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Posted June 02, 2011 - 07:52 AM

Used the LGT 165 with the cultivator and disc to weed the part of the garden that hadn't been planted and to loosen it back up for making hills. I didn't bother to put any weight on the disc this time, since the lift has down pressure and I was just doing light work.
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Here is a fence I built from some wood I had, this is my daughters section of the garden. Being 3 she isn't good about watching where she is walking and has a tendency to step on the plants until they get big enough for her to miss them or until they are in cages.
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here is a over shot of the garden
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Here is a cucumber trellis in progress. Will be adding a net/lines for them to climb. This is my first time attempting this so we will see how it works.
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Planted 12 hills of cucumbers, 5 hills of yellow squash, and 6 hills of zucchini.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 03:30 PM

Looking good Chuck!! I think it's great to give your baby girl her own little garden!! That will be a special memory someday.
My youngest grandaughter 7 was out last night. She thought it was great to help grandma pick Spinich and Lettuce for our salad last night.
And was really proud of herself being able to help.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 05:36 PM

Chuck, garden looks good. A little weight on the disk would probably help. Bet your daughter loves her garden.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for the great pictures Chuck. Sure looks like you have put lots of effort into your garden. Please keep us updated and thanks also for some ideas on things we need to try in our garden. My wife and I both enjoyed the idea of your daughter's own area. It is a good idea and will teach the little one some things about taking care of things that she has control over.

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Posted June 08, 2011 - 07:27 AM

the last two night I got the garden completely weeded.
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Broccoli
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Peppers
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Tomatoes
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I also ran the cultivator through the sweet corn patch.
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Posted June 09, 2011 - 05:38 AM

Chuck, looks like Spot is enjoying the workout. LOL Great pics. Nice garden you have there.

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Posted June 16, 2011 - 10:19 AM

After the rain we had over the weekend and the first part of this week the cucumbers, squash, and zucchini are up. I was worried they weren't going to sprout since the seed was left over from buying to much last year. Have 2 tomatoes so far that are around golf ball size.

So far for the most part we are winning the battle against weeds.

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 06:43 PM

I guess I should have made my garden big enough to get a tractor into. 4X24 is a little small to cultivate with a tractor. But it is big enough for us.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 08:10 AM

Kenny,
The garden is 60' by 40' and the corn and pumpkin patch it 25' x 100'.

The garden will probably be made a little bigger next year and the corn patch will probably be made closer to 80' wide. I am already planning for next year to grow a lot of sweet potatoes, and more corn. And it will all be spaced so I can fit a tractor between each row.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 04:06 PM

If I went that big, I wouldn't have room in the yard for the tractors.:bigrofl::bigrofl:

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Posted June 25, 2011 - 06:14 AM

Chuck , I never trellised cucumbers either but you gave me some incentive to try . I have some old wire fence I could use. I'll have to do it soon , the plants are about 2'now , Thanks , Al

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Posted June 25, 2011 - 06:38 AM

Chuck , I never trellised cucumbers either but you gave me some incentive to try . I have some old wire fence I could use. I'll have to do it soon , the plants are about 2'now , Thanks , Al

I have an old abused 5' chain link gate standing on end that I use for the cukes.
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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:30 AM

Chuck , I never trellised cucumbers either but you gave me some incentive to try . I have some old wire fence I could use. I'll have to do it soon , the plants are about 2'now , Thanks , Al


I had some nice ones I forgot behind the garage when I moved in 2009. They were WWF (weld wire fabric "concrete wire") that were 2.5' wide, and tent shaped, I just set one over each hill and they worked great. Going to try wood and string this year if I can get them done before they vine to much. I may have to grab the extra dog pen panels I have and use them if I run out of time. So much easier to pick if they are climbing on something.

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:49 AM

Next year I may go back to climbers instead of bush beans myself. I have some welded wire I can use for it. All the bending is sure hard on my back, so going back to climbers should be much easier. Once the vines die, you can use a weedeater to whack most of the vines off the wire to put it away for next year's use.

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:58 AM

Daniel, I tried using hog panels this year, and they worked great for my Beans and my Tomato plants. I buy the ones that have been damaged from our feed store at a discount. Not a big job to straighten out.




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