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Post  Aub on 4/29/2011, 10:34 pm

So what do you have growing right now? Did you start from your own seeds or did you buy plants?

Right now I have:
Bed 1- all sorts of garlic, shallots, potato onions, spinach, lettuce, carrots
Bed 2- peas, red onions, spaghetti squash
Bed 3- cabbage, brussels sprouts, green beans, purple beans, kohlrabi, swiss chard, cilantro
I also have an asparagus bed and a strawberry bed. Oh and some potatoes in a rubbermaid tub.
My only purchased plants are the brussels sprouts, I couldn't get mine to grow.


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Re: What do you have in your beds right now?

Post  sheslostit on 4/29/2011, 10:57 pm

right now i have the following
strawberries - transplants
english peas- from seeds
kale just starting-seeds
four types of tomatoes (cherokee purple, better boy, juliet, and super 100) all transplants
asparagus-planted last year from root crowns
4 peppers red, green, banana, and jalapeno-transplants
hers-all from seeds
okra-transplant
zucinni-transplants
several areas of lettuce (salad bowl and butterhead)-seeds
swiss chard-seeds

most were transplants this year due to time constraints. Next year i want to try to grow more from seeds.
looking forward to fresh veggies from the garden.

things are coming

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Post  sherryeo on 4/29/2011, 11:53 pm

I have 2 4X4 beds with:
Better Boy & Marion Tomatoes - transplants
Boston Pickling Cucumbers - transplants
Black Beauty Zucchini - transplants
Big Early Bell Peppers - transplants
Poblano Peppers - transplants
Evening Dew Melons - seed
Cayenne Pepper - seed
Chives - seed - hasn't sprouted yet
Cilantro - transplants
Italian Plain-Leafed Parsley - transplants
Bouquet Dill - seed - hasn't sprouted yet
Neon Lights Chard - seed - hasn't sprouted yet
Contender Bush Beans - seed
Black Beauty Eggplant - transplants
Sparkler Radishes - seed
Pinkeye Purple Hull Peas- seeds
Sweet Treat Carrots - seeds - just sprouting

Wow, that's a lot for 2 beds, hmm?

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Post  westie42 on 4/30/2011, 1:58 am

Mostly snow and jack frost. But planted and under blankets are spinach, radishes, onions, 3 kinds of choi, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, elephant garlic, cabbage, claytonia, 4 kinds of lettuce, Greek oregano, Rosemary, Italian parsley, Broccoli rabe, escarole, sorrel, red beets, yellow beets, parsnips, cilantro, 3 kinds of carrots, 2 kinds of chard and Brussels sprouts. In one 4 1/2 X 12 ft box. The other big box is still empty of MM due to weather . But I did get a rain water collection system of four 55 gal barrels done friday and hope to add one of 3 barrels on the front of my house today.

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Post  GlassHen on 4/30/2011, 7:33 am

Right now in our L-shaped corner box we have broccoli, cauliflower, lisbon onion, sugar snap peas, snow peas & nantes carrots. In my "salad box" against the shed we have nantes carrots, radish, prizeleaf lettuce, royal oak leaf lettuce, salad bowl lettuce, red salad bowl lettuce, ruby lettuce, buttercrunch lettuce, bibb lettuce, bloomsdale spinach, teton spinach, & black seeded simpson lettuce. All of my plants I either started from seeds that I sprouted indoors in vermiculite or direct sowed. Also in our " salad box" we have some green onions that I transplanted from a store bought bunch that started to go bad in the fridge. (the transplanted green onions were more of an experiment but are growing great!!)

Just put up our second trellis yesterday and bought the wood to put together a new 4x8 box.

Indoors I have started our summer veggies from seed to get ready to transplant at the end of May. The south-facing sliding glass door "greenhouse" in our dining room is looking fabulous.

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Post  dizzygardener on 4/30/2011, 8:26 am

Here is what i have in my garden. Everything looks great!


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Post  herblover on 4/30/2011, 5:13 pm

Just finished today planting for spring!
I have 4 varieties of lettuce (Buttercrunch, Q's Mesclun Mix, Salad Bowl Mix, and Farmer's Market Blend), arugula, kale, Swiss chard, 2 varieties of radish (Easter Egg Blend and French Breakfast), spinach, kohlrabi, garlic, and yellow onions.

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Post  Tril on 4/30/2011, 5:27 pm

New SFGer here... when you plant mesclun mix, how do you do it? I mean... a pinch of seed in 16 holes, or what?

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Post  kilda on 4/30/2011, 5:30 pm

Bed 1: White Wonder cucumbers, Tendergreen Burpless cucumbers, Romano pole beans, Santa Anna pole beans, Swiss chard, potatoes.
Bed 2: Various kinds of lettuce: Butterhead, Little Caesar (Romaine), Black Seeded Simpson, Mesclun. Radicchio. Tomatoes: Black Krim, Better Boy, Big Beef, Sweet 100. Bush beans (French Filet).
Bed 3: sugar snap peas, radishes, beets, carrots, decorative gourds.
Bed 4: corn
Bed 5: Peppers: Bananarama, Flavorburst, Giant Marconi
Herb box: basil, thyme

For mesclun, I just scatter it thinly over a square and then thin it out as I use it.

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Post  Tril on 4/30/2011, 5:34 pm

Thanks, Kilda... that was my inclination. Just wanted to know what experienced SFG people do.

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Post  spankyleatherlips on 4/30/2011, 5:46 pm

4 squares of Ozark strawberries
1 sq. Basil x 4
1 sq. Parsley x3
1 sq. mixed lettuce
1 sq. spinach
3 sq of 4 kale
1 sq of 4 swiss chard
2 sq. snap peas
2 empty for my tomatoes The peas and maters will go up the trellis on my TT table.

on the other table which is butted up against the first with a trellis seperating them
4 empty for my tomatoes
1 sq. onions
1 sq. carrots
1 sq. onions
1 sq. carrots (baby Nantes)
1 sq. bush cumcumber
1 sq. empty
1 sq. bush cumcumber
1 sq. empty
1 sq. empty
1 zuchinni
1 sq empty
1 suchinni.
My TT's are 4x4 each.


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Re: What do you have in your beds right now?

Post  boog1 on 4/30/2011, 7:45 pm

i finaly got the boxs set up and filled posted new pics in my album i went ahead and started from seed : radish,beets,carrots 2 squares,lettuce 2 squares,arugula,swiss chard, kale,spinash the rest will get tranplanted in another week after i get the rest hardened off.

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Post  CindiLou on 5/1/2011, 1:03 am

@westie42 wrote:Mostly snow and jack frost. But planted and under blankets are spinach, radishes, onions, 3 kinds of choi, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, elephant garlic, cabbage, claytonia, 4 kinds of lettuce, Greek oregano, Rosemary, Italian parsley, Broccoli rabe, escarole, sorrel, red beets, yellow beets, parsnips, cilantro, 3 kinds of carrots, 2 kinds of chard and Brussels sprouts. In one 4 1/2 X 12 ft box. The other big box is still empty of MM due to weather . But I did get a rain water collection system of four 55 gal barrels done friday and hope to add one of 3 barrels on the front of my house today.

That is sooo weird. You are only about 150 miles northeast fo me as the crow flies and we have had nice balmy days! I heard their was snow up north but was thinking further north....

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Post  Old Hippie on 5/1/2011, 9:12 am

Right now..........in my bed.......I have a snoring sick husband.

Gwynn

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Post  Smartchick on 5/2/2011, 5:02 pm

Well, in the inside bed, probably a sleeping cat. Very Happy

In the outside beds, I have:

Shelling peas, beets (golden, chiogga, cylindra), carrots (short n sweet & nantes), lettuce (little Caesar, Black seeded simpson, salad bowl, & mache), spinach (baby's leaf and satin), onions (Texas white sweet - also in the grill), collard greens, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. I also have potatoes (Kenenbec, Yukon Gold and Norland Red) in Sterlite tubs, strawberries in a round raised bed, and three brand new dwarf fruit trees (Golden Delicious Apple, Winecrisp Apple, Starkrimson Sweet Cherry) in a raised bed in the corner of our backyard as well as a green grapevine and two blueberry plants. Woo hoo!

Yet to go in:

5 kinds of tomatoes (Orange Van Goebelsomething, Isis candy, Sausage, Amish Paste and Red Fox Cherry), Zucchini (a "long" one and a "round" one I found - can't remember names), Pole beans, two more squares of beets (red Detriot), Corn, Bright Lights Chard, sweet potatoes and that's all I can think of.

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Post  cabinfever on 5/2/2011, 5:39 pm

Air. Sad

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Post  Furbalsmom on 5/2/2011, 7:09 pm

@cabinfever wrote:Air. Sad
It won't be long before you get it planted.

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Post  yosoypanadero on 5/2/2011, 7:54 pm

Just about everything except peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant - its going to be 39 and 41 overnight the next two nights - then it is full steam ahead!

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Post  milaneyjane on 5/2/2011, 10:00 pm

Mels Mix Sad Hoping to get out of the thirties this week.

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Post  sherryeo on 5/2/2011, 10:07 pm

AAAWWWWWW, cabinfever and milaneyjane, It'll be ok. You'll soon get your gardens planted and will probably show all of the rest of us up with your gorgeous veggies! You'll probably soon be shaking your heads at my posts about how the heat, humidity and Mississippi bugs are ruining my garden while yours are doing great! Keep you spirits up!!!

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Post  Hyzleyes on 5/2/2011, 10:52 pm

Box 1: Strawberries - two plants, the rest were bare roots (half Junebearing and half Everbearing) that are starting to green up.

Box 2: 5 squares of lettuce, 2 squares of sweet potatoes, marigolds, beets, a sweet banana pepper, a few squares open for more peppers and some cilantro

Box 3: 4 squares of carrots, marigolds, 2 squares of sweet potatoes, 2 squares of beets, 2 squares of lettuce, 2 squares of green onions, chives & thyme

Box 4: 2 Early Girl tomatoes, 2 Better Boy tomatoes, a supersweet 100 cherry tomato, a sweet banana pepper, 4 brussel sprouts, marigolds & a square of lettuce. Hoping to fit a zucchinin in this square too. Might have to sacrifice something else...

Really hoping I didn't jump the gun and plant the tomatoes & peppers too early. Tonight is supposed to be the coolest night in the 10 day fcst at 39F. pale

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Post  Old Hippie on 5/3/2011, 2:40 am

I'm with you Cabinfever. It is hard enough to wait most years but being on here and seeing everyone post pics of what their gardens are doing already......is pure torture. I know we are not supposed to wish bad things would happen to people but enough already! I am trying to take comfort in the fact that we didn't get snow like they did the other day in Manitoba.

sigh! soon, my dear! Soon!

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Post  shannon1 on 5/3/2011, 2:53 am

Well now that my TT is finshed I have 2 poblano peppers and 2 Sun King toms in the back row(north)
2 red bell peppers, 1 dill, 1 coriander in the next row, 1 sweet banana pepper, and rosemary in the next row. Awaiting delivery of soil inoculent for the edemema that will be a staggered planting for most of the remaining squares. Got a late start Embarassed .

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Post  Unmutual on 5/3/2011, 3:04 am

Box 1(8SF-TT): Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumber, Green Onions

Box 2(8SF-TT): Pretty much the same thing except with some marigolds in with the peppers and tomatoes, and Corn in one square(4 of them).

Box 3(8SF-TT): As boxes 1 & 2, but with 2 potatoes I tried planting whole potatoes in 2 squares with 6" of mel's mix(FOR SCIENCE!). The potatoes are yellowing and have brown spots, but the leaves aren't shriveling up..maybe a deficiency, so tried fish emulsion over the weekend(my is that stuff smelly before it's diluted).

Box 4(16SF): Corn, Beans...oh yeah, tomatoes and peppers! Trying to see if 2 corns and 2 beans in 1 square will work like that old native american thing(3 sisters was it?)

Box 5:(16SF): Tomatoes, no peppers yet =p(still have 8 empty squares but was thinking about leaving those for late season tomatoes)

Box6(4SQ-TT): Chamomile, Stevia, Parsley and Rosemary.

Box 7(8SF-Deep): Potatoes(going like the other potatoes, but a lot healthier looking, and in 12" of mix), onions, garlic and a few straggling carrots(the onions and garlic are doing a great job of providing shade for the carrots).

Potted(non-Mel's Mix Stuff): Chamomile, Stevia, Basil, Cilantro, Dwarf Citrus(2 years old, one of them is staying mega dwarf..I hope it grows because I think it's the lemon), Banana Plant(2 years old), some "I have no idea what that is".....okay, fine, a lot of "I have no idea what that is".

In the ground: seedless grapes x2, blueberry bushes x2

Tomato varieties: Roma, Creole, Better Boy, Cherry and..I swear there's a 5th..OH! Brandywine!

Peppers: Jalapeno, pepperoncini(I probably did not spell that right), habenero(I have no idea what to use the habeneros for, culinarily speaking, but I guess that gives me something to do when I get some).

The rest are nothing fancy, except the beans are for some red beans and rice that my daughter promised to make in return for me planting some sunflowers along the fence.

I'll have to take some pics when it starts to look like something is actually growing in it. But I have a feeling that will take a while since I did some succession planting.

Oh and don't feel bad about having nothing growing yet...I live in the deep south with many, many days of growing weather, and my garden still pales in comparison to some of these /jealous. We could always start a vicious rumor that they're all using miracle grow Twisted Evil

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Post  Barkie on 5/3/2011, 4:27 am

The night air temperature is till going down to 35F and I haven't got the ground levelled for any beds yet Mad but

in containers
carrots
garlic
onions
bunching onions
various salad leaves
arugula
mizuna
"new" potatoes
and a gooseberry bush

potatoes in the ground

and in containers ready for transplanting.
Oregon sugar pod peas
early purple sprouting broccoli
Brussels sprouts
cauliflowers.

Apart from the potatoes, onions and garlic all grown from seed.

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