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Looking good!

You are lucky to be busy. Here some are having a hard time finding work.

My first market will be on June 6. I have a few things ready to sell.

Thanks for sharing the pics.

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jal_ut wrote:Looking good!

You are lucky to be busy. Here some are having a hard time finding work.

My first market will be on June 6. I have a few things ready to sell.

Thanks for sharing the pics.
Thanks James. Sorry I haven't responded on Face book.
I'm not really complaining, maybe I am, but thinking out load. If I drop the Farmers Market for now, I can concentrate on my business and garden. Better to do two things well, than three things poorly.

Mid week Market would not work for me at all, but I wish you the best of luck or at least have fun anyway. :D

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Here's a row of onions I planted yesterday. I'm about a month behind on these, but will see what happens.

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Sounds like you need to help the economy and hire some help, either in the garden or the shop. Garden looks good though. BTW- what's CSA stand for?

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DoubleDogFarm wrote:If I drop the Farmers Market for now, I can concentrate on my business and garden. Better to do two things well, than three things poorly. Eric
I feel your pain.....mind spinning with all to get done, and you have to figure where the cost/benefit curve lands. Most of mine are hobby related but I try to do too much.....my mother tells me that, my wife tells me that. But then my mother comes to visit for a weekend. I decide to not too anything, just visit, ride the boat, sit on porch. My mother (87) takes a look at the flower beds in front yard. On Friday night she says she needs a long sleeve shirt and gloves so she can begin weeding the flower beds on Saturday morning. Well, you know what that means. Before the day was over, my mother and my wife (who both say I try to do too much) were happy to have me do what they wanted me to do. But the flower beds and the 124 iris plants that we dug up and replanted look really good.

On regular weekends, and for a few hours after work, I feel like I am a bird fluttering around my yard, garden and sheds. I light down every now and then and scratch a bit here, then off to another place and scratch some there. Never getting anything completely done.

But its fun, I guess.

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"But its fun, I guess"

:lol: I guess we all need to pick our battles.

Planted 60 tomato plants this evening. I planted them in the potato rows. They are roughly 3ft apart from each in all directions. I figure if I have to hill the potatoes some, the tomatoes won't mind

14 - Japanese Black Trifele ( Heirloom 74 days )
14 - Oregon Spring ( 60 days determinate )
16 - Valley Girl ( 65 days determinate )
16 - Polbig ( 60 days determinate )
I'm grow mostly short season bush varieties this year. More varieties to plant, but where? :roll:
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I also peeked under the floating row covers at the Kenearly yellow eye beans. The pictures make the germination look spotty, but the rest are coming along. I'll look again in a week.
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Purple and yellow bush beans June, 6 2012.

Planted two raised beds 4ft wide x 20ft long. 1 bed of each.
Snap bean, Purple, Royal Burgunday (53 days )
Snap bean, Yellow wax, Rocdor ( 52 days )

Next I'll plant a bed of Snap bean, Jade ( 53 days )

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Quick up date. Sorry to the dial-up members. June 10th 2012

The Kenearly dry beans are filling in.
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Fenced in Painted Mtn corn. The leaves are taking on some color.
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Red Choi. The floating row cover work fairly well, but not 100% against Flea Beetle.
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The salad blend is keeping the soil cool and chocking out most of the weeds.
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Purple, blue, yellow and white flowers on the Skagit Magic true potatoes
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Looking really good. That Red Choi is impressive.

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Thanks James.

Do you grow any Asian greens?

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I have not grown any Asian greens. You should see the leaves of my turnips and mustard, then you would know what those Asian greens would look like here. Darn little black clik beetles punch them full of holes.

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jal_ut wrote:I have not grown any Asian greens. You should see the leaves of my turnips and mustard, then you would know what those Asian greens would look like here. Darn little black clik beetles punch them full of holes.
I can understand that. We have the same problem. Take a look at this Tah Tsai. Looks like they maybe out growing the little monsters. The center leaves look clean. I will also add that holes don't change the flavor. :wink:
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Another picture of the garden. It's starting to look like something. :roll: Onions still don't look like much.
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Back to work
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That video of Kirby is absolutely adorable! I think she has stolen my heart. :D

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Looks great! What's the dimensions of that area...by counting the posts I'm guessing around 30x40?

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About 8ft between the post. 54FT x 72ft and another roughly 50Ft x 50ft outside the fence

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The 6lbs of Music garlic scapes, I harvested last Sunday, sold to a local caterer / farmers market vendor. $8.00 per pound. $48.00 for cut - bagged and delivered. Selling bulk to restaurants and caterers seems like th best way to go.

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DoubleDogFarm wrote:The 6lbs of Music garlic scapes, I harvested last Sunday, sold to a local caterer / farmers market vendor. $8.00 per pound. $48.00 for cut - bagged and delivered. Selling bulk to restaurants and caterers seems like th best way to go.

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You can just mail me my cut.

Thanks

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How about some asian pears. :)

The Chesnok scapes are much smaller than the Music scapes. You get half a pear. :P

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DoubleDogFarm wrote:How about some asian pears. :)

The Chesnok scapes are much smaller than the Music scapes. You get half a pear. :P

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Deal. The o es I got last year were great. Half of one would be awesome. :lol:

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No soup for you!

My 80ft of Yukon Gold potatoes have few flowers on them. You may have potatoes below and not even know it, if you are waiting for flowers. Flowers are not always a good indicator. Do a little prospecting.

This evening I harvested 18 Yukon Gold potatoes from my 4 - 20ft rows.

From this hole I harvested 2 little gold nuggets
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This evenings pot of gold. Looks like no wireworm damage. :D
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Nice! I harvested 4 little (about jumbo egg size) red and blue potatoes for my kids yesterday too. I had to rummage through a layer of coffee grounds that still smelled like coffeee. No wireworm damage. :D

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July 3 2012.

Updated pictures of the garden.

This patch of Paint Mtn corn is about knee high.
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and the rest of the garden.
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Purple Burgundy and Yellow wax bush snap beans
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Garlic and Kenearly dry beans
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Yukon Gold potatoes
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Looking good. Nice neat layout.

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jal_ut wrote:Looking good. Nice neat layout.
I agree. For a guy who claims he is too busy to garden, your organization and production puts most of us to shame. Healthly looking plants.

Down South our plants are struggling with the heat. Well, I am struggling with the heat too. For the 4th of July I plan to be either in A/C house, or in the water, with just brief period getting from one to the other.

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This is the first time I've checked out your gardens. Your setup is amazing, and so admirable! You're a master! I can't imagine the work put into this.

I am jealous :D

Cheers!

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Thanks everyone. No need to be jealous. I killed the television at least 3 years ago. Don't own any expensive electronics or cars. I live a pretty simple life. What are you doing after dinner. I'm usually in the garden or orchard. It's cooler, birds are singing and it's light until 9:30. :wink:

I took a chance and harvested one of my 20ft rows of Yukon Gold potatoes. I'm pretty sure I didn't lose out on the number of potatoes, but I'm sure I did on weight. The bucket weighs over 20lbs, the limit of my scale, so I at least have a return of 20lbs of the 20lbs planted. The rest is profit, sort of.

I had chitted potatoes waiting. They are pretty old, over two months and shriveled. I decided to take a chance and plant them where the Yukons came out. We will wait and see.
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ahhhh look at all those beautiful potatoes! your garden is fantastic; so jealous!

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Like many of you good folk, looks like my garlic will be harvested early. I harvested my garlic last year on the 22nd of July.
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I pulled four plants yesterday. 3 Music and 1 Chesnok. Looking at the picture, I cant tell them apart. The seed garlic that I received from gixxerific (Dono) had much more red to them.
[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Double%20Dog%20Farm%20%20%20Garden%20Vegetables/GarlicJuly8th2012001.jpg[/img]
Maybe after they cure the red will shine through.

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looking great I love your garlic

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July 12 2012.

Watered the garden thoroughly this evening. Going off Island tomorrow morning, coming home Sunday night.

James, will you keep an eye on my ducks for me.

A few updated pictures.

Yellow wax snap bean starting to flower.
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Purple Burgundy snap beans, flowering.
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Kenearly dry bean
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Painted Mtn corn on the inside of the fence starting to tassel
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TPS Skagit Magic. Still covered with flowers.
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My beet - Carrot - Beet bed. Some thinnings
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Just me again :roll:

Main potato harvest
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You like red heads. My Painted Mtn corn is forming ears :D
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I'll be harvesting beans soon.
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Garlic harvest curing
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very nice I love all the garlic...

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DoubleDogFarm wrote: I pulled four plants yesterday. 3 Music and 1 Chesnok. Looking at the picture, I cant tell them apart. The seed garlic that I received from gixxerific (Dono) had much more red to them.
[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Double%20Dog%20Farm%20%20%20Garden%20Vegetables/GarlicJuly8th2012001.jpg[/img]
Maybe after they cure the red will shine through.

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First off great shots and what a beautiful garden. You are doing an amazing job my friend, I am thouroughly impressed. 8)

Music is the more white but will have some color to it, Chesnok will be darker though can come a bit light, confused yet it gets worse later on. :wink: With the early harvest that may have something to do with the color not being there. I noticed this myself. To tell the truth I lost my map and the tags on my rows of these two last year and I bunched them together, since like you said they are hard to tell apart.

One way is this (in a perfect world) Chesnok should have about 8-12 cloves while Music will have about 5 -7. Makes it a bit easier but still difficult You could have a Music with 7 and Chesnok with eight so is it a big Music or a small Chesnok, I told you it gets worse? :lol: The color comes out a lot after peeling it is amazing how much color the paper can hide.

Hope you enjoy them. I have some new stuff this year that rocks. Pescadaro Red this is a Creole Type and very wonderful though smaller bulbs.

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First, your garden is beautiful. It must please you to look out over that land after a long day and see the results of all of your hard work.

When did you harvest your garlic? And when did you cut off the tops?

I harvested mine July 7 (everything is early this year with all of the heat) and have had them hanging in a very airy place. Was thinking it is time to cut the tops off and let them continue to cure.

I grew 4 varieties: Music, German Extra Hardy, German Porcelain and Two Dog Farm Porcelain that a local farmer has been growing for 10 years here in Vt.

I can't decide which I like better. Each one sems like the best garlic ever! This is my first year growing garlic. It was a great harvest.

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gardenvt wrote:First, your garden is beautiful. It must please you to look out over that land after a long day and see the results of all of your hard work.

When did you harvest your garlic? And when did you cut off the tops?

I harvested mine July 7 (everything is early this year with all of the heat) and have had them hanging in a very airy place. Was thinking it is time to cut the tops off and let them continue to cure.

I grew 4 varieties: Music, German Extra Hardy, German Porcelain and Two Dog Farm Porcelain that a local farmer has been growing for 10 years here in Vt.

I can't decide which I like better. Each one sems like the best garlic ever! This is my first year growing garlic. It was a great harvest.
Thanks everyone. It's smoke and mirror and camera angle. :wink:

I believe I harvested my garlic July 14 or close and removed the tops just a few days later. I have a old style propane oven with a pilot light where I been expediting the curing.

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Dono, The garlic in the picture have seven cloves and a few with six. I should have placed the two different garlic varieties in two different beds. :?

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I have tomatoes! :D Sun Gold and Siletz.

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Looking good. I only wish I had a red tomato. That is the one thing that never seems to come here. First its too hot and dry so the fruit won't set on then its too cool to ripen.



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