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Garden 2019
« on: February 25, 2019, 06:59:43 AM »
Can't believe it's time to get the garden started here in Oklahoma.  Going with the same area as last year - 8' x 40' but due to a new addition to the family, had to build a 2 wire fence this weekend.  He's not real happy!


Got everything rototilled before the weekend then did the fence and raked out a spot for the early crops.


Planted a row of shallots, yellow onions, kale/arugula, romaine/buttercrunch and spinach.  Will plant another row of spinach in 2 weeks to try and extend the harvest.


Next up will be carrots, potatoes, beets and asparagus.  Planted some asparagus last year and will be filling in the remainder this year.  It takes a few seasons before producing good quality and enough to cut and eat.


Hope others have gardens and want to share some tips and pictures through the year.

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 06:17:27 AM »
Cant wait to see how it plays out this year!
I don't remember if I told you, but I really like salsa ;)

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 07:01:04 AM »
Rub it in Russ :mg:! Kinda hard to do any gardening with 2 ft. of snow on the ground :wtf:

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 07:26:56 AM »
Russ, do you start watering it right away too?

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 09:57:42 AM »
Dan, I was going to bring you some on your OK hunt but......


Bill, a garden in Oklahoma vs snow/mountains in Colorado, not exactly a fair choice!


Derek, I lightly watered the few rows after I planted to help with the seed germination.  I knew we had a few warm days before more crappy weather so not doing any watering now.  Getting some light mist and low temps so letting it be.


It's possible the colder weather may impact a little and if so will just re-sow seeds in the gaps in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 10:19:32 AM »
I was considering on growing some 'Hippie Lettuce' along with my tomatoes this year, but then I found out you cant grow MaryJane if you have a concealed carry permit.




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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 12:33:58 PM »
I guess it won't be concealed for very long if someone is trying to take your lettuce!  Isn't that like the old western days when you can shoot on sight if stealing your horse?


Oklahoma just passed all the medical marijuana laws last year and got dispensaries popping up everywhere along with LOTS of "patients".  I can guarantee there's some serious lying on the federal background forms because everyone in Oklahoma owns at least 2-3 guns.

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 12:34:41 PM »
I was considering on growing some 'Hippie Lettuce' along with my tomatoes this year, but then I found out you cant grow MaryJane if you have a concealed carry permit.




Rules rules :)


Thats a strange rule. I can understand you cant be all smoked up while packing just like with alcohol but dont understand why you couldnt grow it. Seems like the rules are always aimed at the law abiding folks.

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 01:28:43 PM »
I second the unfairness of posting your garden pics when were still fighting snow. We have about two feet here in North Idaho and more on the way.

I do have plans for my garden this year including two more raised beds. I grew a few pickling cucumbers last year and the pickles I made lasted two weeks so more of those are my biggest priority.


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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2019, 02:25:00 PM »
Ribo, I've got a really good refrigerator pickle recipe that doesn't require canning/hot bathing if interested.  Easily adjusted for pickled jalapenos/onions/carrots or asparagus.


Only drawback is the pickles take longer to 'mature' before eating than ones that are canned but they're more crisp.  Got about 20 quarts from last year that we are just now starting to eat.  Some with a jalapeno, a serrano or habanero just to kick things up a notch.


Make bread and butter pickles too!


P.S. The Dos XX are for guests - real beer is in the other fridge!

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2019, 03:52:17 PM »
Ribo, I've got a really good refrigerator pickle recipe that doesn't require canning/hot bathing if interested.  Easily adjusted for pickled jalapenos/onions/carrots or asparagus.


Only drawback is the pickles take longer to 'mature' before eating than ones that are canned but they're more crisp.  Got about 20 quarts from last year that we are just now starting to eat.  Some with a jalapeno, a serrano or habanero just to kick things up a notch.


Make bread and butter pickles too!


P.S. The Dos XX are for guests - real beer is in the other fridge!


Oh man, that looks awesome. Could you PM me some recipe's?

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2019, 04:57:37 PM »
I am interested in the recipe. The recipe I use calls for red pepper flakes that I used but I cut it down from what the recipe calls for. Mine turned out great but I would like to try some others. I will post the recipe I used if I can find it. 

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2019, 05:03:16 PM »
Dan, I was going to bring you some on your OK hunt but......


Bill, a garden in Oklahoma vs snow/mountains in Colorado, not exactly a fair choice!


Derek, I lightly watered the few rows after I planted to help with the seed germination.  I knew we had a few warm days before more crappy weather so not doing any watering now.  Getting some light mist and low temps so letting it be.


It's possible the colder weather may impact a little and if so will just re-sow seeds in the gaps in a couple of weeks.


I'll be there a few times this year.... no ifs ands or buts!
I'm drawing a bull tag this year there too :upthumb:

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2019, 05:13:06 PM »
Looks awesome Russ! :upthumb:

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2019, 05:38:39 PM »
Dan, elk brats with some home made green tomato relish(called chow chow in the south).  Green tomatoes, cabbage, jalapenos, bell peppers, vinegar, a few other spices combined and canned.


I can toss a few recipes you guys way just don't tell my Mom!  Actually, there are a couple of recipes that when I go over to help she already has the spices in the jars so I don't have a clue how much or exactly what!  Says I'll get her recipe book when she can't cook anymore.  :)

 

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