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Tue Jun 9, 2015, 03:39 PM

The Peas Are Blooming In My Yard

And other stuff, too.
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Pea pods:

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Reply The Peas Are Blooming In My Yard (Original post)
libodem Jun 2015 OP
libodem Jun 2015 #1
alfie Jun 2015 #2
libodem Jun 2015 #4
libodem Jun 2015 #3
libodem Jun 2015 #5
DirtyHippyBastard Jun 2015 #6
libodem Jun 2015 #7
GreatGazoo Jun 2015 #8
libodem Jun 2015 #9
GreatGazoo Jun 2015 #10
libodem Jun 2015 #12
libodem Jun 2015 #11
libodem Jun 2015 #13

Response to libodem (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 03:43 PM

1. I'm not great wth the picture posting

So I have to import one at a time.
Here is my tomato in a box:

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 03:44 PM

2. What kind did you plant?

What zone are you? I am in 7 B, toms and sweet peppers are blooming with a few babies. Beans and crowder peas showing no signs of blooms yet.

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Response to alfie (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 03:51 PM

4. I'm in the Idaho

Banana belt. It's freakin' 90 out today. These should be a medium slicing tomato. I have flowers and a couple set on my ground plant.

The ground tomato is way out maxing the poor boxed baby.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 03:46 PM

3. Tomato

In the sunny flower bed:

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 04:15 PM

5. Front yard

Sweet peas:

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 04:29 PM

6. Those nasturtiums look quite tasty.

It's been years since I have had any, but they are just the thing to spice up a garden salad.

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Response to DirtyHippyBastard (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 06:27 PM

7. They are my bug guards

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But, they taste like a radish, sorta.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 02:13 PM

8. Nice stuff !

I grew favas for the first time this year -- neat white flowers with an extra set of black pedals. Tried the first of the pods today (raw) -- they are as big as my hand but still growing. I have 3 favas and 3 snow peas in the same pot with a tomato cage for the peas to climb. Worked pretty well and kept the fava from sprawling and breaking.

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Response to GreatGazoo (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 02:29 PM

9. Good plan

It was so sunny yesterday that I had a tough time with the pictures. It got 99 out and a record was set.

Its been a good 12 years since I have had space for a vegetable garden. My garden space is shaded by that shed to the south and my house to the east. It finally gets full sun after noon.The ground is rocky as if it had been a parking lot in the past or if they used road mix to fill it.

It was covered end to end with the former owner's grass clippings and I added another 4 feet of fall leaves. I planted the edges after I picked out 2 five gallon buckets of 1" rocks. I still have compost composting in the center.

I should try another picture today, now that we are cloud covered and expecting thunder storms.

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Response to libodem (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 02:37 PM

10. We had a couple hot weeks in early May and I was worried that the snow peas would not form

before dying back but they made it through and are producing nicely now -- has been 70s with rain every 3 days for a while now.

Most of the snow peas sold in US supermarkets are flown in from Guatemala where they are grown in the mountains to avoid high temps and extend their season by growing at different altitudes. I find the supermarket snow peas to be rubbery unless they were just received. I love them fresh off the plant (and so do my dogs).

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Response to GreatGazoo (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 02:49 PM

12. I think I started in March

Getting my ground ready. There was a pile of logs and some really cool rocks under a tarp, under that ton of wet groady vegetation. Loved the groovy rocks snd used the logs to frame flower beds I made along the back yard fence.

I started early because I was so happy to have a place to plant. The back yard proper has the best soil and light. Hence the tomato in a box and one in the flower bed.

And more peas on the back fence. Some are snap and some are sweet.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 02:39 PM

11. Another picture

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 04:34 PM

13. Proud of my Pea Patch

I 'spose.

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