- Feb 9, 2010
- Reaction score
If you have enough compost, consider trying no dig. It is less soil prep work and less weeding.We conditioned the soil last fall with some standard compost, composed horse manure, and a good amount of composed grape skins. I swear that grape skins make the best compost!!
We gave the plots another shot of horse manure and tilled the heck out of it.
See post #4 - "Our community garden is great! It is surrounded by a 12 foot deer fence and there are watering spigots every 20 feet. Perfect for folks like my self that live in "critter country". "John. Looks great! But how do you keep the deer (and other critters) from eating everything right down to the ground!?
Nice, i'm jealous how far along your crops are.Full tilt boogie here in the south, with temps in the 90’s and lots of gulf breeze showers, the garden is going nuts.
Creoles producing a big crop so far, enough rain to plump up, but not enough to split them, which can be an issue here with too much rain. Had to replace the 6’ poles with 8’s this morning.
Cucumbers producing well, vines are already 6’ up the growing trellis and loaded with flowers and baby cucumbers.
Basil and pole beans off to the races as well, can’t wait for the first tomato and some fresh basil to make the first caprese salad of the year.
Pretty decent looking squash, just hoping we don’t get any mega rain on them either.
We’ve been picking cherry tomatoes off of the Sweet 100’s for a week now, couple dozen a day, that’ll continue for months. They’ve already outgrown their 7’ cages and had to be topped this morning.
Lots of baby bell peppers and jalapeños on the bushes, should be picking in a few more weeks.
View attachment 48958 View attachment 48959 View attachment 48960 View attachment 48961 View attachment 48962