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Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 14, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
This is what I found lying on a pile of topsoil in the garden yesterday.

It was dead when I found it.
It was dead when I found it.
Credit: Ghost

No mark of violence. And I have no idea why it was on top of the dirt pile, unless a crow moved it there, but hadn't started tearing it up yet.

Ugly-looking creature.

Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Jun 14, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
^^^^ I bet that thing could do quite a bit of garden damage !
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 14, 2013 - 02:58pm 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 21, 2013 - 10:13pm 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 - 06:04am PT
Great looking garden Chaz, those avocado trees are amazing!
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jun 25, 2013 - 07:26am PT
We got 1/2" of rain and it's still coming. This is the best thing evar!

Reminds me that I should be taking some photos.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 2, 2013 - 05:43pm 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 - 05:45pm 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.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 2, 2013 - 05:46pm PT
what kite are you flying for those shots chaz?
how many different ones do you got?
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 3, 2013 - 04:14pm 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!
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jul 9, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
Nice cukes! Just about to harvest my first pickling cucumbers.

Funny, these pics don't look like it... but this is 62lbs of garlic, between the two racks:
Garlic!
Garlic!
Credit: khanom

More garlic!
More garlic!
Credit: khanom
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:30pm 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 9, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Chaz that goat is the cutest thing ever! Your garden's pretty rad too!
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jul 10, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Had a chance to take some photos this morning.

Field from the east. Looks kinda small, don't it? It's about an acre.


We'll be up to our ears in corn


We're harvesting like 15-20 lbs of basil a week and it's just started


Second succession of scallions
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:19pm 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.
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jul 10, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
Sweet! Nice one TGT.

Did you spray them with roundup for extra flavor?








Just kidding, eh!
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Jul 14, 2013 - 04:34pm 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 - 04:38pm 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 - 04:46pm 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 - 06:57pm 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.
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