Hoop there it is!

Discussion in 'Greenhouses' started by dirtsailor2003, May 4, 2014.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We are still a few weeks out from getting our garden in the ground. Lows this week are high 20's- low 30's. Got our main planting bed ready. New compost, new dog fencing.

    This year we also are hooping the garden so we can roll out plastic at night.

    Hoops are electrical conduit. Holds up better than irrigation PVC in the sunlight. Simple connections. At the top drilled holes in the 2x4 for slip fit. Compression holds the pipe in the hole. Plastic pipe straps at the fence line to keep them from shifting side to side. Plastic gets attached to the 2x at the top. At the bottom Duct taped to electrical conduit. Conduit holds it down and gives you something rigid to roll it back up. I'll photo that when I put the plastic on in a week or so. Black plastic will cover the fence.

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    Few things came up from last years planting. Radishes and spinach!

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    Some of this years starts

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    Smoke away!!!
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think we hit the stopping point! The forecasted low for the next two nights is in the 20's. Supposed to be 89 on Friday. Welcome to gardening in Central Oregon!! I picked everything that was close to ripe.

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    Got five of these.

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    Still a hundred or so green maters. See how they do after the freeze.

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    Italian roaster peppers. These guys are good and hot!

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    Thais, jalapeño, mexi bell, orange bell pepper, Serrano.

    We had a ton of lettuce, spinach, and raspberries. Enough beets to make 8 half pints of pickled beets. Tons of crook neck squash. One radish, two carrots. Quite a few cuc's that are still pickling on the counter. All in all a successful garden!



    Smoke away!!!
     
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Case... I'll take some of the green mater's of your hands.. I LOVEEEE fried green mater's... everything looks great....




     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2014
  4. c farmer

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

    Very nice.

    My garden was terrible this year.
     
  5. smokeburns

    smokeburns Smoke Blower

    Your growing artichokes too? Very nice.
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd give you some but we like Chow Chow too much!!!
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Adam. Not worst, but not our best either. Really short your.
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We try every year. Hopefully we can get these to winter in. Second and third year plants seem to produce better here. Really need to mulch them in but our leafs haven't fallen yet. This frost may get them.
     
  9. smokeburns

    smokeburns Smoke Blower

    That's crazy hearing you talk about frost, and I'm sweating my butt off in Florida. It's actually starting to cool off a bit though mid 80 in the day and mid 70's at night. Few more weeks will be perfect camping weather! Cant wait!!
     
  10. c farmer

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

    My green beans and pumpkins did good. The maters, and cukes got blight and I couldnt stop it.

    Looks like frost next week for us.
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh yeah we have 6, well actually 8 (two are across the fence in the neighbors yard) pumpkins. We'll leave them on till the vines frost off then bring them in for Halloween.
     

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