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Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby Olly » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:00 pm

Going to keep track of a garden this year. Will be the same 14x7 raised bed garden I used last year. Haven't decided what I want to plant yet but I just mixed in some fertilizer last weekend and will be planting tomorrow or next weekend depending on the weather forecast.
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby Goldfish » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:57 am

I wish I could go a garden. Even if I could, I still have another two months before things can go outside
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby SpinnerMan » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:36 am

I thought about going outside and start working the garden. Then I remember it is -14F right now.

Good luck with the garden.

I enjoy doing it, but I've had two bad years of gardening. I'm going to make some big changes that I think will help when he have bad years. My dad puts black plastic down and cuts holes for the plants because he can't get around and doesn't want to deal with the weeds. Last year while my garden stagnated in the cold, his took off. I think that will solve one of my problems. The other is my soil is ****. I'm going to amend it quite a bit. I got lazy about this the last couple years and I think this bit me in the ass last year especially.
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby Flightstopper » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:33 am

What are you planitng Olly? Still a bit early here for most plants.
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby Olly » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:18 pm

Decided to have a little fun with the garden this year and found this cool drip irrigation kit at home depot for pretty cheap. So I set that up today and also splurged on an automatic timer. Flint called it lazy, I called it smarter not harder :lol:

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Flightstopper wrote:What are you planitng Olly? Still a bit early here for most plants.


Tomatoes, carrots, garden beans, onion, cucumber, lettuce, watermelon, peppers, squash. I think that's it. I'm going to wait until next weekend to sow the seeds still a little cool here and at the start of the planting window still.
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby The Duck Hammer » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:50 pm

You're alittle behind the gun on onions.
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby Olly » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:17 pm

The Duck Hammer wrote:You're alittle behind the gun on onions.


Got a tray started at the GF's house. She has a nice garden every year.
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby FlintRiverFowler » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:49 pm

Olly wrote:
The Duck Hammer wrote:You're alittle behind the gun on onions.


Got a tray started at the GF's house. She has a nice garden every year.

BOOM!
And Duck hammer thinks he's so smart.
Go tend yer chickens boy!!!
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby Olly » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:51 pm

I was looking at chickens today at TSC. Still can't decide if they are worth it or not.
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby SpinnerMan » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:35 am

Looking good.

We warmed up more than 20 degrees today, only about 30 or so more before I think about gardening :thumbsup:
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby The Duck Hammer » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:15 am

FlintRiverFowler wrote:
Olly wrote:
The Duck Hammer wrote:You're alittle behind the gun on onions.


Got a tray started at the GF's house. She has a nice garden every year.

BOOM!
And Duck hammer thinks he's so smart.
Go tend yer chickens boy!!!


Just pointing it out Flint. Calm your ass down and go paint your boat again.
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby Olly » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:13 pm

The Duck Hammer wrote:
FlintRiverFowler wrote:
Olly wrote:
The Duck Hammer wrote:You're alittle behind the gun on onions.


Got a tray started at the GF's house. She has a nice garden every year.

BOOM!
And Duck hammer thinks he's so smart.
Go tend yer chickens boy!!!


Just pointing it out Flint. Calm your ass down and go paint your boat again.


Which boat? :lol:
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby FlintRiverFowler » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:20 pm

Olly wrote:
The Duck Hammer wrote:
FlintRiverFowler wrote:
Olly wrote:
The Duck Hammer wrote:You're alittle behind the gun on onions.


Got a tray started at the GF's house. She has a nice garden every year.

BOOM!
And Duck hammer thinks he's so smart.
Go tend yer chickens boy!!!


Just pointing it out Flint. Calm your ass down and go paint your boat again.


Which boat? :lol:

Yep the one he's talking about was two boats ago.
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby The Duck Hammer » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:22 pm

I forgot Flint was the top used boat and motor trader in Georgia.
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby simplepeddler » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:36 pm

I'll be starting here as well.....soon......but the pecan tress have to bud first........an old cajun tradition that works......
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby flyn88 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:14 pm

Any updates on the garden? Just got my tiller running tonight.
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby Olly » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:53 pm

Tometoes are on track. I have a mix of 8 week old starts from inside and 3 week old starts from a tray but it's been outside the entire time. I did buy some started peppers because they were a different varaity than I already had. "Dragon peppers". Can't wait to try them.

Cucumbers coming along just find as well as garden beans, carrots, water melon and the onion I transplanted.

My garden never gets a TON of sun light. To many damn trees but it's coming along.

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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby The Duck Hammer » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:50 pm

Interesting with the barrels. Never seen that before.
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby Olly » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:38 pm

The Duck Hammer wrote:Interesting with the barrels. Never seen that before.


I needed more space and I had some of those empty on hand. It was more me being lazy than anything
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby The Duck Hammer » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:23 pm

Olly wrote:
The Duck Hammer wrote:Interesting with the barrels. Never seen that before.


I needed more space and I had some of those empty on hand. It was more me being lazy than anything


We've planted them in old cattle syrup tubs before, just hadn't seen the barrels. Now we plant them in the flower beds behind the house. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby simplepeddler » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:21 pm

Been tilling up (by hand) soil for a week or two......

This weekend I can start mine....paw-paw always said wait till the pecan trees bud.........
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby capt1972 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:27 pm

simplepeddler wrote:Been tilling up (by hand) soil for a week or two......

This weekend I can start mine....paw-paw always said wait till the pecan trees bud.........

Dont got no Pecan trees up here yonder. We just wait till Memorial Day so there is no more frost :thumbsup:
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Re: Olly's 2015 Garden

Postby aunt betty » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:32 am

Olly,
Assateague sent me some Trinidad Maruga Scorpion peppers and some Habaneros.
I saved seeds and grew plants this year. The idea is to save them peppers and make hot sauce. Use the hot sauce as insecticide on plants or eat it but who eats a pint of hot sauce? If you'd like I'd send you some peppers so you could do the same.
I made hot sauce today and I think maybe my hair is sweating. (that hot and it's a good heat) :clap:

These peppers have a very long season. 100 days or something until the first fruits. They are tiny tiny plants at first but if you use tomato cages and spray them with a solution of epsom salt every so often they get huge. (2 Tablespoons per gallon)They grow incredibly slow then balloon in August.

Try the epsom salt thing. It's amazing! Assa turned me onto that.
Your tomatoes will grow a foot just like that.

These are Scorpion peppers. They turn red. Touch the plant and you taste it a minute later. :shock:
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