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Garden update Aug 22, 2012

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I am trying "weedless" gardening this year.... My neighbor puts up corn silage in plastic bags...  It's about 10mil plastic... black one side, white the other.... and it's free.....  The picture is crooked because I have a camera in one hand and a beer in the other....

 

5 Roma tomato plants.... 4 slicing and 4 pickling cukes.....

 

2 Toms and Cukes.jpg

 

2 gal / hour drip emitter for each plant.... straight water... no nutrients...

 

2 tom and drip emitter.jpg

 

Homestead heirloom at the far end.... 3 early girl tomatoes.... 2 cherry tomatoes in the container....  3 green bells... 2 reds... and 1 yellow.....   1 New Mexico Big Jim.... 1 Anaheim Hot.... 1 Jalapeno...  Cilantro and Rosemary.... 

2 toms peppers cil rose.jpg

 

Garlic looks like it will be early this year.... Cherries are about 2 weeks early....

2 Garlic.jpg

 

I'm looking forward to testing this white plastic mulch....  My neighbor uses it under his cherries for early harvest and color development..... We will see and I will get back on this.... I hope your gardens prosper and all is well....  Dave 


Edited by DaveOmak - 8/22/12 at 11:02am
post #2 of 19

Dave that garden is looking great.  I am putting my name in the hat for some garlic early 

 

I have a 20X40 garden that is still empty due to all the stuff going on with my dad's estate. I hope to get something into the ground in the next couple of weeks 

post #3 of 19
Looks great Dave!
post #4 of 19

It all looks good Dave.

post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Scarbelly View Post

Dave that garden is looking great.  I am putting my name in the hat for some garlic early 

 

I have a 20X40 garden that is still empty due to all the stuff going on with my dad's estate. I hope to get something into the ground in the next couple of weeks 

 You gotta love doing estates......  NOT.....    Take pics of the garden....  Your name is in the hat.....

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Originally Posted by solaryellow View Post

Looks great Dave!

 Thanks Joel....  Weeds are looking good too.... All the work sucks but the veggies are worth it.... 

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Originally Posted by Pineywoods View Post

It all looks good Dave.

 Thanks Jerry.... I'm thinking about those towers you have...  Verticle gardening, no weeding, NO tilt bed to fix the OLD back....  yahoo.gif....

post #6 of 19

Nice! I'd love to have a garden, even if it's small but no where here for one.

post #7 of 19
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Alesia, evening.... check this method of gardening out......   Someone on this forum sent me this file..... It is cool ..... I have all the parts but ain't done it yet..... 

 

 

 

 

Copy of Earthbox.pdf 2,515k .pdf file
post #8 of 19
Looks good!

Yeah, that Ag-Bag plastic is tough stuff.

~Martin
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by DiggingDogFarm View Post

Looks good!

Yeah, that Ag-Bag plastic is tough stuff.

~Martin

 Thanks Diggy... I keep tryin to make this a "no work" garden...  Hope this Ag-Bag works....  Yeah it is really tough stuff... Dave

post #10 of 19

Nice set up Dave.

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Originally Posted by SmokinHusker View Post

Nice! I'd love to have a garden, even if it's small but no where here for one.

Alisha you could try what I'm doing.  I bought a topsy turvy tomatoe tree hook up (I'll get Qview when I get home tonight).  I'm growning 2 tomatoe plants (better boy and black cherry tomatoes), mini mixed bell peppers and tried to grow strawberrys.  The tree can grow 3 tomatoe plants or peppers and herbs (six different plants).

 

 

 

 

 

I'll post a pictuee of mine laterproduct_tree.png

post #12 of 19

I've seen similar set ups and wondered how well they worked. I'd definitely be interested in see what you have.

 

Thanks!

post #13 of 19

What kind of beer were you holdingcheers.gif? Garden looks great!

post #14 of 19
You can make a toppsy turvey with a 5gallon bucket.
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Originally Posted by rp RibKing View Post

What kind of beer were you holdingcheers.gif? Garden looks great!

Made in America beer....  Miller or Milwaukee or Henry's.....   No FuFu beer for Dave.... 

post #16 of 19
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Look at that corn.... Neighbor was over a month ago and said my corn wouldn't get big ears 'cause it was planted too close together... He also said his corn didn't come up this year....    Well, the corn is planted 6" apart and the 3 rows are 9" apart....  I haven't had good pollination in the past so I crammed them in.....   The germination was about 95%, pollination looks to be 90+%, I'll know more when it's shucked.....  I walked on the seed after planting.... guess that helped...  also I fertilized with a complete fertilizer and threw on ammonium sulfate and wood ash from the pellet stove.... maybe the sulfur had a big role in growth....  The variety is Bodacious...  68 day var.....  I think i will be eating corn in about 4 days....  74 days after planting...   

 

 

Check out the grapes....   WOW.... I almost sprayed them this year... Round up and 2-4 D.....   One vine died over the winter, but it has a bunch of new shoots....   The vine pictured, is now on it's 5th year....  Finally a good mess of grapes....  I'll make raisins this year and maybe read up on making wine and do that next year, once prepared....  Now that I started fermenting food, wine could be next.....  As the saying goes, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn on the odd occasion....

 

 

 

This farming is coming around finally.... A lot different than a postage stamp garden in the city, which I used to do.....  There is some satisfaction in growing your own stuff....

 

Dave 

post #17 of 19

Looks great Dave - I bet that is going to be tasty. Man I love fresh corn.  

post #18 of 19

Awesome pile of grapes this year...The corn looks excellent also!!!icon14.gif

post #19 of 19

Looking real good Dave!!

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