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June 1 updates...

Post  timwardell on 5/31/2010, 9:16 pm

Hey Lower South SFG'ers,
How grows the gardening? I'm guessing most of you pulled up your bitter lettuce and spinach a week or so ago and your tomatoes are 4'-5' tall now? Do tell - and post photos and/or video so we can all compare notes.
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Re: June 1 updates...

Post  Ha-v-v on 6/1/2010, 7:15 pm

June 1st Smile glad you posted early I went and took pics this morning. We had a big rain yesterday, I havent had to water today.
I did harvest herbs to have in our turkey italian sausage. I used 3 basils for that one basil and some flat leaf parsley for the sauce.

Left to right, flat leaf parsely, sweet basil, thai basil, spicey globe basil and cinnamon basil.




I have other pictures on my album
Ha-v-v's Victory Garden

Im happy with how things are going
Life is good.
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Re: June 1 updates...

Post  timwardell on 6/2/2010, 12:17 pm

Nice harvest Hav-v-v!
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June 1 sfg video

Post  timwardell on 6/2/2010, 12:20 pm

Here's how my SFG looks as of June 1.
If you can't see the video, try this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ4n60p2JRc

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Re: June 1 updates...

Post  Chopper on 6/2/2010, 1:54 pm

Love the videos Tim! Your garden is really coming along. Mine seems to be the slow cousin of all the gardens. Which is fine b/c I still haven't gotten my trellis up for my various squashes. Keep 'em coming.

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June 1 updates.

Post  GloriaG on 6/2/2010, 11:06 pm

The garden seems to be coming along nicely except for a few bush beans that I think had too much nitrogen causing them to damp-off and die.

Here are a few pics.


today's harvest. Grape tomatoes, two kinds of basil, oregano and cilantro

























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Post  Jay Bird on 6/3/2010, 1:14 pm

Hey all,
Well I have been running back and forth to houston and no time to visit the forum.
Here is the update
Chickens have been eating the green tomatos built a fence Sunday to stop that purchased a roll of 7' x 110' deer fence from tractor supply, cut in in half so its now 3-1/2' high , then drove 6 tee posts in one each corner and one in middle on the long sides, used some tent stakes to tie fence to the ground and ty wraps to secure to tee posts.
So far so good chickens just walking around fence looking for a way in !

Harvested about 16 lbs cucumbers so far and the wife has already made 24 pints of bread and butter pickles, tomato plant doing good but LW tied carpenter twine to tight to a couple of them and they grew into twine and cot top of plant off, I will let a sucker grow to obtain full height. Purple hulls are putting on pods, okra putting on pods, melons are golf ball size,
Harvested two 4x4 boxes of onions they were not real big but they are tasty.
Strawberries are over with.
Outside the box Blackberries - we are getting a gallon a day, blueberrie are still a couple weeks away, muscedines are making Had to fence them off too chickens eating the small green grapes.

I will try for som pics next this weekend.

All in all I estimate 3 weeks earlier ahead of last years harvest and yield is triple in comparison
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Re: June 1 updates...

Post  timwardell on 6/3/2010, 9:05 pm

@GloriaG - nice pics!

@JayBird - congratulations on your awesome bounty!
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12" Zucchini

Post  timwardell on 6/3/2010, 9:08 pm

I picked a zucchini today. Just one but I think I can get two meals out of it. It's 12" long and 11.5" around at the widest point. Could have let it grow another day or two but I was afraid it might hurt someone if it got much bigger. Very Happy

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Post  kiwirose on 6/3/2010, 9:17 pm

althought I was thinking the other day that the garden is feeling particularly photogenic these days!

Finished our broccoli a couple of weeks ago - I have spinach and lettuce (leaf) in a shady spot that it still coming along nicely - my cauli hasn't headed up - don't know if it will but I will keep my fingers crossed.

We are very much enjoing green bush beans and snap peas right now - crytal apple cuke has just sent out tendrals and will start climbing my trellis any day now. some of our tomato plants are giant - even with a few green tomatoes - some plants are still little, and one got snipped by deer two nights ago not happy about that!

I pulled the remenants of my radishes out last weekend, they were not a great sucess (gasp - radish that didn't work I hear you say) - they were a giant mass of leaves and pathetic little radishes - don't know what was up with that - but better luck next time. Perhaps too much nitrogen - but I have no idea really - great spinach, arugula and lettuce from the same bed... so who knows

Still lots of little seedlings - crystal apple cuke, yellow and green squash, canalope, watermellon, NM green chillis, peppers, pole beans, beets, swiss chard, lima beans, okra, basil, cilantro, thyme, ... so many little guys to watch

Photos to follow soon

Oh - and I learned I can eat a weed from my flower garden - lambs quarters - and they saute up quite nicely - very excited about that - from weed to table - got to like that!

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Post  Jay Bird on 6/7/2010, 9:41 pm

the only item not surpassing last year is the tomatoes, they are looking sort of sickly, I hope for the best and the good hot weather and lots of water.
To date about 40 lbs of cucs, and the purply hulls are coming on strong a few okra and the melons are very tempting,,,, the jaleapenos are now making and the bells are just getting started, we finished the irrigation project and after some modification have it down to a science.

Alot of work to get the right amount of water per square! with over 100 squares!

Got my brother in Fort Collins interested and a uncle in Texas has been practicing SFG

In 3- to 5- years I think a very large % of my retirement in come will be from the sfg !!! Yahoooooooo! I am only 45
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