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Raised bed "Victory" garden at Stately Norman Manor (updated pics 6/6)

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I am trying my hand a a large garden this year!  We will see how things grow with the upcoming season.

I have planted 'mater plants, cabbages, onions, pickling cukes as of yesterday.  Today after work I am going to plant the bell peppers, jalaps....anaheim and Hab peppers.  Have some yellow squash to plant too.  Then this weekend when we get some bamboo poles...going to make teepees out of them...going to plant pole green beans at the bases.  And put some lettuces and spinach underneath them. I really want to try and do some 'taters too.  Still may do that if there is room...or put them in a container of sorts.

 

Here are some pics of what I have done so far.

 

Kat

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by KathrynN - 5/15/13 at 5:21pm
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Looking good!!

 

I ran outa room in mine and got the tiller out again yesterday...

 

I have some half JD barrels I am gonna put the taters in..

 

 

 

 

           Craig

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Looking good!!

 

I ran outa room in mine and got the tiller out again yesterday...

 

I have some half JD barrels I am gonna put the taters in..

 

 

 

 

           Craig

Up here Home Depot has the JD barrels for $26.99.....I may go get one and do it in there.

 

Watered everything last nite and things looked perky today.

 

Kat

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Up here Home Depot has the JD barrels for $26.99.....I may go get one and do it in there.

 

Watered everything last nite and things looked perky today.

 

Kat

Great price..got 9 of them when they went on sale at Lowes last year...25 each delivered..

 

Put Brugmansias in 6 of them..they get about 12 feet tall..

 

brug.jpg

 

 Craig

post #5 of 49
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I was looking at them yesterday...and they have the label and the certificate on them.  May get my buddy Gail...and her truck to go get some tonight.

 

Kat

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Looking good Kat!!!  Nice fluffy looking soil in those photos.

 

I need to check my HD this weekend as that is a very good price if the barrels are in decent shape.

 

I "started" prepping the garden beds (old, tired and neglected beds), but got hired at a new job so I'm no longer "retired" with free time.  Commute through Atlanta traffic sucks but the money is nice (and it's a company car/gas too)!

 

We are way behind as my tiller had fallen victim to the dreaded ethanol blues.  The fuel tank gasket had totally melted and clogged up the filter and fuel line where the melted goo settled in the fuel tank.  I think the carb is still fine and the replacement gas cap just arrived so hopefully I can get some work done this weekend, weather permitting.

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Dave...this bed was made of some dirt the city piled up for us after they dug a flume for us for water run off.  It is full of rocks too.  We have been raking rocks for months now.  BUT was neglected last year...temps just got too hot too quickly.  So...this is my year.  Got all the peppers done tonight.  Going to wait for this weekend to put in the pole beans.  Supposed to have rain tonight and tomorrow...good for the garden!

 

We used our neighbors tiller and broke a wheel.  OOOPS!  Have replacements and will give him back the tiller...with brand new shoes.

 

Kat

post #8 of 49

Looks like a great start it won't be long and you'll have lots of fresh veggies

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Nice looking garden spot....  you forgot to put garlic on the list..... 

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I may just do some.  Lynn wants some "Pencil cob" corn too.  We can put that outside the garden along the fence row.  I want to do some "taters" in a whiskey barrel too.

 

Got all the peppers planted last nite....rain today...so they all will get a good drink of water.  Pole beans are going in this weekend.  I am a happy camper...and a happy sore too from all of the rock digging! biggrin.gif

 

Kat

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Got out to the garden and watered today.  With as much rain as we have had....surprised to see how dry things were.  I have only lost one pepper plant and a few onions.  The rain I think beat them to death.  Everything is just growing right along.  The pics are before I watered.  Gotta get out there this weekend...and get rid of more rocks and grass that is growing.

 

Cabbages are happy, happy!

my yellow squash

cayenne peppers for pepper sauce

thin little shoots from the onions

biggest of the 'maters...and grass

another happy camper

my cabbage patch

jalaps

anahiem

bell peppers

 

All are doing well...forgot to take pics of the cukes that are growing!  My biggest garden ever.  Gotta get the corn and green beans in this weekend!

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Kat

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The rocks are growing?biggrin.gif

Lookin Great Kat!! Growing right along!
post #13 of 49

Looking good!!

 

I have to water twice a day when we go without rain..

 

Town supplied water gets expensive..so I had an ag meter installed just for the outside stuff..

 

Craig

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The rocks are growing?biggrin.gif

Lookin Great Kat!! Growing right along!


Dave....I swear there are so many rocks in there....they may be like reproducing like bunnies!  biggrin.gif The dirt came from a ditch the City did for us.  We will be digging for years!  LOL  Thanks Dear!

 

 

Craig....we may be watering a bunch this year when the drought hits.  First time with a raised bed....test to see how much water.  OR the kids may splash some from the pool over there! 

 

 

Kat

post #15 of 49

Looks good

post #16 of 49

Looking Good Kat! We seeded our root veggies a week ago. Calling for 29*-31* nights here the next 3 nights. So still too early to plant much else th_crybaby2.gifGonna have to build another hoop house if this keeps up!

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Here is the garden as of last night before we watered it really good.  Going to do some more planting tonight after work.  Even have a pic of Lynn helping out.  I hate weeding out all that dang grass!  The grass is the type that grows on runners and is hard to yank out!  Here the Victory Garden is this month.

 

Lynn...and he said he is tired of diggin!

spot for the pencil cob corn

yellow squash

cayenne peppers

onions didn't die

2 of the 'maters

2 more maters

the cabbages and cukes

other peppers are growing well too.

 

Lynn dug up a huge rock last night...was probably over 10 pounds....the rocks are "healthy" too!

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Kat

post #18 of 49

Looks Great Kat! Our Weatherman this morning said all our plants are going to perish this evening... Time to get the black plastic back out again. These 40*-50* temp swings from day to night suck!

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Looks good Kat, but isn't it a lot of work getting it all in at night?  eek.gif

 

Tom

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Dirt....we were fighting the constant every weekend rain...then cold.  Rain....then more cold.  Understand you pain!

 

Mr. T....I get off work at 4ish....and there is about 3 1/2 hours of good daylight left for me to work with.  Or...I can use Night Vision Goggles!  biggrin.gif

 

Kat

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