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2018 gardens and plots

Discussion in 'Farming and Gardening Forum' started by sonny580, Jan 28, 2018.

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    sonny580 ArboristSite Operative

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    Got a few pix. a couple days ago,---stuff is bigger by the hour!! LOL!!!
    regular sweet corn
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    RR sweet corn---14 rows 195' long, 38" rows,-- sprayed 2 times with round-up, today tassels are showing!!
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    Potatoes are in full bloom and as of today fallen over covering the middles making for no more cultivating!
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    close-up of part of the onion rows.---today they have started to bulb,---the early whites are ready to harvest.
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    This is looking down the 7 rows 225' long.
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    sweet potatoes.----today they have started to spread across the rows.---6 rows 190' long
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    the spray tractor.----worked good on the corn for round-up!
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    the big water hauler!---big green tank on the General tri-axle pulled by one of the AC WD-45's!---big load for little tractor!! LOL!!!
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    The 100 gallon water tote to haul from big tanker to the garden rows.--pulled be 18 hp sunstar.
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    This is kinda an idea where it stands for now!---Last couple days, we did get an inch of rain! thanks; sonny580
     
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    RR sweetcorn today.

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    The Norlands, dug them and got 200 pounds from the 10 pounds we planted.

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    Have been harvesting the early onions too! thanks; sonny580
     
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    Getting the mid season onions harvested now and starting on the potatoes. Bugs hurt the potatoes this year, but still looks like a decent harvest from what I have dug so far.
    Tomatoes not looking too great, but might be a few later ones.
    Sweet corn about in full production , and in a few days it will be !----- Want some???--- It's FREE!!! LOL!!!!
    Peanuts still blooming, no spikes yet so that might be a no-go this year!---Usually we have good harvest of them.
    Summer squash about done. thanks; sonny580
     
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    Onions , potatoes and sweet corn have been harvested. The sweet potatoes and peanuts are getting close.
    a load of sweet corn
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    the peanut row
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    Have been using a freeze-dryer for the first time this year.
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    Top bag of onions was dehydrated and bottom bag was freeze-dried. You can see the difference.
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    A bag of freeze dried onions on left and dehydrated sweet corn on right.
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    Freeze-dried tomatoes.
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    The melons did good this year, despite the hot dry weather that we had this year. We freeze dried onions, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet corn, summer squash, and will do a few potatoes and may try eggs later on if time permits.
    Made 60 some quarts of grape juice from our 4 vines.
    The peaches were good this year, but apples were not.
    That's kinda where we are right now!---How are you guys doing with your gardens??? thanks; sonny580
    Having way too much rain right now.--garden needs to be dry for peanuts and sweet potatoes. Will see what the damage is when we do get to harvest!
     
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    Got the sweet potatoes and peanuts harvested finally!!
    Sweet potatoes made around 4,500 pounds this year. Got most of them given away. Have bout 150 pounds in storage for us and a couple friends later.
    the biggest one was 6.5 pounds---a high percentage of the crop ran between 3 to 5 pounds.
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    some of the many harvest wagons full.
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    part of a load on the trailer----even the smallest ones were nice.
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    the little chesnut tree had a gallon of nuts on it this year
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    some of the peanut crop drying in the trailer
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    one of the bags of peanuts. Total was 150 pounds from the row. not bad considering they say peanuts won't produce in Illinois! LOL!!!
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    Did get some of the gardens sub-soiled and plowed. Have a couple smaller areas to plow yet if possible. Also have a few rows of field corn to pick.--wind today ( 37mph) kinda knocked a lot of the ears off, so don't know how much is left on the stalks yet!---won't take long to run the picker down the rows.
    You guys done harvesting your gardens??? How did they turn out?? thanks; sonny580
     

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