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  1. chevychase

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    Does anyone else here put out a garden? I put most of mine out today.
    Tomatoes ..pepper green bell...squash...cucumbers...onions..corn..beans later when corn gets about a foot tall..
    so beans will trail up the corn....more later yum yum made me hungry.:D
     
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    Yeah me and my dad (72) usually plant one. Got some peas, okra, radishes, squash, cucumber, corn, watermelons, butter beans, green beans, and got some tomatoes blooming. Got one big fig tree and four peach trees that have some very good fruit. Makes great perseveres. Nothing like garden grown products.
     
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    My garden will be going in about 2 weeks from now. Gotta wait till the threat of hard frost is gone.
     
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    Tell you what . Nothing like growing your own..caring for it..watching it grow..best part eating it.
    I don,t put any pesticides on mine. My favorite is frying up some good ole green tomatoes..man can,t wait.
     
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    My grandmother use to out out her garden faithfully every year, but had to stop wasn't growing good and she was getting too old to be out there harvesting it. I have tried to grow a couple things here but all it did was get good and tall nice and green then things wouldn't put out.
     
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    I'm very very tempted to start my own garden someday. In 2003 somewhere i rottotilled,planted all the seeds,watered faithfully..then nothing,it was so much labour for that result i haven't had the gumption since.
     
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    There's an art to all that... and it helps to have a green thumb. :applaud: We've grown some pretty darned good peppers and tomatoes over the years, and strawberries too, but we haven't done it this year... too wrapped up in other things, I guess. Our citrus trees produce every year, and I always harvest all of the fruit (except for those the birds already hit), but I've been too caught up in this project of mine to lay out a vegetable garden this year, on top of all the other yard work that has to be done. Long ago, when we lived in VA, we had a melon patch that kicked out some pretty good melons without a whole lotta fuss. Nowadays, in Kalifornia, the number one cash crop is marijuana... but I still like a good homegrown tomato straight off the vine, there ain't nothin' better, 10-4??? :bow:
     
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    Hey give it another go...you will enjoy. Will keep you in shape especially if you hoe....but i cheat.
    I did use a gas tiller...they are loud..stinky fumes especially on hot days.
    I bought me a electric troybuilt roto tiller..that little thing will tear up jack.The heavy electric motor what helps to dig.
    Surely surprised me..and quiet..can till and still hear the birds sing.

    Here is a pic of the tiller...can run up too..a 200 foot extension cord...but i use a 10-3 cord.
    [​IMG]Has a nice handle right above the motor.
     
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    My daughter got home from college last week and is still not done digging, I was hoping we could leave it this year. The wife and daughter are always motivated until about mid July and then I am outside pulling weeds and taking care of it.
     
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    Know whatcha mean sodell .Mine can we have a bird...dog..fish..cat.. yup but you have to take care of.
    Yea right i get stuck with it . But a garden i have to have or summer does not seem right.
     
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