i have most of the gardens inside the fenced area ready for winter which is nice considering we still have a few days of warm weather left before some rains arrive.
the past few days i've been working on the north garden and the edge that needed to be redone and some weeding in there. it is going ok, but taking more time than i'd like because i have to put the next section of edge back in a different spot and this will be an experiment to see how we can do something different. if it doesn't work we'll have to figure out something else (in a few years ).
i just have one more garden with stuff to bury left to go and then we are done for the season with that sort of work and i can get back to another project i started just to get a jump on it while i can. if i can get it done before spring that would be nice, but not required. just have to get a garden dug up and some grass and flower roots removed so it can be used for veggies next year. wasn't planning on doing this, but saw all the grass in there the other day and decided that if i have the time i can just get it done now. the weather is going to be nice enough so it is good time and the exercise is always appreciated plus i like to get into the dirt.
it is nice to have a season of small enough injuries that i can get everything done that needs to be done plus work on a few other projects and improve the gardens and make them easier to take care of and such. it's been a good season.
Last Edit: Nov 7, 2020 23:20:05 GMT -5 by flowerbug
For me it was a season globaly medium! The summer was too hot for a lot of plants, the drought was not help. However it was a very good season for the melon (up to 3kg 6,6lbs) and the moschatas (8 fruits for one plant of waltham ond two for one plant of violino rugosa), six fruits for the best plant of tetsukabuto but a big failure for the maxima no fruits per plant or very little (100g 0,22lbs for a fruit of blue of hungary). The tomato had a good taste.
still getting things done here when i can. all going well. it is now getting cold enough at night to have frosts regularly and some rains have slowed down what i was working on, but that is ok i have bean to still sort inside.
finished up the last of the gardens putting up for winter. now working on a few projects which can be finished up as the weather allows or next spring.
new pictures on the website, not going to bother trying to put them on HG, it just doesn't seem to work for me for some reason.
Last Edit: Nov 14, 2020 9:49:31 GMT -5 by flowerbug
We have not rain but a cold and very humid weather with fog sometime all the day! I will clean the garden! Mustard and phacelia and a few radish was germinate! I would try the chicory! The lentil don't grow in fullground, she grow just in planter!
i think with some recent changes to my website (adding a certificate and allowing secure connections) my images do finally work here more reliably. so i will do some tests here and see how they work.
this is my next project i've been working on, getting this area dug up and cleared of weeds and lilies. we already have enough of these elsewhere and the space is being taken over by both grasses/weeds and the lilies and i'm always happy to have more space for beans and other garden veggies inside the fence. with the weather getting wetter and colder recently i may not finish this until sometime next spring, but at least i got a few days start on it.
the first picture is the line up of the cardboard flats of Purple Dove beans, you can tell the difference in color in these pictures and those on the left were grown in poorer soil with more clay and little or none organic matter, and some areas of poor drainage - the beans on the right were grown in the North Garden where the soil there is actual loamy topsoil over our subsoil of mostly clay and it is also better drained.
getting some seeds sent out while i am thinking of it. with the dust settling on the bean harvest and sorting i've also been doing a bit of cleaning and bookshelf reorganisation to make room for more beans. when i finish with the bookshelves i can dust the floor.
the bulk bean harvest worked out well enough and came in around 35lbs. if i had planted in blocks instead of interplanting like i did (to encourage crosses) i probably would have gained another 10 - 20 lbs as i lost a lot of beans to rot that were overgrown and finished up early. my plan in the largest garden was that the two beans i mixed the most would both finish at the same time, but that was not how it worked out as one of the beans lasted right up until the frosts came along. that was good for those but the beans that were overgrown i should have been keeping a closer eye on and getting them pulled and the pods removed weeks before i did but it was a very hectic summer (half my garden help was incapacitated).
i still have a ways to go before i have the photography setup in production. no hurry there, obviously... i have about 60 samples i'd like to get pictures of just from this season and a few hundred more overall that i'd like to get pictures of when i can get going. the initial part of the setup and production line for pictures is working. i have my computer station and procedures figured out as i have taken some pictures of gardens already and i like how that flow is working out. i just need to finish up the color calibration and lighting aspects which i need a few gadgets yet so i will have to do some shopping. i hate shopping.
I have successed to multiplication of bean.I have grow phasolus vulgaris and vigna unaguiculata together, little probabl that i have a interspecific hybrid.
This winter, i will try to multiplicated my lentils.
For the second year i will try to recuperate of seed of mungo bean,the last year, i have try to sow this under my growlight the winter for have seeds at the spring but she has not survived, maybe the temperatur was too low or the seed was too old.After the germination the plant is stayed yellow. The temperature of the room was between 13°C 55,4°F and 18°C 64,4°F.The color of the light was red (2000k).
this shows the three trenches i used to bury all the tomato plants and whatever else i could fit in them when i was putting this garden up for the season. by spring those trenches will be mostly settled back into place and i can always level or reshape as needed when it comes down to time to plant again.
i am really enjoying having this garden larger and that makes it much easier to take care of. the next plan for this garden will be to remove the rocks in the lower left corner because now that the mint is smothered from that area i can reclaim it for more vegetable growing.
what amazes me about the tiny spiders is that if they manage to escape (some do at times when i'm opening the buckets up to feed the worms) those can survive in this house and i've found them all the way in the other side of the house which is another room and 8-10m away from where they are kept. i just catch them and put them back in the buckets. we have other spiders in the house a few jumping spiders and then some that are called cellar spiders. very wispy and faint that like to hang out in corners but don't build big webs. but for all of these spiders in the house it seems so odd that they can find anyting at all to eat. we have bare wood floors and they are dusted pretty often. there are no easy sources of water or food for them, but they manage to survive.
Last Edit: Jan 14, 2021 20:26:59 GMT -5 by flowerbug
some of the problem is that the colors on my screen that i see are not matching the colors of the beans when i hold them in my hand, so something needs to be adjusted somewhere. they have gadgets that do this and i need to order one. i don't know what these pictures look like on other devices. i rarely am around other people with things that i can check them out to see what the pictures look like. to me the main thing is color accuracy. after that i'd like to improve the rest of the picture too, like not having the flash shining off the surface of the bean, there are ways to mute the flash so it isn't so direct and then you won't get the shine. those two things are what i don't like about them.
if i had the colors correct in those pictures you would be able to clearly see that the six Domino Children beans have quite different colors and patterns/visual textures. on my screen they look mostly the same to too large a degree.
almost all the beans in those pictures are bush beans and perhaps up to half runner or runner. none are likely to be pole (since the parents are mostly bush beans).
Last Edit: Jan 30, 2021 23:49:50 GMT -5 by flowerbug
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