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Name: Don
south-central alabama (Zone 8a)
olhippie
May 12, 2018 8:36 AM CST
Here's some pics of how the garden is coming along. You can tell from pics what gets watered and what don't. The corn only gets rain water and it needs rain. The fenced garden, I use drip irrigation. Got 4 rows of whipporill peas, 2 rows of TP mississippi creams, 1 row okra, then the row of tomatoes and peppers...plus the containers.

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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
May 12, 2018 1:18 PM CST
That's a very neat, tidy garden. Very nice.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
May 13, 2018 10:46 AM CST
Wow, so much room and so neatly laid out with no weeds in site!! Beautiful!! Hurray!
Name: Don
south-central alabama (Zone 8a)
olhippie
May 13, 2018 2:07 PM CST
I'll be fair. I will take pics as time goes by. A month from now, it may not look as clean. That's all I'm planting til late July when I will plant some late peas.
Name: Ed
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Intheswamp
May 13, 2018 7:28 PM CST
That's looking great, olhippie!!!
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Name: Don
south-central alabama (Zone 8a)
olhippie
May 16, 2018 11:59 AM CST
We've had from 50-70% chance of rain this week and so far not a drop. I laid by my corn Sunday afternoon thinking we would be getting rain. It needs rain bad.

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Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
May 16, 2018 12:11 PM CST
olhippie said:We've had from 50-70% chance of rain this week and so far not a drop. I laid by my corn Sunday afternoon thinking we would be getting rain. It needs rain bad


That corn looks to be days away from attaining the blue-grey color of death.
I have seen it up here often enough where the rain finally comes but the corn just sits there the same size and color till plowed under.
Hope rain comes soon enough.
Name: Ed
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Intheswamp
May 16, 2018 1:02 PM CST
19 days here, olhippie. We got a trace yesterday...not enough to leave a mark in the dust. But, we had a good little rain here in Luverne the other day...doesn't do my garden much good, though. The honey bees are working the birdbath over hard....saw a bluejay at it the other day freaking out because of all the bees.<sigh>

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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
May 16, 2018 2:07 PM CST
Nothing, nada, zip, no rain. AL is not doing well in the natural watering department. 45% chance this afternoon, we'll see. olhippie VERY NICE garden. Hi Intheswamp.
This is all I have going in the veggie garden, I'm mostly a flower kind of gal now.
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Name: Ed
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Intheswamp
May 16, 2018 2:20 PM CST
Howdy Kabby!!! Looks like somebody's gonna be eatin' some 'mater sandwiches!!!!! nodding Thumbs up
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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
May 16, 2018 5:36 PM CST
Yes indeed, looking forward to eating and canning. We ran out of tomatoes this winter, homemade soup is not right without them!
Name: Don
south-central alabama (Zone 8a)
olhippie
May 16, 2018 8:14 PM CST
Hey Kabby, I usually only set out about 6 tomato plants. With me trying out some in containers for first time, plus ones in the ground, I got 12. More peppers than I ever set out also.
Name: Kabby
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Kabby
May 16, 2018 9:16 PM CST
Next yr I might try some cayenne peppers for pepper sauce and a cucumber or two.
Name: Ed
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Intheswamp
May 17, 2018 4:46 AM CST
Kabby said:Next yr I might try some cayenne peppers for pepper sauce and a cucumber or two.


It's not to late.... Big Grin
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 17, 2018 10:17 AM CST
Intheswamp said:

It's not to late.... Big Grin


I agree Try some this year and you have a head start as next year you will know what you want to grow. Fresh cucumbers are great and go so well with fresh tomatoes from the garden.

As far as peppers have you ever tried any of the Japanese or Asian ones? Such as Shishito. Gosh those are so tasty grilled.
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
May 17, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Ed, Rita I have cucumber seeds from a swap, very tempting. I really only grow the peppers for pepper sauce and pickled okra. I use the sauce for turnips in the fall and winter. I let it sit up a year before using. I've used some from a neighbor and all the sauce was was hot, no flavor to it. So the preferences there are cayenne or serrano. Not a big adventurer huh?
On the plus side 1/2" of rain last night!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 17, 2018 10:44 AM CST
Hey, you should plant what makes you happy as it is your garden. nodding

Me I love my tomatoes and peppers and all the other veggies that I grow.
Name: Don
south-central alabama (Zone 8a)
olhippie
May 19, 2018 7:21 PM CST
Well, only got a little less than a 1/4" rain this week. Better than nothing, but need more on the corn. But...... picked first banana peppers this afternoon.


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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 19, 2018 7:30 PM CST
olhippie said:Well, only got a little less than a 1/4" rain this week. Better than nothing, but need more on the corn. But...... picked first banana peppers this afternoon.


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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Kabby
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Kabby
May 19, 2018 9:27 PM CST
Good for you olhippie! Hurray!

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