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Posted: 4/27/2014 7:04:10 PM EDT
If not, I'm declaring this to be it.

We got a late start this year because I wasn't sure if I was selling the house or not. Keeping it, so finally got stuff planted over Easter weekend. Growing season is long enough here I should still get some good stuff from it.

My meager little garden:



This year we're growing basil again. Did really well last year and fresh basil is awesome to cook with.

Also have about 8 tomoato plants of various sizes and varieties, plus jalapeno, serrano, habanero, thai, and cayenee peppers, some texas sweet onions, and zucchini squash.

Planted a little blackberry bush last year that may actually produce this year, and I'm going to start canning this year so I still need to get around to picking up one more container for cucumbers so I can make some pickles.


What are yall growing this year? Share some pics.

Link Posted: 4/27/2014 7:09:52 PM EDT
I gave up because I got tired of feeding the deer
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 7:15:35 PM EDT
Currently growing :

Trinidad Scorpion peppers
leeks
green onions
new Mexico peppers
dragon peppers
Heirloom Radishes
sweet peppers
heirloom carrots
Cherokee purple tomatoes
cilantro/flat parsely/oregano/rosemary /sage /mint /savory /basil
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 8:43:44 PM EDT
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Carrots and potatoes are both something I've considered. Thinking about taking a shovel to that crappy no grass area behind the garden and adding a 3rd bed next year.

We've tried bell peppers in the past, anaheims, things like that. Can never get them to grow big enough to make it worth it, so I'm sticking to small and hot peppers this year. They seem to grow really well and produce a lot for me.

Link Posted: 4/27/2014 8:48:56 PM EDT
8 tomatoes in those small plot? or are they bigger then they appear? I only grow 8 plants myself but they get huge over 8 feet tall and I get some tomatoes last year that were over 1 1/2 pounds per. I also do 3 types of corn, 3 types of potatoes, white and red onions 100 hundred each and 2 types of garlic. I also do 6 bell peppers of various colors and 2 jalapeno peppers. I have 3 blueberries in containers and 100 albino strawberry plants in 2 small homemade towers.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 9:01:08 PM EDT
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8 tomatoes in those small plot? or are they bigger then they appear? I only grow 8 plants myself but they get huge over 8 feet tall and I get some tomatoes last year that were over 1 1/2 pounds per. I also do 3 types of corn, 3 types of potatoes, white and red onions 100 hundred each and 2 types of garlic. I also do 6 bell peppers of various colors and 2 jalapeno peppers. I have 3 blueberries in containers and 100 albino strawberry plants in 2 small homemade towers.
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Each bed is about 12 feet long ( I think, I'll have to go measure). Yeah, they get a little crowded in there. My family has always packed tomatoes in tight. Doesn't seem to keep them from growing or producing and keeps any other plants from coming up with them.

Mine also don't get 8 feet tall, so maybe if they did I would change my strategy. 5 feet or so is about the max. Heat down here must stunt their growth or something.

Link Posted: 4/27/2014 9:26:17 PM EDT
Carrots can grow like weeds. I have to thin them out. We're planning to freeze some and sweet pickle some.



I'm also planning to turn some radishes into kimchi.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 9:34:49 PM EDT
It's my first year, I have tomatoes, bush beans, sugar snap peas, squash and herbs planted, as well as having just blanked blueberry bushes and two cherry trees. I'll see fruit from those in three years but my house came with three well yielding plums!
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 9:35:02 PM EDT
Official thread? Ill play. We are having another late spring here in North Dakota but we don't usually plant till the end of may anyway. I usually do a little of everything but with the divorce I've had no place to start tomatoes and peppers. I'm going to try my hand at tobacco this year. I bought 100 seeds each of 5 varieties and figure if it works I might be able to smoke a much better grade of tobacco and save more money than any other type of gardening. I do a little selling over facebook and cucumbers sold so well I'm going to put in over 5000 square feet of them. I'm lucky that the ex father in law wants to keep me around, has quite a spread and say I can do basically whatever I want. Hopefully the weather cooperates a little more this year, we went 2 months without rain last year.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 9:37:55 PM EDT
74 the heat doesn't bother tomatoes, it actually needs high temps to turn the fruit. It gets plenty hot here in the summer 105 plus and is most days close to 100 or more.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 9:51:56 PM EDT
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I heard a 12 gauge solves that problem.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 10:09:08 PM EDT
You've got room for garlic. Just plant it and leave it alone.

Cucumbers in a pot? I'd like to see that!
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 10:10:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By cpl_fisher:

I heard a 12 gauge solves that problem.
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Originally Posted By cpl_fisher:
Originally Posted By Robja:
I gave up because I got tired of feeding the deer

I heard a 12 gauge solves that problem.
In my experience .270 works too.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 10:13:20 PM EDT
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In my experience .270 works too.
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Originally Posted By stik87:
Originally Posted By cpl_fisher:
Originally Posted By Robja:
I gave up because I got tired of feeding the deer

I heard a 12 gauge solves that problem.
In my experience .270 works too.

Shooting a .270 off your front porch in your underwear and rubber boots isn't redneck enough.
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