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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:45 PM

well, I'm going to start a gardening thread, separate from the plumeria area. This year, the middle school greenhouse had their annual bedding plant sale, so I went and got a flat of celebrity, roma and cherry tomatoes (2 dollars each, can't beat that) and some goliath jalapenos. I grew some of their goliaths a few years ago with awesome results. Planted some romas and cherry tomatoes today. Turnips are coming up, as are the long beans but I think the two days of freezing weather might have hurt the beans. No worry, plenty more. I will be planting purple potatoes, white and red sweet potatoes, opo, ampalaya, ping tong eggplant etc. when it gets warmer. This year we are trying something different. As a "fallback" position, we are building a first time garden on four hundred acres nearby. (the garden is NOT four hundred acres, just the land). The first truckload of mushroom top-soil compost is to be delivered today. This is a big project; Bing and I are doing it as a "fall-back" position and the landowners out of love for gardening. I'll keep posting as time allows.

here are our in-town roma tomatoes:


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:10 AM

Great project Jay - keep us posted!
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:57 PM

Nice.... :)



Linda :)

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:43 PM

got ten foot t-post trellis built for the celebrity tomatoes in town; Michelle got the deer fence up for the out of town garden project. Will post pictures tomorrow when its light if we don't get wiped out by hail tonight...
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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:57 AM

well, we had 4.75 inches of rain day before yesterday. Everything is so green: I suppose the heat will start soon. I haven't had time to go look at out "out of town" garden we have invested in; Michelle reports that it is doing well. Bing wanted Daikom radishes and pak choi, and I'm not sure how well they will tolerate the heat, so I rigged up a sun screen system. We'll see how that goes. the celebrity tomatoes are loaded with fruits; they aren't running UP yet, so that experiment isn't working so far.
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k151/bing_photo/001-180_zpscf29df2f.jpg
more tomatoes:
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k151/bing_photo/002-114_zps87441b49.jpg
ampalaya, opo and red skinned. white fleshed sweet potatoes, starting to run:
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long beans:
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butternut squash:
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k151/bing_photo/005-47_zps3f4e89a8.jpg

we lost all the peaches, plums and nectarines to a late freeze; drat.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:06 AM

Sad to hear so much loss on your fruit trees. i was looking forward to their pictures.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:43 AM

looking good!!!
I covered all mine in rabbit poo
My plants are growing like weeds
I grow comfrey and my leaves were big enough to hide behind!!
The man who introduced me to comfrey couldnt believe ive already cut it back once!
YAY rabbit poo lol!!
I have some meat bunnies and there is nothing that gets wasted, I can make more money reselling the pooas fertilizer than it costs to feed them!! imagine that lol!!
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SPRING IS HERE!! WOO-HOO!!!

TIME TO REVIVE THE CLAN AND SHOW EM OFF!!

PAKALA HAS 4 INFLOS ALREADY!! WOOT!!!
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:45 PM

rabbit poo is good! also, if you don't have rabbits, buy ammonia at the dollar store (make sure it doesn't have any chemicals added to it like lavender or citrus smell, mix one cup per gallon of water. Heroin for plants, pure nitrogen.
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:01 PM

here's todays harvest from our in town garden. the plot Michelle is gardening out of town is doing much better. (our gardening venture) She is growing pity-pat squash, beets and snow peas in addition to the things we are growing in town, but her stuff looks better. We will have watermelons, okra, ampalaya and opo soon; the butternut squash is doing fairly well but its starting to incinerate. The pak choi is doing well but the daikon radishes incinerated, even under shade cloth.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:51 AM

todays longbeans. I asked Bing if she wasn't getting tired of picking them (this much every day) but she just said no.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:35 AM

halfway into the summer, here is where we are. The sweet potatoes, opo and ampalaya are thriving:
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k151/bing_photo/001_zps6c43420d.jpg

the long beans are yeilding a double handful every day:

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k151/bing_photo/002_zps0cbe48cd.jpg

the butternut squash completely incinerated (over 100 degrees here everyday):
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the cherry tomatoes and romas are ten feet high:
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k151/bing_photo/004_zps72cf2382.jpg

okra and asparagus going strong, more okra and watermelon in the back you can't see (the ten foot tomatoes trellis idea failed, apparently celebrity tomatoes don't work, shout have used better boy, but still a lot of tomatoes):
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:31 AM

todays harvest

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:54 PM

105 right now.

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Jandey you just set an all time record temperature, 106.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:02 PM

well, Jandey, you did it again, record set at 108!
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:16 AM

lizard waiting for watermelons to ripen. Caught a beautiful, red bellied ring neck snake. Bing didn't seem to agree. :(we had two fifteen foot pythons under the house eating the chickens, so I suppose I can see why she hates snakes)

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