Stuff I'm Growing 2014

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

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Small garden this year..... going to put that area into alfalfa.... Moving toward all apple bin garden......


    Onions
    In Apple Bins
    [email protected]@K at the weeds....
    2 hours of pulling.... Like my weed toboggan !!!!!!
    Multiplier Onions I bought on e-bay.... a rip off..... they were smaller than a dime when they arrived.....
    Shallots
    Weed Toboggan ready to dump....
    Dump bucket on my tractor....
    Tomatoes, Cukes, Basil....
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Thanks Jerry..... If I ever get my "guano" together, I'm still thinking the hydroponics, like you do, is the ONLY way to do this garden stuff.....
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Dave it's a great way to grow, everything I've tried grows bigger, faster and better than anything I've done in the dirt. I'm headed out of town tomorrow but when I get back later in the week I'll get more pictures up we are harvesting cucumbers, squash, zucchini and red potatoes. Tomato plants are loaded with tomatoes that aren't ready for harvest yet lettuce is looking great just not big enough but getting there.
     
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When you get time, would you PM me a place to look at supplies.... I went through all you old thread looking for what growing medium you used.... I thought you used "coir" or what ever it is... and maybe a website that isn't full of BS on liquid food and amounts and pump sizes etc..... we do have a great irrigation supply store here but it is in tune to cherries, apples, pears etc...
    I really like the recirculating water feature.... not sure if I need it or not.... I'm already paying $800/year for irrigation... I'm allowed 2700 gallons/hour.... plant nutrients would be the only thing to figure out...
     
  6. Looks good Dave!!!!




    ~Martin
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Martin... It's amazing how pouring the fertilizer and water to the crop, the weeds don't slow it down..... the garlic and shallots are looking good...
     
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Damn man you're acting like a kid again! If I cleaned out those onions, it would have cost a bottle of aspirin, a 6 pack a beer, took all day........ If I lived thru it! You Da Man!
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Since I'm weeding on my hands and knees, I figure I'm getting some energy from the dirt.... I am getting close to not liking it much... :biggrin:
     
  10. goliath

    goliath Smoking Fanatic

    the 1st rule of gardening .....
    NEVER HAVE A GARDEN LARGER THAN YOUR WIFE CAN HANDLE !!!!!

    ours is just coming up here in the north but the warm and extra daylight will help us catch up...

    actually the weeds are waiting to take over ... but i know we can count on them

    Goliath
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good Dave. We just hit everything in the ground. If I had the space is by growing veggies and Talapia the hydro way. What's deal, fish to smoke and veggies for sides!
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member



    This may not be too evident.... BUT........ I feel I'm getting smarter because I'm not liking this back wrenching stuff too much any more....

    Fish and veggies.... sounds good to me.... just don't know how to keep the fish alive over 5 months or so of freezing weather... I'd even eat the tilapia 'cause it wasn't grown on the Mekong Delta..... HAHAHAHA
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The fish and veggies aquaponics makes pretty good sense. the fish provide the nutrients for the veggies, the veggies clean the the water and provide the oxygen for the fish! There is a company here Called Volcano Veggies that is doing this. All indoors and climate controlled.

    http://www.volcanoveggies.com/
     
  14. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Interesting article..... I wonder what "her" green shake was made up of... and a recipe for it......... Great Story...... Thanks Dirt....

    Dave
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2014
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking garden. I couldn't do all that weeding in one go. I do some weeding every morning just to keep it down to a jungle.

    Disco
     
  16. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  17. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    What are the tubes in the green containers for?
     
  18. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The tube sticking up is to water the compartment in the bottom of the container..... the tube through the middle is drilled with many, many holes and wrapped with weed barrier.... that allows for air into the center of the soil... These are called "earth boxes".... I have a pdf file but I can't send it...

    Dave
     
  19. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks I will have to look into this, do things grow bigger or faster doing this??
     

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