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d3nni5

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MSP's Garden 2015
« on: May 09, 2015, 04:34:17 PM »
I got my soil turned today and several things planted.    No pictures tonight, but once I get the peppers and tomatoes in the ground I'll start snapping some.

This year, I am going with the following in my plot...

  • Blue Lake Green Beans
  • Cherokee Wax Beans
  • Envy Soy Beans (just a few, hoping for edamame)
  • Broccoli (Packman?)
  • Cucumbers (just two burpless)
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Blue Podded Peas (thanks Cedar!)
  • Amish Paste Tomatoes
  • Sweet Million Tomatoes
  • Cowhorn Peppers (in pots)
  • Hungarian Wax Peppers (in pots)

I have several planters I plan on using for herbs of all types.  Also had a few volunteer onions sprout up, left them alone to see what they'd do.

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 06:02:08 PM »
I want to see what your "Cowhorn" peppers look like when they are ripe please. The "Envy" grew well for me even in northern Canada. And enjoy those "Blauwschokkers".

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2015, 08:59:31 PM »
Looking forward to seeing the progress this year.

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 04:48:23 PM »
Finally some pics


Here is the garden laid out.  Beans on the right, peas along the lattice in the back and two rows of tomatoes on the left.  They've sprouted



They've sprouted:




Soybeans and broccoli, sort of hard to see:



Got my peppers and lettuce in pots this year...


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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2015, 04:54:40 PM »
Flower beds are in too.   I learned a lesson from last year, I over planted and crowed my flowers.   This year just spread them thinner and going to let them fill in

Petunias, impatients, pansies and marigolds:



I decided to put the "Blauwschokkers" in the front beds.  I think they'll look good with the flowers.   I put marigolds around them, I'm told the deer and rabbits don't like the odor.



Trees got trimmed with pansies too...


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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2015, 06:23:24 PM »
Looks good, did you grow soy beans last year? I have some edamame seeds to plant ( running a little behind over here ). If you grew them, how did they work out?

If I remember correctly you built that big bed last year right?

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 07:11:44 AM »
Looks good, did you grow soy beans last year? I have some edamame seeds to plant ( running a little behind over here ). If you grew them, how did they work out?

If I remember correctly you built that big bed last year right?

Soybeans are a first for me, exactly for that reason...Edemame.

Yup, the retaining wall was build last April, was worried about wash out and erosion, but no problems to date.   Soil looks a lot better this year, looking forward of seeing how the "woody bed" concept works.

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 09:06:11 AM »
Awesome.

I built my beds last year as well, much easier planting this year.

Keep everyone updated.

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2015, 09:27:12 AM »
I decided to put the "Blauwschokkers" in the front beds.  I think they'll look good with the flowers.   

I don't like the smell of marigold either.

The "Blauwschokkers" will look lovely there. They have a beautiful flower and you will so be able to see the blue pods. Keep them picked and keep them watered and they will keep producing.

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2015, 12:38:39 PM »
Please tell me you're doing that awesome flower thing on your deck again this year?!  Oh, the rest is nice too...  ;)

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2015, 12:40:04 PM »
Please tell me you're doing that awesome flower thing on your deck again this year?!  Oh, the rest is nice too...  ;)


I am, but they are not planted.  Next week I'l do that.  This week my focus is on fishing and camping and fishing.

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2015, 09:58:01 AM »
Rabbits got my beans when I was away.   Repaired a fence.   The do look like they will come back, most of them are getting leafage again.


I told my neighbor if she sees me out there with my billy club......look the other way if she's squeamish!   My yard is fenced pretty well.   I know they can get in "casually", let's try to see them get OUT on the run.   I'm sure can corner me one or two.   


 :rofl:


Otherwise, no harm done.   Funny thing is they only ate the beans, left everything else alone.

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2015, 11:30:34 AM »
Looks really good! Please keep us posted, especially the soy beans. My kids want me to add that next year!

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2015, 06:08:27 AM »
It's been two months since my last update.   Very busy.   Here is how things look now....plus some garden haul from yesterday.


The garden itself, tomatoes taller than the corn!




The Sweet Million tomatoes are picked like grapes.  I've had a few here and there go red already.  Sweet, as the name implies.



This is an Amish Paste.   These plants are superheros!   Huge, going to have good yeilds I'm hoping



Sweet peas started early.  Almost run their course.


The "Blauwschokkers" are plumping up too


And the Cowhorns for Cedar.   Very mild, very little heat raw.



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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2015, 06:11:30 AM »


Some of the early picking.   Sweet millions, cownhorns, couple of cukes, green and wax beans, and peas.




Hungarian Wax Peppers in vinegar, garlic, onions black pepper

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2015, 07:05:26 AM »
The "Blauwschokkers" are plumping up too


And the Cowhorns for Cedar.   Very mild, very little heat raw.


I use the "Blauschockkers" as snow peas too.. .
And thanks for the "Cowhorn" photos.

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2015, 09:52:25 AM »
Did some canning today.   I got 5 pints of sauce from my first pick of tomatoes.

I did something different this year, worked pretty well.   I used my propane burner from my turkey fryer and did it out on the deck.   Seems silly to have the canner heating up the kitchen while the AC is battling it to cool down the house.




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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2015, 10:02:48 AM »
Good setup for a summer/outdoor kitchen MSP. The sauce looks good.

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Re: MSP's Garden 2015
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2015, 05:01:06 PM »
Thanks Cedar.    I put it to use again today.   Picked the following all this morning, fresh sauce is canned.....another 5 pints.   May not seem much, but for my little garden, I'm happy.   I tried my hand at pickling and canning those peppers too.   We'll see how they do, they sealed, which is the main goal.

These are the sweet millions.   They are so good by themselves, not many go to my sauce making...




These are the Amish Paste, and I have had a few sliced up for dinner sides, but most are going to canning....




These are a mix of Hungarian Wax and Cownhorn peppers.   Some of the Hungarians turned orange, which is cool.....the cowhorns are turning red like a chili, but still quite mild.