smackem
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here we go

Finally been another week and new pictures of the beautiful plants here we go!

Pumpkins
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0466.jpg[/img]

Squash!
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0467.jpg[/img]

Watermellons
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0468.jpg[/img]

Corn
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0469.jpg[/img]

Green Beans
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0471.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0472.jpg[/img]

Banana Peppers and Carrots
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0473.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0475.jpg[/img]

Sun Flowers 1000 Suns & evening mix
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0476.jpg[/img]

Tomatos
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0477.jpg[/img]

Cucumbers
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0478.jpg[/img]

Apples & Mint (none green small pot is a peach tree)
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0479.jpg[/img]

Beets &
[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/smackem/SAM_0480.jpg[/img]

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jal_ut
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Nice to see green things. Here I sit with 4 inches of fresh snow on my lot.
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Jal, I'm not totally computer literate and can only do so much before it gets too complicated for me. I'll have my step-son help me in downloading some pics of my garden so I can post them to the group. It is in full swing and is looking so good right now, it's scary. Much more healthy than my summer garden. I'm almost waiting for the other shoe to drop and a hail storm or hard freeze for several days to put a kabosh on it.

The fall weather with cooler temps. is making things grow like crazy. I feel for you because I've seen shots of your garden and you definitely know what it's all about, but to have to sit idly by for months before starting another has to be hard.

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Those plants look like late march in England ,nice to be reminded of spring on a chilly gray London day with snow forecast for the end of the coming week .
Only a month to go and its our shortest day ,so spring can only follow ,cant wait !
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Looking good!

This is the time of year when we northerners start getting real jealous of all you deep South gardeners!

What are all the wire cages for?
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jal_ut
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Yes, my gardening season runs from April through October. The other 5 months it is too cold for plants, and much of that time the garden will be under snow cover. My wintertime outdoor activities are shoveling snow, bird watching and fishing. Its interesting that you can just be getting your garden going as we get coverd in snow.
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Gary350
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I see you live in Florida. I was wonder about your sandy soil how well does it grow your vegatables? Do you have to any anything to your soil?

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gary, not all of florida is sandy :P. orlando i central fl, and not too close to the beach(but i guess for TN people, close is relative). I on the other hand am about 25 mins away from Pensacola beach. We don't add anything to our soil other than maneure early and then a side dressing of fertilizer a little later and I was looking at the most recent soil tests from the garden and it was rich and well balanced except for one mineral, and i don't remember what that was, and even then it was a little low, not extremely low.

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What are the cages for? I first thought row covers, but I don't see why you'd need them in your climate. Well, you could use them in the capacity as shade-cloth or to keep the SVB (squash vine borer) out.

Keeping out garden critters, perhaps?
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Francis Barnswallow
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I caged my garden. I was having a huge problem with armadillos digging up everything looking for worms........the good worms.



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