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Posted June 16, 2012 - 07:18 PM

I've been telling you about my huge broccoli, but now it's time to show you my sweet onions. I must have some Texas soil here in Ky, because everything is growing HUGE here! The onions are still growing....not making a seed head at all yet, so they're gonna get bigger even. Pulled this one today and she measures a dead even 5" across!

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 07:24 PM

Wow! Nice onion there! Can you send me some of that good Kentucky soil to grow things in?

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 07:39 PM

Nice harvest Daniel. We just planted our onion sets last week. It's quite amazing how fast things grow in Kentucky. You must be having good weather this year.

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 07:47 PM

I've had to water a lot, as we've been dry. But it's worth it, as without the watering, I know things wouldn't be growing half the size I'm getting. Used to it was getting expensive to raise a garden, but I did because I knew where it came from & due to the higher quality. But with the HIGH cost of food at the store, gardening is the way to go!

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 09:49 PM

Doing a good job with a little cow waste. Was checking mine today and found the First ripe Tomato and you can guess it never made it to the house. (was so good).

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 03:06 PM

I've been telling you about my huge broccoli, but now it's time to show you my sweet onions. I must have some Texas soil
here in Ky, because everything is growing HUGE here! The onions are still growing....not making a seed head at all yet, so they're gonna get bigger even. Pulled this one today and she measures a dead even 5" across!

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Wow! Nice onion there! Can you send me some of that good Kentucky soil to grow things in?


wouldnt that be Textucky soil?

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Posted July 06, 2012 - 01:52 PM

Here's the rest of the (HUGE) sweet onions. We have more than this already in the extra fridge, each rolled in paper towels. When our sweet Bell peppers start to ripen, we'll take ripe peppers, green peppers, and some of these onions to make the Sweet Pepper relish. Boy is it good in any soups, and especially tasty in a big bowl of beans!

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Posted July 06, 2012 - 05:34 PM

Those look very good. Glad the garden is doing well for you!

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:01 AM

Work has had me busy enough i couldnt keep up with mine. Between that and the lack of water my growing season has failed. I tilled under one garden but stil have the smaller one. yours looks great.

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 12:33 PM

Work has had me busy enough i couldnt keep up with mine. Between that and the lack of water my growing season has failed. I tilled under one garden but stil have the smaller one. yours looks great.


Only because of thousands of gallons of sprinkler water!

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 02:58 PM

I cant afford the water to do all of what I had. I do still water the small garden. Im on the quest for a shallow well pump for this well ive got in the back yard.

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 08:12 PM

After the sun just laid down, Teresa & I pulled all the sweet corn on the lower end of the garden. This was the 1st planted, and caught the worst of the heat. We've already eaten maybe 25 ears the last few days to eat on. Should have made twice this much, but feel lucky to have this. The upper half of the sweet corn is just now tassling & in very good condition due to heavy watering. I expect it to do quite well. Here's today's haul. Maybe 4 1/2 bushels when you add back the 25 ears?

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 08:14 PM

Nice corn, Daniel! Glad you can water the garden well!

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 08:27 PM

Nice corn, Daniel! Glad you can water the garden well!


I let this lower section go too long before I did a deep watering, but I'm not making that mistake on the upper end. I've invested too much time & money to let it go now. Plus I can save money even with watering.

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 11:54 PM

Your garden produced some massive and great looking crops - very impressive! Can't wait to get the garden in at the new house next year ... As of now I'll just drool over your pictures ;)




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