2012 Spring Garden - ******Updated******

Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:14 pm

Here is some pictures of my garden this year.

I planted an area twice the size of last years. It is approxiamately 100 feet by 200 feet.

I planted 12 rows of zipper peas, 4 rows of cream 12 peas, 6 rows of corn, 2 rows of okra, 1 row of squash and cucumbers, and 1 row of watermelons and cantaloupes.

I have already plowed the corn 2 times and the peas 1 time.

My new to me cultivators,side dresser and 186 planter seems to be doing a good job. I have as good of a stand as I have ever had. We have been getting rain showers on a regular basis and that has also helped.

Now if I could learn how to plant it straight I would be happy. I just have too many things to watch at one time(seed,fertilizer and where I am going).
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Re: 2012 Spring Garden

Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:26 pm

Looks good Tim! All those home cooked meals will be nice!! :D

Re: 2012 Spring Garden

Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:40 pm

Tezell wrote:Now if I could learn how to plant it straight I would be happy.
Tim...that just means more plants per row !! :{_}:

Re: 2012 Spring Garden

Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:51 pm

Dave, That's just what Boss told me when we were planting corn two years ago. :D

Bob

Re: 2012 Spring Garden

Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:02 pm

Somebody last year called it "contour planting". What ever you call it, I seem to be good at it. :oops:

Re: 2012 Spring Garden

Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:20 pm

Tim,

Your garden looks good, and for those interested - - - (100 X 200) / 43560 = .459 acre. A sizable garden patch, in my book.

As for your contour planting, take a look at this http://www.google.com/imgres?q=contour+farming&hl=en&sa=X&biw=1024&bih=653&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=gIVMNaSlNjVfIM:&imgrefurl=http://www.visualphotos.com/image/2x2913932/farms_and_contour_strip_farming&docid=VKABqUpm0xrNdM&imgurl=http://www.visualphotos.com/photo/2x2913932/farms_and_contour_strip_farming_cb052834.jpg&w=700&h=487&ei=83h_T-eVC4Si9QTtsanmBw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=532&vpy=4&dur=2188&hovh=187&hovw=269&tx=190&ty=122&sig=105308276723350144091&page=3&tbnh=141&tbnw=201&start=28&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:28,i:142

Bill

Re: 2012 Spring Garden

Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:34 pm

Mr. Bill,

If my rows were longer, I think they would look just like that. They tend to have a curve in them. :lol:

Re: 2012 Spring Garden

Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:39 pm

Looks good!

Thanks for sharing,

Re: 2012 Spring Garden

Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:43 pm

I wish it would dry out so we could get started... I'm kinda envious... Looks great, Tim!

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:59 am

Looks great, we Northeners have some catching up to do !!!

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:30 am

We have had an unusually warm spring here in Mo., more like early summer than spring. I planted a good bit of my garden 3 or 4 weeks earlier than normal. We are having a cold snap right now, no frost yet, but the frost may get a lot of it, or at the least set it back some, just have to wait and see. Normally in this area you do not get gardens planted till first part of May.

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Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:53 am

It is amazing what 4" of perfectly timed rain and some fertilizer will do. I plowed it yesterday.
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:18 pm

man that is looking good, you will have a crop before you know it

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Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:58 pm

Looking good, Tim!