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cabinetmaker
05-14-2012, 07:37 AM
I have three plants that were planted on March 21st. Two are Cherokee purples, and one is a Bradley. I decided to go with Heirlooms this year. One of the CP's developed this fruit about a week after planting.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll251/vsg914/2012-05-12181053.jpg

Last year, I got tired of feeding the squirels so I devised and built this to protect them.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll251/vsg914/2012-05-12180954.jpg

Although last year was so hot so early, and the crop was nearly non exsistent, I lost not one fruit to little tree rats.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll251/vsg914/2012-05-12181010.jpg.

So, how are your gardens doing?

Fatback Joe
05-14-2012, 07:50 AM
So, how are your gardens doing?

Just got mine started yesterday.

First time since moving up north, will be interesting to see how it goes.

SmokyOkie
05-14-2012, 09:46 AM
March 21 is a pretty risky planting date on any normal year. April 15th is the standard frost free date.

Last year I planted on the 15th and then for the next 2 weeks overnight lows hit the lower 40s and stunted the plants growth. Immediately after that, daytime highs hit upper 90s, and no fruit is ever produced in those temps.

This year I started palnting on 4/16, and finished when some specialty plants that I ordered came in the 1st week of May.

34 plants total, all but 4 of them heirloom. those Cherokee's are just about the best mater to grow in N.E.Oklahoma.

jmcrig
05-14-2012, 06:52 PM
Here is what some of what I've started;

http://i46.tinypic.com/bhx2me.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/fp5j4i.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/105dvrb.jpg

Not all tomatoes, some peppers.

BrisketJunkie
06-25-2012, 03:48 PM
Here is what some of what I've started;

http://i46.tinypic.com/bhx2me.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/fp5j4i.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/105dvrb.jpg

Not all tomatoes, some peppers.Have more than we can eat. Some will be made into sauce this week. Another week and I think this crop is over. Need to start new plants about the first of August for fall crop.:thumbs up:

SmokyOkie
06-25-2012, 04:02 PM
Been picking 4 or 5 a dy since it got hot out. Now the question is whether or not I can get them ripe before the sun cooks them.

BrisketJunkie
07-01-2012, 07:03 PM
Better to fry 'em in cast iron that let the sun do it.:thumbs up:

SmokyOkie
07-01-2012, 09:10 PM
Good point!