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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Back Yard Garden In Lancaster,Ohio 2012

This is what I call “QUALITY TIME FARMS” LOL

Actually, I started  planting the garden yesterday 5/7/2012.. but before starting I thought I’d take a few photos and work on a blog post. (Anything to get out of doing some actual work LOL)

First a preview of all the veggie plants.. Most were started inside about the 1st of Feb.

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I will be planting 5 different varieties of tomatoes,2 varieties of green peppers,2 varieties of cucumbers,zucchini and, butternut squash. Onions,green beans and, beets are planted early directly in the garden.

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All the seeds this year are from Burpee.

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The green pepper seeds were the slowest to germinate and the slowest  growing of all the  plants. Next year I will start them even earlier.

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Now let’s take a look at the garden. Linda and I just have a small in town lot but just about all of it is used for “growing”

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The soil has been prepared (rototilled,fertilized,and I use Garden Preen to help with weed control.) I need to reinstall the fence on the left.

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The fence will keep small critters out, rabbit,groundhog,raccoon but not deer.Also, I have a live catch which I sometimes use. See previous posts.

DSC_0019I used this small outdoor greenhouse to help start the plants. From Amazon

Click on photo to buy.

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This area outside the fence is the strawberry patch.This spring I replanted this area after totally weeding and re-tilling. As you can see weeds are once again trying to take over. The Preen did not work at all in this area and I don’t know why. I did get half of this area weeded yesterday and planted the extra butternut squash in this area. Last year “critters” didn’t bother the squash planted outside the fence.

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Along the one side of the strawberry patch I have the red raspberries and are they good.

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One of two peach trees and it looks like a good batch of peaches this year.

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One of two pear trees and there will be some pears.

DSC_0032 One of two apple trees.They really haven’t done much. May get rid of them.

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I use the deck as a growing/staging area for the garden. Most of the garden supplies are kept in the shed.

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Strawberry plants in planters. And last but not least.. A few onions.

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JOETODDSAYS210 Thanks for visiting the “Farm.” It does take a good bit of time to grow then process all the fruits & vegetables but Linda and I really enjoy doing it and the food is great.

And Then You Have

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4 comments:

Tony Letts said...

maybe you could airmail me some of that stuff :)

Lona said...

Your garden plants look great Joe. Those little greenhouse are just the thing for starting plants. Mine are outside waiting. I was going set them out until they started hollering about a frost. I hope that changes so I can get my tomatoes planted in containers. My peppers are just starting. I may give up on them and just buy some. LOL! It looks like you are going to have a lot of fruit on the farm. LOL!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

You're making my mouth water Joe! Your garden sounds (and looks) wonderful; I look forward to updates. You two are way more ambitious than we are (oh yeah, but you're way younger too ;>) Our next-door neighbor where we stay in Oregon and our daughter and sil there have nice gardens, so if we're lucky we'll get to share some of the results (sometimes I even pull a weed at our daughter's)!

Marie said...

WOW! I am so impressed! You and Linda do quite a wonderful job with your garden! I hope mine is even half as good as yours once it gets going! I didn't start many things early this time because we have a much longer growing season than most, but I already feel like I am WAY behind! I stare at the ground and WILL plants to poke up through the dirt! :-) Loved seeing all your wonderful plants and your garden space. Can't wait to see more as the season progresses!