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Title: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: Copyright 1972 on August 07, 2009, 06:56:30 PM
Well here I go, I thought I would share ( show off!!  ;D ) some pic's of our "Other" garden.  We decided to plant a garden this year, and ended up with two.  1 at our home, and one at My wife's Grandma's house.  I refer to the second one as our "Other" garden.

Almost all of our plants are Heirloom variety's purchased through the Victory seed company.
www.victoryseeds.com (http://www.victoryseeds.com)

My purpose with this post is to show everyone that anyone can grow a garden.  I am totally amazed at how ours has turned out.  "If I can anyone can" is kinda cliche', but applicable here.

I would like to take a quick second and thank my wife for dragging my out from in front of the TV, and into the dirt.  I think gardening has changed my life.  ( yes, I do know how cheezy that sounds, zip it!   :D  )

Here we go.

I'll start with my pride, and joy, our Melon patch.  

We have:
3 Sweet baby watermelons
2 Cantaloupes ( why did it have to change to Muskmelons? )
5 Cucumbers ( who knew they put out so much??!!!)
1 5' row of Soybeans ( for practice!)
A big freakin bunch of Pumpkins ( Jack O' lantern, and a small sweet one)

Melon patch:
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/Melonpatch.jpg)

Cucumbers:
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/Cukepatch.jpg)

Watermelons:
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/Watermelonpatch.jpg)

Punkins':
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/Punkins.jpg)

Cantaloupes (Just been watered, not sure why it was foamy???):
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/Cantalopes.jpg)

Moving on to the Tater patch, these are Russet's.  We had great luck with Baby Red's at our home garden.  We "sampled" some of these a couple weeks ago....  Mmmmmmm, taters!!!!
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/Taterpatch.jpg)

We have one more patch, it has:
6 rows of Corn ( a sweet variety )
8 Tomato plants  (Beefsteak)
A small tormented row of bush beans
A shrinking carrot patch
8 Strawberry plants
5 Sunflowers

Long patch:
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/Longview1.jpg)

Corn:
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/Cornpatch.jpg)

Maters':
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/Materpatch.jpg)

Carrots: ( yes, they are there, just look carefully at the weeds!)
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/SDC10014.jpg)

Sunflower:
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/Sunflower.jpg)

Our results so far?

Carrots:
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/Bigcarrot.jpg)

And ( as of 8-7 ) 152 Cucumbers!!!!:
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/Cukebucket3.jpg)

If you are still with me, thanks for having a look at my garden!  

Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: P_Coltrane on August 07, 2009, 07:07:10 PM
What did you do with 152 cucumbers? ;D
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: Copyright 1972 on August 07, 2009, 07:15:59 PM
What did you do with 152 cucumbers? ;D

LOL!  Throw'em at anyone not fast enough to get out'a the way!!!   ;D

Mostly eat'em 1 at a time in a salad:  Cucumbers, cheeze, crutons,bacon bits, ranch dressing...  Mmmm

I really wish I liked pickles....
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: fritz_monroe on August 07, 2009, 07:19:09 PM
Sweet garden, thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on August 07, 2009, 08:01:00 PM
Taters!? What's taters....precious?! anyway. check out Trioxin's new vids. he has one on what to do with cucumbers...or was it zucchini. either way what you can do with one you can do with the other. also in the recipe board there are posts having to do with everything and the lot. good ideas there. don't forget: relish, pickles, yeah....
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: Beetle on August 07, 2009, 11:44:20 PM
Fantastic garden Copy!!! That is an awesome job there. I'm driving to Idaho for some of them there Cukes.
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: BerserkerPrime on August 08, 2009, 02:09:25 AM
That is one outstanding project there!  I'm jelous!  You could do pickles and give them away.....?

BP
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: survivininct on August 08, 2009, 03:25:08 AM
What did you do with 152 cucumbers? ;D

Cold cucumber sandwiches are great on a hot day - just slice then lengthwise and put on bread (white is best, but not for you!) with mayo.  Yum.. 

Nice garden - mine is just a few raised beds.  With the rainy year we have had up here in CT, everyone I talk with has or is loosing their tomato plants from blight.  Really sucks!  Mine are like 25% gone - and I love to make sauce!

Steve
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on August 08, 2009, 03:27:35 AM
Wow!  Impressive garden....how do you have time to do anything else? ;D
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: Roswell on August 08, 2009, 08:04:13 AM
Nice garden Copyright! 
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: UncleJoe on August 08, 2009, 07:00:05 PM
Taters!? What's taters....precious?! anyway.

PO-TA-TOES... Mash em, boil em, cook em in a stew.
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: Roswell on August 08, 2009, 08:55:04 PM
PO-TA-TOES... Mash em, boil em, cook em in a stew.

hahahaha... nice reference  :D
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: Copyright 1972 on August 09, 2009, 08:26:00 AM
PO-TA-TOES... Mash em, boil em, cook em in a stew.

Now if I can just come up with a nice brace of coneys!!!   ;D

I'm driving to Idaho for some of them there Cukes.

Come on over Buddy, you can have all you want!  You can help me rehabilitate my "new" Stihl 026!

Thanks for all the great feed back everyone!
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: Beetle on August 09, 2009, 11:47:48 AM
Now if I can just come up with a nice brace of coneys!!!   ;D

Come on over Buddy, you can have all you want!  You can help me rehabilitate my "new" Stihl 026!

Thanks for all the great feed back everyone!

   Sweet New chainsaw...Gotta love it.
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: Mr. Blank on August 18, 2009, 06:59:53 AM
Wonderful garden CR. I have to look into growing some "maters"...I bet I could grow a few redheads.... ;)
Title: Re: Copyright's "Other" garden ( pic heavy!!)
Post by: Copyright 1972 on August 18, 2009, 10:08:41 AM
LOL!  I have yet to produce any....  I have a bunch of small green orbs that I am told will get bigger, and turn red, but I remain sceptical....  ;)