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What's planned for the garden this year?
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Peanut    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:02:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
What do you plan on growing this year in the garden?

This is what I think we'll plant:

- At least four different kinds of tomatoes
- Pole beans if can keep the rabbits away from the sprouts
- Corn (Serendipity variety)
- Bell peppers
- Sweet onions
- Try some seedless watermelon
- Hot peppers (jalepeno and habanero)

What's on your list?

Oh yeah, we'll probably plant some more grapes too. Last year's didn't survive the deer. We'll try again though.


Jim@concordfarms.    Posted 02-18-2005 at 08:21:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les see here...
sweet corn
tomatoes
pole beans
onions
bell peppers
sweet potatoes
cucumbers
sunflowers
and probably something new, don't know what yet. Always like to grow something strange. Maybe kohlrabi. Tried celery last year. No go. Indiana season isn't long enough. Sure liked that idea way down below about the upside down tomatoes. I'm going to try that for sure. I'm betting it would work on other vining crops also. Like maybe cucumbers. Have a good day. Jim.


Rickstir    Posted 02-18-2005 at 07:47:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Along with the regular stuff (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers) we are going to plant red and russet potatoes.
I am going to get my grape arbors going for sure this year.
We should get fresh asparagus for the first time this year (hooray).
If I rent a trencher to run water and electric to the horse barn I want to build, I am going to make some trenches for blueberry and blackberry bushes.


sawtooth    Posted 02-18-2005 at 05:52:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Every year I like to look for something new to try. Noticed garbanzo beans at a salad bar, they're good on salads. Anyone ever grow those? Years ago my mom grew some peanuts (Indiana). Getting them roasted to taste right is another challenge.


Dug    Posted 02-17-2005 at 23:11:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Watermelons, pupmkins and corn! What a variety!!!

Dug


Hollie    Posted 02-17-2005 at 20:45:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
4 mator plants, 4 pepper plants...anything else i can buy from the farmers in the area....


toolman    Posted 02-17-2005 at 21:06:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
one question , why only 4?


hollie    Posted 02-17-2005 at 21:27:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
its just vern and i...and 4 plants of each keeps us in table mators...i never can...too much trouble...and i can always buy garden stuff from someone most anytime...and green peppers are just a pick and freeze deal....and a local farmer always plants the first 20 rows in with sweet corn and the town picks to their hearts content...he just tells a few and those tell a few and so on....its a neat deal...he has done that for the last 15 yrs...even mows the grass from the road to the field...has a bunch of sacks in a box...and there is no fence to cross...


toolman    Posted 02-17-2005 at 22:17:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks , i was wondering as i seen mark post something tha said 4 and have seen it off an on and was wondering if there was some reason that this dumb a$$ didn,t have a clue about lol, thanks again.


hollie    Posted 02-18-2005 at 06:54:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
4 if thats the way they come in a group, 6 if i have to buy two packs of 3...LOL


toolman    Posted 02-18-2005 at 11:43:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks hollie i get it all figured out someday lol, last time i planted a big garden it got too big, then the horese need a flat piece of ground due to a leg injury so i had to fence off the lawn and yup you guessed it she ate the garden haha, loved that old girl.


deadcarp    Posted 02-17-2005 at 20:17:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
gonna try tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers & squash on strawbales this year. (maybe extend our season a bit with the heat of composting the bales) one year i grew tomatoes upside down in hanging pots - just used cheesecloth to hold the soil, poked the sprouts thru the bottom hole & watered regularly. that was fun - tomatoes swingin in the breeze. :)


GrannyG    Posted 02-17-2005 at 19:51:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
We will plant tomatoes,squash,zucchini,black-eyed peas,corn,jalapeno peppers,herbs,sweet potatoes,a few watermelons. I planted tomatoes in those plastic bags that hang last year, got called the bag lady, quite a few came to the garden to see them. They did great, hung them off
the wood pole in the middle of my garden that has a big birdhouse on it. Birds use it, then squirrels, then birds again. Love to watch them during the summer.


KellyGa    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:40:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know if I will get moved in time for a garden, hoping so. At least some tomatoes. I was reading in the Old Farmers Almanac for this year, they had some real neat articles about tomatoes, and about the three sister plants, and what is friend and foe growing together. Man, I love that bood, even had stuff that happened 50 years ago in it, really cool book.


New-Gen    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:38:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
When it comes to gardening I have a black thumb....so I don't even attempt it anymore. Fortunatly I have fairly good luck at growing crops in the field, if I couldn't farm any better than I can garden I would definatly be in trouble...LOL


toolman    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:24:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
id tell ya but this might not be the best place, did ya know it,s almost legal here.heh heh


Patria    Posted 02-17-2005 at 19:39:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's that so?



is    Posted 02-17-2005 at 19:41:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess I meant [is that so?]

LOL..fricking english!


deadcarp    Posted 02-17-2005 at 20:33:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
years ago, we had named our boys guy & todd, thinking those wouldn't be easy names for the kids to tease. (course, then the word gay got popular & toad was always there ) anyway, one day after work i was hot, tired & at my wit's end and about to ream their butts about busted water balloons all over the yard, so i whipped open the screen door and yelled "ty and god!"...... by then the neighbrss were looking & i was chuckling so hard i just waved & watched tv. :)


Patria    Posted 02-17-2005 at 20:46:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL!!! ty and god..heheh

You know Gerrit's main language is Dutch, mine is Spanish, and neither of us used English very often until after we met. His English is better than mine, much better I'd say. Still, sometimes we could bump in a road-block with a much needed word in English to get our point across when we are talking to one another. We laugh a lot!


Burrhead    Posted 02-17-2005 at 20:08:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL English aint so bad onest ye git thuh hang uvit Patria.


Patria    Posted 02-17-2005 at 20:23:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Specially when you're teaching huh?

Remember when I first posted in this forum?

It was the first time ever I posted in an english speaking forum.

You guys sure had fun with my writing, I'm sure you still do. I don't always do the spell check thing, and I can still make a lot of mistakes.

But I don't worry anymore, though..


Burrhead    Posted 02-17-2005 at 20:29:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would'nt worry about it. The grammar police got voted out,


Patria    Posted 02-17-2005 at 20:36:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
He's helped me a lot too...still do!

I hope you'll like our coffee, gonna put the package in the mail tomorrow!



toolman    Posted 02-17-2005 at 20:29:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
FRICKING ENGLISH, ROTFLMAO, patria my dear dear friend it is not your englis that made me laugh so hard but i just imagined your tone and mood when you posted that, gotta go clean the monitor and keyboard again lol


Burrhead    Posted 02-17-2005 at 20:30:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
do ye rekin she stomped her foot too?? I thought it was cute.


toolman    Posted 02-17-2005 at 20:44:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
haha i,ll bet she did , do you suppose she got her irish up lol.


I'm a betting man    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:31:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
And I won. I knew you would be the one to post that. ROFLMAO

Second guess was Salmoneye.

- Peanut, still snickering - thanks toolman


toolman    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:36:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey what can i say, guess i could blame salmoneye for the bad infulence huh lol.


bob ny    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:22:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was just out there in my garden with red paint marking the rows in 10 inches of snow my wife was ready to call the boys with the extra long sleeve jacket


Farmall    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:13:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Onions, cucumbers, Cabbage,. ( I keep trying to grtow them to maturity, never have any luck) Cabbage that is, Strawberries, black berrys, sweet corn, radishes, potatos, yellow crookneck squash, zucinni, spagatee squash, sweet taters, cantaloupe, peas and beans, lotsa beans


mark    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:18:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
onions, taters, maters, corn, cukes, pumpkins,
peas, beans, peppers, add to the strawberries
and if the grapes survive the winter, about 6-8
more plants of them. We'll also expand the
apple orchard by another 10 trees or so.
Almost forgot the bumper crop of weeds


Peanut    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:24:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark and Farmall,

How do you keep the birds off the strawberries? Nets?


mark    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:41:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never had problems with birds, my kids are a
diffrent matter though. Maybe it's because I
have rhubarb in with the strawberries.

I have trouble with the birds ( and blue hairs )
getting my chokecherries on our far east
boundry so I've planted a bunch of them up
close to the house.


grandmother    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:41:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
string some aluminum foil just above the plants.Cruch peices of foil, run a string through and hang. Works great here.


Hmm    Posted 02-17-2005 at 18:53:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good idea. I like that. Thanks.

- Peanut


gran    Posted 02-17-2005 at 19:09:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
he** bells, I started to ask about tomatoes when this critter died on me. Has enyone ever tried upsidedown tomatoes? Saw some in a mag. looks interesting to us with little spaceand and poor soil. I'm on the wrong page for that I guess.


Ha Ha Ha    Posted 02-17-2005 at 19:16:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
We tried them a couple of years ago. The concept was great but we had no place to hang them and still get the afternoon sun. They ended up underneath our deck in buckets.

Its easy to do. No bugs get on them. Its really weird too, the plants try so hard to grow up they actually curve around the bottom of the bucket and try to grow up until the weight of the plant pulls itself down.

I will try again with an open field, water, and a pipe or wood beam to hang the buckets from. Its is neat.

- Peanut


we do    Posted 02-17-2005 at 19:16:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Every year we plant 4 cherry tomatoe plants
like that.
mark


Hollie    Posted 02-17-2005 at 21:09:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
that would be a cute gimic for the daycare kids...how do you do that?


mark    Posted 02-17-2005 at 21:21:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just take a hanging flower pot and put a 3/4
inch hole in the bottom. Shake the dirt off the
roots of a cherry tomatoe plant then shove the
plant up through the hole til the first leaves are
just entering the hole. Hold the plant in place,
fill the pot with dirt ( lightly pack it as you go )
then hang it up. The plant will curve around the
pot and start to grow upwards. If the vines get
too heavy either from growth or tomatoes, you
can tie them up using butchers string or an
old pair of nylons.


Hollie    Posted 02-18-2005 at 06:56:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
thankyou...by golly i'm gonna do that...sounds like a fun idea....and the cherry tomatoes sounds like a good choice cause it won't get too heavey....now i just have to find a sunny place...off the ends of the clothes line pole comes to mind...........cool!!! can't wait!!!


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