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Posted March 07, 2011 - 10:16 AM

Great Job....Nothing quite as rewarding as standing back when it's all done and just watching it produce the Fruits of your labor...I'd like to hear more about the irrigation system also...I use four 55 gallon rain barrels . elevated 3 ft high on blocks with spigots added to the bottom for gravity feed....Got a Shallow well, only 25 ft deep and Must conserve water as much as possible.



Al and Dan, We have to use irrigation on our yard, and have ever since we moved here. I use on valve off the yard system and it's just for the garden. I split that line down to 3 lines and use soaker hoses on top of each row. We also will mulch the entire garden about 8" between the rows, that should be flush with the tops or the beds. We water once or sometimes twice a week for about 45 minutes per section (3 rows at a time). We also collect runoff water for watering all the potted plants my wife has a round the place.
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Posted March 07, 2011 - 11:58 AM

I have a couple of months before I can catch up with you. I sure hope mine looks that good.
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Posted March 07, 2011 - 01:28 PM

Hey Brian,
I finished mine except for a few more tomato plants. Planted spuds for the first time this year. Started in a new location so the soil isn't the way I want it yet but it'll do for this year. Using the old location for fall garden. Also have a new well I'll be running pipe from to the entire yard (2 acres) for trees and garden. Looking good buddy, if mine doesn't make I know where to go now.
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Posted March 07, 2011 - 01:42 PM

Yesterday I was thrilled to see the last drift on my place shrinking yesterday morning. We got an islaoted snow squall yestereday afternoon that covered the ground. And it has snowed all morning though it has been melting.
So Yes I too am jealous Brian!
Don't let that stop you from posting pictures, it is encouraging to us snowbounders!
You have a beautiful set up there!
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Posted March 07, 2011 - 01:45 PM

We planted 4 varieties of tomato, 3 varieties of bell peppers, squash, cucumbers, red and white onions, sweat corn, string beans, broccoli, carrots, Basil, thyme, oregano, jalapeño peppers, banana peppers, egg plant, cabbage, leaf lettice. I think that was everything.

Very nice!! I am going to plant my peas and onions soon as it dries up and won't be long until I plant my potatoes. I can't wait!!!:dancingbanana:
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Posted March 07, 2011 - 02:00 PM

Hey Brian,
I finished mine except for a few more tomato plants. Planted spuds for the first time this year. Started in a new location so the soil isn't the way I want it yet but it'll do for this year. Using the old location for fall garden. Also have a new well I'll be running pipe from to the entire yard (2 acres) for trees and garden. Looking good buddy, if mine doesn't make I know where to go now.


Ronnie, you a going to post pictures, aren't you? Glad you got your's planted also, when did you plant potatoes, I was told, it's too late now here.

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 04:17 PM

Brian, that looks terrific. Lots of hard work went into that project. Congrats on planting.

I snowblowed almost two feet today. Gardening is still a few days away here.
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Posted March 07, 2011 - 05:42 PM

Brian: Our climate is a little different than yours(i,ve never irrigated a garden). But if your irrigating anyway, why not give late potatoes a try.
The most you would be out is a little time and seed.
The common adage in Iowa is if you don't plant potaoes on Good Friday you won't get a good crop.
I always seemed to be about a week late and always had a good crop.
I talked to a local Greenhouse operator who had been at it 40 yrs and he said he always planted his winter keeper crop on or around June 10th.
Since you are about 6 weeks ahead of us, I would bet with irrigation you could plant Early to Mid May and do pretty good.
Our summers seem to be nearly as hot and Humid as Central Texas( I was in San Antonio & Austin in 84) and potatoes grow well.
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Posted March 07, 2011 - 05:57 PM

Brian:

Ronnie, you a going to post pictures, aren't you? Glad you got your's planted also, when did you plant potatoes, I was told, it's too late now here.


I planted mine on Feb 22, my brother just planted his Sunday. I would go ahead and stick some in the ground then you can go treasure hunting later on. When everything pops through the ground I'll be sure to take pictures.
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Posted March 07, 2011 - 06:10 PM

Nice looking garden Brian. Where do put our order in as yours will be ready as ours starts.
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Posted March 07, 2011 - 08:04 PM

Looks great but i beat you by 3 days lol Now for water the pond is only 50ft away and i can (or will) use 2 pumps 1 gas and 1 electric. I'm going to try something new this year by put in pipes to water in the row itself, Good luck and you can come by in july and get maters here, and might find some world famous Cave City watermelons
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Posted March 20, 2011 - 05:54 AM

Must be nice.We are still getting frost in Mi.Sure sick of this weather
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Posted March 20, 2011 - 06:54 AM

I put some onions and broccoli out on 3/11. Waiting for warmer weather for the tomatoes and bell peppers. They are enjoying the grow light right now.

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 07:10 PM

I thought since Al updated us on his garden today, I would also give yall an update. Her a few pictures of corn, beans, cabbage, tomatoes, radishes, and some other stuff breaking though the ground.


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Posted March 25, 2011 - 07:19 PM

Dang Brian, nothing in the ground here yet. The warm days are gone for at least a week, highs only in the 40's. I picked up broccoli plants, but gonna let them toughen a bit before planting. By then maybe it'll be warmer.
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