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Guess what this is? Look in the centre of the photo on the left. We've eaten one broccoli already. This will be the second one. They are growing more slowly then last year. We've had less rain and I haven't watered. Check out the moth bites in the leaves (maybe they're caterpiller bites). I don't know for sure. What I do know is that last year was the first year I grew broccoli and it was a hugely succesful crop. I wanted to grow something the kids eat on a regular (almost daily basis). Unfortunately, I wasn't prepared for all the worms! More on that later. This year, I bought a net and so far it's working well. This plant didn't fit under the net and look at all the bites!
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2015-06-19
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Here's the zucchini growing in the back vegetable garden. I've had lots of trouble with the zucchini. The vegetables grow this size and then the blosoom end rot starts. I've added calcium to the soil (ground egg shells) and I'm hoping to harvest this one in a few days! 
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The strawberries are doing well this year. We covered them with netting and put down a bed of hay. No birds, no bug bites and no rotten berries. 
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I'm trying more succession planting. I started these lettuce plants from seed indoors and they're reading to plant in the garden. 
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Peas are ready on June 18th!
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I'm thinking about planting mixed colours of strawflowers in my front garden next year. Veseys has a mix of larger multi-coloured ones that I can plant from seed. I'll have to check the height to see if they'll be shorter than the purlple cone flowers in the front.
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