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Well the garden is almost full. Waiting on a few plants I ordered from Burpee, first time trying that and already I think I'll skip it next year. Local nursery is SO much cheaper and I could have starts a good 6 weeks ahead of Burpee. That or do seeds.

Due to my inability to follow a plan, my garden is going to be a little more crowded than I planned. I have 6 tomato, 9 peppers, two cucumber, two squash, one pumpkin, one watermelon, two green bean, a whole mess of carrots and onions (this is where my planning really went South!), And about 10 lettuce (Romain and buttercrisp). Plus four varieties of potato (aderondack blue, Yukon gold, Beauregard sweet and Bonita sweet).

How is your summer crop coming along and what are you growing this year?
 
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Pictures would be nice.

I finished my gross rototilling today. It will be awhile before anything can be planted, since it is still cold. However I do see a few buds trying to grow.

I go to the local green houses and buy various small plants and place them in a separate cup to get large before planting out. They are kept in my small heated green house until planting time. Sometimes I grow from seed but often more economical to buy.
 
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I have spinach, arugula,peas,d.radish,romaine, and mixed lettuce in garden now. have 100 various seeds going in basement getting ready for planting in may
 
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Slightly better picture. My problem is in the carrots and onions. I had planned for around 2.5ft (12.5sqft) for the two combined and I'm around 5ft now (25sq). Next time I'm using string guides to plot things out and makes sure I don't get carried away!
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A few shots of the potato bags. Aderondack, Yukon and Beauregard. Bonita's going in this weekend I hope.
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Ok, I'm done. Might have gone overboard on the peppers and tomatoes. The plan is to pick out favorites and cut the number of plants in half..ish next year. 4 tomato's and 6 peppers would be my goal. Stands at 6 and 14 right now.

TOMATO
Sun gold
Brandy boy
Early girl
Mortgage lifter
Sugar rush
Amelia ??

PEPPERS
Sweet banana 3
Great stuff sweet
Good as gold Italian
Golden giant
Candy apple
Costa Rican sweet
Thunderbolt

HOTS
jalapeno 2
Fish
Serrano
Dancing spirits

Cucumber, sweet success 2

Squash, golden egg 2

Pie pumpkin 2

Beans (I don't remember, blue lake something or other??) 2

Romain lettuce
Buttercrisp
Carrots
Onion; red, white and yellow

Sweet potato, Beauregard
Sweet potato, Bonita
Potato, aderondack blue
Potato, Yukon gold
 
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Coming along nicely! Picked a jalapeno today. Sugar rush tomato's are going crazy and I have some squash, cucumber and melons flowering (with tiny fruit coming in!). My beans seen of to a slow start for some reason, they were planted at the same time as the squash. Romain lettuce is looking pretty good too. Looks like it's starting to heart up, never grown it before so not sure what to expect.

Potatoes are doing great and even the sweets are starting to fill out . Carrots are a bit lackluster, too hot me thinks. And some of the onions look good, some not so much.

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Thats awesome! I want to point out the white grow bagsfor temperature control! You may advance to the next grow level in my game thats for sure!
Learned that last season. Cooked a few potatoes in the bag and fried the roots of lots of other plants. Went for light colors this year. Still have a few dark pots, but only in large sizes. Even those are probably cooking a few roots and holding plants back. I'm also hoping the fabric cools better than plastic.
 
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Learned that last season. Cooked a few potatoes in the bag and fried the roots of lots of other plants. Went for light colors this year. Still have a few dark pots, but only in large sizes. Even those are probably cooking a few roots and holding plants back. I'm also hoping the fabric cools better than plastic.
And I have 24 or so black ones in my shed!:mad:
 
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