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Gardens.
#1
So who is doing a garden this year? This will be my first one. When I was a kid my parents did a small garden a couple years. I never have though. For my starting crop I'm planting corn, green beans, peas, carrots, onions and potatoes. I'm also going to plant a few watermelon, pumpkin and a little lettuce.

So tell us about yours and post pics. I'll get a pic of mine up tomorrow.
Smileak
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#2
I suggest you leave out the corn (not enough to get proper pollination) and replace them with tomatoes. Home grown "matoes" are really good.
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#3
What??!!! Leave out the corn.. You can't have a garden without corn.
Smileak
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#4
(04-16-2010, 09:25 PM)Lead Junkie Wrote: You can't have a garden without corn.

I thought you lived in Colorado! You never heard of Olathe corn thar boi? Laugh
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#5
lol. It may not come in very well but I have to try. None of my family has had much luck with it. But like I said. It's just not a garden without corn.
Smileak
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#6
I'm going to be getting up there too late, but my brother is starting one and I'm going to be helping out with that. It's our first year so it's going to be an experiment.
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#7
OgenRwot. What area of CO will you be moving to?
Smileak
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#8
I just realized that I never did post a pic of the garden. I'm getting ready to go out and pull weeds. I'll snap a pic while I'm out. Sucks that the growing season started so late. My stuff is half the size of what it should be.
Smileak
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#9
Strawberries, Sunflowers, Corn, Cantelope, Watermelon, Lettuce, Potatos, Carrots, Greenbeans, peas. And a lonely tomato plant.

I have got to get a fence up. The deer are starting to eat it up. There were five of them punks in there this morning.

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Smileak
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#10
I'll be trying my hand at a garden next spring. We are moving up to Shawnee Sep. 1st and will have 1.5 acres on a nice south east hill side to work with so I will be posting pics of my own soon. I will be tilling and fertilizing this fall to get ready and to work out irrigation. I will be using a rain water system that will collect from the house and upper property. Lead Junkie, Your garden looks great (IMO), I have know idea what to look for but it looks good. Good luck with the corn! My mom use to grow awesome corn when I was a kid right in our back yard in Littleton and huge tomatoes that I can still taste when I think about them.
Fear not the gunDraw, only the holes it makes!:AR15firing:
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(07-09-2010, 09:53 AM)Lead Junkie Wrote: Strawberries, Sunflowers, Corn, Cantelope, Watermelon, Lettuce, Potatos, Carrots, Greenbeans, peas. And a lonely tomato plant.

I have got to get a fence up. The deer are starting to eat it up. There were five of them punks in there this morning.

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Sorry to underestimate but I expected a 10x10 little guy. You have a legit garden!
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#12
I have asked my Mother to compile a list of her gardening knowledge, as a kid I remember hating working in the garden all summer. She grew everything, and we used to butcher around 200 chickens and lots of rabbits and goats too. We were really self sustaining now that I think about it.
Anyways, she never used chemicals of any kind, but by planting certain plants next to each other actually had "all natural" pesticides.
When she gets it done, I'll offer copies to any who might like it.
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