2011 Vegetable Garden & Backyard Garden Thread

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    I've been growing veggies for years. So much so that I will be cutting back this year because the pantry and freezers are still pretty full. From 3000 sq. feet down to about a third of that.
    Tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce, squash, cukes, peas, and okra will make up this years effort.
    Ive also built a small hen house, next week I am going to pick up some pullets. Fresh eggs, fresh (no added hormones, no antibiotics) meat.
     
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    good for you.

    I'm trying to garden outta pots this year. Last year I tried with cheaper 5 gal paint cans. It didn't work so well cuz I had to poke holes to prevent rot, but just ended up with soil that dried to fast in the heat.

    This year I have scallions and mini carrots in long pots, a tomato in a 1/4 barrel, and 2 pots for cucumbers. Also working on some herbs indoors in the windows. I'd like to keep them going year around.
     
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    <hr style="color:#e1dfdf; background-color:#e1dfdf" size="1"> I grow Roma and Cherry tomatoes. The roma has just as good a flavor as any other, produces well in my heavy clay soil, and being a meatier variety doesn't take as long to cook down in sauces. The cherrys are for my lunch box. Tomato slices can turn a sandwich into goo after a few hours.

    This year I am limiting my peppers to bell, jalapeno, and banana wax.

    I've a strawberry, oregano, and cilantro in planters on the porch.
     
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    what is up? lettuce spinach asparagus <---eating these already


    what is next: beets, carrots, onions

    what needs to be planted....o my....tomatoes..cucumbers...squash, beans, corn, bell peppers, hot peppers...the strawberries need to be moved.....we put in 23 more asparagus crowns...

    my oregano, thyme and chives are up and coming on strong
     
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    Picked up my chicks today, Bufforpingtons, 18 of them. Now I are a farmer.
     
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    dont forget to get a government subsidy [-1sp] :lol:



    I have a few things coming out of the ground. The tomato plant I started indoors at the start of winter isn't doing so well outside. might have put it out to soon.
     
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    Hell, I am trying as hard as possible to not be in the government's notice.
     
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    Just bought myself my own Easter present. Plants for a small garden :)

    Three diff tomato plants. Solar Fire (supposed to be heat tolerant...good for the desert...hopefully I wont kill it.). Yellow pear and Mr Stripey.

    Two squash plants (crook neck and zucchini)

    Bell peppers and strawberries.

    Got any tips??
     
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    My veggies are doing just fine. Here's a picture of the cabbage patch.













































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    Not really, it all sounds good.
    If the maters start gettin black rot at the blossom end it is one of two things, not enough water or not enough calcium. A little lime or some water will do the trick.
     

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