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bigdaddy3k 05-24-2010 03:32 PM

BigD's Garden
 
Amish Paste Tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes
Cherokee Purple Tomatoes
Polish Linguisa Tomatoes
Mortgage Lifter Tomatoes
Jalepeno Peppers
Cherry Peppers
Basil
Sage
Zuchini
Lemon Cucumbers
Pickling Cucumbers

Plowing the fields...
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Here it is bare neked

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And here is is all done. The mulch is dark brown
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FrankZ 05-24-2010 03:41 PM

So.. you fancy tomatoes then? :smile:

JohnL 05-24-2010 04:40 PM

Nice plot there D, the dirt looked pretty decent also. My garden is about half that size, I've got a few tomatos, peppers, cukes, zuchs and brussel sprouts.

mollyanne 05-24-2010 05:24 PM

You rock BigD! That's a lot of work. It looks GRRREAT!! Aren't you clever to utilize that space so well. WTG! You're in good shape to be able to do that.

I just have container gardens with mostly herbs. It's a big deck though so I have Basil, Parsley, Sage, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Terragon, Dill/Fennel, Basil, Chives, Mint, Lavender, Clematis, Basil, Roses, Salvia, Luna Hibiscus, Basil, Nasturtiums, Geraniums, Gerber Daisies, Begonias, Red Yarrow...
...did I mention BASIL? :wacko:...tons
But no tomatoes :sad:...snails won last year.

chefkathleen 05-24-2010 05:57 PM

What's the plastic with the stakes in it for?
We're trying yet again for some produce. There are so many birds and critters here that every time we try, we usually lose in planting gardens. I haven't had a decent tomato since I left Ohio almost 20 years ago.:lol:

Mimizkitchen 05-24-2010 07:17 PM

Great job BigDaddy, when can I expect my shipment? :whistling:whistling

bigdaddy3k 05-24-2010 09:11 PM

Frank, YES! Every winter I grow to hate tomatoes and every summer I grow them and fall in love all over again. Store bought tomatoes should be banished from the Earth!

John, We live about 1/2 mile from a river so we have very good dirt/clay.

Molly, It is a great area! Its the south side of our house and there is no easy access to it from any door so it sort of sat there until we started gardening. BASIL!! My sister (food baby) has grown basil for about 6 years and just throws it away!!! She had no idea what pesto was!!!!

chefK, It's not plastic, it's weed stop fabric and we get big spring storms that blow all of it around the neighborhood so this year we staked it down.

Mimi, Every shipment I have sent to you has been waylaid by pirates. Sadly, the waters between us are too trecherous.

kadesma 05-24-2010 10:37 PM

Looks great BigD..We live on 8 acres but the garden is behind the house...After all these years the gophers who love the pasture now love my tomatoes and made off with two. Sooo we got something that lets of sound and drives them off. So we hav 2 varieies of cantaloups, zucchini, cubanelle peppers, bells red ones, my herb garden, parsley,sage,2 kinds of oregano,chives.carrots.2kinds of radish,lettuce, sweet white onions, two cloth containers with potatoespeach trees,nectarine,tangering,orange, two apple trees, gala and fujii. I just started some cucumbers. Life is good.
kades:smile:

bigdaddy3k 05-24-2010 11:00 PM

Amazing!

chefkathleen 05-25-2010 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kadesma (Post 898162)
Looks great BigD..We live on 8 acres but the garden is behind the house...After all these years the gophers who love the pasture now love my tomatoes and made off with two. Sooo we got something that lets of sound and drives them off. So we hav 2 varieies of cantaloups, zucchini, cubanelle peppers, bells red ones, my herb garden, parsley,sage,2 kinds of oregano,chives.carrots.2kinds of radish,lettuce, sweet white onions, two cloth containers with potatoespeach trees,nectarine,tangering,orange, two apple trees, gala and fujii. I just started some cucumbers. Life is good.
kades:smile:

I would be interested to know what you have that gives off sound. Mocking Birds love to eat tomatoes. They peck holes in them and eat the seeds out.


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