How's your veggie garden in 2012...? - Page 3


Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 58
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    in the hive
    Posts
    5,159
    Good to hear you got calves on the ground!!


  2. #32
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Fair Grove Mo. 65648
    Posts
    3,273
    Thanks, only 16 more to go. Jack


  3. #33
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    the Hudson Valley, New York
    Posts
    2,845
    I envy you guys with your backhoes, rototillers, and discs....all I have is a hoe and a shovel! lol!
    But then again, I don't want 150 pounds of onions, for sure!

    Got 10 yards of bark mulch and covered the veggie garen edges and paths with 6" worth. If I do this every 4 or 5 years or so, i never have much weeding to do!
    It's 'tough love' for the bees here at Wayward Girl Apiary.

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    East Peoria, IL
    Posts
    429
    Quote Originally Posted by Omie View Post
    But then again, I don't want 150 pounds of onions, for sure!
    When you got 4 kids to feed you burn through the onions and taters pretty fast (pretty much everything gets ate up fast!).

  5. #35
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Stella, NC
    Posts
    120
    I would love some gardening advice! I'm a "newbee" in that department too. We're in NC and I have the ground "disc-ed" up by a farmer my husband knows, but I know very little about gardening and really want to learn. Anyone up for mentoring a new gardener and beek? Don't know what the best kind of fruits and veggies to plant are, when to plant them, etc.

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    East Peoria, IL
    Posts
    429
    Quote Originally Posted by bwwertz View Post
    I would love some gardening advice! I'm a "newbee" in that department too. We're in NC and I have the ground "disc-ed" up by a farmer my husband knows, but I know very little about gardening and really want to learn. Anyone up for mentoring a new gardener and beek? Don't know what the best kind of fruits and veggies to plant are, when to plant them, etc.
    Start by growing what you like to eat. Check the University Extension Office for your state, most have a vegetable gardening section that is usually chock full of information geared towards beginners. I'd start there.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Fair Grove Mo. 65648
    Posts
    3,273
    DLMKA,the first onions i planted got three inches of rain,we planted some more today and i was wondering how often you watered yours in dry weather? One other question,like you my dad would pull the dirt back from the onions so they would grow bigger. My uncle would pull the loose dirt up over the bulbs to keep them from sunburning. I have done both ways, but was wondering your thoughts on this? Our summers are probably hotter than yours. Thanks in advance. Jack

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    the Hudson Valley, New York
    Posts
    2,845
    Hmmm, well our early Spring is no more. It's currently 26F and windy with gusts of 30mph... with a wind chill of 17F right now. Going down to 15F tonight with a wind chill factor of ZERO.
    Good thing I bought extra packets of seed (and i always do), cause I may be losing some of my first batches of veggie seedlings tonight. I'm glad i didn't put my mason bee cocoons out yet, and I'm glad the fruit trees and blueberries have not bloomed yet! brrrrr......
    maybe the peas and spinach will like it.
    It's 'tough love' for the bees here at Wayward Girl Apiary.

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Fair Grove Mo. 65648
    Posts
    3,273
    Well i coudn't stand it, with all the warm weather we are having, i went ahead and planted a half acre of sweet corn. I remember my uncle saying he put field corn out early one time and it came a light snow on it,he said it turned it black, but it came out of it and was one of the best crops he ever had. I'll bet he didn't give $11.00 a pound for his sweet corn seed and $16.00 for a 50# bag of fertilizer.Now the waiting game begins. Jack

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Israel-central lowlands
    Posts
    3,696
    Blog Entries
    10
    My six little tomato seedlings have all established themselves nicely but the rains that the weathermen keep "promising" have all dropped their waters further north. It looks like today I'll have to take the garden hose and do the watering myself. No big sweat when it's just six plants. I'm sort of embarrassed by the small size of my plot, but take consolation reading about all of your big beautiful veggie gardens.
    I hope you all reap big crops.

  11. #41
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Smiths Station Al
    Posts
    880
    efmesch, you have more than I do and proably more than I will have for I hate gardens, may change later on but doubt it.

    kebee

  12. #42
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Israel-central lowlands
    Posts
    3,696
    Blog Entries
    10
    Kebee...As far as exercise goes, it's more productive than having to use a walking machine that does the walking for you. Almost as good as beekeeping is to keep you in shape.

  13. #43
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Fairland, Indiana
    Posts
    2,029
    Blog Entries
    27
    I have tilled a new garden spot this year to get it closer to a water source. It's about 15x45 and will be growing mainly tomato varities as normal. I have pretty good luck selling them roadside at my house. My plants are all in the cold frame still growing. It will be at least another 3-4 weeks before the ground will be warm enough for planting. Trying something new this year for water. I purchased a drip irrigation system. WWW.dripdepot.com sells some pretty solid products. I bought the 140 plant garden drip kit and will be applying 3' wide platic this year to keep weeds down and heat/moisture in the dirt. Those two items should free up more time to spend with the bees. The garden pictured a few replies upward looked really nice!

  14. #44
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Ten Mile, TN
    Posts
    1,936
    It seems like every time I have an off day it's raining. But we've had a little bit of dry weather so we got a dump truck load of mushroom compost and I'm putting that into the garden and am going to till it in before we start planting.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2012-03-30_10-50-15_584.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	51.8 KB 
ID:	3126
    Greg Whitehead
    Euchee, TN

    Watts Bar Weather

    Greg's Bee Adventure

    At this point, everything I do is an experiment!

  15. #45
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Fairland, Indiana
    Posts
    2,029
    Blog Entries
    27
    Nice machine! Your not messin around!


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •