2020 Garden

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2020 Garden

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Got everything cleaned up and planted a few tomatoes and peppers.
My other plants are almost ready to harden off and plant.
Seeded okra, corn, lettuce, arugula, beets, cilantro, basil, beets, spinach and dill.



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I plan to build some cages for my tomatoes just like yours. Are those taller than the ones you had last season? did you find it necessary to build them that tall? My first time growing , don’t want to build them too short.

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@bp2878 . They are the same height, just thicker boards so that they don’t break like they did last year when I was being too rough in removing the old dead tomato plants.
I wish they were even taller. I originally made them taller but felt bad since they were taller than the fence... out of respect for the neighbors I made them shorter. I should have made them about 8 ft y’all. My tomato plants got up to 9 or 10 feet last year.

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Peppers are growing much slower than last year for some reason. Tomatoes are doing well. Corn has at least 2 ears per plant. Watermelon has several blooms but no fruit yet. I already harvested all of the lettuce. Tired of eating it already!

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Hi all. First year with an in-ground garden. My wife and I have done pots the last 3 years. This year we planted 3 varieties of tomatoes, many bell peppers, various hot peppers (nothing too hot), zucchini, cucumbers, cilantro, mint, and lavender. Here's a picture from a few weeks ago. Everything has really responded well to the heat we've had recently. The cherry tomato is now peeking over the fence behind it. I also added a trellis of sorts on 7/3 for the cucumbers to climb and they've been loving it.

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@wizardstephen be careful with in ground mint. It gets out of control and it is perennial. Keep it in a large pot.

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^+1 beware the mint! I've only seen people able to control it in ground by planting it in a bottomless 5 gallon bucket that's been buried almost completely in the bed. Container is definitely best, that stuff will run rampant.

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Thanks @g-man and @CTTurfDad . The mint is indeed in a pot.
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Image all sweet corn to right

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Re: 2020 Garden

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GrassFarmer wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:05 am
Image all sweet corn to right
And look at all those Brussels Sprouts! :thumbup:
Failure is the quickest path to success.

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