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Old 06-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #61
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Got some tomatoes and cucumbers going this year. Lawn is green but way too much clover and crap in it. Going to aerate it (just ordered a manual aerator on Amazon, yay hard labor!) and then start some Scotts weed and feed granules.
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BUMP!

Spread a ton or better of my horse manure compost on the gardens and tilled it in. Hopefully we get some rain over the next few days. I tear it up in the fall with the field cultivator and tractor to let it fallow and I like to till early in the spring and again right before planting.





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Old 04-07-2013, 09:56 AM   #66
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That is one hell of a good sized garden you have going on there. The old truck is a nice touch.

So, what will the crop consist of? Us Florida folks have a hard time growing many traditional garden vegetables unless they are in raised beds or in containers. Damn nematodes
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #67
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1949 Chevy? Price and condition?
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Gardens aren't ready to go yet, but one is tilled, the other is drying out. Planted some pots with herbs today. Sweet Basil, Cinnamon Basil, Mammoth Basil, Sage, Lemon Thyme, Rosemary, Cilantro and some Dill. The way I grow basil, it always turns into a tree size plant of 4' high. I can get as much basil as I want and never bother the plant.
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I have not planted herbs in way to long. It has been on the radar for me to do lately, but I have been so busy working on this bucket of mine.
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I just planted tomatoes, peppers, field peas, snap beans, corn, and okra. OK, it doesn't look like much because the tide came and went since then, but trust me it's there.

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That is one hell of a good sized garden you have going on there. The old truck is a nice touch.

So, what will the crop consist of? Us Florida folks have a hard time growing many traditional garden vegetables unless they are in raised beds or in containers. Damn nematodes
LOL, the old truck was just backed out of the shed when I got out the loader and 4 wheeler and trailer to haul compost.

We grow about everything. My wife cans a lot for the winter. Pretty much any regular table vegetable.
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Spent about $100 on plant seeds this year... We just moved into our house last summer in July so there will be lots of work to do once the snow is gone. Building at least 3 beds, plus laying some Quinoa, Esparagus, and sunflowers.

Various melons, onions, radish, various tomatoes, squashes, carrots, sweet corn, 4 different types of beans, peas, Kale, Cabbage, Some other kind of lettuce, a crap ton of herbs. Leek seeds to go under the pines. ...

Might plant a walnut tree out front. Also want grapes but probably wont happen this yr.
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Where do you guys get seed?

We used Southern Exposure previously and had decent results.

Now about the squirrels stealing my almost-ripe tomatoes.
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I bought mine from Sustainable Seed Company - Over 1,570 Heirloom Seed Varieties. This is the first time trying them out so we'll see how it goes.
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I try to use seeds or container grown plants that are as closely associated to the ecotype that I am planting in. I will only buy locally grown seed unless the plant I am trying to grow has enough plasticity that it will work well even if it is not grown locally.

I hate to fail in my gardening efforts.
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OK, kids and wife wanted a garden, so $200 later and here we are.

Tomatoes x5
Corn x4
Strawberries x4
Cucumber x6
Peppers x10
Radishes x50
Carrots x200
Snow-peas x50
... and yup, pumpkins

So everything is coming up ****... and growing like crazy. 20 bags of mushroom compost and a bag of stuff that smells like straight cat ****. Got the rain barrel hooked up before a big downpour and it filled it in 15 minutes. I've gotta figure out where to route the overflow.

So I followed the directions on the package that said plant 1 radish for every 10 carrots in the row and plant them together... which I now know is unnecessary. I also learned that carrot seeds are about half the size of a flea and a **** to space evenly... so I "sprinkled".

I also thought that corn stalks made like 10 ears per stalk... wrong... it's more like 1 or 2, so I guess that's enough for one dinner.

My problem is now the pumpkins... wtf the wife was thinking I'll never know. They've sprouted and now I need to do something with them. What's the smallest "thing" I can grow a pumpkins in? I've got some extra across the garden strip you can see in one of the pictures that is big enough for a 3-seed patch... and I can erect a small raised bed, but how small can I keep it?



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Your wife is hot, what country is she from? Your dog is evil.

Only one real way to find out how your pumpkins will do is to experiment. You may consider planting them each in pots. I would try planting one or two in 7 gallon pots, and one or two in 15 gallon pots. Just let them grow out of the pot and sprawl over the ground.

The advantage of a pot, is you will have the ability to move the pots around if you find that the light conditions are not quite right where you initially set them. Also, it is easier to control nematodes.
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I don't do any gardening, but my neighbor is crazy.

He bought an empty lot near his house on tax sale for $500. Then he started planting fruit.





Raspberries, blueberries, peaches, almonds, strawberries, and probably some others that I'm forgetting.
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