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my 1st Garden 2015
« on: March 21, 2015, 09:18:44 PM »
http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Shelli_Hickson/media/20150124_154722_zpsb5a8a77e.jpg.html?filters[user]=142817384&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=5

Andhttp://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Shelli_Hickson/media/20150126_143325_zpsb9b845a5.jpg.html?filters[user]=142817384&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=4
http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Shelli_Hickson/media/20150201_092955_zps9a1c2cb7.jpg.html?filters[user]=142817384&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=3
http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Shelli_Hickson/media/20150320_160355_zps49cbcc56.jpg.html?filters[user]=142817384&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=1
http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Shelli_Hickson/media/20150318_174308_zps834d7f0a.jpg.html?filters[user]=142817384&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=2
http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Shelli_Hickson/media/20150321_080823_zps2df0e22c.jpg.html?filters[user]=142817384&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2015, 09:19:32 PM »
Well that didn't seem to work

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2015, 09:50:42 PM »
Well that didn't seem to work

You need to use the insert image incon to post photos.  It looks like a little Mona Lisa just below the B (bold button) and just above the first smiley face.  There is a tutorial somewhere here in the forum to explain it.  I can't remember where it is off-hand. 

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2015, 11:11:38 PM »
Well that didn't seem to work

Here I found the thread that explains it in the tech support and forum bugs area:
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=21040.0

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2015, 06:19:07 AM »
You need to use the insert image incon to post photos.  It looks like a little Mona Lisa just below the B (bold button) and just above the first smiley face.  There is a tutorial somewhere here in the forum to explain it.  I can't remember where it is off-hand.

I found the tutorial last night, it said to set up an account at photobucket, did that. Then upload the picture there and copy the IMG link for the photo and paste here. Of course I was trying to it from my phone last night. Will try from my computer when hubby gets off of it! lol Thanks.

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2015, 07:27:21 AM »










I think this actually worked!!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2015, 08:51:46 AM »
Looks like a great garden.  Lettuce looks nice.  And what's in that last garden, broccoli? 

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2015, 08:59:33 AM »
The lettuce has done very well, that and the spinach have been picked twice now. The broccoli has shot up and I may have planted too close together but they are so big I don't want to move them....trial and error!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2015, 04:28:31 AM »
Looking good, love the boxes.

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2015, 06:14:13 AM »
Looking good, love the boxes.

Thanks! Hubby just informed me we would have 18 more next week some time...he is so excited!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2015, 09:14:01 AM »
Thanks! Hubby just informed me we would have 18 more next week some time...he is so excited!

Nice!!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2015, 07:56:18 AM »
Here is the garden with the new boxes. The Beagles like to walk through them so we put up a fence...


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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2015, 05:52:31 AM »
Wow love all the boxes! Looks like you are really jumping in with both feet for your first garden!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2015, 06:04:55 AM »
That is a really great looking garden.   :clap:

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2015, 07:46:25 AM »
30 raised beds for a 1st time garden.  The beds are piped for irrigation and fenced off.  AMAZING!  You are an inspiration. :D

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2015, 12:51:14 PM »
Thanks a lot, hubby was the driving force, he is even talking about enlarging it, but I asked that we wait to see how this goes/grows. lol Suggested that maybe we do just a raised row area and move things like corn and potatoes, perhaps beans to free up some of the boxes.  Of course, we go out every morning to see what is sprouting and this morning he got really excited to see the purple hulls and some of the pintos had sprouted as well as the okra and cantaloupe. I was raised on lots of land and he was raised in a golf course community in Houston. Its taken 26 years, but he is well suited for the country life. He comes in throughout the day and talks about the garden and some new idea he has. I am just glad that he gets as much joy out of it as he does.

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2015, 02:26:01 PM »
Well, it's been a crazy month and I haven't been around much! My youngest graduates HS next week, my oldest graduated college 2 weeks ago, we have ripped out and replaced the kitchen counters, cook top, sink, and vent hood! The garden is doing as well as can be expected with 2-4" of rain daily for 2 weeks and winds 40mph as these thunder boomers move thru. Hopefully it will dry out some so that I can weed and redistribute my no-float mulch that didn't float, but was swept away on a river of water! Anyway, here is the jungle as it sits!



Well the internet is being stupid slow. I will post more tonight!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2015, 11:26:51 AM »
I should have been keeping track of how much produce came out of our garden, but I wasn't. Spinach, lettuces, Arugula, I have no clue on. However, I do know that we picked a little over 9.5 lbs. of mustard greens before it got too hot, a little over 10 lbs. of tomatoes thus far, 12 lbs of yellow squash, 3 lbs. of zucchini, 2 lbs of assorted peppers, and I have snuck a little over a pound of taters up just because I couldn't wait to see if they were even producing. Going out of town with my youngest tonight, but Sunday I plan on picking at least a pot of Pintos, my mom said that my grandmother always picked half of hers early and cooked as green beans and the other half she would dry for pinto beans so my girls will be the taste testers while we wait on the Kentucky Pole Beans to produce.


Cantaloups are coming along,


and carrots,


cucumbers are gowing like gang busters,


watermelon, zucchini, Purple Hulls and tomatoes,


Kentucky Pole Beans.

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2015, 11:36:15 AM »
Lookin' good!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2015, 12:50:31 PM »
I thought once I got my girls through graduation, things would slow down....NOT! The garden is keeping me very busy, I could shoot myself for going so big right out of the starting gate, but, what are you going to do? We have harvested a little over 300 pounds of produce thus far: tomatoes, onions, peppers, squash, zucchini, potatoes, mustard greens, broccoli, lettuces, pinto beans, purple hulls, lima beans, cucumbers, Kentucky Pole beans, cantaloupes, okra and carrots and the corn and watermelons are not quite ready yet! Been keeping copious notes on which varieties we will drop next season, which to cut back on and which to increase. I seriously have picked just over 120 lbs. of just tomatoes which means I am also learning how to can stuff too!

Last night I figured out what we will be planting in the fall garden and when, what is going in the boxes, what is going in the greenhouse we are getting ready to build, and what will go into the ground my husband is thinking about tilling up! I guess there is no rest for the wicked!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2015, 10:05:44 PM »
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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2015, 08:45:25 AM »
THanks!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2015, 12:20:25 PM »
Wonderful garden.  I am looking forward to reading more!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2015, 01:03:13 PM »
Looking good. You need to incorporate some trellising. Especially those cucumbers. They are sucking up tons of space and if the fruit hangs you bill get better straighter cukes.
My garden is almost all raised beds. 4x8' in the middle of each end I drove in a 6 or 7 foot fence post. The I strung steel electric fence wire between them ever 8" or so. I have it in every bed at this point but that just makes it easy for me to rotate crops.


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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2015, 01:48:45 PM »
Looks very nice.

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2015, 02:38:06 PM »
Well done!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2015, 11:39:14 PM »
Looking good. You need to incorporate some trellising. Especially those cucumbers. They are sucking up tons of space and if the fruit hangs you bill get better straighter cukes.
My garden is almost all raised beds. 4x8' in the middle of each end I drove in a 6 or 7 foot fence post. The I strung steel electric fence wire between them ever 8" or so. I have it in every bed at this point but that just makes it easy for me to rotate crops.

I did something similar with my tomato boxes, thinking that it would give me something to anchor the plants to as they grew...didn't work as well as I had hoped. I did notice that my cukes were climbing the fence since that box is in the corner, I will put them in one of the tomato boxes next time and see if that works better. Thanks!!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2015, 08:01:37 PM »
Wow I thought I went big with my first garden... Great job! I can't wait to see more!

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Re: my 1st Garden 2015
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2017, 08:40:08 PM »
Impressive! I love the irrigation.