Foo - 2012 Garden Thread
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12-15-11, 10:51 AM
yeah...it's still 2011.
But those who are really into gardening are probably already planning for 2012. :lol:
This is the thread for it.
What ya got? What ya gonna do?
I'm looking at ordering some heirloom tomatoe seeds this year....maybe a black krim or purple cherokee. I already have some Brandywine seeds.
As for the peppers....the usual. Bell, Jalepeno, and habeneros.
I'll probably get some onion sets...its a bit late to start 'em from seeds.
And I have some okra pods from my dad...this okra seems to be truly spineless. The pods can get 6 or 8 inches long, and still not be too tough to eat.
I think that's about all I've got so far. Plan on starting the seeds first week of Jan.
12-15-11, 11:12 AM
I'm thinking about it. Not doing anything yet though. I'll start seeds in Jan/feb. Event though the garden did well last year I overplanted so I'll probably plant most of the same things just fewer of them. Heirloom tomatoes (Cherokee purple), Italian plum tomatoes, peas, green beans, winter squash (no zuchini or summer squash this time - had my fill and then some last year). I may expand to include a row of potatoes too. I'll probably just do peppers (bell, jalapeno, etc) and herbs (basil, thyme, tarragon, etc) in containers as they got swallowed by all the foliage in the garden last year.
My gardening situation last year didn't work out... I'm going to have to try something new this year. I'll probably still plant Okra and maybe some lettuces but apartment life is causing everything to cut back.
This place offers a great selection of seeds, plants and mushroom logs and plugs. If you are planning for spring, take a look at this http://www.territorialseed.com/?r=LWGOOGB&gclid=CPuWnOjYhK0CFUsaQgodDDegCg
I live in the woods, so a garden is not possible, but I do like to grow my own mushrooms.
12-15-11, 11:29 AM
I like this one as well
12-15-11, 02:58 PM
husband plans to start construction on our bamboo garden trellis system for tomatos after x-mas... last ones got ripped from the ground and trashed by idiot son #2, and this past summer's tomato crop suffered from falling over & hiding from us!
anyway, tomatos of various types, butternut & acorn squash, maybe some early stuff, too - depends upon the weather - broccoli, spinach. plan to plant the brussel sprouts early this year, along with some cabbage... might make some sauerkraut! Must have some peppers & eggplants, a few herbs, and lots and lots of sunflowers!
Pete In Az
12-15-11, 06:47 PM
I have six kinds of lettuce, some spinach, peas and two types of beets growing in this:
I just got it last fall and, so far everything has survived down to 19F. It replaces two (I got the extension also) raised beds that rotted out after fifteen years.
Ive just started Red Zebra, Ukrianian Purple, Green Zebra and Amish Paste tomatoes; Listada de Gandia and Blush eggplants; and a Buran pepper.
I also bought a fig tree last fall called "Pete's Honey Fig". I've wanted to get a fig tree for some time now and when I saw the name, I had to have it. :)
I re-engineered parts of my property so whatever water flows onto my land, stays and soaks in. After two major thunder storms, I think it's going to work.
I cleaned out both my ponds last September and have lots of "soil amendments" for the garden this year.
Started a bunch of annuals also.
12-15-11, 07:25 PM
The ground is frozen and covered in snow...
I'll be looking into kale for the warmer months.
12-15-11, 07:50 PM
Green beans yet again.
Some kind of tomato.
Another cherry tomato, but will be making it become a tomato tree.
The one tomato, the tomatoes will be picked while green for pickling.
12-15-11, 08:26 PM
The usual for me; Roma and Beefsteak tomatoes, beets, carrots, lettuce, onions, eggplant, herbs and hot chilis including; Jalepeno, Red Hananero, Bhut Jolokia, Cherry Bomb, Lemon Drop, Hungarian Wax, Hot Portuguese and Trinidad Scorpion Butch T for which I just got some seeds from a co-worker. I'll start my seeds the last week in Feb.
No garden until my new house is finished, although we are scouting the land to see where it will go. Unil then, container herbs and baby lettuce mix
I still have Swiss Chard and Napa cabbage in my garden, under a plastic tent. Temps have been in the 20's at night.
I just picked these because it is supposed to get down in the teens tonight. Nothing like fresh veggies in January.
01-03-12, 06:01 PM
I'll plant the usual if the weather allows me. Tomatoes, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Bell Peppers. Sometimes I'll plant Broccoli. Broccoli is fairly productive. Once you cut the main heads off, a half dozen plants will provide you with enough side sprouts to have broccoli almost every day. AND it starts from seed nicely.
Last few years our springs have been wet wet wet. Not even enough dry days in a row to allow me to till. Last year, it was mud right up till July. I could have planted some fall crops, but I was too busy by then.
I may plant Kale late. Nothing better than Kale that you had to shake the snow off of.
01-03-12, 06:05 PM
I re-engineered parts of my property so whatever water flows onto my land, stays and soaks in.
Oh Jeez, my yard is the opposite. It's the low spot on all three sides. Everyone's yard drains into mine. After a big rain at least half of it is standing water, which eventually drains into my basement. :mad:
01-03-12, 06:34 PM
Ok....yesterday, I started 4 different kinds of tomatoes:
2 Purple Cherokee
and 1 Roma
1 Portugal wax (or something like that) hot pepper
2 Jalepenos and
2 Bell Peppers
5 swiss chard
and about 15 marigolds of mixed types
Sometime this week, I'll get some okra started as well.
Plant my ass on the shore of Lake Erie as soon as spring arrives.
I've got about the palest green thumb ever. Its not that I'll kill anything (well, not much), but the last two years my garden just hasn't done much of anything. Next year though, I plan to really keep tabs on it and see what I can get going. Need to do some winter reading on what works best in part-shade vs sun, and plan on extending my current bed out along the back fence.
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