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post #31 of 46

LazyBee--the potatoes came from our grocery store, we cooked some but then the bag got "forgotten" and they started to sprout roots so I figured I'd put them in dirt and see what happens.  Hubbards to me are a very much the definition of a winter squash, their shell should be hard and the flesh firm (before cooking).  Did you pick yours early? 

 

Denasfarm--oh neat!  Baker Creek Seeds are great!  The variety of seeds is amazing!  Your pictures are delightful!

Peaches Lee--Prince of Purrrsia
 

"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it" Confucius

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Peaches Lee--Prince of Purrrsia
 

"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it" Confucius

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post #32 of 46

Hi All!

This is my first year doing a garden of any kind. I moved from the S. Cal desert to N. Cal last year and jumped in with both feet into gardening.

I have raised beds and planter boxes. 

My veggies:

Four types of tomatoes

Basil

Two types of Eggplant

Cucumbers

Lemon Cucumbers

Three types of squash

Carrots

Radishes

Rhubarb

Artichokes

Sunflowers

Two types of potatos

Sugar peas

Lots of peppers of various types

 

I say types and am not specific because I had markers on all the plants, then we had a massive windstorm and all the markers disappeared.

We finished putting in the raised beds last month, then a week later our landlord called to tell us he had to move back to Napa and wanted to live in his house. We have a new place to live, but I am not looking forward to moving those beds!

 

Wish me luck!

Karen

post #33 of 46

Ok... I got the garden planted today...90 degrees out there and here's what I planted

 

7 tomato

1 tamatillo

3 jalapino pepper

3 pablano pepper

6 green pepper

3 red pepper

6 green cabbage

3 red cabbage

3 brussel sprouts

3 kolrrabe

2 green bean

2 cucumber

1 pickle size cucumber

1 watermellon

3 sweet basil

1 rosemary

1 savory

and some carrot seeds

Got my first chicks in March, 2011; 4 easter eggers hens (Morticia, Natasha, Samantha & Lily);  We also have a boxer mix rescue dog (Bruno), two cats (Betty Lou & Fred) and quite a few fish (commonly referred to as 'the fish sticks').

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Got my first chicks in March, 2011; 4 easter eggers hens (Morticia, Natasha, Samantha & Lily);  We also have a boxer mix rescue dog (Bruno), two cats (Betty Lou & Fred) and quite a few fish (commonly referred to as 'the fish sticks').

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post #34 of 46

you guys have really impressive gardens, i only have two small ones. Im growing garlic, strawberries, blueberries, jalapenos tomatoes, habaneros, cayenne, and if the seeds ever sprout, ghost peppers. Good Luck!

post #35 of 46
My garden feels tiny... sad.png I am growing the following:
Bell Peppers
Zucchini squash
Swiss Chard
Carrots
Tomatoes
Arugula
Romaine Hearts
Parsley
Basil
Marigolds (good rabbit treat)
Morning Glories
And, I bought a few young Strawberry, Golden Raspberry, and Blueberry bushes, that I have to plant. I did not raise them from a seed.
Most of these are Fair projects. Some are doing MUCH better than others.
Owner of 5 rabbits, 6 hens, and a Frog
My hens: Dipsy the Polish, Doodle the Orpington, Raven the Silkie, Tulip and Opal, the Easter Egger bantam buddies, and a Naked Neck named Chicklette
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Owner of 5 rabbits, 6 hens, and a Frog
My hens: Dipsy the Polish, Doodle the Orpington, Raven the Silkie, Tulip and Opal, the Easter Egger bantam buddies, and a Naked Neck named Chicklette
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post #36 of 46

I am mid-way through my spring garden. My first planting of sweet corn is already harvested and the first planting of bush beans are nearly finished for the season.

 

What I still have in the garden:

 

Several dozen pole beans

Several dozen bush beans

20 +/-- Pickling Cucumbers

15 +/-- Regular Cucumbers

95 -Tomato Plants, mixed varieties, but heavy on paste types

60- Sweet Peppers (red, yellow, purple, chocolate, green, and italian sweet type)

20- Zucchini plants

20- Winter Squash (mostly spaghetti and buttercup)

14-Pumpkins, mostly sugar pie, but a few big field varieties

40+ Watermelon plants

25+ Canteloupe, Crenshaw, and Honeydew melons

A couple dozen white and red amaranth

A row of millet

A row of grain sorghum

About 90' of Hickory King field corn

A few hot peppers

One 75' row of Merit sweet corn

A couple dozen sunflowers

Florence Fennel

Dill

 

and I just planted the following where I removed the sweet corn:

1- 75' row of winter squash (mostly blue hubbard, pink banana, and amish pie)

2 - 75' rows of Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

1- 75' row of zucchini, pumpkins, and hot peppers

 

Here is my cucumber trellis last week:

 

cucumbers.jpg

 

This is one row of my tomatoes...peppers are on the right and zucchini on the left. I have one more big row of each peppers and tomatoes in this garden and another 42 tomatoes and dozen peppers in the other garden. Keeping all this weeded is about a full time job even using Roundup. he.gif

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Edited by 1MrsMagoo - 6/6/12 at 6:50pm


Mom to 3 human children, 2 golden retrievers, 2 cats, 3 goats, 1 burro, 150+ chickens (Ameraucanas, New Hamsphire, Dark Cornish (Standard and Bantam), White Laced Red Cornish, Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, RIR, & Delawares), 45 ducks (runner, pekin, khaki, silver appleyard, welsh harlequin, French White Muscovy), 18 Buff Saddleback Pomeranian & 2 Toulouse Geese, 23 turkeys, 2 guinea pigs, & a...



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Mom to 3 human children, 2 golden retrievers, 2 cats, 3 goats, 1 burro, 150+ chickens (Ameraucanas, New Hamsphire, Dark Cornish (Standard and Bantam), White Laced Red Cornish, Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, RIR, & Delawares), 45 ducks (runner, pekin, khaki, silver appleyard, welsh harlequin, French White Muscovy), 18 Buff Saddleback Pomeranian & 2 Toulouse Geese, 23 turkeys, 2 guinea pigs, & a...



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post #37 of 46

Day before yesterday got my fiorst pickings of my green beans.  Got a whole 2 and 1/2 quarts bucket full.  Cooked and ate them last night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh sooooooooooooooooo, good.ya.gif  After all those tasteless ones out of cans. barnie.gif

post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by draye View Post

Day before yesterday got my fiorst pickings of my green beans.  Got a whole 2 and 1/2 quarts bucket full.  Cooked and ate them last night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh sooooooooooooooooo, good.ya.gif  After all those tasteless ones out of cans. barnie.gif


Good job! What variety did you grow and were they pole or bush beans?


Mom to 3 human children, 2 golden retrievers, 2 cats, 3 goats, 1 burro, 150+ chickens (Ameraucanas, New Hamsphire, Dark Cornish (Standard and Bantam), White Laced Red Cornish, Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, RIR, & Delawares), 45 ducks (runner, pekin, khaki, silver appleyard, welsh harlequin, French White Muscovy), 18 Buff Saddleback Pomeranian & 2 Toulouse Geese, 23 turkeys, 2 guinea pigs, & a...



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Mom to 3 human children, 2 golden retrievers, 2 cats, 3 goats, 1 burro, 150+ chickens (Ameraucanas, New Hamsphire, Dark Cornish (Standard and Bantam), White Laced Red Cornish, Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, RIR, & Delawares), 45 ducks (runner, pekin, khaki, silver appleyard, welsh harlequin, French White Muscovy), 18 Buff Saddleback Pomeranian & 2 Toulouse Geese, 23 turkeys, 2 guinea pigs, & a...



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post #39 of 46

Blue Lake Contender (Bush).  That is the only kind that I plant.  I love snap beans and can't stand the shelley beans.

post #40 of 46

We have a plot in a local community garden, which is just about my favorite place to be in the summer. We're growing rosemary, brussels sprouts, carrots, potatoes, sweet mini peppers, romaine, butter lettuce, green curly leaf lettuce, spinach, kale, onions, chioggia beets, cilantro, thyme, basil, beefsteak tomatoes (for canning), 3 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, more carrots (we have some standards and some heirloom varieties - purple!), turnips, mustard greens, pickling and regular cucumbers, butternut squash, muskmelon, and raspberries.

 

Whew! Sounds like a lot now that I write it all out! smile.png

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