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Old 04-18-2016, 12:07 PM   #1
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Gardening talk...

Instead of carrying over the old thread, figure to start a new one.

What are the garden plans this year?

My sister is planning for chickens / eggs, so I figure we'll be getting some of both products that come out of a chicken's butt...

Eggs and fertilizer!

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Old 04-18-2016, 03:12 PM   #2
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Instead of carrying over the old thread, figure to start a new one.

What are the garden plans this year?

My sister is planning for chickens / eggs, so I figure we'll be getting some of both products that come out of a chicken's butt...

Eggs and fertilizer!
Tiller is in the shop at the moment but should have it back by Wed.

Expanding and fully enclosing the Tomatoes.Open hole and woodchuck equal not so many Fall pickings.

NOT growing anymore habeneros or the like this year.I still have about a hundred or so from last year.

Lettuce,eggplant,bell peppers,leaks,herbs.The usual suspects when dealing with limited space.Zuccs and cukes also are on the list.

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Old 04-18-2016, 04:05 PM   #3
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I'm NOT doing heirloom tomatoes this year. I have for 3 years and while they are very tasty, their yield sucks. I got maybe 1/2 a dozen good tomatoes off each plant. I'm going back to Big Boys, Big Girls and Beefsteak.
Probably staying with the herbs I always do. I still have a huge pot of parsley from last year and it's growing like gangbusters. Rosemary, Oregano, Basil, Chives and I'm going to try and do garlic again. I've never had great results with garlic.

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Old 04-18-2016, 04:15 PM   #4
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I'm NOT doing heirloom tomatoes this year. I have for 3 years and while they are very tasty, their yield sucks. I got maybe 1/2 a dozen good tomatoes off each plant. I'm going back to Big Boys, Big Girls and Beefsteak.
I also have found heirlooms to not be worth the effort.
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:53 PM   #5
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Mrs Nebe and I are growing delectata squash, habaneros, Thai basil, all sorts of peppers, heirloom tomatoes, beans, peas, garlic, and Brussel sprouts
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:49 PM   #6
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Tomatoes, cukes, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant and green beans will be going this year.
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:57 PM   #7
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I'll have my usual tomatoes, peppers and cukes which won't get enough sun so my yield will be low. The only upside is I give a friend around the block some tomato plants so I raid his garden.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:32 AM   #8
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Heirloom issues ?
Funny cuz I just read up and was advised to grow Only heirloom veg in NE....
The reason is this and I thought it was a valid answer
1.Organic seeds that grow and harvest all at the same time. Example , Everything is the same size , shape,color and is harvested the same day / week

All heirloom seeds/ plants are different, size ,color shape and extends your harvest time by ???

And the number one reason to grow heirloom seeds are they are old and have been around for a long time and have not been geneticly treated by people. .....

Now I was researching root plants, 02 cents. Not Tomatoes ...lol

Ps. Its not easy to fine these seeds, Old sturbridge village has a seed bank for everything .
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:35 AM   #9
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Who lives on cape cod and can get turnip seeds from the Nickerson family ? Best white Turnips evah!
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:30 PM   #10
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Although I don't have a garden last few years from not being home enough to care for it I always much prefered heirloom tomatoes. Yields were always good and the tastes, most important in my book, are far superior . I always caged my tomatoes and ended up with too many often.
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:36 PM   #11
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Apples Pruned, Kale in, will plant peas, green beans, winter squash, small pumpkins, tow maters...

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Old 04-19-2016, 02:38 PM   #12
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You can get heirloom seeds from mypatriotsupply dot com had good luck with squash, peas, beans pumpkins, lettuce, kale, corn

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I get my seeds from Johnnys in Maine. Heirloom tomatoes exclusively. Slicing and pickling cukes. Pole and bush beans,peppers,eggplant,zukes,summer squash. Lots of herbs. Peas and different types of lettuce. Beets,carrots and turnip.
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We get our seeds from High Mowing
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Planning out my first garden right now. With the massive deer population in my neighborhood (woke up at 5 am today to see a herd of 9 grazing in the yard) I'll be building a good-size fence around it. Plans so far are to do some herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers and maybe lettuce.

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Although I don't have a garden last few years from not being home enough to care for it I always much prefered heirloom tomatoes. Yields were always good and the tastes, most important in my book, are far superior . I always caged my tomatoes and ended up with too many often.
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There's an awesome mini series on netflix chefs table, that showcases this guy in the Berkshires who grows the produce he uses in his restaurant. He breeds certain strains of veggies for taste, not for quantity/size and travel resilience like most vegetables have been genetically modified to do so.

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Old 04-22-2016, 12:53 PM   #17
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Although I don't have a garden last few years from not being home enough to care for it I always much prefered heirloom tomatoes. Yields were always good and the tastes, most important in my book, are far superior . I always caged my tomatoes and ended up with too many often.
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Paul, I agree they do taste great. It's just my yields were poor. These were container grown and caged. I had one Big Girl and got more from that one plant than all the heirlooms combined.

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Old 04-23-2016, 09:27 AM   #18
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Hey Paul I agree you don't get as many as the more common tomatoes but for me I will take quality over quantity any day. If you want lots of tomatoes for canning and such your right but if you want 2 slices put between 2 slices of bread with salt and pepper and mayo I will take a Brandywine.

I too always liked Johnny's for seeds.

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Tomatoes,basil,evoo😋
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Bought my potato seeflings and onion sets today. Spreading out all the compost I made last year. Adding about three inches to all the beds. Bev is planting all the usual stuff, starting with peas this week. Spuds will be going in the ground as well.
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home grown spuds, yummy.

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I have everything that I need at Stop&Shop or better yet the fruit/vege stand on Rt44

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I have everything that I need at Stop&Shop or better yet the fruit/vege stand on Rt44
Some say the same thing about fish. Those that do so have no desire to fish. I am guessing you are not the gardening type Buzzy.
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What I really want to grow requires a 200 amp electrical service
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What I really want to grow requires a 200 amp electrical service
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200 amp is pretty standard for a house these days.
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2 types of eggplant... San monzanno tomatoes ( sauce).. sweet 100's for salads... two types of lettuce greens... cukes and zuck's.. spinach ... sugar snap peas...hot peppers.. green peppers...Broccoli...assorted herbs..Leaks.. asparagus and garlic..

finally got around to putting in a sprinkler system and timer for he garden ...
... this winter saw my oregano, parsley and rosemary make it through the winter.. it usually dies off.. not this season... I couldn't kill the sage bush if I wanted to..

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True but I think it would be maxed out ....
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[QUOTE=Sea Dangles;1099420]Some say the same thing about fish. Those that do so have no desire to fish. I am guessing you are not the gardening type Buzzy.
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Not really true....had a garden since the 70's...first year no garden...buy my veggies now....use to do a lot of fishing and chartering, now buy my fish....some people have health issues some live in condos or apartments and can't have garden....

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I think for 200 amps you could service a lot of lights but the bigger concern would be the house wiring...you'd need a lot of circuits.
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I think for 200 amps you could service a lot of lights but the bigger concern would be the house wiring...you'd need a lot of circuits.
Metal Halides need their own breaker and new wiring for safety concerns.These bulbs draw an incredible amount of juice,plus the fact that you need to run fans for cooling purposes also.A separate panel for indoor growing is the best way to go altogether.
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