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Nearly Normal
2012-04-05, 05:13
Okra is up......So is my pink eyed purple hulls....course'... you have to pass your southern crowder pea selection by AB.....
Corn is coming up but I need to kill a crow and leave his dead ass out there...those bastards just pull it up....but they respect that.

moytoy
2012-04-05, 06:30
..tomatoes growing here ..

Ray
2012-04-05, 10:28
Radishes, of course, sweet peas climbing the fence, tomatoes have been set out, hop vine has woken up on caffeine and has already outgrown its support, sweet potato slips seem to have taken, okra planted, potatoes have made their way through a foot of leaf mulch. Planted but not up yet are green beans, squash and swiss chard. Volunteer vining spinach by the hundreds as always, I'll let one or two grow and hoe the rest under. Horseradish is already big and ugly, some onions from last year are starting to bulb, so is the garlic and I've set out this year's basil plants. Probably some other stuff too that I can't remember.

JAK
2012-04-05, 13:47
deer

JAK
2012-04-05, 14:13
Deer mostly. Plus our two cats, and the occassional racoon. Two high bush blueberry, rhubarb, and some herbs if anything but the mint made it through winter. Will be planting some vegetables and more herbs this year. I'll wait a few more weeks for most. Deer don't like it when the frost kills their veggies. Have a great Easter weekend everyone, planting or planning.

sheepdog
2012-04-05, 19:40
daffodil's may start blooming soon.

Nearly Normal
2012-04-06, 03:03
daffodil's may start blooming soon.

Very cool

Weary
2012-04-06, 12:29
daffodil's may start blooming soon.
Daffodils started blooming last week, here in midcoast Maine -- the earliest by far in my memory. The reason? A super warm winter and early spring. Last month a new record was set when we had 70 plus temperatures. It beat by 18 degrees or so the last record year for that date, 1946 -- the year I graduated high school. The unusual warmth feels great, but it is not all good news. Fruit tree flower buds are already starting to break, worrying farmers that a seasonal frost could damage this year's crop. Nature doesn't like surprises, a few years ago what looked like a bumper crop for my small patch of wild blueberries ended when the early blossoms were killed by an unexpected June frost.

Rosaleen
2012-04-06, 13:45
Lucky you with gardens growing! Here in the crazy Northeast, we had almost a week of mid-80 temps, then back down to hard freezes the next week. My crocuses bloomed and then croaked. Forsythia looks OK, so far, but many farmers are worried about fruit trees and the experts advise not planting or being able to bring in/cover tender plants until about May 1.

Gotta love (NOT) wearing shorst one day and needing my down jacket 2 days later. Remoinds me of backpacking in mountains...

Bearpaw
2012-04-06, 15:35
Only thing I ever grew was tobacco. My hands were coated in tar from stripping tobacco since before I could remember much anything else. I hated it. I've never grown any thing since except athlete's foot. I guess I was meant to be more of a hunter-gatherer than a farmer. Maybe I'll try a garden when I finally settle in one place and grow up a little.

john pickett
2012-04-06, 18:52
My Wallet

Nearly Normal
2012-04-06, 21:15
My Wallet

That's funny.

mudhead
2012-04-07, 19:38
daffodil's may start blooming soon.

Any buds showing color? Soon here also. Very exciting.

Spinach is up. Couple of peas. Shallots are just sitting there. Cabbage & lettuce in the ground under cover. Fingers crossed on all of it.:) Waaay too early, but I went for it.

sheepdog
2012-04-07, 19:40
Any buds showing color? Soon here also. Very exciting.

Spinach is up. Couple of peas. Shallots are just sitting there. Cabbage & lettuce in the ground under cover. Fingers crossed on all of it.:) Waaay too early, but I went for it.

Just starting to bloom now. Some red buds are blooming by lake Michigan.

mudhead
2012-04-07, 19:45
You are early, e? Heard they were mowing grass in southern WI. (don't know if it was 1st time, but mowing...)

sheepdog
2012-04-07, 21:09
yeh, cherry farmers are all crying say they lost their crop. Warm weather caused the tart cherries to bloom, frost killed them. Hard being a farmer.

Tin Man
2012-04-07, 21:36
daffodil's may start blooming soon.

mine have been up for two weeks... they are at least a month ahead of schedule... and i didn't even know they knew how to read a schedule

Tin Man
2012-04-07, 21:38
yeh, cherry farmers are all crying say they lost their crop. Warm weather caused the tart cherries to bloom, frost killed them. Hard being a farmer.

some here say they have lost their apple crop for the same reason... but mostly it ain't their livelihood, just their ciderhood

Superman
2012-04-08, 11:20
Last year when I got home I planted what was left of the veggie plants that Daisy bought. this year I bought a new rear tine roto tiller. I tilled the garden the last week before I left. I bought all the stuff for Daisy to start our plants from seed. we'll see how it all works out. If Daisy starts the plants and gets them in the ground I'll marry her. Just sayin.

Spogatz
2012-04-08, 14:00
Dirt and weeds

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mudhead
2012-04-09, 07:37
Last year when I got home I planted what was left of the veggie plants that Daisy bought. this year I bought a new rear tine roto tiller. I tilled the garden the last week before I left. I bought all the stuff for Daisy to start our plants from seed. we'll see how it all works out. If Daisy starts the plants and gets them in the ground I'll marry her. Just sayin.

She stacks wood and can use a snowblower. She needs to garden too?

saimyoji
2012-04-09, 13:56
Hard being a farmer.

times are hard all around....

suAvWWTdE4U

Gaiter
2012-04-09, 16:37
started my container garden back up today, got a couple of tomato plants, some coleus and petunias, still need to plant the basil... surviving from last year: sage, mint, chives, passion flower vine, some herb that I'm not sure what it is, and one branch of my jasmine, thinking about planting another jasmine, saw confederate jasmine today that was tempting, but my passion flower is intertwined with the mostly dead jasmine and its about to bloom, might wait till after it blooms...

Hog On Ice
2012-04-09, 17:49
not exactly a garden but I saw a lot of wildflowers up in the park today as I was checking the springs and other water sources - including dwarf iris, gay wings, pussy toes, lots of different mustards, lots of different violets including nice masses of bird's foot violets in their different forms (love the dark maroon form), lots of flowering trees too including apples, redbud, service berry, sassafras, dogwood, crabapple ... also flowers on the huckleberry bushes

Nearly Normal
2012-04-09, 18:11
started my container garden back up today, got a couple of tomato plants, some coleus and petunias, still need to plant the basil... surviving from last year: sage, mint, chives, passion flower vine, some herb that I'm not sure what it is, and one branch of my jasmine, thinking about planting another jasmine, saw confederate jasmine today that was tempting, but my passion flower is intertwined with the mostly dead jasmine and its about to bloom, might wait till after it blooms...

I need to find some maypops.

Nearly Normal
2012-05-13, 19:27
Been digging them red taters this week when folks drop by to give away. They turned out pretty fair.
Folks love it when you dig them up a mess to take home.
I'll dig the balance when the moon gets dark.

sheepdog
2012-05-13, 20:58
got lettuce sprouting

mudhead
2012-05-14, 07:18
Slugs. Ugh.

Superman
2012-05-14, 08:46
She stacks wood and can use a snowblower. She needs to garden too?

She can also use the wood chipper plus she's prone to violence. I am behaved.:biggrin:

Ray
2012-05-14, 09:19
Buncha years ago I used to get gout really bad. It's under control now.

But one time I got it really, really bad. It was the first week in June. Foot swelled up twice it's normally oversized size, it hurt to just look at it, I was even running a fever. Went barefoot on crutches to the doctor who checked my chart and said "That's funny. You were also here with gout last year on the first week of June." It took me a while to figure it out.

Peas. English peas. When they start coming in in late May we had pea feasts - English peas shelled and dropped into boiling water with mint sprigs then the pot taken off the heat. Supper many days was just bowls of fresh peas and butter with cornbread. Peas aren't high in purines which cause gout, but if you eat a lot of them...

The point is that it's pea season right now. I'm picking them every day. I only get a half-cup of peas at supper, just a couple bites, and the freezer gets the rest. But what I want is a big bowl of buttered English peas and I want seconds and more for dessert. I really suck at this self control thing.

sheepdog
2012-05-14, 11:10
My grape vines are just starting to leaf out. My blueberry bushes are blooming. I just planted a few upside down grape tomatoes and the herb garden is going in.

john pickett
2012-05-14, 11:53
Ray, re: gout.
I take 100 mg Allopurinal (and have for years) for my gout.
It's always worked well. Recently I had carpal-tunnel surgery
and was told to stop taking my fish-oil and Aleve two weeks
prior to and two weeks after the surgery to reduce the chance
of untoward post surgical bleeding. After 3 1/2 weeks of no
anti-inflamatories my right great toe began to swell and I began to
suffer when I put my shoe on. I was grateful to resume the fish-oil
and aleve

Ray
2012-05-14, 16:16
I'm also on Allopurinol & fish oil. Unless I do something stupid like get dehydrated or go way off diet I'm ok.

So not too much beer and not too many purines at once. And that's ok. I like liver and sardines but I can do without and if I have to keep shrimp servings to cocktail sizes, I don't mind that either.

But -snivel alert- things like English peas, blackeyes and pinto beans, man, they oughta be exempt. It's just not fair.

Superman
2012-05-14, 16:24
I'm also on Allopurinol & fish oil. Unless I do something stupid like get dehydrated or go way off diet I'm ok.

So not too much beer and not too many purines at once. And that's ok. I like liver and sardines but I can do without and if I have to keep shrimp servings to cocktail sizes, I don't mind that either.

But -snivel alert- things like English peas, blackeyes and pinto beans, man, they oughta be exempt. It's just not fair.

I've been on allopurinol for a few years. One time Daisy made a big pot of lentil soup....because it's healthy. Then she went away for a few days. While she was gone I ate lentil soup for two meals a day. By the time she got back my toe was all swolen. It turns out that lentils are high in purines...who knew....maybe Daisy.

cool breeze
2012-05-14, 16:54
She is prone to violence.

Superman
2012-05-14, 17:13
She is prone to violence.

egggzakly

mudhead
2012-05-14, 20:33
Can you eat edible pod peas like Sugar Snap? Without the rationing I mean...

Ray
2012-05-14, 21:40
Sugar Snaps, like green beans, are ok.

I think we're going to have an early blueberry harvest this year. The berries are already starting to turn red.

mudhead
2012-05-15, 17:00
Some consolation. Not the same as a gob of peas, but good grazing.

Oak leaves are @1" here. In town they are bigger. Lilacs blooming there too.

Austin
2012-05-15, 20:05
Tomatoes. Peppers.

Getting materials together to "Build" a raised bed. two 4' X 12' beds to start.
Will be 8" deep and 24" off the ground. I need to figure out how to set up the drip system IN the boxes.
Texas heat. I am leaning towards putting the drip system into the bottom of the boxes and water from the roots up.

Anyone ever done anything like this?

Ray
2012-05-15, 21:29
Tomatoes. Peppers.

Getting materials together to "Build" a raised bed. two 4' X 12' beds to start.
Will be 8" deep and 24" off the ground. I need to figure out how to set up the drip system IN the boxes.
Texas heat. I am leaning towards putting the drip system into the bottom of the boxes and water from the roots up.

Anyone ever done anything like this?I have eleven 4x12 raised beds (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jEiE_UYRG38/TiObXR1pF-I/AAAAAAAAAhA/PtBvexfJoz0/s320/IMG_2698.JPG) for veggies, three more for grapevines and a couple odd sized beds (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9U3qmYtmaBA/SkIfuEll4LI/AAAAAAAAAOg/Af1sZZup2Rg/s320/junegarden+003.jpg) for perennial flowers. (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9U3qmYtmaBA/SkIfuWOUHEI/AAAAAAAAAOo/Sc6rPWXPpGE/s1600/junegarden+002.jpg)

In the veggie beds I use 25 foot drip hoses set to make four rows (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e3wuEbD89mA/Ta8xNysJr1I/AAAAAAAAAVc/sLJ92MS0qxA/s320/arikara1.JPG) then after the plants are big enough (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Dceev38GZR8/Tf5MhlQN-iI/AAAAAAAAAaI/BoAPvT94Rq8/s320/IMG_2592.JPG)I cover everything with a heavy mulch (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9U3qmYtmaBA/Soir2fSFmeI/AAAAAAAAARI/L1WDRxRjZQY/s320/aug09+068.jpg)from the compost pile, though if you plant close enough (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wQqZmUkmQQ8/Tfv9aViGWKI/AAAAAAAAAZg/MdAtDN7rZH4/s320/IMG_2573.JPG) they'll make their own shade.

Four of the beds have trellises set down the middle (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vI21L1af-EQ/Tdhuf_0jw_I/AAAAAAAAAXM/6Rac9zlqWyc/s320/bed6.JPG)for vining plants (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-okFMsyuZxJs/TemU9QLHwPI/AAAAAAAAAYA/rVhNDUdxByI/s320/9%2Bbefore.JPG) like peas, cukes, beans, (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F6N8QBgib5Y/TjITV1pZl_I/AAAAAAAAAiI/I-ESythu5Js/s320/IMG_2763.JPG) weird stuff (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9U3qmYtmaBA/Sn9tpyqW7uI/AAAAAAAAAQQ/-sKOvBpx77g/s320/IMG_0450.jpg)and tomatoes. (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-stWxRwtal3k/TiOawYEaIJI/AAAAAAAAAgA/I6N-3FU9nHE/s320/IMG_2759.JPG).

Austin
2012-05-15, 21:54
I have eleven 4x12 raised beds (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jEiE_UYRG38/TiObXR1pF-I/AAAAAAAAAhA/PtBvexfJoz0/s320/IMG_2698.JPG) for veggies, three more for grapevines and a couple odd sized beds (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9U3qmYtmaBA/SkIfuEll4LI/AAAAAAAAAOg/Af1sZZup2Rg/s320/junegarden+003.jpg) for perennial flowers. (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9U3qmYtmaBA/SkIfuWOUHEI/AAAAAAAAAOo/Sc6rPWXPpGE/s1600/junegarden+002.jpg)

In the veggie beds I use 25 foot drip hoses set to make four rows (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e3wuEbD89mA/Ta8xNysJr1I/AAAAAAAAAVc/sLJ92MS0qxA/s320/arikara1.JPG) then after the plants are big enough (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Dceev38GZR8/Tf5MhlQN-iI/AAAAAAAAAaI/BoAPvT94Rq8/s320/IMG_2592.JPG)I cover everything with a heavy mulch (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9U3qmYtmaBA/Soir2fSFmeI/AAAAAAAAARI/L1WDRxRjZQY/s320/aug09+068.jpg)from the compost pile, though if you plant close enough (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wQqZmUkmQQ8/Tfv9aViGWKI/AAAAAAAAAZg/MdAtDN7rZH4/s320/IMG_2573.JPG) they'll make their own shade.

Four of the beds have trellises set down the middle (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vI21L1af-EQ/Tdhuf_0jw_I/AAAAAAAAAXM/6Rac9zlqWyc/s320/bed6.JPG)for vining plants (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-okFMsyuZxJs/TemU9QLHwPI/AAAAAAAAAYA/rVhNDUdxByI/s320/9%2Bbefore.JPG) like peas, cukes, beans, (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F6N8QBgib5Y/TjITV1pZl_I/AAAAAAAAAiI/I-ESythu5Js/s320/IMG_2763.JPG) weird stuff (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9U3qmYtmaBA/Sn9tpyqW7uI/AAAAAAAAAQQ/-sKOvBpx77g/s320/IMG_0450.jpg)and tomatoes. (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-stWxRwtal3k/TiOawYEaIJI/AAAAAAAAAgA/I6N-3FU9nHE/s320/IMG_2759.JPG).

Are they self contained boxes off the ground?

If so this is what I am going for.
I was thinking, build frames with wolmanized lumber and protect the boxes from that with flashing material.
slide the boxes in there.
Will have supports (2 X 2 slots) for frames to put up protection from birds and squirrels, etc...

Skidsteer
2012-05-15, 21:56
Are they self contained boxes off the ground?

If so this is what I am going for.
I was thinking, build frames with womanized lumber and protect the boxes from that with flashing material.
slide the boxes in there.
Will have supports (2 X 2 slots) for frames to put up protection from birds and squirrels, etc...

Please tell me you meant wolmanized.

Austin
2012-05-15, 21:58
I will build the frames to incorporate insulation within. Like Rmax foam board ya know. 4 X 8 sheets cut to size.
This will cut down on water evaporation.

Austin
2012-05-15, 22:00
Please tell me you meant wolmanized.

Ha ha.... yeah that is what I meant

(fixed it)

Ray
2012-05-15, 22:20
Are they self contained boxes off the ground?

If so this is what I am going for.
I was thinking, build frames with wolmanized lumber and protect the boxes from that with flashing material.
slide the boxes in there.
Will have supports (2 X 2 slots) for frames to put up protection from birds and squirrels, etc...No, my frames are just 2x6's set on the ground. My system for squirrel protection (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Gw-0UBduV0c/Tfv9azvUFxI/AAAAAAAAAZw/-htbcFdsJ2E/s320/IMG_2571.JPG) is pretty good (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--cWu_7_G2-c/Tc3gBeUWm6I/AAAAAAAAAWc/aXC50dw6Hhc/s320/herb.JPG)but it sometimes needs supplementation (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g7_R6Q6maSA/TjIO48BkNBI/AAAAAAAAAhY/cn4_a_8VPOo/s320/momo%2Bsquirrel3.JPG) during peak season.

sheepdog
2012-05-15, 22:27
I have been thinking about raised beds too. I don't want any treated wood around vegies. I am thinking about using cement ...maybe decorative blocks.

Ray
2012-05-15, 23:00
I have been thinking about raised beds too. I don't want any treated wood around vegies. I am thinking about using cement ...maybe decorative blocks.I did make natural rock raised beds once and they sucked because I couldn't mow the walkways easily. But I've seen cinder blocks used and they worked well because the holes, facing up, duh, were filled with soil and planted with flowers and herbs like marigolds and creeping thyme and then some holes were just filled with sand to make sitting areas. Cheap and you can build them a little at a time, hauling a few blocks home each day in a car trunk.

Austin
2012-05-16, 10:57
I have been thinking about raised beds too. I don't want any treated wood around vegies. I am thinking about using cement ...maybe decorative blocks.

Yeah I will use the flashing material wherever the natural lumber comes in contact with the treated.
Wolmenized just for the frame to hold up the boxes. Cedar for the rest of it.

auburnbreeze
2012-05-16, 11:53
Okra is up......So is my pink eyed purple hulls....course'... you have to pass your southern crowder pea selection by AB.....
Corn is coming up but I need to kill a crow and leave his dead ass out there...those bastards just pull it up....but they respect that.

LOL... just hadn't heard of the variety you had one time! I love crowder peas! cooked with ham hock, then add some sweet onion, or chow-chow if you like. I prefer just onion.

auburnbreeze
2012-05-16, 11:59
For years growing up, I used to have to go out and weed the garden, hoe, dig taters, pick whatever, got so damn tired of it, I don't know if I will ever enjoy gardening again. Sometimes I think when I retire it might be fun to try it again. Thought about just trying a few herbs on my apartment patio or containers like Gator. Maybe one day.

D'Artagnan
2012-05-16, 14:05
Pictures would be a nice addition to this thread... (Of the gardens, HOI...)

Superman
2012-05-16, 14:23
We can't plant anything outside until the end of the month.

Ray
2012-05-16, 16:09
Pictures would be a nice addition to this thread... (Of the gardens, HOI...)Did you see the ones in my first two posts? Links don't appear much different in this color scheme so you almost have to scroll over the words to see them.

Nearly Normal
2012-05-16, 19:49
LOL... just hadn't heard of the variety you had one time! I love crowder peas! cooked with ham hock, then add some sweet onion, or chow-chow if you like. I prefer just onion.

Pepper sauce......and some corn bread to help push it on your fork.

Weary
2012-05-16, 21:46
I have been thinking about raised beds too. I don't want any treated wood around vegies. I am thinking about using cement ...maybe decorative blocks.
I use untreated 1X8" boards for my compost piles. They last at least 10 years before decay. If I ever get around to raised beds, I suspect 4"X8" timbers will last as long as I will, perhaps, a few years longer. I should have put in raised beds years ago. I own 2.5 acres on the Kennebec. But it isn't prime gardening land. When I bought it 50 years ago, my Dad commented. Why do you want to live in that swamp? Usually, I get pretty good crops. But it is rare that the wet soil allows me to work the soil until early June. This year's late winter drought allowed me to till my garden in March. But then the rains came. The tilled soil has remained a mud puddle ever since.

sheepdog
2012-05-17, 10:40
http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0PDoX6..bRPkQUA8jCJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMT Q4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimage s.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3F_adv_prop%3 Dimage%26va%3Draised%2Bbed%2Bgardening%26fr%3Dytff 1-%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D9&w=2080&h=1544&imgurl=www.savewater.com.au%2Flibrary%2FBluescope_ Water%2FColoVale6.JPG&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.raisedbedvegetablegarden.org %2Fveggie-garden-beds%2F&size=853+KB&name=Veggie+Garden+Beds+|+Raised+Bed+Vegetable+Gar den&p=raised+bed+gardening&oid=05280708e75213b423d6a06e6341bef1&fr2=&fr=ytff1-&tt=Veggie%2BGarden%2BBeds%2B%257C%2BRaised%2BBed%2 BVegetable%2BGarden&b=0&ni=112&no=9&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=11rurdjgv&sigb=13fmp5iv4&sigi=11quavqr2&.crumb=bWk1yi5vyKr
check out these raised beds. Some creative ideas with different kinds of materials.

mudhead
2012-05-19, 06:04
No room in your mailbox.

sheepdog
2012-05-19, 15:50
ok room now.

Hog On Ice
2012-05-19, 18:08
is there a view too?

Russell
2012-05-19, 18:37
Not in jail.

sheepdog
2012-05-19, 20:22
Not in jail.

me neither

Ray
2012-05-19, 21:05
Mosquitoes are in my garden. They found me while I was picking the green peas.

Damn. They usually don't get me until I start picking the green beans.

Blueberries are even starting to turn red and that don't usually happen for a few more weeks.

sheepdog
2012-05-19, 21:10
What kind of blueberry bushes do you have?
I just planted some this spring. Jersey and Northland

Ray
2012-05-19, 21:34
What kind of blueberry bushes do you have?
I just planted some this spring. Jersey and NorthlandRabbiteye blueberries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbiteye_blueberry), which are a southern species, about 6 different varieties.

auburnbreeze
2012-05-22, 15:49
http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0PDoX6..bRPkQUA8jCJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMT Q4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimage s.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3F_adv_prop%3 Dimage%26va%3Draised%2Bbed%2Bgardening%26fr%3Dytff 1-%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D9&w=2080&h=1544&imgurl=www.savewater.com.au%2Flibrary%2FBluescope_ Water%2FColoVale6.JPG&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.raisedbedvegetablegarden.org %2Fveggie-garden-beds%2F&size=853+KB&name=Veggie+Garden+Beds+|+Raised+Bed+Vegetable+Gar den&p=raised+bed+gardening&oid=05280708e75213b423d6a06e6341bef1&fr2=&fr=ytff1-&tt=Veggie%2BGarden%2BBeds%2B%257C%2BRaised%2BBed%2 BVegetable%2BGarden&b=0&ni=112&no=9&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=11rurdjgv&sigb=13fmp5iv4&sigi=11quavqr2&.crumb=bWk1yi5vyKr
check out these raised beds. Some creative ideas with different kinds of materials.

At least with these you won't kill your back!

sheepdog
2012-05-22, 15:53
At least with these you won't kill your back!

yepper

Superman
2012-05-22, 16:08
Rabbiteye blueberries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbiteye_blueberry), which are a southern species, about 6 different varieties.

We have three different types...high, medium and low bush.

Cuffs
2012-05-22, 16:17
Rabbiteye blueberries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbiteye_blueberry), which are a southern species, about 6 different varieties.

my parents u-pick farm has brightwell and climax rabbiteye varieties.

Ray
2012-05-22, 19:40
my parents u-pick farm has brightwell and climax rabbiteye varieties.I very carefully wrote down the names of the varieties I planted making sure to get early, medium and late bearing species.

But that was about 25 years ago and that list is long gone.

I "recently" replanted about 6 more bushes, all different, 4 or 5 years ago and marked them with aluminum tags. The tags are still there but if you held a gun to my head I couldn't tell you what they are without looking..

BTW, Cuffs, that gun to the head thing? Please don't. It's just an expression.

mudhead
2012-05-25, 14:42
I have always favored a neatly trimmed low bush.

Skidsteer
2012-05-25, 19:28
Midget lover, huh?

saimyoji
2012-05-25, 19:31
dont even bring me into your sick perverse fantasy world....

Hog On Ice
2012-05-25, 19:34
fantasy???

mudhead
2012-05-25, 19:40
I am shocked at the responses. Shocked. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinium_angustifolium

Mr. I Dare You To Click On This Link, calling me perverse.


As for midgets, they are easier to carry home like a six pack.

Nearly Normal
2012-05-25, 20:39
The yellow squash is making everyday. I've give away a bushel or more. You can usually give someone two messes. The plants are of the finest example I've ever grown. Bell pepper is pretty good. I expect plenty. Sweet Banana and cayenne also.
Okra is very slow but may show alright later.
Corn is looking OK and starting to put on ears.
Tomatoes have some baseball size green ones.
Cucs were doing very well but the deer have eaten them down through the fence I planted them on. I hope I can keep them from jumping the fence.
I didn't look around enough to find the crowder pea seed (zipper cream)I needed so I planted two rows of 2 year old seed and got up about 2/3rds of them. I'll let them fill out and dry and plant a second crop for eating. I guess I'll save the seed on these from now on.
Flowers are starting to bloom more each day and will continue to improve if I can keep them cut. I planted way too many.
I love fresh flowers everyday.
I missed digging the balance of my potatos on the dark moon so I'll just dig them anyway.

Belew
2012-05-25, 20:46
it's crazy how much farther along your veggies are than ours, just a few hours south.

sheepdog
2012-05-25, 20:48
I am just planting most of my veggies and flowers.

Superman
2012-05-25, 21:02
I am just planting most of my veggies and flowers.

Same here

sheepdog
2012-05-25, 21:06
My honey bees are kicking ass and I am hoping for lots of honey this year.

Nearly Normal
2012-05-25, 21:08
There's always derned old weeds to pull too. Here it's coffee weed, joint grass or johnson grass and a few others. It gets a head of you quick.
Still need to fix up a scare crow to hang my clothes on at the end of the day.
I need to kill a few deer this fall.

Skidsteer
2012-05-25, 21:37
Won't be long now...

4056

Cuffs
2012-05-25, 21:44
Looks like you got blossom find rot setting in...

saimyoji
2012-05-25, 21:59
end?

Hog On Ice
2012-05-25, 22:01
kinda of an odd typo - almost as bad as some of the ones I make

Skidsteer
2012-05-25, 22:15
Looks like you got blossom find rot setting in...

Now let's not get personal.

saimyoji
2012-05-25, 22:29
just don't show it to warrgy....

Cuffs
2012-05-25, 22:39
[QUOTE=Skidsteer;283254]Won't be long now...

That's what she said... :-)

sheepdog
2012-05-25, 23:02
Won't be long now...

4056
http://youtu.be/g0C4FOL1qIw
g0C4FOL1qIw

sheepdog
2012-05-25, 23:07
Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love & homegrown tomatoes

mudhead
2012-05-26, 08:28
Cucs were doing very well but the deer have eaten them down through the fence I planted them on. I hope I can keep them from jumping the fence.

Flowers are starting to bloom more each day and will continue to improve if I can keep them cut. I planted way too many.


What variety of cuke? That is one thing the deer leave alone here. Usually.

Too many here too. Deadheading does take time. Nice to have some color again.

That pic skids put up of his neighbor's mater plant. Looks dry. Rot is soft/wet here.:)

Cuffs
2012-05-26, 08:57
Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love & homegrown tomatoes

Not true. I buy home grown 'maters every week at the farm market.

Skidsteer
2012-05-26, 09:10
What variety of cuke? That is one thing the deer leave alone here. Usually.

Too many here too. Deadheading does take time. Nice to have some color again.

That pic skids put up of his neighbor's mater plant. Looks dry. Rot is soft/wet here.:)

Yeah it's a pretty healthy plant. Ten tomatoes on it so far. I travel a lot so I hooked up a drip irrigator on a timer. The only water that touches the leaves is rain water.

Hog On Ice
2012-05-26, 09:23
do you feed in a low dose fertilizer into the drip irrigation?

Skidsteer
2012-05-26, 09:31
do you feed in a low dose fertilizer into the drip irrigation?

No, about every other weekend I water it by hand with Shultz's plant food mixed in the water.

sheepdog
2012-05-26, 09:56
Not true. I buy home grown 'maters every week at the farm market.

if they don't have your own work in them, they can't taste as good.

Cuffs
2012-05-26, 10:47
Theys organic and heirloom. Pretty damn good.

Cuffs
2012-05-26, 10:48
Showed up all pretty for us this mornin.

4057

Hog On Ice
2012-05-26, 10:53
interesting choice for plant lights

Weary
2012-05-26, 11:39
if they don't have your own work in them, they can't taste as good.
Ideally if grown from seed on early spring window sills. Unfortunately, our window sill plants didn't do too well this year. Probably because we kept the house thermostat at 60 degrees to cope with near $4 fuel oil.

We do have a bumper supply of rhubarb after years of trying to grow a decent crop on coastal Maine clay soils. Even with adding rhubarb sauce to our breakfast cereal and nightly dishes of ice cream, we can't keep up.

sheepdog
2012-05-26, 15:59
Time for rhubarb pie and strawberry rhubarb jam Weary.

sheepdog
2012-05-26, 16:00
Showed up all pretty for us this mornin.

4057

clematis??

Ray
2012-05-26, 16:02
clematis??Morning glory.

And all y'all who take down their Christmas lights each year are going to be jealous of that gardener next December.

DesertReprobate
2012-05-26, 16:18
Can you get me a recipe for Rhubarb sauce? My mother used to make it and I never got the recipe. Neither of the girls got it from her before she passed. I haven't had it in years.

Hog On Ice
2012-05-26, 16:40
here you go: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Rhubarb-Barbecue-Sauce

Russell
2012-05-26, 16:45
Morning glory.

And all y'all who take down their Christmas lights each year are going to be jealous of that gardener next December.


I planted 12 clemitis and at least 20 morning glory vines in my backyard last week. I also planted 10 butterfly bushes; I am planting thouseands of wildflowers. I germinated a half bag of 50,000 seeds. I am going to have abackyrd full of flowers this summer.

After living in Key West, I say , "You can't have too many flowers."

Russell
2012-05-26, 17:04
4058Right after the last post, I went outside and found the first morning glory flower.

Morning glory, clemitis, and butterfly bushes:

Nearly Normal
2012-05-26, 17:36
I have found that tomatos need enough mulch around them so rain can't splash dirt on them at all.
A lot of the ick that gets on them is already on them when you buy the sets or splashes on with the soil in rain or sprinkler.
For blossem end rot I cut in fine ground oyster shell way before I use the ground. A lot of it....The stuff you give to chickens. Also a little epsom salt...like a table spoon every couple weeks scattered around beneat dey.
In this climate they still get it after a while but every little thing helps.

Weary
2012-05-26, 17:43
My recipe is pretty simple. We just cut the stems into one inch pieces, add a couple of tablespoons of water (just enough to prevent burning until the juices begins to show) and then simmer for 10 minutes. Add sugar or Splenda to taste. Eat. Warm is best. Sometimes we add frozen strawberries if any still remain in the freezer.


Can you get me a recipe for Rhubarb sauce? My mother used to make it and I never got the recipe. Neither of the girls got it from her before she passed. I haven't had it in years.

sheepdog
2012-05-26, 18:39
My recipe is pretty simple. We just cut the stems into one inch pieces, add a couple of tablespoons of water (just enough to prevent burning until the juices begins to show) and then simmer for 10 minutes. Add sugar or Splenda to taste. Eat. Warm is best. Sometimes we add frozen strawberries if any still remain in the freezer.

That is the way we make it too. It's good warm on ice cream too.

Skidsteer
2012-05-26, 18:45
Time for rhubarb pie and strawberry rhubarb jam Weary.

Strawberry/rhubarb pie is one of my favorites.

sheepdog
2012-05-26, 21:06
Strawberry/rhubarb pie is one of my favorites.

me too. You have to slice it in 4 pieces though, because I can't eat 8.

Cuffs
2012-05-26, 22:15
Yaks working on my garden (and his tools) shed this weekend. They'll finish the osb, windows and doors tomorrow and the HardiBoard goes up Monday. 4061

Hog On Ice
2012-05-26, 22:29
where are the dohickies to keep the snow from sliding off the roof?

Cuffs
2012-05-26, 22:47
Dude.... Seriously?

Hog On Ice
2012-05-26, 22:53
of course not - you should know better by now - just poking a little fun at those people up in the snowbelt

DesertReprobate
2012-05-26, 23:06
Thanks

Cuffs
2012-05-26, 23:14
Yes HOI, I do know. I just know so many other details that still need to be added to it and I can't wait to get home and start planting around it. (I have not since I knew the guys would have trampled anything I put near it...)

Hog On Ice
2012-05-27, 08:26
on the other hand the snow guards do add a bit of decoration to the roof - for example a Fleur de lis pattern might go well :

http://josephjenkins.com/store/images/P/mullane_fleur-01.jpg

Cuffs
2012-05-27, 09:15
Now you're talkin!

Nearly Normal
2012-05-27, 20:11
I'd just go with the broken bottles cemented on like they do in the quarter.

sheepdog
2012-06-07, 15:53
The lettuce growing in the piece of gutter is about 4 inches tall and doing real well. I've got taters coming up. My grape vines are covered with little baby bunches. One blueberry plant has turned black (not good) , the other has lots of berries on it. Most all the seeds have sprouted now. The upside down tomatoes are finally giving in to gravity. I am trying to grow a potato plant in a 30 gal garbage can. You start with about a foot of dirt in it and keep adding dirt as the plant grows. Supposed to produce lots of taters. It could be a great year.

Skidsteer
2012-06-07, 17:52
I am trying to grow a potato plant in a 30 gal garbage can. You start with about a foot of dirt in it and keep adding dirt as the plant grows. Supposed to produce lots of taters. It could be a great year.

I wonder if that works with sweet potatos?

sheepdog
2012-06-07, 18:10
I wonder if that works with sweet potatos?

I don't see why not. Be sure to drill holes in the bottom to let excess moisture out.

mudhead
2012-06-07, 19:41
Everything is sulking. Except the spinach. Some years are good for spinach. This is one of them.

chumpchange
2012-06-07, 20:48
black berries right around the corner.

sheepdog
2012-06-22, 12:46
Any of you grow broccoli?? The plant grow nice and big but no big heads of broccoli like in the store.

chumpchange
2012-06-22, 13:02
black berries right around the corner.

pardon the phuzzy photo. hope to get some more this weekend if the bruin don't get them first.

4140

Ray
2012-06-22, 13:41
Any of you grow broccoli?? The plant grow nice and big but no big heads of broccoli like in the store.Warm weather? That happened the few times I've tried to grow it in the spring. Our springs are too short / too warm and it made small heads that rushed straight to flowers. Broccoli planted in late summer and timed to grow into the fall always does better here.

sheepdog
2012-06-22, 13:42
it's been unseasonably hot here.

Russell
2012-06-22, 14:44
It is a brutal 74 here.

Hog On Ice
2012-06-22, 14:55
suck - just might be time to go hang out in the Cranberry

Russell
2012-06-22, 16:05
Anytime.

Bearpaw
2012-06-22, 16:28
It IS a little warm here in the lower Tennessee Valley, but I've spent enough time up in the mountains hiking lately to not really notice. Next week I'll be cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway enjoying the elevation and the week after we'll be in upstate New York. So we've got the heat mostly kicked, at least for a while.

I'll let you know gardens are looking in the Fort Stanwix area in a couple weeks.

Ray
2012-06-22, 18:09
Picked after work: 'taters, 'maters, cukes, squash and peppers.
4141

Nearly Normal
2012-06-22, 22:35
Any of you grow broccoli?? The plant grow nice and big but no big heads of broccoli like in the store.

Not no but hell no. You need bacon grease on it just to get it down.
I do have zipper peas to pick in the morning......and I let my pink eye purple hulls go to seed and picked them off today to plant a gainthis next few days.
Cutting flowers everyday, corn is done, matos look like shit but there's a few.
Okra everyother day. Them Charleson Grey watermelons is looking pretty good. Plenty of pepper. Will plant some more squash tommorow....they were worn out.
Lots of morning glories if you get out there early.
I just give it away......don't have the desire to work it much or put it up right now.

sheepdog
2012-06-22, 22:43
Not no but hell no. You need bacon grease on it just to get it down.
I do have zipper peas to pick in the morning......and I let my pink eye purple hulls go to seed and picked them off today to plant a gainthis next few days.
Cutting flowers everyday, corn is done, matos look like shit but there's a few.
Okra everyother day. Them Charleson Grey watermelons is looking pretty good. Plenty of pepper. Will plant some more squash tommorow....they were worn out.
Lots of morning glories if you get out there early.
I just give it away......don't have the desire to work it much or put it up right now.

I'm with you...Not enough cheese in the world to choke this stuff down. The Red Head likes it though.

Nearly Normal
2012-06-22, 23:11
I'm with you...Not enough cheese in the world to choke this stuff down. The Red Head likes it though.

That's good enough reason.

john pickett
2012-06-23, 17:28
Was Broccoli the veggie that George H. W. Bush refused to eat once he became President? I can't get enough of it. My wife can't get too little of it. Had a college professor once who said a liking for broccoli and other " cruciferous " vegetables is a genetic trait like brown eyes/blue eyes.

Cuffs
2012-06-23, 17:33
Yak and I bought could eat our weight in broccoli and Brussel sprouts. Love dem greens!

Hog On Ice
2012-06-23, 17:43
http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1298508652192_8804169.png

Russell
2012-06-23, 18:46
When George the First went to the Florida Keys when he was president, while I lived there, all the resorts on their marques had specials of broccoli and quail.

Russell
2012-06-23, 18:46
HOI, when did a hiker start giving a damn about what their farts smelled like?

Hog On Ice
2012-06-23, 19:27
actually it was in response to John Pickett's posting about his wife not liking broccoli - most likely she is not a hiker and in general women care more about their smelly farts than men

Russell
2012-06-23, 19:35
You could be right, I don't know women who aren't hikers.

I can tell you from experience there is an RHP who can burn your nose hairs.

Hint: it was at Soruck.

Skidsteer
2012-06-23, 19:40
That doesn't really narrow it down much.

Ray
2012-06-23, 20:26
That doesn't really narrow it down much.I wouldna gone there myself.

Skidsteer
2012-06-23, 20:34
I wouldna gone there myself.

I had to think about it for a solid five minutes.

JERMM
2012-06-23, 22:09
i've been picking big sweet blueberries for two weeks, this has been the best year since I planted them 12-15 years ago

Cuffs
2012-06-23, 22:45
You could be right, I don't know women who aren't hikers.

I can tell you from experience there is an RHP who can burn your nose hairs.

Hint: it was at Soruck.

And just think, I didn't even have broccoli!!

Russell
2012-06-24, 08:46
Thank God!

Hikers will claim the good ones.

Spogatz
2012-06-24, 21:31
We got a couple of those upside down tomato growers but don't have them out yet.

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Nearly Normal
2012-06-25, 00:33
We got a couple of those upside down tomato growers but don't have them out yet.

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You live in Georgia fo true?

Spogatz
2012-06-25, 01:21
Yea yea yea

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mudhead
2012-06-25, 21:41
Cut cabbage today. Good roughage.:)

Nearly Normal
2012-06-25, 22:44
A cabbage is a fine thing...it only needs a little bacon or pickled on a NY deli Ruben. There's a deli close to the Empire State building and another close to Grand Central Station that charges you for one but you don't feel too bad about it at all. A Ruben should be an event...... and causes one.

sheepdog
2012-06-25, 22:48
I'm impressed, Mudhead has a cabbage this early in the great north and NN made me hungry for a Ruben...one of the finest sammiches ever invented...except maybe a nice MLT.

chumpchange
2012-06-25, 23:14
I'm impressed, Mudhead has a cabbage this early in the great north and NN made me hungry for a Ruben...one of the finest sammiches ever invented...except maybe a nice MLT.

go milk a cow.

grilled cheese is the king of the loaf.

MonkeyBoy
2012-06-26, 01:14
I'm impressed, Mudhead has a cabbage this early in the great north and NN made me hungry for a Ruben...one of the finest sammiches ever invented...except maybe a nice MLT.

...when the mutton is sliced nice and thin....

sheepdog
2012-06-26, 06:16
...when the mutton is sliced nice and thin....
:eating:

Nearly Normal
2012-06-27, 08:23
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GWVF1mGVcVE/T-rqQU-v1xI/AAAAAAAACCg/Rd30impIU0Q/s720/P1010012.JPG

Nearly Normal
2012-06-27, 08:24
fuck, I usetacould add a pic

Nearly Normal
2012-06-27, 08:26
4156

Nearly Normal
2012-06-27, 08:26
fuck it

Hog On Ice
2012-06-27, 08:38
click Go Advanced from below the Quick Reply box
mouse over the various icons till you see one that says Insert Image - click that icon
in dialog box that pops up click From URL
paste in URL of pic into URL box
uncheck the Retreive Picture Locally check box
click Submit Reply or Preview Post

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GWVF1mGVcVE/T-rqQU-v1xI/AAAAAAAACCg/Rd30impIU0Q/s720/P1010012.JPG

mudhead
2012-06-27, 11:40
Good discipline. The small one at 11 o'clock wouldn't have made it in the house around here.

Weary
2012-06-27, 12:02
I'm impressed, Mudhead has a cabbage this early in the great north and NN made me hungry for a Ruben...one of the finest sammiches ever invented...except maybe a nice MLT.
Mudhead is a 100 miles further north than here on midcoast Maine. But I'm a long ways from harvesting anything more than rhubarb on my mostly marine clay soils. The local farms do have pick your own strawberries. My garden, however, is poorly drained and we've had numerous back to back record rains as nature pays us back for a nearly precipitation free winter. Climate change is happening in Maine. Annual rainfall has nearly doubled over recent decades. Degree days, the best measure of average temperatures, have plummeted. I managed to get from Christmas to mid May on 160 gallons of fuel oil and about a cord of wood. It helped to keep the thermostat at 60 degrees, though if it wasn't too blustery out our living space climbed to 70 plus with a good wood fire.

mudhead
2012-06-27, 18:21
It is all how you hold your mouth when you plant things.

That and tender whispers.:)

Nearly Normal
2012-06-28, 03:07
It's always the tug.

Ray
2012-07-11, 21:01
Pawpaws!

Finally. The tree's about 6 years old and I'd about given up ever seeing fruit on it. But I counted at least four, about the size of little green peaches.

Skidsteer
2012-07-11, 21:07
Pawpaws!

Finally. The tree's about 6 years old and I'd about given up ever seeing fruit on it. But I counted at least four, about the size of little green peaches.

Congratulations.

One of the very few fruits that deer don't care to eat much.

Hog On Ice
2012-07-11, 21:09
usually because they grow so far up the tree that the deer can't reach them

sheepdog
2012-07-11, 22:39
Starting to get some grape tomatoes.

Superman
2012-07-12, 10:21
I cooked the first summer squash last night. It looks like we will get tons of summer squash but not so much of other stuff.

sheepdog
2012-07-12, 22:11
gonna be a while for squash. got a few blueberries..

mudhead
2012-07-13, 10:26
How is the lettuce in the gutter doing? Did it burn up?

I need rain. And fewer slugs. You would think as dry as it has gotten that slugs would bug out.

Cuffs
2012-07-13, 12:49
You need rain? Please take some of mine! Had rain at some point every day this week. Cant work in the yard because it doesnt have time to dry out.

Ewker
2012-07-13, 12:51
You need rain? Please take some of mine! Had rain at some point every day this week. Cant work in the yard because it doesnt have time to dry out.

don't worry it will dry out then you will be wishing for rain again

sheepdog
2012-07-13, 21:50
How is the lettuce in the gutter doing? Did it burn up?

I need rain. And fewer slugs. You would think as dry as it has gotten that slugs would bug out.


It is doing real well. Never dries out. Needs to be watered every other day. I used about half peat moss in the soil mixture. We harvested the leaf lettuce a couple times. The Romain is starting to form heads. It has been real hot though and lettuce likes it cool. It has been a success though.

sheepdog
2012-07-13, 23:14
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The lettuce in the gutter is on the top left. Grapes growing in the back. Raised garden is filled with tomatoes, broccoli. taters, onions, peppers, beets, carrots and cukes. Buckets in front have sweet taters.
Upside down grape tomatoes in the black buckets.

sheepdog
2012-07-15, 22:40
got some green beans today.

saimyoji
2012-07-15, 22:40
my boob tree finally started to blossom....

Bearpaw
2012-07-15, 22:45
my boob tree finally started to blossom....

Real or implants?

Superman
2012-07-16, 07:56
We got some rain last night. Everything is so dry and wilty.

Nearly Normal
2012-07-28, 21:04
Deer jumped in.....it's a wasteland. I've got to find a new processer...or buy a cuber and a grinder...and a shrink wrap fuckin thing too.
Damn there's a heap of them need killin.

Skidsteer
2012-07-28, 21:16
I have rifle.

I have knife.

I have grinder.

I have sealer.

I have deer mojo.

Skidsteer
2012-07-28, 21:18
And I have a bow if you don't want to scare the shit out of the neighbors.

Kanga
2012-07-29, 08:49
i have guns to kill them far away.

i have guns to kill them close.

i have never sent a kill to a processor.

i have knife sharpener.

i have deer mojo.

Nearly Normal
2012-07-29, 09:06
Aug 15 opens the season.

JERMM
2012-07-29, 09:26
i have rifles to kill them

i have handguns to kill them

i have a bow and arrows to kill them

i have sharp knives

i know how to gut them out

i have a freezer

i have a crock pot

and i have nothing better to do than kill them

JERMM
2012-07-29, 09:28
I have rifle.

I have knife.

I have grinder.

I have sealer.

I have deer mojo.


i have guns to kill them far away.

i have guns to kill them close.

i have never sent a kill to a processor.

i have knife sharpener.

i have deer mojo.


i have rifles to kill them

i have handguns to kill them

i have a bow and arrows to kill them

i have sharp knives

i know how to gut them out

i have a freezer

i have a crock pot

and i have nothing better to do than kill them


we need to consider going into business together

Nearly Normal
2012-07-29, 10:02
Bring it.
No limit other than 2 a day.
Shoot them calm, standing in a corn pile....close with buckshot.

I don't have any trouble killing them the first part of season...just fighting the yellow jackets off and processing it down to something highly usable and packaged well for storage.
Cube steak, hamburger and sausage.
Until the processor closed.....Cube steak and hamburger was 50 bucks a deer, Cube steak and sausage was 60. They done it all.
After you have about 5 of them done you have most of your meat for 2 years.
You need a little hog meat, a few chickens and some fish to round you out.

Belew
2012-07-29, 15:46
Deer jumped in.....it's a wasteland. I've got to find a new processer...or buy a cuber and a grinder...and a shrink wrap fuckin thing too.
Damn there's a heap of them need killin.

Same thing happened here, looks like a tornado hit. I was doing good keeping them out and in a few nights they destroyed the corn. Looks like we'll be eating deer instead of corn.

saimyoji
2012-07-29, 16:55
at least you know they were well fed...

mudhead
2012-07-29, 17:10
Can't you call the game warden and get a permit to blast away? Have to show damage here, but they usually only sponge 1 cup of coffee.

Spogatz
2012-07-29, 18:31
I have a grill

I have a crock pot
Bring me some meat

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Ray
2012-07-29, 19:48
In other garden news I ate my first ever pawpaw yesterday.

Really good. Tasted persimmony, kinda.

sheepdog
2012-07-29, 19:54
In other garden news I ate my first ever pawpaw yesterday.

Really good. Tasted persimmony, kinda.

you just planted them last year didn't you?

JERMM
2012-07-29, 19:56
In other garden news I ate my first ever pawpaw yesterday.

Really good. Tasted persimmony, kinda.

i ate pawpaws when i was hiking out of Harpers Ferry sobo, agree they're good and kinda persimmony

Ray
2012-07-29, 20:35
you just planted them last year didn't you?'bout 5 or 6. Last year was the first time they bloomed.

sheepdog
2012-07-29, 21:18
'bout 5 or 6. Last year was the first time they bloomed.

can you make mead out of them?

Mcbride89
2012-08-02, 06:57
Hello there, I'm an amateur gardener and there are mostly apple trees in my garden. I really like them and would like to add some cherry trees soon.

sheepdog
2012-08-02, 20:14
welcome to the club!!

Ray
2012-08-03, 07:25
Hello there, I'm an amateur gardener and there are mostly apple trees in my garden. I really like them and would like to add some cherry trees soon.So what do you do with all those apples?

sheepdog
2012-08-03, 10:37
The garden is really kicking out the cucumbers now.

sheepdog
2012-08-04, 10:14
Got my first full sized red tomato today.
http://youtu.be/g0C4FOL1qIw

g0C4FOL1qIw




"Only two things that money can't buy and that's true love and homegrown tomatoes."

JERMM
2012-08-04, 10:26
The garden is really kicking out the cucumbers now.

what did the cucs do to deserve such treatment

sheepdog
2012-08-04, 10:28
what did the cucs do to deserve such treatment

hahahahahahahaha intolerance by the potatoes.

mudhead
2012-08-08, 11:41
You guys that have grown sweet potatoes- Can I dig in there and sneak a small one like with white taters?

rcli4
2012-08-08, 12:57
it won't be sweet

mudhead
2012-08-08, 18:09
Serious or you funnin'?

Nearly Normal
2012-08-08, 18:41
You guys that have grown sweet potatoes- Can I dig in there and sneak a small one like with white taters?

Best dug on the dark of the moon just before frost. I've grown them... damn they take a lot of room...the deer will eat the vines and digg the taters too. They tend to travel a bit so careful where you fork. Everywhere the vines take holt it will make a nubbin.
Sneak away.

Ray
2012-08-08, 19:47
I plant okra in the sweet tater bed. They get along well together. Pick okra all summer then dig up the bed in late fall.

At that time the little potatoes taste like the big ones. They're just a pain to clean. Never tried robbing some early and my bed's too big a mess to try anyways.
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rcli4
2012-08-08, 21:14
Serious or you funnin'?

I'm not funnin. They really need to mature and set for 2 weeks to get "candied"

mudhead
2012-08-09, 10:59
Arrrrgh. Really want to root around in there. Beauregard. At 90 days I am grabbing one. They were pretty far along when I planted them. Set 2 weeks? Crap on that. Boil the water, I'm gonna dig a spud.:)

NN- I have been lifting and flopping vines. Was told the "nubbins" would detract from the main bunch being up here in the tundra. They do try and root. Every node. Interesting plant. Behind fence.

Friggin deer eat everything here. Threw some oversized squash onto the lawn. Gone this AM.

$ in the bank.

Hog On Ice
2012-08-09, 13:48
speaking of deer - yet another use of the piss bottle - come hunting season pour the bottle out in a few prime locations for good shots then hide nearby / go up in the tree stand

Superman
2012-08-09, 15:30
speaking of deer - yet another use of the piss bottle - come hunting season pour the bottle out in a few prime locations for good shots then hide nearby / go up in the tree stand

Or....in the winter you drill a hole in the ice and you pour peas all around the hole. When the bear comes to take a pea you kick him in the ice hole.

Hog On Ice
2012-08-09, 15:38
an oldie but still worth a laugh

Lugnut
2012-08-09, 16:20
Well Superman IS an oldie. He's reached the age where he doesn't have to be concerned about peer pressure. :aetsch:

Hog On Ice
2012-08-09, 16:21
bladder pressure on the other hand is probably a major concern

Ray
2012-08-12, 18:05
Expecting a decent muscadine harvest this year.
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Hog On Ice
2012-08-12, 18:35
so how is muscadine mead?

Ray
2012-08-12, 20:33
so how is muscadine mead?BTDT, it's ok. But muscadines have such a strong flavor it's kinda pointless to waste good honey on them. Better to add plain sugar to get them up to a yeast fermentation level followed by a malolactic fermentation to cut the acidity.

sheepdog
2012-08-12, 21:09
never heard of a muscadine, I was at a concert once and they send don't take the green ones.

Ray
2012-08-12, 21:17
never heard of a muscadine, I was at a concert once and they send don't take the green ones.You should have listened.

sheepdog
2012-08-12, 21:20
You should have listened.

what was that??

Hog On Ice
2012-08-12, 21:45
You should have listened.

+1 for Ray

Nearly Normal
2013-06-14, 23:49
Planted pink eyed purple hulls today, saved from last year.

sheepdog
2013-06-15, 20:39
Planted pink eyed purple hulls today, saved from last year.

what is that in yankee?

Nearly Normal
2013-06-15, 21:30
what is that in yankee?

good southern peas.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/hil/hil-8020.html

Send me your address and I'll send you some seed.

sheepdog
2013-06-15, 21:56
good southern peas.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/hil/hil-8020.html

Send me your address and I'll send you some seed.
Pm coming. My garden has a good start on it. You probably been picking tomatoes all ready.

Lugnut
2013-06-15, 22:04
I plant a string pole bean from Kentucky that has a pink hull when ready to pick but then turns green when cooked. Thought that's what NN meant. I would have been wrong.

sheepdog
2013-06-15, 22:04
good southern peas.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/hil/hil-8020.html

Send me your address and I'll send you some seed.
Clean out your pm messages. :biggrin:

Nearly Normal
2013-06-17, 17:24
you too

sheepdog
2013-06-17, 17:39
you too
hahahahah done.

Ray
2013-06-27, 08:13
Deer found my garden.

One bed planted in edamame soybeans and green beans - they ate all the leaves of the soybeans but didn't touch the green beans.

Another bed of okra growing through sweet potato vines - they ate every single leaf of okra but not the sweet potatoes.

They must be on some kind of Asian-African fusion diet.

Why won't the damn things eat squash? In a couple weeks I might pay them to eat squash.

Superman
2013-06-27, 09:10
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xv8pQm0qLwA/Ua1bYsyJX8I/AAAAAAAALrI/crLHAH9-bdA/s1600/s-MOOSE-FALLS-FOR-MOOS-STATUE-large.jpg

sheepdog
2013-06-27, 13:48
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xv8pQm0qLwA/Ua1bYsyJX8I/AAAAAAAALrI/crLHAH9-bdA/s1600/s-MOOSE-FALLS-FOR-MOOS-STATUE-large.jpg

Superman has a collection of gay moose porn.

Superman
2013-06-27, 14:46
Superman has a collection of gay moose porn.

I got it from Woodsy.:angel:

sheepdog
2013-06-27, 15:17
snort...

woodsy
2013-06-27, 19:43
I got it from Woodsy.:angel:

No you didn't, the only gay moose around are in NH !

Superman
2013-06-27, 19:54
No you didn't, the only gay moose around are in NH !

I can't believe NH is claiming to be the moose state. They put moose on the license plates. There are a bunch of MA transplants that are trying to get anything on our state stuff instead of "Live Free or Die." It's all well and good that the moose are coming back to NH slowly. Maine is still the moose state of both straight and gay mooses. I personally don't have a problem with that moose humping that moose statue.

woodsy
2013-06-27, 21:10
"Live free or die" is too radical for the PC times we live in.
Put an animal on the license plate and everything is cool.

We have our own problems across the border with the asswipe governor elected in 2010.
We've gone from bad to worse under him, "embarrassed in maine" should be on our license plates

Superman
2013-06-27, 21:22
We like to visit Maine but it's got some unique issues.

woodsy
2013-06-27, 21:32
Wasn't it BJ from NH who spoke a lot about "moose cock" on WB?

Maybe he is the creator of gay moose porn ?

Sugar snap peas on tap in my garden, by July 4th.

Skidsteer
2013-06-27, 21:59
Sugar snap peas rock.

Superman
2013-06-27, 22:08
Wasn't it BJ from NH who spoke a lot about "moose cock" on WB?

Maybe he is the creator of gay moose porn ?

Sugar snap peas on tap in my garden, by July 4th.

I've been eating broccoli from my garden. This rain has made one of my bet gardens since I've lived here. I've been building the soil for ten years and it's still mostly sand and gravel.
BJ is a moose cock....just sayin.

sheepdog
2013-06-27, 22:41
All I'm getting out of my garden is some lettuce, kohlrabi greens and herbs. Be a while for green beans, snap peas and summer squash. Tomatoes are way out there.

Superman
2013-06-27, 22:48
All I'm getting out of my garden is some lettuce, kohlrabi greens and herbs. Be a while for green beans, snap peas and summer squash. Tomatoes are way out there.

Things should grow faster now that the snow has melted.

sheepdog
2013-06-27, 23:03
Things should grow faster now that the snow has melted.

Still some in the shady spots; but it's mostly gone.