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My 2012 garden set-up :)

I'm still new, still learning, planted everything in containers back on April 29. The stuff in the ground is newer. I hope all goes well :)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/75814345@N05/sets/72157630167543668/

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its looking great good job...

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thank you for the reply! It's been a lot of work but a lot more fun! :D

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strawberries are blooming too! I'll post those pics soon.

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:D :D
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Welcome to the addiction :) Hope you're ready. Every year there are a whole slew of reasons to make the garden bigger and the plants more diverse :)
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I appreciate all of you checking it out! Yes, I got bit by the green bug. I made the ground-bed because containers alone just didn't seem like enough.

Cheers! Great info available on these forums.

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Just tore up some ground to make a Cantaloupe bed. :) I can't stop!

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lol it is addicting. that is awesome....

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I have the same bug! Isn't it great!
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Cucs
[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/75814345@N05/7515989824/][img]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8017/7515989824_aca2f7e291.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/75814345@N05/7515989824/]Cucs[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/75814345@N05/]ScottMBolt[/url], on Flickr

Italian roaster peppers

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[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/75814345@N05/7515993744/]Italian roaster peppers[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/75814345@N05/]ScottMBolt[/url], on Flickr

In ground bed's out back:
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[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/75814345@N05/7516008936/]Back garden[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/75814345@N05/]ScottMBolt[/url], on Flickr

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[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/75814345@N05/7516020174/]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/75814345@N05/]ScottMBolt[/url], on Flickr

Melons
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[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/75814345@N05/7516028230/]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/75814345@N05/]ScottMBolt[/url], on Flickr

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[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/75814345@N05/7516032112/]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/75814345@N05/]ScottMBolt[/url], on Flickr

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[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/75814345@N05/7516034640/]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/75814345@N05/]ScottMBolt[/url], on Flickr

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[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/75814345@N05/7516044252/]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/75814345@N05/]ScottMBolt[/url], on Flickr

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[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/75814345@N05/7516066918/]Roasters[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/75814345@N05/]ScottMBolt[/url], on Flickr

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[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/75814345@N05/7516047158/]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/75814345@N05/]ScottMBolt[/url], on Flickr


... and that's just a few of my tomato plants! I've got a lot going on, it's a lot of work. But the best work I've ever done :)

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What kind of peppers are those in the 7th pic? they look huge! Very healthy looking plant!
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GardenRN wrote:What kind of peppers are those in the 7th pic? they look huge! Very healthy looking plant!
Sweet-Yellow peppers. Tag said the more red I let them turn, the more sweet they'll taste. Fed all organically :D

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Looking good !
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It's looking good! But those Italian peppers in the second picture are WAY too crowded! You will get a lot better results if you thin a bunch of them out. Better to have a few plants that are happy and productive than a ton of unhappy plants that don't do anything.
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rainbowgardener wrote:It's looking good! But those Italian peppers in the second picture are WAY too crowded! You will get a lot better results if you thin a bunch of them out. Better to have a few plants that are happy and productive than a ton of unhappy plants that don't do anything.
I agree. I planted them way to close. They're all bearing fruit right now, so do you have any suggestions on how I should thin them out? I don't want to ruin anything.

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If you have more room, you can dig some up and replant. They might drop flowers and fruit, but they should survive and start producing again. But to adequately space all those plants would take a LOT of room. Minimum spacing of pepper plants is one per square foot.

If it were me, I would get real hard hearted and just cut some of them off at ground level (that way you don't disturb the roots of the ones left). It's a little heart-breaking to kill plants that look like they are okay and producing. But it is one of those too many people in the rowboat questions. Does everyone starve or do we pitch a few overboard to save the rest? A little easier to do when they are pepper plants not human beings.

Probably something only a gardener with some years of experience in seeing what happens could bring themselves to do!
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