My garden is rocking!!!

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  1. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is my first try at veggies and I posted some start up pics earlier ..April??

    I have learned a lot so space them like the package sez...hahahha the watermelons have gone nutty for sure..

    I am glad I started it all from has been fun..

    Ended up getting soaker hoses as we are pretty short on rain here this year.

    Also got an ag meter put in so I only have to pay for water in and no sewage..

    From the left..habs, japs and mini bells..onions..

    Bush half row in April then the other half 4 weeks later..

    Acorn squash..lots of them too..

    The mini watermelons have gone nutty..they went thru the squash and into the yard in other places..

    There is a bunch of melons in there..

    The back row is giant sunflowers..

    Bush bean other half..

    Been watching for the wild boar piglet that we saw several times..

    I think somebody shot it..

    One of my neighbors had a mama and the piglet in a pen..

    One of his pals trapped them and gave them to him..

    They didnt stay penned long..

    The guy at the end of the street killed the mama about 2 weeks ago..

  2. Lookin' great Craig!  My stuff has taken off with the higher temps.  My Early Girl tomato plant is already about 5' tall and 3' across.  A couple of zucchini are ready to harvest already.  Been eatin' blueberries for a couple of weeks now.  Pluots are pretty close to ripe.  Lots of peppers started on various variety plants.  Will have to post some pics.

    Thanks for the pics!
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good looking garden, Craig! I didn't plant anything but jalapeños and a couple different tomatoes this year. You got a nice pepper variety going...

  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks fellas!!

  5. choupic

    choupic Fire Starter

    Oh yeah .. Everything is looking good ! It doesn't take them long
  6. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Wow! Where r u located? Im in northwest Indiana and I am doin my first garden in about 13 yrs I had to bring in dirt and mushroom compost becausevi havevvery sandy soil my tomatoes seem to be going ok but everything else seems to be struggling I'm thinking its due to the big swing in temps ?
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl panhandle..

    I made a big compost pile and I use a lot of mushroom compost..

    We have very sandy soil..

    Thank you!!
  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member the little watermelon!  Yummmm!

    Garden looks amazing....I will post some pics from mine later today.  Mine is going nuts right now too!

  9. A few pics from this morning

    Cucumbers climbing high!

    Left to right; Early Girl tomato, Black Beauty Egg Plant, Mucho Nacho Jalapeno's, Habanero, & Ghost Pepper behind Habanero.

    Same as previous pic from different angle.  Lower right corner is Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia 1,000,000 Scoville Units) just planted few days ago.

    Early Girl close-up.  First tomato's of the season still green.  Maybe another week or so 'til ripe?

    Left to right; Mortgage Lifter tomato, Yellow Brandywine tomato, Black Beauty Egg Plant, Big Bertha Bell Peppers.

    Left to right; Cherry tomato, 2 ea. Black Beauty Zucchini, Roma tomato.

    Love this time of year!  Garden is really showing promise!
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Boy am I jealous of you with the warmer weather and that great garden. I can't grow more peppers or tomatoes than I can protect in the spring and melons are a fantasy. Thanks for posting these great pics.
  11. Thanks Disco,  it can actually be a bit too warm here for some of the veggies.  My cucumbers really strain under the heat and direct sun on 90 deg F and up days like today.  I deliberately protect them from mid-day and later sun by planting them in a raised bed that is shaded by cherry and pomegranate trees during that time.
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I know what you mean. While it is marginal here for tomatoes and peppers, we grow the best lettuce, spinach, carrots, peas, and potatoes. They all love the cool wet spring. You have to plant to the climate and then try things like shade and shelter to stretch it. Good luck with those Cucumbers.

  13. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well do live in an awesome place..

    Lots of benefits up there that arent available here for sure..
    Looking good Jay!!

    We tilled another row today and replanted the onions..

    Planted lettuce from the greenhouse and another row of bush beans..

    Already looking at the big expansion if this works as good as it has been..

    Winter crops will be fun too.. (winter..hahahahahaha)

  14. Craig, you're gonna be able to feed a small army with all that!

    If I had more mouths to feed I'd probable go with rows like you.

    I have a hard time using all my produce at times.

    When that happens I usually bring some to work and leave out for others.

    Lookin' good!
  15. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am going to start canning some of the stuff..

    I am sure my neighbors will eat some of the extra...

    Here's a pic from 10 mins ago!!

    Gonna be good with the home made bacon chunks for flavoring...


  16. smoke slinger

    smoke slinger Smoking Fanatic

    Those are good looking gardens, cant wait to do one next year. Aint nothin better than fresh veggies
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If I may be so bold as to suggest a use for your green beans. They are good canned but they are a real treat if you pickle them. Pickled green beans, smoked cheese, pepperoni and beer on a lawn chair in the afternoon is my definition of paradise.

  18. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The first watermelon..honey

    So juicy and sweet..

    No chemicals or fertilizer..just compost..

  19. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey....... STOP IT !!!!!    I'm now thinking about moving to the pan handle......
  20. Nice looking melon Craig!

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