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Posted June 27, 2011 - 01:33 PM

Looking great Chuck.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 07:27 AM

Thanks for the compliments guys.

here are some updated pictures.
Here is the sweet corn,
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Saturday I ran the cultivator through the soon to be pumpkin patch
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Here is a overall of the garden
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Green beans, squash, and zucchini
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Tomatoes and Cucumbers
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Broccoli and Peppers
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Posted June 28, 2011 - 07:34 AM

Do the cages work well for the peppers ? Never did that but seems like a good idea to keep them from falling over , Al

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 07:43 AM

Do the cages work well for the peppers ? Never did that but seems like a good idea to keep them from falling over , Al


never successfully grown peppers so I will have to get back to you on that. The cages do help keep a certain 3 year old off the plants.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 08:02 AM

:mecry:http://gardentractortalk.com/attachments/f29/15287d1308399306t-garden-helper-0529111149-jpg/Kind of like my " helper " ?:mecry:

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 08:31 AM

Did some weeding and checking on stuff last night. Picked the first little bit of Broccoli, not going to get a good crop of broccoli since its late, but should have a little. Last night it was enough for my wife and I to each have a serving.
Found a Tomato worm on one plant. Didn't see any damage or any other worms, but everything got a coat of 7 dust.
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Sweet corn is starting to put on ears.
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here is part of the sweet corn, family include for size reference.
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Posted July 07, 2011 - 08:39 AM

Do the cages work well for the peppers ? Never did that but seems like a good idea to keep them from falling over , Al


Back in earlier years I raised Sweet Bell peppers 2 years commercially. 1st time one acre, next time 2 acres. Bell's are hardy woody type stalked & require no form of support, but like anything else, can get blown over & busted in winds. Pretty much no need to support them. Now I know nothing about other types, like banana peppers, etc
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Posted July 07, 2011 - 08:42 AM

Nice garden there Chuck.
Looks like you will be eating corn in no time.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 08:49 AM

Back in earlier years I raised Sweet Bell peppers 2 years commercially. 1st time one acre, next time 2 acres. Bell's are hardy woody type stalked & require no form of support, but like anything else, can get blown over & busted in winds. Pretty much no need to support them. Now I know nothing about other types, like banana peppers, etc


These are all bell peppers. Neat to hear about your commercial growing peppers.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 08:53 AM

Nice garden there Chuck.
Looks like you will be eating corn in no time.


Thanks Ducky

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 10:20 AM

Chuck that garden looks delicious. We are so far behind you. We have barely got things growing after a wet cold spring/early summer. Lost a lot of seed due to heavy rain and cold wet soil. I've been out the last couple of nights trying to weed. The chickweed was so thick it was almost like a carpet in spots. We never had this stuff until getting some manure from a local organic farm.

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Posted July 13, 2011 - 07:30 AM

Well add me to the list of members with wind damaged sweet corn.
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This picture is almost the same spot as the picture above with the family in it.
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Squash and zucchini took a thrashing as well.
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The Creek/ditch out front was rolling about as good as I have seen it. I am going to have to get my culvert replaced, upstream side has been slowly washing away due to a break in the pipe creating a suck hole, and it is starting to really get worse.

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Posted July 13, 2011 - 03:56 PM

Give it a day or two Chuck! My corn looked much like that but now is growing straight up with a bow in the stalks.
The Squash looked just like yours but everything was right when I got home last night.

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Posted July 13, 2011 - 04:01 PM

Give it a day or two Chuck! My corn looked much like that but now is growing straight up with a bow in the stalks.
The Squash looked just like yours but everything was right when I got home last night.


going to stand the corn up when I get home tonight, I think it will all pull through.

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 07:44 AM

well the last couple weekends have been to busy to get to the garden and all the evening last week were taken up, so that means things are getting out of control in the garden. I'm not proud of how things look in these pictures but it is my mission to have the garden back under control and the yard tamed by sunday evening.
Overall
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Cucumber climbing the trellis
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Squash and Zucchini, The beans would have been along the right side here, but the deer liked them to much.
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First Ripe tomato hiding in there.
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baby bell pepper
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the first real harvest
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Part of dinner last night
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