The Garden Progresses

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  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't feel like I have really started gardening until I put the potatoes in the ground. We have been sprouting them on a counter and today we dug the trenches and put them in. Behind the potatoes are 2 cherry tomato plants under Kozy Coats. There is still a strong risk of frost in the mountains.

    The garlic I planted last fall is over a foot tall.

    I have put in 6 Manitoba and 4 Stupice tomatoes under Kozy Coats.

    The strawberries have blooms

    There are snow peas coming underneath the trellis. Behind the trellis, there are 9 pepper plants under Kozy coats. There are 6 sweet red pepper, a jalapeno, a mildly hot red and a minature orange bell.

    Spinach is sprouting. I also have green onion and lettuce seeds in.

    The haskaps are flowering and some of the flowers are forming berries.

    The walking onions are over a foot tall.

    The rhubarb is ready to harvest.

    It just gets better from here!

  2. c farmer

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

    Man you have more in the I do.

    Only lettuce and onion in the ground.  I have tomatoes, cukes, brocc, and watermelon started indoors.
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You have a longer growing season than we do. I have to get stuff in the ground and under protection early to get a crop in our short growing season.
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That all looks great Disco.... Awesome setup ya have there.... A little jealous as this year we have no garden due to re landscaping the entire yard.... Not sure what the heck I'am thinking ! LOL. Homegrown veggies & all are tough to beat.... That all looks so nice, the garlic... Yum ! One question is what are haskaps ?? Just curious...
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the kind words. However, even if your yard is torn up you can put a tomato plant and a pepper plant in a pot and move it around as you need to. There is a variety of tomato called Tumbler that does great in a pot and produces a ton of tomatoes.

    I am afraid home grown garlic has ruined me for the store bought variety. If you check out Dave Omak's posts, he really has a garlic production going.

    Haskap is a very early berry that has a less sweet taste but similar to a combination of a raspberry and a blueberry. If you Google it, you will get a much better set of pictures. This is my third year growing it. I hope to get enough to make wine. Last year was its second year and I did get enough to make ice cream and some haskap pancakes. My fingers are crossed for this year.

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  6. Looks good Disco!  [​IMG]   I am behind this year due to family issues but I did manage to get a portion of my garden plowed Friday & ran the disc over it yesterday. I've had walking onions for several years & I like them a lot  [​IMG]
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, SB. I'm sure your garden will be great. I love the walking onions, they are small and tasty.
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Disco......... Is the wire net cage to keep the squirrels out of the strawberries ????? Looks like it to me..... I have never seen an animal that like green berries like they do..... finally jerked out all the SB's....
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It all looks great
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Actually, the squirrels weren't so bad, it was the chipmunks and birds. We get a decent crop if we keep the strawberries in bondage.
    Many thanks, Pineywoods.
  11. Hey Disco, Great looking Garden, I like the way you laid it out. I know we have a lot longer growing season here in Texas, But this strange weather delayed planting early, we had a couple of very late freezes. But now garden is coming right along, Been picking radishes, some zucchini will be ready in a day or two and squash not far behind. Tomato's, cucumbers and peppers are really growing, got carrots planted late, but oh well, corn is coming along .

    You doing O-K ? hope you and your family are well.

    Gary S
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Gary. I am very jealous of your garden. The only thing we've been able to harvest is rhubarb.

    I am doing fine but I have yet to catch up after travelling for a couple of weeks. I love vacation but it sure through a loop in my routine.


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