Garden Journal Weekly, 20th July 2022

in HiveGarden7 months ago

Welcome back to the regular newsletter. Before I continue with some of my favourite highlights, @riverflows has asked me to announce the winners for last week's comment edition. There were lots of great comments and wonderful conversations happening and I think a few of us enjoyed spamming upvotes where we could. Winners had to be picked, though, so congratulations to: 🥁

@proto26 for best comment

and

@fotostef for picking up on ALL the selfies so thoroughly!


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As I settled down for my virtual stroll through Hive Gardens, @sreypov's title on making flower pots caught my eye. I wasn't disappointed when I jumped in to see, either. Forget boring plastic plant pots, these creations are all from natural, salvaged resources and they are striking in their simplicity.
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Next I got to join @generikat and experience an example of a typical morning of chores on the Flicker Haven Farm. It's certainly a busy morning, but I kept getting distracted by the cute animals and gorgeous crops, so I almost missed how efficient she is!

Over at @senorcoconut's he discusses how cut and come again harvesting has been working for him. I love plants you can do this with, as it uses so much more energy to keep growing again from scratch every time you want a meal. I feel like there is less waste this way too.

With @goldenoakfarm you're nearly always going to learn something valuable from what looks like a simple harvest update. This time it was how soil and plant health make the biggest impact on pest resilience. How amazing are these bumper broccoli!

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There are so many amazing gardening posts this week that I could spend the day wandering through them all! But I'm going to have to tear myself away and finish on @isdarmady's recent hydropnics update with those lush greens and pristine roots... I'm not even going to attempt to summarise or pretend I know anything about this, so I'll let you visit yourselves and learn from a master.

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As always, thank you for joining me and beneficiaries this week will go to @sreypov, @isdarmady and @goldenoakfarm.

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 7 months ago  

I won the comment prize‽ Awesome! I had so much to say that night that I even may have left out a few tidbits (thank my spotty memory)! I'm already ready to do another gardening post! Is it time yet? Wait, I don't need an excuse to write about the garden! I just have to catch a break! I heard it's not too late to plant Japanese melons in my area yet. Are those the same as musk melons? Well, if they are not necessarily the same, I actually do have a Japanese musk melon variety that I've been wanting to plant since last year (I bought it in winter).

 7 months ago  

I've never heard of musk melons. If you plant them I want to read all about it. 🙂

 6 months ago  

Thanks for providing another great journal. I am yet to create my July garden journal update. Congratulations to the winner.
I think no one saw my comment - however I was a bit late.

 6 months ago  

There were so many comments, it must have gotten lost. I'm sure @riverflows would have been sorry to missed it. I'm sorry I did too.

 6 months ago  

Yes - I saw and read some of them. It was indeed a long list and I was later than most. I will ensure that I am not late with my July journal before it becomes August. 😀

 7 months ago  

Another great journal collection. Hive Gardeners sure are a multi-talented, industrious bunch.

I've got to give @fotostef a pat on the back for that stellar effort with the selfies! Wow!

 7 months ago  

He put us to shame, didn't he! 😅

There were so many wonderful posts this week. I didn't even get through all the usual tags I usually visit for it, for fear of being overwhelmed.

 7 months ago  

I reckon that as things get weirder in the world and folks turn ore to home growing, we're going to see a steady jump in the numbers of posts in this community, especially as folks here are already switched on to home growing.

 7 months ago  

Home growing is certainly getting more popular. We just need them to find Hive as well, now. 😁

 6 months ago  

Lots of folks aren't interested in blogging or crypto, so its hard to pull them away from their weeding even though there is a wealth of info here in this community. It takes all sorts, I guess.

 7 months ago  

Haha thanks :)

He got ALL of those selfies! That is really impressive. How did I miss the hydroponic post? Best I go spy out @isdarmady.

 7 months ago  

So impressive! Not just that, he even told us a bit more about each of them!!

I really admire Isdarmady's hydroponics. Nearly every newsletter I have one of his posts on the short-list to share, but I don't want to seem like I'm practising favouritism. 😅

As funny as that sounds, it's just the reality of Hive. There are some people you value and have greater interaction with. I definitely have my favourites - but then I don't have communities or weekly newletters that I need to run in an unbiased fashion (or at all). Thank you so much for all your efforts and that it is in a fair manner

Hi! This newsletter is a delight, congratulations in compiling so many wonderful posts. I slumbered onto a chair and read and saw all those lovely images. Thank you. Have a great new week!

 6 months ago  

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the highlights.

Another lovely weekly update, I had a lot of fun checking the posts. I also love the setup of @sreypov simple pots attached to the stairs, simple yet so lovely.

 7 months ago  

They were simply lovely! 😁 I wish we could do something like that here in South Australia, but it's just too dry. Maybe with succulents, though. 🤔

Lovely indeed. Oh, yes, using succulents is a great idea (^_^)

Oh, I am glad you interested it. Thank you 😊

You're welcome, it is simple, but it is a masterpiece (^_^)

i Have LOVED reading all the interesting posts this week too. A few regular members keeping us updated, and a few newbies too. Of particular interest is a train track i need to see moving... lol...

sarah

 7 months ago  

So many great posts! Yours was one of many I wanted to include but couldn't squeeze in. I love all the little planters you've got going.

lol... all good.. thanks love, yeah they are coming along. its raining today... at least i don't have to water them..

 7 months ago  

Fantastic newsletter as usual Mini... I love how you pick the best leaves from the hive gardening tree!

 7 months ago  

There were a lot of fantastic leaves this week. Almost too many to choose from!

Thanks for the mention!

 7 months ago  

Always a pleasure. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Many thanks for mention my post here.

 7 months ago  

You're welcome. Thank you for sharing, your pots were a delight to see. I love how you've set them all up on the stairs and patio too.