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Old 05-28-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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5-28-12

Here it is... you make the call. Al started at the same time. Transplanted at the same time.

Right half has organic compost (free from the town been sitting for years). They all have same amount of blood meal, peat moss, top soil, sunlight, ect.

7.60" of rain in 3 weeks and no sun. I'm pretty impressed with them.



Close up.


Closeup of the ones without compost.. Looks like the blood meal did give them color.



Cucumbers need sun!



Fun to see them hang onto something to grow up. :-)



Cauliflower/Broccoli/Eggplant
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Default June 2, 2012

6-2-12 - Did not add anything since the blood meal on the 20th of May.. Letting nature take its course.

3 inches of rain fell over night in 3 hours time. That makes it 11 inches of rain in last 5 weeks. I'm baffled why the leaves are still green, and now blooms coming out too. Weather has been warm with cool nights and now we're entering a cold spell this week and next.





Broccoli loves cool weather.



I see a cucumber!



How about my fig tree with no figs?

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Old 06-02-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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I'll try to update pics here every so often.

While putting tomatoes in the ground today(2 weeks early) I Found some slugs.

Strawberries from last years plants:


Tomato Roots: Seeds started end of February



One of the Garden Beds:
Extremely impressive!!!

Alas, there are two brown thumbs in this household.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: denison,tx
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I am sooo jealous...I too must have a brown thumb, or maybe this lot we live on is
a garbage heap...first year we moved in the garden we planted had good(not great)
yield...after that it went consistently downhill...even with lots of soil amendments,
converting to raised beds, container planting, we ended up with less and less...
Last year it was TOO blasted hot/no rain...this year wer'e not even going to try...waste of
time and money which we are short on...
Will buy produce as it comes in season and preserve what we can, but that will be limited
as we are trying to save enough money up to get out of Texas and move to Northeast Tennessee...
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Quick Comparison picture from May 5th and June 3rd.

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Old 06-03-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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AWESOME!!! This is my first year starting a garden. I have 2 little raised beds. I have 4 pepper plants and 2 tomato plants and some carrots. So far everything is alive. That is really my goal this year to just keep them alive and get at least one thing off each plant. Your garden is inspiring.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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June 6, 2012: 3.19" of rain so far this month. Temps in 60s and 70s(cool)

Tomatoes...



Potatoes: Under tree, barely get sun. Reach for the stars...and sun! lol


Corn: Not expecting much. HORRIBLE SPOT. Only 2-3 hours of sun. (tree overgrown from all rain last year and still growing) Reach for the stars...and sun! lol



A nice Cucumber growing from the pot which are doing better than the ground..This one is Early Pride.



Campari wins the prize for first visible tomato. lol

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Old 06-06-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Cool! I can't wait until my plants grow. There are squashy things in the ornamental beds doing well, but all the stuff I planted in the nouvelle raised beds are pretty small.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Couple from this Morning. June 9, 2012

Still limited sun! They're getting about 9-12hrs of sun a week.
Tallest one is now 32", thats the 2 Sweet Snack Hybrids. Most of them are 24-27" tall.

Same plant from last picture I posted 3 days ago






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Old 06-18-2012, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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June 17, 2012 Update:
  • Temps still cool in 60s and 70s for Highs.
  • Total Rain for month now 4.80".
  • Only 4 days that had clear skies, the others limited Sun.
  • Picked 2 pickling cucumbers
  • moderate blooms, small green tomatoes
Nothing added to garden. Great year so far, I'm happy about that since last couple years were horrible.











Potatoes:



Corn like I said is in terrible spot so I started transplanting them to another location.


New corn location with at least 6 hours of sun.

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