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This is my “main garden” everything else branches from it. It’s primarily for veggies, but one row goes to the herbs, one for misc. flowers and one to the giant sunflowers (the other sunflowers are located in a different block). Rough estimate of size is probably 50’ square? I haven’re really measured it before, maybe I should this spring when i work it up and plant it up. Statring from the feild and working towards the barn the rows go as follows. R1 is misc flowers this year I did my own mini petunia crop trials (because i was unimpressed with the market discriptions of the ones out there). I also had a varriety of calla lily bulbs, amaryllis, cosmos, gladiolus, a my mutant canna and a red castor bean. R2 is assorted veggies, eggplant (our first year and rediculously succesful!), swiss chard (4 varrieties), and khol rhabi(3 kinds).R3 is herbs. beginning with basil(thia, siam queen, cinnomon, lemon, purple ruffles, red sail, spicey globe, sweet basil…might have been more hehe), oregano(golden, greek and verrigated), thyme (lemon and golden), verbena, sage (golden, tricolour, bergmont(?), and purpl), stevia, paresley(mix), varrigated peppermint, lemon balm, summer savoury, dill, and chives (garlic and regular). R4 is a double row of peppers, 99% sweet but a few end up being hot for my dad and a friend, but we have a good variety of kinds, all colours and regular up to giants. Next row (5) it 3 wire fence pannelse, that i grow my cherry tomatoes on, cucumbers and some years i put beans also, others its more cukes. R6 is for our tomatoes. We built custom holders (t post with welded rebars), they’re probably 5’ tall, and most of the plants will hit that by mid sumer, then we train them accross. We grow red, yellow and pinks also. Sizes range from early golf ball to bohemoth beefsteaks 8” diameter. The final row (7) is reserved for grwing the giant sunflowers be it the tall ones or the ones with large heads, the other sunflowers are grown in a different plot.

The big theing we try and keep in mind when planting this one up is ease of maintanence, i spend all day at work weeding I don’t want to spend all my free time weeding aswell. The soloution to that is pretty simple, make the rows wide enough to run the tiller up and down.

Hope you guys like it.
Sib ;)


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GrandmaT

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hardiness zone 9

posted 01-24-2008 11:55 AM

You weren’t kidding when you said you gardened!! Your gardens are manicured and quite beautiful. Reminds me of my grandpa’s garden; but on a larger scale.

How many acres do you farm? Do you market your produce?

Anxious to read your “text” ... GREAT PICTURES!!! Glad you have joined us Syble. :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Greenthumb

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posted 01-24-2008 02:15 PM

NICE

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 01-24-2008 03:56 PM

Sweet!!! (and yummy) and neat as a pin!! :) impressive

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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syble

126 posts in 3681 days

posted 01-24-2008 04:13 PM

I’m currently house sitting so when i was at home earlier (feeding animals and the like) I quickly uploaded a set of the main garden. I was hoping to upload a couple sets of photos for my different gardens (sunflower, bog and herb as this is mostly my veggie garden), is there a way to load multiple gardens or is that more suited to the projects section? still getting a handle on these neat features!
Thanks for the kind words.
Sib ;)

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3752 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 01-24-2008 04:49 PM

You might ask “MsDebbieP” or “Damocles” this question … they are better at posting pictures than I am. I still have to ask hubby to “stand over me” as I go through (my wirtten notes), step by step and pray for the best. LOL!!!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Jason

840 posts in 3728 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 01-24-2008 09:55 PM

FWIW, I create a project for each of my beds. I’m able to upload the pics to the project to show the highlights of each bed. You can also add pics to individual posts, which need to be hosted at a place like Photobucket (free image hosting online).

Hope this helps!

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3752 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 01-24-2008 10:09 PM

Syb … really enjoyed reading about the pictures you posted. Can’t wait to see your other beds …

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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syble

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posted 01-24-2008 10:24 PM

fair enough, I figured it might be something like that. Fortunately from my foruming activity i have a good varriety of picks on my photobucket account!
Thanks for the help!
Sib ;)

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3874 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 01-25-2008 06:32 AM

looking forward to seeing them ALL :)

another idea to organize your gardens is to BLOG about them and set up difference series for each. Then, whenever you want to post something about a specific garden you just select that series and add away.

Click on “POST NEW” blog… and I think the rest is self-explanatory.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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syble

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posted 01-25-2008 07:48 AM

I was planning on using the blogs to do some time lines. The bog garden in particular ought to have some facinating “events” to document.
Thanks
sib ;)

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PanamaJack

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posted 03-12-2008 09:49 PM

Very cool Syble.

-- One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade; Chinese Proverb - Zone 5B

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