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My grows this year.
    #10665256 - 07/12/09 09:40 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I've got 23 feet in length of counter space in my kitchen. More than we need. I finally recently got around to something that I've wanted to do with a corner of it.

I turned the back of the corner into a garden of sorts. Mostly a herb garden with two cayenne pepper plants and two habanero pepper plants. I already had the fixtures and aquarium/plant tubes from a former project. I also already had one of the two little fountains, light timer, humidity gauge, thermometer, and more.

Most of it I don't really need but I figured I'd use since I had it already and was not being put to use anywhere else at the moment. Pretty much the only things I had to buy were the pots which only cost $1.00 each. I also bought a few plants already started from a garden center rather than starting everything from seed. I wanted some greenery to look at immediately upon completion of the little project. Oh yeah... two door mirrors as well that I paid $6.00 each I think. So I ended up only having to pull out less than $50.00 to do this.

All in all it makes up a nice little kitchen garden. The cats love it too. They keep drinking the little fountains nearly dry and occasionally snacking a little on a leaf or two here and there. Not too bad fortunately. I had wondered if that was going to be a problem. It doesn't appear so

The little hanging basket in the corner is full of the tall style shot glasses filled with water and plant cuttings that I'm rooting for use elsewhere.

It's not thick and luscious yet. Actually, not everything is even planted yet. Also I think I may need to double my lighting. Seedlings get very leggy and overall growth of everything is running a bit slow. I can easily add in two more of the double tube fixtures like the ones I have now without even having to move the ones already in place.







My little wildflower garden has gotten a bit out of hand. Looks like it's been overtaken by weeds but those are all wild flowers of many different types. Half are to attract song birds and half are to attract humming birds.

The garden is set in two 10" and one 5" high round brick tiers. It's about 7 feet in diameter. My two boys and I threw it together in about an hour or two, including the planting one afternoon a couple of months ago. The hardest part was hauling the worm casting loaded dirt from my worm beds in the woods behind the house. I've accumulated a lot over the years and use it for all of my planting and some of our fishing needs. :grin:










I practically live in the woods with a heavily shaded yard and until this year had no nice and sunny spot for a garden. I've never planted a garden of my own before. This is my very first one. I helped my grandpa out with his as a small child and have done a fair amount of container planting but never an actual vegetable garden of my own.

Earlier this year I had some trees removed that in the past have always leaned over the house threateningly during ice storms. The guys that removed them left the stumps high and ragged which I have not dealt with yet but instead went ahead and planted among them.

I got a very late start from where I was sick and ended up hospitalized this spring. I ended up losing almost every seedling that I had started because they didn't get watered while I was in the hospital for 5 days. I also didn't feel up to taking on the prepping and planting for the first couple of weeks when I got out. So my garden didn't get started until late may and early June. Some plants added even later come to think of it. Like a couple of weeks ago. Still I think it's turning out well for my first ever garden.

In addition to the stumps I've still got a fair amount of brush to deal with that I'm saving for the fall. I'll cut up the larger pieces for fire wood to burn in my fire pits and fire place. I only cleaned up and used a little under half of the area that I had cleared. Next year this garden will be much neater and over twice as large.

There are probably hundreds of natural grape vines popping up all over the area so I will also be building a few trellis for them. The muscadine grapes here make a delicious sweet wine as well as good preserves. I've got more experience making wine and brewing beer than I do gardening. I'll probably also add in some hops to grow for the beer. It will be nice to have my own fresh hops grown from the ground that is home for me.







View from top of house. For size reference the sprinkler post in the center is 6' tall.



A squash that I'm leaving to see how big it will grow. I think it's about there. I over did the squash planting. I've harvested over 60 already and still have some growing plants that have not yet started to produce. Some were planted from seed and others bought from a small local store.

It's a good thing I have a pressure canner and two freezers. Three if I need to pull out and hook up the third one. I've been giving a fair amount of squash and peppers away as well.



Squash leaf





In addition to some I have planted in the ground I also decided to give hanging tomatoes a try. Rather than tying them up on stakes or cages, let them naturally hang and take care of themselves. Bonus - no weeds or ground pests and better drainage. They have so far outdone the ones in the ground. The soil is different too though. They are growing in the worm casting soil I mentioned earlier.



Caged tomatoes.



The better half of my pepper plants. I have bell, cayenne, hot banana, and habanero plants. Most all except the habaneros and bells have started producing a nice amount of peppers. The first fully ripe red ones this week. Most of the habaneros have started as well but are still small so far.



Cayenne's



Hot banana peppers



Jalapenos



The largest of the water melons.



Cantaloupes



Water melon vines fore and pumpkin back.



Perky pumpkin vines.



Largest pumpkin.



Oregano



Corn. Picture doesn't show it well but it is 3 rows deep.



Corn



Whats left of the radishes. The kids have been eating em up. I also have a pile of them with the tops in the fridge. Both the greenery tops and the radishes themselves sliced are good in salads.



Radish



Record keeping assistant.



Egg plant.

Interesting point. I have used no pesticide at all and this plant is a good example of among the worse pest damage I've had among all of my plants. Not bad at all. I don't know why this year has been so easy but normally pest are a lot more problematic here.



Iceberg lettuce.



Curled leaf lettuce



Jimson weed

I also have spinach and carrots and okra but no pics.



Example of the wild grape vines that grow all over the place here. This is at one edge of my back yard and forms a virtual wall of leaves now and later will have grapes as well.



I also have lots of blackberry and honeysuckle. The honeysuckle is not currently in bloom but is the light colored shinier leaved vine growing through the blackberries. This is also on the same edge of my back yard as the grapevines pictured above. I could probably pick nearly a bushel of blackberries in that one area right now.

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Re: My grows this year. [Re: TripityDooDaDay]
    #10667665 - 07/13/09 09:26 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Nice gardens!  Thanks for sharing.

+1 on growing your own hops, I wish I had the land to do that.


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Re: My grows this year. [Re: Hypercube]
    #10670501 - 07/13/09 07:01 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Cool avatar and thanks.

It doesn't take an incredible amount of room for hops as they grow vertical. I'm planning on growing mine on a sort of tee pee set up. I've got some 16' cedar posts but any sort of strong pole will work. I plan to place a ring that fits very loosely onto it that I will attach runners to and a pulley to raise it up and down the pole which will be straight up and down vertical like a flag pole. The ring will be raised to the top tightening the runners for growing. When time for harvest the ring will be lowered to bring the hops within easy reach. That's what I'm planning in any case if you can imagine it.

I know what ya mean about not having room though. Even though I've had a fair amount of land for a while, with it all wooded except a small yard area I had almost no room for growing either until I cleared out the area above. I'm loving it and plan to make the best usage of both the space as well as water and nutrients that I can in years to come. I plan to incorporate various advanced techniques to squeeze as much out of as little space as possible. Vertical grows, possibly some hydroponic setups etc...


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Re: My grows this year. [Re: TripityDooDaDay]
    #10674507 - 07/14/09 12:48 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Pulled this morning. WTF am I going to do with all these fucking radishes? More than the kids will eat or I can likely give away quickly. Any good tips on storage? Clean, remove tops and freeze? Can?. Pickle? I still have about that many more in the field to pull in a couple of days or so and add with them.



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    #10676505 - 07/14/09 07:02 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: My grows this year. [Re: dr_gonz]
    #10679995 - 07/15/09 08:15 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks man. I do love it. Most of it is still old growth uncleared hard woods and I intend to keep little bit that I own that way. The very rocky soil can get aggravating at times but being mostly granite and quartz provide good drainage and supply abundant rock to build projects with. I could probably dig enough rock on a couple of acres to build a small house. lol I do have plans for a nice outdoor cooking setup I plan to build using some of what I have collected in piles over the years.

One with a wood/charcoal fired oven, smoker, rack grill, and smooth griddle type grilling surface all in one big unit.  A friend of mine built one similar and I love it. Many fine evenings have been spent around it with family and friends cooking up tasty outdoor feasts in a wonderful setting.

I plan to build this in a part of the wooded area after cleaning it up and thinning it slightly into a park like area with a tin roofed natural timber shelter with a long table and plenty of seating.

I also plan on borrowing on my friends idea of incorporating old bottles and well spaced glass pieces into the mortar of the shelter pole bases and areas of the cooking unit that do not get too hot. It looks better than it may sound. Especially with the way light plays with it. That's later on though.

The current slow going project aside from the garden is nice sized fish pond/fountain/waterfall that I plan to stock with a few native species of fish "crawdads" and a couple of bull frogs. I want turtles too but I'm afraid that won't work out so well with the few fish that it will support. I may be able to support only a couple of small bass but watching them break the water leaping after bugs will be most rewarding.

All around my property is miles of hilly old growth hardwoods with many creeks leading to a small river. Much of it is uninhabited of of the immediate road side and owned by various people, most of whom plan on leaving it alone as an unofficial hunting/nature preserve. There are many trails for riding horses and atvs with them being about the only disturbance of the land between the roads.

I have all sorts of wildlife that visit my yard frequently. I've got a salt lick that attracts deer and other animals right into the yard. There are even panthers, bob cats and the occasional black bear most of which are rarely seen and don't cause problems. I've got a few cats outside and I end up feeding 3 times the food they eat to opossums that come right up on the porch every night to fill their bellies.

I love living out here. When I do need to get into a bit more civilization for the usual things it provides I have Raleigh and Durham only about twenty to thirty minutes away.

I don't take what I have here for granted a single day. :grin:

Sorry for such a long reply. Just got in onr of those moods. :grin:


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Re: My grows this year. [Re: TripityDooDaDay]
    #10681833 - 07/15/09 02:53 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Very sick garden! I wish I had that kinda space for vegi's. All mine are potted and confined to a renters deck.  :mad2: I especially wanted to comment on the hanging tomatoes, I've never seen something like that. You've inspired me because it looks really effective and space saving.
Over all, beautiful plants.


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    #10686457 - 07/16/09 05:48 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Ow what a big garden!! thats so awesome to grow your own :laugh:


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Re: My grows this year. [Re: xceses]
    #10692544 - 07/17/09 08:02 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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Very sick garden! I wish I had that kinda space for vegi's. All mine are potted and confined to a renters deck.  :mad2: I especially wanted to comment on the hanging tomatoes, I've never seen something like that. You've inspired me because it looks really effective and space saving.
Over all, beautiful plants.




Thanks

That seems to be the way to go with tomatoes. I doubt I'll ever grow them any other way again. It saves space. You don't have to fool with tying them up as they support them selves just fine as most vines do. Pretty much all weeds and ground pests are naturally eliminated. Good drainage is naturally provided as well. Another contaner plant could be placed below them to take advantage of water and excess nutrients that drain from them. I'm very pleased with how they are working out.

Here are some updated pics from a few minutes ago.















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Re: My grows this year. [Re: TripityDooDaDay]
    #10693027 - 07/17/09 11:03 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I know nothing about gardening, but those look like some happy plants :grin:


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    #10693039 - 07/17/09 11:06 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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    #10694410 - 07/17/09 04:01 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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I know nothing about gardening, but those look like some happy plants :grin:




Thanks.

They are. You can feel the happiness when standing among them. :grin:

I've gotta admit. I didn't expect it to turn out so well with it being my first garden. Especially considering that I got off to such a bad, late start. Beginners luck I guess. :shrug:

I need to get some updated pics up. It's grown quite a bit since the first post ten days ago.


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Re: My grows this year. [Re: dr_gonz]
    #10694423 - 07/17/09 04:04 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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i wonder if anyone has ever experimented with an upside down potted cannabis plant




Sounds interesting. Seems like a good thing to try indoors where you can place the lights on the floor.


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    #10694442 - 07/17/09 04:10 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I think I may set up a cot with a sleeping bag and sleep in my garden under the stars one night soon. Just seems like a nice thing to do. I do weird shit at times.


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    #10694465 - 07/17/09 04:15 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: My grows this year. [Re: dr_gonz]
    #10694546 - 07/17/09 04:27 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quite a bit actually. On average it goes for $20,000.00/acre.


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    #10694956 - 07/17/09 05:30 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Me too. It was only $500.00 an acre when my now deceased grandfather bought it. I wish he had bought a lot more. :grin:


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Re: My grows this year. [Re: dr_gonz]
    #10697759 - 07/18/09 03:21 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Yes. I do not take it for granted. The land was given to me but I've had to work hard for everything else in life. Often very hard.

Some updated pics 10 days later.




Cayenne.



Banana



Jalepeno



Corn is looking good.



Curled leaf lettuce is about twice as big.



So is the iceberg.



Potatoes that I forgot to get a pic of before.



A mystery weed that popped up among the squash. I have no idea what it could be byt it looks pretty neat. Anyone know what this is?



The wild flower garden is going crazy.















Everything seems to be looking good in spite of the late start and very dry weather. Have been eating what we can. Gave a lot away and have put a good bit up in the freezer already. Most importantly I've been enjoying watching it grow. It's nice early some mornings or late some evenings to just wander around inspecting the the plants and pulling a bag full of goods to bring up to the house. This morning when I went out a huge swarm of bees was working hard at pollenating for me. The whole garden was buzzing loudly.


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