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#61 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Broccoli is setting heads.
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Green beans putting out vines, plus squash & tomato plants doing great!
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Corn, then in the middle are the sweet bell peppers, and on nearest you can see 2 hills of watermelon, and out of the pic are 2 hills of cantalope.
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Sweet onions are doing amazing as well!
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 07:10 AM

Garden is looking really good. Mine is still all dirt.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 08:24 AM

First of the bounty! Largest is 11" across. 25 more heads to go!

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 08:32 AM

Those look yummy. I tried them last year, never made a head!

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 08:33 AM

Wow, that sure looks good.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Very nice broccoli you grew :thumbs: Will you pull the plants out or harvest the side shoots ? Al

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Very nice broccoli you grew :thumbs: Will you pull the plants out or harvest the side shoots ? Al


Gonna try to get some side shoots, but the temp is in the 90's now, so they may not make many if any shoots.
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Posted May 28, 2012 - 09:10 AM

Onions are still growing, but we had to pull one yesterday just to see how they are doing. Sunglasses for scale. Gonna be some nice size sweet onions! ......Well, already are!

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 11:55 AM

Nice onions. It took some of mine 2 years to get 1/2 that size!

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 04:34 PM

Daniel that garden is looking good!! Wish I had the space at my house to do some thing like that!
I would say based on your gardens success that you have done this once or twice. :thumbs:

We eat a ton of broccoli at our home.....would love to at least grow that....figuring needs sun which is something I don't have.

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 04:58 PM

Teresa put up about 8 more heads of broccoli today. Most were at least 11" across. Made over a dozen quarts. We had 12 quart bags and ran out, but I have 100 qt vac bags that should come in tomorrow's mail. Yes Scott, been raising garden all my life. But broccoli I just started raising after Teresa & I married 19yrs ago. I used to despise it. Funny how one's tastes change as we get older.
And yes, pretty much all vegetables need LOTS of sun. You do have a chainsaw, right Scott? :smilewink:

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 03:09 PM

looks great Daniel, one of the these years I am going to have a good broccoli harvest.

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 05:53 PM

Harvested several more heads today, and so far this is the largest at 12" across. Camera angle makes it look like less, but it was right on the money of 12".
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 08:08 PM

Here was the last of the crop, or so we thought. This brings the total to around 40 quart bags.

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Then tonight we checked for regrowth and got a good 4 gallons worth! Gonna let them keep suckering until they take on the off flavor they usually end up getting later.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 08:41 PM

Thanks for all of the pics and updates Daniel. Your garden looks great and I can only wish that we can do something that closely resembles what you have done. It continues to give us inspiration.




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