Winter Garden 2014

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Winter Garden 2014

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:11 am

Yep its that time again I started the prep last weekend.
What's planted thus far ?
1 row of curly kale and curly mustard
24 cabbage plants
24 broccoli plants
48 collard green plants

What's to come ?
Radishes... I promised Alan
more cabbage broccoli and cabbage
Purple top turnips
Willing to take any suggestions as to anything else.

I tried to miss the kids sunflowers and disc around them but it didn't work so well so they gave me the go ahead to cut them :lol2:

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I made 4 rows so far and guess what they are straight :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

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stuff is in the ground I will plant other in about a week so does not all come in at once.

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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby cow pollinater » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:52 am

Looks good.
I'm getting geared up for our winter garden as well and I might get started today if I can find some ambition laying around here somewhere. Onions, carrots, parsnip and salad stuff are must haves for us. I started some cabbage and about fifty broccoli plants two weeks ago but it's still a tad early for the rest of it. We always do the broccoli in bulk and freeze it and anything and everything you can imagine that you'd want on a salad gets succession planted all the way through spring so that we always have something different out there.
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby torogmc81 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:54 am

I'm sooooo jealous. We have no garden this year. Looking good!
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:58 am

Thanks y'all.. cp tell me something how's your broccoli taste after freezing? Ours tastes like crap and we tossed it and now we only eat as it comes in no freezing. What's your secret? Toro come on now plant something for me even if just 1 collard plant. Lol
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby cow pollinater » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:13 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:Thanks y'all.. cp tell me something how's your broccoli taste after freezing? Ours tastes like crap and we tossed it and now we only eat as it comes in no freezing. What's your secret? Toro come on now plant something for me even if just 1 collard plant. Lol

Ours tastes the same frozen as it does fresh, that's why we do it that way. My wife handles all of the preserving but I think she said blanching it precisely is the key to freezing most vegetables.
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:27 pm

Oh OK. I have not perfected broccoli . Between my broc and cheese or broc and cheese baked taters or my wife packing broc and ranch for her lunch or salads we usually don't have much to freeze.
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby cow pollinater » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:46 pm

For me it's broccoli and mayonaise. :heart: I can eat that by itself for dinner.
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby Kingfisher » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:47 pm

What variety of cabbage do you grow? Do you do something to get more than 1 head per plant?
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:49 pm

Kingfisher wrote:What variety of cabbage do you grow? Do you do something to get more than 1 head per plant?


I forgot which kind I knows its the pointed head kind I can check in the morning. The only time I got more than 1 head was when I let it grow after cutting the head until april but it was only a lil bigger than a brussel sprout
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby Williamsv » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:16 pm

Looking good! It is too hot and dry here in Middle Georgia to think about planting a winter garden.
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby Williamsv » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:16 pm

Looking good! It is too hot and dry here in Middle Georgia to think about planting a winter garden.
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:00 am

Williamsv wrote:Looking good! It is too hot and dry here in Middle Georgia to think about planting a winter garden.


Thanks. Will you plant one later on? King I rushed out the house and forgot to check kind of cabbage I will this evening.
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby CottageFarm » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:22 am

I am sooooo jealous of a winter garden!!
Perhaps we'll move to warmer climes again just so that I can take part in these threads! :lol2:
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:39 am

CottageFarm wrote:I am sooooo jealous of a winter garden!!
Perhaps we'll move to warmer climes again just so that I can take part in these threads! :lol2:


I think you should everyone needs a winter garden
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby Jogeephus » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:11 pm

I have most of mine planted. Had some trouble with green beans for some reason. Planted them again. Maybe they will take this time.
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