Garden update #3

Producing herbs, spices and vegetable matter

Garden update #3

Postby Big Guy » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:48 pm

Taters

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Carrots, beans and beets

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Sunflowers and corn

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Onions, and asparagus

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Tomatoes

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Peppers

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Cabbage and cukes

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Okra

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Garlic harvested and drying on the rack

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And finally the bunnies

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Postby Zulululu » Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:28 pm

Hi Big Guy,
Check your PM's
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Postby DarrinG » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:23 am

When's your market open?
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Postby Big Guy » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:05 pm

I got corn, and a turkey in the smoker today ready 5-6 pm. Come on over. A couple of jugs of Iron Spike Beer too.
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Postby vinner » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:22 pm

How dry do you let your Corona get? And does it pick up any of the garlic flavor?
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Postby Chuckwagon » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:30 am

Hey Big Guy,
That's incredible! And a lot of hard work eh? Great photos too!
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Postby mitchamus » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:51 am

beautiful!

what will you use the sunflower seeds for?
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Postby Big Guy » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:12 am

I grow the sunflowers as a wind break for my corn, it also attracts any corn borers to the flower head rather than my corn, and in the end I feed the seeds to the birds after keeping seed for next years planting.
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Postby Mike D » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:41 am

How dry do you let your Corona get? And does it pick up any of the garlic flavor?


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Well, you can still see a lot of moisture in the Corona - must take a while to dry thoroughly :wink:


Great garden though - thoroughly envious! :x
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Postby Iamarealbigdog » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:57 pm

Awesome.....


I am so envious.... good to have land and time....


Hey Big Guy interested in Judging a BBQ event in September

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blight

Postby beardedwonder5 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:14 am

In this part of the UK (Kent) blight on tomatoes and spuds is beginnng to appear. No rain, but someimes early morning mist/heavy dew.

Are you afflitted? Do you spray? Protectively? Curatively?

Thr health of your crops makes my plants look lke refugees from a plague. (Just sprayed my toms; usually doesn't help. People are getting blight INSIDE their greenhoses.)

Hope you continue to escape from pests and diseases. Where are you located? Are your plants irrigated, or do you rely on rain?
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Postby saucisson » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:30 am

It's affecting our allotments too, they're suggesting anything with blight should be destroyed...

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Postby wheels » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:26 pm

It's had our tomatoes (outdoors) for the past 2 years. :evil:

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Postby Big Guy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:24 am

plant resistant varieties. I have a problem with Septora leaf spot. I spray a fungicide every 2 weeks (Daconil) that keeps things under control.
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Postby beardedwonder5 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:21 pm

You might find Deppe (2nd ed.) an interesting read. She says that Septora resistance is conferred by a single gene. And she implies that with the right sep resistant tom and a few back crosses and a few years you could have your favorite variety complete with sep resistance. (But she also says - in a different section of the book - that if you change one gene for characteristic x, that change can have knock-on effects on other characteristics.)
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