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Post  Josh on 7/18/2010, 5:39 pm

This is todays harvest.
6.5 lbs of Russett potatoes(3 squares)
1.5 lbs cucumbers
6.5 lbs red potatoes (3squares)
15 Lbs of tomatoes
1.5 lbs green beans
1 lbs yellow mushroom beans
1 lbs beets
1 qt. blackberries
2 banana peppers
4 cayenne peppers
4 red zinnias
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Post  Weedless_ on 7/18/2010, 5:42 pm

Please don't tell me this is your first year SFG Smile. Though, if you did tell that, that would be very encouraging... Smile
This is a kick ass harvest, absolutely amazing! I wish more people of your age got into gardening, maybe we finally get some peace on this planet then!
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Post  Mom2Four on 7/18/2010, 6:54 pm

Absolutely beautiful! I love all the shapes and colors and it's a good thing since we're not tasting any of that bounty!

Please dish on your potatoes. Did you have 12" x 12" hgih rise boxes and use one per square or did you do a box that surrounded three squares?... or other? In other words, how did you do that? I'm impressed! Did you do a highrise and if so how? What did you cover them with?

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Post  Ha-v-v on 7/18/2010, 8:15 pm

Keep sharing your bounty with us Josh, it just encourages me so much !!! Job well done !!
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Post  nanqt on 7/18/2010, 8:56 pm

OMG, Josh that is amazing. Ok, I am so inspired ! Please keep posting.
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Post  Chopper on 7/18/2010, 9:53 pm

Josh! You took the wind right out of my sails! LOL. And to think I was excited about this today:



So are you eating it all? Canning? Freezing? Giving it away? Selling?

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Post  sceleste54 on 7/18/2010, 11:00 pm

OUTSTANDING !!!!

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Post  camprn on 7/18/2010, 11:07 pm

I harvested one cucumber today, which made for a short note writing session.
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Post  boffer on 7/18/2010, 11:45 pm

an even shorter note: a bowl of lettuce very sad
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Post  bonniesherbals on 7/18/2010, 11:46 pm

I was out of town, left Tuesday afternoon and got home today. My kids were watering the garden, but didn't really pick anything, a friend said she picked a few zucchini, however check out what I picked today
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Post  Chopper on 7/19/2010, 1:01 am

Squashes are sneaky. You can't take your eyes off of them for a minute. Looks fantastic - it's no Josh, but pretty good. I never tire of veggie picks.

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Post  new2this on 7/20/2010, 9:09 am

What great harvests.....the colors are beautiful!

go ahead, Josh - bragging rights well earned!

I am going to do potatoes next yr.....so yes, please elaborate (pictures are better) on your potato bed.

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Post  bonniesherbals on 7/20/2010, 9:40 am

I took all those enormous crookneck squashs, took the seeds out, shredded them and dehydrated them. I like to use zucchini shredded when i make meatballs or meatloaf, it makes it lighter, so i'll just rehydrate some this winter when cooking, should be a good experiment because who can eat all those squash and the little ones are always better for sauting.
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Post  Josh on 7/20/2010, 9:19 pm

Mom 2 four we have a 3 x 6 sfg just for potatoes this year,we use mels high rise method,the first 6 inches is mels mix,then we added a high rise box thats 4 inchs deep and then a second high rise 4 inchs deep,we made are high rise boxs 1 foot x 3 foot and made 6 rows,here is a link to a video of me and my dad harvesting the first row,you can see how we made it and how easy it is to harvest a row at a time.
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weedsless_in_Atlanta this is my 4th year for sfging, but every year I have had very good luck growing things.
Here is some pictures of my very first sfg in 2007.

Me and my dad making my first SFG (my baby pictures )



Here it is growing




Chopper and bonnieserbals your harvest is GREAT too!

Chopper my mom has been freezing what we don't eat,so far there is 10 quarts strawberries,6 quarts blackberries,12 quarts green beans,3 pints peas,2 pints tomato sauce
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Post  Chopper on 7/20/2010, 9:33 pm

Josh wrote:...we have a 3 x 6 sfg just for potatoes this year,we use mels high rise method,the first 6 inches is mels mix,then we added a high rise box thats 4 inchs deep and then a second high rise 4 inchs deep,we made are high rise boxs 1 foot x 3 foot and made 6 rows,here is a link to a video of me and my dad harvesting the first row,you can see how we made it and how easy it is to harvest a row at a time.
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I was watching the video and I am wondering - do you think you got the bulk of your potatoes from the bottom 6 inches of the bed? That is what it looked like to me, but I may be mistaken. I am still trying to plan how I am going to plant next year and how much space to use, but potatoes are definitely one of my favorite vegetables to grow.

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Post  Josh on 7/20/2010, 9:45 pm

chopper there was a lot in the bottom 6 inches,the second harvest there were some in the first high rise,maybe cause they were left to grow for a longer time. And I forgot to say we added a mix of old leaves and straw and rabbit poop to the high rise boxs.
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Post  Shoda on 7/21/2010, 12:10 am

Josh,

You certainly have a wonderful garden. How many square feet do you have in all? Seems like you would have to have a lot of boxes to produce a crop that large!

Congrats!
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Post  Mom2Four on 7/21/2010, 11:33 am

Thanks a bunch for answering my barrage of questions. The video was most helpful. I'm such an urbanite! Seeing those beautiful potatoes coming out of that soil looked unreal like you planted full-grown store bought potatoes in your garden just to fool us. Just laughing at myself here.

One more thing.. I LOVED the toad croaking in the background!

Thanks again. I'm emboldened to plant and grow, plant and grow....

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Post  Josh on 7/24/2010, 4:35 pm

Shoda we started off with three SFGs and we've added SFGs each year. My mom,dad and me have a 4 x 4 SFG that we each plant something different in each square,and then we have special SFGs.
We have a 3x6 just for potatoes
a 4 x 4 for 5 blackberry plants
3-2x3 SFGs for blueberries
a 4x4 with a strawberry tree for the strawberries
a 5x5 for corn
a 4x4 with a wooden arbor trellis for the climbing plants
a 4x4 three layered SFG for a mix of flowers,veggies,and herbs
a 1 x 8 for 8 tomato plants
a 4 x 8 raised SFG that has variety of plants in it
and a little 3x4 SFG pond


Mom2Four here is the croaking frog,when you walk by him he croaks,the dog walked by him when we were pulling out the potatoes. He sits by the little sfg pond
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Post  ander217 on 7/24/2010, 11:05 pm

You have such a beautiful garden, Josh, and what a great harvest!

How do you like the mushroom beans? Do they really taste like mushrooms?
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Post  Mom2Four on 7/24/2010, 11:16 pm

You know when you see a picture of a radio host and it looks NOTHING like how you pictured them? That toad just doesn't match his hansome croak! LOL!

Seriously, thanks for posting the pic of Mr. Toad. You had me fooled!

Disillusioned in San Diego,
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Post  Josh on 7/25/2010, 2:20 pm

ander the beans tasted different,and were GOOD,but Ive never ate a mushroom before so I dont know if they taste like one or not,but my dad said he thought they tasted like a mushroom.

Mom2Four didnt mean to fool you about the frog

But dont be fooled about the potatoes,they really did grow in the SFG
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Post  Furbalsmom on 7/25/2010, 11:18 pm

I knew that frog sounded familiar. I have one just like that.
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Post  Shoda on 7/28/2010, 11:55 pm

Josh,

Thank you for the detailed list of your garden. You have all done a wonderful job on it.
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