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wind storm hit the other day,---did a number on the gardens and fruit trees.

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finished the onion harvest. got a lot of 2 pounders this year. all of the water carrying paid off for sure! We need rain!
First planting of sweetcorn done, now to chop the stalks down. last planting might make corn but if it dont rain it wont pollinate so I might try the old water spray trick that usually works! lol!---LOTTA extra work just for corn! lol!
 

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finished the onion harvest. got a lot of 2 pounders this year. all of the water carrying paid off for sure! We need rain!
First planting of sweetcorn done, now to chop the stalks down. last planting might make corn but if it dont rain it wont pollinate so I might try the old water spray trick that usually works! lol!---LOTTA extra work just for corn! lol!
Did you keep the onion stalks ? Our grocery store sells those too. Great in salads and winter soups.
 
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I leave the stalks on them to cure them. IF you cut them off,---they wont cure or keep very long. Ya if you were going to use them right away it wouldnt matter. We usually have a ton of cutoffs when we freeze dried the crop but this year we didnt run the freeze drier on anything. Too many other things got in the way and it takes a LOT of time running the dryer. Gotta babysit them round the clock when they are running.
We got high winds and no rain out of the clouds in the pictures but north of us 11 miles they got 3" of rain in 1 hour.
 
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Last year's garden really got over run by weeds so last fall I went down the road to the local town who's residence put there leaf bags out by the road for municipal pickup 1x a week. I got 120-130 leaf bags and used my lawn mower to mulch them up. In the late spring I pealed back the leaf mulch and the amount of earth worms was amazing. We have terrible rock hard clay here that dosnt grow anything. This years garden has been amazingly more fruitful and has next to no weeds.

Anyone that has easy acess to leaf debris in the fall I would collect it. I'm even going to make baskets from garden fencing this year to collect more.
 
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Finally got my tomatoes, peppers, and cotton mulched last week, when we got a few cooler, and dry days. At least one less section of the garden to have to cultivate, and hoe around plants.
 

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