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LONGHAIR 04-28-2011 04:09 PM

Anybody planting a garden....
 
As kid's our dad had us tilling the garden for planting...We'd plant Vegetables like Tomatoes-Peppers-and lettuce...He would say if you want to put you feet under the kitchen table to eat,you will do chores...Now I only plant Tomatoes plants so I can have (BLT)s...There's nothing like fresh Tomatoes....Anybody else plant any kind of Garden ??....I was told chicken poo was to HOT for Fertilizer ??...use cow or horse....

robocop10mm 04-28-2011 04:15 PM

I have had zero luck the last two years with tomatoes, but my jalapenos have been phenominal! This year I put in jalapenos and yellow squash. I already have peppers coming on.

Chicken manure must be composted prior to inserting into the garden. There is too much nitrogen unless it is composted down for a month or two.

Trez 04-28-2011 04:25 PM

Horse manure also contains lots of weed seeds, as horses do not digest seeds the way that cattle do. Chicken manure, even when well rotted, is very concentrated and should be used sparingly.
No matter what you use, I would mix it into a compost pile. As even horse and cow manure can be a little "hot" if fresh. A little organic materal and some soil, you should be good.. (Ive lived on a ranch most of my life, and this is what we've always done..)

Ive already got my garden going, and its looking great!! (I was getting tired of what they call "produce" at the stores....) :cool:

LONGHAIR 04-28-2011 05:30 PM

All store produce is tasteless and has no flavor...Even Fastfood Tomatoes are tasteless...Nothing like growing your own...

mrm14 04-28-2011 05:48 PM

In the process of getting the garden togeather now. Chicken manure has some advantages over horse or steer manure. The gullet of the bird grinds all seeds up it eats and doesn't leave trash seeds in the ground when you use it as fertilizer. You only have to fertilize with chicken manure every three years as it has good residual effects. Use it spareingly as it is "hot" and till or disc it in thouroughly and deep.

mrm14 04-28-2011 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 494924)
I have had zero luck the last two years with tomatoes, but my jalapenos have been phenominal! This year I put in jalapenos and yellow squash. I already have peppers coming on.

Chicken manure must be composted prior to inserting into the garden. There is too much nitrogen unless it is composted down for a month or two.

Try this trick with your tomatoes. After planted in the ground let them grow to about 18" in height. Clip off the bottom 10" to 12" of stems and leaves. Dig a small trench about 3" or so deep next to the plant and lean over trimmed stalk of plant into it and bury. This part of plant will go to roots. The extra roots will enhance the water and neutrients up take of the plant and usually get you much better size and yield off the plant.

notdku 04-28-2011 06:07 PM

I have the tomatoes planted and the Basil is still going from last year.

lonyaeger 04-28-2011 06:33 PM

We have lots of tomatoes, onions, peppers, squashes, and herbs planted and rockin' right along. We have a really nice big irrigated garden at our house. Fenced, too, so the deer won't eat it all up.

My wife and I live on tomato sandwiches or BLTs pretty much all summer long.

LONGHAIR 04-28-2011 06:51 PM

BLT's are Bad Ass...I can't get a nuff of them...I eat two or three a week in the summertime myself...Bacon..Hickory Smoked Bacon..Is the Sh!t...

winds-of-change 04-28-2011 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by mrm14 (Post 494998)
Try this trick with your tomatoes. After planted in the ground let them grow to about 18" in height. Clip off the bottom 10" to 12" of stems and leaves. Dig a small trench about 3" or so deep next to the plant and lean over trimmed stalk of plant into it and bury. This part of plant will go to roots. The extra roots will enhance the water and neutrients up take of the plant and usually get you much better size and yield off the plant.

I only grow tomatoes and my son usually puts in some habeneros.

MRM, I do a version of what you describe. I plant the plants very deep for a better root system. I love homegrown tomatoes.


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