My 2015 garden is growing.....

Discussion in 'Root Crops' started by daveomak, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Holey Kow... Is it warm here or what..... Haven't had one night of frost yet.... usually we have snow by now.... The shallots and Multiplier Onions are up..... Most of my garlic varieties are up... The garlic in the picture is the variety "Siberian".... It probably thinks it's summer.... (if garlic thinks)....

    The plot that looks like "dirt", is a 6 X 40 area that I over seeded with winter rye for a cover crop where the corn will be going next summer..... One evening I saw about 50 quail strutting over the dirt... I swear they can smell seed that is 1/2" under the surface.... that plot had 2#'s of seed on it..... Do you have any idea how many seeds is in 2#'s.... probably about 36,000 seeds in 2#'s.....

    http://extension.psu.edu/agronomy-guide/average-bushel-weights

    Looking out there, there may be 2-300 germinated seeds... so, the quail got 99% of the Rye.... I'm gonna have to figure out something for next year...

    ....Siberian Garlic....

    .....Shallots and Mult. Onions.....

    ....What was winter rye.....
     
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  2. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I guess it is just cold enough here in the mountains, no garlic sprouts. 

    As for the birds, quail breast is very tasty. Just saying.

    Disco
     
  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wow.....early garden for sure.....much cooler and raining here in Western Oregon....garlic would probably sprout though.....Willie
     
  4. No quail here, but plenty of doves picking my rye. Used noise making whirligigs along with cording strung across rows. Cut down on loss. Smaller square foot plots I use birds netting about 3" off dirt and remove after growing. Hope that helps.
     
  5. Dave it looks good. As said above Quail wrapped in bacon on the smoke. Make sure the smoker can be seen from the garden [​IMG].

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  6. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    And when did you plant your onions. Need to dry out here from  snow. Now is good. Black gumbo. She's mellowed out from fall plow. Tempted some times to just plant on top of furrows.
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member



    Shallots, onions and garlic are planted in October.... generally week 2.... then they grow all winter and really shoot up in spring...
     
  8. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I need to see if my garlic chives infestation is sprouting up yet.

    The snow is about 3/5 melted off of my yard, lots of old snow piles along the streets though. Steady light-moderate rain, looks like it will go all day.
     
  9. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Wow. Totally diiferent . Plant onion sets and taters along  with peas, lettuce, radish, and such.  in mid March if not to wet.
     
  10. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Used to have many Quail around here. Slowly gone!. Best tasting bird there is.
     
  11. Be waiting for an update

    Gary
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They should be coming up pretty good by now.... snow melt to water them.... Time to test a few on a salad.... Dave


    Try planting your root crops in the fall... My garlic grows all winter under the snow.... Temps down to 5 below it keeps growing....


    They sure do taste good... PITA when they eat all your veggies that are sprouting... I swear they can smell a freshly, popped through the ground seed sprout from 100 feet... they sit on the hillside looking perplexed..... then head straight for the new veggies....

    Gonna gat a pic tomorrow...
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The garlic looks real good... Gave it a bit of ammonium sulfate and watered... In the front of the pic is what is left of the shallots... I have 5 plants out of 50 or so... The fall growth in that warm spell did it in.... Oh well, I will have enough for seed for next fall planting....
    I have somewhere around 400+ garlic plants... This year I will cull what I don't like.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... Garlic Dave doesn't like ... that's an oxymoron...



    Thanks for looking....
     
  14. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    looking good Dave... I still have the bag of garlic you sent me... its vacuum packed and in the freezer. Will use it in some sausage............[​IMG]
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Garlic is something I want to grow.

    Planted in the fall?
     
  16. Nice Dave, looking good. Mine is coming along we got over an inch of rain in about 3 hours, so it was under water for a while

    Gary
     
  17. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Yep.... 2 weeks or so before the freeze......


    You will need to plant in raised beds to keep it from rotting.....
     
  18. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    If you really like garlic, use the same amount as regular... the flavor is different than store bought...:biggrin:
     
  19. Hey Dave, sorry no garlic, just a bunch of other stuff, I want to sign up for your Garlic of the month club

    Gary
     
  20. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Good lookin' garlic! Got some old time stuff,Grandma gave me, PULLED OUT OF THE GROUND AND SAID HERE, JUST THROW  it in the ground and it will grow and it has done its job. Sorry for  caps. Not retyping.  Need to thin. Okay got some asparagu

    s pics. Pennies at bottom of plant
     

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