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2019 Gardening

Discussion in 'The Off Topic Room' started by Toothpick, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  2. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    Nice going JJ!

    I bought some winter squash seeds today to try for the first time.
     
  3. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

  4. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  5. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  6. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  7. Lucretia

    Lucretia Founding Member

    Haven't planted anything, but doing a lot of pruning. Filling up 3 96-gal totes every 2 weeks, with piles left over. Ow.
     
  8. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    Yikes! IIRC you have an amazing outdoor space though. lots of plants.

    We will probably throw some seeds in the ground next weekend. The plants that are started need to get just a bit bigger first before going outside.
     
  9. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    4 gardens tilled up. 1 planted with green beans. Some squash and zucchini out there too. And 9 tomato plants. About 6 to many if you ask me!

    Plans are for bell peppers, hot peppers, cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber. Lord knows what else.

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  10. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  11. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    Did some planting today -

    One garden of tomatoes. One garden of bell peppers. A garden of green beans (not pictured). Potatoes, squash, zucchini scattered about. Still need to do cucumbers, watermelon and cantaloupe.

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  12. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    Let the garden go for two weeks and you spend 2 days weeding. I got 2 more patches to weed tomorrow. What a nightmare. A bit to early to see the plants in the photos. But everything is coming up.

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  13. butch

    butch Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    been bad this year too wet even for my raised beds no beets came up hardly any lettuce too cool so far for any realy pepper growth peas and tators are happy tho same for the dill
     
  14. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    Anyone have experience with cover crops? Planing winter rye after the garden harvest to protect the soil during the winter and cut down on weeds.....?
     
  15. Spaz

    Spaz Founding Member

    That's a nice little slice of heaven you have there Jason.

    I've planted rye in the fall to cover back fill to keep it from washing out before the next spring/summer. It came up fast and did the job.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
  16. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  17. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    What i’m Confused about is the “no tilling” aspect. You plant winter rye after the garden is done and it protects the soil through the winter and chokes out the weeds. Some say to mow it before you plant and then till it. It will provide nitrogen to the soil. Others say just mow it and dig a hole where ever you want to plant. No more weeding the garden. But you’ll still have to mow the rye.....

    I’m gonna try it and see how it works. Maybe just do one or two gardens.
     
  18. butch

    butch Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    i had thought about winter wheat but i woudl want to have it go to seed to make flour out of and thats just too late in the year then to have much garden production
     
  19. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    Some shots from yesterday. Got a little tomato coming on already.

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    These are all watermelon - and got 5 or 6 more out of the frame.

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    Can’t recall what this is. Zucchini or squash.

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    Tomatoes, pepper plants of some sort, and another zucchini or squash.

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    Potatoes. Cucumber. And cantaloupe out of frame.

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  20. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

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