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Driftwood 02-01-2013 9:54 AM

What's in you garden?
It's time to start getting your garden ready for spring planting.

This is my garden from 2010.
I have six raised beds with the corn behind.
The tall posts and dead area along the fence is for wine grapes.
Not pictured with a close up below are Jalapeņos, Brocolini, Cilantro, Blood Orange, Mandarins and Carrots.

I planted two types of corn about twenty five days apart in maturity.

I planted eighty feet of Blackberries and Raspberries.

Garlic has already been harvested.

My bell peppers are small.



I built a rock wall. one side is a grass loading ramp the other is stuffed with high heat perennial strawberries.

I love the look of espalier fruit trees.
I cut holes in my driveway and used keg buckets for root barriers.
I planted two Apples, Apricots, and Peaches.

I hid some Onions in the front yard.

paul0660 02-01-2013 9:58 AM

3 years ago.

You gave it up? My garden:

Wifey hits the farmers market in season.

Driftwood 02-01-2013 10:03 AM

Didn't take pics in 2011...

Espalier Fruit Trees & Citrus Hedge

Citrus Blossoms

Borders: Red, Yellow, & White Onion, Regular & Elephant Garlic

Tomatoes & Potatoes

Hens & Ameraucana Chicks

Peaches and Eggs

aliphian 02-01-2013 11:18 AM

This year I plan on planting: Bellpeppers, Jalapenos, Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic, and Zucchini.

emil77 02-02-2013 10:24 AM

You must not have any squirrels?

BOOGIEMAN 02-02-2013 12:51 PM

I only have kamote on my backyard. We use the leaves for making sour soap, or just boil the leaves and then dip it in fermented shrimp. You can dig up the roots and gather the sweet potato. A very good survival plant.

joea 02-02-2013 9:20 PM

Collard greens, french dandelions, 3 types of kale, arugula, frisee, bok choy, rapini, mustard greens, stinging nettle, aloe vera. various opuntia cacti, artichokes, cilantro, spearmint. We have a bd too...

Sanderhawk 02-03-2013 6:19 AM

I grow my entire garden in buckets on my little cement patio. I will take pictures this year so I can post up. Still waiting for the sun to hit on the patio a bit more before I plant. Corn, potatos, beans and tomatos last year. I tried cucumbers but they didn`t do very well.

mls343 02-03-2013 7:05 AM

I plan on tomatoes (3-4 kinds), bell peppers (3 colors), sweet onions, jalepeno and Sorranto peppers, basil (2-3 kinds), oregano, tarragon, mint, celantro, dill, chives, and zucchini. The zucchini will be my first attempt, and yes, I do have squirrels....

Growing your own stuff is very fun and tastes sooooo much better than the store bought items. I'll probably wait until mid-March to get things going.

Gabriel80 02-03-2013 8:21 AM

I live in the city and have a small backyard. I grow Beets, tomatoes, strawberries, chives, green peppers, jalapenos, wheat grass (indoors), and alot of lettuce (two types), and spinach. It's actually really easy. I don't retain as much food as it sounds, but it's really fun and my plants are chocked full of miracle grow so they produce!

wpage 02-04-2013 7:00 AM

Sweetpotatoes, beans, carrots, figs, blueberries...

sargenv 02-04-2013 7:12 AM

hmm.... weeds.. dog & cat poop..

new Puppy, unfortunately. :(

Driftwood 02-19-2013 2:32 PM

You're in my house!

Broccoli, Bok Choi, other leafy stuff

Carrots, Lettuce


chris 02-19-2013 4:24 PM

haven't started just yet. will be adding chickens this year as well. almost done with the coupe.

guns4funca 02-19-2013 4:39 PM

Nice set up driftwood. Here is a few pictures form last year stay in touch.

G-Man WC 02-19-2013 4:49 PM

Right now the only thing growing is weeds.
The ground is to wet to till yet and to cold.

jeffrice6 02-19-2013 5:39 PM

Just started my CAROLINA REAPER seeds, 1,474,000 Scoville :)

Driftwood 02-22-2013 7:43 AM

Manufacturing Quail:

The last of last year's Potatoes:

Fadedline 02-22-2013 11:34 AM

This year the garden is getting brandywine tomatoes, ghost peppers, wax peppers, and cubanelle peppers. The tomatoes are 3-4" already. Putting them in the garden in 3-4 weeks.

PatrickRyan 02-22-2013 11:39 AM

Don't worry, my garden is legal.

DVSmith 02-22-2013 11:45 AM

My gardening skills have never really worked out well for me:

thomashoward 02-22-2013 12:56 PM

Pull up that Elephant garlic NOW. I planted some once 15 years ago and cannot rid myself of invades everything.
I plant real garlic.


Originally Posted by Driftwood (Post 10390992)
Borders: Red, Yellow, & White Onion, Regular & Elephant Garlic

kcjr1125 02-22-2013 1:26 PM

cant wait to start my garden, have a decent back yard that has two levels to it and have quite a bit of room to grow veggies and chickens.

Driftwood 02-22-2013 3:56 PM


Originally Posted by thomashoward (Post 10612973)
Pull up that Elephant garlic NOW. I planted some once 15 years ago and cannot rid myself of invades everything.
I plant real garlic.

I'll risk it its between the lawn and the side walk. When ever I miss a bulb it sprouts a while later. I pull it up, divide it and replant. I do grow my horseradish in a container.

RamonSJC 02-22-2013 4:18 PM

Amazing! I can't even keep my grass green :(

mcmikeblues7 02-22-2013 5:50 PM


Originally Posted by joea (Post 10409410)
Collard greens, french dandelions, 3 types of kale, arugula, frisee, bok choy, rapini, mustard greens, stinging nettle, aloe vera. various opuntia cacti, artichokes, cilantro, spearmint. We have a bd too...

How old is your Bearded Dragon?

joea 02-22-2013 8:27 PM

We got her at the SD reptile supershow last july but forgot to ask about b-day. I guess about 6 weeks then, so about 9-10 months now. Shes a red/gold from Sandfire dragon ranch in Bonsall. The red faded away :( We had to feminize her name. They said it was a male.
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Driftwood 02-26-2013 9:42 AM

Peach Blossum

82fb 02-26-2013 11:59 AM

Planted a couple trees last year, fig and apricot. Also got a Thomspon seedless vine in. Have a mature pear, two large macadamia trees, and a tiny garden. Probably 6 tomato plants, a hill each of zucchini and crookneck, a few taters, onions, basil, bok choy, peas, greenbeans, etc. My front yard is about 15ft by the length of the house, maybe 50ft, and the backyard is about 6 to 8ft by the length of the house. Thinking about some chickens, but need to consult the neighbors first...

Driftwood 02-26-2013 2:02 PM

Wow, wait a second, we can grow macadamia nuts here?

Driftwood 02-26-2013 2:24 PM

found one hardy to 24 degrees

NotEnufGarage 02-26-2013 3:44 PM

I'm getting my bed ready now...

Over the weekend I set up a 32'x3' raised bed on top of the retaining wall on one side of my back yard. Next weekend I'll start work on 2 more similar beds on the other side of the yard.

Plans are to plant a whole bunch of spinach in about 2 weeks and replace it with bush beans and pole beans after harvest sometime in May.

Just-in 02-26-2013 3:54 PM

Weeds... But I did take the string trimmer to the lawn on Sunday.

82fb 02-26-2013 7:17 PM


Originally Posted by Driftwood (Post 10653451)
Wow, wait a second, we can grow macadamia nuts here?

Sorry, haven't updated my location in a couple years. I live in Ventura County now...

The trees produce a lot of nuts, but the squirrels harvest them before they are ready. Probably need to get rid of the squirrels. The nuts are also a lot of work. They need to be dried for a few days, but not too hot, then you have to get them out of their incredibly tough shell then toast them lightly in the oven.

Driftwood 03-05-2013 2:56 PM


joe_gman 03-05-2013 3:02 PM


Driftwood 03-06-2013 12:45 PM

Found some of my blackberries rooting themselves n the wrong spots.
Cut and transplanted so I can plant where I like later:

Day old Quail:

Driftwood 03-19-2013 8:14 AM

Just planted:
Red & Yellow bell peppers, Habanero, Cayenne, Raspberry, Boysenberry, Purple Basil, Eggplant, Watermelon, Crookneck squash, Zucchini, and Japanese Cucumber.

Coming up from seed:
Silver Queen Corn, Carrots, Spinach, and Arugula.
Harvesting: Brocoli, Pak Choi, Onions, Garlic, Lettuce, Blood Oranges, Carrots, Parsley, Honey, and Eggs.

Near Harvest:
Red Cabbage, more Lettuce Varieties, and Cauliflower.

Fruit Trees in various stages of bloom and fruit growth Harvest:
Peaches, Apricots, Cherries, Apples.

Years left to harvest:
Pistachios, Walnuts, Meyers Lemon, Key Lime, More Blood Orange, Variegated Pink Lemon, Satsumas, Mandarins, Navel, and Grape Fruit.

JCavSD 03-19-2013 11:35 AM

Nothing yet. Going to knock out most of the prep work in the next two weekends.

guns4funca 03-19-2013 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by guns4funca (Post 10583636)

Awesome garden pictrures in the last few week:) I would not plant anything at least tell may. Otherwise it will freeze justb a heads up.

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