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finelyshedded

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I put ground rods (but rebar would work) in the beds and put ground clamps every 12-18” up the ground rods….as the tomato plants grow, I’ll tie them to the ground rod. The ground clamps ensure that the weight of the tomato plant doesn’t cause it to slip down the ground rod into a heap. Typically you can get the plants to grow 6-7’. I’ll also use thick string or twine to help support the heavy branches as they grow away from the main stalk.
Care to share pictures George? I’d also like to see your setup.👍🏻
 
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Care to share pictures George? I’d also like to see your setup.👍🏻
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These are older pics. I used to put down plastic to keep the weeds down. Then I switched over to grass clipping. The grass clippings worked much better and I also rototilled the clipping into the ground at the end of the season.
 

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It not as elaborate as what many of you have or what I used to do when the boys lived with us, but it's our little annual victory garden. Just finished up de-weeding and turning the earth with the hand shovel. Now it's ready for the wife to start planting our tomatoes, peppers and whatever herbs she cares to grow this year.

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Next project is for the local deer herd. Look for it in "what you do for the deer today?" thread.
 

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Large bamboo would work but it’s not permanent as it will rot after a couple of seasons. That’s what I used before going to ground rods.
I bought nine 8’ long t-posts I was planning on using for tomato stakes but thought if I can find something like you have I’d use the t-post for my fence posts. The longest rebar they had at Lowe’s was 2’ and them fugger were $3.88 a piece. I used those for supporting my bed walls. I need 12 more though. 🙄😂
 
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I bought nine 8’ long t-posts I was planning on using for tomato stakes but thought if I can find something like you have I’d use the t-post for my fence posts. The longest rebar they had at Lowe’s was 2’ and them fugger were $3.88 a piece. I used those for supporting my bed walls. I need 12 more though. 🙄😂
They usually have the cut version and the full lengths in a different spot. Did you ask anyone if they had some? You’re right though, fuggers are pricey
 
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It not as elaborate as what many of you have or what I used to do when the boys lived with us, but it's our little annual victory garden. Just finished up de-weeding and turning the earth with the hand shovel. Now it's ready for the wife to start planting our tomatoes, peppers and whatever herbs she cares to grow this year.

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Next project is for the local deer herd. Look for it in "what you do for the deer today?" thread.

Had to revisit the garden this afternoon. The wife and I attended the 'Adena Mansion & Gardens' ( https://www.adenamansion.com/tickets/ ) plant sale last Saturday and purchased twice as many plants this year so, I had to increase the size of this year's garden for that reason.

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It's now a 10' x 15' rectangle. I hand-shoveled and raked everything out that doesn't need to be in it. All the pulled up sod has been replanted at a couple of low rut locations near the barn. Just finished cleaning everything up for this evening and now I'm beat. I'll finish her up tomorrow by planting everything we currently have, which all of the plants are completely organically grown from nonengineered seeds, nothing but the real original deal.

If you've never been to 'Adena Mansion & Gardens' in Chillicothe, I have to say, its really a wonderful place to go visit sometime. A lot of Ohio and early country history can be revisited or discovered there. In fact, the Great Seal of Ohio originally was inspired from that very location - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_of_Ohio

Anyhow, thought I'd add my very latest garden update. We're gonna have at least twice as much veggies this fall, which is always a good thing!
 
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Great to see ya back at it again this year bankfish!

Brocolli is going in this weekend, finishing their hardening now. Brought out the rd 1. maters and peppers to meet sunshine for the 1st time yesterday, they'll stay in the garage the next 1-2wks based on the weather and how they harden. Couple look weaker than I like this AM.

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Rd 2 maters are coming along nicely and watermelons are poking through.
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It isn’t much, but it’ll do!

Just finished up planting. Started last night but had to quit ¾ quarters the way through because of the mosquitoes were so bad. Just need a couple of more tomato cages and plant some marigolds around it, then tend to her until harvest time. My future college football season Salsa batch. Already can’t wait!

5 varieties of tomatoes, 4 varieties of peppers, 3 varieties of lettuce, kale, time, and parsley.
 

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Finally got to play with the new toy and I gotta admit, I'm spoiled now! Super pleased with how the tractor and tiller performed. Hit it once just to clip all the grass, then put it full depth and hit it twice. Let it dry all day, then hit it twice again. I'll raise it back up and will top it one final time before planting this weekend. We're off and running!

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