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gixxerific
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My garden/yard (lot's of pics) Spring has sprung!

A little pictorial of whats going on in my neck of the wood.

My newer bed with lettuce that is going very slow due t the heat. there is also onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, Arugula and cilantro
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Here are few of my tomatoes so far
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Hard to see but here are carrots both direct seeded and transplanted along with onions the same transplanted by me seed and direct seeded. In the foreground there is spinach struggling to make an appearance as well.
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My meager row of potatoes, You can also see what look to be weeds in this and all the pics but they are more than likely radishes that I broadcast over the beds.
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My new compost bin I just put together, it doesn't have the front on it yet I ran out of wire.
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These are potatoes and onions in buckets kind of an experiment to see if they will grow well in buckets
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2 Spirodonovskie tomatoes in pots (Thanks DV) and some random flower and lettuce seedlings in flats. The toms will make it over with the other pots soon.
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Some more tomatoes etc getting some sun.
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Again hard to see but on the far left is more potatoes to the right of that is more onions and to the right of that is a few more tomatoes (Black From Tula)
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3 different variety of peas, also in my other bed along the fence line are peas along the whole fence.
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My starting grid finally getting a little more empty. Still some more tomato seedling and plants as well as pepper and eggplant seedlings and plants
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My newly renovated front flower garden. It was just filled in yesterday. Among the plants you see there are several flowers I have grown from seed and some more seed I put in including swiss chard and basil etc. It's not much yet but hoping for the best. 2 more Spriodonovskie's on the patio.
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Another outcropping again not so much now. Just planted some flowers and borage in here. On either end are some ornamental grasses that are just now coming up.
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The base of my Maple, dig the flowers.
:lol: and yes that is a ring of onions around the tree, and yes I am a little nuts.
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Yet another outcropping, again with some flowers just planted I grew from seed. And more ornamental grasses that do a good job of covering up the phone box there.
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My bushes 3
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Okay one more. these are knockout roses, and what else more onions and garlic, go figure. Oh and some Nasturtiums as well.
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Not the greatest of pics but everything is still in it's infancy. I can't wait till everything is in full swing especially the plants I have started. It should be pretty cool. Oh and you better believe I will keep adding things cause I'm crazy like that.

Hope you enjoyed my gardening journey even if it is a bit bland as of right now.

See ya all around. :D

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gixxerific,

I must have missed it, did you plant onions :wink: :P

Very nice pictorial.

On the carrot transplanting. Have you done this before. If you have, were the roots straight or crooked. :?: I've never transplanted any root crops, seems like it be hard to deal with the tap root

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No I have not ever transplanted carrots before just kind of an experiment. They were very small when transplanted, definitely not looking like a carrot at the time. We shall see. I have heard it can't be done so I thought I would try it. :lol:

You did make a good point I think I'll plant some onions tomorrow, I love onions. :P

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Dono - someone has been busy!

Good start my friend, happy growing!!! I took next week off to do the planting, cant wait!

Regards,
D

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What a way to spend vacation DV. I thought it was cold up there. didn't you say it was 32 there this morning.

Either way can't wait to see what you come up with.

Same with you DDF after watching your video I'm excited to see what grwos in your garden this year.

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Looking great! I can see you're going to fill up all that space by the time you're done! :D

Onions, onions, everywhere... :lol:
I had a similar problem with seed potatoes. I forgot I placed an order with another company and bought another bag. :roll: Gave away a dozen to my Dad who usually only grows the same list of plants, and potatoes were never on the list before. Still had more left, so I planted 10 more in the front yard.... 8)

My Rose Gold, All Blue, and Adirondack Blue potato towers (you may need to click to see the chickenwire):
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Am thinking of also growing sunflowers (Chocolate Cherry and Sun Samba) and popcorn (Cherokee Long Ear), and Quinoa (Brightest Brilliant Rainbow) here, pumpkins (Atlantic Giant) and Bushel gourd, too....

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