Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:53 pm

Got the spuds planted!---also a row of peas,--another row later. 100 new strawberry plants, 6 red raspberry plants, 20 asparagus plants and a necterine tree.
Today it rained all day again, so no outside work here! thanks; sonny

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:06 pm

Have not started on mine yet.Looked at it a few times,real muddy at the moment.Kevin!!!! :twisted: :twisted:

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:25 pm

Wish mine would dry off enough so I can see if theres any mud under the water. :( :( :( Grump

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:15 pm

Grumpy!!!---Are you saying that you have a slight moist spot over there?????---know the feeling!---I did do a little more sod tillin' with the 706 this evening to test the carb problem and it was a little on the damp side yet, but I wanted to cut the fall plowed ground the first time before grass/weeds got a big start.
Our onions, turnips, and a few hulless oats are up. ground is still awfully cold here yet! thanks; sonny

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:36 pm

Got out today and finished planting. At least for the time being. My other stuff is coming up skippy. Think it was because of all the rain we had last week. Anyway, we set out 74 Better Boy tomato plants, 8 bell peppers, 8 cayenne peppers, 4 hot jalapeno peppers, 4 oriential egg plants, and a bunch of cucumbers. Now just to cultivate the stuff and wait till it is taime to gather it.

Billy

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:12 pm

Today the peas and fava beans are about an inch tall!---temps are on the rise,---might be short lived but this time of the year they fluctuate a lot!
planted a few pepper and tomato plants under covers, so they might get a head start over the main crop! thanks; sonny

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:40 am

I'll have to water today. No rain in sight. I'm going by the moon this year just for curiosity. Billy, What are you going to do with all those tomatoes?

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:52 am

Dan,

We set out a lot of plants just to make sure we have enough tomatos. My wife makes hot sauce (picante type). With the tomatos and the 12 bunches of onions, we have plenty. Plus we like fresh tomatos and we give a bunch away to the older folks that like them but are not able to garden anymore. All my stuff is up except the Kandy Korn. It was old seed that we wanted to use up. Probably will have to replant the whole Kandy Korn area. Planting by the signs can't hurt anything. I try to but this year, I had to wait until Good Friday. It was dry enough then.

Billy

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:15 pm

Nice dry weather got me into my garden yesterday!!! Disced it twice and looks a lot better than last year[first year from grass field] Should be ready here in 2 weeks to plant the row crops.Next year doing potatoes[might try them this year small red ones].Kevin better be a better season than last year!!! :twisted: :twisted: :shock: :shock:

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:05 pm

Corn and pole beans up in the new patch. Sure like that new 174. :{_}:

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Fri May 08, 2009 2:06 pm

Cranberry and blueberry bed is almost completed and plants are in.---need to add a little more peat moss/sand mix around the outside edges.
Kind of hard to see the blueberry plants, but there are 4 of them.
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The cranberry plant in the new bed
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the cranberry plant we bought, (had 2 ripe berries on it)
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If this method works we may try more later on. thanks; sonny

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Fri May 08, 2009 2:26 pm

This is some of what has come up in the gardens, so far.
small patch of hulless oats
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2 rows (100' long) of onions with short end of fava beans (favas are about 6" tall today)
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pea row (60' long) and they are also about 6" tall
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cabbage,tomato,and pepper seedlings in the earthbox,---waiting for some dry weather so I can start setting them out in open ground.
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4 rows of spuds,---NO, NOT the 18 rows we had last year!!!---(still got spuds in the cellar from last year and they are not too bad condition yet!--we have used a bunch of them this winter
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Turnip triangle,---just scattered some seed at the end of the oats patch in a triangular are by the gate!
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also have 3 tomatoes and 5 pepper plants by the house under jugs,---they are about to out-grow the jugs.

This is most of whats growing so far,---still waiting out the wet weather and cold ground before planting the warm weather stuff!
Thats kind of where we stand as of this date. thanks; sonny

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Tue May 12, 2009 2:34 pm

Well I hope to disc tonite after work.Then plant peas and green beans.Garden was to wet to get into over the weekend.NOW IS THE TIME!!!! WOOOO HOOO!!!! Kevin :twisted: :twisted: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}:

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Wed May 13, 2009 12:49 pm

Got a little done yesterday while it was dry,------Today it is downpour and near flooding in the neighbors cornfield that he just planted last night!!!

I have been waiting for the ground temps to warm up as the soil is still VERY cold here this year and seed would rot quickly if planted! thanks; sonny

Re: Season long garden log for 2009!(w/pics & videos)!

Wed May 13, 2009 5:21 pm

We prepped a new strawberry bed three (3) weeks ago and my wife set the new plants on May 2nd while I was at CTCubFest. I put 2 yards of natures finest in an area about 15' x 25'. To keep the deer away we are trying an old Maine trick. We strung a line around the bed about 2' off the ground with a bar of Ivory soap on it every 3'. If that doesn't work I'll have to shoot the critters :jeep: or I'll make up another PVC Pipe and bird netting structure that has worked quite well for us.

The main garden (30' x 60') has been treated with RoundUp and has a 2 yard pile of manure to be spread and then Rototilled.
I use a pre-MTD TroyBilt Econo-Horse tiller for the gardens. The Cub is just too much tractor :lol: for the area we do.

Memorial Day Weekend will be planting time. Green Beans, Broccoli, Green Soybeans, Spinach, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, a few tomatoes, and a few green bell pepper plants.

Peter