Gardens

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  1. Ravenxl7

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    Just came in from planting 112 yellow onion sets, making a total of 287 total onion sets I've planted in the past couple of days (the other 175 are red onions). Every year we have a garden that always has four rows of corn, some onions, and at least one tomato plant. Though the past couple of years I've been getting a couple of pepper plants that usually do well. I remember we planted some pumpkins one year, and had them come back for at least another three years. We also had some sunflowers for at least two years. It's probably one of the reasons we have so many rabbits, squirrels, birds, and groundhogs around our house. The rabbits and groundhogs have even taken residence under the barn we have. What's funny to watch, imo, is in the fall, every once in a while you'll see one of the cornstalks bend down, stay down for a little bit, and then pop back up. Then you'll see one of the larger groundhogs going back to their den with an ear of corn.

    Was curious to see if anyone else here on TFW has a garden.
     
  2. Ravenxl7

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    Also, while my father planted the first two rows of corn, I planted some cantaloupe, turnips, swiss chard, lettuce, and carrots (got back in from doing that about 15, maybe 20, minutes ago). First year I personally have tried to grow cantaloupe and swiss chard, though both my parents have experience growing similar plants.

    Anybody else got a garden? :tumbleweed: 
     
  3. Boggs6ft7

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    I help with my parents garden. We can green beans and freeze corn at the end of the season and then eat squash, cucumber, tomatoes, blackberries, etc.. while they are fresh.
     
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    Well at my family home we have a garden. No veg, but quite a garden. And millions of rabbits since next door stuck up rabbit proof fencing...
     
  5. Moonscream

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    I had a garden a couple of years ago when my apartment had a community garden, but last year I did container gardening at my new place. This year, its a combination - pots with various herbs, a couple of dresser drawers (I hated the dresser and trashed the rest of it) I've turned into beds for carrots and kale, a half barrel that has a struggling sweet potato, and thyme, rosemary, onions, and a garlic in an in-ground bed that already had peonies, columbine, and comfrey. And they'll soon be joined by hanging pots with peas and a Sweet Chocolate pepper, and a hanging bag with one of my rare marigolds. I do heritage seeds as much as possible, tho I have no idea if all my herbs this year are heritage types or not - its been kind of fun to buy them cheap this year from local people who just 'pulled them up from their yards' instead of buying from online companies like I'd planned.

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    We rent so only have a small potted garden we planted this week. 4 tomatoes 1 green pepper several peas.. i love watching them grow and having gardening success!!
     
  7. Sam's_Bee

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    A patio garden because I live in student housing, nothing yet. Give me a week or two.
     
  8. Lord Astrotrain

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    we had some indoor plants last year, some cilantro and mint.

    unfortunately my dad isn't the best with plants so they died. i did manage to get the mint plant back to life while they were on a trip, but as soon as dad got back it shriveled up.

    i'm thinking about getting some small plants for my bathroom, since it gets a lot of sun in there. there's a cactus type thing called a paddle plant i saw at work that i might pick up.
     
  9. dorfsquest

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    I used to have a garden a few years ago. Squash, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Bell Peppers, Sweet Peas, etc. Then I moved out of the country and no more garden. Well, I'm still sort of IN the country. Biggs is a major farm town, but I just don't have the land space to grow one anymore.

    But what I miss most were my chickens. *sigh*
     
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    I haaaaaate gardening. When I was a kid my father would ruin my time after school by making me come help him in the garden. And he also had a vegetable allotment which he dragged me to on weekends. The additional sucking thing about that was it was an hours walk both ways from our house and no-one in my family owned a car at that time. Add to that I've always hated nearly all vegetables so I couldn't see the need to be growing more of the nasty things. Saturdays were also ruined because my father used to do gardening work around our area and he'd make me come and help him. So, if I wasn't at school or sleeping I was stuck in some bastard pit of bugs and manure.
    Girls don't do gardening apparently so both my sisters could kick back and laugh their vaginas off at me out in the trenches. And my brother was a whiny girl-like bitch who always pretended to be ill or injured, so he got out of it as well.

    I was so glad when my father finally gave up the allotment, gave up doing gardening work for everyone, and we got rid of our lawns and hedges and replaced them with fences and paving and gravel. All was at peace for a few years.
    And then we moved house and my father decided he wanted to retire and do lots of gardening, so back came the scourge of the lawns and hedges and bugs and lost free time for me. Because him wanting to get back to doing gardening meant me having to endure it too.
    My father has died now but I'm still doing the garden. Why can't that shit just be cut and then stay like that? Why must it always have to grow back?
    So, I do it because my father liked a nice garden. I hate it like balls on razor blades, but it keeps my mother happy for me to keep my father's garden from becoming a jungle.

    Yeah, I know: cool story bro...
     
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    My parents liked landscaping, and always made us kids go weed and water the whole damn thing...there was no doing it together with the whole family or allowing us kids any choices in what was planted or how it was organized, etc. And then they wondered why all of us hated it.

    But once I was able to do what *I* wanted and how I wanted, it stopped being a chore. Of course, I was long out of the house by then.

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    I've actually only had luck with fruit, so going to expand on that this year.

    Had great luck with Blueberries and Grape Tomatoes last year. So I am going to get at least 3 more blueberry bushes, several Grape Tomato Plants, as well trying my luck with Blackberries. I might get some plum tomatoes as well. Eventually I would like to plant a some Cherry Trees too. The only vegetable I could see myself trying to grow would be Onions or String Beans.

    Tried normal Tomatoes as well as cucumbers, but never got anything useful or edible.

    My wife also has been growing two rose bushes which have done well and I think her grape vine has shown some new growth. We eat alot of eggs and apparently the shells make excellent fertilizer.
     
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    I want to grow one now that I have some room. About to try out my green thumb
     
  14. Ravenxl7

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    Sorry for bumping a dead thread, but really didn't see the point in creating a new one, when it's the same topic as this one :D  We planted a watermelon plant, a couple pepper plants (red bell and banana), and some cantaloupe. Figured I might as well post some pictures I took earlier today. We've gotten one nice and large bell pepper, which I decided to pick before it went bad (it's still good while green). The watermelon has grown a lot, and has at least six small melons growing on it atm, and many more of the flowers still on it. The largest of which is about the size of a tangerine, and was about the size of a grape only four days ago. The cantaloupe have some flowers on them, but haven't started to turn into melons yet. I'll probably post more pictures as things progress.
     

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    Sure, I have a garden, but I have the bottom unit of an apartment block, so its a small one. Green bushes and lavender hedges mainly. Thinking about hardy flowers or even succulents.
    I finally got sick of people trampling through it to get to their back doors, so I am putting lattice up next weekend...actually, succulents or cactaii would be ideal as well for that.
     
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    Those look great!

    I have pictures of mine on my LJ. I like to keep photographic progress records as well as show people, amongst the rants. :D 

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    Nice looking produce!


    Counting the posts until someone tells you to watch out for fawns and beat them with a shovel :p 
     
  18. Brawlastator

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    Gardening Mama is my favorite DS game. Does this count?
     
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    My wife has a garden, potted tomatoes, strawberries, peppers and herbs. Also, she's converting the rest of our front yard from grass to flowers and shade plants.

    I'm preoccupied trying to seed HER.
     
  20. Ravenxl7

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    Thanks :D  Just came in from checking on the watermelon, and it's grown a decent amount since yesterday. It's about the size of an average orange now.

    If and when that happens, I'll just report them. Don't want this thread going downhill too.

    I've heard of the game, never played it. It could be good practice, lol.
     

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