How are your gardens coming along?

Discussion in 'Common Vegetables' started by shellbellc, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    People run when they see me. I have grape and Julliette tomatoes coming out of my ears. [​IMG]
    got some turnips that are struggling in the heat. Red onions growing well along side some bush cucumbers. Jalapeno's are doing ok, but fighting aphids. [​IMG]
     
  2. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here are a few pics of my garden Now that I have most of the weeds under control. Here from the pole barn roof from right to left 4 rows of yellow and red onions (about 300 plants), 1 row of garlic, broccaolli, cabbage 20 plants mixed variety of maters, 12 sweet bell pepers 4 pimento, 16 jalapeno, 8 serrano, then cukes, acorn squash. cantalope. butternut squash, watermelon. stawberry. pumpkins and sunflowers.



    Here is a shot of the broccolli I will need to start cutting.



    And the sweetcorn 4 rows 30 feet long. This weekend I will plant another four rows.



    The asperagus is done for the year and I moved the horseradish in the back corner. nothin like home ground horseradsh.
     
  3. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    still working on getting ours in this year.....not been good either weather or health wise here......and man......but it is getting on, just hope that things go well for more then just the ruhbarb (growing like weeds) and artichokes.....man two things I don't eat........ oh well [​IMG] it will be a late harvest for us again as it was way too cold and wet until now to plant.....
     
  4. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    "Here are a few pics of my garden Now that I have most of the weeds under control. Here from the pole barn roof from right to left 4 rows of yellow and red onions (about 300 plants), 1 row of garlic, broccaolli, cabbage 20 plants mixed variety of maters, 12 sweet bell pepers 4 pimento, 16 jalapeno, 8 serrano, then cukes, acorn squash. cantalope. butternut squash, watermelon. stawberry. pumpkins and sunflowers."

    what a nice looking garden white cloud. and a great looking area to be waking up to everyday.
    My garden is no where that big.But, on my propery and around it (just moved in) I have been planting edibles and nonedibles. I have a problem..Rabbits jack rabbits and cotton tails. they have the hugest appitites I have ever seen. they stand on the rear legs and munch then they jump and pulll branchs down and the others will hop on it to keep it down. the smaller stuff they just snip off at the ground level..
    I am ready to take measures that the wimmin folk at the house don't like.

    anyway I guess you don't have critters bothering your crops? I was thinking if you where close by. the land would be litterd with shotgun shells.lol..
     
  5. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heck of a garden white cloud. Do you can stuff up or do the neighbors run from you also? [​IMG]
     
  6. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    first year of gardening for me here in virginia.. last year I bought a 1979 wheelhorse that looked like it had never been used , and it had all the attachments. I made a garden that was 1756 square feet, I have 9 rows of corn ( not full rows thanks to the crow and deer ) and have 5 tomatoe plants 9 pepper plants, probably 30 fordhook lima bean plants, 5 squash,3 cucumber, 1 eggplant.

    I guess things are going o.k. no veggies yet, but have 1 squash about 2 inches long.
     
  7. teeotee

    teeotee Smoking Fanatic

    Had a late start here with getting the garden in. Weather was so cold late into spring, then it rained for god knows how long.

    We were ouside planting, looked about 10 miles north and thought boy that storm looks ugly, that was the day parkersburg got hit. Anyway, things are coming up, 4 rows of sweetcorn, red onions, cukes, green beans, all coming along pretty good. Garlic not doing so good.

    Need to get some weeding done soon.
     
  8. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks flash, We can the tomatoes along with chili sauce and BBQ sauce. and mostly blanch and freeze to corn, green beans and broccolli, also dice sweet peppers freeze on baking sheets and bag up. The hot pepper with be ABT's and also dried and ground. I am planning on building a cold storage this fall for the squash and onions. And LOL on the neighbors I know exactly what you mean.
     
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    White Cloud, very nice garden you've got going. I'd love to have something that substancial, but I don't have that much room. I've got some chiles started from seed, New Mexico Sandia, Chichimeca, Alcalde, and Chimayo. There're only about 3-4 in. tall. That's my bumper crop...
     
  10. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man, some serious gardens here. [​IMG]

    As for mine, not a lot of room but I do peppers every year. Plant mid May and they last until late September usually.

    Here are the Thai Dragons and Serannos. They are doing well thus far and have gotten some serannos off the plants already which had some good heat for this young. I picked them so the plant would use its energy to grow and produce more rather than working on a few early guys.
     
  11. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey ya rich, I book marked that website of the seed supplier you posted awhile back for next years crop
     
  12. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank cyote. Yeah I love here, been here 12 years now. The garden is the biggest one I have ever had and have had one since I was a kid. It's a bit of work but I enjoy it.
     
  13. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It works for me...
     
  14. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great to see everyones garden [​IMG].

    White Cloud...thats some gardening spread you have there [​IMG].


    I usually do containers and in ground plants, but last year my containers (homemade self watering) were great and the stuff in the ground was terrible. This year I filled in the garden with crushed stone and went all containers. Usually start my own seeds, no time this year, manged to get a few tomato plants, cuks and squash going.

    Here's a few plant-view? [​IMG].

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  15. aussiemick

    aussiemick Meat Mopper

    Man I am so jealous of those of you with gardens. Since divorce I moved into a house that has no backyard etc for garden. Me thinks i need to buy my own place
     
  16. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sorry Mick,
    And dave those container plants you have going look great. At least you don't have to worry about the weeds and over watering from the rain as we had this year. I am too ashamed to post a pic of my garden now because it has been to wet and the weeds just got out of control.
     
  17. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah I guess its better than dried up. but when its wet it is like stepping in freshly poured concrete. Some of the bell peppers and maters just smothered out. At least my hot peppers are up on higher ground.
     
  18. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Got some crabgrass poking it's way through the stone and fabric, but will have to spray with some total kill once and a while to keep it clean. Won't effect the buckets, really like planting this way [​IMG]. This fall, will make up 15 more which will get the total up to about 40 buckets, then make an auto watering system for next year.

    Some new pics of the tomato plants getting big no disease, very healthy. We've been getting rain almost everyday, T-storms are out of control this year. Even a tornado 10 mile north of me...unbelievable for NH. My neighbors in-ground garden isn't doing squat and lots of drowned plants. My buckets are happy and so is the neighbor, we share [​IMG].

    Tore out the old squash and cuks and replanted last week. Those did fantastic, but were petering out. Figure we can be picking a new batch again in 6 weeks.

    I like the bucket system [​IMG]

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    Replanted cuks and squash sprouting [​IMG].

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  19. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    dave what size tubs are those and r u using black plastic over them and r u using bungee cords to hold the plastic.....and one more question do you use the dirt for next year plantinmg or do you start fresh....thanks
     
  20. bcfishman

    bcfishman Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    DaveNH,

    Could you do a step by step of those containers you make.

    Get the basic idea of how you made them, but those look perfect.

    If you could post some pics of each step, that would be great. Thinking I'm going to be getting some old PVC fencing from the church and going to use that to cordon off the sides of the house for a bucket garden.

    Thanks
     

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