Propagation: Gypsi picture (Plant Propagation: The Basics September 2016)
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I put almost NOTHING in the ground this year, and except for swiss chard and sweet potatoes, everything that went in the ground in the way of vegetables has died. I planted watermelon and cantaloupe, winter squash and summer squash, but I did not get my drip irrigation system built and we had sporadic rain that flooded, and hot wet dirt that turned to concrete. By the time I got home from work to tend the garden it was early june and the scraggly melon plants got pulled up and tossed on the compost and the whole area got pond underlayment topped with hardwood mulch. I grew my tomatoes in tidy cat buckets. Now I do have living grapevines and blackberries on the fence above the main garden, have a soaker hose I could set on a timer to water it, but squirrels stole all the fruit, the bee fodder on that fence row is also butterfly fodder and I do enjoy them and the hummers.