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Post  MrBooker on 6/18/2017, 7:39 am

Truly blessed again this year.

Green beans:



White and yellow sweet Spanish onions:


Few more Onions:


Yellow and green Zukes:



A shot of my SFG:  Barrels and tubs.



Two Bell peppers in a tub:



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One single mater:


Maters on a string.  I think I'm going to lose the ones in the center. They have a bad case of "Leaf curl".


Zukes on a trellis. Been eating them for awhile:
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/18/2017, 7:56 am

W.O.W.!!
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Post  yolos on 6/18/2017, 7:57 am

@MrBooker wrote:Truly blessed again this year.

White and yellow sweet Spanish onions:

Everything looks so lush and green.  Well done.
I have a question about your onions.  I found I wasted so much space with my onions this year.  I did not plant them close enough together.  So, how wide is the onion bed and what was your spacing.  It looks just about right.
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Post  MrBooker on 6/18/2017, 8:13 am

@yolos wrote:
@MrBooker wrote:Truly blessed again this year.

White and yellow sweet Spanish onions:

Everything looks so lush and green.  Well done.
I have a question about your onions.  I found I wasted so much space with my onions this year.  I did not plant them close enough together.  So, how wide is the onion bed and what was your spacing.  It looks just about right.
The inside to inside  of the bed is 20 inches. The onions are planted on 4 inch centers. They could have been planted a little closer I think but I was expecting them to get bigger than they did.
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Post  MrBooker on 6/18/2017, 8:41 am

I forgot my carrots and Beets:

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Post  hammock gal on 6/18/2017, 9:40 am

Wow, that is one impressive garden! Nice job. okay
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Post  Robbomb116 on 6/18/2017, 10:49 am

#goals
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Post  countrynaturals on 6/18/2017, 11:24 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:W.O.W.!!
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Post  countrynaturals on 6/18/2017, 11:25 am

@MrBooker wrote:I forgot my carrots and Beets:

Beautiful! Don't like beets, but I will never be without carrots again. They're awesome.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/18/2017, 12:28 pm

Amazing!!! I'd be eating those best greens so fast!
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Post  MrBooker on 6/18/2017, 12:46 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Amazing!!! I'd be eating those best greens so fast!
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 I LOVE beets. I'm looking for a "Grilled" beets recipe.  You got one..???
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Post  sanderson on 6/18/2017, 3:08 pm

@MrBooker wrote:The inside to inside  of the bed is 20 inches. The onions are planted on 4 inch centers. They could have been planted a little closer I think but I was expecting them to get bigger than they did.
So, 9/sq planting. They are beautiful looking. The whole garden is beautiful.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/18/2017, 3:27 pm

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@CapeCoddess wrote:Amazing!!! I'd be eating those best greens so fast!
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 I LOVE beets. I'm looking for a "Grilled" beets recipe.  You got one..???

Nah, I used to roast them but now I boil and then pickle them in the cooking water with vinegar and Stevia to taste.  YUM!  Wish I could get mine to grow like yours.  I grow them just for the greens now and have to buy roots. Sad

PS I meant beet greens in the above post.  Rolling Eyes
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Post  MrBooker on 6/19/2017, 4:36 am

@sanderson wrote:
@MrBooker wrote:The inside to inside  of the bed is 20 inches. The onions are planted on 4 inch centers. They could have been planted a little closer I think but I was expecting them to get bigger than they did.
So, 9/sq planting.  They are beautiful looking.  The whole garden is beautiful.
Yes, 9 per sq ft. In my original post, I put "Zukes" on a trellis. I ment to say "Cukes"...   Embarassed
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Post  MrBooker on 7/14/2017, 10:20 am

Summer tomatoes.....    summer green, summer red and summer GONE. thinking 

My pink Girl tomato.







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Post  countrynaturals on 7/14/2017, 10:51 am

 I love the bench in the middle where you can enjoy a nice beverage and take it all in. I love you
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Post  MrBooker on 7/14/2017, 11:09 am

@countrynaturals wrote: I love the bench in the middle where you can enjoy a nice beverage and take it all in. I love you
You musta drove by and seen me sit'n out there with a cold Bud light lime. It's been so HOT I haven't been able to sit out there much except at daylight or late evening.
 
It was beautiful this morning at 5:30 with a light rain shower and 72* as I sat on my red neck deck under the umbrella with a cup of coffee. Back up into the upper 90's next week though. sunny
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Post  sanderson on 7/14/2017, 12:57 pm

Mr. Booker, nice!

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Post  MrBooker on 7/14/2017, 1:49 pm

@sanderson wrote:Mr. Booker, nice!
Thanks. The heat is dreadful here in the Midwest this year. Havent seen it like this in many years. Blistering hot sun every day. I heavily mulched everything this year and so glad I did but still have to water every other day.
Dragging that water hose around the garden makes me thirsty... glug glug.
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Post  hammock gal on 7/14/2017, 5:02 pm

OMG, I'm so jealous of your tomatoes and peppers! And I want to come and sit on that bench and admire that pretty garden. Very Happy
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Post  MrBooker on 7/14/2017, 5:30 pm

@hammock gal wrote:OMG, I'm so jealous of your tomatoes and peppers! And I want to come and sit on that bench and admire that pretty garden. Very Happy
Thank you so much. That bench is my happy place.
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Post  Fiz on 7/14/2017, 8:01 pm

Pardon my French but holy cr*p that's one big tomato, haha. Nice job!
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Post  MrBooker on 7/15/2017, 6:18 am

@Fiz wrote:Pardon my French but holy cr*p that's one big tomato, haha. Nice job!
Thanks Fiz. The Pink girl tomato's have been a favorite of mine for many years. You can see how big some of them get and I start harvesting around the 1st of July here in zone 6A and will harvest until the frost kills them.

Even though the outside skin is pink, the inside is red and juicy.
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