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    Do You Have A Garden ... What Cha Got Planted ?

    New Year and a New Garden . Got some backyard planting in:
    Tomatoes - Better Boy , Celebrity and Roma (BLT's and freezing some)
    Gypsey Peppers (pickled )
    Jalapeno Peppers (pickled)
    Large Green Bell Peppers (cooking and stuffing )
    Pecorino Peppers (pickled and cooking)
    Yellow Squash
    Cucumbers
    Snap Beans ( had a good yield last year and they taste great)

    I put so much okra in the freezer for cooking last year (bumper crop) that I'm not growing any okra this year , have saved seed for next year . Sunday night I fixed a nice Big Chicken , Sausage , Andouille and Okra Gumbo ... heavy on the okra too ... it was soooo gooood !
    If anyone wants some seeds to plant okra ...Tall Red or Green Bush okra , just let me know ... I got plenty and it's easy to grow .
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    we are only doing a small garden this year, about 2 acres. got the sweet corn planted and about 150 pounds of potatoes. everything else is stil in the greenhouse as its to cold to get it in the ground just yet. got 450 cabbage plants, 300 broccoli, 150 cauliflower, 10 zukinis, 50 beans, 50 turnips, 100 beets, 150 tomatoes, 150 peppers, and probably some more that I can not remember.
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    I have 40 tomato plants started, they are just setting their second set of leaves. I won't plant most of the garden until the end of may. Cold weather stuff going in next week. Finally past the hard freezes I think... no more temps dropping to 20...

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    I have a 35 x 35 garden and grow most everything.
    I don't get much casting and reloading time in the summer but that's OK with me.
    3 6 foot stand up freezers full of vacuum sealed organic veggies.
    Butternut squash and leeks are the best ever.
    Nothing like growing your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FISH4BUGS View Post
    I have a 35 x 35 garden and grow most everything.
    I don't get much casting and reloading time in the summer but that's OK with me.
    3 6 foot stand up freezers full of vacuum sealed organic veggies.
    Butternut squash and leeks are the best ever.
    Nothing like growing your own.
    Want some Okra seed ?
    Rancher1913 .... I don't see any Okra on your list .
    It's organic Okra seed !
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    I've got two retaining walls about 4' high and 30-odd feet long, with a lattice fence in front of them.

    I usually plant a package of sunflower seeds in the space between the fence and the wall for the birds.
    I couldn't find them this year.
    So I planted a row of purple hull peas. A old retired Marine gave me a bunch last year and I saved a couple for seeds.

    We've got some of those gourds started to put on the four ends of the fence.
    They're the ones ya make bird houses out of.
    On the one fence, I've got bell peppers going in the middle and a couple of tomato plants going.

    Now that there is stuff coming up--- there is one old bull squirrel that is now in great danger.
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    Will plant carrots, zucchini, green beans, kale, Swiss Chard, cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes in our 30’x30’ plot.

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    We did tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, and cucumbers all in big buckets on patio or in hangers, have strawberries, blueberries in our new berry patch, and planted two cherry trees next to our two mature apple trees. Protecting everything was fun when we had two straight days of freeze warnings last week.

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    i just building my "Alaskan Greenhouse" made outta scraps from lumber i milled a few years back... every year I build it and it gets bigger and bigger... just starting to plant seeds for just about everything.. cant grow nuthing on the ground here due to Banana Slugs and constant rain from the rain forest.. everything most plants need get leeched out and don't like our very acidic soils. i build up the soil every year from ash and compost.....

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    Well last certain frost date is June 20 generally. We push things and usually get stuff in by Memorial Day and cover what we need to. Potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, onion and garlic. Cauliflower, carrots and berries.
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    Ground still froze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwpercle View Post
    New Year and a New Garden . Got some backyard planting in:
    Tomatoes - Better Boy , Celebrity and Roma (BLT's and freezing some)
    Gypsey Peppers (pickled )
    Jalapeno Peppers (pickled)
    Large Green Bell Peppers (cooking and stuffing )
    Pecorino Peppers (pickled and cooking)
    Yellow Squash
    Cucumbers
    Snap Beans ( had a good yield last year and they taste great)

    I put so much okra in the freezer for cooking last year (bumper crop) that I'm not growing any okra this year , have saved seed for next year . Sunday night I fixed a nice Big Chicken , Sausage , Andouille and Okra Gumbo ... heavy on the okra too ... it was soooo gooood !
    If anyone wants some seeds to plant okra ...Tall Red or Green Bush okra , just let me know ... I got plenty and it's easy to grow .
    Gary
    Not any more. Last garden I planted here, I figure my tomatoes cost me $300/pound. I'm afraid I'm one of those folks who have a black thumb. If I touch a plant that I want to keep alive, it dies. I'd be OK with it if I could do it intentionally, but I can't kill them when I want to do it.

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    thats impressive.I always assumed you could just plant a full fenced garden in AK. here in N Idaho, I have a 7 foot fence to keep out deer and a few elk. the bears dont seem to bother, but my 4 dogs probably keep them away.

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    My garden has been a disaster this year. I usually plant my tomatoes in the ground Feb 15 and cover the plants with Agribon ag30 This gives them frost protection down to 27 with extra heat when the sun shines. The ground was too wet to plant till March 1. The plants grew well till we got over 8 inches of rain over a weeks time. The ground became so waterlogged that it killed 3/4 of my tomatoes. I planted sweet corn and the heavy thunderstorms compacted the ground so much that I only got about 40% germination.
    The rain continues with so much water that the anaerobic bacteria break down all the soil nitrogen. I just started picking some of onions that I planted ( seed ) in Sept. and transplanted in Dec. The granex 33's (vidalia) are the first followed by the red burgundy, then the 1015y Texas sweets and lastly the Candy onions. I downsized about 70 % this year because my back and now bursitis in my right hip is too painful to work more than a few hours a day. I did pick my first tomato 3 days ago.

    GW try Flamingo peppers. they are a larger version of Gypsy and produce more per plant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwpercle View Post
    Want some Okra seed ?
    Raccher1913 .... I don't see any Okra on your list .
    It's organic Okra seed !
    Gary
    The good Lord made just a few errors when he created the earth....okra was one of them
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    I like Okra, but only eat it raw...I don't really care for it cooked, whether is was frozen or fresh.

    About 3 weeks ago, I put some cold loving seeds into the garden, most are up now.
    Radish
    Spinach
    leaf lettuce
    Cilantro
    Peas
    Cabbage
    Beets...only a few of these up, I think it got too cold for them last week, a couple mornings it got down to 20º, which even damaged some Asparagus that was up...and seemed to stunt all the plants.

    I have a flat of tomatoes and a flat of Peppers in the house, under the lights...they are coming along nicely. I'll probably be planting them mid May, depending on the weather forecast for the following week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FISH4BUGS View Post
    The good Lord made just a few errors when he created the earth....okra was one of them
    Amen!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidB56 View Post
    thats impressive.I always assumed you could just plant a full fenced garden in AK. here in N Idaho, I have a 7 foot fence to keep out deer and a few elk. the bears dont seem to bother, but my 4 dogs probably keep them away.
    its the constant rain in my part of alaska that kinda forces the greenhouse. the average temp is in the 50's in the summer so the extra warmth really helps as well.
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrounge View Post
    Not any more. Last garden I planted here, I figure my tomatoes cost me $300/pound. I'm afraid I'm one of those folks who have a black thumb. If I touch a plant that I want to keep alive, it dies. I'd be OK with it if I could do it intentionally, but I can't kill them when I want to do it.
    Let me send you some Okra seed to grow ... nothing kills okra ... not even the "Black Thumb" .
    If you can't grow Okra ... then you are for shure cursed by the Gardening Gods .
    PM me a mailing address ... I'll send them ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FISH4BUGS View Post
    The good Lord made just a few errors when he created the earth....okra was one of them
    You don't get no free okra seed ...
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