Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

The Garden 2015


  • Please log in to reply
104 replies to this topic

#91 BTS ONLINE  

BTS

    Make Stuff Up

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11851
  • 2,736 Thanks
  • 1,729 posts
  • Location: BURNS KS

Posted July 13, 2015 - 06:39 AM

Give the cabbage a 1/4 to 1/2 turn in the ground to stop splitting, it can buy you more time if your getting a lot of rain. It breaks off roots so it can't drink as much water;-)

 

I never knew that, I'll give it a try, Thanks



#92 grnspot110 OFFLINE  

grnspot110

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 829
  • 3,292 Thanks
  • 2,396 posts
  • Location: North Central MO

Posted July 18, 2015 - 06:44 PM

Took a few pics this afternoon:  Finished up a little project today with an old window fan I bought at a flea market last week;  HPIM1769.JPG  Wish I could find another fan blade to make another one for the other back corner.

 

A few of my Hostas;  HPIM1770.JPG

 

Unknown variety, most likely a 6" pumpkin, possibly gourd;  HPIM1771.JPG  It's at the top of my tomato cages, if it gets too big, I'll have to sling it!

 

Tomato pots;  HPIM1772.JPG  I've been picking several "patio" tomatoes lately.


  • BTS, oldedeeres and propane1 have said thanks

#93 BTS ONLINE  

BTS

    Make Stuff Up

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11851
  • 2,736 Thanks
  • 1,729 posts
  • Location: BURNS KS

Posted July 20, 2015 - 06:35 AM

That all looks great!


  • grnspot110 said thank you

#94 BTS ONLINE  

BTS

    Make Stuff Up

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11851
  • 2,736 Thanks
  • 1,729 posts
  • Location: BURNS KS

Posted July 20, 2015 - 06:59 AM

Been busy, haven't much time to work in the garden. Been picking lots of cucumbers, cabbage ect. Need to start weeding again, the grass is taking over the cabbage, but I think the cabbage will be out soon so I might just wait and till it. It's hard to get enthused about heading out into the garden (or do anything), it's been in the upper 90's with super high humidity.

Got another 5 free bales of straw the other day, I still need to unload them.

Attached Thumbnails

  • Kubota Fron Bearings 003.jpg
  • Kubota Fron Bearings 004.jpg

  • grnspot110, Alc, oldedeeres and 1 other said thanks

#95 grnspot110 OFFLINE  

grnspot110

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 829
  • 3,292 Thanks
  • 2,396 posts
  • Location: North Central MO

Posted July 24, 2015 - 11:53 AM

The volunteer pumpkin has more than doubled in size over the last week:  HPIM1783.JPG  It's setting about 4' high on a store-bought tomato cage that has an old window fan screen for a tray.  That's tied to the adjoining re-wire cages, I'll keep an eye on it if it needs more support.

 

We have produced at least one Monarch this year:  HPIM1782.JPG  Found it on a Butterfly Weed this morning.  It was gone a little while later when I mowed!


  • Alc, BTS and oldedeeres have said thanks

#96 BTS ONLINE  

BTS

    Make Stuff Up

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11851
  • 2,736 Thanks
  • 1,729 posts
  • Location: BURNS KS

Posted July 24, 2015 - 10:27 PM

It's seems like our pumpkins/melons got a little behind this year, I guess we will see if they do anything before it's turns cold.

 

Your pumpkin looks great!


Edited by BTS, July 24, 2015 - 10:35 PM.


#97 BTS ONLINE  

BTS

    Make Stuff Up

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11851
  • 2,736 Thanks
  • 1,729 posts
  • Location: BURNS KS

Posted July 24, 2015 - 10:33 PM

We got about a wheel barrow of corn picked, our corn didn't do very good this year, but I guess it did better then last year. The ears of corn looked PERFECT!, we did not spray them or do anything and there was not one worm or any bug damage. The ears were nice, big and full. I just wish there was more of it to put up for the winter. I guess we will see how the fall corn does, it didn't come up to well because we got 4 inches of rain the day after I planted it and it washed soil over the rows and covering the corn seed.

I'm needing to go out and cultivate tomorrow, the weeds are really starting to come up in the corn.

 

The potatoes are getting really nice and tall, the ones in straw are twice the height as the ones not in straw. The ones not in straw are dry and need water. The ones in straw are still are still very moist and almost muddy between the rows/hills.

Attached Thumbnails

  • Kubota Front Wheels 002.jpg
  • Kubota Front Hubs 039.jpg

  • grnspot110, Alc, oldedeeres and 1 other said thanks

#98 shorty ONLINE  

shorty

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 6172
  • 3,565 Thanks
  • 3,947 posts
  • Location: Lancaster County Pa

Posted July 25, 2015 - 04:59 AM

It is amazing what a mulch covering will do for keeping moisture in the ground. Your garden looks good.


  • BTS, oldedeeres and propane1 have said thanks

#99 grnspot110 OFFLINE  

grnspot110

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 829
  • 3,292 Thanks
  • 2,396 posts
  • Location: North Central MO

Posted August 02, 2015 - 06:59 PM

The "sky high pumpkin" is still growing, 54" circumference today:  HPIM1810.JPG  Had to lift it 3" to clear the tomato cages.  There is another one behind it:  HPIM1809.JPG

 

Wind got pretty hard on the sunflower row in the same garden last week, knocked the center out of the row:  HPIM1811.JPG


  • Alc, BTS, oldedeeres and 1 other said thanks

#100 grnspot110 OFFLINE  

grnspot110

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 829
  • 3,292 Thanks
  • 2,396 posts
  • Location: North Central MO

Posted August 03, 2015 - 05:24 PM

The wife has been buying up some colored bottles recently, so today was the day to make the "bottle tree". I started with 1/2"re-bar for the "trunk", had a couple of 7/16" end-gate rods from an old farm wagon, made the lower "branches", the rest were 3/8" rod I had on hand. Welded it up this morning & painted it this afternoon, finish coat is Rustoleum "Dark Hunter Green". It will hold 13 bottles!   HPIM1812.JPG


  • Alc, BTS and oldedeeres have said thanks

#101 grnspot110 OFFLINE  

grnspot110

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 829
  • 3,292 Thanks
  • 2,396 posts
  • Location: North Central MO

Posted August 07, 2015 - 06:54 PM

The "sky high pumpkin" seems to have stopped growing, 56" circumference for the last few days now.  HPIM1813.JPG It & the oblong one behind it are turning darker now.  HPIM1814.JPG  We also have some in another patch that are still dark green:  HPIM1815.JPG


  • BTS and TomLGT195 have said thanks

#102 BTS ONLINE  

BTS

    Make Stuff Up

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11851
  • 2,736 Thanks
  • 1,729 posts
  • Location: BURNS KS

Posted August 28, 2015 - 11:19 PM

I have been so busy, I haven't had time to update this any.

We picked a bushel box of bell peppers today and we didn't even make a dent in the pepper patch. Also picked a lot of jalapenos and have millions more out there (no joke). Our tomatoes have been slow, the plants are big and beautiful with hundreds is huge tomatoes but they are all green :(. But they are slowly starting to turn, we picked a couple gallon bucket of tomatoes today, we had some on some sandwiches tonight and they were wonderful!

We have also gotten around 5 cantaloupe and we have lots of honeydews that will be ready next week. Our corn (fall crop) is around 3 to 5' tall, it has some nice small ears on it and It should be done here in a couple weeks. Our potatoes (fall crop) are doing great, I dug around in the straw and we have potatoes the size of lemons.

I will try and get some pictures posted when I get time :deadhorse:


  • grnspot110, Alc, oldedeeres and 1 other said thanks

#103 grnspot110 OFFLINE  

grnspot110

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 829
  • 3,292 Thanks
  • 2,396 posts
  • Location: North Central MO

Posted August 29, 2015 - 06:31 AM

Our garden is about done, most of the tomato plants have died out.  Still have the bell peppers, okra & some green beans.  Hasn't been the best gardening year, but plenty to use as we  go!


  • BTS said thank you

#104 grnspot110 OFFLINE  

grnspot110

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 829
  • 3,292 Thanks
  • 2,396 posts
  • Location: North Central MO

Posted August 29, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Cleaned the Purple Martin house Gardens 2015 001.JPG which was my Grandad's, I've had it for 40 years!  And the plastic gourds Gardens 2015 002.JPG   Gardens 2015 003.JPG   may put up some more of the plastic gourds next year.

 

Found this "elegant stinkhorn" fungus near the second gourd pole  Gardens 2015 004.JPG   we've had some of them in the yard in the past, but it's been a while!

 

Then shredded some more garden waste for the compost bins.


  • BTS and oldedeeres have said thanks

#105 BTS ONLINE  

BTS

    Make Stuff Up

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11851
  • 2,736 Thanks
  • 1,729 posts
  • Location: BURNS KS

Posted September 19, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Picked close to a bushel of tomatoes today! Going to start smashing them this weekend

:smashing_pc: :anvil_drop: :spamani: :hitting_self_roller:

Attached Thumbnails

  • Kubota Cab 009.jpg
  • Kubota Cab 010.jpg

Edited by BTS, September 19, 2015 - 11:02 PM.

  • Alc, oldedeeres and TomLGT195 have said thanks




Top