Winter Garden 2014

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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:03 am

Garden isnt even half of what it usually is this weather did not do it any justice. This is the first real bad year I had gardening.

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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby ga.prime » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:51 am

Mustard greens doing really, really well. They were getting a little tired after the Thanksgiving harvest and I gave them a shot of ammonium nitrate last week and they've bounced back nicely. I think I gave them a shot of 10-10-10 also. I forget.

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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby CottageFarm » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:14 am

Looks lovely, GP. What is growing in the foreground on the right side of the pic?

Sky, that does look kinda pathetic :P
Seriously, though, sorry, you're not having a good season!
I'm soooo looking forward to starting some plants when we get to Texas!
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby ga.prime » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:09 am

Thanks, CF. That's thyme. In the herb category I also have oregano, dill, cilantro, parsley, and of course rosemary. Herbs generally do very well in the mild winters here. The only one I can think of that I regularly grow that will only grow in the summer is basil.
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby alisonb » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:12 am

Nice Ga! Are they in 'filtered sun' the entire day?

Cottage my guess is it's thyme, lets hear...
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby CottageFarm » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:22 am

Ali... :lol:

Thanks, GP. I thought it looked like thyme, but it looked really pale, almost white, on my monitor, so thought I would verify, 'cause you southern boys grow some stuff down there I ain't never seen nor even heard of before! :lol2:
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby alisonb » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:30 am

:lol:
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby ga.prime » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:18 pm

:lol2: CF, I've had that thyme plant for several years and it's always been a pale color but I think the sun being behind it in the pic makes it look even more pale than it really is. It's like a medium to light jade green color. Ali, that area does get filtered sun most of the day. It wasn't by design though and it's getting worse. Trees I planted have grown up around it. I will probably have to move the whole container garden in the near future.
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:22 pm

ga.prime wrote:Mustard greens doing really, really well. They were getting a little tired after the Thanksgiving harvest and I gave them a shot of ammonium nitrate last week and they've bounced back nicely. I think I gave them a shot of 10-10-10 also. I forget.

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Ga Prime they look good... My winter garden was CRAP this year spent well over 200 bucks on it and we had the earliest frost here that I know of that stunted everythings growth and the only thing I got out the garden was broccoli heads the size of a peach and only 7 of those. :mad:
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby ga.prime » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:25 am

Sorry you had bad luck with your garden this year, sky. I know you had a really good one last year.
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:27 am

ga.prime wrote:Sorry you had bad luck with your garden this year, sky. I know you had a really good one last year.


Yes sir thanks.. I guess I will plant earlier next year :lol2: I am just glad I wasn't depending on that garden for a major source of food or id be in trouble.
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby Jogeephus » Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:51 pm

Greens and more green stuff

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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby ga.prime » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:36 am

Jo, did you get one of those Mennonite push planters?
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby skyhightree1 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:28 pm

looks good Jo ... better be glad I'm up here or you may be short on greens.
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Re: Winter Garden 2014

Postby Jogeephus » Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:40 pm

ga.prime wrote:Jo, did you get one of those Mennonite push planters?


No, I couldn't bring myself to part with the money. My seeding is a bit heavy. Turnips aren't going to fair to well in the root department.
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