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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #60 on: April 21, 2014, 07:37:30 PM »
Stupid me I plant some that I can't pronounce lol

Yeah, I always TRY to avoid that. I think out of 900-some I have three I won't even try to pronounce.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #61 on: April 21, 2014, 07:58:45 PM »
Beginning to look like a garden again



HAd a termite swarm in the back yard Sunday and the birds all forgot i was there while they gorged - Robins, wrens, catbirds, mockingbirds and this incredibly blue bluejay


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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #62 on: April 21, 2014, 08:13:14 PM »
...mrs cohutt did suggest I wasn't too bright for jumping the gun in the first place
The reason we get married is so we will have someone to point out our short comings.  ;)

And, yes, it really does look like a garden.  8)

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #63 on: April 21, 2014, 08:15:00 PM »
The planted then unplanted then replanted stuff





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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2014, 08:34:29 PM »
Beginning to look like a garden again



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Yes in deed.  Looks great!

I have yet to capture a picture, but we have a nesting pair of Western Bluebirds in our birdhouse now.  One of my favorite little insect hunters.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #65 on: April 21, 2014, 08:51:54 PM »
Carolina wren -

take off



landing



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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #66 on: April 28, 2014, 05:56:10 PM »
LOVE those gourds. (and your garden is looking beautiful!)

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #67 on: April 28, 2014, 08:45:17 PM »
Thanks J
I am hoping it all doesn't get pounded into mush by hail tonight.....

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #68 on: April 28, 2014, 10:06:19 PM »
we've had unbelievable wind for the past few days... really awful. my plants are struggling.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #69 on: April 28, 2014, 10:18:49 PM »
Someone moved into your gourds!! Awesome. I can't wait for babies.

I have not seen one of these birds before, so I had to look them up:
Male Carolina Wrens can sing 3,000x a day
Clutch Size 3–7 eggs
Number of Broods 1-3 broods a year
Incubation Period 12–16 days
Nestling Period 10–16 days

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #70 on: April 29, 2014, 08:29:00 AM »
Awesome! Birdies!

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #71 on: April 29, 2014, 07:41:11 PM »
I've heard peeps from it over the last few days


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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #72 on: April 29, 2014, 07:41:22 PM »

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #73 on: April 30, 2014, 04:42:02 AM »
Cooler weather stuff has done extremely well this spring.  This is the 4th bed of this type stuff, planted last in the sequence by about 3 weeks from 2& 3. (#1 started in the hoophouse.)
Baby Arugula, my fav 4 lettuces, two types of salad radishes, babay mizuna & red mustard, rainbow chard, red russian kale, the runts of the shallot starts...



These are beds 2&3 with some of the same, plus sweet onions, purple peacock broccoli and some kohlrabi.  Behind them is one of the my garlic beds, doing much better vs last year, and 3 Brandywine tomato plants put out a few days ago.


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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #74 on: April 30, 2014, 04:05:49 PM »
What is that on the ground around the brandywine tomato's?

Also, just curious since you have all of your lettuc-y plants together.. do you have problems with pests getting into all of them?

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #75 on: April 30, 2014, 07:54:50 PM »
What is that on the ground around the brandywine tomato's?

Also, just curious since you have all of your lettuc-y plants together.. do you have problems with pests getting into all of them?

1. Dried lawn clippings to keep splatter off the plants when i put them in.  I mulch around the base (usually) when transplanted to keep soil off the plants. May be unneeded but i've seen some information suggesting a lot of diseases are transmitted from soil gets on the leaves.   
2.  Generally not a big issue with lettuce  if I control slugs and snails. Admittedly these have a little tighter spacing than normal cuz I have a garden tour saturday and wanted to be sure to have too much vs too little.  We have been selectively thinning and enjoying some great salads and greens and will thin more Saturday and share a bunch with neighbors and volunteers

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #76 on: May 02, 2014, 08:38:46 AM »
Good luck on the tour... they're going to love it!

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #77 on: May 02, 2014, 07:59:51 PM »
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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #78 on: May 04, 2014, 09:40:07 AM »
Got the tour behind us.  It went well and I was pleased to see how many younger (20s-30s) couples had come who were interested in creating their own food production plots.  There may be hope for us after all.....

Rather than repost all 14 pictures of  my garden in its cleanest, tidiest, and most orderly state ever, I'll offer
a link to the post I just put up on the blog ( http://cohutt.com/2014/05/04/5-minutes-of-quiet-in-pictures/ ) and a couple of teasers:







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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #79 on: May 04, 2014, 10:32:02 AM »
That is truly a lovely work of art Cohutt and Mrs. Cohutt. You really ought to be very proud of yourselves. That is alot of work and LOVE put into that (and maybe even a few cuss words from time to time)....

+1 (and maybe even +2) for opening your home to 100plus people and hopefully inspire them to do the same for their yards and spaces. That actually takes alot of bravery.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #80 on: May 04, 2014, 10:45:52 AM »
Got the tour behind us.  It went well and I was pleased to see how many younger (20s-30s) couples had come who were interested in creating their own food production plots.  There may be hope for us after all.....

I would say at least half of the gardeners at my community garden fall in that age range. It's nice to have the company :)

Your garden (and everyone else's) just makes me want to save even faster so I can buy a nice house sooner rather than later. Keep the updates coming!

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #81 on: May 04, 2014, 12:39:48 PM »
That garden looks great, cohutt. I'll bet they loved it.  8)

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #82 on: May 04, 2014, 12:53:21 PM »
fabulous... wish my garden was that pretty...

LC *who is happy that 9 tomato plants survived our late frost after all*

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #83 on: May 04, 2014, 01:28:07 PM »
Got you a +2.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #84 on: May 04, 2014, 01:43:31 PM »
haha thank you all. 

final number is estimated to be over well over 300 by the organizers. They will confirm in the next couple days.  7 straight hours on my feet in the sun yammering about all this stuff to interested people. I'm whipped.
Several said "wow I wish _______ could see this", to which I'd respond for them to drive down the alley any evening or weekend and there would be a good chance I'd be here, to step in.  So far today I've had three ( male spouses) who skipped the tour show up and get the personal walk through.

I'm taking it easy out there today- planting a handful of things, flushing each irrigation "zone" and repairing/replacing segments, adjusting flow etc. It's 85 right now and no clouds in sight so it is a good day to be messing with 58 degree well water.... 

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #85 on: May 04, 2014, 01:51:59 PM »
That is truly a lovely work of art Cohutt and Mrs. Cohutt. You really ought to be very proud of yourselves. That is alot of work and LOVE put into that (and maybe even a few cuss words from time to time)....

+1 (and maybe even +2) for opening your home to 100plus people and hopefully inspire them to do the same for their yards and spaces. That actually takes alot of bravery.

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Cedar, at the "event" afterwards the volunteers said that mine and one other were the favorite two on the tour, the only two getting the "must see" buzz.   While completely different, ours were the only two that had zero "professional" help in design, construction or even maintenance.  No surprise, people aren't inspired by what money can buy, they are inspired and interested in what individuals can do on their own.    Go figure lol.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #86 on: May 04, 2014, 08:37:32 PM »
Continues to amaze and inspire me at just how attractive you can make a production garden.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #87 on: May 05, 2014, 11:57:13 AM »
Wow your garden is amazing.  Makes mine look very pathetic :(.  Although for being our second growing season in Texas (first was fall) I'm excited we have had success at all and eaten some of our lettuce. 

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #88 on: May 06, 2014, 05:02:11 AM »
Thanks Endurance... how long it stays tidy is a subject of household discussion and speculation here.  ;)

Busymomx3,  if you look back over the cohutt garden threads several years back, it went through a lot of stages and "growing pains".  Everyone starts somewhere....

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #89 on: May 06, 2014, 06:15:55 AM »
Well, I'm torn between eagerness and amazement. I haven't yet put anything in... Cold. But I find the "experimental" stuff inspiring. I really like the paddy idea and love watercress. Might try that.

The gourds are great. We used to grow thousands on the farm and never used them for anything. I swore them off as a result. You've got me re-thinking about that.

I'm really glad you're sharing it with your local community as well. Way to be an ambassador for the causes of self-sufficiency and quality!