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Left to right, Garlic,Spinach,Lettuce/Turnips,Peas,Collards/Cabbage/Kale,Tomatoes,Peppers

Asparagus In the Raised Beds,Couple more weeks to harvest for the year :)

I Built this planter this year, we put in Carrots and Beats! Juicing Material!


This is our 2nd Garden, I Rent the Lot next to us for a Dollar a year...Corn, Beans & Taters...

Potatoes Lookin GREAT!!

Silver Queen White SWEET Corn! :)
Planted with Beans(Tenderettes,Beans are Slow this year!)

I had some local Potatoes last year, WOW, Grocery store Potatoes are fake! Should have a year of taters for us this yr.

Grapes and Blackberries, There WILL be Lots of Wine Made this year :)
I live in a city, not bad for a city Garden :)
I have Cukes,Zucchini, Cantaloupe and Watermelon planted around here to, No pics of them yet...Lots of Rain Here In West Virginia Lately, Hopefully Sunshine will get them Beans Goin :)
 

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Very nice! I keep trying to expand a little each year. I haven't tried potatoes yet, but I think that will be on the list next year!

You've done a great job!
 

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everything looks fertile, fresh and healthy!

Nice work, keep us posted on your progress throughout the year.
 

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Oooooo, love garden pics.

I am digging the asparagus patch with the blocks.

And....I am so glad I'm not the only one with a random empty six pack floating around the yard. I swear I pick them up and stack them neatly and those d*mn Garden Gnomes scatter them around again!!!
 

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Very nice pics, thank you for sharing
 

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Oooooo, love garden pics.

I am digging the asparagus patch with the blocks.

And....I am so glad I'm not the only one with a random empty six pack floating around the yard. I swear I pick them up and stack them neatly and those d*mn Garden Gnomes scatter them around again!!!
lol, I thought about picking it up before the picture then said to myself, no, I'm too Tired lol.

i looked hard at first picture and trying to figure out the dog in the picture

is his head missing? :D
That is Dixie, she is 6 months old and the craziest dog I ever seen.It would not surprise me if she lost her head and is still walking around looking for it...she is St Bernard/Walker mix.
Taters for the year ? How do you store the years supply when you dig em up ? Your garden looks great.
We Got a Excalibur dehydrator 3 weeks ago, we will be dehydrating alot of Taters, also will store alot in the basement.

Spectacular set up and space!

I LOVE garden porn. Your hard work equals REAL food.
It is amazing how great food taste grown locally,The Potatoes we bought here last year was simply amazing,Better Texture,Taste and hold up ALOT better when cooking, Best Potatoes I have ever eaten...I never Imagined that there would be such a huge difference in store potatoes and locally grown,I was always hesitant to give the potato the space in the garden,but lesson learned...The Simple home grown Potato has my respect now.:)

Looking good! And good deal on the dollar a year rental!
You Bet! I will also have to post a picture of our Tractor , we Bought it 3 lots down at a yard sale for 225.2 years ago, Then We bought a pull behind tiller at auction that was practically brand new for 400 bucks...The wife will be driving the Antique Tractor in The Towns Strawberry Festival Parade This Saturday.:rolleyes:
 

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A Month Later

Corn Beans and Potatoes...all seem to be doing good, Had to keep replanting Beans but they are filing in..


I'm very Proud of the Potatoes, only my 2nd try at them, last year went in too late..

The Beats and Carrot bed are doing fine, Been eating the Beet leaves :)

The Spinach and peas are gone, not much of a harvest on them as the weather turned hot for a few days, Replanted them rows with corn and beans,

Pepper and tomatoes are doing fine, I will have to straw the tomatoes as this used to be a old gravel parking spot and can't drive any stakes in the ground for support..

Garlic is close to harvest in a few weeks,Will replant with swiss Chard which I have found out is AWESOME!

Found a spot to plant a cantaloupe seed..,

Carrots and tomatoes with lettuce in a raised bed spot ..They all seem happy..
 

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I know for some of you this is so so as your growing season starts before mine in WV...But things for my zone are taking off early... I have corn tasseling in June...Update with pics...














And This Picture....where I'm moving Thousands Of Gallons Of water today to the 2nd Garden because WV is in a Semi Drought...
 

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Nice garden! Never seen a little tractor like that before. Can you tell us anything about it? Your soil looks great too by the way.
 

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Nice garden! Never seen a little tractor like that before. Can you tell us anything about it? Your soil looks great too by the way.
we Love Our Little Tractor, I bought it at a neighbors yard sale for 200, found the tiller(like brand new) at a auction for 375.00..It is a Speedex, made in Ohio I believe(1975) The Wife drives it in our parade every year..

Silver Queen Corn had me worried for awhile but has Risen to the challenge of a HOT dry year..



Grapes are having another good year..


Potatoes did very well..we been raiding them, dying off now and wont be long to dig'em..


Gonna have ALOT of Blackberries..


First year at Watermelons..wow do they grow FAST!


Peppers, Tomatoes(which are growing like mad) Late Planting of Corn and half Runners(where the Turnips,spinach was) Collards going to can alot of them tonight :) I will take some pics of them canned,we found a nice recipe if anyone is interested.


and the Beets and Carrot bed..Been eating them alot and replanting..Been very successful for us in this raised bed...
 

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Do you have any trouble controlling the blackberry's?

Over here they are a noxious weed (illegal to grow them), and i had some in my backyard for a while and they where an absolute nightmare to get rid of (and they didn't even fruit anyway)
 
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