I planted a few Taters

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I planted a few Taters

Postby Big Guy » Wed May 19, 2010 8:06 pm

four furrows ready

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row one seed taters in place

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row two

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covered the first two rows and planted the next two

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all done

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now I only have to battle weeds, bugs and the weather.

tomorrow corn and beans go in.:thumb:
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Postby wheels » Wed May 19, 2010 8:12 pm

Great post Big Guy, I know I'm not the only one that loves to see what you're up to in your garden as we sit looking out over our pocket handkerchief gardens (back yards).

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Postby johnfb » Wed May 19, 2010 9:10 pm

Hey Big Guy,
What kind of rotation do you do on the tatters?

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Postby mitchamus » Wed May 19, 2010 10:22 pm

wheels wrote:I know I'm not the only one that loves to see what you're up to in your garden


I'm a big fan of vicarious gardening!
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Postby wheels » Wed May 19, 2010 11:20 pm

The newest certifiable disease - Gardening by Proxy - "BigGuyHausen Syndrome?".
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Postby Big Guy » Thu May 20, 2010 3:30 am

johnfb wrote:Hey Big Guy,
What kind of rotation do you do on the tatters?

john


I rotate Potatoes, then squash then corn. the rest of the garden gets rotated through, tomatoes, beans, carrots and peppers, onions and cabbage
that keeps me going . I have to write it all down so I can remember what went where last year.
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Postby jenny_haddow » Thu May 20, 2010 6:00 am

Big Guy lives a dream a lot of us have. I'm in awe of some of the picture sequences he posts. Do you market your excess produce Big Guy or do you have a huge family?!
I've just scattered my packet of rocket seeds and mixed salad leaves in my flower bed, that's about it for me !

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Postby Snags » Thu May 20, 2010 7:54 am

Thats a lot of potatoes
I tried the no dig mulch method last year couldnt keep them moist enough we get no rain for 6 months over winter and last year was the driest for 40 years.
Sweet potatoes did OK but Dutch creams failed.


I just put the blow torch to pvc tube for my hanging hydroponic strawberry tower.

http://www.tfrecipes.com/pics/sb-3.jpg
bit like this
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Postby Big Guy » Thu May 20, 2010 8:11 pm

Most of my taters go to family and I have a few bags that are sold to friends and neighbours. Most are spoken for before I dig them.
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Postby NCPaul » Thu May 20, 2010 8:49 pm

I remember seeing the harvest photos from last fall but Photobucket seems to have lost them. :( It gives the armchair gardener, with a couple of mouse clicks, a chance to go from planting to harvest in the minimum time (and no dirt). :D You're off to a great start Big Guy.
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Postby Big Guy » Fri May 21, 2010 12:13 pm

My bad. I re-arranged my photos into different albums, so when I moved them old posts won't find them. It should be Ok this year as I don't intend to move things around.
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Postby vinner » Mon May 24, 2010 11:16 pm

Big Guy............ How about a picture of your tractor?

Already pickling okra down here.
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Postby Big Guy » Tue May 25, 2010 1:00 am

Sorry no tractor just an old troy built tiller and a hoe.
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Postby wheels » Tue May 25, 2010 2:31 pm

I'm even more impressed.

Phil :)
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Postby Snags » Wed May 26, 2010 12:42 pm

Got a picture of the hoe
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