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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
May 1, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
I'm expanding my garden this year. A new patch for my peppers with more sun.

I just picked up a book at my local bookstore, 'The Vegetable Gardener's Bible', by Edward Smith.

Good stuff, anyone looking for new knowledge regarding their garden should check it out.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
May 28, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
So...how are all y'all gardens doing?
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
May 28, 2012 - 12:38pm PT
Hopin' to get this puppy planted by June 9th. . .

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karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Sep 25, 2012 - 04:10pm PT
Fall planting in California. Having great success so far with the back to eden style of gardening.

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Sep 25, 2012 - 06:27pm PT
Yummmmmm

Me WANT, Chaz!!!!





I would GLADLY pay for shipping!



I wish Avacado trees grew here in Vegas.
I'd have a couple.

:(
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Sep 25, 2012 - 07:57pm PT
Weird garden year here in NH.

I experimented a little last fall and turned in a bunch of compost, covered by cardboard. This spring I turned in organic soil and organic fertilizer.

My plants took off!!! The squashes quickly outgrew the critter fence and things were looking awesome!

Then, late July hit. Something started getting into my lettuce, then my squash leaves. I built a trap, the only way in was thought the trap if it was a rodent of some sort. This mostly worked, but the damage was done.

The lettuce tried to come back, but just went to seed instead of producing. Half the squash plants survived, and white blight (or mold, whatever it's called), took most of the rest.

The cukes were the most hardy, they looked stunted for a while, then started producing like crazy.

Tomato worms suck. I hate them.

The big experiment of the year was the peppers though. I planted half in the garden and potted the other half in pricy farm store bagged organic soil. The garden peppers did nothing all summer, hardly even grew. The potted peppers, which I kept outdoors in full sun did incredible. My yield was off the charts, both in quantity and hotness. Jalapeņos and Cayenne, they're both still giving me more than I can use. I've gotta pawn them off on friends.

I think next year I'm going to shift more to potted veggies even though I live in a fertile neck of the woods. It's just so much easier to cater to each plants individual requirements.

Viva la finca!!
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Sep 25, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
Brandon, check out backtoedenfilm.com , ignore the religious stuff. Some really good info on no till, deep mulch gardening.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 26, 2012 - 12:06am PT
We moved to a new house to late last year to do much in the way of planting, but we got a few things in this spring, including these hops, which I just harvested last week.

Not bad for first-year growth
Not bad for first-year growth
Credit: Ghost

We also got a good tomato crop, which is unusual for Seattle, and the few herbs and peppers we managed to get into the ground are doing really well. I think it helps to have a yard that actually gets some sunlight.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Oct 22, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
Here is how our small garden is growing.

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 14, 2013 - 01:19am PT
We'll see this week if I can produce an avocado crop this year, or not. It's been pretty damn cold here for a few nights now, with a couple more cold nights to come.

Good thing I held off expansion until later this year! It'd be discouraging to watch a bunch of small trees freeze.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 14, 2013 - 03:32am PT
Our "weed-like" but tasty Arugula, lasted into late December this year through temps into the teens F.

Once Choss Creek Temps went to near 0 F----The Arugula "froze-down."

Arugula on Dec 6th, loving it!

Credit: Fritz



Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Apr 4, 2013 - 12:03am PT
We're well into Spring. Anybody but Fritz got anything going this year?


I finally created enough sunshine to grow some vegetables in my own yard. ( I had to cut down seven good sized shade trees to do it ).

It's a Salsa/Pickle/Stir-Fry/Spaghetti patch. ( it was going to be a Guacamole patch, too, but that was before the Great Freeze Of '013 killed all of my Avocados )

I put up the Deer Fence in February. The deer around here are the size of Pygmy Goats and Cottontail Bunnies, so the deer fence only needs to be two or three feet tall. Chicken wire mesh, but heavily reinforced ( with scrap lumber ) because the Goat will test any fence she sees, espeially if there's something to eat on the other side of it. She's tested this one, and so far it's held up.

The pots were planted last month with Bell Peppers, Hatch Chiles, Poblano Chiles, Jalapenos, Haberneros, tomatoes ( Romas and cherries ), and Italian herbs. So far, so good. Nothing's died.

I got the cucumber trellis framework up last month. Four 12' rows of pickling cucumbers should give me enough to do whatever I feel like doing with them. If the Goat gets lucky, there'll be a surplus. She LOVES cucumbers. Once they get going, I'll be hanging concrete reinforcing wire on the A-frames to give the vines something to climb. If everything works as planned, I'll install a wire "roof" betwen the two A-frames, and create a tunnel of cucumbers.

I'm using weed cloth this year. Never used it before. It can't hurt. Maybe it'll cut down on the ammount of water needed.


( this evening, about 6:00 pm ) ( I used a kite to fly the camera )
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 4, 2013 - 12:13am PT
Had Asparagus from the Obamagarden tonight.

The cool spring so far has been good for the tomatoes, but bad for the Satsuma sweet potatoes.

I'll probably plant sweet corn and green beans this weekend.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Apr 4, 2013 - 12:13am PT
Latitude 44 degree Idaho Asparagus on 3/10/13.
Latitude 44 degree Idaho Asparagus on 3/10/13.
Credit: Fritz

Blooming Apricot tree in Choss Creek Idaho on March 20, 2013.
Blooming Apricot tree in Choss Creek Idaho on March 20, 2013.
Credit: Fritz

I guess we need to try planting bananas in Idaho.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Apr 4, 2013 - 12:20am PT
I'm tired of paying a DOLLAR for a shrivelled Bell Pepper with a dried-up stem, or a DOLLAR for a little Zuchini that's only about the size of my own ... well, not very big. Used to be, the time of year when your garden was cranking out the produce, the prices at the market went DOWN, but not anymore. So it makes more sense than ever to plant today.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 4, 2013 - 01:22am PT
I dig my little garden. Put in seeds, some compost, & a bit of Love and VOILA!!!!
Big results. Like free, but better.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 4, 2013 - 08:09am PT
Had Asparagus from the Obamagarden tonight.

Awesome. Your bitterfruit should be coming along nicely as well!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 4, 2013 - 10:10am PT
It was sweet!



I get the Bitter Mellon from the Viet next door neighbor.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Apr 8, 2013 - 01:39pm PT


Bugs are under control, so far.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 8, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
Not doing too badly here in LaLa Land.

About 7" diameter...(jess sayin') ;-)

Credit: Reilly
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