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Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:56 am

Guess I need to get the camera busy. Corn is tassleing, squash and zuc. have been producing over a week now, onions are almost ready to pull. Sugar peas did not do well. Cukes are producing and cabbage is mature. Broccoli and cauliflower have come and gone. Tomatoes next week, watermelons are running and blooming like crazy. Bell pepper ready too. Cantalopes are starting to vine and okra is 7-8 inches tall.

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:51 pm

Location makes a great deal of difference in what's being harvested. Over the past week here in the mountains of West Virginia I've harvested turnips, shelling peas and spinach. We've had lettuce, rhubard and asparagus also. I could have some green onions if I wanted. Everything is growing really well but prime harvest season here is July - September. Shoot, I haven't even planted some stuff yet.

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:48 pm

My silver queen is tasseling almost 6 feet tall.I used 30-0-0 and it took off. Garden is up and producing. :) :{_}: :) :{_}: :)

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:49 pm

We got hit by BIG storm today and most everything is down, or gone!---taters under 30 inches of water,----BIG flood! over 2 inches of rain in one hour! ---I am working on pictures to post! thanks; sonny

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:55 am

Here are some pics of the flooded spuds and road!

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here is the 2"in the gauge
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The last 2 are from the roadside view, and the rest are from our driveway. thanks; sonny

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:31 pm

Got another .6 of rain last night and lots of wind this time,---broke off some tree limbs between the house and berry patch! thanks; sonny

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:06 am

Got another storm this morning, here, had lots of wind in it again along with rain.
This is the hilled chicken corn as of yesterday
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This is the cornfield beans getting ahead of the chicken corn!
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The bean-corn thingy was just a test to see who would win!---may end up with a big mess, but thought it would make an interesting test! thanks; sonny

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:15 pm

I started digging the flooded spuds, and a lot of them have rotted because of the floodwaters standing on them!----dont know how many I can salvage, or how long they will keep, but I still gotta try to save what I can! thanks; sonny

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:56 am

We harvested two rows of our Red Pontiacs on saturday and we have two more rows of Red Pontiacs in the ground. Let me tell you they are yummy!! :P :P

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Here's our harvester that we used to dig taters and some beets. Worked great on both!!

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Started digging carrots with a spade and thought, I have a 3 point potato plow. Let me tell you that works great! I just kept the tractor to one side of the row and it'll just roll the carrots up and out. That's the only way to dig carrots! I was going to use the potato harvester on the carrorts, but the plow is alot easier going to the depth of the carrots. Here's a pic of just one of 4 rows that we harvested. Going to let the rest grow a little more.

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Hope everyone had a good 4th of the July!! 8)

-shiggy

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:49 pm

Excellent lookin veggies ya got there Shiggy!!---I know the fresh taters are yummy!!!!----I started to dig ours, a few at the time, by hand,( dont have enough room to get my digger in the rows that are ready to dig, without running over the plants of the rows next door that could grow a bit more if VOLES, AND GRUBS will leave them alone!!

I like your digger,--my homemade one dont have the chain in it yet! thanks; sonny

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:28 pm

shiggy wrote:We harvested two rows of our Red Pontiacs on saturday and we have two more rows of Red Pontiacs in the ground. Let me tell you they are yummy!! :P :P

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Here's our harvester that we used to dig taters and some beets. Worked great on both!!

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Started digging carrots with a spade and thought, I have a 3 point potato plow. Let me tell you that works great! I just kept the tractor to one side of the row and it'll just roll the carrots up and out. That's the only way to dig carrots! I was going to use the potato harvester on the carrorts, but the plow is alot easier going to the depth of the carrots. Here's a pic of just one of 4 rows that we harvested. Going to let the rest grow a little more.

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My digger is similar to yours. Ed
Hope everyone had a good 4th of the July!! 8)

-shiggy

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:08 pm

Watch your spuds for white grub damage!---they are destroying mine these last few days!---didnt want to dig all them right now, but dont look like I have much choice!
Picked the first green beans today!---Virginia cooked a big batch of them this morning and we been munching on them all day!---They is yummy too! thanks ; sonny

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:05 pm

Here are todays pics of what garden we have left!

Sweetcorn, tasseling and silking!
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Scarlet runner beans.
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Sample of the Yukon Golds!
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Purple pod beans!
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Part of the 2 rows of muskmelons.
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Virginias happy apple tree,---we never did find out what kind it is!
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FRED BEANS!----nice big red shell bean, or dry soup bean---Fred dont know what kind they are so we named them FRED BEANS!
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Whats left of the taters!
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down the chicken corn rows!---NO cub cultivating in here anymore!---this stuff is head high or more!
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Cornfield beans in the chicken corn!---look close,---they in there!
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Bean acre test area!
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Down the 2 squash rows, most of the plants are still alive!
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The maters are very slow this year and dont look very good! ---forgot to get pic of the white hickory king corn, but its about shoulder high!
Thats the way things look on this end as of now! thanks; sonny

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:25 pm

My Mom used to plant running beans in the corn so she didn't have to bend over to pick them and to save space too.Corn is picked, beans are gone, squash, zuc. and cukes too. Tomatoes are wonderful. Okra is ready, just waiting on cantalopes and water mellons.

Re: Member Garden's for 2010 Season(pics. & vids.)

Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:15 pm

We're picking a bushel or better each of summer squash, cukes, and zucchini. Tomatoes should be ready in less than a week, and the watermelon, cantelope and honey dew I suspect will be ready in 2 weeks or less. On the 3rd planting of lettuce and peas, and the cabbage, beans, and eggplant should come in with the melons. Onions seem to be coming well. Snapdragons are blooming like crazy and the gladiolus are showing the first sign of buds. We put in over 800 glads and not ever planting them before, it has become a bit of an experiment. All and all, it's going great.

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