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Thread: The 2010 Garden Thread
04-12-10, 08:59 PM #1
The 2010 Garden Thread
This is where I will share our gardening madness.
We are in zone 5a (National Gardening Association) and have been gardening at this location for over 10 years.
Potatoes (4 varieties)
Greens (lettuce, spinach, chard, collards, mustard, beets)
Tomatoes (3 or 4 varieties)
sugar snap peas
hot peppers ( 3 varieties)
04-12-10, 09:30 PM #2
The main plot. (40ftx40ft)
From left to right,
Row 1 greens
2 Tomatoes with basil in between
4 Tomatoes with beets in between
5 The bean fence
6 yellow squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes
7 onions, garlic
Potatoes being planted
The sorrel survived the harsh winter. I like this "citrusy" flavor in soups.
The tarragon fared well too. This makes an awesome pesto sauce for fish.
04-12-10, 09:44 PM #3
Between planning a wedding, buying a new house, and selling my house...I haven't even bought plants or seeds yet for this year.
I'll be getting a late start on my garden. I doubt I'll even touch it before May 15th.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
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04-12-10, 10:13 PM #4
04-12-10, 10:29 PM #5
I am going to be planting in an old bathtub this year, as well as some smaller containers. The plan is for yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, basil, catnip, and some as yet to be determined others. I have oregano, rosemary, and lemon balm year round. I may try planting some blueberry bushes and other perrenials as well.
04-12-10, 10:34 PM #6
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04-13-10, 09:08 PM #8
While the seeds in the garden are germinating, I will fill in with some pics of our landscaping.
The main herb garden. There are many herbs throughout the raised beds elsewhere. This is convenient when I am grilling.
This is not rosemary, it is lavender. We will use this in a blend called Herbs De Provence.
04-13-10, 09:19 PM #9
The back of the house looking east.
The front of the house looking west.
The triangle garden.
60 foot fence row of rhubarb.
04-13-10, 09:35 PM #10
I was slave labor in two HUGE gardens from the time I could hold a hoe until I was about 14. I always said I would not do my own garden. If I can't get it at the store or a vegetable stand, I don't need it. I will, however, plant 5-6 Better Boy tomato plants because I love home-grown tomato sandwiches.*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************"There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)
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04-13-10, 10:00 PM #11
Very nice garden! I want to graze on all that green grass!
04-14-10, 08:42 AM #12
I have impatiens, hostas, and lavender in the front of my home. Around the deck in back I have sedums, hostas, and something I can't identify. The only herbs I grow are basil, parsley, rosemary, and mint. I'm not much of a gardener.
04-14-10, 11:01 AM #13
I wish I had a garden The closest thing we have is our neighbors' grow operation they probably have going on in their apartment.Thereís a promise I need you to make
While Iím gone you take care of the love
And Iíll deal with the hate.
Donít worry about me; Iíll be all right
Just care for your children and sleep tight
Iíll keep you safe on my watch tonight
On My Watch Tonight - Mike Corrado
04-14-10, 02:48 PM #14
Short police story
We used to have a real problem with rabbits before we befriended two local alley cats. We replanted some veggies 3x. I would come home from work and find little holes dug in the yard.
I bought a bb gun. I was a pretty good shot, plink the li'l buggers in the butt and off they go. Best shot, direct hit, standing in basement with both back doors open, hitting rabbit 15 ft out the back door. (There are also many one shot/kill notches too.)
One afternoon I caught a rabbit digging in the grass out in the parking area. I barely opened the front door and plinked the li'l bugger and off he went. I retired for the evening and got one of my world famous "mason jaritas" and called a friend to boast of my safari. Then the doorbell rang. I walked to the front door and there were two police cars and three police officers. I told my friend I would get back to him. The first office stepped up to the door and said they had a report of a person with a shotgun. I lol'd and told them what had happened. I take a lot of pride in my lawn/landscaping. Two of the officers laughed while the third read me the riot act. As they left, the two lolly officers looked at each other and commented on how awesome my lawn and landscaping looked.
04-14-10, 04:06 PM #15
I usually have a quarter acre to a half an acre planted. I have to hook the tractor up to the tiller to get rid of the weeds from winter. I've been holding off since it has been snowing off and on. One thing I will NOT plant are tomatoes. I hate the things'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
ďA fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.Ē Sigmund Freud
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04-15-10, 12:10 AM #18
My rosemary, it's about 6' across and a bit over 4' high.
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