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Blog series by Dave Bardin consisting of 6 parts so far

Part 1: Tilling and seedlings

04-03-2011 08:49 PM by Dave Bardin | 9 comments »

Here is this years garden. Its about 130’ long. And here are my starters, beans, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash. There are a few others and a small strawberry planter with herbs.--the upper end

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Part 2: The garden is in

04-25-2011 08:19 PM by Dave Bardin | 5 comments »

Well I have learned not to seed the beans or peas until I have started all the rest of the seedlings for at least two weeks. My wife and I had planted the beans two weeks ago and some rain set in. We managed to get the rest in working together. We planted 90 tomatoes, 60 beans and peas, a row of cucumbers, a row of squash, assorted peppers, watermelons and honeydews. The bell peppers and okra did not germinate so off to the store later to buy some. Here are a few pictures. The black you se...

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Part 3: A little taller and a lot of weeding needed.

05-27-2011 07:44 PM by Dave Bardin | 13 comments »

The garden is doing pretty good but we haven’t had any real rain in 26 days. I have added watermelon, cauliflower, okra and some bell peppers. Its in need of some heavy weeding. We are getting up at 6:00 am and work it while it’s a litle cool. It has been in the mid 90’s and very humid. I have also built my wife a garden table for cleaning the harvest. I went out in the back pasture and repurposed a old sink too.

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Part 4: Spring time.

03-21-2012 06:49 PM by Dave Bardin | 13 comments »

Well in the next week or two I will be breaking ground again for the garden. Yesterday I mowed the tall weeds and mulched the winter leaves up. We just got about 2 inches of rain and that will hamper me getting the tiller out. I will get some pictures before and after the ground breaking. I hope everyone has had a good winter. This winter was the warmest I can ever remember. And last summer was hot. It was so hot that the wife and I left some unpicked fruit in the garden. We still have a fair...

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Part 5: Ground breaking

03-28-2012 06:05 PM by Dave Bardin | 5 comments »

I managed to break ground today. There is a good chance of rain this weekend and I wanted to get the ground turned over before the ground gets any wetter. We have got 10 to 12 inches of rain in the last 4 weeks and is is still to wet. If I don’t get it while I can it will cause me to have to wait for a few weeks past Easter.Before After While the tilling was going on, one of my best mouser’s was watching from the pecan tree. I made a short video of LAST ye...

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Part 6: heirloom tomato

07-29-2013 05:15 PM by Dave Bardin | 13 comments »

This year was very wet. The side of the yard that I normally place my garden was wet 3 weeks past Easter. I had to go to the driest part of the yard next to the bedrooms. This was a plus because I can sit in the AC and watch my garden. I planted 24 tomatoes and half of them were heirloom tomatoes, the others are better boys. I fertilized wit a small amount of triple 13 every 2 weeks. With that said I have 9 foot plants. habanero jalapeno And you cant forget my tin man for...

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