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HBKitmitto April 15, 2009 12:56 AM

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Thought I'd share some pics of the tomatoes in my garden right now. I put these in the ground on February 4th. It's going to get too hot pretty soon and I'll have to have my husband make me some sort of shade for them, but for now, they're doing well. The first ones are Brandywines the other two are Better Boys. I have maybe 16 varieties of tomatoes in my garden but these are the ones I have pictures of for now. Enjoy!
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...netomatoes.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...betterboys.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yswithhand.jpg

redneckplanter May 20, 2009 12:21 PM

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so what you all got going in the garden this year?

SoCalAddicted May 20, 2009 06:24 PM

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Lots already in and hopefully more to come.

So far I've planted:

2 types of corn, white and yellow.
Zucchini and Squash
3 types of Cukes, market, pickle and Asian
Onions white and green
Garlic
Celery
baby carrots, (other varieties soon to be planted as well)
Bell peppers
10 types of tomato's
3 types of melons, Honey, Cantaloupe and Watermelon
2 types of strawberries, Quinalt and Sequoia
Blackberries and Raspberries. (don't know what type)
Perlet and Thompson grapes
Ein Sheimer and Granny Smith apples
Babcock and May pride peaches
Del oro and Ruby red grapefruit
Cara Cara orange
Triple grafted apricot (tomcot, Katy and royal)
and finally, a little cado (dwarf avocado, Haas variety)

A few pictures here, more in the album.

http://www.idigmygarden.com/forums/a...pictureid=1824

bellzeybubba May 20, 2009 07:39 PM

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This is a picture of my Fox Cherry vine taken Monday morning... and there's an Arkansas Traveler in the back... waiting for them to turn red...
http://idigmygarden.com/forums/pictu...pictureid=1789

redneckplanter May 21, 2009 09:00 PM

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mmmmmnnnn mmmnnn ya'll ...man i love this time of year.
nice maters hbk....nice garden socal.
nice support system bubba....

blu_bastian May 23, 2009 08:12 AM

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I did a walk about with the camera this AM. Most everything is in now I just need to start the neverending job of weeding!

Pictures include my favorite old sneakers, a wild cat that decided to have babies under that shrub, a couple tomato plants and an onion top.

blu_bastian May 23, 2009 08:23 AM

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Here are a few more. Once our nice, neat, square garden was full we just started planting where ever we could. We'd rather have fresh food to eat than grass to mow!

Loup City tomato, pot-o-gold chard, scarecrow, Micado tomato and more greens.

redblossom May 23, 2009 09:40 AM

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Just getting started here in Cally, weather is hot then cold. Going to be a weird year again. Everybody's photo's look great. So to share I went out this morning and took a few shot myself of this years garden. We are just finishing up planted and installing the drip system, which is a must here. Anyways enjoy the show.

for more photo's go here
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ring%20garden/

FarmerCathy May 23, 2009 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by redblossom (Post 281173)
Just getting started here in Cally, weather is hot then cold. Going to be a weird year again. Everybody's photo's look great. So to share I went out this morning and took a few shot myself of this years garden. We are just finishing up planted and installing the drip system, which is a must here. Anyways enjoy the show.

for more photo's go here
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ring%20garden/

Yes, I know what you mean about the irrigation. It is the only way. Love your avatar. Such a cute kitty. I need to find a kitty to kill the gophers that are starting to come back into the garden. The cat we have now is siamese mix and she is so dark that she stands out and the hawks have swooped on her a couple times. Now she is too afriad to go out there. Our other kitty just died and he was a great gopher catcher and never got swooped by the hawks.

Sorry to go so OT. Love your garden. I'm going to take some new pics tonight and post them later.:D

redblossom May 23, 2009 08:40 PM

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Thanks Cathy, My cat is a scottish fold and hate the outside life. The only time he will come out is when I'm watering and then he likes to drink out of the hose. He loves water, even gets in the shower with me.
Anyway, I notice you are from Smartville, I used to live there seven years ago. Had a house off of Saint Helen on the other side of big valley oak. Small world. Water is like gold in your parts. Many water wars went on with NID.
thanks for the coments, been working hard here. One day I would like to go back and take a look at my old house in Smartville and see how the trees and garden I made there is doing, (the ex's has the house) and maybe stop in at the Tackroom for a cold one.
good luck and I enjoy your Blog
Tamara

FarmerCathy May 23, 2009 09:11 PM

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Ok its later. LOL! The first pic is of my dad's fruit trees. The second is the bottom of the garden looking up. Behind the tractor at the top is the grape arbor. It's made out of cattle panel. It will be really nice when the vines totally cover it and I can put the picnic table under it.:D Maybe next year. The 3rd pic is looking down the garden. It's growing pretty nicely so far I think. Still have a few rows to plant. The fourth is of the Killdeer eggs. I hope she hatches them, but there is a good chance they won't since when I was weeding she wouldn't stay on the nest and yelled at me until I moved farther away from her. They are loud birds. LOL!

FarmerCathy May 23, 2009 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by redblossom (Post 281336)
Thanks Cathy, My cat is a scottish fold and hate the outside life. The only time he will come out is when I'm watering and then he likes to drink out of the hose. He loves water, even gets in the shower with me.
Anyway, I notice you are from Smartville, I used to live there seven years ago. Had a house off of Saint Helen on the other side of big valley oak. Small world. Water is like gold in your parts. Many water wars went on with NID.
thanks for the coments, been working hard here. One day I would like to go back and take a look at my old house in Smartville and see how the trees and garden I made there is doing, (the ex's has the house) and maybe stop in at the Tackroom for a cold one.
good luck and I enjoy your Blog
Tamara

What a funny cat. That is so cool. What a small world. Yeah, we are having a war with the South end of the ditch and some of the people who live down there. It's a nightmare. Oh, the Tackroom. Yummy! Should go get some all you can eat ribs tomorrow night.
They just changed it back to Smartsville with an s in it. I guess the turn of the 20th century they dropped the s now they decided to put it back in again. ;)

eagle May 23, 2009 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffinsgf (Post 253594)
Just in case this is the best my plants look all year :rolleyes: I'll post these now.

Tomatoes. These are the cream of the crop from my germination tray. They got put in a 3 x 3 x 4 cell flat and the surplus got stuck in used pots (in the background). Watch, some of the rejects will turn out to be my best plants by time to set them out. :p I started 6 seeds of each, planning on setting 3 of each out. I only have a couple varieties where I don't have 6 potted up at this point.

http://sharptoolsusa.com/jeff/tomseedlings.jpg


Peppers. Germination on the peppers wasn't quite as good as the tomatoes and I have a few in the neo-natal nursery trying to catch up. Here are the top picks from the peppers. I'm short on serrano and pimiento and started alma paprika later, too. The row on the far right are Ping Tung Eggplant.

http://sharptoolsusa.com/jeff/pepseedlings.jpg

What seed starting mix do you use?

lunkergill May 24, 2009 06:46 AM

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Still Early here but the taters are bloomin I'll be diggin them next week Attachment 5760

flaquita May 24, 2009 08:59 AM

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trying to upload some pix of the garden, let's see if I can do it...
<a href="http://s633.photobucket.com/albums/uu53/flaquita29photos/?action=view&current=DSC_0120-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu53/flaquita29photos/DSC_0120-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

flaquita May 24, 2009 09:00 AM

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ARRGH, didn't work, dang it
andrea

karlkatzke May 24, 2009 10:18 AM

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Andrea - Take the part that's inside the src="..." (the ...) and put it inside [-i-m-g-]...[-slash-i-m-g-] ... changing slash to / and removing the dashes.

redneckplanter May 25, 2009 12:42 PM

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nice pics eagle.
thanks

jeffinsgf May 25, 2009 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by eagle (Post 281400)
What seed starting mix do you use?


Eagle,

Sorry it took me a few days to get back to you on this. I had to dig out the bag to confirm what it was.

I used Sun-Gro MetroMix 350. Here's a link to the product page. I'm a novice seed starter, but it seemed to be just fine. I would recommend that you pre-wet the mix, before you fill your pots or trays. The peat and wetting agent repel water until they're agitated a little, which is a pain to do once the mix is in the pots.

This was purchased at a professional greenhouse supplier. It was quite a bit less expensive per cubic foot than bagged products at the big box stores, but the bag was pretty large. I ended up using all of one and part of another, so that worked out well. Hard to find, but the savings and quality are worth the search.

redneckplanter May 25, 2009 08:23 PM

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nice patch lunker....

bughunter99 May 26, 2009 07:22 AM

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Bok Choi and Chard: This year without even a nip from the bambis!http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_eGoJzMCcgb...nd%2Bchard.jpg

bughunter99 May 26, 2009 07:24 AM

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Horsechestnut blossom

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_eGoJzMCcgb...t%2Bbrioti.jpg

redneckplanter May 26, 2009 07:51 AM

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careful bug the bambi's nibbled some baby squash and corn in the patch today....

crazyknitter May 26, 2009 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by PigPenDirtGirl (Post 209379)
2007 was a good year for winter squash. Mostly moschata sp. as squash bugs and squash borers make short work of any other species.


Can you possibly give us/me a run down of the list of Moschata squash you grow, or have in your picture.

I HATE dealing with the squash bugs, and the only Moschata squash I am aware of are the Tromboncino and cushaw. Please tell me of more, so I can find some more and get them planted soon. Please?!

crazyknitter May 26, 2009 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by jeffinsgf (Post 281986)
Eagle,

Sorry it took me a few days to get back to you on this. I had to dig out the bag to confirm what it was.

I used Sun-Gro MetroMix 350. Here's a link to the product page. I'm a novice seed starter, but it seemed to be just fine. I would recommend that you pre-wet the mix, before you fill your pots or trays. The peat and wetting agent repel water until they're agitated a little, which is a pain to do once the mix is in the pots.

This was purchased at a professional greenhouse supplier. It was quite a bit less expensive per cubic foot than bagged products at the big box stores, but the bag was pretty large. I ended up using all of one and part of another, so that worked out well. Hard to find, but the savings and quality are worth the search.

Jeff,
Where did you buy it at?

jeffinsgf May 26, 2009 08:54 AM

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CK,

Hummert International -- formerly Springfield Seed. They're on Florida just east of Glenstone. Florida is just north of Division. They cater to the greenhouse trade, but have a small retail showroom. Download their PDF catalog. It has the wholesale prices in it, which is annoying when you go to buy something (it will be quite a bit more). Also, the catalog is for the entire company, which is spread out between St. Louis, Springfield, Omaha and some other midwestern city I can't remember right now. That means that a lot of stuff you may see in the catalog isn't in the warehouse here, but can be here in a couple of days.

What's also worth mentioning about Hummert is that they bought Springfield Seed to get the seed company, which (at least so far) they have continued to operate as it has for decades. They offer an amazing variety of open pollinated and hybrid seed, at very attractive pricing and very generous packet quantities. They also have bulk seed for market growers and re-packers. They don't have quite the selection of Baker Creek or SSE, but it is exceptional compared to most sources, and the varieties they carry are all well adapted to the midwest.

It's off the beaten path, and the folks in their have been known to roll their eyes when a retail customer walks in the door, but the pricing and selection are worth the trouble. It's a place all Ozark gardeners should get acquainted with.

erdrasher May 27, 2009 08:40 AM

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Just wanted to share a few pics with y'all.

The lettuce and the asian greens are from Baker Creek. They were so yummy.

The garden looks wimpy but we are already getting a few things.

ratdog May 27, 2009 10:23 AM

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Thanks everybody,sure enjoy all the pics.
Have a peaceful day.:D

redneckplanter May 27, 2009 04:59 PM

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nice greens erdr

hdeering May 28, 2009 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by lorna-organic (Post 215972)
:) I thought you might be heating up that area to get seeds to sprout! I've got some arugula seedlings volunteering, growing slowly but surely.

Speaking of arugula, mine is going crazy! Thanks for those seeds Lorna. A couple of them got away from me, so we'll have some self-seeding going on.


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