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Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:55 am
by CooperDragon
I use urbanfarmer too. Bought Iowa native wildflower seeds from them a few years ago and now have a thriving garden full of wildflowers throughout the season.

Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:32 pm
by Claudiusx
Awesome! Flowers is something that I need to get more of around our house. Lots of plans, little money lol.

Well I pulled up my potato plant today. I planted 2 potatoes in the pot. Only 1 grew into a potato, and I got 2 potatos back... talk about disappointing lol.

All of my seeds that I planted in the seeding trays have sprouted and I've already started getting them used to the outdoors.

Carrots came in today, so I went ahead and planted all the carrots where I planned. I also planted some broccoli seed directly into the bed just to see how it goes.

The pea bed has it's first sprouts today!
The corn bed has 2 little sprouts too.

-Brandon

Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:32 am
by Claudiusx
Got some pictures of whats going on in the garden today.

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The pea bed. Most everything has sprouted now. The one variety (will have to check later) is definitely growing quicker than the other. That's good. Bit of a stagger for harvest hopefully. The bed is way over planted. Germination rate was great. Basically 100% will be thinning out the weakest peas.
Here are some close ups of the peas:
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Probably around an inch tall or so right now.

Here are some seedling trays. First is kale and lettuce blend
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This one above is broccoli. The setup in my closest wasnt bright enough and they got leggy, so I pulled most and left some I thought might be OK. And I replanted the ones I pulled. Thats why some of the cells look empty.

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This bed is 2 rows of carrots and 1 row of broccoli. Nothing sprouting here yet but I just planted it a few days ago.

And here is the experiment corn bed. Got a few corn shoots. Should get more today as it's supposed to be quite warm.
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And lastly, our blueberry bushes are doing well. I'm pretty sure they are larger than when we first got them. They definitely have new growth.
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-Brandon

Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:14 pm
by Claudiusx
Pea progress:
First picture is earlier this week.
Second picture is yesterday. And they've grown even more today.

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-Brandon

Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:43 am
by Claudiusx
Pea update
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Was real windy the other day so now they have started to grab onto the string trellis.
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And what in tarnation! Looks like something decided to lay some eggs on my lettuce seedling ha.
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-Brandon

Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:56 am
by CooperDragon
Spiders?

Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:06 pm
by Claudiusx
Not spiders, probably some moth or butterfly. I might just put that plant in a jar so I can catch whatever hatches from it just to see.

My seedling trays really are doing worse than what I direct sowed. In my climate I don't think there is much purpose in starting in seedling trays. At least that's what I'm seeing so far with what I've tried.

-Brandon

Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:45 am
by kingofnobbys
If they are cabbage moths ( butterflies ) , the grubs are excellent food for lizards .

Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:57 am
by Claudiusx
They haven't hatched yet but i have been finding green worms eating my broccoli plants in the seedling trays. Been squishing them as i find them.

Pea and corn update
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-Brandon

Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:39 pm
by Claudiusx
The one variety of peas started flowering last week. Got a few pods growing today.
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-Brandon

Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:33 pm
by Claudiusx
Picked a few pea pods over the past week or so. Only the one variety has produced, but the other variety is about twice as big, it just hasn't fruited yet.
Big fat juicy peas ha.

-Brandon

Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:00 am
by AHBD
Very nice Brandon, I know it's good to see the " fruits " of your labor. :) What a great and beneficial hobby to have started. Next year you'll have " Brandon's backyard bounty blog " on Youtube for a wider audience and to show people how it's done ! Any ideas for you + the fam's favorite recipes ? I like peas in a tuna casserole or a home made pot pie.