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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!
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jul 10, 2013 - 12:16am 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 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!
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jul 10, 2013 - 02:23pm 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 - 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.
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jul 10, 2013 - 09:59pm 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 - 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.
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jul 15, 2013 - 07:41pm PT
I just did the math and I sold 20 lbs of garlic between Thursday and Saturday. I'm seriously thinking of keeping the other 40 lbs for myself :)


treez, that is one fine looking garden!
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
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Aug 11, 2013 - 10:51am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#315428

This morning's harvest. . . beet greens and two kinds of chard. . . and I only brought in ONE FRIKKEN WASP with them.

YIKES!

(that's a 15 quart bowl)
Dr. Christ

Mountain climber
State of Mine
Aug 11, 2013 - 11:20am PT
Not so well actually. Record heat was scorching the ground, nothing would come up. Had to put up shade cloth. Then it froze in early August, severely damaging the squish, cucs, and pot(atoes).

But we have nice kale, peas, lettuce, peppers, and onions.
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