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The Garden Thread

Renegadenole

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It is Springtime. Let’s see your gardens.

I roto tilled a spot for sweet corn today.



This will be 100 yard long rows. I’m planting Aspire Round Up ready sweet corn. I bought 2500 seeds so 4.5 rows at 6 inch spacing.
That's awesome and I can appreciate the commitment and work. But, "round-up ready" sweet corn? Didn't know this was a thing.
 

MSU_Spartans

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Increasing my garden size this year. I'm building two raised beds here in the next week or so. Here is what I have started indoors:

Peppers: Fish (medium hot), Bull Nose Sweet, Jimmy Nardello (long chili looking but sweet)

Bee balm for pollinators

The other pictures have the lettuce and tomatoes I've started. The third picture is random seeds I found in the garage and because I hate clutter I decided to plant them and see what happens. The flowers have already sprout after only a few days. Pepper seedlings.JPGLettuce Tomato seeds.JPGRandom Seeds.JPGSeeds.JPG
 

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I should have sent you some of my seeds.
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Im hoping my asparagus plot comes through this year. I did well for 2 years and didn't do much a couple years ago. So I let it go untouched this past year all the way to fall so the roots could get plenty of sun power.

Also going big on Romas. I made my own pasta sauce last year but I way underestimated how much you need to make a good amount. Thinking 12 plants this year.
 

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You doing heirloom?
I’ve been growing my own chile’s since 1998. I have been documenting the crop (weather,temps, taste, heat) each year and have been saving seeds since 2002. I replant my seeds every year and I believe my seeds know our climate, my soil, and how I treat them. Or at least I hope they do. So they aren’t heirloom per se but they are adjusted to my soil, etc.
 

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I’ve been growing my own chile’s since 1998. I have been documenting the crop (weather,temps, taste, heat) each year and have been saving seeds since 2002. I replant my seeds every year and I believe my seeds know our climate, my soil, and how I treat them. Or at least I hope they do. So they aren’t heirloom per se but they are adjusted to my soil, etc.
Im wanting to do that with garlic. I tried last year but they all died. lol. Im gonna order some this year and see if I have better luck.
 

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Planting garden 1st weekend of May so don’t have to cover plants at night as much. Early Girl and Celebrity tomato plants started 3 weeks ago. Will plant cakes, green beans, radishes, lettuce, zucchini and bell peppers.

We still have enough herbs and spices to skip this year.
 

sanction

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The floods drowned my sweet corn. I’m
tilling it all up and starting over.

I can’t abide a 50% germination rate.

Other vegetables will be planted as soon as the ground dries.

Welcome to farming.
 
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Nape

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My pepper patch is going to town. Tons of cayenne’s already. The lemon drops are getting ready to start shitting out their fruit pods soon and the habanero’s and ghosts have about a month before fruit arrives. We haven’t had much rain the last two weeks so I have had to water more than I’m used to. We finally got 2”+ Sunday, along with a nasty ‘Nader that dropped about a mile from my house. 11:00pm naders suck.
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My pepper patch is going to town. Tons of cayenne’s already. The lemon drops are getting ready to start shitting out their fruit pods soon and the habanero’s and ghosts have about a month before fruit arrives. We haven’t had much rain the last two weeks so I have had to water more than I’m used to. We finally got 2”+ Sunday, along with a nasty ‘Nader that dropped about a mile from my house. 11:00pm naders suck.
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Looks good man! Do you do anything to prevent insects? Peppers are the biggest pain in the ass for me because the bugs go after them big time
 

sanction

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My pepper patch is going to town. Tons of cayenne’s already. The lemon drops are getting ready to start shitting out their fruit pods soon and the habanero’s and ghosts have about a month before fruit arrives. We haven’t had much rain the last two weeks so I have had to water more than I’m used to. We finally got 2”+ Sunday, along with a nasty ‘Nader that dropped about a mile from my house. 11:00pm naders suck.
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Those look good.

I had a complete failure with your seeds Nape. I planted 3 separate times and heavy rain screwed me every time. The last ones I planted have some small plants growing. Will have to wait and see.
 

sanction

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I’m picking about 50 squash every 2 days and a lot of eggplants and cucumbers.

My tomatos have blight and are rotting just before ripening. I picked 100 green today and will spray with copper and wait on next batch.

The sweet corn looks good and should be ready in a couple of weeks
 

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