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KeeperAtTheHomestead's 2019 Garden

Discussion in 'Everything Else Garden' started by KeeperAtTheHomestead, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Feb 14, 2019
    KeeperAtTheHomestead

    KeeperAtTheHomestead Garden Ornament

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    First off, let me just say how excited I am that I found this and the SS forum! Y'all seem like great folks and I can't wait to become "friends".


    This is my first "real" garden, after years of planting small things here and there. We just haven't had the land to handle my big dreams, but that's changed this year. Praise the Lord!! You'll probably look at this list and think to yourself, "Rookie, slow it down!!" That's fine and dandy, but I just can't help myself. Not after waiting so long for this to become reality. I'm starting this thread because I'm dying of excitement and my family is tired of hearing about it all. Haha.


    Backstory aside, here's the list of seeds/plants I'll be buying. Note: it's huge! We're a big family (8 members and growing, plus extended family we'll be sharing with. Also, we see the garden as a chance to serve our neighbors, being the hands and feet of Christ ). I'll save seeds this year and add more next year.

    -Tomatoes (seeds)

    -6 random tomato transplants from Seed Savers

    -Possibly Galaxy tomatoes

    -possibly green striped tomatoes

    -Pinata Blend Hot peppers

    -Habenero peppers

    -Hot lemon peppers

    -Jalapenos

    -Annie's Mexican Pepper Collection

    -Annie's Rainbow Bell Pepper Collection (super thrilled about the chocolate Bell Pepper!!)

    -Nadepeno

    -Squash

    - Cantaloupe (experiment from store saved seeds)

    -Honeydew

    -Mother Mary's Pie

    -Tigger melons

    -pumpkins

    -atlantic giant pumpkins

    -Annie's rainbow beans

    -Scarlet Runner Beans

    -Di Cicco Broccoli

    -Annie's Lettuce Blend

    -Annie's Rainbow Carrots

    -Dragon Carrots

    -Rainbow Cauliflower Blend

    -Golden Bantam Corn

    -Glass Gem corn (so excited to try!!)

    -Striped Japonica

    -Armenian light green cucumber

    -spineless okra

    -red burgundy onions

    -#9 peas

    -potatoes


    Fruit/Orchard

    -2 apple trees

    -a peach tree

    -75 strawberry plants

    -6 blackberry plants

    -2 cherry bushes

    -moon and stars watermelon

    -carolina cross watermelon
     
  2. Feb 15, 2019
    Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Garden Master

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    I'll just welcome you to the forum. Grab your favorite beverage, pull up a chair, prop your feet up, and join right in. Glad you are here.
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2019
    so lucky

    so lucky Garden Master

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    Looks like an ambitious list! I bet it will keep you plenty busy. Welcome to TEG.
     
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  4. Feb 15, 2019
    thistlebloom

    thistlebloom Garden Master

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    Welcome Keeper'! :frow
    I love your enthusiasm! You got the gardening bug bad, haha!
     
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  5. Feb 15, 2019
    canesisters

    canesisters Garden Master

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    WOW! That's some list! :thumbsup
    I guess I'm not yet planting a 'real' garden... :gig So far, I pretty much grow for canning.
    :welcome
    I'm looking forward to seeing all your success this season!
     
  6. Feb 15, 2019
    flowerbug

    flowerbug Garden Addicted

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    @KeeperAtTheHomestead

    hello, welcome, that's quite a list. :)

    smother things with cardboard it really helps if you don't leave any gaps for plants to come back up through for a few years and then mulch over it. by the end of the first season the cardboard may mostly be gone and you can redo it again by scraping the mulch aside and putting down fresh layers.

    even if you only do this for the areas between planting rows and pathways it can cut down on how much weeding you have to do.
     
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  7. Feb 16, 2019
    KeeperAtTheHomestead

    KeeperAtTheHomestead Garden Ornament

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    Y'all, I've been planning for 8+ years...and this list is me controlling myself. :hide:idunno:D

    @flowerbug that's the plan. :) We'll be moving soon, so I'll have some cardboard to work with. I'll pick more up at the stores as needed .

    My kids and I picked up a couple of flower seeds while we were out and about. One of our homeschool assignments will be breeding flowers. The pile in the back is seeds I already had, waiting to be planted (some are included in the above list). IMG_20190215_172527.jpg
     
  8. Feb 18, 2019
    baymule

    baymule Garden Master

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    I say go for it. You will have fabulous results on some, just so-so on some and positively kill some. But most of all, you will enjoy the whole process, learn more about growing your own food and know the satisfaction that feeding your family with the best, freshest foods that you can produce.

    I have a tendency to go bonkers over ordering too many seed packets. This year I am trying to use them up and making minimal orders. It's so hard--I want everything! LOL
     
  9. Feb 18, 2019
    thistlebloom

    thistlebloom Garden Master

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    I agree with Bay, do it all. After 8 years of self control I think cutting loose in the garden will be a hoot. :)

    Really like your avatar BTW.
     
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  10. Feb 19, 2019
    baymule

    baymule Garden Master

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    When we moved here in 2014, my goal was to plant the WHOLE PACKAGE OF SEED. So I did. That basket of squash in my avatar was what I picked every other day! :lol::lol: And I learned that I really didn't have to plant the whole packet of squash seed......
     

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