Anybody planting a garden....

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by LONGHAIR, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    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....
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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.
     

  3. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    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:
     
  4. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    All store produce is tasteless and has no flavor...Even Fastfood Tomatoes are tasteless...Nothing like growing your own...
     
  5. mrm14

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    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.
     
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  6. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    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.
     
  7. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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

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    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.
     
  9. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    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...
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    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.
     
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Tomatoes, of course. Garlic, green peas, potatoes, asparagus, green beans, corn, lettuce, onions, yellow squash, couple of kinds of hot peppers, beets, carrots, green peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, fava beans (yuck!) for my lady. Cucumbers, cantaloupe, water melon, pumpkins. A few butter beans (limas) for a taste of fresh limas. Kale and mustard for greens.

    From Micah 4:4- I shall sit in the shade of my fig and my vine, and no man shall make me afraid.
     
  12. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    Damn that sounds like one Bad Ass Garden...Let's eat...
     
  13. danf_fl

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    The wife is planting parsley, chives, and basil.

    But I'm not orangello near mine. :)
     
  14. lonyaeger

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    This is ours.
     

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  15. WDbeej

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    Got seeds planted for my garden this season. Have to plant seeds in peat pots this early in NE Ohio. Leave the trays out during the day and bring them in at night until last few days.
    Working on Snow Peas, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Assorted Chile Peppers. In another week or so, I will transplant the seedlings into my raised bed gardens and Earth boxes. My development was built on an old horse farm. My yard is clay. Sucks to dig in so I put in the raised beds and brought in garden soil.
     
  16. c3shooter

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    Lon- the raised beds are nice. You doing the "Square foot gardening" thing? we did that when living in Colorado- limited room, but you can grow a LOT of stuff if you plan it.
     
  17. lonyaeger

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    Gotta admit, the beds were here when we got here, but I've always been a fan of raised beds. Not familiar with the "square foot gardening" thing, though. What is it?

    The nice thing, too, is that each bed is irrigated with it's own hose bib with soaker hoses. Makes it so easy to water. Have composting bins right next door, too, but even though it's the right thing to do, it takes a lot of discipline and is a pretty big PIA.
     
  18. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    WOW!! How big an area does this cover?
     
  19. c3shooter

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    WOC, we do about a half acre for the veggies- but if things turn real crappy, can easily double that, plus do another acre of just potatoes (hey- the Irish LIVED on them!) Also grapes, blackberrys, raspberries, gooseberries, apples, pears, peaches.

    Lon, check out one of these- http://www.amazon.com/Square-Foot-G...=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304079973&sr=1-2

    Concept is you plan what you will plant in each square foot- and you plant each seed deliberately, not in rows or scattering. You might have one tomato plant in a 1x1, surrounded by 12 onions, or 4 dozen radishes. Plant a high item, and a low item- and you never step on where you are growing plants. we found we could grow cukes vertically by planting near a board fence that had some wire mesh fence hanging from it.
     
  20. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    My Neighbour was out fixing his Craftsman riding lawnmore...He hit a stump and broke the cast-aluminum part that holds the blade on one side...Anyway..It broke a spring also...When he when't to get the part from Sears they said they don't make them anymore...The riding tractor is only 13 years old..He said he got it in 1998...and they don't make parts for something that is only 13 years old???...:confused:..I guess your supost-to-throw away everything now days...Who's got $$$Money to do that???...He's going to look on the inter-net and see if he can find something....Everything is throw-away..nowdays....