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I was supposed to travel this summer so never started plants. When the trip

fell through I scrambled but the Juliette’s never germinated. I had some “ volunteers” come up so I planted but everything was late and I was uncertain what I had! Im getting gobs of sunsugar but everything else is whatever hybrid mix came out of the cross pollination. Enough for salads and a few sammiches but nothing very satisfying. Ditto for peppers … just some late bells in orange, red and green. Every year is an adventure. I’ve retired to the coast. Bought a little piece of land inland a couple miles and am gardening in sand with a low ph and no water supply. Going to take some time to improve the soil enough to be productive and summer heat is brutal with little water.
On the plus side lots of things overwinter and fall and winter gardens are great! Arugula, lettuces, radishes, greens of all types. Wifey likes mustard greens while I prefer kale and collards. Big heads of broccoli and cauliflower coming on.
Trying some fave beans. Coming up now to overwinter and pick in spring. Mostly using as cover crop and organic matter for soil but if I get some to eat… all the better.
Love the reports and pics of your crops! Envious!

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Posted: 10/18/2021 at 8:09PM


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