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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

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    6.5 Hours on the tiller and 2.5 gallons of fuel. Still not done tilling.
    That thing kicked my ass.
    Mine is very small but it has been tilled twice now with sheep manure in.

    Next weekend I will plant which is a week or two later than I normally do but the weather is still cold here.

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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    It's rained so much, the ground is still so wet. I've never used more than a gallon of fuel to till the entire thing. It's going to be cold this week, so I can't start tempering the plants yet.
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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    Veggies are in the ground. Marigolds too, to keep the deer away. Initial shot of MiracleGro. Looking forward to the rain tonight. Still have one bed to decide what to plant. Mrs Yardie decided to fill in the rest of the cutting garden with more glads, so bulbs will be going in the ground next weekend or sooner. Really, this is the first time this season we've had sun, dry and heat so it felt super to spend the day outside.

    Next up, the flower gardens. 50 bags of mulch on site for spreading, started to get some of the outside planters and statuary out. Hopefully I can get the fountains hooked up and running by next weekend also.
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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    Planted on Friday.

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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    What would the yard yield today for Father's Day (my birthday too)?

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    Manufacturing process (WIP inventory)



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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

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    Happy b-day bleve

    I can't see the pics?

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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    Very slow on my end this year due to the weather — lack of heat and sunshine.

    Probably 3 weeks behind last year.

    Planted 35 sweet pepper plants and 8 hot pepper plants.

    8 cucumbers.

    17 tomato.

    12 different herbs.

    Celery, onions and salad.

    Haven’t used Miracle Gro due to all the rain.

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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    I've been getting roughly two dozen (give or take) nice strawberries every day for the last week or so, just enough for a little appetizer for dinner, or breakfast the next morning.

    Harvested three good-sized heads of lettuce yesterday, still have one developing, and one looks like it isn't going to 'ball'. Now that I know I can get good results I'm going to double the size of the bed for next year, and stagger the planting so they mature in stages instead of all at once. Going to try some snap beans and a couple of other different greens in that bed for the rest of the season, see how they do.

    Zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes and cucumbers doing phenomenal. They look like rees, not plants. I should have an ass-load of all of them when it's actually time to harvest. One of the zucchini's already has a gourd that's about a foot long.

    Still waiting on the kiwi and raspberries to see if they bear fruit in one season. I have a cherry tomato plant that is just stunted for some reason, may have to give up on that one. Got a second today to stick in the same bed as the snap beans. Peppers are struggling to get good growth, and they really didn't do that well last year either. I'll have to do more research and get better at growing them, or give up on trying.

    The Glads in the cutting garden are 12-18" tall, they may start flowering in the next couple of weeks.

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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    I have a 13x26 deck filled with pots (26). 3 are tomato plants and 1 massive pot filled with cherry red peppers. Rest are annuals, all in bloom.

    I spend hours on the deck every day and ignore TV until football starts.
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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    Cucumbers have exploded in the last week, getting 4-5 per day and have started passing them around to friends and family.
    Still nothing from the domestic raspberry, but I could get a solid quart/day if I wanted to. Nothing from kiwi either except a couple of flowers.
    Strawberries still producing. Getting some 6-8" zuke about once/week.
    Tomatoes popping a little bit, still a couple of weeks from ripening on the vine. New cherry tomato plant seems to have rooted well. Potatoes look like trees.
    Multiple shoots from each asparagus crown, that's a good sign the bed is taking hold.

    Between the berries, cukes and zucchini we're getting fresh-from-the garden fruits and veggies every night at dinner now.

    Lillies are starting to bloom in the flower gardens, and the glads will be popping this week. First one this year is going to be orange (!), the rest of the early ones look to be reds.

    Apparently I suck at growing peppers, will be surprised to get any harvested again this year.

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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    Harvest time.

    Getting tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cukes, zucchini, strawberries, snap beans and banana peppers every other day.
    Green peppers are starting to grow, should be able to start reaping those in another week.
    Potato plants have all but died off, it's a little early it seems for that but I should dig them up this weekend and see what kind of production I ended up with. 'Tested' one and got about a pound, so hopefully the total will reach ~25-30 lbs.

    Daylillies everywhere. Mrs Yardie getting enough glads to put a bunch in every room of the house, literally.

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    Re: Official 2018 Gardening Thread

    This year I planted Ox Heart tomatoes as my big slicing tomato rather than Whoppers or something similar.

    The plants are now almost 7 feet high and although the tomatoes are not near to starting to turn red, I saw one in the garden this morning that already weighs 2 lbs.

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