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Old 02-25-2017, 12:49 AM   #101
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Link for rose soil. Thats a beautiful garden txtimetraveler

http://livingearth.net/products-serv...landscape-soil

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Old 02-25-2017, 01:02 AM   #102
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:47 AM   #103
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The warm weather has everybody wanting to plant now but let it be known that it is too early for most things, especially tomatoes! On the other hand I did put a few seeds in the ground this week knowing that it is a big gamble but I am taking the risk on a few seeds. On another note potatoes are coming up! Good gardening to all and I have been gardening for well over 40 years and still love it, enjoy!!!!
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:48 AM   #104
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:37 AM   #105
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Has anyone grown sunchokes and harvested the roots...I saw on klru it was big with Indians to sustain through winter and was curious about them..looks like a sunflower

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Old 02-25-2017, 10:43 AM   #106
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Don't think I'm going to do one this year. Too much work, not enough time. My asparagus is however doing good and I'll keep up with it since it is already there.
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Rseveer, thanks for the links.

What r you planning on planting in your boxes?
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:04 PM   #108
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Can someone post up pics of how they deer proof their garden?

I am looking to do something that is functional yet aesthetically pleasing and doesn't break the bank...
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:13 PM   #109
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Can someone post up pics of how they deer proof their garden?

I am looking to do something that is functional yet aesthetically pleasing and doesn't break the bank...
I have chicken wire around it and in the back are doors to access the back of it. This was last year before I finished it with the wire. Worked perfectly




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Old 02-25-2017, 08:43 PM   #110
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Loaded up my beds with cow manure today.

Getting it ready to plant soon.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:11 AM   #111
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Anyone growing cantaloupe? Want to get some ideas on how to prepare ground and trellis, if needed. Dedicating my normal location for potatoes to cantaloupes this year.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:08 AM   #112
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Anyone growing cantaloupe? Want to get some ideas on how to prepare ground and trellis, if needed. Dedicating my normal location for potatoes to cantaloupes this year.
We've had really good luck with cantelopes in the past. We didn't do anything special with the soil and we also didn't do a trellis.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:09 AM   #113
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I noticed earlier this week we had a few onions popping up, then we had frost yesterday and this morning. I didn't have a chance to cover them. In hoping it didn't kill them!
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:18 AM   #114
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Anyone growing cantaloupe? Want to get some ideas on how to prepare ground and trellis, if needed. Dedicating my normal location for potatoes to cantaloupes this year.
Let them run on the ground they are to heavy for trellis. Best tasting and most prolific variety i have ever planted is a hybrid from Willhite Seeds called "Sugar Queen". Take my word on this!
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:38 AM   #115
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Got the taters planted--going to plant the rest Easter Saturday.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:55 AM   #116
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Let them run on the ground they are to heavy for trellis. Best tasting and most prolific variety i have ever planted is a hybrid from Willhite Seeds called "Sugar Queen". Take my word on this!
My wife ordered all her seeds from Willhite on the recommendation from my brother. He's been using them for years.

I think my wife will have to replant her potatoes... Middle of the rows haven't come up very well... All the rain right after she planted probably got 'em. The ends that were higher ground has some good plants up and with a good dark green color. Her onions are about 6-8" high and doing well. We may put a few tomato and pepper plants in the ground this weekend, but nothing we can't cover in the event of a cold night or two... Sure am praying for the right rains this year in hopes she can actually get a real harvest. Last year's garden was looking real pretty before the 14+ inches of rain hit... Pretty chilly last night at 36, but I didn't see any frost. I'll check everything this evening when I get home.
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Old 03-03-2017, 02:23 PM   #117
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Decided to make a garden at our cabin now that I have water. Got started on it a couple days ago and am still trying to decide what all I'm planting. Being virgin soil I have low expectations this Spring.
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Decided to make a garden at our cabin now that I have water. Got started on it a couple days ago and am still trying to decide what all I'm planting. Being virgin soil I have low expectations this Spring.
Shoot, I bet that dirt will grow anything! Worn out garden dirt is what you sometimes have to struggle with to get stuff to grow. That's "brand new dirt" and I bet plants will "jump out the ground" growin' when you plant there! Good luck.
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Old 03-03-2017, 04:20 PM   #119
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A much smaller, more sensible garden this Spring. Tomatoes, peppers, onion, herbs, lettuces, melons, and cucumber.

Our little Back to Eden Garden requires little to no attention for the second year.






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Old 03-03-2017, 04:52 PM   #120
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All my babies are in the ground. Everything is from seeds this year.
Three varieties of tomatoes. Squash. Okra. Cucumbers. Cilantro. Jalapeņos and Serranos.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:44 PM   #121
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What do you have growing on the cattle panel??
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:15 PM   #122
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Ugh all these gardens are making me miss having an area for this. Can't wait to get my own little part of texas. Grew peaches, tomato, zucchini, habaneros and peas in ohio.
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Old 03-04-2017, 06:59 AM   #123
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:11 AM   #124
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WLGorman, live in Midlothian also and have been gardening on this rocky soil for 26 years. Garden area is around a quarter acre and yes, you need to get a lot of organic matter into it. Your welcome to visit and see what my wife and I got going here. I don't know how to pm on here but if you know how shoot me one. Live south of downtown Midlothian, also.
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:58 AM   #125
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Keeping all my veggie scrap, egg shells, and coffee grounds. Started this because I remember my grandpa doing it. I just can't remember if he threw that stuff directly in the garden or put it in a compost pile. Anyone do this? Any kind of direction would be great.
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Old 03-04-2017, 11:08 AM   #126
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Keeping all my veggie scrap, egg shells, and coffee grounds. Started this because I remember my grandpa doing it. I just can't remember if he threw that stuff directly in the garden or put it in a compost pile. Anyone do this? Any kind of direction would be great.
I have done both.
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Old 03-04-2017, 12:11 PM   #127
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Keeping all my veggie scrap, egg shells, and coffee grounds. Started this because I remember my grandpa doing it. I just can't remember if he threw that stuff directly in the garden or put it in a compost pile. Anyone do this? Any kind of direction would be great.


Look up trench composting... that really is the best "in garden" method. Essentially, you put all the compost in a shallow trench and cover it, that area is your walking path for the season and becomes your planting row the next.

I do compost piles at home, but have stopped putting food scraps in it because of all the vermin that are attracted to them. Instead, I build my compost out of non food items like coffee grounds, manures, leaves, grass clippings (weed seed free), and wood chips.


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Old 03-04-2017, 01:32 PM   #128
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Well, not a lot in the ground yet. But, we have some lettuce, onions, carrots, and sugar snap peas coming up.

Not to forget the peppers and tomatoes in the greenhouse...

Ghost peppers and Carolina Reapers

And the tomatoes as well... Black Vernissage, San Marzano, and a new variety called Brad's Atomic.



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Old 03-04-2017, 01:42 PM   #129
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Nice looking tomatoes.

We are getting some good slow rain here in the austin area.
I'm thinking about planting around mid march...but I might wait closer to Easter.
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Old 03-04-2017, 09:09 PM   #130
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Im growing okra, tomatoes, jalepenos, tabasco peppers, brussel sprouts and rosemary
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Old 03-04-2017, 09:13 PM   #131
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Keeping all my veggie scrap, egg shells, and coffee grounds. Started this because I remember my grandpa doing it. I just can't remember if he threw that stuff directly in the garden or put it in a compost pile. Anyone do this? Any kind of direction would be great.

I have been doing this for a few years.. Depending on the time of year I will either throw it into a compost bin or directly into the garden soil, which is 100% organic compost
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I will try these, Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:46 AM   #133
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Ugh all these gardens are making me miss having an area for this. Can't wait to get my own little part of texas. Grew peaches, tomato, zucchini, habaneros and peas in ohio.


You should do a barrel planter then! I had a few going 3-4 years ago and posted pics on the garden thread of that year. My kids now use them on their apartment balcony in Austin and Houston. Some 80+ plants within a 4' radius


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Old 03-05-2017, 10:28 AM   #134
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Got some jalapeno seeds started. Got some beef matore seeds going in the pots this week along with Cayenne, and Anaheim. I won't deploy them out side till after Easter weekend.
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Old 03-05-2017, 12:22 PM   #135
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I have 5 Arkansas traveler tomato plants looking real good I started from seeds. I have put them out I think one was planted premature I may lose it. Jalapeņo, bell peppers, cucumbers and squash has been started but I'm 2-3 weeks from seeing good growth


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Finally got my tiller running today and the dang ground was to hard for it to go very deep.


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Old 03-06-2017, 12:02 AM   #137
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I've been turning my raised beds over. We have had some rain so it makes it easier.
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Well, we pretty much got rained out this weekend... Nuthin' in the garden area... I did take out a few sparrows n starlings with my pellet gun... Martins are starting to show up at my Martin houses, so Spring is just around the corner. It will likely be Easter before we really get to do any serious planting. Wife wants a bunch of peas this year. I'm sure the deer will be happy too!
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I fertilized and tilled in January. Did potatoes and onions on President's Day and put in spinach, lettuce, carrots this week.


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Tilled up a small area to prepare for planting. Sandy loam makes it very easy
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This picture is about a week old. Everything is growing fast in the high-tunnel
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I need to get out there and clean up and add some more compost to the beds. Was out back yesterday and noticed some onions, tomatoes and a couple peppers sprouting already. Nice little bonus on things that dropped seeds last season!

New job has me traveling less so I will be home to tend to the garden more. Looking in to building a rain barrel and doing an irrigation line this year
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Some awesome looking gardens on here. Loved the rain we got yesterday south of Houston, almost 4 inches soaked my beds real well. So today I put in tomatoes, onions, and herbs. Hope to get bush beans in next week with some Ichibon egg plants.




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Old 03-06-2017, 04:30 PM   #144
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Has anyone used some type of row cover on top of their tomatoes shielding them from the heat to extend their season?


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Rseveer do you have the plans for those boxes?
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:50 PM   #146
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Did you build or buy your raised beds? I need to build some to add to my garden.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:30 PM   #147
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I have also started researching "companion gardening" to find out what should and shouldn't be planted together, also for pest control.
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bowmamsdad, I built those over the past couple of weeks. I went a little overboard on the height. But it's better for my wife's and I backs.


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I can get all the cow manure I need. Would this do me any good with my peppers in raised beds?


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Old 03-06-2017, 09:32 PM   #150
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hooligan sorry I don't have any plans. Two of the boxes are 4'x8' x 21" tall. Made with 2x8's yellow pine stained on the outside only with Olympic Maximum cedar tone. I like the look of it being capped on the sides and ends, I used decking boards stained the same. The other box is 5'x10' x 21" tall. That's my tomato box.


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