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Post  camprn on 6/25/2014, 6:54 pm

I Finally removed and replaced the last 4x6 bed that was choked with tree roots. Things are coming along nicely, though I wish I had finished that project a few weeks ago. It's finally getting hot which means the tomato, pepper and aubergine plants will start growing quickly now.

Stupid tree roots that killed my garden.


The garlic is still going strong and the summer greens are coming along and being harvested every few days.


I think I am going to transplant out a few of the brussels sprouts, They are already huge and I want more room for the peppers that are in front of the BS. Beets, carrots and beans doing well.


Gilberties and the Florida weave.






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Post  slimbolen99 on 6/25/2014, 7:00 pm

Looks AWESOME.  Especially like the way you're trellising your tomatoes.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/25/2014, 7:12 pm

Looks very nice. I like those big fat peas!
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Post  camprn on 6/25/2014, 7:15 pm

@slimbolen99 wrote:Looks AWESOME.  Especially like the way you're trellising your tomatoes.
Thanks. The florida weave works great. This trellis is 7 feet tall and the tomatoes go all the way to the top in a straight vertical. This system makes it so easy to manage the plants.

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Post  camprn on 6/25/2014, 7:17 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:Looks very nice. I like those big fat peas!
Thanks, me too. I hope they keep going for a few more weeks.
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Post  yolos on 6/25/2014, 9:21 pm

Looks real good and healthy.  What variety of peas are you growing and how tall do they get.  My spring peas are all finished and removed from the beds but I am going to do a fall planting and I am trying to decide what variety to plant.
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Post  camprn on 6/25/2014, 9:34 pm

@yolos wrote:Looks real good and healthy.  What variety of peas are you growing and how tall do they get.  My spring peas are all finished and removed from the beds but I am going to do a fall planting and I am trying to decide what variety to plant.
I grow the sugarannes, and they typically max out just above 3 feet, 4 feet at the most. I wonder if they would grow taller if I didn't sow them so thickly.

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Post  southern gardener on 6/25/2014, 11:41 pm

looks good!!! Yolos.....what is that in your profile pic??  looks amazing!
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Post  sanderson on 6/26/2014, 1:05 am

Camp, Your garden looks awesome!  Very Happy 
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Post  yolos on 6/26/2014, 9:07 am

@camprn wrote:
@yolos wrote:Looks real good and healthy.  What variety of peas are you growing and how tall do they get.  My spring peas are all finished and removed from the beds but I am going to do a fall planting and I am trying to decide what variety to plant.
I grow the sugarannes, and they typically max out just above 3 feet, 4 feet at the most. I wonder if they would grow taller if I didn't sow them so thickly.

I have wondered the same thing about the height of the various beans I am planting.  Last year my dragon tongue beans grew to a height of 5 feet.  This year they have stalled at 3 feet.  The major difference between the two years is this year I planted them in a 2 x 2 and intensively spaced them.  Is the height a result of the spacing or some other environmental factors.  ??????????  I think I will experiment next year and see if I can eliminate some of the other variables.
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I have wondered the same thing about the height of the various beans I am planting.  Last year my dragon tongue beans grew to a height of 5 feet.  This year they have stalled at 3 feet.  The major difference between the two years is this year I planted them in a 2 x 2 and intensively spaced them.  Is the height a result of the spacing or some other environmental factors.  ??????????  I think I will experiment next year and see if I can eliminate some of the other variables.
Yolos.....what is that in your profile pic??  looks amazing!  Our dragon's tongue beans only grow about 18" tall, and that's what the packet says?? I've never seen climbing ones? I'd love to get some seeds tho! Check you packet and see what you have Smile We strip our beans once a week, and get about a grocery store bag full of beans each time. They really really produce, and NO strings!!  love 'em!!
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Post  lyndeeloo on 6/26/2014, 2:48 pm

Beautiful Camprn.   Very Happy  Love the Florida weave.  Saw your photos last year and decided I'd like to do that this year. Just finished the first few rows of twine this morning. Love those peas!
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Post  sanderson on 6/27/2014, 2:47 am

I Googled Florida Weave, and lo and behold, there were photos of Camp's garden!
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Post  camprn on 6/27/2014, 6:29 am

@sanderson wrote:I Googled Florida Weave, and lo and behold, there were photos of Camp's garden!
jeeze. Yup, here is a good example.


I did see Boffer's garden too.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/27/2014, 11:51 am

I've googled things, too, and seen our photos. It's so weird, isn't it?

Camp, your garden looks great! Well done! That was a lot of work. I'm just trying to replace old cupboard boxes and not looking forward to it, let alone have to raise them.

Can't use Florida weave here. The high winds blow the plants one way and then turns back and blows them the other way.  They just slide around too much.

Camp, Is that potential video of trellis weaving still on the back burner? I would love to see it. Someday.

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Post  kristinz on 6/27/2014, 12:06 pm

Camp - is the box with the tomatoes strictly all tomatoes or do you plant anything in the middle between the plants? ... I think I would like to give this a try next year - need to make sure I do it right!
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Post  camprn on 6/27/2014, 1:21 pm

@kristinz wrote:Camp - is the box with the tomatoes strictly all tomatoes or do you plant anything in the middle between the plants? ... I think I would like to give this a try next year - need to make sure I do it right!
A few of the tomato plant root balls are near the middle of the box so there is a little room to put a few things. Today I transplanted a few basil and 1 calendula into the middle.

CC how do you trellis or stake your indeterminate tomatoes now?

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CC how do you trellis or stake your indeterminate tomatoes now?

I mostly use Mels trellis which holds up in anything nature can toss at us.
  
But this year I put the overflow plants into the old school SFG and elsewhere and am using large tomato cages and bamboo stakes. They'll go down with the wind, unless I tie them to the rhodie bush behind them which was the original plan. Others I've left to sprawl. It's an experiment.[/quote]
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Post  camprn on 6/27/2014, 6:37 pm

Alright CC, Here's a video just for you. The stupid thing uploaded to the wrong account.  Dumb phone. I cannot figure out how to move it to my other channel. It took forever to upload so if anyone out there is a youtube guru and can help me so I don't have to re upload it, please speak up. Thanks


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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/28/2014, 1:10 pm

Excellent explanation! and your video came out great, Camp. I didn't know about weaving one of the side branches so as to stabilized the plant against the wind. Thank you so much!

Now how about a video of the first trellis you wove earlier that isn't for tomatoes, the one you said that you saw it done and taught yourself how to do it?
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Post  sanderson on 6/28/2014, 1:27 pm

And one on bean trellising with string, where to place the lower anchor "bar."
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@sanderson wrote:And one on bean trellising with string, where to place the lower anchor "bar."

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Post  camprn on 6/28/2014, 4:54 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Excellent explanation! and your video came out great, Camp.  I didn't know about weaving one of the side branches so as to stabilized the plant against the wind. Thank you so much!

Now how about a video of the first trellis you wove earlier that isn't for tomatoes, the one you said that you saw it done and taught yourself how to do it?  
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I'll work on that. Gotta figure out how to place the camera so I can us two hands to weave the trellis web.

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Post  camprn on 10/30/2014, 7:37 pm

My Garden is Winding down.


Hardy vegetables, celery, Brussels sprouts, chard and in the back, leeks.


The very last of the summer fruit, picked this evening.

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Post  yolos on 10/30/2014, 7:41 pm

Your brussel sprouts amaze me every time I see them.  I have four tiny ones that I hope will make it thru the winter and then take off in the spring.
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