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Posted: 5/9/2004 2:04:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2004 2:04:46 PM EST by Old_Painless]
I always raise a garden. This year, it is looking great.

I've got radishes, cucumbers, squash, mustard greens, bell peppers, tomatoes, and green beans.

There's nothing better than freah vegetables from a garden.

How about you guys?


Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:06:22 PM EST
Looks good. I buy all my fresh veggies at the farmers market.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:08:46 PM EST
What ya got growing there, anything good?
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:10:50 PM EST
I grow corn, peas, and a few peppers every year.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:13:33 PM EST
I grow sweet bell peppers, jalipeno peppers,cherry tomatos,okra, and cucumbers. Matter of fact I just planted all my starts today
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:18:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2004 2:30:09 PM EST by BallisticTip]
What is that between them rows ?
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:22:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2004 2:23:01 PM EST by jblachly]
I'm juust getting started, so far all we have is a rosemary bush (mmm smells great) and sweet banana peppers :)


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Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:25:43 PM EST
My ex GF had a 'secret garden'...oh NM.


Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:28:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2004 2:29:11 PM EST by Old_Painless]

Originally Posted By CAPITALIST:
I grow sweet bell peppers, jalipeno peppers,cherry tomatos,okra, and cucumbers. Matter of fact I just planted all my starts today



That's a good thing about living down south. Early gardens.


Team Member said:
What is in between them rows ?



Holy smoke! Where's my weed-eater? (Weed...get it. Okay, bad pun.)
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:32:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By CAPITALIST:
I grow sweet bell peppers, jalipeno peppers,cherry tomatos,okra, and cucumbers. Matter of fact I just planted all my starts today



That's a good thing about living down south. Early gardens.


Team Member said:
What is in between them rows ?



Holy smoke! Where's my weed-eater? (Weed...get it. Okay, bad pun.)



Nice garden, could not help myself, Weed eater! ROFLAO
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:32:57 PM EST
are you out there in M****T?
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:33:28 PM EST
No garden, just my buddy's and he always give me delicious hand outs!!! ...including fresh horseradish(sp?)!
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:35:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By MDC85:
are you out there in M****T?



Don't know where M****T is.

But I live in Nederland.

Land of the free and home of the brave.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:36:17 PM EST
This is NH, so we've still gotten some temps down into the high 30's at night. I've planted onions, garlic, radishes and peas. They're already out, but I'll have to wait on the tomatoes and peppers which are still growing indoors (take them out during the day). Cucumbers and zucchini are planted but haven't come up yet. I could have planted them earlier since they're very cold tolerant. I love coming home in the summer and making a big sandwich for lunch with all the fresh vegetables and luncheon meat.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:38:26 PM EST
Eventually I wanna try balcony gardening, I hear it can be done, so who knows, pics look good though.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:38:53 PM EST
Nice!

I used to work on a Christmas tree farm,and the owner had a garden patch with produce.

Pretty amazing the size of the veggies that would grow there.

I've thought about tryin...any recomendations on books or info on how to get started?
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:45:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By MDC85:
are you out there in M****T?



Don't know where M****T is.

But I live in Nederland.

Land of the free and home of the brave.



im trying not to get your thread locked by saying the unholy word
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:49:46 PM EST
Nice!!
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:50:52 PM EST
I grow tomatos and garlic. My wife and daughter grow flowers.

(The secret word is...............Marpat)
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:53:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2004 2:55:27 PM EST by Old_Painless]

Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Eventually I wanna try balcony gardening, I hear it can be done, so who knows, pics look good though.



My next door neighbor raises tomatoes in pots. 5 gallon industrial buckets, actually.

He does great. It can be fine if you don't have enough room for a full sized garden.


byron2112 said:
I've thought about tryin...any recomendations on books or info on how to get started?



I learned from my Dad and Pappaw. It's really easier than it looks. God does all the hard part.

I have a Troy-built tiller and that helps a lot. It really mixes up the soil and makes it loumy, or however it's spelled. It also helps me keep the weeds down.

The big thing, at least down south, is to keep it watered. The hot temperatures here can stunt the plants really quickly.

The secret is to prepare the soil. I use a little calcium to break up the soil and a little nitrogen fertilizer. Chicken or cow manure is even better if you can get it. But factory fertilizer works fine for me.

It just takes a little effort to weed and pick the produce. As an old farmer once told me, "The best fertilizer for any crop is the footprints of the owner."

There's nothing like a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, fresh from the garden. Or, a bowl of fresh mustard greens.

Good luck to you.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 3:19:24 PM EST
Here in North Florida I planted in the middle of March.Tomatoes,cukes,carrots,3 kinds of peppers,watermelons,onions,garlic and corn.My corn is already 4 ft high and I've got small tomatoes and peppers already coming out. You darn sure have to keep it watered.It can burn up in a week or 2.How real farmers did it,relying on just rain I'll never know.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 4:14:28 PM EST
Just tilled mine today. 32'x27'. Gonna grow a bunch of stuff. Nice to see yours. When ours is rocking I will take a pic.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 4:42:58 PM EST
We just rototilled up the plot this weekend. If I'm lucky we'll get planted by Memorial Day.

Can still get right cold at night right through May up here.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 4:44:15 PM EST
Oh ya, I love to garden. Good for the soul.

I didn't get my spring greens in this year, but got 28 tomato plants out, plus red and green peppers and some herbs.

Plan on getting my hot peppers, and melons in next weekend.

I'll take some pics of the fruits of my labor when they arrive, as my plants are still young (no early garden here!).


Can't wait for that homemade salsa!
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 5:05:49 PM EST
I got around 20 peppers, 2 tomatoes, and carrots.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 5:24:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2004 5:25:03 PM EST by Leisure_Shoot]

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By MDC85:
are you out there in M****T?



Don't know where M****T is.

But I live in Nederland.

Land of the free and home of the brave.



He means are you wearing " *ARPA* " ?
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 5:25:21 PM EST
AllllllRiiiiiiiiiight,

I am officially changing your name to Old_Showoff. That's a fine thing to do on a Sunday afternoon. Just go ahead and rub it in on us Zone 5 guys

I have garlic that was planted last fall, but almost everything else will have to wait until the last bad freeze around May 17. I've gardened since 4th grade and we enjoy it more each year. Like you say, nothing beats the home grown and picked fresh stuff.

NMSight
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 6:05:49 PM EST
I just started picking the cherry tomatoes that I planted in pots.The creoles are planted in the ground and I should start picking them in a week or two.I tried planting hot peppers store bought bagged soil by cutting slitsin the bags and the peppers are doing good.I like picking the peppers and either cook a few down in olive oil for great flavored oil and also storing the peppers in vinegar to sprinkle on my white beans.Now I am thinking about white beans and smothered wild rabbit.Try to get some pics of my small garden.I do have to say that I made it maintence free except for the watering.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 6:29:38 PM EST
Rutger tomatoes, sweet bell and banana peppers, and cucumbers!
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