Are you Planting a Vegetable Garden this Year?

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    I bought big long containers, put them on my deck and planted lettuce, kale, spinach, snap peas, tomatoes, strawberries, green peppers. A squirrel already got my first few strawberries. He was sitting on a stump this morning rubbing his little hands together like he was waiting for more. :laugh:
     
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    Don't know who he is but that is just how nature made them. Some apples are like that too.
     
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    We run raised beds at the very back of our yard. This will be the second year I try to do some hydroponics, though I've cut back on the number of DWC tubs I'm using. Mainly because I left a few out over the winter and they cracked.
     
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    A few shots were taken today of our garden and My hydroponics project. Please excuse the poor image quality. I'm still learning how to use this camera.

    It's going to be an awesome year for our Concord grapes.

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    My Hydroponics setup. I'm only doing 7 totes this year.
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    A shot down the line
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    One of 7 raised beds
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    Our first rose off this plant.

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    I need practice with the camera as I was trying to focus on the honey bee. lol
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    I've been growing a garden for about 30 years and grow much of what we eat. Every year there are new challenges, new successes and new failures. I can, freeze and dehydrate, both what I grow and what I find on sale.

    These pics are from last years garden at the height of the season.

    beans, potatoes (in tires), beets & corn......
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    On the other side of the corn is cukes on the crib springs and more beans
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    Damn squirrels got most of my corn :banghead:
     
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    We do every year. Started over 25 years ago and now my daughter helps out with the chores. We grow thyme, lavender, tomato's, carrots (her favorite) potato's, and squash. We are also trying to grow goldenseal as a cash crop but so far no joy on that.
     
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    Yeah, thinking to plant potatoes this time.
     
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    Well, harvested the grapes today. Last year, we yielded approx. 15 lbs of grapes.

    This year, we're well over 50 lbs.

    The bucket on the left is a 6 gallon and the other two are 5 gallons.

    The peppers and tomatoes in the middle bucket are sitting on top of grapes.

    I also have managed to pull in about 8 pounds of basil! lol

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    Okay, so the wife went an looked up the conversion. They claim that for every pint of jelly, you need one pound of grapes.

    We now have 75 pints of jelly.


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    Did you use the wax on top?
     

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