Any Gardeners Here?

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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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  2. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    Yeah, pretty much the same thing. We call em deer food. Fuckers seem to know when it's time to pick and they mow em down 2 days before we get to them.
     
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    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    Washington Parish has the best watermelons anywhere. People come from all over to get them. If you want THE Washington Parish watermelon, you want a John Gallaspy watermelon. He is one of the 5 of us that manage our garden.

    This is a short, really great read on Mr. John.
     
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    In Bunkie, when we sell melons we put a sign saying, " Sugar Town," no matter whose garden they came out of.
     
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    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    If you tasted one of Mr. John's, you would understand. The guy has been growing melons for 70 years.
     
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    Planted a few maters and a couple of nanner peppers today. @KyleK yall busted some sod yet?
     
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    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    Yep. Planted 300 lb of potatoes this year. Also planted 20, 150' rows of corn. Have probably 150 hills of squash.

    Not doing Tomatoes this year. We had tons of tomatoes last year that rotted on the vine.

    Was working on the home Garden today. Planted a whole bunch of herbs. That's something I've wanted to do for a long time. Next weekend I plan on doing tomatoes, squash, green beans and some peas in my backyard.
     
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    Been picking corn the last few days. Dropped off about 350 ears to our local Help Center (food bank). We have tons more corn left, just gotta get it picked. Also took them about 500 pounds of potatoes. The potato crop was really disappointing this year. We planted 200# of red potatoes and harvested maybe 75#. Our white (Kenebeck) potatoes did really well. We planted 100# of those and harvested about 700-800# of those.

    At home, my squash has just started budding and I also picked my first 7 tomatoes (small cherry type) in the last couple of days. My plants are loaded so I am looking forward to a good crop. @lsutiga , how is yours coming?
     
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    Slow, very slow.
     
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    I have one tomato plant loaded and the plant itself is almost 6 feet. Its taller than me if I hold the branches up. none of my other tomatoes seem to be doing anything.
     

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