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Re: I give up!

Well my beans are still producing more than we can use. I froze 12 qts,
gave bags away, ate them daily, and there is still some out there to
pick after I told my mothers city friends to help themselves, take them
all today!

Tomatoes are producing, but not many for some reason. That's ok, plenty
for us but I would have liked to put some up. Cucumbers have a zillion
flowers, but only a very few actually materialized.


Catharine Carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net> wrote:
  I feel for you. The weeds took over my garden, but at least have some 
tomatoes and one variety of cucumber. (The other variety was not self 
fertile, and I evidently missed planting any males... My first 
planting of beans was wonderful, but the second, as always, matured at 
the same time as the insects, so I got fewer beans and much of what I 
got was marred. (At least I wasn't counting on selling them at 
farmer's market!) My heirloom tomatoes got significantly sunburned, 
because they lost leaves that would have sheltered the fruit, and the 
plum tomatoes are just waiting for a "commitment"
On Aug 12, 2008, at 6:13 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> My vegetable garden is a total disaster, and I just can't
> fight it any longer this year. First the early peas were
> eaten off just after they had begun to climb and make
> flower buds. A few years ago we had had a problem with
> woodchucks and dug a trench around the vegetable garden
> fence and put chicken wire about two feet down. Well, we
> found a hole in the fence and blocked it up. Things seemed
> to be working well. Because of weather and much distractions
> here, I didn't get much more started as soon as usual, but
> had some nice early lettuce. Borage had reseeded all around,
> and I got a blue ribbon on some at an early flower show. Then
> I did get a couple of rows of beans in, which came up nicely.
> I planted various other things, especially squash and sunflowers,
> which never came up at all. I discovered that the chipmunks
> that have holes under the mulch were eating the seeds as soon
> as I planted them. But the beans were looking good, and I had
> planted another two rows in a couple of weeks. When the first
> beans were about a foot high and making blossoms, I went down
> to the garden to find they and all been topped at about six inches.
> The second row was just coming up, and had survived. I found
> another hole where the old chickenwire had rusted away, and
> blocked it up. Planted more beans, including pole beans all
> around the fence. Then just when the third plantings were up
> and looking good,the critters struck again. I don't know where
> they are getting in now, but there is nothing left. They stripped
> the borage plants to mere stalks - not a leaf left. The lettuce
> bed looked as if it had been mowed. They hadn't bothered the
> tomatoes, but today when I went down, I found that all of the
> large tomatoes had bites taken out of them. The only thing that
> is still growing are the onions, which have done quite well. But
> at this time of the year I just don't see any point in trying to
> get anything else going. I'll see if I can get someone to dig
> around and put in new wire, but I'm feeling as if that's a futile
> exercise at this point. Sorry to unburden my troubles on you
> guys, but I'm really bummed out.
> Auralie
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