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ItalionStallion888
2011-06-11, 10:23 PM
Basil leaf, they are all this size.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y157/redda92/IMG_20110611_205329.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y157/redda92/IMG_20110611_205427.jpg

Garlic bulbs, parsley, oregano, sweet basil, regular basil, sage, rosemary and tyme (just planted as seeds)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y157/redda92/IMG_20110612_173735.jpg

A green onion o picked today
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y157/redda92/IMG_20110612_135739.jpg

Somehow a pepper seed made it on the other side of the tomatoes lol
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y157/redda92/IMG_20110611_205528.jpg




I will get more pictures up later tomorrow.

I have tomatoes
Red/green/banana peppers
Chives
Onions
Garlic bulbs
Tyme
Oregano
Sweet and regular basil
Rosemary

tim_ws6
2011-06-12, 06:18 PM
Tomato, yellow pepper, jalapeno, and mint for mojitos.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/IMAG0077.jpg?t=1307916430

acvw_insanity
2011-06-20, 01:06 AM
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Giddy Croissant
2011-06-20, 05:39 PM
I have an outlandish amout of mint in my backyard if anyone wants any. Cut it yourself and it's on the house!

BuddyLee
2011-06-20, 08:54 PM
Half of my garden i can't tell whats a weed and what isnt. The other half is almost all mint, some cilantro, and some okra.

http://tapatalk.com/mu/6127c0fd-ebb8-5818.jpg

http://tapatalk.com/mu/6127c0fd-ebd4-8129.jpg

acvw_insanity
2011-06-20, 09:08 PM
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bonecrusher
2011-07-16, 06:40 PM
what are you guys using for shade? my garden is getting fried with this weather here in wichita. I have been looking for some sort of shade cloth but can't find any.

ItalionStallion888
2011-07-16, 07:35 PM
what are you guys using for shade? my garden is getting fried with this weather here in wichita. I have been looking for some sort of shade cloth but can't find any.


nothing, I need to post some recent pictures, my tomato plants are about 4-5 feet tall and I have around 80 green tomatoes. I water them when the sun is going down, then around 11p I go out and mist them.

KansasRSX
2011-07-16, 09:53 PM
I don't do gardens, I'm a lawn man, and after 3 years mine is FINALLY starting to look respectable. We do have some strawberries, and grapevines along the fence. :)

http://upload.offensivex.com/images/dsc0162.jpg

bonecrusher
2011-07-17, 12:34 AM
nothing, I need to post some recent pictures, my tomato plants are about 4-5 feet tall and I have around 80 green tomatoes. I water them when the sun is going down, then around 11p I go out and mist them.

damn well mine are in open sun from sun up to sun down

ItalionStallion888
2011-07-17, 01:16 AM
damn well mine are in open sun from sun up to sun down

Mine are in the sun from sunrise to about 8ish every night. Watering and misting them at night really helps a lot.

bonecrusher
2011-07-17, 02:37 PM
ok thanks

KansasCityGT
2011-07-19, 10:25 AM
I spent my teenage years tending an insane garden. I don't want another one.

YZF
2011-07-19, 12:57 PM
I have several flower boxes around my backyard that I hate and I just want to crush all of them and throw down grass seed. Might start on that next year though.

Ebanks
2011-07-20, 04:39 PM
This isn't a vegetable garden, but it's our garden none the less.

http://xs.to/media/61027

http://xs.to/media/61029

http://xs.to/media/61032

http://xs.to/media/61031

New trees:

http://xs.to/media/61028

ItalionStallion888
2011-07-20, 05:08 PM
looks awesome, we will be doing more flowers up front next year.

I will get some updated pics put up tonight, my tomato plants are about 5 ft tall, my basil just reached 3ft lol

KC_Si
2011-07-20, 05:10 PM
I'm sad that by the time we close on this house I'm going to have to wait till next spring to start doing anything.

ryanb
2011-07-21, 11:57 AM
http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad322/ryan_breitenbach/IMG_0229.jpg

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad322/ryan_breitenbach/IMG_0231.jpg

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad322/ryan_breitenbach/IMG_0241.jpg

bonecrusher
2011-07-21, 08:17 PM
This isn't a vegetable garden, but it's our garden none the less.

http://xs.to/media/61027

http://xs.to/media/61029

http://xs.to/media/61032

http://xs.to/media/61031

New trees:

http://xs.to/media/61028



river birch tree's? we just bought another one for our house.

how much rain do you get where you are at or do you use a well for watering?

looks great btw!

BryanW203
2011-07-22, 11:14 AM
My water garden with blooming water hyacinth's!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l16/rolln_on_em/WATERGARDEN.jpg

Ebanks
2011-07-25, 09:24 PM
river birch tree's? we just bought another one for our house.

how much rain do you get where you are at or do you use a well for watering?

looks great btw!

We use a well for watering. We have had a very wet year this year, but it's highly abnormal for our area. Normally we get 350" or so of snow in the winter, but that is usually only equivalent 70" of water and it all melts off over a period of just a couple months. The rest of the year is extremely dry.

The new trees are clump aspens and a spruce. The large existing tree is a narrow leaf birch.

MyGirlyCar<3
2011-07-25, 10:28 PM
No bud plants?

ItalionStallion888
2011-08-04, 10:27 AM
picked my first group of tomatoes this morning. I have them sitting in a bag to finish the ripening process.

69Mach351
2016-04-07, 11:38 AM
So lets revive an old thread...

Anyone starting a garden this year? What and how (raised bed, in ground, pots) are you doing it this year?

I think we are going to give it a shot this year. The kiddo wants to help out. I think I am going to put some terra cotta pots in the ground with the top few inches sticking up, around different parts of the landscaping. That will help blend it in with what is already there, and remind me not to pick them as weeds. I plan on starting from seeds in the next couple of days.

I thought about doing a raised bed, but am a little concerned with wood types (to my knowledge you have to use untreated) and what is available.

Keboh
2016-04-07, 11:43 AM
I have been thinking about getting a couple pots to grow some peppers. Tomatoes can be a pain in the ass, IMO. I enjoy growing hot peppers and herbs, though. Low maintenance, they don't grow too big, and fresh peppers are the best!

69Mach351
2016-04-07, 12:02 PM
/\ Peppers and herbs are a big reason I garden. I did it in pots a few years back and grew mint for mojitos and peppers with some success. I would like to expand out a bit to see what else we can grow. Definitely some basil, tomatoes, beets, etc.

Keboh
2016-04-07, 12:08 PM
Mint is basically a weed :lol2:. Crazy easy to grow. Basil is easy, cilantro is easy, peppers are easy. Those are probably what I'll grow, as I regularly use them (maybe basil less so).

From my experience, tomatoes seem to attract a lot more pests than most fruiting plants. They also get really gangly and large. I have always seemed to have trouble with 'maters, so I don't like growing them. That might just be me, though :lol2:

xXSTi-lynXx
2016-04-07, 12:20 PM
My tomato grow-op was pretty successful last summer, however, when I realized I invested about $160 and daily watering/ TLC.

I definitely didn't get $160 worth of tomatoes, taking a pass this year.

http://i.imgur.com/rzaKLrg.jpg

69Mach351
2016-04-07, 12:20 PM
Mint is basically a weed :lol2:. Crazy easy to grow. Basil is easy, cilantro is easy, peppers are easy. Those are probably what I'll grow, as I regularly use them (maybe basil less so).

From my experience, tomatoes seem to attract a lot more pests than most fruiting plants. They also get really gangly and large. I have always seemed to have trouble with 'maters, so I don't like growing them. That might just be me, though :lol2:
Mint seems easy to grow once it is started. Getting it started from a seed has given me trouble. Now, I just put some seeds in a pot, stick it outside and wait...it always seems to eventually grow. I need to kill off my back yard and just plant mint. Then I could harvest instead of mow, and it would smell awesome :mrgreen:

Good point on the tomatoes and pests. I may put them away from the other plants if I go that route. When we can get them fresh, we eat the heck out of basil and tomatoes.

69Mach351
2016-04-07, 12:21 PM
My tomato grow-op was pretty successful last summer, however, when I realized I invested about $160 and daily watering/ TLC.

I definitely didn't get $160 worth of tomatoes, taking a pass this year.


Yeah, I was looking at the financial side and it doesn't make much sense unless you go big with it. I quit looking and am justifying it as a fun thing to do with the kiddo. Hopefully we can get some decent food out of it.

Keboh
2016-04-07, 12:58 PM
Mint seems easy to grow once it is started. Getting it started from a seed has given me trouble. Now, I just put some seeds in a pot, stick it outside and wait...it always seems to eventually grow. I need to kill off my back yard and just plant mint. Then I could harvest instead of mow, and it would smell awesome :mrgreen:

Good point on the tomatoes and pests. I may put them away from the other plants if I go that route. When we can get them fresh, we eat the heck out of basil and tomatoes.

:lol2: That's an awesome idea. Yoru whole neighborhood would smell minty fresh for the rest of the day.

If you have trouble starting seeds, you could always germinate them in a bag or in a seed starter, then once it has started, you can repot it.

Sliced tomato, sliced mozzarella, fresh basil and a little bit of olive oil... delicious :drool:

ItalionStallion888
2016-04-07, 02:29 PM
The trick with matos is
less plant=less quantity but bigger matos
larger plant mass=more quanity but smaller matos

I try and keep mine to one main stem and remove any Y suckers from there.

I'm going to make earth boxes out of rubbermaid this year, it's a work in progress since my backyard is gearing more towards landscape and flowers than a veggie garden.

Ryan Stewart
2016-04-07, 02:59 PM
Im replanting shortly. My rosemary, parsley, thyme and mint recovered. The basil did not for some reason. Adding back tomatoes. also going to to cilantro again but build a cage, the wild rabbits clear cut that shit. I did all of mine in ground though save for the mint. Most of my garden is herb based because its about impossible to kill them and its nice having unlimited supply all summer long compared to how expensive they are at the store. Also in the south Rosemary grows huge and is a good decorative bush.

The thing that really helped with tomatoes was just getting chickenwire and building a cage around them. No more drama with pests. Yeah still not the best value proposition compared to stuff from the farm but I planted a few varietals and the quality was much better than what I could get from a store. Id use the beefsteaks and hot hosues on sandwiches and save my good ones for capreses and whatnot. The ones from the store were all acidic juice but the ones i grew (brandywines in particular) had a LOT more meat in them and tasted a lot more like tomato.

69Mach351
2016-04-07, 04:02 PM
:lol2: That's an awesome idea. Yoru whole neighborhood would smell minty fresh for the rest of the day.

If you have trouble starting seeds, you could always germinate them in a bag or in a seed starter, then once it has started, you can repot it.

Sliced tomato, sliced mozzarella, fresh basil and a little bit of olive oil... delicious :drool:

I have started some in a bag. I also bought an aerogarden for fun, and will do a small seed starter tray to see how they all work. The aerogarden is more for herbs indoors, but it should be good for starting plants too.