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Watcha Growing
« on: June 28, 2016, 08:01:47 pm »
I know that many on here have gardens and thought that a topic about members gardens and favorite varities of veggies they grow would allow us to share  pics of gardens and veggies grown by members around the world along with introducing us to varities that others recommend. I just made a video of my garden in it's current state to share and hope others will share theirs. I consider anything from a flower pot with a single plant on up to be a garden, so lets see some pics and videos of veggie plants and gardens. :)

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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 09:54:50 pm »
Oh My, what a showplace.   8)
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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 11:20:15 pm »
Talk about bringing a gun to a knife fight.  ;D That looks good. I plant the wife's herbs in a raised bed. Each bed is over a rock,have to mow around the rock so might just as well move around a raised bed. I only plant one kind of herb in each bed. Some herbs can be a pest if they are left to grow on thier own.
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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2016, 07:05:04 am »
ummmm I'm speech less  :)  looks awesome  8) 8) 8) 8) my peas are only about 8in tall cucumber are 2-3in tall them and the peas don't seem to be doing to good this year beans are so so the squash, zucinni and maters  are doing great should have some ready in a few days     I think I over fertilized it     some of the seeds never came up  is that straw you have around them so the weeds don't grow   there is a patch of horse radish down the road from my house that is huge some of the roots are as big as a soda can and hotter than fire its funny how fast that stuff will spread  do you have any issues with the deer       again looks great a lot of hard work going on there  :) :)

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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2016, 07:33:07 am »
Thanks everyone, I am looking foward to seeing others gardens.

Talk about bringing a gun to a knife fight.  ;D That looks good. I plant the wife's herbs in a raised bed. Each bed is over a rock,have to mow around the rock so might just as well move around a raised bed. I only plant one kind of herb in each bed. Some herbs can be a pest if they are left to grow on thier own.
I think the raised beds are the way to go. Filled with compost they can be planted very dense and take very little maintenence and watering. I know that horseradish becomes a pest quickly. Great way to hide your rocks.

ummmm I'm speech less  :)  looks awesome  8) 8) 8) 8) my peas are only about 8in tall cucumber are 2-3in tall them and the peas don't seem to be doing to good this year beans are so so the squash, zucinni and maters  are doing great should have some ready in a few days     I think I over fertilized it     some of the seeds never came up  is that straw you have around them so the weeds don't grow   there is a patch of horse radish down the road from my house that is huge some of the roots are as big as a soda can and hotter than fire its funny how fast that stuff will spread  do you have any issues with the deer       again looks great a lot of hard work going on there  :) :)
We had a problem with the beans and limas. It got damp and cold when they germinated and they turned yellow and were eaten by bugs. I use grass clipings to mulch with. I put it down atleast 6  inches thick so it gets pretty hot when decomposing and helps destroy the weed seeds. We have deer in our yard every night and use a organic fertilizer called milorganite around the plants they like to eat. It is a very strong smelling product that they avoid and has worked so far. Also I don't think they like to walk in the deep mulch either. Skunks seem to be our biggest problem when the tomatoes ripen and I don't plant much corn because the coons get most of it. I hope to see some pics of your harvest. :)
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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2016, 08:18:03 am »
Grapes for wine  ;D


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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2016, 12:35:52 pm »
Great looking grapes. You must get alot of wine out of that many vines. I used my elderberries to make a couple of carboys of wine last year that came out great. They say you should age it for 4 years, but it will be gone long before that. :)
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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2016, 01:31:13 pm »
Thank you, I could always use more  ;D

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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2016, 02:22:54 pm »
I took theses 2weeks ago.   

  

  

  the pole beans are halfway up the poles now. Most of the greens are eaten and will replant in a couple weeks. Getting a few tomatoes and cukes, there's another section of raised beds I didn't take pic of. Been very dry here, lots of watering. Only problems so far is an infestation of squash bugs😤
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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2016, 05:46:47 pm »
That is a great looking garden 69bronco. What is the white material that you are using for mulch? We are extremely dry here also. no rain in the last 3 weeks so I am also watering everyday. I can't wait for my first tomatoes. Nothing like a tomato sandwich on fresh Italian bread. :)
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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2016, 07:50:22 pm »
 seems like I have a green thumb for weeds ;D Lots of water weed here.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2016, 08:12:29 pm »
That is a great looking garden 69bronco. What is the white material that you are using for mulch? We are extremely dry here also. no rain in the last 3 weeks so I am also watering everyday. I can't wait for my first tomatoes. Nothing like a tomato sandwich on fresh Italian bread. :)
The white mulch is shredded paper, the pole beans are mulched with planer shavings the onions are mulched with leaves. Everything I grow is mulched with one thing or another except my sweet corn. I've had my fill of pulling weeds, plus it sure helps to hold moisture! Any cure for squash bugs? I'm having a time getting rid of them!
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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2016, 11:09:27 pm »
21incher,milorganite? Interesting. I sell that at work as a safe fertilizer around water. I did not know tha deer did not like it. I will have to try it. Do you just spead it by hand around the plants?
I use newpaper or cardboard and than straw as a weed control. Also helps on the garden not drying out so much. Seem like as soon as I do it,everything just takes right off.
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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2016, 07:10:07 am »
I get the squash bugs every year and try to remove the eggs from the bottom of the leaves everyday  and pick off as many as I can by hand. I think the only way to get rid of them is chemicals so I usually live with them. I always wind up loosing the squash to the vine borers before the squash bugs can kill them.

21incher,milorganite? Interesting. I sell that at work as a safe fertilizer around water. I did not know tha deer did not like it. I will have to try it. Do you just spead it by hand around the plants?
I use newpaper or cardboard and than straw as a weed control. Also helps on the garden not drying out so much. Seem like as soon as I do it,everything just takes right off.
A nursery reccomended it to me years ago and it has worked for me. I just sprinkle it around the plants and shrubs that I want to protect. After a couple of rains I sprinkle a little more on. It has a awfull smell so I do not use it near the house.  Another trick that I use is to hang old socks with hair clippings on the edege of my lawn in areas with deer trails.
I wish that I could figure out how th get rid of the skunks that take a bite out of each ripe tomato. :)
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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2016, 07:25:38 am »
Now that's a beatiful garden, congratulations, sir!   smiley_thumbsup


I took theses 2weeks ago.   

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 (Image hidden from quote, click to view.) the pole beans are halfway up the poles now. Most of the greens are eaten and will replant in a couple weeks. Getting a few tomatoes and cukes, there's another section of raised beds I didn't take pic of. Been very dry here, lots of watering. Only problems so far is an infestation of squash bugs😤

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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2016, 07:52:51 am »
I wish that I could figure out how th get rid of the skunks that take a bite out of each ripe tomato. :)
Here it is the terrapins so the lower fruit is reserved for them.  They have to work hard for their groceries.   ;D
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2016, 12:37:46 pm »
I wish that I could figure out how th get rid of the skunks that take a bite out of each ripe tomato. :)
Here it is the terrapins so the lower fruit is reserved for them.  They have to work hard for their groceries.   ;D
I guess I am lucky that all the turtles in my yard would choose a duck over a tomato.  ;D
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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2016, 08:03:55 pm »
This is a 3 week later look at my garden.
We are in a drought with nothing but sunshine so everything has taken off with a daily watering.
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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2016, 06:51:07 am »
That is just beautiful!

This is a 3 week later look at my garden.
We are in a drought with nothing but sunshine so everything has taken off with a daily watering.

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Re: Watcha Growing
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2016, 07:39:53 am »
21, looking good! It's a great year for gardens in the northeast, as long as you can supply water. No tomatoes yet for me, my early corn is about a week out.
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