How Does Your Garden Grow??????

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

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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    I threw away about a gallon of split tomatoes. {the wife is making some headway in her effort to talk me into spending the money for a greenhouse. I did talk to a contractor buddy about used windows, so we might do this this fall}

    I'm getting corn everyday right now. The patch looks like it has a couple more weeks in it.

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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    The broad beans are the only thing that is really loving the rain.

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    It is easy to miss one, and a day or two is all it takes to get too big.

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    socaljoe

    socaljoe Well-Known Member

    I'm thrilled at how fast seedlings grow. Just yesterday they'd all popped up, and now they've gotten noticeably bigger. I'm growing in coco coir again, so they got their first diluted feeding today.

    I want to try and document this a bit better to keep track of how things go.

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    thumper60

    thumper60 Well-Known Member

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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    I've got to step up my flower game. I had some wildflowers that I grew in the garden one summer. I've been hoeing some of those "flowers" ever since then.

    The corn is rocking the green.
     
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    socaljoe

    socaljoe Well-Known Member

    Looking killer, thumper. I bet you have plenty of pollinators hanging around your garden.
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    I transplanted 15 cups of cukes and 14 cups of Armenian cukes this morning. They were starting to lag a little, and it had to be done. Hot as hell in the garden today. I worked straight through from 0900 to 1330 so I could finish the transplanting before work. DSCF9985.JPG DSCF9997.JPG
     
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    thumper60

    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    ya lots of humming birds,butterflys sit on the deck in the evening an burn fatties watch everything:bigjoint:
     
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    socaljoe

    socaljoe Well-Known Member

    Cukes are coming right along. They were getting too much shade (which I didn't think was possible outside during summer) and stretching out a bit...I'm assuming that's the cause. All have started sprouting their true leaves.
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    xtsho

    xtsho Well-Known Member

    The zucchini got away from me. I'll peel and grate it to use in sauce.

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    Moflow

    Moflow Well-Known Member

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    Moflow

    Moflow Well-Known Member

    Bit of sunshine appeared so here's a few more
    Please wear sunglasses
    There's a Hoverfly, 20180810_141934.jpg 20180810_142258.jpg 20180810_141943.jpg 20180810_142135.jpg 20180810_142151.jpg 20180810_142401.jpg 20180810_142209.jpg 20180810_142024.jpg 20180810_142017.jpg a bumble bee and a wasp in there too.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i like flowers, but usable ground is at a premium, if you can't eat it, i don't grow it. except one little patch right out front that's too rocky. i've got some lilies and poppies planted in there, took a whole damn day to clear out enough rocks to do that
     
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    Moflow

    Moflow Well-Known Member

    A tub of Rooster spuds a tub of Maris Piper spuds
    Apple tree, braemar and red Apple graft.
    Dwarf Apple tree, 3 varieties, Elstar, a red Apple graft and a cooker, can't remember it's name off hand, they're ready now. Grenadier that's it! That's them fallers on ground with a Sensi Star. 20180810_142028.jpg 20180810_142031.jpg 20180810_142012.jpg 20180810_141950.jpg 20180810_142105.jpg 20180810_142109.jpg
    4 tomato plants in small greenhouse.
    2 supersweet 100s cherry tomatoes, 1 Moneymaker and an Alicante.
    Only starting to ripen.
    I've stopped them and defoliated a bit.

    Dwarf Apple tree to right of Sensi Star
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    thumper60

    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    very nice!! I gotta get into the fruit more I got the veggies an flowers down photo[580].JPG
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    I think I ended up with 4 bells, but they already peaked and have started to decline. Now if I could just find a use for gallons of Hatch peppers.
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    The wife did get started on poppers this week while I was on the trail. I had promised her I would help as soon as I got home. Thankfully she knew that meant after I had had a good nap. It never fails, when I get off the trail after a couple three days, I can't keep my eyes open. Now I'm at work, and she is making poppers by herself.
     
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    socaljoe

    socaljoe Well-Known Member

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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    About two months ago I had started calling the mushroom farm about buying compost. Each time I got voice mail. Every two weeks or so I would call. On Tuesday as I'm shaking down my pack, they call and ask can they deliver after lunch. Two months of not returning calls, then bang, the damn shit gets delivered. $475 for a big dump-truck load. Forgot to ask how many yards it was.
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

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