2019 Garden Thread

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Re: 2019 Garden Thread

Unread post by Farmfresh » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:09 pm

My "garden" just sort of never happened this year. I have my container pots along the back of my house and some pots around my front porch. They are still growing fine, but the mess that is typically my garden just never took off this season. My tomato starts got dumped three times until I finally planted a couple of pathetic late plants that I bought. My chickens decimated my cole crops and my garlic. The okra and beans and beets just never got planted. Only my potatoes lived and thrived. They did well, but they are harvested now, so the main "garden" is just weeds between planters.
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Re: 2019 Garden Thread

Unread post by patriceinil » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:56 am

I don’t feel so bad now knowing that I wasn’t the only one who didn’t really get much of a garden in this year.

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:41 am

It was a pretty tough year to garden. I am impressed with how well some did in spite of that.
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Re: 2019 Garden Thread

Unread post by bittersweetbranch » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:11 am

My fall beans are up. I haven't had garden beans in about 20 years. I hope they do good. I've never had room for them before, but this year I decided to try a fall garden so I could get some things I never have room for. I also planted some broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage seed in the house this week. The broccoli sprouted in 3 days. It said 7-10 days on the package. And it sprouted fast and tall. I hope that's not a bad sign. The cauliflower and cabbage seem to just be breaking the dirt and taking their time like they are supposed to.

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Unread post by kbhlmh » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:01 pm

Woohoo!! Sounds like you are going to have a great Fall garden. I hope all goes well and don't worry about the quick sprouting. It happens.

I sowed my beans yesterday and I need to get some broccoli seeds. I transplanted one of my tomato plants today (the others are still too small) and I sowed a small patch of corn. I will succession plant that. I plan to sow my watermelon today or tomorrow, also succession planting.
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Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:10 pm

I guess I could start some seeds inside, but with temps in the 90's everything might not last if I planted outdoors in my earth pots.

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Unread post by kbhlmh » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:59 pm

Is an earth pot the same as an earth box? Might as well start seeds indoors. What have you got to lose, right? I tend to start all of my seeds indoors except the corn because if I direct seed they rarely come up. I think the critters get them. Sometimes I even start the corn indoors. And by indoors, I don't necessarily mean inside my house but also on my screened porch where they are safe until the get a little bigger. A couple of weeks ago I put a whole tray of newly germinated tomato seeds outside (no true leaves yet) and forgot them outside overnight. The next morning all of the tops were chewed off, nothing but little stalks left! |em5| |em16|
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Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:33 pm

To me an earth pot is a fabric pot. They come in various sizes and I've got several of them. I think that the 8 gallon one I chose for my Zuc was too small and of course, with no regular irrigation, it dries out too quickly.

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:02 pm

I tried those fabric pots and can't do them here either. They would need watered three times a day in our summer heat.

You need to do a half barrel pot like the one's I have Murphy. I drilled the drain hole about 3 inches up the side and fill the bottom with lava rocks to just above that drain hole. Then you put in the soil. The pot fills up with water that bottom 3 inches and then the bit of soil that wiggles down between the lava rock allows the plant to wick up water from that reserve without getting soggy roots.
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Re: 2019 Garden Thread

Unread post by bittersweetbranch » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:45 am

KBHLMH, you said not to worry about the broccoli sprouting so fast. What about how tall and spindly they are getting. When can I move them outside?

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