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    My 2012 Garden

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    Glad E Olah
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    My 2012 Garden

    Post by Glad E Olah on Fri May 04, 2012 4:39 pm

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    Early stage of the growth of the pole and bush beans.

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    Dill weed.

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    Overall look of east side of the main garden.

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    From left to right cauliflower, beets and cabbage. Heads are forming on the cabbage now.

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    Close up of brussel sprouts.

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    Overall look westward. Tomatoes are at the far back also peppers too.

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    This has the view of the purple cabbage toward the back and broccoli is right behind the short row of lettuce.

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    Another view this one has the carrots.

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    Spinach and mustard greens still growing strong. To the left are more rows on potatoes that were sprouting in the house so son planted them.

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    Close up of blackberries.

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    Okra sprouting up.

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    Post by Glad E Olah on Fri May 04, 2012 4:40 pm

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    Looking from west to east at the front of picture the strawed pepper plants. Peas are to the right and just now trying to climb.

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    Two sections of 4 each tomato plants with a row of later onions next to the blocks.

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    Close up of purple cabbage.

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    Squash.

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    The tea plants survived the winter. Area needs work. Thinking about strawing the three plants.

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    Another angle of the garden looking toward the dog pen and the gazebo. See the two sections of potatoes in front of the dog pen? Will take more pictures maybe next week or so.
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    Re: My 2012 Garden

    Post by oceanna on Sat May 05, 2012 10:53 am

    Glad, you are fortunate to have such a large garden space and the vegetables look very healthy.

    You will have a lot of good food to eat later on.
    Your growing season is far ahead of ours here.
    Our harvest season is summer to early fall.


    GoodJob Thanks for all the great pictures.



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    Re: My 2012 Garden

    Post by Windwalker on Sat May 05, 2012 2:51 pm

    It is really looking great! I would just love to have a garden like that.
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    Post by islandgrl on Sat May 05, 2012 11:36 pm

    Veggie garden looking great and way ahead of ours. Garden isn't planted yet but I have put in some carrots, radishes, lettuce, spinach and meslum. All are up when I looked yesterday except for the meslum.

    Lots of Romaine lettuce which seeded themselves in the Fall. With all the rain over the last 3 days they have grown a lot. Garlic, shallots and onions are doing very well also.

    I have moved all the stuff I am going to plant outside to toughen them a bit. I am going away for 4 days on the 15th and would like to get them in the ground before I leave.
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sun May 06, 2012 11:58 am

    This year the garden is about a month ahead of schedule. I took a big chance back in March when we had warm weather. I think I mentioned here we had a hail storm not long after the cold crops were out but the coffee cans helped protect them. Lettuce and spinach were just peeking through the ground at that time.

    In early April I planted tomatoes and that is normally not done until toward the end of April. I have a feeling we will have a long summer here which means crops will be done early. Hopefully I might be able to go to see my mom in August. That would be great. Maybe their hurricane season will be not so bad this year.

    My one son helps out in a peach orchard and the peaches will be ready to harvest at least three weeks ahead of time this year.
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sun May 06, 2012 12:00 pm

    I may get more pictures this week. The last picture above those squash plants are twice that size now.
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    Post by islandgrl on Sun May 06, 2012 1:45 pm

    I think Tea is the young camelia leaves? Is that what you have Glad? When I visited N. Carolina they were plentiful and gorgeous blooms. Does your bloom and maybe a little too cold for camelias?
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Mon May 07, 2012 11:16 pm

    The tea plants were just planted last year. Seem to be growing slowly but did survive the winter here. The one plant that did not have protection from the house is not doing as well. There were three varieties so it may be the variety. Not sure how many years before they bloom. I heard they smell wonderful!
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    Post by Willows on Sun May 13, 2012 4:41 pm

    Ahhhh....GladEOlah!!
    I'm exhausted..by just looking at the photos of all of the hard work that has gone into your garden! It's so beautiful! I don't know how you do it all as well as your Forum activities and I admire your inexhaustible energy...so very much! Islandgrl...you and Glad are like two peas in a pod! Up until 10 or 15 years ago, I had your energy, but hmmmmm.....pssssssst.........it went down the tube to Never-Neverland!

    This is especially for the leisurely...pleasure of our Administrator and Administrator-Assistant. Note Gals!! I said "leisurely"...which means that you actually have to sit for a moment and enjoy this video. Hope that everyone else here enjoys it as well.

    Happy Gardening, but take a moment to sit a spell. Those bones get weary after a while! Sad

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    Post by Glad E Olah on Wed May 30, 2012 8:26 pm

    I hope these aren't close to the others but are the pictures son took recently.

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    tomatoes

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    squash.....and the area you cannot see dirt now the bushes are so full....almost ready to pick

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    purple cabbage......almost ready now so plants are much larger

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    close up of the zucchini


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    close up of the broccoli....we have eaten a lot of it the last couple of weeks and babies are coming on where we picked
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Wed May 30, 2012 8:28 pm

    About two weeks later:



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    Lemon cucumbers

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    Carrots and a couple of volunteer potatoes to the left

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    Brussels sprouts in the fore front......they seem to be slow making and loaded.....going to have to learn how to harvest them

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    To the left is regular cucumbers vining up my make shift trellis out of rope......the right are the squash plants and behind the squash are peas which this year did not do as well due to the heat

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    Another angle of the squash and the peas

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    Purple cabbage making

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    Tomatoes

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    Close up of some of the peas

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    Sweet potatoes just beginning to spread

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    Sweet potatoes again

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    Blackberries starting to turn

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    I thought I had a later picture of the beans but must have forgotten.....will be sure to take one this week.
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    Post by oceanna on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:40 am

    [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Ahhhh....GladEOlah!!
    I'm exhausted..by just looking at the photos of all of the hard work that has gone into your garden! It's so beautiful! I don't know how you do it all as well as your Forum activities and I admire your inexhaustible energy...so very much! Islandgrl...you and Glad are like two peas in a pod! Up until 10 or 15 years ago, I had your energy, but hmmmmm.....pssssssst.........it went down the tube to Never-Neverland!

    This is especially for the leisurely...pleasure of our Administrator and Administrator-Assistant. Note Gals!! I said "leisurely"...which means that you actually have to sit for a moment and enjoy this video. Hope that everyone else here enjoys it as well.

    Happy Gardening, but take a moment to sit a spell. Those bones get weary after a while! Sad

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    Absolutely gorgeous Willows!!!
    Thank you.


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    Re: My 2012 Garden

    Post by Windwalker on Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:35 pm

    It's looking really great!
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:33 am

    Thanks for the video I enjoyed it very much!

    Pretty tired this evening. This morning was shopping for a new pressure canner. We will have a bumper crop of beans this year so I want to do something other than pickling them.

    Also purchased corn seeds....according to the package we need 65 days for this variety (others were longer) so we got them in the ground this afternoon. Thinking of planting a hill of pumpkin in one of the sections (already watermelon was planted in the other section.) Oh yes, the two sections for the corn were the sections the potatoes were in. Will try to get a picture of the potatoes tomorrow. I thought they did very well for four rows of potatoes planted. Son did plant a couple short rows in another section that are not ready to dig yet. As items are done I plan to put fall crops in sometime in August.

    The Japanese beetles have started so I powdered the beans today also. The squash beetles are out also so the cucumbers and squash got powdered as well.

    Since we powdered we had to let the watering go for tonight except for the corn seeds that were planted.

    The first of the tomatoes should be ready long before our 4th of July. It has always been a tradition in our area to see who gets the first ripe tomato and how soon before the 4th. We have had a few green peppers which is a nice treat.

    The cucumbers are loaded with blooms and so are the lemon cucumbers. Anxious about these.

    I am disappointed in the cauliflower. Guess I cannot have everything. The broccoli is still producing like crazy. We are getting the purple cabbage now. Brussel sprouts are loaded and are beginning to be firm. Can't wait to taste a fresh Brussels sprout.

    Peas are done and they did so so since it was hot earlier this year.

    Blackberries are turning red so they are coming along great. Didn't get to harvest much from the blueberries but at least they made something. Usually takes several years and these are three years old now. They should do great next year.
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    Post by oceanna on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:57 pm

    Glad, I am so pleased you are being rewarded with lovely fresh produce after all the work you put into your garden.



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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:10 pm

    Thanks Oceanna!

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