mikus
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Garden Progress (pics)

Hey Fellow Gardeners!!!

I am new this year to gardening and I am very excited that the plants I am growing are still alive so here are some pics of what my space looks like so far. :D

Here is a picture of what the garden looked like on 3/26 (only two weeks ago) so you too can be amazed at the growth!!!
[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo974.jpg[/img]

And here is a picture from today!
[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo989.jpg[/img]

And now for some close ups!!

Sunflower!!!!
[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo991.jpg[/img]

Corn!!!
[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo993.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo992.jpg[/img]

Pole Beans!!!
[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo995-1.jpg[/img]

Tomatoes are Growin!!!
[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo997-1.jpg[/img]

Peppers!!!
[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo1001.jpg[/img]

Cucumbers!!!!
[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo994.jpg[/img]
...woohoo its flowering

Summer Squash!!!
[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo983.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo1003.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo984.jpg[/img]

...the flowers bloomed a couple days ago, just got my first male and female flowers open at the same time, hopefully the hand pollination worked and I'll get some fresh veggies soon!!!!

Pumpkin!!!
[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo999-1.jpg[/img]


I also have some watermelon and canteloupe growing in little pots that will hopefully get planted sometime today!

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tn_veggie_gardner
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All looking very nice & healthy! I'm a tad jealous of your already forming fruits! lol =) What zone/state are you in?

- Steve

mikus
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i am in central florida, in zone 9!!! can't beat the growing season here.

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Sweet. =) I miss FL. I graduated High School in Clearwater. Go Tornadoes!!! Have any tropicals and/or fruits in that nice lookin garden of yours?

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I'm so jealous!! It just snowed here yesterday :( Can't plant outside for about another 3-4 weeks.

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unfortunately i can't say that i do. we used to have two lemon trees but they never did much so we had to put them down. :(

but since this is my first real attempt at growing vegetables, some tropical fruit may make the menu next year, if this year works out well for me.

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I'm so jealous!! It just snowed here yesterday Can't plant outside for about another 3-4 weeks.
i can say the same for you. i am jealous that u get snow. hot weather all the time and 100% humidity can get old, believe it or not.

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Alright next january we'll swap houses for a month! :lol:

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Your bean pole looks very interesting - can you post another photo? :)
Vanessa raising organic vegetables, livestock, wildflowers, and family in zone 5A.

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Very nice I'm jealous too.

Oh and Feb we can trade houses if you like for month after Dixana in Jan. :lol:

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Your bean pole looks very interesting - can you post another photo?
to be honest it makes me nervous that u think my pole bean looks "interesting," makes me think there is something wrong with it.

....anyways as you requested here is a less artistic photo of my pole beans.

[img]https://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/newb2010/PictureorVideo996-1.jpg[/img]

i have them growing up the edges of my trellises (because the edges are "poles") :lol:


on a side note, the tomatoes i have growing are sweet 100s...does anyone have experience growing them? or any helpful tips for me about the tomatoes?

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what is your mulch, is that hay/straw?
Shan -
Who is learning to garden and loving every minute of it!

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what is your mulch, is that hay/straw?
it is hay (with a smattering of oak leaves due to the trees near by)...why do you ask? is it bad? or good?

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Hay can be not so good depending in the kind and when it was cut. It can be full of seeds causing hay and/or weeds to sprout in your garden. We used first cut marsh hay in the garden on the farm I grew up on and never had a problem. Grass alfalfa mix though ended up being a disaster!
I've never heatd of a problem with straw though, and I don't knoow about FL but up here it's a lot cheaper than hay.

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