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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:29 am

I started some seeds, yesterday, for early tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce. Will be transplanted into my unheated greenhouse, when Mother Nature allows it.
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby KETCHAM » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:38 am

I think I will start some stuff inside this weekend as well.....some herbs and pumpkins and some othe stuff as well...Kevin :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby SONNY » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:31 pm

I have a few sweet tato plants starting to grow and will start more later.--- weather here is real strange right now!---need to start filling my water collecting tank but I'm afraid it might still freeze!
Have a couple ideas for a planter for the creeper and also a small cultivator for it.---current speed as calculated by members over on MBN, the top speed would be 14.8 feet per min.!!--- I think that would be something like 8 or 9 hundred feet per hour! LOL!!---THAT will be just right to cultivate small crops with!! LOL!! thanks; sonny
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby Eugene » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:27 pm

SONNY wrote:Weather here is real strange right now! I'm afraid it might still freeze!
One purple asparagus stem popping up. If the current decent weather continues, first asparagus cutting in another week or so.
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby KETCHAM » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:40 am

Did most of my garden again in soy beans....did bury some zucchini,peppers and tomatoes...way late....been real sick....even had to go to the Doc's for ampicillin[?]...hate summer colds.....Kevin ps...had a line of thunderstorms go thru yesterday.....corn grew a foot overnight!!!!
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby Eugene » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:53 pm

Watering the garden, only about 1/3" of rain so far in June. Garden is about finished. Grass is starting to crunch under foot.

Digging new potatoes and have only a few beets remaining.

Starting a new strawberry patch. Something eating the new plants, clipping off the leaves. Thinking groundhog.

Picked up my live catch animal traps this afternoon. Planning on baiting the traps with cut up apple and 1/2 a bagel with peanut butter. Going to put the other 1/2 bagel in the toaster, spread with peanut butter, have a snack.

Yesterday, checked the melon patch and blackberries at son's house. Melons are doing well and looks like a bumper crop of blackberries.
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby KETCHAM » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:13 pm

I have a yon of blueberries on the bushes....I'd better net them!!!!
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby Stanton » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:40 am

Started picking blackberries Saturday. Got half a gallon (1.3 lbs). Tipped the new canes and tried putting up the 2nd year ones that had fallen over or sagging. Supposed to be self-erect canes, but don't always turn out that way when they set fruit.

Been digging new potatoes and onions. Love 'em on the grille. Corn is about 42" high and showing some tassle. Beans are blooming and will set soon.

Lack of rain in June has forced me to start watering.
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:13 am

Probably picked the equivalent of a contractor sized wheelbarrow, of strawberries, this spring. they are winding down, now. Lots of lettuce. Peas, just starting. Got a couple of ripe cherry tomatoes. Beans should be blooming, in a week or so. Need rain! Probably had a half inch, all month. Too large an area, to water, so only new plantings, get watered.
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby Eugene » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:00 am

One rabbit and one racoon harvested from garden to date. Varmints been eating my newly planted strawberry plants.

Vegetables finished for the season. Still have one volunteer melon, unknown type growing.

Going to plant one hill of refrigerator sized water melon this afternoon. Rebaiting my live traps early evening.

Good news, 3 days a week, farmers market. Couple of the marketeers have high tunnels offering a wide assortment of homegrown vegetables.
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby KETCHAM » Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:31 pm

Well....rain would be nice....not lot west by God Va though....dissipated before it got to me last night....Watering tonight....getting grass around most of the plants and sprayed vegetation killer to keep the weeds down....Roundup soybeans ,so they going to need to be sprayed....Plants looking good...Might just start planting later..to wet in May and early June...Kevin
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby SONNY » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:00 pm

we got a half inch of rain today,---cant go out to pull weeds or cultivate !
Onions will have only 3 or 4 weeks left until harvest.---they look fairly decent,--just not as good as last year.--zucs, just starting to produce and broc. is starting to head,---quite a few green toms. set on the plants! thanks; sonny
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:12 am

Picking a few cherry tomatoes, no big ones, yet. Snap peas, and lettuce, about finished. Green beans are starting. Need rain!! Cities get an inch, we get 1/10th of an inch!
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Re: 2016 Gardens

Postby Eugene » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:53 am

About 2" of much needed rain over the last 4 or 5 days. June, 4" of rain below normal, very dry. Had placed soaker hoses is the garden to keep vegetable alive.

Looks like we are going to have an abundance of apples this year. Have ordered an apple peeler/corer and a fruit picker. Game plan is to freeze prepared apples. When daughter visits, she will make apple butter, jelly, etc..

Blackberries are producing. Freezing most of the berries. Future blackberry jelly. Would have had blackberry cobbler, but son took a days picking to work to snack on.
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