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Posted July 30, 2012 - 06:55 AM

Cucumbers are getting out of control, as are the flat beans . And tomatoes..... The crazy things are WAY over my head and I'm just a tick off of 6' tall! When they start to ripen I'm gonna be in trouble !
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 06:58 AM

Looking Good there Keith! Being over run with produce isn't a totally bad thing :bounce: . Way to Grow!
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 07:11 AM

Wow! You're going the have a good harvest there! Great looking garden!
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 08:22 AM

That's looking great! And having a good highly productive garden is a problem many of us wish we had.
Mine has been a disapointment this year due to too little rain and that which did fall did not fall at critical times.
I dug a 40 ft row of potatoes and got less than a 5 gal bucket of 2-3" potatoes a couple weeks ago.
Jo said last night she was 4 qts short of what she put up last year in Dill pickles. Sweet Corn was a disapointment and Jo said she had 4 1/2 qts frozen. I still have one more planting in the soft silk stage so will see what that does.
Jo planted 4 doz Roma(paste tomatoes) and it does look as if she will start picking tonight and will have to pick every night till they quit producing.
Het I'm not complaining, it's just not one of our better gardening years.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 09:07 AM

Keith, that's a nice problem to have. Great looking garden. Very serious and nice stove unit. Glad your garden has done so well.
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 09:08 AM

Great looking garden! I guess you are doing the right things with it! You for sure will not have to worry about going hungry!
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:10 AM

It looks like a lack of water hasn't been a big problem down there. You must have lots of Nitrogen in your soil to get tomato plants that large. You may need a half ton truck to collect the harvest! One year I used compost from a local mushroom farm to fertilize my tomatos with similar results. I only had a few plants though.
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:39 AM

My wife's mouth dropped open when she saw that industrial size stove/double oven! Heck, we don't even have room for one that size, but wish we did! Are there griddles under the 2 right covers the jars are sitting on?
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:53 AM

My wife's mouth dropped open when she saw that industrial size stove/double oven! Heck, we don't even have room for one that size, but wish we did! Are there griddles under the 2 right covers the jars are sitting on?

Yupp has a griddle under one and a grill under the other and heat lamps in the hood .

I have not even fertilized yet and may only give the maters some potash and potassium , this is a 180* difference from last year. Only issues I had were my cukes and squash, I had to plant them twice.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 01:22 PM

Nice patch Keith, ours is doing super this year too. I water from the lake when needed which was quite often till we got some rain in the last few weeks.

Got a huge handful of foot long string beans off yesterday, gave half to my brother and expect to eat the others tonight. I munched on a freshly pulled radish (yum) and my first green pepper (YUM YUM) yesterday, they did not even make it to the house. Tomatoes are almost as tall as the corn and starting to show lots of small maters, sweet corn is behind as our first planting rotted in the ground. The wild blackberrys are crazy this year, been getting a good handful or two every other day for the last week and still lots left on the bushes.
Will add a few pics tonight.
All in all a good garden year for us (so far) considering the late date planting due to the frost this spring.
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 07:20 PM

I turned the water off to mine last week and turned the chickens out.

These 100+ days are a real killer and this week it will be over 110.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 07:34 PM

Wow, nice garden.Nice to see some growth.

It's been so dry here, even our weeds are dying. 6 weeks, no rain.
Pine, Oaks and poplars are dying. Brown leaves falling to the ground.
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:09 PM

Not to steal Keiths thread but heres our garden so far
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 07:42 AM

Looks awesome Greg! I gave my maters a trimming yesterday so the sun can get in and ripen them up a bit faster .
I don't have the room for corn , maybe some day, but not where I am now, way too hard to clear ground.
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 08:03 AM

Awesome gardens to both of you! I didn't put one out this year. Maybe next year.




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