Farming/Gardening Thread

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    Well I have seen threads on about everything except agriculture. I figured I would start a thread that anyone with questions on gardening can come to and ask. Also anyone with pictures of gardens you have been working hard in or if you have pics you would just like to show off feel free to post them. I know there are people who have droids that enjoy farming or gardening and I'm sure there are a few people with green thumbs out there. Hope everyone can enjoy this thread and maybe some questions will be answered along the way. Ill start with a few pics below.

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    What grass do you have. And what are you using undetermined your straw
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    I have tall fescue called Wolfpack. Its a drought tolerant type fescue and performs pretty well here with dry conditions. Also are you asking what kind of straw I have? If so its a long needle pine straw that comes from around Pine Hurst, NC.

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    I was wondering what your underlayment of choice is or if you use any. I was told newspaper is good.
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    Well actually I have none at all. Just bare earth under the straw. I do have to spot spray weeds in the beds from time to time tho

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    Gotcha nice looking place. I was going to get my weed and feed when I was called back to work guess ill do it in a couple of weeks and my flower beds as well.
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    Thanks and for controlling some of those weeds might want to check out a weed killer called Big-N-Tuff. Ill post a thread below. Seems to work really well if you spray it on and let the sun do its work for a couple days. Just don't get it on any plants you want to keep.

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    Got the yellow pear tomato, onions, pepper plants, and parsely in the first pic

    In the second pic there are some pepper plants, cabbage plants, and cherry tomato plants

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    Anyone got any spring time gardens out there?

    I'll post a few pics of mine. All rows are tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. The first pic does have mustard and cabbage in it tho.

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    This corner has an arbor I built this year. We've got 6 grape vines that went in last year and they needed extra support this year. On the right side is some leaf lettuce whose plants are above knee high. Behind them is watermelon. The flowering tree is a Rose of Sharon that I just noticed was in bloom today. To the left of that some huge hibiscus flowers will be blooming soon. To the left of the steps are strawberries and then some more grapes. Off screen to the left are tomatoes, cukes, squash, eggplant and stringbeans. Last night we had a great salad with sliced grilled chicken on top of lettuce cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumbers. We've lived her for over 20 years and last year and this year are the only years we've gardened. Oh, a couple years ago we put in a dwarf golden delicious apple tree and this year we panted two raspberry bushes.

    I might as well add that we are growing some mighty fine weeds between the steps and along the stone wall too!
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    Wow you got a little of everything right there. Looks like within a couple years everthing will be producing and have fruits on it too. I know some time has gone into that corner tho. Keeping weeds out is just a constant struggle unless you use a herbicide.

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    Trying to come up with as many ways as I can to use peppers haha

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    I'm attempting to air dry my cayenne peppers this year. Any experience with grinding them up?

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    Well since they are cayenne I would store them in vinegar to make a hot vinegar which I use on chicken, pork, or beef that I am bbq'ing. I can always take a pepper or two out and throw it in the sauce. It's worked great for 3 years now. Just straight apple cider vinegar in a jar then pinch off the green caps on the peppers and wash really well. Then just stuff them in the jar. I don't poke holes in the peppers as some do as I find it make the peppers start to fall apart after 3-4months. I can keep using the vinegar for about 8 months or so. That's about how long it takes me to go through all the peppers but when you run out of vinegar in the jar just pour more over the peppers.

    I do try to keep the jar full of vinegar and sealed so oxygen/carbon dioxide won't build up and degrade the peppers and make then go bad.

    Here is a pic of what I'm talkin about. I got about 2 more jars worth of peppers coming off in about a week.

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