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Old 05-10-2006, 04:37 PM   #1
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I got my vegetable garden planted!

I'm so psyched! My BIL came yesterday and tilled me a garden spot. I didn't go real big as I didn't want to get discouraged.......no I regret not going a little bigger.
Anyway, I have 3 different tomatoes Big Boys - the kind you slice, Roma - for sauces and cherry tomatoes. I also put in 3 different bell peppers (red, yellow and green), cucumbers, carrots, radishes and lettuce.

I still need to put in some onions and garlic though. Unfort., they sell so many of the starters together and I don't need that many.

Constance......how to I plant garlic? Do I just put a full bulb in the ground or a clove?

Oh.......and I also put in my herb garden.......I can't wait to start using these.

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Old 05-10-2006, 05:02 PM   #2
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I'm not Constance, but I have extensive experience growing garlic. This is not the time of the year to plant garlic. We (SE Ohio) plant garlic anytime from late October to mid November. It is harvested in mid July, cured about three weeks and then enjoy. You plant individual cloves, not the whole bulb, and plant it right side up, about 6 inches deep and 6 inches apart.
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:14 PM   #3
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I have in my garden at this point of time:

1 Yellow Banana Pepper plant
1 Jalapeno pepper plant
1 Poblano pepper plant
1 Big Jim Pepper plant
1 Habanero Pepper plant
4 Park's Sweet Banana Whopper Pepper plant

I would like to get one more pepper plant to round out my collection this year.
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:12 PM   #4
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We started ours but cant plant the started ones yet (this is canada after all) but put out seeds of lettuce and beans, have cucumbers, tomatoes, and spinach started and planted my herb garden with is a first for me... So I'm on the ball too this year.
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Old 05-11-2006, 04:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for letting me know about the garlic bethzaring.

kleenex ..... you like your peppers don't ya....:)
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:06 PM   #6
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Sizz, best of luck with your veggies. I'm a perennial plant person (read lazy), but like to hear about others' adventures with the bugs and the fertilizer and so on.

Best of all, you get nice fresh produce at the end that you KNOW where it came from.
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Old 05-11-2006, 06:28 PM   #7
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Sizz, best of luck with your veggies. I'm a perennial plant person (read lazy), but like to hear about others' adventures with the bugs and the fertilizer and so on.

Best of all, you get nice fresh produce at the end that you KNOW where it came from.
I love perennials also. I just went out and spent way too much money on just flowers and shrubs. I really do look forward to eating what I've grown. Yes it will be interesting to see what all encounter in the garden this year as far as pests. I'm still trying to think of a way to keep the rabbits out. I haven't hardly seen any around here since we moved in but I think the garden will temp them to come around. The birds are already ticking me off pecking at my grass seed.....which I tried to protect with straw.
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The peppers from my garden are fresher than what you can get at the grocery store
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The peppers from my garden are fresher than what you can get at the grocery store
Totally agree with that! I just have never met someone who focused on growing peppers......I think its great! I was thinking about growing some jalapenos but was afraid even 1 plant would produce more than I needed.
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Hey Sizz, Good luck with this garden venture, I hope it works out well for you.

I have been gardening at this particular spot for 22 years and have noticed that our bunny rabbit population dissappeared a few years after the coyotes arrived, about five years ago. When we first gardened at this location, we had major problems with deer, groundhogs and bunny rabbits, to the point that we had to install a substantial fence around the garden. I swear the local critters spread the word about the nice salad bar in the neighborhood. . We have a few neighbors who have no fences around their gardens but they are able to let a few dogs run loose in that area.

Right now we have 3, 80 foot rows of potatoes up and growing nicely, (3 different varities), 3, 80 foot rows of garlic that are about 3 feet tall, 2, 80 foot rows of carrots that just germinated, a block of spinach that is ready to harvest, I recently set out the broccoli, parsley, onion and celery plants and about half of my tomato plants. It is still a bit risky to put out all frost sensitive plants here. I have basil, sweet potato and pepper plants waiting in the shadows for the weather to settle. We actually plant stuff every month from March through Sept to be able to harvest fresh produce. We concentrate on eating fresh from the garden to lessen the amount I have to put by. I usually can or freeze green beans, green peppers, sweet corn, various tomato products, pesto, wild black raspberry products. We also grow kale, winter squash, pumpkins for decorations, asparagus, lotsa spinach we may plant spinach 4 times during a growing season, cabbage for slaw. I LOVE fresh green beans so we make two plantings of them. Our garden is about 100 feet by 100 feet. We trade some garden produce with some friends who supply us with their beef. And flowers, a soul needs flowers. I started zinnas this year and set them out yesterday.
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