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Post  ashort on 5/8/2011, 9:55 pm

Thought it might be fun to post pics of the sfg boxes at the beginning and at the end of the month....

Here's mine...

Corn just sprouted


Likewise, okra just sprouted


Peppers and onions:



Beans and Cukes



Basil


Onions and Romas


Bell Peppers and Romas


Jalapenos, Banana Peppers, Carrots, Poblano, Cherry Tomatoes and Beefsteak tomatoes


Zucchini


Yellow Squash


Not Pictured - my egg plants, but they are a bit smaller than the squash right now...

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Post  shannon1 on 5/9/2011, 12:28 am

Looking good.

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Post  HPartin on 5/9/2011, 2:05 pm

Looks great. I have never seen squash caged. I wonder if I need to do this.....

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Re: May Garden Pics Frisco, TX

Post  ashort on 5/9/2011, 2:53 pm

@HPartin wrote:Looks great. I have never seen squash caged. I wonder if I need to do this.....

Heidi

Its kinda an experiment - cage and stake. As it grows, I am going to tie back to the stake and trim off the leaves below the bottom fruit/flower....

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Post  hartge01 on 5/9/2011, 2:57 pm

NICE!

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Post  conradcpt on 5/10/2011, 1:38 pm

Wow ashort! That looks awesome! Seems like you're like me when it comes to everthing has to be perfect?

Great job!

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Re: May Garden Pics Frisco, TX

Post  jwbryson on 5/10/2011, 3:47 pm

AWESOME!! Looks fantastic. I particularly like those green stakes you have to hold your peppers. I've been looking for some way to hold up mine which are getting tall enough that they are bending over now. I may try to find some poles like those to use.

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Post  quiltbea on 5/10/2011, 3:51 pm

Wow, what a difference a month or so makes.
Love your garden. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: May Garden Pics Frisco, TX

Post  Tril on 5/10/2011, 4:03 pm

@jwbryson wrote:AWESOME!! Looks fantastic. I particularly like those green stakes you have to hold your peppers. I've been looking for some way to hold up mine which are getting tall enough that they are bending over now. I may try to find some poles like those to use.

I noticed them, too... they look like garden stakes I saw this afternoon at Home Depot. They were INSIDE with the houseplants, near the door to the outside garden center. Now I wish I'd bought some! They had 6' ones for about $5 each. I was looking for tomato stakes but didn't buy them... I'm afraid that once I sunk them into the ground I'd only get about 5' of stake. Not sure that would be tall enough for my indeterminates. Anyone?? How tall do they need to be??

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Re: May Garden Pics Frisco, TX

Post  ashort on 5/10/2011, 5:05 pm

@Tril wrote:
@jwbryson wrote:AWESOME!! Looks fantastic. I particularly like those green stakes you have to hold your peppers. I've been looking for some way to hold up mine which are getting tall enough that they are bending over now. I may try to find some poles like those to use.

I noticed them, too... they look like garden stakes I saw this afternoon at Home Depot. They were INSIDE with the houseplants, near the door to the outside garden center. Now I wish I'd bought some! They had 6' ones for about $5 each. I was looking for tomato stakes but didn't buy them... I'm afraid that once I sunk them into the ground I'd only get about 5' of stake. Not sure that would be tall enough for my indeterminates. Anyone?? How tall do they need to be??

Got them at home depot or lowes - they were by the other type of stakes. These are made out of plastic so they should be good for years and were only a few bucks apiece. I was afraid the peppers would blow over this spring as we have had lots of 25mph+ winds with gust to 30+mph (almost 50kph for you Canadian types, eh)

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Post  dixie on 5/10/2011, 7:26 pm

Lookin' good! Excellent pics.

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Re: May Garden Pics Frisco, TX

Post  nancy on 5/11/2011, 10:16 am

Tril - I LOVE your avatar!! I tried planting some this year and they have all died already. What a gorgeous pic!!

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Post  ashort on 5/11/2011, 10:46 am

Man is that corn growing! I think you could literally watch it grow... Some of those barely sprouted plants are almost 6 inches tall already....

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Post  petals1973 on 5/11/2011, 1:27 pm

@ashort wrote:Man is that corn growing! I think you could literally watch it grow... Some of those barely sprouted plants are almost 6 inches tall already....

I know! My corn is almost to my knees already. Do you think it is all the rain we have been getting?

Oh, by the way, my name is Margarita and I live in Arlington Texas. This is my first year to set up a veggie garden.

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Re: May Garden Pics Frisco, TX

Post  Furbalsmom on 5/11/2011, 2:05 pm

petals

Nice to have a new member join in. Looks like you have been around about a month and this is your first post.

This is your first garden, is it a SFG? Please let us know how your garden is growing and feel free to ask questions when you have them.

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Post  petals1973 on 5/11/2011, 2:28 pm

@Furbalsmom wrote: petals

Nice to have a new member join in. Looks like you have been around about a month and this is your first post.

This is your first garden, is it a SFG? Please let us know how your garden is growing and feel free to ask questions when you have them.

Thank you for the warm welcome. I planted a tomato plant in a pot and it grew 2 tomatoes. One fell off and the other was eaten by my German Shepherd. That was like 7 years ago. I guess you could say I was a little discouraged. I now have my first SFG. It started out as 4 4x4 boxes and somehow I ended up with 4 others. My husband has told me that I am not allowed to ask for any more boxes.

I joined about a month ago and have not really had time to post because I have been searching for answers and they mostly have been answered by this forum.


Thanks again!

Margarita

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Post  Furbalsmom on 5/11/2011, 2:38 pm

Petals1973 said: It started out as 4 4x4 boxes and somehow I ended up with 4 others. My husband has told me that I am not allowed to ask for any more boxes.

I understand completely. The boxes just seem to multiply when we are not looking (I would believe that if I did not know how much work goes into building and filling each box)

Nice to know we have been helpful. Keep in touch.

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Re: May Garden Pics Frisco, TX

Post  ashort on 5/11/2011, 2:51 pm

@petals1973 wrote:
@ashort wrote:Man is that corn growing! I think you could literally watch it grow... Some of those barely sprouted plants are almost 6 inches tall already....

I know! My corn is almost to my knees already. Do you think it is all the rain we have been getting?

Oh, by the way, my name is Margarita and I live in Arlington Texas. This is my first year to set up a veggie garden.

Welcome fellow Texian! My first year as well! I am not sure if it is the rain or the consistently warmer temps of the last week... I'm betting on the temp though!

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Post  Tril on 5/11/2011, 4:16 pm

@nancy wrote:Tril - I LOVE your avatar!! I tried planting some this year and they have all died already. What a gorgeous pic!!

Thanks, Nancy! That's where my name comes from... trillium are my favorite wildflower. I've had some luck transplanting local wild ones. I've never bought them, though.

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Post  thomalm on 5/16/2011, 1:36 pm

So happy to see progress from someone close to my area. This is my first year for any kind of garden so i had no idea if my growth was normal but looks to be equal to yours. thank you!

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Re: May Garden Pics Frisco, TX

Post  ashort on 5/16/2011, 2:13 pm

I may to try to post some updated pics later this week. I saw my first green bean today Smile I also think there is a tiny little yellow squash behind one of my blooms too...

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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/16/2011, 2:19 pm

@ashort wrote:Thought it might be fun to post pics of the sfg boxes at the beginning and at the end of the month....

Here's mine...

Zucchini


Yellow Squash



Are these vine or bush varieties of summer squash/zucchini? I am asking because I have never seen someone use a cage on their squash before and I am wondering it is something I should try myself. My squash got huge last year and maybe a cage would contain it a bit more. I see you also staked them. Can you provide some insight on your method?

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Post  FarmerValerie on 5/16/2011, 2:30 pm

@petals1973 wrote:Oh, by the way, my name is Margarita and I live in Arlington Texas. This is my first year to set up a veggie garden.

Fellow Texan!

ashort, nice growing, I have some new pics I need to post in a bit too, my squash is a bit ahead of yours, but man your basil looks awsome!


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Re: May Garden Pics Frisco, TX

Post  ashort on 5/16/2011, 3:06 pm

@buttaflie143 wrote:
Are these vine or bush varieties of summer squash/zucchini? I am asking because I have never seen someone use a cage on their squash before and I am wondering it is something I should try myself. My squash got huge last year and maybe a cage would contain it a bit more. I see you also staked them. Can you provide some insight on your method?

I really have no idea what I am doing yet. The zuc is definitely a bush style and I pretty sure that the yellow squash is to. The "squares" you see are actually 18"x24", so they have a bit of space already. My plan is to bottom prune the plants as they grow (any leaves below the current blooms and fruits) and tie them off to the stakes for support. May work or it may not, its an experiment really but I just wasn't willing to sacrific 2 4x4 beds for 4 plants...


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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/16/2011, 4:08 pm

Thanks Ashort,
I have my squash planted in the four highlighted box areas.


North - Trellis


C

C

C

C

T

T

T

T

GB

Ok

Ok

Ok

Ok

SP

SP

GP

GB

L

L

On

On

SP

B

GP

S

N

S

N

Z

N

N

Z


I have nasturtium planted in the boxes next to the squash/zucchini. After seeing your post, I went out and placed cages on top of the two inner plants. I am planning to allow the plants on the outside corners to spill over outside the box for additional room. Likewise, its going to be trial and error.

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