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What’s Cracking In The Garden 2019

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Here is what's cracking in my garden.

Pepper plants
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Onions and potatoes
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Tomatoes
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Celery
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Onions
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Orange pepper
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Jalapeno.
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Looking good, EricTheCat. And the rest of you. I enjoy seeing all the success out there, but it drives me nuts that I am not right there with you. You guys keep rockin on. I will catch up next year. In a big way...
 

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Looking good, EricTheCat. And the rest of you. I enjoy seeing all the success out there, but it drives me nuts that I am not right there with you. You guys keep rockin on. I will catch up next year. In a big way...
Thanks! I am glad if it helps you get through this hard year.

Been eating peas like crazy here. I picked about 28 pods today and still had some from previous days.

Started eating a few of the last years onions that didn't flower and tipped. Small (2" at most) but good. Most of last years onions are hip high with flower buds.

Still waiting for the peppers and tomatoes. Some tomatoes starting to yellow. It always seems like the first ripening takes forever. Some jalapenos will possibly be ready to pick in a week or so.
 

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The goats got in my garden and ate every fucking one of my pepper plants to the ground.

Let that be a lesson for you goat lovers. I am no longer a goat lover, they will be going to the sale barn shortly. I wanted to shoot em rambo style, the wife wouldnt let me.

They dont seem to like tomato plants, fwiw..........

HOWDY COOP!!!

Welcome to Unca Walt's Exclusive Club of Everything Eaten By Animobiles!!!
 

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Garlic looks to be ready. Right on time. July 15th every year seems to be the sweet spot for me. I harvest based on what the weather looks like.
Also have some onions I planted last year. Guess they didn't come up or something but they did this year. I just let them go so they produce seeds. I'm guessing another week or 2 on the seed.
 

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Our garlic is drying curing now and then it gets processed , big bulbs set aside for seed stock , the rest for medicine..

It’s a lot of back breaking work planting , harvesting , and processing garlic.

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Here is some of my helpers...

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This is Boscoe de Gama catching some shade....

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Hollyhocks and corn and tomatoes..


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I need some therapy , to much heinous demonic news , must diligently guard ones Peace.

For me today that would be planting tomatoes and smoking cannabis flowers...

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Our garlic is drying curing now and then it gets processed , big bulbs set aside for seed stock , the rest for medicine..

It’s a lot of back breaking work planting , harvesting , and processing garlic.

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Here is some of my helpers...

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This is Boscoe de Gama catching some shade....

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Hollyhocks and corn and tomatoes..


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I need some therapy , to much heinous demonic news , must diligently guard ones Peace.

For me today that would be planting tomatoes and smoking cannabis flowers...

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Wowzers! I'll take leftovers and sloppy 2nds. PM me for shipping directions. Haven't done anything like that in decades.
Is it legal to ship, after all...their weeds for cripes sake! Clintons do worse from Arkansas...just sayin.
 

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What the [L] do ya do with that much garlic? Wife figures you run a pickling business.
 

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Holy smokes, Spinal!! :godfather

That "bud" -- I had no idea they could be so big. You could stay stoned for months with that. What is it about your chickums that gives them such wonderful poop?
 

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Red Stripe!!!!

Holy Shit!!! Every time we go to Jamaica, that is all the liquid I take in. The cops in Jamaica (uniforms are odd) have a red stripe on their pants. <-- That is about all that is common. They could be wearing Bengals T-Shirts or straw hats.
 

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Sunflowers have started to bloom in my flower garden.

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Some rodent dug out my dill plant a few weeks ago. Evidently the rodent planted a stash of sunflower seeds in that pot because now there are a bunch of little sunflower plants that have sprouted. #1 suspect is one of the chipmunks. To the right of the pot there is some milkweed with milkweed tussock moth caterpillars which are what decimated the milkweed plant on the left.

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"Some rodent dug out my dill plant a few weeks ago. Evidently the rodent planted a stash of sunflower seeds in that pot because now there are a bunch of little sunflower plants that have sprouted."

Jeez. You have polite animobiles. At my place, a raised platform with electric fencing and bomb tripwires do not deter the Viking raiding party critturs from removing all vestiges of my sunflowers.

And they leave the pots half-empty of soil...
 

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"Some rodent dug out my dill plant a few weeks ago. Evidently the rodent planted a stash of sunflower seeds in that pot because now there are a bunch of little sunflower plants that have sprouted."

Jeez. You have polite animobiles. At my place, a raised platform with electric fencing and bomb tripwires do not deter the Viking raiding party critturs from removing all vestiges of my sunflowers.

And they leave the pots half-empty of soil...
Buggers! What's digging your pots out? Sounds like something a raccoon would do.

Some are more polite than others. I used to have trouble with woodchucks. They would eat the baby sunflower plants down to nothing. Now I sprinkle fox scent around that garden and it works wonders to keep them away.

The raccoon wasn't too polite when it decided to tear open a bag of mulch and spread it all over the driveway.

For my food garden, I have deer fence around it. That keeps the rabbits, raccoon and deer out.

2 days in a row I have noticed fresh fox droppings on my driveway. That'll help with the critters!
 

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Looks like everyone’s in full speed ahead mode.

105 here today so we water weed do chores at daylight and dusk with a long siesta sesh in between work where we bbq eat watermelon make apricot jam and all kinds of debauchery....

Finally getting a few tomatoes and peppers....

If we avoid the hail and bullshit prairie winds , we might mess around and fill our medicine cabinet..

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Well it's now Raspberry season as I et near a gallon. Wife then informed me there is a fresh 8 lb chicken in the ovink with fresh spuds and dill to wash her down. Best food time of the year for sure. Even got a gorgeous young thang coming out for berry's an a few days. Gonna be home that day for sure.
 

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I picked 25 pea pods today, 40 yesterday. Been eating a lot of them but the supply keeps getting bigger.

A jalapeno is ready to be picked with many soon behind.

Tomatoes taking agonizingly long to ripen. Then it won't be long that I will have more than I know what to do with. Maybe tomorrow I will make some fried green tomatoes just to get started. Made them one time last year, first time I tried them. They were great!
 

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Looks like everyone’s in full speed ahead mode.

105 here today so we water weed do chores at daylight and dusk with a long siesta sesh in between work where we bbq eat watermelon make apricot jam and all kinds of debauchery....

Finally getting a few tomatoes and peppers....

If we avoid the hail and bullshit prairie winds , we might mess around and fill our medicine cabinet..

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Good lawd the BUSHES!
Unca Walt, this guy is a master tease huh? Hell of a gardener for sure!
 

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In person the garden looks great but im rather ashamed when posting a very unflattering pictures in this thread. Especially with Eric and Cracker around. :p

Anyway, I don't have tomato cages so hot pink string it is!
 

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It muzt be tough for the folk without gardens to see this thread. Kinda/sorta like me on that thread irons keeps posting tatoos on. I think I may have to get a new wife cause she cooked enough new taters for three meals and they is all gone and now I hertzs I does.
 

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Looks like everyone’s in full speed ahead mode.

105 here today so we water weed do chores at daylight and dusk with a long siesta sesh in between work where we bbq eat watermelon make apricot jam and all kinds of debauchery....

Finally getting a few tomatoes and peppers....

If we avoid the hail and bullshit prairie winds , we might mess around and fill our medicine cabinet..

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Hahahaha good one Mr Newmisty..

Those look like bushes cause when they was young I pinched off the tops ( ah believe my Ag professor called it the apical meristem?)....

Plant spreads out instead of going up.

This year I tried pinching off the tops of some of my pepper plants to make them produce more...

Fecking storms coming through tonight , lots of wind , hail , the plants are at the mercy of Mother Nature tonight...


This plant was not topped ...

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This one was......
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15-25 mph wind right now with the worst to come about an hour from now..

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Hahahaha good one Mr Newmisty..

Those look like bushes cause when they was young I pinched off the tops ( ah believe my Ag professor called it the apical meristem?)....

Plant spreads out instead of going up.

This year I tried pinching off the tops of some of my pepper plants to make them produce more...

Fecking storms coming through tonight , lots of wind , hail , the plants are at the mercy of Mother Nature tonight...


This plant was not topped ...

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This one was......
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15-25 mph wind right now with the worst to come about an hour from now..

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Lawd! Walt's gonna freak.
 

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Good lawd the BUSHES!
Unca Walt, this guy is a master tease huh? Hell of a gardener for sure!
The fargin guy is Johnny Appleseed redux.

EVERY FARGIN THING HE TOUCHES -- grows like mad.

Even when he doesn't touch... he gets huge :weed:in the fargin ditch that doesn't even have fertilizer. (*sob*) (*whimper*).
 

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Fuck you did ok, get out the duct tape and splints.

that old school corn will blow over every chance it gets.
 

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It muzt be tough for the folk without gardens to see this thread. Kinda/sorta like me on that thread irons keeps posting tatoos on. I think I may have to get a new wife cause she cooked enough new taters for three meals and they is all gone and now I hertzs I does.
I used to have a beautiful small garden in my back yard, no more than 225 square feet. My next door neighbor planted a tiny tree in his back yard with the pledge that "when it reaches specimen size I'm going to transplant it to the front." Well, the man, who had Parkinson's disease, fell down his steps, hit his head on the concrete sidewalk, went to the hospital, and never came home. Every time I tried to talk to widow Ruth about how I wanted to take the rapidly growing tree down, the words "the tree" were barely out of my mouth when she'd interrupt with "Oh, Harold loved that tree so much." Now the tree is about 50 feet tall and my garden is gone -- can't grow much in 4 hours of sunlight.

Ruth is gone now too and so is their son. There's a certain irony in this story. That they're all dead; yet the tree flourishes and threatens to take down my phone and power lines.
 

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I used to have a beautiful small garden in my back yard, no more than 225 square feet. My next door neighbor planted a tiny tree in his back yard with the pledge that "when it reaches specimen size I'm going to transplant it to the front." Well, the man, who had Parkinson's disease, fell down his steps, hit his head on the concrete sidewalk, went to the hospital, and never came home. Every time I tried to talk to widow Ruth about how I wanted to take the rapidly growing tree down, the words "the tree" were barely out of my mouth when she'd interrupt with "Oh, Harold loved that tree so much." Now the tree is about 50 feet tall and my garden is gone -- can't grow much in 4 hours of sunlight.

Ruth is gone now too and so is their son. There's a certain irony in this story. That they're all dead; yet the tree flourishes and threatens to take down my phone and power lines.

Sounds like something a batch of well placed copper nails may fix.:winks2:

I'd probably use chemical but that's another story.
 

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Radishes, lettuce, broccoli, and spinach are done. Snap Peas all but done, so garden is transitioning into the next phase. Picking small amounts of cabbage, kohlrabi, and green beans as fast as we can eat/store them. Tomatoes, onions, carrots, and cucumbers will be part of the next wave.

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Here's what we did with a bunch of our garlic scapes. Chopped them up and fried them in butter/oil, then poured the mix into cupcake pans and froze them for future use in pasta etc..

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Harvested about a third of our garlic; the other 2/3rds is not quite ready yet. Far cry from the hoard spinacracker has, but the ~50-60 bulbs in total will last us a year. Good luck out there folks.
 

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Radishes, lettuce, broccoli, and spinach are done. Snap Peas all but done, so garden is transitioning into the next phase. Picking small amounts of cabbage, kohlrabi, and green beans as fast as we can eat/store them. Tomatoes, onions, carrots, and cucumbers will be part of the next wave.

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Here's what we did with a bunch of our garlic scapes. Chopped them up and fried them in butter/oil, then poured the mix into cupcake pans and froze them for future use in pasta etc..

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Harvested about a third of our garlic; the other 2/3rds is not quite ready yet. Far cry from the hoard spinacracker has, but the ~50-60 bulbs in total will last us a year. Good luck out there folks.
Picturing myself spitting out what I thought was a yummy blueberry muffin. :p
 

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Picked up a couple hundred pounds of horse manure. It's not yet aged. Wondering yall's thoughts on the best way to make use of it. Buddy of mine had put some directly into the garden leaving a small area around the plant free and let the rains leech it in.
 

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If it were me id pile the shit in the shade, and tarp it, then after garden season work it into the garden. Any poo left exposed to the elements loses its nutritional value, and I wouldnt risk burning plants by topdressing with it.

or..........

you could mix it w straw, compost it, then grow mushrooms on it, then incorporate the spent compost into the garden.