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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/6/2012, 11:27 am

anybodyelse got a start on 2012 garden?? I've got my 1st tomatoes up and going also got so chives started,every little seed made it this year so far but I'm just getting started I know Smile What a Face peppers are planted cheers cheers
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Post  newstart on 1/6/2012, 11:49 am

I see that you are in E Texas. I am just starting out this year. What are the best seed/plants that have worked for you? I am getting things ready and hope to have a great year. Thanks for any ideas
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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/6/2012, 12:37 pm

Hummm I start with a greenhouse I'm a couple hours north of you

I'm planting more tomatoe from seed, and melons this year didn't do so well last year it was too hot because I was late finding what I wanted?????

like I said in my other post I've started peppers and garlic chives.

after the 20th I'm planning to plant a couple 100 ft rows of Potates(I've got some growing in the compost bins already so I'm going to use row covers a go ahead a try a couple rows of early potatoes)

three of my SFG Boxes here in the greenhouse and one is outside next to the garden area. I'll plant corn and sunflowers in it,#1 inside will get peppers and tomatoes,#2 will get tomatoes and cantaloupe,#3 will get 2tomatoes,2peppers,swiss chard,radish,lettuce,9garlic 16chives,16green onions

my big lot will get 34hills of watermelon

297 tomatos plants

436 polebeans &180 corn plants

232 carrots

14 cabbage(spring)

28 cucumbers

60 garlic plants(fall planting)

44 heads lettuce

14 melons

354 Onions green onionsets

32 pepper plants

68 potatos plants

44hills of pumkins

24 hills of squash

42 swiss chard plants (rabbits love it so do my laying hens:D )

the little lot will rest unless I need something else,I plan to build shade covers over 25x100 of this lot maybe go with a second one if needed? I rise worms and rabbits as well.

lots to get done from a wheelchair


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Post  plantoid on 1/6/2012, 12:51 pm

I'm starting a few " prize " onions this weekend in competition with a row soil gardener who is almost on the same lattitude to me but he's 100 miles to the East.

He does not get the coastal weather that I do , so as far as I'm concerned its all fair in love and war .
MM is to be one of my my secret weapons , the heated propagation bed is the second and worm tea is my third .
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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/6/2012, 12:59 pm

good luck I'm thinking it's perry wet in wales for large onions??What a Face are planting indoors?
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Post  newstart on 1/6/2012, 2:49 pm

WOw that quites some list thanks for it.
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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/6/2012, 3:57 pm

yep I'll have some BHN444 tomato plants left this spring "you need any???? I'm just a couple hours north of you:D

Texas A&M breed these for our dry hot areas
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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/6/2012, 5:20 pm

plantoid wrote:I'm starting a few " prize " onions this weekend in competition with a row soil gardener who is almost on the same lattitude to me but he's 100 miles to the East.

He does not get the coastal weather that I do , so as far as I'm concerned its all fair in love and war .
MM is to be one of my my secret weapons , the heated propagation bed is the second and worm tea is my third .
Try adding air to your tea if you don't already Rolling Eyes worked great with my rabbit poo tea,just drop the air stone into your bucket while making it I'll even leave it in for a day or two if I'm making a lot of tea:P
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Post  plantoid on 1/6/2012, 5:30 pm

HillbillyBob wrote:
plantoid wrote:I'm starting a few " prize " onions this weekend in competition with a row soil gardener who is almost on the same lattitude to me but he's 100 miles to the East.

He does not get the coastal weather that I do , so as far as I'm concerned its all fair in love and war .
MM is to be one of my my secret weapons , the heated propagation bed is the second and worm tea is my third .
Try adding air to your tea if you don't already Rolling Eyes worked great with my rabbit poo tea,just drop the air stone into your bucket while making it I'll even leave it in for a day or two if I'm making a lot of tea:P

OK ..... Secret weapon No 3 .... the fish tank air pump to oxygenate and help convert the worm tea to a better mix ... :thank : Take three stars HillbillyBob cheers and you can be ink monitor for next week Wink

thinking I actually have two air pumps that I used to use to oxygenate the salt water worms baits I used when sea angling .one mains voltage and one battery for sandeels.
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Lots of veggies!

Post  littlejo on 1/6/2012, 5:56 pm

Hillbilly Bob,

I don't want to seem noisy, but, do you sell the veggies?

Have you been doing SFG for long?

Jo
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Post  llama momma on 1/6/2012, 6:39 pm

You said you do all of this from a wheelchair? What? I mean holy guacamole. I can't do all of that if I cloned myself 3 times over. Talk about shock and awe. If you have pictures Please share.
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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/6/2012, 8:59 pm

I'll try getting pictures this year trouble is with just one hand it's almost impossible to hold the camera,and snap the picture. I'm called a leftside Hemi-plegic,noting on the left side moves Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad
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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/6/2012, 9:10 pm

that's Okay little jo I haven't sold many,but the local nursing home(retirement home) is always happy to have some fresh veggies,they don't really care what I have somebody there will eat it Rolling Eyes ,I don't like waste,every thing needs to be used for something by somebody so if need be I can feed it to my girls (Rabbits,chickens,worms and bees they all make something for me so growing something for them never hurts❤ 👅btw this is mt second year with SFG &greenhouse with SFG garden racks:oops: but I've been playing in the dirt for over 1/2 a century now:face: Wink affraid
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Post  staf74 on 1/6/2012, 9:50 pm

My goodness gracious Hillbillybob, you are an inspiration !!!! cheers
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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/7/2012, 12:11 pm

HillbillyBob wrote:that's Okay little jo I haven't sold many,but the local nursing home(retirement home) is always happy to have some fresh veggies,they don't really care what I have somebody there will eat it Rolling Eyes ,I don't like waste,every thing needs to be used for something by somebody so if need be I can feed it to my girls (Rabbits,chickens,worms and bees they all make something for me so growing something for them never hurts I love you tongue btw this is mt second year with SFG &greenhouse with SFG garden racks Embarassed but I've been playing in the dirt for over 1/2 a century now:face: Wink affraid
The Retirement Home is a great use for those surplus veggies. Our local Senior Center offers free lunches twice a week, an opportunity for a good meal and a chance to get together with neighbors. They also welcome excess produce. Often the produce is just placed on a counter and each person takes what they need and can use.
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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/7/2012, 3:53 pm

staf74 wrote:My goodness gracious Hillbillybob, you are an inspiration !!!! cheers

Well I've been called a lot of things before but this is a first Embarassed

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