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September Jungle on the Fence Line

September 6, 2012

The “perimeter” of the garden area seems to be doing well as we roll into September.

“Well” is my term for what most people would consider “out of control”

In the back- The okra is really putting out the pods now and is surpassing the 8′ rear fence in height.

The pond was choked with water lettuce, water hyacinth and the nasty algae strings, so I cleaned it out some. Two wheelbarrows of nitrogen laden mulch later :

(The buckets: I rinsed and inspected the roots of everything and all of the algae in order to return snagged toad tadpoles and dragonfly nymphs to the pond).

I could have pulled another two loads easily.

Looking from the back gate over the pond and up the fence line:

From the outside, there are several escapees visible; tommytoes, volunteer luffa gourds, and further up Carolina Jasmine over volunteer marigolds

Closer views of the gourds reveal some decent specimens coming along.

More of the volunteer gourd vines have escaped to the treeline on the opposite border and are now 15 or 20 fee into two hackberry trees, but I forgot to take that picture (think kudzu with giant zucchini like objects hanging from it).

Funny, I didn’t intend to plant any gourds this year. Tip: drop ANY seeds and you will have gourds.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 22, 2012 4:43 pm

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    I keep saying this but your garden is so amazing & intriguing to me. I appreciate the photos & sense of humor! (a lot)

    • September 23, 2012 7:27 am

      Thank you Genene. I have to have a sense of humor about it if it is to rid me of the stress I bring home to it on most evenings…..

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