Formerly known as Silenceisgod!
we usually just buy small plants at the local garden center..
we literally want ONE pumpkin plant..buying seeds, while cheaper, is just a big waste of seeds for us..
bought 4 small tomato plants and 3 eggplants today..
yep, you got it!haha is your cp related thing the tote that collects your cp water? haha i have one of those too.
im considering building a larger rain barrel, to collect rain water from the shed roof..
last summer our veggie garden was mostly a failure because it was REALLY wet..it rained virtually every day in June! and the downspouts from the entire house roof discharge right there directly into the garden..so this spring I moved one downspout so its discharging into the front yard, and the second downspout im planning to also re-locate so it spills along the side of the garden..so I will also have to re-do my rail barrel..im going to add a small gutter to the shed roof, and a larger barrel, for my CP rain water supply, and all the water from the house roof will discharge farther away..
My CP page: http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/scottychaos/CP
Another little update,
i was finally able to get outside and do some weeding fun fun lol. most of them are out.
i found purslane among the weeds, it did come up the year before last, didn't come up last year but did come up this year, i'm guessing its because we tilled it? I like it, its small now but when it gets big it has nice succulent stems, make a nice snack. i think it said it was the plant that had one of the highest omega 3 levels. grows randomly in the garden.
not as many beans came up as i hoped...hopefully the sprouts grow leaves, most don't have any, just the stem. i do have a few nice plants going though, i might transplant them all together, later.
squash are growing rapidly, so are tomatoes, i have tons of green lettuce starting to put out edible leaves, and some red lettuce, also the spinach and swiss chard came up great
i saw a rabbit today while i was working on it :P hopefully it doesn't get any ideas
here are a few veggies starting to come in, the tomatoes are hard to get before july, but i might get these to ripen this year, im feeding them fish fertilizer( neptunes harvest), and espoma's tomato tone went in the soil when i planted them, well see .I've never gotten a tomato before july in this area of virginia, like ive lived some where else LOL
have you ever seen 8 ball zucchini ,you grow them to about the size of an soft ball or a little larger, great for stuffing and baking, seasoned burger and rice topped with fetta cheese. check out the plant in the last shot , that is the zucchini plant its huge already, and this is the first one from the plant , there are three plants in this clump.
Last edited by uphwiz; 09-15-2010 at 02:31 PM.
Very nice, i think i've seen those zucchini before, they look pretty cool, maybe ill have to try them sometime.
i just planted some more broccolli, golden bell, green bell, and red bell peppers in the garden, i also planted eggplants. i may have killed the spinach though, i spread them out they don't look to good maybe they just need a few days to get the roots to take.
Hmm, i've had a few tomato plants that seem to be wilted, should i remove them? they don't seem to pop back up in the afternoon or after a watering, the ones right next to them are growing great though, I'm suspecting they might have some kind of disease so id rather remove them before it spreads too much.
Any thoughts, I'll try to get some pics up shortly
I do daily watering so maybe ill stop or water them a little more lightly than the others, hopefully that is the problem. Thanks
here's pics, they were taken pretty fast but just to give everyone a hint of what i got, just a basic in ground garden, would have like to of made it raised beds but do to money issues that wasn't possible this year. gotta love weeding it lol, everything is organic in the garden.
Start with pics of the wilting, see if it easier to help
There was a total of i think 22 large plants, then i have seedlings at the very end along with random ones coming up from 2 years ago
↑front are zucchini, few in the back right corner are summer yellow
↑2 are acorn and 2 are butternut squash
Large pumpkins i planted field pumpkins and Golden jem, said 22lb
↑small pumpkins sugar sweet only supposed to be like 6in diameter
watermelon, crimson sweet
Eggplant~not sure how it grows first time growing it
leaf lettuce ruby red and black seeded simpson
MY PEPPERS Lol they are bell i would love to do some hot peppers but i can't put them in the garden this year red yellow and green
↑ can anyone tell me how i know its ready to be harvested? first time growing broccoli too. its about half the size of my palm
korean perilla (sesame leaf)
radish-whats left are going into flower, getting more seeds soon to plant more
onions red and i think a sweet yellow or white onion not sure
green and red swiss chard
If i get seeds from the radish flowers can i just plant them right away? or would they need to be stratified? I also would like to collect seed for next year would any of these require cold stratification or could i just wash dry and pack them for next year? thanks
i hope to have a vegetable stand, lol i say my entire family might dent what we get, but definitely not all of it
sorry pics are a bit on the large size
Well from the pic's there are a few more things I could add.
1. The soild does look over watered. If I'm correct the ailing plants are on the right of pic #5? Does that happen to be a low spot? If it is then when you water the plants on the left water ends up over on the right. The soild under those plants looks almost like mud.
2. The soild looks a little ruff compared to a good garden soil. Could be the soild is causing issues ( not well drained, too acidic/alkaline, combination of issues, etc.) Next year get some good garden soil or compost and mix it in. I would recommend getting something with or adding perlite to the mix also. A good garden soil should never get too wet as it drains very well. I don't think I could over water my garden uless I left the water running for two days straight!
I have never harvested broccoli (tried growing it a few times). It always went to flower. I would always think the same thing "it's going to get bigger"! It never would and just send up flower shoots. I would harvest it if I were you, but that is mainly because I have never even gotten one that big. Once it goes to flower you might as well just toss it in the compost.
Ahh, thanks fo info
We do have black walnut trees everywhere, before i planted i added a couple bags of manure probably could use some more though, it was what we had lying around.
I'm guessing the soil is a little acidic the whole area used to be weeds, it has been tilled up. It isn't perfectly level either like you added. which could be the problem
I will water a little less then from now on. Actually the soil does sink when i step on it, its not completely hard, it just does that when i water, when i weed a lot of it is turned up
Well I'll keep you updated on how things grow I'll ease up on the watering too
Looks like you were right frilleon thanks, the tomatoes are coming back strong thankfully i tried the forum before i tossed them. the broccolli are a little wilted i'm pretty sure because they are a cool season crop and they wilt in the mid day heat then pop back up nice in the late afternoon.