Raised bed "Victory" garden at Stately Norman Manor (updated pics 6/6)

Discussion in 'Small Spaces' started by kathrynn, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am trying my hand a a large garden this year!  We will see how things grow with the upcoming season.

    I have planted 'mater plants, cabbages, onions, pickling cukes as of yesterday.  Today after work I am going to plant the bell peppers, jalaps....anaheim and Hab peppers.  Have some yellow squash to plant too.  Then this weekend when we get some bamboo poles...going to make teepees out of them...going to plant pole green beans at the bases.  And put some lettuces and spinach underneath them. I really want to try and do some 'taters too.  Still may do that if there is room...or put them in a container of sorts.

    Here are some pics of what I have done so far.

    Kat





     
    Last edited: May 15, 2013
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Looking good!!

    I ran outa room in mine and got the tiller out again yesterday...

    I have some half JD barrels I am gonna put the taters in..

               Craig
     
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Up here Home Depot has the JD barrels for $26.99.....I may go get one and do it in there.

    Watered everything last nite and things looked perky today.

    Kat
     
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Great price..got 9 of them when they went on sale at Lowes last year...25 each delivered..

    Put Brugmansias in 6 of them..they get about 12 feet tall..

    [​IMG]

     Craig
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was looking at them yesterday...and they have the label and the certificate on them.  May get my buddy Gail...and her truck to go get some tonight.

    Kat
     
  6. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good Kat!!!  Nice fluffy looking soil in those photos.

    I need to check my HD this weekend as that is a very good price if the barrels are in decent shape.

    I "started" prepping the garden beds (old, tired and neglected beds), but got hired at a new job so I'm no longer "retired" with free time.  Commute through Atlanta traffic sucks but the money is nice (and it's a company car/gas too)!

    We are way behind as my tiller had fallen victim to the dreaded ethanol blues.  The fuel tank gasket had totally melted and clogged up the filter and fuel line where the melted goo settled in the fuel tank.  I think the carb is still fine and the replacement gas cap just arrived so hopefully I can get some work done this weekend, weather permitting.
     
  7. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dave...this bed was made of some dirt the city piled up for us after they dug a flume for us for water run off.  It is full of rocks too.  We have been raking rocks for months now.  BUT was neglected last year...temps just got too hot too quickly.  So...this is my year.  Got all the peppers done tonight.  Going to wait for this weekend to put in the pole beans.  Supposed to have rain tonight and tomorrow...good for the garden!

    We used our neighbors tiller and broke a wheel.  OOOPS!  Have replacements and will give him back the tiller...with brand new shoes.

    Kat
     
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start it won't be long and you'll have lots of fresh veggies
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking garden spot....  you forgot to put garlic on the list..... 
     
  10. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I may just do some.  Lynn wants some "Pencil cob" corn too.  We can put that outside the garden along the fence row.  I want to do some "taters" in a whiskey barrel too.

    Got all the peppers planted last nite....rain today...so they all will get a good drink of water.  Pole beans are going in this weekend.  I am a happy camper...and a happy sore too from all of the rock digging! [​IMG]

    Kat
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013
  11. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Got out to the garden and watered today.  With as much rain as we have had....surprised to see how dry things were.  I have only lost one pepper plant and a few onions.  The rain I think beat them to death.  Everything is just growing right along.  The pics are before I watered.  Gotta get out there this weekend...and get rid of more rocks and grass that is growing.


    Cabbages are happy, happy!


    my yellow squash


    cayenne peppers for pepper sauce


    thin little shoots from the onions


    biggest of the 'maters...and grass


    another happy camper


    my cabbage patch


    jalaps


    anahiem


    bell peppers

    All are doing well...forgot to take pics of the cukes that are growing!  My biggest garden ever.  Gotta get the corn and green beans in this weekend!

    Thanks for looking!

    Kat
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2013
  12. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    The rocks are growing?:biggrin:

    Lookin Great Kat!! Growing right along!
     
  13. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Looking good!!

    I have to water twice a day when we go without rain..

    Town supplied water gets expensive..so I had an ag meter installed just for the outside stuff..

    Craig
     
  14. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dave....I swear there are so many rocks in there....they may be like reproducing like bunnies!  [​IMG] The dirt came from a ditch the City did for us.  We will be digging for years!  LOL  Thanks Dear!

    Craig....we may be watering a bunch this year when the drought hits.  First time with a raised bed....test to see how much water.  OR the kids may splash some from the pool over there! 

    Kat
     
  15. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks good
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking Good Kat! We seeded our root veggies a week ago. Calling for 29*-31* nights here the next 3 nights. So still too early to plant much else [​IMG]Gonna have to build another hoop house if this keeps up!
     
  17. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here is the garden as of last night before we watered it really good.  Going to do some more planting tonight after work.  Even have a pic of Lynn helping out.  I hate weeding out all that dang grass!  The grass is the type that grows on runners and is hard to yank out!  Here the Victory Garden is this month.


    Lynn...and he said he is tired of diggin!


    spot for the pencil cob corn


    yellow squash


    cayenne peppers


    onions didn't die


    2 of the 'maters


    2 more maters


    the cabbages and cukes


    other peppers are growing well too.

    Lynn dug up a huge rock last night...was probably over 10 pounds....the rocks are "healthy" too!

    Thanks for looking!

    Kat
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Kat! Our Weatherman this morning said all our plants are going to perish this evening... Time to get the black plastic back out again. These 40*-50* temp swings from day to night suck!
     
  19. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks good Kat, but isn't it a lot of work getting it all in at night?  [​IMG]

    Tom
     
  20. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dirt....we were fighting the constant every weekend rain...then cold.  Rain....then more cold.  Understand you pain!

    Mr. T....I get off work at 4ish....and there is about 3 1/2 hours of good daylight left for me to work with.  Or...I can use Night Vision Goggles!  [​IMG]

    Kat
     

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