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Post  sanderson on 3/22/2016, 9:09 pm

At least you have those healthy looking seedlings.  Hope Mother Nature is nicer to you the rest of the season.  You have already had your share.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/22/2016, 9:11 pm

Beautiful! And I really like your labels. By the each, makes sense!
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Post  CitizenKate on 3/22/2016, 11:17 pm

@katjohn83 wrote:Update on my garden...
My lettuce bed just is not performing. Not sure what is going on there.
The heavy rains may have washed out the soil nutrients. Try amending with compost or fertilizer.
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Post  katjohn83 on 3/23/2016, 11:32 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Beautiful!  And I really like your labels.  By the each, makes sense!  

I found those on Amazon for about $6 for 150. I like them so much I already ordered a new supply.
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Post  katjohn83 on 3/23/2016, 11:34 am

@CitizenKate wrote:
@katjohn83 wrote:Update on my garden...
My lettuce bed just is not performing. Not sure what is going on there.
The heavy rains may have washed out the soil nutrients.  Try amending with compost or fertilizer.

Someone had mentioned that in an earlier post, but I have had issues before all of the rains. I do need to add some nutrients though for the few plants I do have. Thanks for the reminder.
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Post  katjohn83 on 5/17/2016, 1:45 pm

Update.

Everything seems to be growing very well. I have harvested turnip greens several times, some swiss chard and lettuce as well. I have already harvested about a dozen Jalapenos, one broccoli head , a cucumber and a couple of yellow squash. Tomato plants are loaded. Green beans and purple hull peas look amazing.








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Post  Zmoore on 5/17/2016, 3:03 pm

Very nice.
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Post  sanderson on 5/17/2016, 3:19 pm

+1 !!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/17/2016, 3:20 pm

Beautiful!  And everything is so healthy looking.  What do you use for edging between the grass and the cedar chips?

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Post  trolleydriver on 5/17/2016, 4:40 pm

What a great looking garden. It's clean, full and healthy. Ten out of ten points from me.

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Post  countrynaturals on 5/17/2016, 5:29 pm

WOW!  sunny cheers bounce  I can't wait for my garden to grow up and look like yours. What an inspiration!  Very Happy Cool
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Post  Windmere on 5/17/2016, 5:32 pm

Holy cow!  Your garden looks like something out of a fancy magazine.  Nice job!
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Post  yolos on 5/17/2016, 8:37 pm

Looks fantastic.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/18/2016, 7:22 am

Oh, MY, KatJohn....! That looks AMAZING!!!!
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 5/18/2016, 7:53 am

So lush! Love it -- and I like the 5-gallon bucket add-ons peeking out from underneath everything. I have a few of those, but they're on my porch instead of in my garden. Do you use them for specific deeper-rooted vegetables, or just as additional squares? (Or am I mis-seeing things and those are your water buckets?)
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Post  katjohn83 on 5/18/2016, 2:15 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Beautiful!  And everything is so healthy looking.  What do you use for edging between the grass and the cedar chips?

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IT is just a green metal edging from Home Depot that I cut to fit in between the boxes.
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Post  katjohn83 on 5/18/2016, 2:17 pm

@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:So lush! Love it -- and I like the 5-gallon bucket add-ons peeking out from underneath everything. I have a few of those, but they're on my porch instead of in my garden. Do you use them for specific deeper-rooted vegetables, or just as additional squares? (Or am I mis-seeing things and those are your water buckets?)
All but one bucket have potatoes. The other has a mum that I kept from my Mothers funeral. I put it in that bucket until I could build a more permanent home for it. That was 2 years ago. LOL
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 5/18/2016, 4:37 pm

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@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:So lush! Love it -- and I like the 5-gallon bucket add-ons peeking out from underneath everything. I have a few of those, but they're on my porch instead of in my garden. Do you use them for specific deeper-rooted vegetables, or just as additional squares? (Or am I mis-seeing things and those are your water buckets?)
All but one bucket have potatoes. The other has a mum that I kept from my Mothers funeral. I put it in that bucket until I could build a more permanent home for it. That was 2 years ago. LOL
Potatoes makes a lot of sense. Much easier to dump a bucket on a tarp than fishing around and potentially disturbing other squares. This year will be my first attempt at growing potatoes. I'll be trying the laundry basket method this year, and I'll try something else next year if that doesn't work.

That's a nice way to remember your mom. I have an aloe from my late grandmother, but it stays inside.
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Post  katjohn83 on 6/27/2016, 1:26 pm



Here was my latest harvest. anyone know why some of my cucumbers are yellow?
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Post  yolos on 6/27/2016, 3:11 pm

Could the cucumbers be overripe.  They look kind of big.
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Post  trolleydriver on 6/27/2016, 8:12 pm

Nice harvest kat.  Very Happy

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Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  FeedMeSeeMore on 6/27/2016, 9:58 pm

@katjohn83 wrote:
Here was my latest harvest. anyone know why some of my cucumbers are yellow?

Judging by the size it looks like they may have stayed on the vine too long. At the end of the season, if it's an heirloom type and you want to save seeds, then you're supposed to leave the last one or two on the plant until it turns all yellow and it will, because I've done it. It will get huge. If the plant is especially prolific it's easy to miss them until they start to get overly ripe on the vine. When they stay on like that, the plant starts to cut back on production.
I'm basing this on not knowing what type you're growing, so just a guess.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/27/2016, 10:31 pm

Nice haul, kat!

Yeah, if the cukes are all the same variety, the yellow ones are just overripe.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/28/2016, 8:05 am

Nice harvest!!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/28/2016, 10:48 am

Yup, over ripe cukes.  Use that all yellow one for seed saving if not hybrids.
Great harvest!
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