Round one to the humans

I’ll spare you the picture but day one of going to war with the rodents, humans 1, rodents 0.

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The pest strikes again

Looks like I need to pick up some additional sweet potatoes.

And the game against the pests continues. I’m not sure it ever ends. Get one, or several, and more pop up to replace them.

I’m up for it! I will get you all! I will go full Caddyshack if I have to! This is WAR!!!

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Sweet potatoes are in

We prepped the beds a while ago. Technically they are my son’s beds as a school project this year. We didn’t really go through the whole process of creating slips and everything. We bought some organic sweet potatoes and cut them in half. Then buried them cut side down with just the tips sticking above the surface. I’ve done it before and it works okay. Not super efficient but… oh well. We put six halves per bed.

Sorry, no pic. In case you haven’t noticed I’m using this blog more like a journal so that later I can know when I did things. I’m thinking 150 days for the sweet potatoes. That would be… October 22. Sounds like a plan.

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Grapes

Ive had a love/hate relationship with grapes so far. I have yet to grow any GOOD tasting grapes to maturity. They usually get eaten by birds and such before that point, actually before THIS point.

The plants are great to look at but I’ve had major issues in the past with the black grapevine moth. I’ve gone over the plants a few times this year and pulled off leaves that have caterpillars but I just haven’t seen as many this year. I basically killed off two of my vines and completely neglected this one which has been thriving this spring. I have no expectations of these working out but… we’ll see. There are several good sized bunches. Here are a couple.

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Too late to plant?

Just as an experiment I planted some Desert King watermelon today. I already have some growing. But I decided to fill in where the garlic had been.

´┐╝They are pretty hearty plants so they may last and we have a long growing season, so we’ll see.

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