing so I also get to eat what I plant.  bfbfbfbfbf ahahahahah agagagagag

George, you are an inspiration for me for next year.   akakakakak agagagagag
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Re: Back to gardening.
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2012, 07:21:05 PM »
The fruits of my labors. Lightly steamed, whole peas, with a knob of butter and a pinch of salt. Yummy!
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