!!!show Me Your Gardens!!!
I am curious to see what everybody is planting this year and your garden sizes?
For me I have a small garden 15 x 20
with tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, squash, sugar snaps, onions,
basil, thyme, mint, spinach.
Does anybody have any pictures or realy good growth yet?
My garden is going to be massive with several beds. Started seeds indoors and now I have lots of tomatoes, cukes, squash, peppers (had to buy), etc. I have not planted yet as Colorado weather is crazy for these summer type veggies so a few weeks out. I can plant the root veggies however and even some lettuces. No pictures yet.
I don't have any pics of my garden but I have 5 earthboxes. I've already had to replant my tomatoes. Frost got them. And my peppers. Bugs got them. And most likely my lemon cucumbers. Slugs got them. Aargh! I do have some Safer's Insectisidal Soap now and hopefully the rest will survive. I have two Early Girl tomatoes, one red grape, one yellow one that looks like grape but a bit larger, two yellow and two red bell pepper plants, the lemon cukes, two kinds of onions, butter lettuce, parsley, three kinds of mint, rosemary, and lavender. I also have a large strawberry patch, two kinds of apple, two kinds of pear and one cherry tree. I am not at all happy about one apple and one pear tree. Hubby took to pruning it and did it wrong on purpose. I think he wants to kill the trees. There is not much left of them now. The remaining apple tree was not overly productive, producing only on one or two branches and for the past few years, those apples have gotten sunburn so there was nothing there to eat.
My garden is in containers. Will take pics.
6 bell peppers in a box hubby built. (This is their 3rd year, I think). The frost got them. So I cut them back drastically and they sprouted out again. Now they have blooms all over them. They look odd because the stalks are so thick with only a good start of leaves and full of blooms.
5 banana peppers, 2 in one pot and 3 in the other. They are several years old also and were originanlly in the ground. I potted them last fall. They are kind of lanky looking and really need to be cut back. I keep waiting till they are not producing and that hasn't happened. Those plants have produced peppers continuously even through the winter. We had them inside when it was too cold outside.
7 new bush tomatoes. They were all planted at the same time. 4 are maybe 8" high, 1 a little larger, 1 maybe 14'" and the other 20" and covered in blooms - what's up?
4 grape tomatoes about 6" high.
Basil, thyme, oregano, sage, mints: chocolate, lemon balm, orange, peppermint, spearmint, (can't think), lime mint. Cilantro. Cucumbers that have been planted twice and still don't look good. Rosemary that's several years old.
I had zucchini and the cold got them, haven't replanted yet.
I don't have a garden yet. I still have much landscaping and renovations to do to get my lawn to look somewhat normal. When I purchased my house it was a little cottage dump, and I'm trying to make it the most fairy tale thing anyone has seen. I have already planted ivy and climbing roses and honey suckles on the castle stones of my house and I made a little garden with ferns and some other plants.
I still want to grow some crops and maybe even put in some purple grapes along my garage. It will be my little wonderland!
- Ilove the smell of honey suckle, and also being able to pull them off off and suck on them
I have already planted ivy and climbing roses and honey suckles on the castle stones of my house and I made a little garden with ferns and some other plants.
- wow, where did you get all these interesting spices at? like: Chocolate, lemon balm, orange,lime mint?
Basil, thyme, oregano, sage, mints: chocolate, lemon balm, orange, peppermint, spearmint, (can't think), lime mint. Cilantro
How deep are your earth boxes and what's your soil mixture?
- I know the weather has not been coopertive here as well. In april the last part of april here we had freezing weather, then I've been swamped at work myself and was getting kind of bummed that I have not been able to get my garden going sooner.
I have not planted yet as Colorado weather is crazy for these summer type veggies so a few weeks out.
it sounds lovely, Trinity!!! :)
Originally Posted by trinity082482
"...forever is composed of nows..."
Here's my garden...
I have pictures of my current garden posted in another thread: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showpost....5&postcount=17
If you have any questions about "square foot gardening," just ask!
I planted a couple of weeks ago, and what's coming up so far: beans, tomatoes, cauliflower, beets, pumpkins, melons, broccoli rabe; strawberry plants going strong!
Still waiting on the others to peek up! This weekend, I will be putting in parsley, lovage, cilantro, and I'm not sure what else yet!
Would love to see pictures of your garden too!
"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien
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1/1/2010 - 250.0 lbs. :( - Back to raw! :)
Mary!!! I just read the "Square Foot Gardener" and I can't wait to get my garden in! I'm going to use your picture to show DH "the plan" ....he doesn't "get it"! Thanks...is this the first time you've used this technique??? Any tips would be appreciated!!
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Here are a few pics. More later.
2. first tomato
3. grape tomato plants, baby cucumber plants by fence in background
4. new growth and blooms on a 3rd yr pepper plant
5. oregano and rosemary
Last edited by Doe; 05-10-2007 at 02:44 PM.
I planted my garden about 3 weeks ago. 7 tomato plants, 3 basil plants, Italian parsley, pineapple sage. Tomato plants are growing like crazy with little green tomatoes all over. I used my whole compost pile on this, and it is wonderful! If you don't have a compost pile, I recommend you start one now!
I sooooo need to get busy on my garden. Right now all I have done, is a built a new raised bed and filled it 1/4 way with dirt. So need to get some more dirt in there and get some plants a growing!
My 12 y/o raw foodist, unschooled daughter in one of our raised veggie beds ~
(Sorry they're so big)
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Vital Harvest, it is good to be able to see them!
How do ypu get them posted full size?