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#181745 - 09/09/09 01:16 AM Re: Victory garden [Re: TeacherRO]
DaveT Offline
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Registered: 08/15/03
Posts: 208
Loc: NE Ohio
I've had good luck/output with kale, Tuscan kale and Swiss chard. My cherry tomato varietals have been producing very well. My larger tomatoes have had rather sparse output - it's been a cool summer. The zucchinis and summer squash have just about run their course for the year.

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#181751 - 09/09/09 01:45 AM Re: Victory garden [Re: DaveT]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
We've gotten <10 tomatoes... but in a couple days depending on the weather we may get 20-40 tomatoes!

We got a few peppers but have about 10 more on the plants that will be ready in a week or so!

The corn was a bust! Each stalk had 2 but they were tiny, and the corn kernals were VERY TINY.

Zucchini has been producing steadily in the bed, the planter ones had about 1 or 2 each early in the season then STOPPED frown They never grew it was odd. In a day or so we`ll have about 3 - 5 from our one huge plant! And then many more soon after too.

Some new pics on the blog, but a lot more coming.
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#181755 - 09/09/09 02:13 AM Re: Victory garden [Re: Todd W]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Todd, did you plant the corn in long lines or in rectangular blocks?

Sue

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#181761 - 09/09/09 02:57 AM Re: Victory garden [Re: Susan]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
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Loc: Mountains of CA
Originally Posted By: Susan
Todd, did you plant the corn in long lines or in rectangular blocks?

Sue


We only were able to transplant 3 from seeds, one I pulled early on. Thus they were in a line, next to the tomatoes. Spaced out probably more than needed too but they were only 2-4" from the side of our raised bed which may have prevented proper root formation.

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#181778 - 09/09/09 12:20 PM Re: Victory garden [Re: TeacherRO]
Blast Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3556
Loc: Spring, Texas
Giving okra away to neighbors, fig tree is loaded with fruit.

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#181807 - 09/09/09 04:44 PM Re: Victory garden [Re: Todd W]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Todd, the reason I asked is because corn is wind-pollinated, not by insects. Just a few plants, or plants in one or two long lines usually don't get pollinated very well. If you try it again next year, try planting in blocks, 5x5 plants or more.

Sue

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#181825 - 09/09/09 06:10 PM Re: Victory garden [Re: Susan]
Paul810 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 1428
Loc: NJ, USA
My apples, tomatoes, and cherries were quite poor this year. Strangely, the cucumbers did quite well and the pumpkin plant that started growing in my front yard has nearly taken over the place. If it keeps it up I won't have to go pumpkin-picking this year. grin

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#181837 - 09/09/09 08:47 PM Re: Victory garden [Re: Paul810]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Thanks Susan for the info!
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#181870 - 09/10/09 01:53 AM Re: Victory garden [Re: Todd W]
thseng Offline
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Registered: 03/24/06
Posts: 899
Loc: NW NJ
By unpopular demand, here's my little SFG at it's peak:
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#182019 - 09/12/09 03:41 AM Re: Victory garden [Re: thseng]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2175
Nice garden - Next year I'm adding various kinds of lettuce...about 12 plants

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