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Old 08-14-2022, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Capital Region, NY
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Another Tomato harvest August 10, 2022. Over 10 pounds yesterday, over 5 pounds 2 days ago.



Been gardening since 2003 and this yr has been the best year. On just 15-18 plants to boot so many yields. And lack of diseases and insect damage.




Looks bigger in person. Never grew a pumpkin this big. Exciting




Can't win them all
Wow! Your garden is a big time producer. Beautiful tomatoes!
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Old 08-15-2022, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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How did you fix the okra?

I found some recipe on YouTube, I don't remember. Probably just kept it simple and boiled it. Wasn't a fan of the gooey texture but I might of gotten used to it. Nobody cooks with it in my family so never grew up eating it.


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This is an old photo from the late 70's and our first big 1 acre garden that we canned and froze most everything we ate from.

Sweet! I LOVE old photos like that. Reminds me of my Italian grandfather who took his 1 acre backyard and turned 75% of it into a garden. Had like 600 Tomato plants and every other plant. I used to walk through it with plants towering over me I'd love getting lost in it.

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I am new to this forum. I recently moved to a house out in the county and I have a fairly large backyard. I want to grow my own veggies like I did with my parents when I was a kid. We had a garden on half an acre. I don't need anything like that, so I am considering a few raised beds and just growing some veggies (tomatoes, peppers, beans, squash, potatoes, onions, etc).

Anyway, I plan to do this next year and I am trying to figure out how since, in the past, my dad was really the gardener and he died many years ago. I just did what he told me (usually weeding). I remember him starting some plants in the house in the spring. Little trays of dirt with plastic wrap on them. I would ask my mom, but her memory isn't always the best (she is good with flowers though).

Anyway, would anyone here please share some good resources to learn about raised bed vegetable gardening. I can find stuff easily by using Google, but there is so much and I don't know what sites (or books) are good and where to start.

Thanks!

Welcome to the forum and sorry to hear your mentor is not around anymore. I have 1 answer 1 word for you. YOUTUBE. Forget books, forget forums. Park yourself on YouTube for hours and you'll learn a lot and how to get started with raised beds. Good luck!

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I’m getting a couple tomatoes each day now. I pulled my last zucchini this morning. The pic includes a sample of what I have tried out this year, and some of what I pulled this morning:
Striata d’Italia zucchini
Sweet Chocolate pepper
Sunkist tomato
Cherokee Green tomato
Patio tomato
YES! Nice blend there.


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Wow! Your garden is a big time producer. Beautiful tomatoes!
And again this morning. Unbelievable. Forced me to do 3 more cans just now. Haha







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Old 08-15-2022, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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13 lbs of cabbage to be chopped fine, salted and stomped in the crock for sauerkraut.



We pulled another 3lbs of green beans today to add to the 5 we have ready to can.
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Old 08-15-2022, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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The green beans, carrots and beets looking great. You can see the Frankenstein broccoli bushes in the rear right. We are cutting them out- they're not producing anything.Before we left on vacation we put down a general purpose fertilizer using a plastic laundry detergent bottle- I drilled a large hole in the screw cap, filled it with fertilizer and then we simply poured a line of fertilizer along the drip line. That seems to have done really well, and really easy to apply and get it where it needs to be.
So about the monster broccoli- we did take a few big ones out next to the cabbage, and thinned out a few and put off ripping the rest out. We hadn't been checking on them because we thought they were 'done'. Well- nooo... I was mowing today and I glanced over and noticed big fresh heads! We picked about a pound of good, tight broccoli heads and it looks like they are going to start producing new heads where we thinned the plants out- right at the cuts.

Now it has me wondering if this veggie should be pruned to produce more heads?
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Old 08-15-2022, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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Now it has me wondering if this veggie should be pruned to produce more heads?

Some varieties of broccoli will produce many small heads as suckers and some don't produce many or perhaps none but the central top head. I like to plant the ones that will produce the most side heads...
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Old 08-15-2022, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Some varieties of broccoli will produce many small heads as suckers and some don't produce many or perhaps none but the central top head. I like to plant the ones that will produce the most side heads...
These side heads were pretty decent sized. Not store sized, but decent.
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:23 AM
 
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Default How should be the exterior gardening be designes

First It should be designed in the way that, plants are easily exposed to sunlight, water and importantly the flooring should be less prone to insects and pests
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Old 08-16-2022, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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These side heads were pretty decent sized. Not store sized, but decent.
That is my kind of broccoli. I have a patch almost ready to plant in and thought it would get done today but with the feels like temp well up into triple digits I'll chill today and maybe it will be tomorrow. Potatoes will wait also.
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Old 08-17-2022, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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From July 31st
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Anyone know what this is? I forgot what I planted. I thought was squash but I'm thinking Pumpkin?

Those of you who said pumpkin...…. Congrats


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Old 08-17-2022, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Quite a bit of kale. We only had a short row of it this year, but it should produce well into fall.

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