The Mountain Garden Is Looking Good

Discussion in 'Small Spaces' started by disco, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It has finally got to be consistently warm here and the risk of frost is past. Thanks to a bit of effort, the garden is looking good and early this year.


    The spinach and lettuce seedlings are ready for a small harvest and the seeds we planted for the next harvest are coming along nicely.



    I am taking the Kozy Coats off the peppers and thanks to them, I already have peppers forming.


    The first and second planting of snow peas are up and there are carrots and green onions just showing.



    The strawberries have lots of blooms and there are berries forming.


    The main crops of tomatoes (Manitoba and Stupice) are coming along nicely.


    The garlic is really taking off this year. 



    The pole beans are up.


    Potatoes have a good start.



    Bush beans are coming up.



    I have a few extra potatoes next to my walking onions and a couple of cherry tomatoes. Thanks to the Kozy Coats, they have tomatoes forming.



    The Haskap are really sprouting this year and are forming some decent size berries. You can even see a little blush of blue.


    I put a raspberry patch in this year.

    Once we put the Zucchini and Summer Squash plants out, it's all about the eating!

    Disco
     
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  2. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    its a lot of work , but its worth it ! your garden looks great.
     
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Hambone. It is particularly worth it when you're eating those fresh veggies!

    Disco
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good disco! Your garden is doing better than ours! Our lettuce is really starting to take off so shouldn't be too long. One of our tomato plants died for no apparent reason. May have to try and find another one I guess.
     
  5. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks nice! I'm maybe 1 week ahead of you, but you have more plants.

    I'm with you on having your own fresh right there at home. I feel silly eating a tomato that was bred for commercial-scale handling.

    You might want to take a look at a board named "Gro & Chat" - it's corporately sponsored, and new so it's not very busy, but it centers mainly on community gardening efforts, and the scale of your gardens would fit in with those.
     
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We normally start ours from seed but we took a trip this spring and bought nursery plants. I think the ones from seed are more vigorous. I've had to nurse along a couple of the tomatoes. I think they just force them too much in the nurseries.

    Disco
     
  7. goliath

    goliath Smoking Fanatic

    where are the weeds !!!!!! THERE ARE NO WEEDS ....
    ya can hardly call it a garden with no weeds ...  LOL

    nice job, maybe i will put up some pics of the garden too, when SHE is done weeding it   [​IMG]
     
  8. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, BW. I know what you mean. It has taken me years to choose the varieties I like that are bred for taste as opposed to ability to ship.

    I will check the board out!

    Have you thought about posting some pictures of your garden? I have found some good ideas from looking at others' gardens and it always fun to see what others have in the ground.
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Har, Goliath! I wish SHE did the weeding here. She grows all these flowers and she weeds those and I weed my vegetable garden. I just spend 1/2 hour every morning in the garden. It keeps the weeds down and my aged back can take that long.

    Don't worry about the weeds, post the pictures!
     
  10. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There's a funny radio interview with a food writer who was researching agriculture in Florida, and he kept seen these green things on the side of the road. Out of curiosity he stopped to check them out, and they turned out to be green tomatoes that had bounced out of the trucks hauling them to processing. They had landed on asphalt at 55 miles per hour, and remained intact.

    This is my main vegetable garden, when I was tilling it in May. Tomatoes go along the wall, and I cut three beds for peppers. I was tiling in composted leaves from last year.



    Anyway, nice work! What elevation are you at?
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice sized garden! Definitely start a thread.

    My elevation? Hm, the nearest town is 3200 feet above sea level and I am up the mountain from there. If I had to guess, I'd say about 4000 feet above sea level.
     
  12. You're garden looks awesome. I need to start learning more about that hobby next.
     
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Johnny. I definitely recommend gardening. The great thing about it is you can start small and work your way up. I started with a four foot square raised bed with a couple of tomatoes and some lettuce. I enjoyed that for a few years before I moved on.

    Disco
     
  14. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin' good Disco.... So dedicated to weeding you are.... more than I are... Har!
     
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Dave. I will be cheating shortly and putting mulch down to help suppress the weeds.
     
  16. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great Disco! Enjoy!
     
  17. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Disco!

    You have a lot more energy left than I do.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, JP! I do enjoy my time in the garden.
    Har, the missus would disagree about the energy. Thanks for the kind words.
     
  19. Wow Disco, that really looks great, lots of veggies that's what I like. I am thinking this fall I may double the size if my garden

    Gary S
     
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Gary. I started with a four by four bed decades ago and have just kept increasing so watch how much you expand, it can keep going!

    Disco
     

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