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Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Jun 14, 2013 - 05:00pm PT
^^^^ I bet that thing could do quite a bit of garden damage !
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 14, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
Chaz, I like your setup. Nice big garden, avo trees, goats, what's not to like?

I'm a wee bit envious. Not too much, as I have my own sweet garden, but I like goats.

I wasn't going to plant this year, but crumpled at the last minute and got my babies in the ground. Good thing too, because we had snow over Memorial Day weekend. I put 'em in the ground the next weekend.

I'm growing my hot peppers in pots again this year, I had outstanding success last year. This year I've added habaneros into the mix. Pots are great for peppers, as you want a lot of sun to increase the capsaicin. Mobility is key if you live in an area with many trees and you can't find a site with all day sun.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jun 22, 2013 - 01:13am PT
So far, so good!





Organic pesticide at work:



Got enough cucs today to can five pints of sweet pickle relish.



Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jun 22, 2013 - 09:04am PT
Great looking garden Chaz, those avocado trees are amazing!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 2, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Rain? Hasn't rained here in months, and if it rains here before Thanksgiving, it'll be big news.

A few hours ago:









Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 2, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
I never thought I'd say this, but damn, I wish it would stop raining!

We've had over ten inches of rain in the last couple of weeks. My babies are well watered, but we need some sunshine!!!

Luckily, my peppers are in pots, so I've been controlling their watering very carefully.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 3, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
Brandon,
I've always grown my peppers in pots. Ever since I saw my neighbor do it. We were both living in apartments, and he had a dozen 5-gallon buckets planted with peppers lining the stairwell.

Rsin,
I have six KAP ( kite-aerial photography ) kites. I've used five of them to get pictures. ( The sixth - and as yet not utilized - one is a Kiwi Fishing Kite from New Zealand. I'm having a tough time tuning it so that it flies straight, and I don't feel like paying the $70 one-way postage back to New Zealand to get someone who knows what they're doing to look at it. ).

The one I used yesterday is the one I use about 75% of the time - it covers a wide range of wind speeds. It's a nine-foot delta ( ITW 9ft Levitation Light ). Besides flying in a wide wind range, it has less bad habits than my other kites, so it does OK in squirrelly, gusty winds ( like yesterday ).

And it flies at a very high angle, so it's the one to use if I'm close to trees or other obstacles.

Yesterday I got the kite hung up at the top of a 60' eucalyptus ( just to the left of my photos ). I had already taken the camera down because the wind was starting to get funky ( kite and camera were separated by about 150' ), and before I had the kite down it dove into that eucalyptus. No slack was enough to allow it to "fly itself out" of either the dive or the tree, but it was enough to allow it to eventually continue its power-dive into the ground, after being stuck up in the small eucalyptus branches for a few minutes. Good practice!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 10, 2013 - 01:30am PT
hey there all... say, i love this thread... thanks for sharing...

my garden is growing michigan wild-stuff really great, :)

and--a few other things, as well!

got green beans to eat from the plants now, :)
and some green tomatoes... :)


will take a picture and hope to share tomorrow night, :)

thanks for sharing... :)


*off and on-again, sun, all season now, :)
wow--brandon, i heard of that eastcoast rain, from a friend of mine, :O
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Jul 10, 2013 - 01:37am PT
Chaz that goat is the cutest thing ever! Your garden's pretty rad too!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 10, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
Bumper crop of tomatoes due to the unseasonaly cool and stable spring.

Made 16 pints of salsa Sunday and am chopping up about 30 lb of Romas and canning them tonight.

We won't be buying store bought tomato products for a couple of years.
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Jul 14, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
I posted the construction of my raised-bed garden on the "Show Me What You're Building thread.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1197468&msg=2101200#msg2101200

Here are the results of the efforts. I'm basically harvesting about 5 lbs of tomatoes, peppers, basil, and other goodies each day. Zucchinis, squash, melons and more are coming on.

Lower left: Squash, zucchini, and cantaloupes growing in “Earth Boxes.”

Above: basil, peppers, and tomatoes growing in raised beds protected from turkey and deer with the wire cat cage. Protected from gophers below with galvanized hardware cloth.


Cat-cage / raised-bed garden.
Cat-cage / raised-bed garden.
Credit: BooDawg

Below & upper right: Harvest of peppers, tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes.

Upper left: home-made salsa using the peppers and tomatoes.

Harvest of tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, & peppers and the products turne...
Harvest of tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, & peppers and the products turned into salsa.
Credit: BooDawg

For more pictures and background on this garden, please go here:

http://www.yosemitecloseup.com/stories/sierra-sustainability/


TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 14, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Have about 30 lb of tomatoes boiling down into sauce right now .

Should end up with 10-12 qts.

manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Jul 14, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
zucchini
zucchini
Credit: manzanita man

tomatoes
tomatoes
Credit: manzanita man

cucs and lettuce
cucs and lettuce
Credit: manzanita man
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 14, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
Pretty well with all the sun this year.

My wife takes this very seriously.

Credit: treez
Credit: treez
Credit: treez
Credit: treez
Credit: treez
Credit: treez
Credit: treez
Credit: treez
Credit: treez

Now THAT is a zuc leaf.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 26, 2013 - 12:21am PT
We're a month or so behind you SoCal types up here, but...

First fruits in the PNW
First fruits in the PNW
Credit: Ghost
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Jul 28, 2013 - 09:52am PT
After a couple of crop failures, I finally have some success! Things were just so hot and dry around here in June that hardly anything was able to get established. The humidity was running in the single digits and the temperatures were running in the triple digits.

All of the stuff below was planted between the solstice and the 4th of July. It was still slow going for some plants to get established. Sometimes I needed to water 3x a day.

Now that the monsoon has kicked in, the plants have gone crazy, especially the squash. When it rains the plants are visibly larger the next morning. So cool!

See the yellow zucchini? I collected the sandstone slabs myself to cre...
See the yellow zucchini? I collected the sandstone slabs myself to create my bed.
Credit: Reeotch

Things are getting a little crowded. The watermelon is making flowers!
Things are getting a little crowded. The watermelon is making flowers!
Credit: Reeotch

I planted sweet potatoes that had sprouted in the cupboard. The one by...
I planted sweet potatoes that had sprouted in the cupboard. The one by my foot came up different. Anybody know what it is?
Credit: Reeotch

Sweet potatoes, red potatoes, and "local" corn.
Sweet potatoes, red potatoes, and "local" corn.
Credit: Reeotch
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 28, 2013 - 09:56am PT
NICE. . . I don't know what the mystery plant is. . . but it looks like it's about time to harvest that big white thing!

:-)

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 28, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
it looks like it's about time to harvest that big white thing!

It's a potaTOE
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 29, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
Great stuff put up here so far. I'm getting a ton of ideas for next year.

Like corn. I have to make room for a cornfield next year. Of all the things that taste better fresh, corn is definitely at the top of the list. Last time I grew corn, I'd get the water boiling, then go pick the corn. Stalk-to-stomach in minutes!


The goat knows where the action is. Like a dog hanging around the dinner table.



The cucs are slowing down - even though the plants are bigger than ever - but I'm still getting one of these every four or five days:



Which was turned into this:


( batch #11 and #12, dill relish and bread-and-butter slices )



Bird spooker:



When I started seeing ripe tomatoes, so did the birds. I put up bamboo posts with reflectorized streamers atop them. And that will spook most birds most of the time. But something was still getting my cherry tomatoes, about a day before they ripened. One by-product of the owl infestation here in the yard - one nest, three babies - is owl feathers. I attached a few of them to the tomato cages so they flapped in the wind, and I haven't had a problem since.



Yesterday:









I was hoping to get the goat in some of the aerial shots, but she's scared of kites, food or no food. And the dogs aren't stupid enough to stand outside in the heat.

I have to start winding things down. I'm headed to The PNW in a couple weeks, and I might not be back until the end of Sept. The peppers and tomatoes will stay, but the cucs and zucs are more of a job than I want to leave for the guy who watches my place while I'm gone.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jul 29, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
Berriful
Berriful
Credit: Seamstress

It's time to load up on anti-oxidants
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