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goodness, been a busy lil bee, huh? I hope y'all managed to get the irrigation system in without having to deal with rain! Was there an alternative installation date in the event of rain?

I know you'll enjoy having that nice big garden right there to play in. Bet Willa enjoys it, too! She's such a little farmer! hehe. Must be the Pagan in her comin out...seems she does love to play in the dirt/sand (kinda like me! lol)

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Irrigation is in!!! Unfortunately, the WWOOFer workday was on the one day of the week that I HAVE to be at the lab during certain hours (staff meeting) so I couldn't directly supervise. I've gotten a bit fussy about the work they do at my house because too many things have been screwed up (just little stuff, nothing that couldn't be fixed, but a waste of my time!). So I was a bit worried, but the farm manager was out too. I actually ended up spray painting a big long line on the ground in the EXACT place I wanted to irrigation line buried. So it would have been hard to mess up! emoticon

Here it is - you can see the black lines running over the rows.
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We just have one more little spot to till and a little bit of work on the ends of the rows that weren't well formed - and then we are done with the 'infrastructure' part!

I also got winter squash (Guatemalan Blue Banana) and cantaloupe planted. Yum!

Oh, and the beans and okra are FINALLY popping through. They usually don't take quite this long but we've had a few cold nights. Everything is looking great!
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 emoticon YAY!!!! emoticon


Man, that's sure looking good, Texas!!! I know you're excited to have the irrigation in, and things poking heads out.

I'm hoping we can get some things planted this next week....if DH can stop working long enough at his paying job emoticon ...

Noticed this morning that our lettuce and radishes are coming up all of a sudden! Was happy about that. May be able to do some good, fresh picked salads soon!!! Yummm.....grill some chicken, pick some radishes and lettuce, mix it all together....Ok..makin myself hungry! emoticon

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Oh that irrigation is going to make it so very nice!! emoticon

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Got just a wee bit more work done yesterday. My dad knew I was having a hard time with cramps/contractions so he didn't want me tilling anything. He had fixed the tiller and brought it over and nearly got the rest of the garden finished! He did two passes but this is virgin ground (most of the rest of the area was a previous veggie garden) so we likely need another pass or two. But it feels great to have this much done!

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That's the cat Blue wallowing in the freshly tilled area. You can see how far the rows are going to go from the drip tape. That whole area will be planted in sweet corn. YUM!
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Awesome! GO DAD!! emoticon
And YUmmmmmmm....sweet corn! My favorite. emoticon

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WOW....another whole garden there! lol

I love sweet corn. Any idea which you're going to plant? I think one of our favorites is Peaches n Cream. It's a really good, sweet corn, and not hard like some others are. Of course there is Golden and Silver Queen, too, which are really good.

Glad your Dad got that pretty much done. You have no business out there tilling anyway!!!

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Silver Queen was always my favorite in MN... emoticon

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I think we decided on Golden Bantam for the first crop - we'll plant again in mid-summer for some fall corn and may try something different.

The cutworms are wreaking havoc on the garden. I squish 3 or 4 every morning, but that's only after I can find them because they've mowed down another seedling. They are hard to control either chemically or organically so squishing is the best method I have. I am going to get some organic caterpillar poison but it's hard to get them to ingest it. We'll see!

Our tiny, stunted cucumber plants are actually setting fruit! The plant can't have more than half a dozen leaves on it and it hasn't even started to vine. They were stunted from not being planted out early enough. But I guess that is causing them to fruit early too! I planted many more straight in the ground for a later crop, so I'm happy to get a few early cukes.

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Oh dear....good luck on the cutworms, those are the worst!
Nice looking wee cucumber....perfect for a lunch salad with Willa..

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