gardening

My first green bean harvest. Only 8 beans but I'm still proud since it's my first year! :)

My first green bean harvest. Only 8 beans but I'm still proud since it's my first year! :)

Nice!

Mine never make it to the kitchen as I snack on them while weeding. I weed a lot and I snack a lot!

Heh, I weed a lot too! πŸ”₯

Towards the end of last season I left some beans to dry on the vine, saved the dried seeds and planted them this spring. Last night we ate the first green beans from the 'free' seeds planted this spring. Seed packets aren't all that expensive, but I really like the idea of producing food without buying anything.

Weeding makes weeding more fun

Had extra wildflower seeds and planted them outside the fence, near a side road. Just noticed that they actually grew!

Had extra wildflower seeds and planted them outside the fence, near a side road. Just noticed that they actually grew!

...and I never watered them! Save for yesterday, when I discovered them. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Now they'll probably die lol

it wont kill them but it will invite other species in. what OP found was a stressful environment, best suited to these flowers that can cope with the low water and exposure. by adding water, it changes it from a stressful environment to a competitive environment. this will shift the plant community from stress-managers like wildflowers to competitors like grasses over time.

Beautiful. They are a hardy variety. If you have your garden close by, the bees might've done their job too. Good job!

My first strawberries ever! I'm so proud!

My first strawberries ever! I'm so proud!

Great, but looks like they were picked a bit early.

Not too early at all, these will still be sweeter than most store bought strawberries. Sometimes you have to pick them when they are a little white to save them from the wildlife.

Congratulations! Props for allowing them to survive long enough to make it to the counter for a picture. I would have eaten those the moment I detached them from the plant.

In some states strawberries have to be at least 16 for ripe state of picking.

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Oh well, one day maybe

Oh well, one day maybe

Or watching the weeds take over because the heat index is over 100 most days now.

Squirrels....I'm fighting squirrels....They won't keep their sticky fingers off my tomatoes.

I feel you with that! I'm here in Florida so if I'm not battling the heat I'm fighting a downpour of rain.

I am on the NC SC border.

So just Carolina then?

Always a treat to hang out in my parents back yard. 13 years in the making.

Always a treat to hang out in my parents back yard. 13 years in the making.

If I had a backyard like that i'd never go back inside.

You too keep caged people? Nice!

Bug and mosquito paradise; sorry I am feeling a bit cynical in MD right now

I don't like mosquitoes tho.

My SO's 85 year old Granddad made me this wheelbarrow planter for my garden as I don't have a Granddad. I will treasure it forever and plan to pass it down to my grandchildren.

My SO's 85 year old Granddad made me this wheelbarrow planter for my garden as I don't have a Granddad. I will treasure it forever and plan to pass it down to my grandchildren.

If you want it to last until your grand children you should use pots inside or some sort of liner. Wood doesn't like being covered in moist dirt, it'll rot.

I'd do both, personally. Are there drainage holes? This looks lovely as a display piece, but used as it looks now continuously, I'd give it about 10 years tops before it starts getting pretty rickety, depending of course on environment.

best to not use it and keep in temp and humidity controlled, vacuumed, dustless storage

I have both liner and holes drilled into the base for drainage. I may have been a little advantageous with my years... Thanks for tips

My grammy's stunning hydrangea bush she's so proud of

My grammy's stunning hydrangea bush she's so proud of

Why do grandmas always have the best hydrangeas?

Grandmas have the best EVERYTHING!

We're not really sure, some of the flowers change from blue to pink on a single flower. It's really strange. The running joke is that this is where they poured out the bottom beer when recycling bottles.

It's worth noting that this bush didn't flower last year.

Beautiful! I just planted a hydrangea yesterday. I thought the flowers turned blue or pink based on the soil pH. How does she have both colours?

My grandmother's rose bush is stunning.

My grandmother's rose bush is stunning.

Nice bush, grandma

This is a dumb question: how does it get so yellow in the middle? or is it yellow with pink on the outside? Do flowers become multiple colors through mutation or something, or is this specific breed?

It's beautiful either way!!

Yep, it's the variety that dictates the color including any gradients, as well as how many petals and how they're shaped. But this is also a really healthy one, so all it's natural beauty is coming out πŸ’š

Lol because bush also means hairy pubic area

Yes, and I am fine with that.

Yes, and I am fine with that.

But the taste..... I pay for the taste.

Freshly picked tomatoes that are still warm from the sun are one of the best things in life.

"A child with tomatoes in both hands has no hands left to do drugs." --Hank Hill

Edit: Thank you for the gold. I owe it all to Sweet Lady Propane.

None of my cherry tomatoes make it into the house. I just pick and eat as I water.

I screwed up my hydrangea bush 4 years ago and it finally flowered again

I screwed up my hydrangea bush 4 years ago and it finally flowered again

Raise the pH of the soil and the flowers will turn pink. Lower the pH and you're back to blue. Hydrangeas are neat!

Do you have a pet? An animal urinating in an area will cause the pH of the soil to raise.

Moved into my house Dec 2012. Flowered in 2013 and not knowing any better I trimmed the wooden shoots.

It didn't flower in 2014, 2015, and 2016. 

I know nothing about gardening but I'm glad someone told me last year to leave it alone.

The bush is the size of a mid-size sedan. More specifically, a 91 Olds Cierra I used to have that was parked next to it before I scrapped it, making for a perfect reference. At its tallest it's about 6'3 tall, 10' deep, and 5' wide.

edit: The photo I posted was auto-enhanced by Google Photos. I was moseying around my albums and saw Google enhanced it. I didn't realize to what extent until I hunted for the original I took.

Here is the original

Moved into my house Dec 2012. Flowered in 2013 and not knowing any better I trimmed the wooden shoots.

It didn't flower in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

I know nothing about gardening but I'm glad someone told me last year to leave it alone.

The bush is the size of a mid-size sedan. More specifically, a 91 Olds Cierra I used to have that was parked next to it before I scrapped it, making for a perfect reference. At its tallest it's about 6'3 tall, 10' deep, and 5' wide.

edit: The photo I posted was auto-enhanced by Google Photos. I was moseying around my albums and saw Google enhanced it. I didn't realize to what extent until I hunted for the original I took.

I have several of them right next to each other on the side of my house, with blue-purple and pink sitting right next to each other. Is it possible for the soil there to really be that different a few feet apart?

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