Quantcast

Garden Thread

Hank Chinaski

New Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2012
Messages
114
Reaction score
78
Location
AR-can-Saw
Who here puts in a garden?

I've had around 8-9 small gardens in the last 11 years and plan on giving it a go again this year. I usually try different things and have pretty much refined my "lazy gardening" method to where I work hard putting it in and then don't work a lot to keep it up untill harvest time.

I'm a supporter of heavy mulch and usually mulch with around 8-12" of good clean hay and add mulch at least once during the season (cut grass etc).

This year, I'm going to do raised beds, with intensive gardening and heavy mulch. The raised beds will be spaced to mow between then and wide enough for 2-3 tiller widths inside.

I've worked very hard over the years to amend my soil naturally and organically, and have gone from a red sandstone and clay to a much nicer darker soil. I may have to add some when I go to the raised beds, and I really don't like doing it as you don't know what you're getting.


Here's some pics from a couple years ago:





and a small batch from one picking day:



 

NORMZILLA44

New Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
Messages
445
Reaction score
208
Location
Hopland Ca. The badlands
Nice Hank! something original, and different nice post! Rep ya some other day wont let me today. We have not put one in for a couple years, but really miss it. We will this summer.
 

WoodChuck'r

HNIC
Admin
Joined
Jan 8, 2012
Messages
24,962
Reaction score
22,764
Location
Upstate NY - Southern Tier
Awesome thread Hank. :thumbsup:


I don't have a garden at my house but my mom has a huge one. All of us help her with it. My parents have had a garden my whole life. There's a few gardens on the property actually and it's like a frikkin' farm at times, lol. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, apples, pears, green peppers, red peppers, corn, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, carrots, leeks, garlic, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, asparagus, brussel sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, mint, rosemary, oregano, parsley, chives, marjoram, basil, thyme, savory, lavender, sage, catnip, dill, taragon, and there's probably another two dozen things I haven't listed yet. And not to mention all the perennials she plants every year along with all of the others she has to maintain....

She and my father loved gardening and doing things outside together. Before my dad got sick that's all they did was spend time out in the yard always doing something. 2011 was tough for my parents to get outside. With my dad being sick he didn't go much farther than the bedroom and my mom was busy with him and the inside of the house whenever she was home. I think for 2012 she's gonna do a bit less in the food gardens but she can't wait to start back up again. I gotta do a garden soon myself. I might do something in 2012 here at the house but if I don't get to it, it's because I'm busy helping my mom with hers. :)
 

StumpysCustoms

Pot-Bellied Pig!
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
Messages
189
Reaction score
102
A GARDEN THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????????????????????????
I leave for a couple of days & come back to a suzie homemakers gardening forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chucker,,,,,,, You gonna allow this in this site?????? What's next??? THe Martha Stuart home designs thread. You gotta be kiddin me.. I feel my testicals shriveling up as I type. Britt you done went to far bringin that stuff into this place.




















Just kiddin, nice lookin veggies buddy!!!!!!!!!!:banana::banana:
 

WoodChuck'r

HNIC
Admin
Joined
Jan 8, 2012
Messages
24,962
Reaction score
22,764
Location
Upstate NY - Southern Tier
A GARDEN THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????????????????????????
I leave for a couple of days & come back to a suzie homemakers gardening forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chucker,,,,,,, You gonna allow this in this site?????? What's next??? THe Martha Stuart home designs thread. You gotta be kiddin me.. I feel my testicals shriveling up as I type. Britt you done went to far bringin that stuff into this place.
Just kiddin, nice lookin veggies buddy!!!!!!!!!!:banana::banana:




Speaking of Martha Stewart, have you had a chance to check out the Knitting and Lifetime Movie Network Forum....??
 

TK

Hand Rubbed Pork
Joined
Jan 9, 2012
Messages
8,808
Reaction score
8,483
Location
Maine
Speaking of Martha Stewart, have you had a chance to check out the Knitting and Lifetime Movie Network Forum....??

OMG like srsly, I'm like the king of like all Lifetime movies. Like srsly. OMG. Like don't get me started, srsly.
 

NORMZILLA44

New Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
Messages
445
Reaction score
208
Location
Hopland Ca. The badlands
One channel I wish could be deleted from tv history is lifetime! Jeanie loves it I can't stand it, just like watching soap operas. Stumpy just got touchy, he figured someone may give up his hippy lettuce!:evilgrin::evilgrin:
 

StumpysCustoms

Pot-Bellied Pig!
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
Messages
189
Reaction score
102
One channel I wish could be deleted from tv history is lifetime! Jeanie loves it I can't stand it, just like watching soap operas. Stumpy just got touchy, he figured someone may give up his hippy lettuce!:evilgrin::evilgrin:

THe only thing I can grow is dinglberrys:yougo:
 

komatsuvarna

New Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
Messages
992
Reaction score
952
Location
South East TN
My wife and I may try another garden this year. Last one we had was 2 years ago. She was pregnant with our second, and I ended up working about 60-70 hours a week all that summer, so most of it went to waste. She was too sick and miserable to mess with it during the day, I was to tired and it was dark when I got home to mess with it in the evening. I ended up bushhogging most of it that fall. Probably do a real small one this year. My oldest daughter (6) likes planting stuff and messing with it a little, the youngest will be 2 in a few more months, and Id say she'll have to help too lol.
 

the westspartan

New Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2012
Messages
107
Reaction score
59
Hey Hank,

Good job in doing it organically! Looks great, and great thread.

We are doing one again this year. In fact I am adding 6 large raised beds that are built in the Hugelkulture style (Old German gardening technique where you bury wood under the raised beds). We added 12 blueberry bushes , a bed of asparagus, and 3 beds of strawberries last year. We do all organic and raised beds.

We are also in the process of building a passive-solar/ compost heated greenhouse. It's being built out of standing dead timber and scavenged sliding glass door panels.
 

the westspartan

New Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2012
Messages
107
Reaction score
59
Here are a couple pictures of our garden. That is my wife and her garlic!
 

Attachments

  • DSCN7936.jpg
    DSCN7936.jpg
    95 KB · Views: 29
  • DSCN7938.jpg
    DSCN7938.jpg
    95.8 KB · Views: 28

FarmerBoy

Active Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2012
Messages
103
Reaction score
46
Location
one payment away from living in a box
Some of you Guys sound about like me. Me and the wife put in a garden every year then just get to busy (or lazy) to take good care of the thing. We usually just end up with some tomatoes and peppers and make some salsa I would love to can a winter's worth of veggies but just can't see that ever happening
 

Cut4fun

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 9, 2012
Messages
2,753
Reaction score
3,475
Last year we put out about a 3rd of the garden space we normally used. Plus we plant sections at different times to keep it going till seasons end.

Is it spring yet. :fishin:










garden.jpggardena.jpggarden2.jpg
 

PB

New Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2012
Messages
534
Reaction score
356
Can't wait to put our garden in this year. It will be entirely dedicated to crops that can be made into baby food and probably some tomato plants for the wife. We are probably going to look through the Johnny's catalog today and pick out some seeds. Last year was our first at the new house so this year we will have a better idea of what will grow well and where/when to plant them.

Oh, and TK, I knit. Srsly. :)
 

TK

Hand Rubbed Pork
Joined
Jan 9, 2012
Messages
8,808
Reaction score
8,483
Location
Maine
Ohhh good idea. Git me a sam dammich while yer at it :lol:
 

BloodOnTheIce

~Ice Gangsta~
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
Messages
2,043
Reaction score
2,087
Location
Parts Unknown
I'd put in a garden but the deer would eat it all up before I could harvest anything.

But on a positive note the freezer is packed with venison. :cool:
 

Latest posts

Top