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Daytime Dave's Suburban 2012 Garden Updated July 2012


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#1 daytime dave ONLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 02:59 PM

I got the garden in and finished today. I had a few days off and got it going.

I strung electric fencing all around. I hope that ground hogs aren't immune to electricity. I hope the ground hogs know I mean business.


I put in cukes, broccoli, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes with sturdy stakes, peppers and herbs. Marigolds will be planted in between as they mature.

Lettuce is up next to the house, also protected by the fence.

I collect the rain water in this tub device. It has worked well for about three years now.

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Edited by daytime dave, July 25, 2012 - 09:33 AM.

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 03:08 PM

Looks great! :thumbs: We just had a ton of rain here, so I won't be planting for a few days.

I hope the Electric fence keeps that ground hog out! Good luck.
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Posted May 16, 2012 - 03:18 PM

Put out the tomato plants yesterday and the temp was only supposed to get down to 45* but this morning at 5:30 the truck windshield was ice. Wilted the tops of the tomato plants but they will probably come back. Tonight and every night for the rest of the month they will be covered.
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Posted May 16, 2012 - 04:07 PM

Dave, that looks great. Hope that fence works for you. I've been using Hurricane Fencing for several years now. just can't plant the corn on the outside or the coon will pull the ears thru and eat them.

Right now, There is a neighbor cat who is brazen enough to use any fresh dirt as a kitty box. Need to get the fence up or the pellet gun out... I think I'll do the fence.
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Posted May 16, 2012 - 04:27 PM

Looks good Dave. Nothing like fresh produce from your own plot. I plan on planting mine on the weekend. It's going to rain here tomorrow then they are promising 4 days of sun, so I want to get it done this weekend. We have deer problems here. Last year 2 of them hopped over the 5ft fence and started eating everything. My wife chased them out and the next time she looked there was another one in there. I had to extend the fence up to 8ft. that day or they would have gotten it all. As it was they destroyed most of our bean plants, ate all the beet greens and some of the beets as well. I've never tried an electric fence. I've got a few of those big plastic drums that we use to collect rain water. It helps take some of the load off of the well.
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Posted May 16, 2012 - 07:47 PM

I have at least two tomatos on my vines already.
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Posted May 16, 2012 - 08:36 PM

Looks great Dave , the electric fence is a good idea , good luck , Al
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Posted May 16, 2012 - 09:03 PM

That looks pretty good! If the groundhogs read that sign first, they will think twice about entering! I hope it works for you!
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Posted May 16, 2012 - 09:09 PM

Dave, Your garden is looking very nice. I hope the fence works out for you. Keep posting pictures as it grows Please.
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Posted May 17, 2012 - 07:17 AM

Right now, There is a neighbor cat who is brazen enough to use any fresh dirt as a kitty box. Need to get the fence up or the pellet gun out... I think I'll do the fence.

I've got one of those neighbor cats as well. I haven't seen our cat out there but it probably has been also. STUPID CATS...

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 08:50 AM

Dave,that looks great.
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Posted June 19, 2012 - 09:10 AM

Here's a couple of updated photographs

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Posted July 25, 2012 - 09:36 AM

I have my first eggplant so far. It's gonna make great eggplant parm.
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The rest of the garden is coming nicely. I have a few roma tomatoes that ripened.

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So far the electric fence it saving the day.

Edited by daytime dave, July 25, 2012 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted July 25, 2012 - 10:32 AM

Dave it looks like you have enough sun and shade to have a great looking garden , thanks for the update , Al
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