Garden reports where you at and whats next?

smokinj Posted By smokinj, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM

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  1. lukem

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    I was talking to my uncle the other day about how the worms got my stuff. His garden is fenced just like mine, except he added a small chicken run around the perimeter...maybe 18" wide. A couple birds run around all day, every day. He has zero bugs in his garden. Thinking of giving it a go next year.
     
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  2. smokinj

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    Reminds me of the song: Bawhaha.....




     
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  3. lukem

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    I guess that would qualify as two trailer park girls running round the outside.
     
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  4. basod

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    They go round the outside round the outside....
    Somehow or another that album appealed to all manner of age groups & demographics :)
    even my Canadian buddy loved it
     
  5. bogydave

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    Stuff growing good
    Watering ever other day.
    Eating a few cherry tomatoes, lots of cucs, (green house) + garden radishes, lettuce & spinach (great garden salads)

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  6. midwestcoast

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    Hmmm, Dave's garden is ahead of mine & he's in Alaska. I guess I have a LOT to learn <>
    Okay, I was lazy & planted most stuff direct to the garden, while he was working hard in the green house.
    Greens, chard, kale, peas & some beet greens is all I've eaten so far. Zuc's & Cuc's started very slow for me, but hitting their stride now. It's a race with the cuc beetles on the way. Last year they brought wilt with them & that was all she wrote. Cherry tomatoes are just over 2' tall with a few marble sized fruit. Surprised they haven't taken off yet.
     
  7. mellow

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    Had a nice salad last night, everything was grown in the garden, carrots, lettuce, cherry tomatoes. The tomatoes are going crazy with these 90 degree days.
     
  8. begreen

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    Nice! We won't be seeing tomatoes for a few weeks. Not enough heat yet.
     
  9. DevilsBrew

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    Got my first strawberry tonight. I would have taken a picture but it lasted about 2 seconds off the vine.
     
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  10. semipro

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    Saw one of our our dogs grazing in the strawberry patch tonight as we enjoyed the sunset from chairs by the garden.
    I'm hoping my wife who was sitting with me now believes it wasn't me who ate them.
     
  11. lukem

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    Things are finally starting to produce. Picked about 6 green peppers, some jalapenos, a few cherry tomatoes, a roma tomato, some japanese eggplant, a few zucs, and some carrots.

    Tomato plants are loaded down and green beans and cucs in full bloom. Won't be long before I get hit with a wall of produce.

    Corn and mellons on the outside of the fence...wood piles in the very far background.

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  12. begreen

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    Looking really good Luke.
     
  13. DevilsBrew

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  14. billb3

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    I picked two tomatoes today.
    They were red too.
     
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  15. Doug MacIVER

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    only six weeks in on our garden. plants are all healthy, got cucumber beetles down early and squash borer under control I think. problem is fruit setting. zucchini only one so far and rest are withering on the plant. beans about 1/2" hope the heat doesn't do them in. tomatoes, outside of the cherries, have plenty of buds but slow to show toms. anybody else having problems . maybe i'm just a little impatient?
     
  16. laynes69

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    We harvested 8 heads of broccoli which was froze and we also collected 4 dozen sweet onions the size of baseballs. There's yellow onions to get soon, garlic that's getting ready to come off and we've been getting cucumbers. Other than it raining everyday, things are doing well. The garden is getting a little weedy unfortunately, but haven't had the time I normally do. I wasn't going to garden this year with the projects we're doing, but glad we did. There's some nice looking gardens on here.
     
  17. DevilsBrew

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    ornamental peppers & peas

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  18. mellow

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    I am getting plenty of tomatoes at my house but others are just getting buds around here. I have had to add additional bracing my holders due to the plants growing so much, and we got dwarf ones this year thinking that would fix the issue of overgrowth that we had last year.
     
  19. lukem

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    Lots of squash and japanese eggplant right now. Lots of turnips...lots of carrots. Lettuce and peas are starting to die off with the heat as expected.

    Picked several huge bell peppers. Raspberries are starting to come on strong...about a pint a day.

    Cucs almost ready to pick.

    Green beans are beaning. Corn and melons still a ways off.

    Early transparent apple tree is ready to go. The wife made apple pie, apple bread, and apple cookies over the weekend. Next weekend we'll make apple sauce and pie fillings to go in the freezer. Should get 10+ gallons of sauce and 40+ pie fillings.
     
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  20. lukem

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    The first year I planted a "real" garden we planted some heirloom tomatoes that grew all the way up the 6-7 foot stake, then all the way back down to the ground again.
     
  21. Jags

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    Yep - as expected - the perfect time for my upright freezer to croak. @)##)&$^ :mad:
    Well - at least I am gonna take half a day off to go freezer shopping.:rolleyes:
     
  22. Slow1

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    Our garden is doing reasonably well - tomatoes are looking great, very healthy growth, lots of buds and a few small green fruit showing. I expect a couple of the cherry variants will have ripe fruit within the next week or so. Looking forward to having an excess of tomatoes this year as we have some 20 plants of various types in the ground.

    I have a melon plant that is doing very well except that the blossoms keep getting cut off by something. I see the blossom 'stalk' there and the blossom on the ground and it looks clean cut off. Open to suggestions on what it is that is eating these off and how to solve it otherwise I'm going to have quite a bit of space with healthy (non-edible) foliage covering the ground and nothing worth harvesting from it.
     
  23. Doug MacIVER

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    just the male flowering out? are you getting the same on the female flowers? my zucchini is loaded with males and a few females, the girls are becoming more numerous.
     
  24. Slow1

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    I'm a new gardener - and apparently didn't pay close enough attention in my biology classes to remember how to tell the difference between male/female flowers. I'll have to take a closer look and see...

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  25. Doug MacIVER

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    females have the ovarian bump at the base of the bud. looks like the fruit in miniature. male squash buds can last as short as a day in hot weather. looks like my bush beans survived the heat, gonna be a bunch.
     
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