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OT How does your garden grow? (6 pictures)

Apologies to the eskimos on the forum.

My garden is coming along fine.  We didn't have a freeze this winter so I could have planted much earlier.  Here are a few pics.



Main Garden.  The large serrano is from last spring's garden.  I didn't pull it, and it's blooming and putting on more chiles.
Tomatoes and chiles are blooming.

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Peaches are doing fine
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Orange tree is still small, but it bears several oranges

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Herb garden

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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 616
    edited March 2013
    Very nice. My wife uses a device she bought off the internet to grow spices and veggies. We are waiting to build our patio before we move it all outside. Been using dried, frozen or canned for now just not the same.

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,454
    edited March 2013
    Man, I am jealous VI. It was in low 30's again this AM so I have not planted yet. Thinking I will have to wait until mid April to make sure there is not another freeze. I need a bigger area after seeing yours!!
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982
    ^:)^ Not like yours. Rent house so we grow in pots. Got a mater plant, some cilantro, thyme, basil, and some jap-a-leenos.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Very nice VI we just started getting out in the yard again will post some pics. Woke up this morning and it was covered in snow! Yep first day of spring yesterday my a...
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,454
    double said:
    Very nice VI we just started getting out in the yard again will post some pics. Woke up this morning and it was covered in snow! Yep first day of spring yesterday my a...

    I hear you Double. Went from the 70's to high of 50 here once "Spring" started. Doesnt seem like Spring to me.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,303
    planting season is during the spring salmon runn
    :)) never seems to get done
    :D  i do have stuff that comes back year to year though and some potted stuff that comes indoors.  6 types of blueberries, golen delicous apples, two kinds of asian pares, nanking cherries, sweet cherries, chives, egyptian onion, rosemary, lemon grass, keifer lime,sweet bay, mediteranian mint, kentucky mint, cranberries, and asparagus. and i grow weeds very well
    :D every year i tell myself im going to put in a raised bed garden, wish i built it last fall
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,416
    six_egg said:
    Very nice. My wife uses a device she bought off the internet to grow spices and veggies. We are waiting to build our patio before we move it all outside. Been using dried, frozen or canned for now just not the same.
    Hmmm.... device form the internet to grow "spices"....

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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,575
    On behalf of those of us still eating blubber, apologies accepted.

    If I took a pic of my garden, there would be 2 labels. 1 would point at 4 shoots of garlic, the other would point at 6 pitiful stalks of over-wintered leeks. Otherwise, snow, mounds of mulch, a few stems of parsley that may or may not come back.

    At least I have some window ledge cleared, and some potting mix for indoor starts ready to go.


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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 616
    Lol
    Hmmm.... device form the internet to grow "spices"....

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    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,145
    Envy, I have lots of envy. Very nice plot. 
    +1C with frost on the roof this morning....tulips are up and the perry winkle is blooming, but veggies are just a two month dream away. 
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,890
    You better be careful.  The simple act of me looking of pics of your garden might cause a couple of plants to die!  That looks awesome! 

    Silly question- is the big silo thing a giant rain barrel? 


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  • I am jealous as well, I still have about 8 more weeks till I can plant. And although it is spring now, we had a major storm yesterday, caused 100 car pileup just outside city. Anyways, I am still counting the days till this damn snow is gone, and its nice enough to start planting. Looks great VI. Here are some pics of last year’s garden, and our very first. Turned out good for our first shot at one.

     

     

     

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Beautiful garden, AlbertaE !!!!  I wish I had space like that.  On the farm, I had a 1/4 acre tractor garden.  That's too big.  You're is about right.
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  • Thanks VI, We were going to make it bigger this year, but not any more, we had plenty enough, and ended giving a lot to friends and family, this size was very manageable. CANT WAIT!
    County of Parkland, Alberta, Canada
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,468
    I like your beer holder the best. image
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Mickey said:
    I like your beer holder the best.
    Do you know how long it took me to find a koozie for that with a Vespa logo on it?
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  • PSHomePSHome Posts: 36
    Very nice!

     

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  • Wow! ^:)^  I need one of those!

    Any chance you can you tell me what to do with this avocado plant? I got it this far... now what?!
    Someone told me that it has water roots and will die if I just plant it? :-/
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,416

    Wow! ^:)^  I need one of those!

    Any chance you can you tell me what to do with this avocado plant? I got it this far... now what?!
    Someone told me that it has water roots and will die if I just plant it? :-/

    I planted 3 without issue. They only died for lack of sun in the winter. You'll do fine in Florida.
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  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 389
    Wow! ^:)^  I need one of those!

    Any chance you can you tell me what to do with this avocado plant? I got it this far... now what?!
    Someone told me that it has water roots and will die if I just plant it? :-/

    Kristi,

     

    You should be good to go and plant it.  I am told the only fear is that when you start them from seed, they may or may not form a tree that bears fruit like the tree it came from, or worse yet, it may not bear fruit at all.  I believe the trees you buy are all grafted.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,588
    Nice...is the silver silo a lump bin?
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  • It's currently 12:45p.m. and 26 deg F. I am so sick of this! Where's all the "global warming"? Bring it on!

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    henapple said:
    Nice...is the silver silo a lump bin?
    No, it's a cistern.  We do rainwater harvesting.  The water from our roof goes into the cistern when it rains. When any water is needed in the house, a pump comes on and the water goes through 3 filters (a sediment filter, a carbon filter, and a U/V filter).  The water is purer than any bottled water you could buy.
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Nice garden VI. I haven't planted this year yet. Normally do around 1/2 acre garden.

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352

    Gary,

    I hate you!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951

    Gary,

    I hate you!

    Ahhh, Steve.  Don't be like that.  You can have sno-cones whenever you want them.  I have to wait for the county fair to come and buy them.
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    shtgunal3 said:
     Normally do around 1/2 acre garden.
    WOW !  That's gigantic.  Are you feeding the whole town?
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  • LitLit Posts: 4,026
    I really want to set up a hydroponic flood table in our spare bedroom for spices. I see 400 watt hoods and ballasts on Craigslist all the time for cheap. That's enough to cover a 4' * 4' table and only $20 a month or so in power.
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    @VI just a big family. We normally do a lot of pressure canning veggies. It's like eating fresh all year. This year I probably will not plant as much, we still have a lot left from last year.

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,303
    Lit said:
    I really want to set up a hydroponic flood table in our spare bedroom for spices. I see 400 watt hoods and ballasts on Craigslist all the time for cheap. That's enough to cover a 4' * 4' table and only $20 a month or so in power.
    i have a 400 watt in the kitchen, 2 times i had the men in blue looking thru my window at the rosemary. i dont need an outside light, the bulbs in the window and it lights up the backyard well
    :)) :D
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