How Does Your Garden Grow??????

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Larry {the} Gardener, Feb 26, 2016.

    Larry {the} Gardener

    Larry {the} Gardener Well-Known Member

    This thread is a little early, as I don't have anything in the ground yet. But I am getting prep work done. I look forward to seeing everyone's gardens, so please post your pictures here.

    So here is a little of what I have been up to.

    I got 5 Jalapeno and 5 Mini Sweet Peppers out of cups and into pots yesterday. The roots were just right for transplanting. Just barely enough to hold the soil together.


    I have sweet corn, acorn squash, tomatoes and about 6 kinds of peppers still inside under the lights. There is no more room there, so I dug this subterranean greenhouse to hold the overflow until the threat of frost is past.


    Some of my pepper sprouts.


    And this sweet corn is going to have to so somewhere fast. It is growing like crazy. I will plant some in the ground later, but these will most likely go in grow bags in my improvised rain gutter grow system. {trench lined with black plastic}


    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    photo [651495].JPG little shot from last year.cant wait to get my hands in the diet
    Larry {the} Gardener

    Larry {the} Gardener Well-Known Member

    Good looking garden. Mine got too big last year. Almost 2 acres. Going for fewer but bigger and healthier plants this year.

    Here is picture from last August. Melons in the front and peas and corn further away.


    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    iam surprised u can grow pea's in august.this pic is last junewe plant in april cant seem to get second crop in these are called early frosty.bush type. photo [651480].JPG
    Larry {the} Gardener

    Larry {the} Gardener Well-Known Member

    In the southern US, what we call peas are really cow peas {or field peas}. We call early peas snow peas. I plant a fresh pea patch every 21 days. I had them last year right up to killing frost. I've grown all kinds, but Pink-eyed Purple Hulls are my favorite.

    I grow Blue Lake green {bush} beans. I've had trouble getting that 2nd crop in. It is just too hot here for them to make. I'll try some really early, then another patch about the normal time. Nothing better than green beans and early potatoes.

    I also have a pole bean I got from an old Filipino lady that is really good. I grow field corn just so they have something to vine on. {I'm lazy as hell when it comes to building trellises}
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    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    my pea's are done by first week in july.i pullem an plant bush beans.i canned 50 qts beans last year.froze20 pounds of peas.i fuckin love growing my own fo:bigjoint:
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    Larry {the} Gardener

    Larry {the} Gardener Well-Known Member

    It gets too hot here for Snow peas by May, and too hot for green beans by July or August. They will still grow, but don't put on very much fruit.

    Jimmyjonestoo Well-Known Member

    Does corntransplant well? I've never started corn inside. Always direct sow after frost.
    Larry {the} Gardener

    Larry {the} Gardener Well-Known Member

    This was my first time trying it. I'm just going crazy waiting for spring. If I do it again it will be in separate containers. The roots were a bitch to get untangled. But I put them outside in my redneck rain gutter grow system yesterday. About 6-9 per grow bag. We will see what they do.

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    Jimmyjonestoo Well-Known Member

    I just know some stuff doesn't really like to be transplanted. Sunflower, beans and cukes to name a few.
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    Larry {the} Gardener

    Larry {the} Gardener Well-Known Member

    You are right. It was an impulse planting. Another symptom of my I-can't-wait-until-Spring-idas.:P

    I have had good luck starting my Armenian cucumbers in cups. But then they are members of the mush-melon family, not really cukes.
    Larry {the} Gardener

    Larry {the} Gardener Well-Known Member

    I had to move the Acorn squash outside. I put them in a kiddie pool, along with 4 pepper plants and 12 Cilantro. We have had a couple of light frost, but they seemed to shrug it off. I'll add a few tomato plants on Monday or Tuesday.

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    Larry {the} Gardener

    Larry {the} Gardener Well-Known Member

    I planted a few onion sets today, transplanted 7 Yellow Hungarian Wax into cups and 2 Beef Steak tomatoes into grow bags of soil mix and into the trench. Also laid off rows for corn and peas. Will plant them in the morning. I'll do a few more Pruden's Purple seeds inside, as well as Armenian cucumbers. And whatever else I have time for.
    Larry {the} Gardener

    Larry {the} Gardener Well-Known Member

    I put seeds in the ground today. Here they are, in order of appearance. {from east to west, northern side of garden} Blue Lake Bush Beans, Golden Queen Sweet Corn, Soy Beans, Pink-eyed Purple Hull Peas and Field Corn.


    The field corn is for my Philippine Pole Beans to vine on. I have learned to give the corn a couple weeks head start on the beans, or they will outgrow it.

    I also transplanted all the Beef Steak Tomatoes {and one of the Yellow Pear Tomatoes because I was in a hurry and not paying attention} into grow bags or pots. And I moved just about everything out of the underground green house into the RNRGGS {red neck rain gutter grow system}.


    I'm going to plant a few more things in cups and trays tonight. There is no room under the lights, but I'll set them outside in the sun. I'm getting hopeful we have had our last frost.
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    questiondj42 Well-Known Member

    Ever done any sorghum or wheat?
    Carolina Dream'n

    Carolina Dream'n Well-Known Member

    It does great. I've done it for years.
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    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    Few pics from last week. All frost tolerant crops, like, kale, onion, carrots, bok choy. Couple of beds of legumes. Sprouting brocolli, turnips, and such. Indoors im sprouting peppers and tomatoes of various kinds.
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    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    all the sweet corn up in maine is started indoor.first one to market make's a killen.

    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    cleaned out seed draw.apr 1start for me photo [781011].JPG
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    Jimmyjonestoo Well-Known Member

    What's the best way to start them indoors? Wouldn't that take up a good amount of space?

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