Victory Garden and Brown Thumb! (more pics 6-20)

Discussion in 'Small Spaces' started by kathrynn, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Okay...for years I have had a brown thumb...guess not anymore!  Here are some updates on the garden at the house.  I Hate Nut grass...again!  I hate nut grass!

    Had to "amputate" some of the leaves on the 'maters. Getting too heavy

    Maters are getting pretty

    My onions are looking great....don't look at the weeds

    More pretty babies

    Here are some of the "squish" from the Blob

    Have 4 mater plants

    This cuke plant is like an octopus!

    [​IMG]something is eating on my cabbages.

    Have been using seven dust...unless someone has a better idea

    One of the Bell pepper plants

    The Anaheim pepper

    corn is coming along

    The BLOB....or the yellow squash plant

    gotta get the grass out of here..with the pole beans

    More peppers

    the baby cukes from the Octo-Mom

    Thanks for looking at my "growin"

    Last edited: Jun 11, 2013
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Kat try some Permethrin instead of sevin dust.

    Everything is looking Great!
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hadnt thought about that!  I think the Sevin has slowed them down....but I will go and get some.  Thanks Dave!

  4. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow....can't believe how big your stuff is already. Must be the 'bama heat & humidity? My 'maters & peppers are just getting flowers now. I hear ya on the garden takeover...decided to put up a trellis this year for the Boston pickling cukes. Will see how that goes....they seem so small now though

  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Lynn (hubby) told me to never plant squash or cukes again. (he hates them...except for pickles)

    The squash pant is almost as tall as I am!  [​IMG]

    I have got to figure out a way to "make" the cukes grow up instead of being the "plant" that takes over the back yard!  Does that netting work well?

    Last edited: Jun 11, 2013
  6. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Kat, your garden is coming along nicely!
  7. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks....I am having a blast...except for that dang nut grass.  Love playing in the dirt.

  8. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    First time using it for cukes. 'Supposed' to work fine once you get the vines started on it. I use a similar thing for snap peas and they climb great. Cukes and squash are pretty much the same...trailing vines that can be trained to go up. The fruits hang for easy picking and less back strain bending over
  9. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cool....I saw some like that at Walmart the other day! Thanks for the idea too!  [​IMG]

  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Did you read the Sevin label/instructions??

    The wife (who has a horticulture degree) sez use sevin .and give it some time..

    Dont harvest any veggies that have been sevined for at least one week..

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  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am really jealous! Like Chef Willie, my tomatoes and peppers just have flowers. Looking good!

  12. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Disco.  The Garden is huge...and again...Hate the dang nut grass (nut sedge)!
    I did...and remember my Grandparents using it years ago.  AND nothing else.  Thanks Craig!

  13. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here are some things that I harvested the last 2 days.  Some turned into dinner tonight too.

    The 2 huge cukes had been hiding from me.  Those are really too big.  But got 3 cukes, a nice bell pepper and the maters on Sunday.

    This was from tonight.  Got out and put netting up for the pole beans...and Lynn said it looks like spider webs out there.  Too dark for a pic of that but I will take some tomorrow.  Got 8 better cukes....4 jalaps..pulled on onion early...stepped on it...oops.....4 squash...and 4 anaheim peppers.

    Not bad for a day!  Here is dinner from tonight.

    I made "Garden Fried Rice"!  Used my last package of Pops Breakfast sausage...some of the onion..some of the squash...some fresh broccoli...some kale/chickory/red cabbage/shredded brussle sprout veggie blend too.  Was yummers....and a bit on the "healthy side".

    As usual with my herd...I made a BIG a$$ pan of it too!

    Thanks for looking!

    Last edited: Jun 18, 2013
  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks so good. We are waiting for our first patio tomato. Our cucumbers are inches high and peppers are a long way away. While I am jealous, I am also impressed with your results. Enjoy your garden.

  15. T posts and a section of field fence or string some wire between the posts and make a "fence".
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  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Also, I have started growing bush variety cucumbers. They are cucumbers that grow in a bush form that stay compact and don't need staking. This year I have planted "Bush Pickle".

  17. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welllllll.....with the Blob (squash plant) and the Creature (the cuke plants)....probably going to do the bush ones next year.  [​IMG]   It's getting to the point that I cant walk in there with out fear of stepping on something.

  18. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looking good Kat.............[​IMG]
  19. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Looks like aphids getting to it. Look on bottem of the leafs. They can be smashed and run off they don't like the way their dead smell. You can also make a spray 3parts water 1 part dishsoap. Looks great kat!
  20. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Kat, grat work!!!

    You got me beat on the pepper plants!  Mine are still small. 

    My little tomato patch is doing OK, so I cannot complain.  The home boss[​IMG] is eyeballing the tomatoes when I come in the back door every evening.   They don't last long.

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