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💜 Reposted from @ortodotto - Here is the spoils of a partial berrypicking in my garden! This year I am particularly proud of that, first of all because I personally bought three years ago these blackberry plants in a small town in the italian Alps. And then because last winter I personally pruned them, branch after branch, due to an injury to the leg that forced my father to remain stopped for three months! So they have grown copious, juicy and delicious ✌😋💗 . Oggi vi mostro una cosa di cui vado molto orgogliosa: le mie more🏋! Ne vado fiera per due ragioni: la prima è che sono more 100% altoatesine acquistate personalmente 3 anni fa e caricate in macchina da Vipiteno a Lodi 🚙 la seconda è che quest inverno le ho potate personalmente, tralcio dopo tralcio, a causa di una frattura a tibia-malleolo-perone che ha bloccato mio padre per tre mesi. Vederle crescere così copiose, turgide e succose mi commuove 😭😭😭 scusate lo sfogo! #berrypicking #pickingtime #freshfruit #fruttadistagione #fruttafresca #potagerbio #amazinggardener #freshpicked #freshfromthegarden #gardentotable #organicgarden #gardeningfun #mycountrysidetonic #ortonaturale #mondocontadino #inmygardentoday #meingarten #dallortoallatavola #aseasonalshift #myquietbeauty #ilmioorto #thisjaneaustenlife #thewayweliveinthecountry #provinciallife #growwhatyoueat #farmlifestyle #thehappygardenlife #alritmolentodellestagioni #lifeinthecountry #vitaincampagna

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18 hours ago

Praying for ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ rain ☔️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ tomatoes that ripen in winter 🍅 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ bulbs to flower 🌷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And toddlers that won’t dig it all up 👶🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Or fight over who uses the hose if we are REALLY expecting miracles) 🙏🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener #greaterspringfield #ipswichqld #springfieldqld #growyourown #growyourownfood #growsomethinggreen #eatlocal #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #gardening #gardenersofinstagram #gardeningaustralia #organicgarden #amazinggardener #ipswichhub #greenisthenewblack #plotaustralia #qotd #christian #pray #kipling #rudyardkipling

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1 day ago

This apricot harvest dates back to last year. This spring a real tragedy 😭 every day I find at least a dozen large, beautiful, juicy apricots fallen from the tree. I haven t already understood if it is caused by the spiteful magpies or if the apricots are tired of being on the tree 😩 . Questo bel raccolto risale all anno scorso, quest anno come dicevo ieri a qualcuno di voi è una tragedia per le albicocche! Ogni mattina ne raccolgo una dozzina ai piedi dell albero.. saranno le gazze dispettose o sono le albicocche che sono stanche di starsene appese???? . . #fruitharvest #pickingfruit #pickingtime #freshfromthegarden #freshpicked #siraccoglie #potagerbio #orticultura #orticulture #iamamodernfarmer #amazinggardener #allotment #allotmentlove #allotmentlife #growingsomethinggreen #girlswhogarden #farmgirls #growwhatyoueat #vitaincampagna #thehappygardenlife #gardeningfun #farmlifestyle #dallortoallatavola #ilmioorto #mondocontadino #ortonaturale #provinciallife #lifeinthecountry #mycountrysidetonic #viverelestagioni

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1 day ago

Like it or not, it’s time to talk about one of my least favourite critters in the garden, the cutworm.  I tend to get quite a few questions about this one because the damage they cause is so mysterious.  You probably won’t see them at all unless you know where to look. . Cutworms overwinter in the soil as eggs or larvae and they are very eager to fill up on the nearest greens they can find come spring.  I have seen them cut there way through leeks, onions, tomatoes, squash, peppers, basil, and even devour entire rows of carrots.😢 . You know you’ve got a cutworm problem when you discover your beautiful new transplants have been chopped to the ground at the base with no sign of the culprit.  Although some species target the leaves more, the trademark of the cutworm is to chomp right through the stems of your plants where they meet the soil.  The bulk of the plant is just left to wilt on the soil like this basil plant that we lost this week. . So how do you fight back?  Cutworms do their damage at night and bury down into the soil to rest during the day.  That’s actually convenient for us, because beneath every freshly cut plant I can usually find the cutworm that did the damage. I just poke around in the soil within 4 or 5 inches of the base of the plant and dislodge the chubby cutworm.  They usually lay motionless or curl up in a ball which makes the squishing pretty easy. . If we expect cutworms to be a threat, we protect plants with a collar around the base of the stem.  We have used rolled up cardboard cut from toilet paper tubes, flexible surgical tubing, and even large straws sliced vertically and wrapped around the stem.  Whatever you use, just make sure it can fit right next to the stem while still expanding with the stem as it grows.  Bury the guard at least an inch below the soil and leave an inch or two exposed above the soil. . What pests are you dealing with in your garden right now? . Join our growing community by following @vegetableacademy.

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1 day ago

The bush beans are coming in strong! This year we are mostly growing black beans plus a few dragons tongue and cantare (a classic French variety). #homegrown #tootsieroll

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1 day ago

Ini tadinya udah kurelakan biar dimakan kutilang, kubiarin aja kutilang deket2 dibatang buah tin ini pas ku lagi konsen tebar2 pupuk, dipatuk sekali sama kutilang.. eh jatuh menggelinding. Ya sud makasih ya kutil 😁 diambilin buah tin yg matang sempurna sampai bermadu pula. 😁😁😁 bahaha. #figs #pohontin   #buahtin   #growsomethinggreen #gardening #greenthumb #lovegardening #gardengoals #vegetablegarden #beautifulgarden #growfood #epicgardening #eattherainbow #urbangardenersrepublic #thehappygardeninglife #fromgardentotable #gardenactivist #urbanfarming #urbangardening #homegardening #growyourownfood #happygardeninglife #mygarden #amazinggardener #gardeningtips #ediblegarden #backyardgarden #containergarden   #berkebun #homegrown

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1 day ago

I'm back in Surabaya. One thing that make me think about mother in law (she's sweet like an angel, i'm the ungrateful one 🤭) is her small moringa tree. These tree can not grow big, everyone is picking it. Semuanya boleh petik, boleh makan. Sekarang spot kelornya yg dulu besarr, diganti dg pohon sirsak, sekarang sedang berbunga banyak 😊 panjang umur ibuk, menantumu yg kurang ajar ini pintar melarikan diri dari tugas bersih2 rumah (juga tanganku masi kebas kena bekas operasi seh - alasan yg bagus n i'm gonna milk it hard) 😁😜😁 #kelor #moringa #growsomethinggreen #gardening #greenthumb #lovegardening #gardengoals #vegetablegarden #beautifulgarden #growfood #epicgardening #eattherainbow #urbangardenersrepublic #thehappygardeninglife #fromgardentotable #gardenactivist #urbanfarming #urbangardening #homegardening #growyourownfood #happygardeninglife #mygarden #amazinggardener #gardeningtips #ediblegarden #backyardgarden #containergarden   #berkebun #homegrown

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1 day ago

Our first interplanting of the season wrapped up today with a big spinach harvest.  What you are looking at here is one of our standard 30 inch wide beds planted with potatoes as usual down the centre but also with two rows of spinach on the outside. . . We love eating our homegrown potatoes so they’ll always have a place in our garden, but I can’t stand the empty space that I have to stare at after planting the seed.  The top of the soil is uncovered for several weeks until the potato stems emerge.  When you are cramped for space in the city and water is expensive any empty uncovered space like that in the garden is a waste.  I set out to improve on the situation this season and a baby spinach crop seemed to fit the bill perfectly for the following three reasons. 1.Spinach can be planted early in the season to take advantage of the space before the potatoes need it. 2.Spinach is a low crop that won’t shade the potatoes when they do emerge and it will appreciate a little shade from the potatoes in the final days before harvest. 3.Spinach can be in and out of the space in 40 days or less if planted densely and just grown to the baby leaf stage for one cut. . Now that the spinach is removed from the bed the potatoes can be hilled and their foliage will soon expand to cover the entire bed.  The timing with this interplanting worked out wonderfully and we got a solid crop of spinach from space that otherwise would have been empty so I’ll be considering this interplanting trial a success.  I think it could even be improved upon further with a slightly earlier spinach planting and two rows instead of one on either side of the potatoes.  That trial will have to wait until next season. . For a full tour of the rest of our homestead garden and other interplantings on the go, check out our Garden Tours in our stories highlights. . Join our growing community by following @vegetableacademy. . .

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2 days ago

Here is the spoils of a partial berrypicking in my garden! This year I am particularly proud of that, first of all because I personally bought three years ago these blackberry plants in a small town in the italian Alps. And then because last winter I personally pruned them, branch after branch, due to an injury to the leg that forced my father to remain stopped for three months! So they have grown copious, juicy and delicious ✌😋💗 . Oggi vi mostro una cosa di cui vado molto orgogliosa: le mie more🏋! Ne vado fiera per due ragioni: la prima è che sono more 100% altoatesine acquistate personalmente 3 anni fa e caricate in macchina da Vipiteno a Lodi 🚙 la seconda è che quest inverno le ho potate personalmente, tralcio dopo tralcio, a causa di una frattura a tibia-malleolo-perone che ha bloccato mio padre per tre mesi. Vederle crescere così copiose, turgide e succose mi commuove 😭😭😭 scusate lo sfogo! . . #berrypicking #pickingtime #freshfruit #fruttadistagione #fruttafresca #potagerbio #amazinggardener #freshpicked #freshfromthegarden #gardentotable #organicgarden #gardeningfun #mycountrysidetonic #ortonaturale #mondocontadino #inmygardentoday #meingarten #dallortoallatavola #aseasonalshift #myquietbeauty #ilmioorto #thisjaneaustenlife #thewayweliveinthecountry #provinciallife #growwhatyoueat #farmlifestyle #thehappygardenlife #alritmolentodellestagioni #lifeinthecountry #vitaincampagna

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2 days ago

Inspired by the RHS - Royal Horticultural Society's study in 2018, we recreated the test to show their findings of whether these slug control methods actually work. Click the link in the bio to watch the full test and discover a possible solution!

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2 days ago

And preferably alive in my garden 🌼⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Sidenote: anyone else think there needs to be a SERIOUS overhaul on the flower emojis? The options are pretty 👎🏻)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener #greaterspringfield #ipswichqld #springfieldqld #growyourown #growyourownfood #growsomethinggreen #eatlocal #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #gardening #gardenersofinstagram #gardeningaustralia #organicgarden #amazinggardener #ipswichhub #greenisthenewblack #plotaustralia #qotd #flowers

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2 days ago

Go figure that the plant I’m a little “meh” about it the one that is the first to start producing! So, help a girl out: pickles, cucumber salad, and...? WHAT DO I DO WITH ALL OF THESE CUCUMBERS?! I’ve made a huge mistake. - - - #cucumber #pickles #inapickle #fourbears #gardengirl #plantlady #gardenlove #gardeninspiration #gardengoals #gardening #growyourownfood #cottagegarden #gyo #gardenersofinstagram #backyardgarden #vegetablegarden #homestead #growyourown #amazinggardener

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3 days ago

A post hole digger is associated more with fences than gardening tasks, but it has become one of my favourite tools during the spring transplanting season. . For heat loving crops like squash, tomatoes, and peppers, we have found that transplants with more developed root systems perform a lot better so we use the largest 4 inch soil blocks for these crops.  When it comes time to plant these blocks in the field, the task of hole digging can become tedious with the wrong tool.  A hand trowel is undersized and will leave you with a sore wrist pretty quickly while a garden spade will carve out a excessively large cavity of space that takes extra work to close in.  The post hole digger allows me to create perfectly sized cylindrical holes at the desired depth, and all while standing upright. . In this photo, winter squash are being interplanted with beets.  The squash will eventually expand to occupy this entire bed as well as the neighbouring beds, but if we time things right, we can make use of this space before the squash takes over.  Beets were a good fit for this situation because if they are transplanted at the start of May they will be ready to harvest by the end of June.  We’ll let them grow as long as possible in this space, then harvest the whole crop, enjoying some fresh and storing the others to eat more gradually until our next plantings of beets are ready. . You can find a full list of our other favourite tools and equipment on the Tool Shed page of our website. . Join our growing community by following @vegetableacademy. . .

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3 days ago

Our Plot is made up of four large raised garden beds- I love the look of the timber and how sturdy they are. What’s your Plot? A patch in the yard? A pot by the kitchen bench? A planter box outside? I’m a firm believer that EVERYONE has the ability to have a Plot they can grow in- even if it’s a glass jar growing sprouts by the sink.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener #greaterspringfield #ipswichqld #springfieldqld #growyourown #growyourownfood #growsomethinggreen #eatlocal #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #gardening #gardenersofinstagram #gardeningaustralia #organicgarden #amazinggardener #ipswichhub #greenisthenewblack #plotaustralia #timber #raisedgardenbeds

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3 days ago

Kalian tau kan kalau buah tin itu buah yg inverted flower? Nah difoto ini ada buah yg mirip buah tin, i think i know what it is but i'm not so sure. U are welcome to guess it 😆😆 tapi coba lihat, buah/bunganya mekar tidak inverted, mekar diluar seperti bunga biasa, tidak seperti inverted figs yg biasanya. Tanpa bisa terpolinasi, menjadikan selamanya buah ini tidak akan bisa matang menjadikan strukturnya seperti gabus, tidak enak dimakan bahkan bisa jadi beracun kalau tidak bisa matang (rambusa n ciplukan juga sama kalau belum matang juga sedikit beracun, bless u yg gak keracunan makan 2 buah ini yg belum matang hahaha) balik lagi ke topik, lihat bunganya, is that really a blomming inverted flower of possibly related to fig fruit? If yes how sad it is it can not be polinated because fig wasp is not living in our region. Maka pilih varian buah tin yg bisa produktif tanpa polinasi aja, jangan beli2 varian yg butuh fig wasp disini. Fig waspnya gak ada jadinya gak guna juga toh. Hehehe. Yuk apa nih nama tanaman? Loa ato apah. Pohonnya udah gede banget nih dikaki gunung ijen. U know i only interested in eatable fruit n stuff. If it is not eatable so it's not mine. 😝 long live fruit producee (n veggiess). Baah. 😝😝😝 #figs #pohontin   #buahtin   #growsomethinggreen #gardening #greenthumb #lovegardening #gardengoals #vegetablegarden #beautifulgarden #growfood #epicgardening #eattherainbow #urbangardenersrepublic #thehappygardeninglife #fromgardentotable #gardenactivist #urbanfarming #urbangardening #homegardening #growyourownfood #happygardeninglife #mygarden #amazinggardener #gardeningtips #ediblegarden #backyardgarden #containergarden   #berkebun #homegrown

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3 days ago

Our service berry trees are popping. These little berries are delicious and nutritious.

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4 days ago

After two weeks away, I’m checking out what grew, what didn’t, and what got eaten by pests. So grateful to have a friend that watered while we were gone. It was a garden lifesaver especially with temps topping 100! Looking forward to getting my gardening gloves back on.

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4 days ago

Last September we donated 100 banana trees to Madagascar- now they are harvesting 🍌 🍌 🍌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congratulations on your hard work @thrivemadagascar ~ Its amazing to see and we are so proud to partner with you to improve food security around the world 🌎 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At Plot we are dedicated to G R O W I N G T O G I V E 🌱 . . . . #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener #greaterspringfield #ipswichqld #springfieldqld #growyourown #growyourownfood #growsomethinggreen #eatlocal #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #gardening #gardenersofinstagram #gardeningaustralia #organicgarden #amazinggardener #ipswichhub #greenisthenewblack #plotaustralia #madagascar 🇲🇬

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4 days ago

Stupid blossom end rot.

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4 days ago

I get to keep things planty at work, now that I am volunteering with the Sustainability and Horticulture teams at Amazon. This summer, I am helping harvest produce from our rooftop vegetable gardens. The rooftop gardens are managed by @seattleurbanfarmco , and I am having some serious produce envy of all the gorgeous veggies we pulled out of these beds! All produce is donated to the @_farestart restaurants which provide jobs and work experience in the food industry to people struggling to break out of poverty and homelessness. It’s so awesome to be able to deliver 50+ pounds of carrots, radishes, and chard that will be consumed 1000ft from where it was grown. - - - #sustainability #amazon #horticulture #rooftop #rooftopgardens #radish #carrot #swisschard #farestart #gardengirl #plantlady #gardenlove #gardeninspiration #gardening #growyourownfood #raisedbeds #gyo #gardenersofinstagram #vegetablegarden #growyourown #amazinggardener

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4 days ago

🌸🌸🌸

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5 days ago

I bought a new trellis at the thrift shop Saturday. It’s for my Piñata climbing rose. It’s actually a stand for knick-knacks, but I took out the glass shelves and it looks almost exactly like one at Gardeners that I wanted. The one there is $70. This one was $30. Score! Now, should I paint it black? What’s your vote?

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5 days ago

How did I miss this giant for so many days? It wasn’t even hidden.

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5 days ago

You know it's gonna be a good day when it's time to harvest.😋 Knowing when to pull out your root veggies can be tricky since the majority of it is underground. ⠀ ⠀ In this case, it's important to keep track of when you planted them. Mature carrots such as these, are typically ready 75 days after the planting date, but most varieties are ready to go when their "shoulders" are 1/2 to 3/4 inch in diameter.⠀ ⠀ Let us know what you're harvesting from your garden by using #growwithgreenway. 🌱⠀

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5 days ago

It’s happening. They are emerging from their pupas.

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6 days ago

Introducing T H E I N T E R N 🥰⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Three weeks ago our newest crew member was plucked from the Rhubarb patch (ohhhhh if only!!!). The A P P R E N T I C E is smitten... the T R A I N E E isn’t too dazed and I’m in love with my crew of 3 in 3 years. Yay for recruitment 💙💙💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener #greaterspringfield #ipswichqld #springfieldqld #growyourown #growyourownfood #growsomethinggreen #eatlocal #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #gardening #gardenersofinstagram #gardeningaustralia #organicgarden #amazinggardener #ipswichhub #baby #kidsgardening #teamblue

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6 days ago

June 9th - Sign - You can hardly see mine now because of the sunflowers. #mymonthontheplot

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6 days ago

Tomatoes are coming on strong.

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6 days ago

THEY HATCHED!! I came out this morning and POW, there they were!! I released them all around the garden, well, I dropped the container next to the sunflower bed, in the grass, about 2/3 way done. Ugh. They all seem to have settled in and a few were even enjoying their first meal. Wild! #mymonthontheplot

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1 week ago

Rhubarb leaves- inedible and poisonous so just give them a high five ✋ and keep on your merry way⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener #greaterspringfield #ipswichqld #springfieldqld #growyourown #growyourownfood #growsomethinggreen #eatlocal #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #gardening #gardenersofinstagram #gardeningaustralia #organicgarden #amazinggardener #ipswichhub #rhubarb

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1 week ago

Do you know the difference between cool season and warm season crops? This refers to the time of year you grow them. Cool season veggies like the cooler weather of spring, fall and (sometimes) winter. Ideally, you'll want to plant these crops before your daytime temperatures exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Their seeds will also germinate at lower soil temperatures (as low as 40 degrees.) And while heat makes these crops taste bitter, a little bit of frost actually makes them taste a bit sweeter.😋⠀ ⠀ Meanwhile, warm season crops love the summer heat! Cold weather shuts down their growth. Because of this, it's better to plant warm season crops after the last frost date and when daytime temperatures reach 65 to 95 degrees and soil temperatures reach 65 degrees.⠀ ⠀ Swipe to see examples of cool season and warm season crops.➡️ Which warm season veggies are you planting this summer?☀️⠀

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1 week ago

We are registered. Pretty cool that we have created a place where so much life can exist here in the desert - even if it is birds, lizards, and pollinators. I am constantly surprised by what I find out here. This was quite a project for us and we had to research and plan, but we did it. #mymonthontheplot

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1 week ago

Another Bee Balm. Gorgeous. I love all the intricate layers.

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1 week ago

The ants are working hard on this squash/melon flower.

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1 week ago

I found my first White Scallop Squash. There are actually three out there. They aren’t white though, they’re green. Do you think they’ll turn white?

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1 week ago

I made pickles!! They smell delicious. The recipe is super easy and they will last in the fridge for up to a month, which will be plenty of time because they will go fast. The recipe is from skipthesalt.com.

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1 week ago

Fresh produce in the palm of your hands means many things:⠀ ⠀ 🌱 It's a step closer to sustainability by remineralizing our soils. ⠀ ⠀ 🌱 It's proof that mother nature is capable of providing for us and we need to care for her as best we can.⠀ ⠀ 🌱 It's a return to our roots and a shift away from the processed food industry. ⠀ ⠀ Most of all, it's a subtle yet bold form of resistance as our society becomes increasingly reliant on having things packaged, prepped and shipped to us with the touch of a button. ⠀ ⠀ Be the change you want to see in the world and #growyourownfood. 🌎🥕🍅⠀

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1 week ago

This is how I’m hoping to solve the ladybug problem. I just put the dill stems in a vase filled with water. I hope it will stay alive long enough for the ladybugs to grow to maturity. The pupa stage lasts about a week, so it shouldn’t be too long now.

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1 week ago

I think I may have done a bad thing. The dill was mostly dead, so I decided to pull it out. As I was walking it to the garbage I noticed a whole bunch of little orange balls. Oh no!! Ladybug pupa. Everywhere!!! Now what?!? I put the dill back in the garden, but now the rest of the dill is going to die and what will the ladybugs do? Oh my heavens.

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1 week ago

The hollyhock is blooming and it is gorgeous.

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1 week ago

Poppies ❤️💖

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1 week ago

This is what I came home to tonight. People, don’t forget to turn your water off. This ground is flooded and everything came down. I sure hope my cucumbers survive. Oh and this also fits today’s word for #mymonthontheplot , which is exercise. I am sweating from wrestling all that trellis and those supports.

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1 week ago

My favorite part of gardening is the planning, planting and watching everything grow. I’m not so into the harvest and preservation, is that weird? I promised myself I would do better this year, so I spent all winter collecting recipes and asking friends. So, this here is my FIRST EVER batch of pickles. I neglected to check the cupboards before I started though, so it’s made with half red wine vinegar and half champagne vinegar, so there’s a very good chance it will taste horrible (after all, I rarely ever mix my champagne and red wine!). BUT I’M STILL PROUD OF ME, and with the rate my cucumber plants are going this season, I will be able to make a thousand more batches of pickles to improve on my recipe. Tell me all your preservation tips pleeeeez! 🥒 - - - #pickles #cucumber #pickling #preservation #tasteofsummer #balljar #masonjar #fourbears #gardengirl #plantlady #gardening #growyourownfood #cottagegarden #raisedbeds #gyo #gardenersofinstagram #backyardgarden #vegetablegarden #homestead #growyourown #amazinggardener

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1 week ago

I am loving all the sunflowers I have growing around the gardens. I am going to plant more and stagger them so I have some blooming until winter.

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3 ɢᴇɴᴇʀᴀᴢɪᴏɴɪ ᴅɪ ᴄᴏᴄᴄɪɴᴇʟʟᴇ ᴀʟʟ'ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀ 🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞 Post lungo ma doveroso Nel corso di questo lungo e faticoso anno di ritorno alla terra, ricco di soddisfazioni e "lezioni di vita", la situazione coccinelle e altri insetti utili è notevolmente migliorata. Tre fattori possono aver contribuito: 1. L'acquisto e introduzione di coccinelle nell'ecosistema (trovate un ricordo nel secondo video) 2. La "costruzione" di un orto sinergico con annessi e connessi 3. Il graduale cambiamento nella gestione dell'orto/frutteto teso ad implementare gli "interventi" naturali e a favorire la biodiversità. Forse sono troppo ottimista, ma in un settore così difficile e al contempo appassionante, ogni minimo progresso mi dà speranza. So che il percorso è ancora lungo e tortuoso ma vado avanti! . . . . . #ortosinergico #ortobiologico #lottaintegrata #coccinelle #agricolturanaturale #agricolturasinergica #biodiversità #agricolturagiovani #agriculture #nodiserbo #nodiggardening #biodiversity #permaculture #organicfarming #organicveggies #farmliving #farmwork #womenwhofarm #iamamodernfarmer #amazinggardener #amazingfarm #pesticidefree #ladybug #naturephotography #naturalgarden #lovenature #calabria #locride

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First light of the morning. When the sun is up but everything is quiet and still- except for the little Ring Tail possum making a late return home to snuggle up and sleep all day. A home that it’s made out of coconut fibres left out for him, which he’s made into a perfect little burrow home right over the top of my front door. That’s a bit cute 🤩 #mybackyardharvest #kitchengarden #winebarrelgarden

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Brekkie. 6 jeruk, 6 apel, setampah sayur raw with roasted sesame dressing and oat barley milk segelas. Abis? Gaak abeess.. ajegile itu sayur kirain pede aja bisa ngabisin sekali makan. Ternyata gak muat. Kesombongan dikalahkan ukuran lambung. Dan emang benar2 kenyang. Bojoku aja nyerah ga bisa ngabisin sayur segaban gitu. Baiklah kita keluarkan jurus juicer nanti siang. Rehat mengunyah. #gardening #greenthumb #lovegardening #gardengoals #vegetablegarden #beautifulgarden #growfood #epicgardening #eattherainbow #urbangardenersrepublic #thehappygardeninglife #fromgardentotable #gardenactivist #urbanfarming #urbangardening #homegardening #growyourownfood #happygardeninglife #mygarden #amazinggardener #gardeningtips #ediblegarden #backyardgarden #containergarden   #berkebun #homegrown

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How cool is this? The administrator of Friends of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Facebook group is using my picture as the group’s new cover photo.

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This little lady hung out with me last night while I was working in the garden. Thanks for eating pests from my yard. #prayingmantis

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Queen Elizabeth looking gorgeous in the sun.

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I’m pretty sure this is the Lemon Squash. There are two so far. I wish you could smell these blooms. They are heavenly.

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Big harvest this morning. I took out all the bean plants that had stopped blooming and harvested a big bowl full. I still have a couple dozen plants left that I hope will last another month or so.

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Another gorgeous dahlia flowering out of season. I grew these from @settlerhives seeds so it’s a lucky dip as to what colours you get. Love the blush of light pink on the very outer edge of this one 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener #greaterspringfield #ipswichqld #springfieldqld #growyourown #growyourownfood #growsomethinggreen #eatlocal #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #gardening #gardenersofinstagram #gardeningaustralia #organicgarden #amazinggardener #ipswichhub #greenisthenewblack #plotaustralia #dahlia

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The bed looks nearly empty with the corn gone. Tomorrow I will remove all the bean plants that aren’t flowering and let the melons take over. #springintosummer

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Like frogs, butterflies are a great sign of a healthy environment and eco system. Their presence in the garden also signals the existence of a range of other invertebrates which is excellent as they collectively provide many environmental benefits including pollination and natural pest control. . Butterflies are attracted to brightly coloured fragrant flowers. They feed on the nectar of these flowers, pollinating them with their ‘foot traffic’ as they move from flower to flower. So many plants rely on pollination of insects for reproduction and without these adorable garden friends we’d be in a world of trouble. . How do you attract butterflies to the garden? Here’s my top tips... 1. Avoid pesticides, and really anything ending in ‘cide’. They kill all insects- bees and butterflies included. 2. Grow native plants. There’s many native plants that bees, butterflies and birds rely on the nectar to survive. 3. Plant a variety of brightly coloured and fragrant flowers all year round. Butterfly caterpillars love to eat violets, milkweed and asters. Adult butterflies love Aster, Butterly Bush, Goldenrod, Lavender, Lilac, Milkweed, Mint, Sage, Snapdragon, Zinnia, Cone Flowers, Echinacea and Marigolds. 4. Butterflies like a water source. A small pond, a water feature, a bird bath or a bowl of water etc. There’s so many options. 5. Butterflies like to bask on rocks in the sun so a few rock features around the place would be beneficial. We have a few rock walls around the garden that often have butterflies sun baking on them. I hope that’s helpful for everyone 👌 . This adorable Monarch butterfly was spotted while out and about foraging for lemons so I’ll be planting more things in my garden in the hopes this beauty will be joining the rest of the butterfly community in my own backyard 🦋 Happy butterfly spotting everyone! #mybackyardharvest #butterflies #beneficialinsects

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I also had my first cucumber harvest this morning. I had only seen some smallish ones and then this morning I was out watering and looked up and WHAM - two giant cucumbers. They are as long as my hand. I tried one and it was gross, but I also don’t like cucumbers. My son’s girlfriend tried one and she said it was good. She even had a bowl of sliced ones. (Hi Tara!) There are going to be a ton of them. Bring on the pickles. #mymonthontheplot June 4th - Green

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I harvested my corn today!! They were small and some aren’t completely filled out, but - I. GREW. CORN!!

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