"No wood, No fire!"
- Jan 10, 2016
- Echoville, TEXAS
auto watering great! have done it before. these days i like to hand water. my garden is small enuff it's ez. can or hose. gives me time with plants to look them over, ck on their progress. tend to them some...At my last place, I had 2-330gal totes I loaded in the back of my dump trailer. I would take the totes to the creek and use my harbor freight 2in water pump to fill the totes with water.I had a couple of those tripod style water springlers set up in the garden and would hook them up to the water pump and just let the pump run until one tote was empty and then change out the pump to the other tote and let it run until both tanks where empty. I would do this every other day and it was enough water to make the ground muddy. The garden was 60x100 and 2 springler' set just right would soak the entire garden spot. Most of the time I would just leave the trailer hooked to the truck so when it was time for a refill, I just cranked up and headed for the creek.
it is always interesting to me to see a northern garden... see carrots and also peppers growing at the same time, for example. down here (zone 9) we get 2 distinct grow seasons. spring and fall. spring for tomatoes and peppers, and fall for carrots and spuds. but we also have x-overs... like fall tomatoes, too. but i cannot grow carrots here in july/august! peas in fall, but purple hulls in summer! and Feb can be hard on everything if it dips past 25/27f or so. we cover, but its always a pita!
4.5 acres - gardens. wow. impressive to consider such.4.5 acres of gardens kinda limits how I can water stuff! ----not everything gets water all the time ----gotta watch the onions and new planted plants the most!
Got over 8 gallons of cherries and made over 24 quarts of jam from them. Tastes as good as the strawberry jam I made. ----
Hope for some peaches this year, ---- love peach jam too! lol!
Been busy trying to help other people and my work kinda got behind, so now trying to do as much as I can. Being weak all the time dont help matters any. Prostate cancer surgery does leave you weak and wet all the time, but I never give up---just keep pushin on!
View attachment 915567 View attachment 915568 First time growing turnips, one short row, maybe 8 foot long. Picked greens for a while but the heat had them starting to bolt, so I harvested all of it but a couple. Roots are good but I liked the greens best. I will definitely plant more in the fall and earlier next spring than I did this year.
good crop! turnips do pretty well down here. a family handed down recipe calls for stew meat, parsnips, rutabegas and... turnips! delish!! ~View attachment 915567 View attachment 915568 First time growing turnips, one short row, maybe 8 foot long. Picked greens for a while but the heat had them starting to bolt, so I harvested all of it but a couple. Roots are good but I liked the greens best. I will definitely plant more in the fall and earlier next spring than I did this year.
quite a home garden there! country setting perfect, imo! lots of corn... what do you do with all that produce? can it? sell it? give it away? or? sometimes i am overwhelmed a bit when several things come in all at once. we have a pantry full of tomatoes and cucumbers... and my 4 beam plot and kentucky poles are all flowering now...Garden photo update taken on 7-17-2021.
Last garden photos posted in this thread was 6-17-2021 for comparison.
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