Saturday, April 07, 2012

G. Gobblers and garden (eventually).

We thought the neighbors had run off the turkeys (again...), but I had heard them for the last few days.  Husband had said he'd seen them, but I hadn't had the chance this season... Until this afternoon...



And the tomatoes I have grown are doing pretty well... If looking lazy.  They don't have enough light, I suspect, but they seem healthy, and since these are (for this area) waaaay long season tomatoes, I have to give them all the help I can.  The kohlrabi is doing pretty good, too, I suppose, but it always looks spindly to me, even when it has the big bulb thing on it. Guess it's just a new crop for me, and I am still not used to how it looks.



So, I am still holding out hope that we will be able to plant these in soil, and I won't have to learn hydroponics...

11 comments:

  1. Hello from SE Washington! And from a fellow farm gal. Please stop by my blog and let me know where in Oregon you live. I'm a new follower.

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    1. Hi, and thanks for stopping by and joining! I am in the Central Willamette Valley.

      Cat

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  2. Bigger Girl is planting, too, and wants to learn hydroponics. She thinks it's cool.

    Happy Gardening!

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    1. I wouldn't mind hydroponics, if I wasn't using the garden out back to learn on! ;) I think it looks like a great way to grow things, however...

      Cat

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  3. I've started some seeds in a hydroponic "Aerogarden". Last year the ones I started in the hydroponic garden out performed the ones I started in seed starter mix. But... I just don't have that much money for the hydroponic garden kits, so again, I have things in both media.

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    1. I want to try it, eventually, but I need to set up some space where if I am a klutz and spill something, it doesn't cause a problem. But right now, about the only thing I could plant in my garden out doors is rice!

      Cat

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  4. Why are you running off the wild turkeys? They occasionally wander in around here and strut their stuff, I enjoy watching them.

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    1. No, *I* am not running off the turkeys. We have a neighbor nearby that considers them unsanitary and destructive, and she calls Fish & Game and has them removed. (This is a woman with several dogs and raises cattle...) No, I like the darn things, now that I figured out why they were tearing up a spot in my garden. (Bird seed scattered. Moved Feeder, no more problem.)

      Cat

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  5. Those turkeys look like they mean business!

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    1. They are really shy, actually, they are intense on dinner, but get out to watch them, and they run off, or fly away.

      Cat

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  6. Very impressive to have grown those tomato plants inside to this point! Hydroponics may be be my only option since I live in a 3rd condo with only blacktop below.

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