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When do you give up on your vegetable garden?

Old 08-14-2010, 07:31 AM
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Is there a point in the growing season when you basically give up on your vegetable garden?

I've about hit that point. The cabbage is diseased, the weeds are taking over, the broccoli's shot, the beans got rusty, and the squash vine borers have found my squash (plus powdery mildew is setting in).

In theory, we're about six weeks from the first frost. Not enough time for another crop of anything except maybe lettuce or turnips.

I'm about ready to start yanking up everything that's not performing.

On the upside: the tomatoes are coming in, the onions are ready to pull, the peppers are doing well, and the second crop of raspberries is starting to ripen.

I have one eggplant coming, too; this is my first attempt at eggplant. (Do you think six weeks more is long enough to get it to grow full-size?)
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:36 AM
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Nope don't give up until all is in the cans or freezer.Sorry about your garden Sweetie
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:42 AM
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I gave up when the deer ate all the beans, peppers, and cabbages!
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I gave up when the tiller got out of hand (my hubby's) and ran through the garden.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:00 AM
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It sounds like some of it is done.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Up North
I gave up when the deer ate all the beans, peppers, and cabbages!
we didn't have one this year, got so tired of fighting the deer...have 3 tomato plants in a wire fence. :thumbup:
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:15 AM
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I, too, don't have a garden. Some potatoes tossed out in the compost are producing though!!! Go figure...if I'd planted them the frost or deer would've gotten them!!!! LOL We're putting in a greenhouse next summer and will do hydroponics.....we'll see how well THAT works!!!
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This year has been a disaster for us! Way too hot. We've been buying from local farmers, which I love to do anyway.
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I called it quits when the garden became more of a pain than an enjoyment LOL
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But don't pull up let it stay there ... the best way to fertilize for next year :thumbup:
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