2024 garden season

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I grow my own sweet potato plants in the greenhouse. They are a long season crop, take a LOT of work and space so most people dont do them.
You can start your own plants in pots or in a cold frame,--even just in the ground off to the side of the garden out of the way. Not hard to do. They are however a heat loving plant and wont grow much til weather warms up so I start them in the greenhouse.
Some of last year crop. Had several that were 12.5 pounds and yes we ate them! They were great at that size.
Dont ask what the skidder is doing in the garden! lol!
 

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   / 2024 garden season #142  
I grow my own sweet potato plants in the greenhouse. They are a long season crop, take a LOT of work and space so most people dont do them.
You can start your own plants in pots or in a cold frame,--even just in the ground off to the side of the garden out of the way. Not hard to do. They are however a heat loving plant and wont grow much til weather warms up so I start them in the greenhouse.
Some of last year crop. Had several that were 12.5 pounds and yes we ate them! They were great at that size.
Dont ask what the skidder is doing in the garden! lol!
Very impressive
 
   / 2024 garden season #143  
Finished mulching the Pumpkins & Ornamental corn last evening. No more cultivating/hoeing for the rest of the Summer. Will do a walk through every few days to check up close, and spray when needed. Gotta' love it when you have to hunt for weeds if any happen to pop up.

Tomatoes & Peppers aren't big enough to mulch around yet, probably at least 2 weeks before having to do that.
 

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   / 2024 garden season #144  
Finished mulching the Pumpkins & Ornamental corn last evening. No more cultivating/hoeing for the rest of the Summer. Will do a walk through every few days to check up close, and spray when needed. Gotta' love it when you have to hunt for weeds if any happen to pop up.

Tomatoes & Peppers aren't big enough to mulch around yet, probably at least 2 weeks before having to do that.
That’s a large area to mulch. What do you use?
 
   / 2024 garden season #145  
The crows decided they didn't want me to have most of my sweet potatoes so they pulled the plants up. I have the 12 Ga. loaded now.

I picked the shell beans(Bountiful), shelled them, vac sealed and froze. I got 10 quarts. Planning on planting a late crop as soon as we get some rain.

Corn and butter beans need rain to finish filling out.
 
   / 2024 garden season #146  
The crows decided they didn't want me to have most of my sweet potatoes so they pulled the plants up. I have the 12 Ga. loaded now.

I picked the shell beans(Bountiful), shelled them, vac sealed and froze. I got 10 quarts. Planning on planting a late crop as soon as we get some rain.

Corn and butter beans need rain to finish filling out.
I have found the same bird problems with bean sprouts. So now I put wire hoops down the row and cover with plastic mesh until the beans are past the sprouts stage. I don’t have time to guard the garden with my shotgun.
 
   / 2024 garden season #147  
I don't either but I'm thinking an encounter or two might run them away. I certainly don't have time to cover everything with mesh. My half rows are 272 feet long.
 
   / 2024 garden season #148  
I don't either but I'm thinking an encounter or two might run them away. I certainly don't have time to cover everything with mesh. My half rows are 272 feet long.
That’s a lot of area. My rows are only100’ and the mesh comes in 100’ rolls. I made hoops out of 9 gauge wire.
 
   / 2024 garden season #149  
Yea, I have about 3 acres or so fenced with 8' field fence for the deer.
 
 
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