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Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 7, 2013 - 01:28am PT
OK not quite finally.

Some more growing ones:
Credit: Darwin

Black princes
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Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Jun 12, 2014 - 08:20am PT
I grow mainly flowers. A few strawberries, raspberries, black currants, fags and gojiberries.

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klaus

Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
Jun 12, 2014 - 08:54am PT
you grow fags? are you in San Francisco?
eKat

Trad climber
Jun 12, 2014 - 08:56am PT
Alrighty, then. . . all this hard work is paying off. . . got most of the garden planted on June 9th - which is, historically, the date of our last freeze. . .

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Dood. . . too many hoses! What a lazy bitch. . . coulda gotten rid of them before I shot the photos, eh?

:-)





Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Jun 12, 2014 - 12:20pm PT
LOL!
klaus, I meant figs!!

I used to take a fag now and then though...
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 12, 2014 - 12:40pm PT
That is a sweet setup eKat! I like your garden enclosure. We are putting in some planting beds for nest year, but the critters are a real challenge.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Jun 12, 2014 - 12:47pm PT
re-posting from another thread











Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Jun 12, 2014 - 01:04pm PT
I do like your garden, eKat. Lots of love in that one. How long growing season do you got?

And Chaz' place is amazing. Lots of work!
eKat

Trad climber
Jun 12, 2014 - 02:19pm PT
Thanks, StahlBro. . . that DFU (DogF*#kinUgly) garden fence works miracles. There are lots and lots of big marauding beasts up here, everything from rabbits to moose and grizz.

The entire space was excavated and lined with this heavy duty fiber stuff that public works departments line highways with. It keeps vermin from coming up from underneath.

That sucker's big enough to feed a family with 6 teenaged boys. I played that game for the first 5 or so years and was a crazy person (HA! If you can believe that!) with all the harvesting and canning.

This was one day's tomato harvest:

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These days I've cut WAY back.

I'm going to plant a couple of the beds with perennial flowers to cut down on all the veggies.

AND. . . Lollie. . . thanks. . . our growing season is really, really short, maybe 90 days on most stuff. This is pretty typical weather for up here,

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until late July when it can get HOT and seeringly clear.


Chard and beets will keep growing until mid-December, though and I harvest as much as I can. Those are really expensive up here. If I bought all that I eat, they'd cost about $15 a day.

WHOA.

Welcome to the extreme northwest corner of rural Montana, eh?

:-)
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jun 12, 2014 - 06:49pm PT
Pretty cool set up you have there.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jun 12, 2014 - 07:35pm PT
Dr.F ,That is amazing.

khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jun 12, 2014 - 09:11pm PT
It is amazing, but one wonders... why would you grow things that you can't (or at least probably shouldn't) eat and want to kill you?
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Jun 13, 2014 - 02:25am PT
Dr. F

Only one word:

WOW!!!!!
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Jun 25, 2014 - 09:38pm PT
This year, we added 5 recycled tractor tires to our garden.

Recycled Tractor tires used as raised beds.
Recycled Tractor tires used as raised beds.
Credit: BooDawg

Most of the plants are really thriving and we are just beginning to reap our first vegetables.

Raised beds & tractor tires. A "cat cage" that once shielded a pet cat...
Raised beds & tractor tires. A "cat cage" that once shielded a pet cat from predators now protects our plants from deer & turkeys.
Credit: BooDawg

Lisa and my first real harvest.
Lisa and my first real harvest.
Credit: BooDawg

More details can be found here:

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

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 25, 2014 - 10:15pm PT
I don't want to jinx myself by counting my peppers and tomatoes before they ripen, but things are looking mighty good here in the PNW this year. Of course, it could all go to sh#t tomorrow and rain for the next two months, but it's not looking that way.

Fingers crossed.
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jun 26, 2014 - 06:25am PT
Boodawg, using your car as a dehydrator is brilliant!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2014 - 07:07am PT
Fingers crossed.



I'm crossing my fingers for you too Ghost.


I've got a good showing from a wide variety out here, but not a big production yet....
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Jul 19, 2014 - 06:07am PT
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eKat

Trad climber
Jul 19, 2014 - 06:29am PT
YAY, Lollie, YAY!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jul 19, 2014 - 06:38am PT
Apriot harvest at our "Ranchette" last week.

Yummmmy! No chemicals. Picked ripe or mostly ripe.

Heidi 10' off the ground displaying 4 ripe Apricots.
Heidi 10' off the ground displaying 4 ripe Apricots.
Credit: Fritz

Harley guarding the harvest basket.
Harley guarding the harvest basket.
Credit: Fritz
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