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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #495 on: May 29, 2013, 06:42:13 AM »
I got an olde irrigation dam like that up in the rafters of the barn. It has
faded from age and prolly dry rot.  Never used the thing so other than
spider hang out you are not getting help from me....lol I suspect
that you just don the hip? waders and forge ahead.

Hopefully I led you down a good potato patch path.... ;)
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #496 on: May 29, 2013, 06:56:29 AM »
I got an olde irrigation dam like that up in the rafters of the barn. It has
faded from age and prolly dry rot.  Never used the thing so other than
spider hang out you are not getting help from me....lol I suspect
that you just don the hip? waders and forge ahead.

Hopefully I led you down a good potato patch path.... ;)

Quoting himself again I see...
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #497 on: May 29, 2013, 07:33:25 AM »
I got an olde irrigation dam like that up in the rafters of the barn. It has
faded from age and prolly dry rot.  Never used the thing so other than
spider hang out you are not getting help from me....lol I suspect
that you just don the hip? waders and forge ahead.

Hopefully I led you down a good potato patch path.... ;)

Quoting himself again I see...
Once more for luck!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #498 on: May 29, 2013, 08:14:29 AM »
I got an olde irrigation dam like that up in the rafters of the barn. It has
faded from age and prolly dry rot.  Never used the thing so other than
spider hang out you are not getting help from me....lol I suspect
that you just don the hip? waders and forge ahead.

Hopefully I led you down a good potato patch path.... ;)

Quoting himself again I see...

 ;D


Nah, my place is not big enough for hip waders.  I have some calf slappers.
I do keep a shovel on the wheeler though.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #499 on: May 29, 2013, 08:28:22 AM »


First attempt at carrots. Picked on Memorial Day.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #500 on: May 29, 2013, 08:49:57 AM »
My drip system is up and running so I planted japanese egg plants, squash, tomatoes and more hops.  They should survive my vacation this year.  My asparagus came back despite not being watered for 6 months.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #501 on: June 21, 2013, 12:25:09 PM »
Dumped spent grains on the compost pile last night. Today: holy lacto! Gotta get some dirt on that before the neighbors complain!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #502 on: June 21, 2013, 12:54:37 PM »
Dumped spent grains on the compost pile last night. Today: holy lacto! Gotta get some dirt on that before the neighbors complain!
Fresh kohl rabi: whadda treat!

I have a couple of rows of kohlrabi in too.  I am looking forward to it.  We've been getting a ton of rain this year (7.5" just this month) and the temps have been in the high 70s and low 80s for the most part.  The garden is loving it!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #503 on: July 26, 2013, 08:30:31 AM »
 First fruits.  Not, we been eating lettuce and sno peas for a month now.
Euge, here is a shot of a calabacita just for you man.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #504 on: July 26, 2013, 08:54:06 AM »
First fruits.  Not, we been eating lettuce and sno peas for a month now.
Euge, here is a shot of a calabacita just for you man.


those calabacitas look like the strange mystery volunteer squashes that grow all over my garden. they are kind of bland dry and immature pumpkin like in my case though.

I should get some pics up here. I have a nice one of an artichoke that didn't get eaten in time.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #505 on: July 26, 2013, 10:00:34 AM »
My morning harvest from the garden last Sunday. My first ever crop of potatoes!

Tomatoes are starting their bumper session. :)

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #506 on: July 26, 2013, 12:08:10 PM »
Beautiful guys! The only thing thats going well for me are my onions and peppers. 
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #507 on: July 26, 2013, 05:45:24 PM »
Weeds, weeds weeds, that's pretty much all I have.  Peppers and Tomatoes will survive and I've got some potatoes that will probably yield a crop but that's about all.  Cucumbers started strong and are wilting.  First garden in the new house so the tillage was lousy and last minute, we weeded multiple times but the boys don't pull the roots up so when we got back from vacation it was nothing but foxtail and lambsquarters.  Next year I will have to do something different. 

Did eat a lot of green beans out of the garden for supper though, guess I should count my blessings.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #508 on: July 26, 2013, 06:13:14 PM »
So far the squash haven't overwhelmed us, the tomatoes haven't really started producing and the japonese eggplants are making about 6 fruits per week so the ratatouille garden is doing alright.  With an actual monsoon season for the first time in 4 years we've gotten rain and the summer hasn't been very hot so my tomatoes should really kick butt the rest of the year.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #509 on: July 26, 2013, 09:10:03 PM »
It's been a strange season for the garden for me. First we got a late frost that wiped out my first tomato and pepper plants. Then we had a really wet spring for a while that led to a slow start for some veggies and a fast start for others, followed by a dry snap in June.

Peas were slow to start (I actually picked my first Jalapeno before I picked my first pea), then they gave up the ghost about a week after I picked the first pod. I tried a low variety that doesn't need a trellis, but it's a pain compared to a normal trellised variety.

Everything that actually took hold and didn't get overrun by weeds is doing fantastic right now. Our heat wave the last 2 weeks really kicked everything into high gear up here. The "beer crisper" drawer in my fridge is full of zucchini, and that's just my first plant - the second one I started from seed is just getting ready to set fruit. I've gotten a few eggplant already and have about 7 or 8 to pick over the next 3 or 4 days. Chili peppers are starting to kick into gear, and I just got my first 4 ripe cherry tomatoes this week. The Romas are starting to ripen and the beefsteaks are getting fat.

I'm barely able to keep up with the cukes, but I'm about to be overrun. I had every intention of running them up tomato cages this year, but I had a few days where I couldn't get out in the garden and now they have carpeted that whole section of the garden. The good thing is that the bunnies won't go past the cukes to the other side of the garden.

My biggest surprise is that it looks like I'm going to actually get some ripe watermelons this year. In years past even the icebox varieties haven't started setting fruit until August and never ripened in time before fall hit. Right now I already have a few that are getting close thanks to the heatwave.

This is also my first season where I got a harvest from my currants and gooseberries. I have enough red and pink currants in the freezer to add to a couple of gallons of saison. Some of the black currants found their way into a strawberry melomel, and the rest will probably hang out in the freezer until next year when my sours start to come online.

Next up is trying to get some kale, carrots and beets going for the fall garden. My root veggie patch got overrun by weeds this spring, so I'm hoping I can keep it under control until the crops start going strong.
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