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    A garden thread

    Among many of my interests, Gardening has always been a big part of my life. It's relaxing and fulfilling. I thought I'd start a thread where we can share our gardening interests, hopefully with plenty of pics. Vegetable, flower, and even littletommy's weed gardens are welcome.

    I'm just getting around to tilling and while putting off rebuilding the carb on my tiller, the weeds got out of control. Anyway, here's some pics of what I did yesterday. I'll let it sit until I get back from a mushrooming trip with my dog friend, Murf, to northern Mich in a week or so....but it's a start. More to come

    The tiller is a BCS that I bought new in 1979 and it converts to a snow blower in the winter. Wonderful machine.

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    Gardening is one of my distinct pastimes and pleasures. Of course I have to figure out a way to include my antique tractors into the formula. I am up to about one and a half acres now. Lots of sweet corn, with 4 70 foot rows up about a foot tall, 3 additional rows up about 4 inches tall, and will do at least 2-3 more plantings. My list includes Basel, parsley, cilantro, radishes, (which I am on the second planting already), kohlrabi, carrots, beets, potatoes, squash of all kinds, cucumbers, pumpkins, flowers and sunflowers.
    I have built a tool bar for the back of one tractor, so I can drive across the garden and instantly have 4 planting furrows, a model C International tractor with cultivator bars to help keep the weeds down, and three John Deere Model 71 planters mounted up on a tool bar to plant sweet corn with. I know kind of expensive toys, but I had all of it already. I give most of what I harvest to my family and the neighborhood. Maybe that is why they all wave at me! I will get some pictures, so you mouth can water a little. I will bet that Russ Austin Memoril Ride will have some "fresh" veges in the meal items.
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    Left my camera in my umpire partners car{too many cold brews after the games last night} but will have photos as the spring and summer progress....my special green thumb is flowers, especially sunflowers...I usually grow about 8-10 different varieties of them....from the smaller "Teddy Bear" to the large eating{for the squirrels and birds, I don't eat the damn things} Mammoth type....here are some from last season:

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    They attract all kinds of critters and birds, including the Gold Finches seen here....so far this year, about 80 plants and 8 varieties have popped through the ground....
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    I better not Tirebiter. The home invasion types might hit me, It's little anyway compared to some folks.
    Mel has told me about his gardens! Quite the farmer...
    Hoot, I love sunflowers too!!
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    I like a row of Mammoth sunflowers too Hoot. Here's a pic of some last year before they bloomed. I'm 6' tall and they were about 12' at that time. When they bloomed and before they bent their heads they were 14'7". I can't find a pic of them right now.
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    And here's a pic of an unusual pepper. There's always some strange ones but Sue liked this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    I better not Tirebiter. The home invasion types might hit me, It's little anyway compared to some folks.
    Understand. We were at a Kum&Go somewhere in Iowa and this was right next to the parking lot. Had to pose for some pics....no faces in this one.
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    tirebiter you can call that pepper the gene simmons of the garden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tirebiter View Post
    Understand. We were at a Kum&Go somewhere in Iowa and this was right next to the parking lot. Had to pose for some pics....no faces in this one.
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    Honestly, I hate to garden as I have no patience for it, but I could if I had too. Lots of credit to those of you who do like to garden.

    When I have tried to garden these past few years, oddly enough I always get a good potato crop! Huh, go figure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoot Gibson View Post
    Puts a new meaning to "Smoke It If You Got It"
    you wouldn't want to smoke that Hoot... looks like wild cannabis Americana. Probably go to seed before it is any good... or at least that's what I've been told.

    Probably like a 25 cent cigar.
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