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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #725 on: May 13, 2022, 01:13:51 PM »
it's raised bed szn. basically trying to become self sufficient in veggies at least half the year.

growing 24 types of chiles in galvanized beds (including like 4-5 superhots) with a fuckton of herbs, primrose/cosmos/zinnias/borage, and garlic interspersed between pepper rows as companion/pollination plants. hot sauce/salsas incoming in july/august bayBEE

putting in two 8 x 4 wooden raised beds this weekend for onions, watermelons, lettuce, cantaloupes, and like 15 different types of tomatoes. tilling the ground here is a [redacted] but necessary because the soil's got no aeration or organic matter

direct sow on everything bc i was lazy and didn't feel like starting seeds inside back in march. also growing conditions in ABQ are far from elite kansas standards so i'd rather the seedlings just get established and sink or swim rather than have to harden them off and potentially watch them go to crap later because of some random 50 mph winds. adding drip irrigation when i'm done sowing bc we haven't had any rain in 50 years

growing crimson queen sunflowers on the western edge of the garden for afternoon shade so my plants don't get scalded to eff by the sun here. also on the northern edge for privacy from the adjacent road. growing cucumbers, taters, and squash in pots too.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #726 on: May 13, 2022, 01:18:12 PM »
I've got lettuce and assorted greens (kale/mustard/bok choi) for days. Just planted some peppers and maters.

Planning on growing some green beans and cukes once I harvest all the lettuce.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #727 on: May 22, 2022, 08:53:30 PM »
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #728 on: June 07, 2022, 12:22:28 PM »
it's raised bed szn. basically trying to become self sufficient in veggies at least half the year.

growing 24 types of chiles in galvanized beds (including like 4-5 superhots) with a fuckton of herbs, primrose/cosmos/zinnias/borage, and garlic interspersed between pepper rows as companion/pollination plants. hot sauce/salsas incoming in july/august bayBEE

putting in two 8 x 4 wooden raised beds this weekend for onions, watermelons, lettuce, cantaloupes, and like 15 different types of tomatoes. tilling the ground here is a [redacted] but necessary because the soil's got no aeration or organic matter

direct sow on everything bc i was lazy and didn't feel like starting seeds inside back in march. also growing conditions in ABQ are far from elite kansas standards so i'd rather the seedlings just get established and sink or swim rather than have to harden them off and potentially watch them go to crap later because of some random 50 mph winds. adding drip irrigation when i'm done sowing bc we haven't had any rain in 50 years

growing crimson queen sunflowers on the western edge of the garden for afternoon shade so my plants don't get scalded to eff by the sun here. also on the northern edge for privacy from the adjacent road. growing cucumbers, taters, and squash in pots too.

Pics or it didnt happen



Yard's mumped, I know, I'm working on it. All but 1 of my 24 pepper plants has germinated and that last one got planted late so it should be coming up any day now. We've got a decently long growing season so even though I planted late I'll probably have veggies ready for picking starting around August and should have stuff going through late September.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #729 on: June 07, 2022, 12:36:07 PM »
Awesome!


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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #730 on: June 07, 2022, 03:38:09 PM »
bad person bunnies are whipping my ass this year. That and ground squirrels. I'm trying to not deal with shitty netting around my raised beds this year. Its always a PITA and i'm pretty sure the little bastards get in anyway. was planning on a better and more permanent option this year, but i'm being lazy. they have munched my jalapeño and red pepper plants so much i'm not sure if they will recover. i've been spraying some pepper based repellent on them and they are coming back a bit.

may need to get a cat. didn't have this prob a few years ago when Kitty was alive.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #731 on: June 07, 2022, 04:00:30 PM »
bad person bunnies are whipping my ass this year. That and ground squirrels. I'm trying to not deal with shitty netting around my raised beds this year. Its always a PITA and i'm pretty sure the little bastards get in anyway. was planning on a better and more permanent option this year, but i'm being lazy. they have munched my jalapeño and red pepper plants so much i'm not sure if they will recover. i've been spraying some pepper based repellent on them and they are coming back a bit.

may need to get a cat. didn't have this prob a few years ago when Kitty was alive.

Have you considered an AR-15?
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #732 on: June 07, 2022, 04:08:34 PM »
bad person bunnies are whipping my ass this year. That and ground squirrels. I'm trying to not deal with shitty netting around my raised beds this year. Its always a PITA and i'm pretty sure the little bastards get in anyway. was planning on a better and more permanent option this year, but i'm being lazy. they have munched my jalapeño and red pepper plants so much i'm not sure if they will recover. i've been spraying some pepper based repellent on them and they are coming back a bit.

may need to get a cat. didn't have this prob a few years ago when Kitty was alive.

Have you considered an AR-15?

heh. Fitz, I've got a cat who seems like an absolute murderer. I'm willing to give her to you, free of charge.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #733 on: June 07, 2022, 09:16:22 PM »
bad person bunnies are whipping my ass this year. That and ground squirrels. I'm trying to not deal with shitty netting around my raised beds this year. Its always a PITA and i'm pretty sure the little bastards get in anyway. was planning on a better and more permanent option this year, but i'm being lazy. they have munched my jalapeño and red pepper plants so much i'm not sure if they will recover. i've been spraying some pepper based repellent on them and they are coming back a bit.

may need to get a cat. didn't have this prob a few years ago when Kitty was alive.

Just get a dog (or an ar-15)

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #734 on: June 08, 2022, 09:15:39 AM »
bad person bunnies are whipping my ass this year. That and ground squirrels. I'm trying to not deal with shitty netting around my raised beds this year. Its always a PITA and i'm pretty sure the little bastards get in anyway. was planning on a better and more permanent option this year, but i'm being lazy. they have munched my jalapeño and red pepper plants so much i'm not sure if they will recover. i've been spraying some pepper based repellent on them and they are coming back a bit.

may need to get a cat. didn't have this prob a few years ago when Kitty was alive.

Just get a dog (or an ar-15)

Have a dog. Chases the crap out of every animal all day every day. It is her life's goal to catch a bunny or squirrel. They apparently come out at night and munch.

I'm not a gun person. Can I set the gun up to just fire at things that move near the garden at night? This seems better than getting a cat.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #735 on: June 08, 2022, 01:26:46 PM »
bad person bunnies are whipping my ass this year. That and ground squirrels. I'm trying to not deal with shitty netting around my raised beds this year. Its always a PITA and i'm pretty sure the little bastards get in anyway. was planning on a better and more permanent option this year, but i'm being lazy. they have munched my jalapeño and red pepper plants so much i'm not sure if they will recover. i've been spraying some pepper based repellent on them and they are coming back a bit.

may need to get a cat. didn't have this prob a few years ago when Kitty was alive.

Just get a dog (or an ar-15)

Have a dog. Chases the crap out of every animal all day every day. It is her life's goal to catch a bunny or squirrel. They apparently come out at night and munch.

I'm not a gun person. Can I set the gun up to just fire at things that move near the garden at night? This seems better than getting a cat.

Be careful. Spring-guns and mantraps can lead to some troubs.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #736 on: June 22, 2022, 03:25:23 PM »
goddamn. left for oregon for like a week and a half after installing my drip irrigation system and the stuff i planted between the chiles is already going nuts.



The tomatillos (top middle) blew the eff up and the borage (top left) is looking great. Basil, cosmos and dill all are doing great on the bottom. Chiles have all sprouted and most are doing solid but I'm a little worried their roots might get crowded out by the herbs. I think I'll put the herbs at the top in future years to give the chiles some afternoon shade.



Zinnia on the left is already looking great, just hoping it won't crowd out the superhots. Amaranth is going nuts on the right. Think I'm gonna make a salad out of the amaranth leaves later this week so that the chiles don't get overwhelmed.




Everything's already sprouted in the wooden raised beds (tomatoes, melons, herbs, onions, carrots) and I've done a bunch of thinning. I'm not sure if my drip irrigation system has a leak or if it's just natural flow from the soil, I'll check on that later. But everything is getting the water it needs, it's been rainy the past few days but all the plants survived/germinated and grew during 100+ temps for all of last week.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #737 on: June 25, 2022, 09:21:54 PM »
I'm incredibly bad at growing carrots but I keep trying every year.


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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #738 on: June 25, 2022, 09:22:44 PM »
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #740 on: June 26, 2022, 07:38:32 AM »
what is the point of the raised beds


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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #741 on: June 26, 2022, 09:04:33 AM »
what is the point of the raised beds

Less bending over and a lil easier to keep things like those waskily wabbits out of
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #742 on: June 26, 2022, 09:08:11 AM »
I'm incredibly bad at growing carrots but I keep trying every year.



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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #743 on: Today at 10:22:23 AM »
what is the point of the raised beds

The soil where I live is crap and raised beds are pretty much the only way to grow anything successfully. Helps ensure good drainage, provides room for the roots to spread out, etc.