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Post  AprilakaCCIL 7/6/2011, 11:48 am

Here are a few pics of our getting started with SFG.
flower This is our first year at gardening. flower

Our very first SFG bed. cheers cheers cheers
This bed will be for the Three Sisters Garden.

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We all had fun doing this together and can't wait to see the corn grow.
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Post  Denese 7/7/2011, 2:23 pm

Looks beautiful! Love how you put the weed barrier up and over the sides. That's a really long reach to the middle squares, though. Smile At 5 foot nothing, I have problems reaching the middle of 4 ft. wide boxes. I could never reach yours. Laughing

Can't wait to see more pics once things start growing!
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Post  AprilakaCCIL 7/7/2011, 5:02 pm

Denese wrote:Looks beautiful! Love how you put the weed barrier up and over the sides. That's a really long reach to the middle squares, though. Smile At 5 foot nothing, I have problems reaching the middle of 4 ft. wide boxes. I could never reach yours. Laughing

Can't wait to see more pics once things start growing!

Thank You Denese Very Happy The 6' will be a chore....but I wanted it this way for my corn bed. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Here is my garden plan I just did...I hope it all comes together as planned. Very Happy

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Post  AprilakaCCIL 7/8/2011, 2:37 pm

Lookie at what we found in the mator garden Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Tobacco Hornworm

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Needless to say it's dead now!!! Smile
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Post  Denese 7/8/2011, 3:27 pm

affraid OH NOOOO!! Did ya squish him? Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Post  teamhillbilly 8/2/2011, 10:20 am

AprilakaCCIL wrote:Lookie at what we found in the mator garden Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Tobacco Hornworm

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Needless to say it's dead now!!! Smile

Chickens love them little critters👅
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Post  AprilakaCCIL 8/23/2011, 10:42 pm

Good Eats growing in the garden. Some pictures of what I got this week. Very Happy

Lots of Okra

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Lots of Radish

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And lots of Summer Squash

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Post  sceleste54 8/23/2011, 11:10 pm

Georgeous produce !!
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Post  AprilakaCCIL 8/24/2011, 12:16 am

Thank you Celeste. Very Happy

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Straightneck: Straightneck squash are similar in appearance to crooknecks except that, as the name implies, they have no curve in the neck, which is more slender than the base. These also may become warty as they approach maturity.

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Post  AprilakaCCIL 8/24/2011, 9:02 am

More pictures from the garden this morning.

Going to have to move some lettuce around in the tub, but overall Brittany did a great job getting the lettuce tub prepared. Very Happy

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Being conservative!!! Every penny counts. Very Happy

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Had to remove some pole beans from the bottom right bed. It's just been sooo humid here lately (sigh).

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Considering we had powerful winds come through here X3 in the last couple of weeks, everything is holding up pretty good. Only had to straighten a few of the crops. Very Happy
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Post  AprilakaCCIL 8/30/2011, 9:32 pm

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My little helpers Very Happy

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Post  sherryeo 8/30/2011, 9:49 pm

April! Are you SURE this is your first year gardening? Your garden looks great. The corn in the background looks almost as pretty as your helpers!
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Post  Chopper 8/31/2011, 1:43 am

Would be interested to know how that bigger bed worked out. You can have more than one 4X4 for corn FYI (joking, I am sure you know that). I have grave doubts you will be able to clean up without stepping in it. So, just wondering how that is working. Were it I, and it isn't Very Happy, I would make that a couple of smaller boxes. The pollination should work regardless.
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Post  FamilyGardening 8/31/2011, 2:14 am

cheers april your garden looks fantastic cheers

such pretty helpers too!!

love the sunflower.....this was our first year for them....found out today after pulling them up...they do have some sunflowers seeds in there Very Happy we thru the first one in the compost pile because i didnt see any seeds....just found out they are under the yellow flower part....LOL....Laughing

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Post  Chopper 8/31/2011, 2:25 am

Chopper wrote:Would be interested to know how that bigger bed worked out. You can have more than one 4X4 for corn FYI (joking, I am sure you know that). I have grave doubts you will be able to clean up without stepping in it. So, just wondering how that is working. Were it I, and it isn't Very Happy, I would make that a couple of smaller boxes. The pollination should work regardless.

Btw, I might add that I am a rather clumsy oaf and it is all I can do not to step in the 4X4s. So I may be projecting!
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Post  AprilakaCCIL 8/31/2011, 10:29 pm

sherryeo,

Yep...It's the first yr. for me (smile)...and I still can't seem to grow house plants (co-figure). Very Happy

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I'll be sure to locate and save them my sunflower seeds...(lol @ how you found yours) I did not know this so thank you for the knowledge. bounce

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The size can be overwhelming when there's other stuff in there besides just corn. Next year the beds will have corn in the middle, and the other stuff on the outer ends. Either that, or I'm going to redo at least the 6X10 bed. Very Happy I had to remove the beans because the heat got to them and/or something else that I did not do, but should have done (did not know to do) before planting--The beans were hard to get to in the middle. AprilakaCCIL SFG Pics  926169

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Post  AprilakaCCIL 8/31/2011, 10:43 pm

On a tight budget right now -- Hubby was sick for a week and there goes the extra $$$ for some more garden stuff 4 now.

Any suggestions to how I can make something that don't cost much $ to have my cucumbers climb up on?

I do have some more crates...But no idea in which-a-way to incorporate it for my need.

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Example of a crate is below--used for making my compost bin

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Post  AprilakaCCIL 9/6/2011, 8:48 pm

Well...My corn has been battered beyond repair by the hurricane winds, and the sudden cold air just did not help matters any. AprilakaCCIL SFG Pics  950477

Today with a sadness, I yanked most of our corn stalks out. Now I'm going to place more seeds in the boxes for Fall.

Seems like my summer squash plants took a beating as well, but I'll look at them again tmr. and make a decision then.

My broccoli, cucumber, pumpkin and tomato plants are all still thriving, so that kinda cheers me up right now. AprilakaCCIL SFG Pics  73140

I'll be pretty busy planting more seeds and cleaning up the mess some more tmr. -- Hope all goes better for the Fall garden.
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Post  madnicmom 9/6/2011, 9:37 pm

WOW! Love your setup! i was wanting to try corn next year but I'm still on the fence. keep us updated!
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Post  AprilakaCCIL 9/8/2011, 6:53 pm

madnicmom, I will keep you all posted. Very Happy

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Top-Rated Natural Methods for Controlling Common Garden Pests


Aphid: Insecticidal soap, attracting beneficials, horticultural oil
Armyworm: Bt (Bacillus thuringiens), handpicking, row covers
Asparagus beetle: Poultry predation, neem, handpicking
Blister beetle: Poultry predation, neem, handpicking
Cabbage root maggot: Crop rotation, beneficial nematodes, diatomaceous earth
Cabbageworm: Bt, handpicking, row covers
Carrot rust fly: Crop rotation, beneficial nematodes, diatomaceous earth
Colorado potato beetle: Poultry predation, neem, handpicking
Corn earworm: Bt, horticultural oil, beneficial nematodes
Cucumber beetle: Poultry predation, neem, handpicking
Cutworm: Rigid collars, Bt, diatomaceous earth
Flea beetle: Insecticidal soap, garlic-pepper spray, row covers
Japanese beetle: Handpicking, row covers, milky spore disease
Mexican bean beetle: Poultry predation, neem, handpicking
Onion root maggot: Crop rotation, beneficial nematodes, diatomaceous earth
Slugs: Handpicking, iron phosphate slug bait, diatomaceous earth
Snails: Handpicking, iron phosphate slug bait, diatomaceous earth
Squash bug: Handpicking, good garden sanitation, neem
Squash vine borer: Growing resistant varieties, crop rotation, beneficial nematodes
Stink bug: Handpicking, good garden sanitation, neem
Tarnished plant bug: Handpicking, good garden sanitation, neem
Tomato hornworm: Bt, handpicking, row covers
Whitefly: Insecticidal soap, attracting beneficials, horticultural oil

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Tender Vegetables (damaged by light frost)

Beans--Cucumber--Eggplant--Muskmelon--New Zealand Spinach
Okra-- Pepper--Pumpkin--Squash--Sweet Corn--Sweet Potato
Tomato--Watermelon

Semi-Hardy Vegetables (tolerates light frost)

Beets--Carrot--Cauliflower--Celery--Chard
Chinese Cabbage--Endive--Lettuce--Parsnip
Potato-- Salsify

Hardy Vegetables (tolerates hard frost)

Broccoli--Brussels Sprouts--Cabbage--Collards
Kale--Kohlrabi--Mustard Greens-- Onion
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Post  Denese 9/8/2011, 7:04 pm

Wow, April! That's terrific! Everything in one place. I think I'm gonna print that info out. Thanks.
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Post  AprilakaCCIL 9/10/2011, 12:16 am

Your welcome Denese Very Happy
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Post  FamilyGardening 9/10/2011, 11:28 am

April great list!... thank you Very Happy

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Post  AprilakaCCIL 9/10/2011, 2:09 pm

Your welcome Rose. Very Happy

Okay guys, I'm working on my Fall/Winter Garden. Hard work and hopefully we'll get some good eats. bounce

Plan is as follow below:

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Before I finish planting I got to change some of the cabbage numbers per square...think I got some of them wrong.
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Here is my first baby pumpkin

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We added a cute scarecrow to the garden. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Here is the sweet potato coming along. There is one okra plant in the middle of all the vines--(lol)

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