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Old 05-24-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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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...



Here it is bare neked


And here is is all done. The mulch is dark brown

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Old 05-24-2010, 02:41 PM   #2
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So.. you fancy tomatoes then?
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:24 PM   #4
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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? ...tons
But no tomatoes ...snails won last year.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:57 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:17 PM   #6
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Great job BigDaddy, when can I expect my shipment?
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:11 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:37 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:00 PM   #9
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Amazing!
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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.
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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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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.
I'll ask my husband the name. I know you drive it into the ground and it emits a beep every so often, It's best to use two spaced so far apart. I'll get as much info as I can when DH comes home from work.
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BigDaddy just got off a ship to shore call with the "pirates" and they said you traded my shipment for wenches, booze, and gold... Just saying...
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Sadly, if I did trade for them it would have been under the watchful eye of Mrs BigD.
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Sadly, if I did trade for them it would have been under the watchful eye of Mrs BigD.
Yes but it was Mrs BigD who made the call...
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Thank you so much.
Hi ChefKathleen, my dh bought his gopher thing at Harbor Freight, I think Home Depot or even a nurserie would have them. He is sleeping right now and I don't want to disturb him as he is in a lot of pain with a back problem. But any of these places will know what you want when you tell them this thing is metal and emits a beep, I don't know is it will frighten birds, that usually takes a fake Owl or Snake hooked into a mesh cover to scare birds off.
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Thanks Kadesma, I'll look into it. With all the dry weather I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for my garden as it is. I don't need birds helping me.
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:41 PM   #18
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I will continue this thread through the summer and display the fruits of my labor.
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WTG BigD! If I had the size of your garden I will also do that.. :) :) :)
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:06 PM   #20
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Now more Pics!

Here is now its going now and our first harvest!
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