Garden 2019

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  1. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 10 pointer

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    Weather didnt pan out on my time off last week so garden got pushed back a week. Planted everything but my tomatoes today. Anyone ever grown Incredible corn? First year planting it. My uncle brought me a bag of seed so thought I'd give it a shot.
     
  2. barney

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    I've never grown that particular one, but I've grown a bunch of the SE varieties over the years, and you can't go wrong with a sugar enhanced variety.

    When I started growing for market back in the day Silver Queen was it. Everyone grew it, customers demanded it. I got to reading about a new corn called Bodacious, it was a type of sweet corn with the SE gene. SE simply means sugar enhanced, and it was that for sure! Creamy tender kernels like Silver Queen, but way more sweetness, and unlike the aforementioned, Bodacious had holding ability. I couldn't get many customers to try it the first year I offered it, but by the 3rd year selling it, I OWNED the corn market around here! Over the years I became the Trump of the farmers market! The customers loved me, the other vendors concocted every lie one could imagine to shut me down..

    At some point you need to try some of the newer synergistic varieties. They are Da Bomb!
     
  3. bigpuddin43

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    we set 333 pepper plants Monday and finished up 30-40 eggplants and 60-80 tomato plants yesterday beans squash and a few leafy greans will go in the ground by the weekend. wish it was easier to upload pictures
     
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    guessing everyone has been busy in the garden this past week of nice warm weather. We got 625 pole bean plants set out and cattle panels up for them to grow on. also got okra out and about 64 ft of cucumbers out. everything is looking good so far except the couple bean plants the deer decided to nip on.
     
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    What do you trellis your cucumbers with?
     
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    If I planted a small garden, it would be eaten-up over night by Deer and other critters.:(
     
  8. bigpuddin43

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    I use an electric fence they typically run into it a time or two then avoid the area. in the winter with my cover crop its not unusual to see 10-20 deer in there.
     
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  9. Ataulbe1

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    Another load of lettuce mix, kale, and spinach
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    Getting close to some fried green tomatoes
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    Fruit trees coming along nice, except I had a huge branch break off the peach tree. Lost about 30 peaches.
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    Love this story. It reminds me of my Grandma. Everything taste better there.:):)
    My favorite memories ever was spending time there when school was out. I squirrel hunted with Grandpa's 22, gigged frogs, rode his old plow mule, fed the chickens and gathered eggs. Best times of my life. 8 years old.
     
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    Farming is a gamble. o_O
     
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    May have to prop some of the limbs up ,if you can, especially as the fruit gets bigger.Everything looks good
     
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  14. barney

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    Life is a gamble.
     
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  15. Recurve77

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    I'm envious of your gardens guys. I'm 64 years old and have always grown pretty large gardens since my early 20's. We bought and moved to a new property last year that is not garden friendly for multiple reasons (lack of good sun and good garden space, overrun with deer and coons, concerns about what chemicals are in the soil etc). My prior garden consisted of 26 years of work to develop the soil organically without the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Thanks to my Dad who instilled that approach to gardening in me. My "garden" this year consists of a half dozen tomato plants, 2 pepper plants and small plantings of lettuce and spinach all on an elevated deck that prevents the critters from getting to them. It appears that I have turned the page on the gardening chapter and moved on to other interests that occupy my time to the point that I'm not sure I would have time to grow a big garden. I miss it but it is what it is. I am blessed with having a couple of fairly large road side stands near by that grow a great variety of produce, so it appears that they will become my future source of fresh veggies. I look forward to seeing pics of your gardens as the season progresses.
     
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