Garden 2019.

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  1. Apr 11, 2019 #151

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    We have to string more of our tomatoes this week too. Glad they got big enough to do so no complaints of course.
     
  2. Apr 11, 2019 #152

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    Tank Girl, I tghink you will like the roma VF. They make nice tomatos. Taste very good to.
     
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    Meer In a year I know I'll have time to devote to it, I'll plant 3/4 acre just for the garden. In good years we have grown 75% of the non meat and dairy items we use. That is not every year though. Maybe when I retire I can get back to that.

    If all goes well I'll plant okra in a few weeks. Early May probably. I picked up my tomatos starts dad started for me yesterday. Started hardening them off today. They were just transplanted this past weekend. So I'm gonna baby them for a few days. Next week they will be outside all day unless we get a cold spell. They should be about ready by mid May as well. Hopefully peppers as well. I may plant my cuke seed in a couple weeks if I can get my ground ready. Beans, squash, and melons as well. Mid May for sure.
     
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    This is fantastic BacP. :great: job! And you can't beat the food we grow ourselves.Food in stores don't have any flavor at all in comparison, especially tomatoes. Most people don't even know what a real tomato taste like.
     
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    Have you ever tried Old German, or German Johnson maters? They are large Pink tomatos. If you like tomato sandwiches they are awesome. 1 Slice covers a piece of bread. Just a bit of mayo, salt and pepper, Yum YUM. A slice of a good cheese fits in well to.
     
  6. Apr 11, 2019 #156

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    Thanks for the feed back.

    Do you know if they're as hardy as they say they are?
    It'awesome that they taste good. No point growing sauce tomatoes that
    taste like cardboard.
     
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    Not yet.
    For the moment with the massive disease pressure
    we've had finding disease resistant varieties that will produce
    has been the sole focus atm.
    My entire crop of bomb proof cherry tomatoes that I grow every
    Summer completely failed.
    That's put the fear of God into me that I'm going to have
    another failed crop in my prime tomato growing season.
    I really can't afford another failed crop until I've got the
    pantry restocked.
    Once I've got some breathing space I'll try a few heirlooms
    that have less disease resistance.
     
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    No haven't tried those but now I will this fall. And yes we like tomato sandwiches ,a lot.:Thankyou:
     
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    We grow the Romas too. They survive our desert heat with just a bit of afternoon shade and didn't get the blight that hit our other varieties.
     
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    Thank you.
    I really appreciate knowing that.
    The awesome thing is that I can pick up those Roma seeds for $3.95 for 50 wh8ch is a heck of a lot better than $36.00 for 50 seeds.
     
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    Glad to help. The pine trees in our wind break shade the garden starting around 3pm and I keep a fairly thick mulch. We have sand/gravel soil so have a drip system set to water every morning.
     
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    hubby has been planting squash today.
     
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    This morning I got down 3 rows of weed mat before I ran out of pegs.

    Another thing to put onto the shopping list.
     
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    Went camping this weekend. Watered my new plants on Friday afternoon and when we got home Sunday around 1 most of my tomato plants are dead.
    I am seriously bummed about that. Guess I'll have to plant more seeds tomorrow. I had around 98% germination success so I'm hoping I can recover quickly.
     
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    Ouch. That hurt.
     
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    Bummer @backlash hope you can get some more tomatoes up and running shortly.
     
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    Planted my precious tomato seedlings in the garden.

    From lessons learned I'll be making sure they get enough water.
    The thought of lossing them makes me feel sick.
     
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    My lemon basil and dill are starting to germinate but the other herbs no such luck.

    Today I brought punnets of sweet basil, lettuce, garlic chives and I managed to find two
    2 pots that stuffed full of feverfew. I'll get many, many plants out of those pots once
    I separate them.
     
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    I got a packet of the Roma VF seeds when I was at Bunnings.
    $3.60 for 125 seeds!

    Wow.
    I almost fell over backwards.
     
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    Garden was tilled last Friday, thought I would get it planted today, but flash flood warnings and strong thunderstorms today say no. Have tall paint stirrers for markers and some seeds and some starts. Will hoe and rake it back up Sunday and Monday. Hopefully plant Tuesday.
     
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    I harvested my first pan of spinach. It was good in a salad. Young and tender. Going to have more tomorrow.Still waiting on my radishes yet
     
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    got 5 cubanelle and jalepeno pepper plants given to me . the lady didn't have room to plant them.
     
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    I'm gonna plant a bunch of seed to start plants tomorrow. I'll come back with the list tomorrow night as to what all I got out. I signed up back during the winter with Baker Creek to participate in their first year of doing trails around the country. They sent me several different things with quantities they wanted to try and what kind of reports they want. Might be more than I planned on, but gonna use it to learn more how to do my own garden. Plus I might find some new types that I like. I've never tried any of the stuff they sent me.
     
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    Bought a bunch of potted herbs. Dogs kept digging up my herb garden last year (except the chives for some reason), so I'm starting a new one in a different location. Too soon to plant right now, though.
     
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    That's a neat idea, Bacpacker...didn't know Baker Creek did that. Love their catalog.
     
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    I'm signed up on their Email newsletter thing. Apparently they decided to give it a try this year for the first time. The letter I got with the seeds said they had overwhelming response to it. I feel lucky to have been selected. They do have an awesome catalog. The website is good too. Very easy to find stuff on and they carry a wide range of stuff and lots that are hard to find anywhere else.
     
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    Got my trays planted and on the heat mats. One tray was for my trails seed from Baker Creek. Cabbage, onions, tomatos, & gourd. They also sent radish's, but I'm gonna direct seed them. All the varities are stuff I've never heard of, other than the Ailsa Craig onions.
    2nd tray i started butternut and acorn squash, 3 types of watermelons, and parsnips. I also am trying growing potatos in 5 gallon buckets. Saw a guy on you tube doing it and thought I'd give it a shot with 2 buckets using yukon gold seed.
    Got my grow mats on a thermostat set at 78 degres trays with topsoil, peat moss, compost mix dampened, and a clear lid over them. Within an hour there was already moisture forming on the domes. I might have to open the vents in the domes quicker than I thought. I was hoping to keep them closed until the seed sprouted. We shall see how it goes. My first shot at this.
     
  29. Apr 20, 2019 at 2:42 PM #179

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    We have a good crop of onions coming up and the lettuce will be ready to start harvesting soon.
    The blueberries are blooming but I am going to pull all the blossoms to strengthen the plants this year.
    Tomatoes will go into the ground next week along with other things that we are growing this year.
     
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    The little cayenne pepper plants I bought last night are in their new home. The plant on the left has a buddy, it's a tiny catnip plant. The plant on the right has a buddy also but I'm not sure what it is yet.

    Cayenne (3)_v1.jpg
     

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