Garden 2015

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Re: Garden 2015

Postby Jogeephus » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:09 pm

GP, those tomatoes are awesome!
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Re: Garden 2015

Postby skyhightree1 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:47 pm

Dug up a vine today and this is what I found... I hope all others look like this

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Re: Garden 2015

Postby Workinonit Farm » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:04 pm

Holy crow! That's a big-a$$ sweet potato! :shock:

i've never grown them. Are they difficult to grow? What type of soil do they like?
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Re: Garden 2015

Postby skyhightree1 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:18 pm

Workinonit Farm wrote:Holy crow! That's a big-a$$ sweet potato! :shock:

i've never grown them. Are they difficult to grow? What type of soil do they like?



:lol2: :lol2: You should try a few and see how it goes. They like sandy loam soil best if you don't have that type of soil some have mixed sand in the dirt and grew some dandy taters. They are pretty easy to grow but require a lot of maintenance trying to keep the grass out if you don't use chemicals to control grass.
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Re: Garden 2015

Postby fenceman » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:03 am

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The fall garden is my favorite by far. Going to plant some left over summer stuff today. Blue lakes, blackeyes, zucchini, all will make a crop barring a very early frost.
Couple a weeks we'll be planting winter vegetables full swing.
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Re: Garden 2015

Postby Workinonit Farm » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:34 pm

skyhightree1 wrote: :lol2: :lol2: You should try a few and see how it goes. They like sandy loam soil best if you don't have that type of soil some have mixed sand in the dirt and grew some dandy taters. They are pretty easy to grow but require a lot of maintenance trying to keep the grass out if you don't use chemicals to control grass.


Where I am there's alot of that Virginia red clay and alotta rocks. Here and there is some kind of soil. I've been doing veggies here for years, building up the soil with each season.

I have no trouble growing regular potatoes. Maybe I'll try some sweet potatoes next year.
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Re: Garden 2015

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:15 am

GIT R DONE FM... Workin - I think you should try a few slips if you are growing potatoes you should be able to grow a few sweet tatters. I seen some people grow them in a plastic tub in garden soil from lowes.
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Re: Garden 2015

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:42 am

There Ready... Who's gonna eat one first :lol:
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Re: Garden 2015

Postby slick4591 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:44 am

The wife is doing pretty good with her raised bed garden. Plenty of peppers, yellow squash, zucchini and okra. She has her fall tomatoes, corn and peas planted. There's probably more in the ground but I can't remember what. Still only have half the beds built but there's no hurry until the spring for those.

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Re: Garden 2015

Postby ga.prime » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:54 am

Sky, Is that your Bhut Jolokia? Wow, Make a video of you eating it. :D
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Re: Garden 2015

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:22 am

slick4591 wrote:The wife is doing pretty good with her raised bed garden. Plenty of peppers, yellow squash, zucchini and okra. She has her fall tomatoes, corn and peas planted. There's probably more in the ground but I can't remember what. Still only have half the beds built but there's no hurry until the spring for those.

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Looks good Slick

ga.prime wrote:Sky, Is that your Bhut Jolokia? Wow, Make a video of you eating it. :D


:nod: :nod: :nod: Yes sir you are right.. No way would I eat those like that. I am going to put them in some chili or beans :D I double dog dare you to eat one like that :D
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Re: Garden 2015

Postby ga.prime » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:07 pm

Ha, it'd take a lot more than a dare for me to eat one of those. I like hot peppers, but not that doggone hot. Habaneros are too hot for me and those bhut jolokias are hotter than that. I like the Thai and cayenne type peppers. I've good some good hot ones growing in the garden. I got the seed out of one of those bags of dried red peppers you see in the Mexican food section of the grocery store. I'll get a picture and post later.
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Re: Garden 2015

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:59 pm

ga.prime wrote:Ha, it'd take a lot more than a dare for me to eat one of those. I like hot peppers, but not that doggone hot. Habaneros are too hot for me and those bhut jolokias are hotter than that. I like the Thai and cayenne type peppers. I've good some good hot ones growing in the garden. I got the seed out of one of those bags of dried red peppers you see in the Mexican food section of the grocery store. I'll get a picture and post later.


Nice... I make chili for friends and hunting events I put half cup cayeene ground pepper in there with jalepeno chunks and a couple dozen habeneros and they told me its not hot enough... Well when i put all that in there plus these bhut jolokias we shall see :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Garden 2015

Postby ga.prime » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:45 am

skyhightree1 wrote:Nice... I make chili for friends and hunting events I put half cup cayeene ground pepper in there with jalepeno chunks and a couple dozen habeneros and they told me its not hot enough... Well when i put all that in there plus these bhut jolokias we shall see :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol2: If those ghost peppers don't put it over the top, there's no hope for those guys.

These are really good and not too hot. Notice how on one, the peppers stand up and on the other the peppers hang down. They look exactly alike but the standing up ones are much hotter than the hanging down ones. The standing up ones are the better of the two. The hanging down ones are not quite hot enough. The standing up ones are perfect.

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Re: Garden 2015

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:45 am

ga.prime wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:Nice... I make chili for friends and hunting events I put half cup cayeene ground pepper in there with jalepeno chunks and a couple dozen habeneros and they told me its not hot enough... Well when i put all that in there plus these bhut jolokias we shall see :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol2: If those ghost peppers don't put it over the top, there's no hope for those guys.

These are really good and not too hot. Notice how on one, the peppers stand up and on the other the peppers hang down. They look exactly alike but the standing up ones are much hotter than the hanging down ones. The standing up ones are the better of the two. The hanging down ones are not quite hot enough. The standing up ones are perfect.



GP they look good I did plant some of those as well they were really good. I didnt plant any habenero peppers this year i should have.
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