How does your garden grow?

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by bigbrownhen, May 11, 2010.

  1. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Thought it might be fun to see if any others have gardens, veggies or flowers, and share tips.

    102_0044.jpgFirst garden I have planted in years. It was more weeds than veggies last time.
    102_0042.jpgAh, look at the little baby green beans. Planted the seeds 1 week before pic was taken.
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  2. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    My Wife has tried to grow seasoning plants like cilantro, basil, rosemary and such. No green thumb here. I think we're just green dumb.:surprised::wink2:
     
  3. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Ha, funny. Im a 4th generation farmer and the green thumb ran out by the time it got to us I guess. My grandma was here supervising the planting. I really learned alot about plant placement and little tricks to keep worms off the tomato plants. She is a wealth of knowledge.
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    What's the worm trick?
     
  5. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Place a couple small sticks or twigs up against the stem to keep the worm from wrapping around it. Some kind of worm(can't remember what she called it) that curls around the tomato plants. Grandma said toothpics would work too. Just stick in the ground next to the stem.
     
  6. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    We usually have a garden going by this time of year but we moved last year and the new yard doesn't have a good location for a garden. :dissapointed:

    I'm going to plant a few things in pots and see how that works...
     
  7. MaryE

    MaryE Guest

    Rose garden. Can't eat them:happy-very: but they are so beautiful to watch grow and admire.
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  8. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    I love roses. Nice pic, beautiful color! I have a few rose bushes too. I'll post a pic tonight if I get the chance, it is full of buds ready to bloom anyday.
     
  9. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We just do a few plants in containers on our rear deck. I have two tomatoes, a green pepper, oregano, sage, and some cilantro growing.
     
  10. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

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  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I'm tellin' !!!!!
     
  12. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Wow, that is some huge wild cilantro. Wonder if they use any fertilizers??
     
  13. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    I don't grow any herbs, but I have alot of flowers. Mostly impatiens and petunas, but they are still kinda small, so I'll post pics of them later. So far these are the prettiest ones I have, one rose and some pansys that I got real cheap because they were a little frost bit. After a little TLC, they are doing great.

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  14. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    102_0190.jpg102_0188.jpg102_0192.jpgWow, my garden is growin crazy. Ill have to plant a bigger one next year.
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  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Here in CA., our yards are postage stamp sized, but I have 3 tomato plants all shoulder high with green tomatoes. ...3 cuke plants and we've had the first cuke in our salad the last couple nights.

    We like our 3 roses....special ones that I picked out....we tore out 60 white rose bushes, the kind that bloom and fall off. I don't like those.

    I love the mandevillas and they grow like crazy here....also bouganvillia (sp) very colorful. Kalanchoes too....which you can pinch off and make more.

    Even though our yards are small, we can still fill a huge green can each week with the trimmings. I love it that we have palm trees here.
     
  16. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    102_0187.jpg102_0185.jpgI have the best luck with Petunas and Impatiens. I have some pansys left, but they are lookin rough due to the heat.

    Moreluck, if you have any tips on how to prune roses I would like to know how to make them bloom all summer.
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  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I just have "dumb luck" with roses. I cut them down to about just a foot tall when it's "Winter" time, like Nov. or Dec. Then as they bloom I keep cutting them a little and they bloom again , only double. They are very forgiving.

    check here for pro advice http://www.gardenmob.com/pruningroses.htm