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2012 Lawn & Garden photo's

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by kirk1701, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Tomato's are up overtom of the cages now, LOL

    10:30 PM
    85 degree's and still growing and getting ripe now

    Forget having the first ripe one for the 4th I'm now planning on canning for the 4th :drinkup:
     
  2. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Here yu go, June photo's
    Things here are burning up and I've done created a monster and can't keep up. Thinking about letting the lawn go dormant and focus on keeping the roses, landscaping, shrubs, tree's and garden alive.

    Just to much to water with a hose and were on city water, this months bill will be at least $200

    Ok, waited to reply till I got new photo's so here they are, as you can see the lawn is under a lot of stress from the heat and no rain. Only going to get worse with 100+ degree temps and no rain.
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    You might want to open two browser pages to see side by side shots at before and now.
    Enjoy

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    Landscaping
    Still looking good here
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    Got the honeysuckles almost filled in again, this time neighbor can't get to them and its burning her up :D
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    Garden
    I got grape wine, LOL Peaches and early girls. Been a good year for tomoto's and going to have plenty of those.
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    First ripe tomato's coming in
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    Peaches are about the size of a baseball
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    Its a jungle in there LOL
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  3. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Updated photo's:

    Peaches anyone? I had to brace the brances with 2x4's they are so loaded.

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    And the garden, were freezing tomato's today, not enough to get a canner full yet but they are coming in and I'm so glad I went with 6 feet between rows and the vines are over my head :laugh:
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    Last year
    The dam vines grew together and couldn't get down the row :laugh:
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  4. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice garden, weed free and orderly, everything looks healthy. I gotta think a lawn fanatic like yourself would consider getting a used walkbehind, say a 36 or 48, and really stripe up that turf to its potential, not that it doesn't look good now. Ever consider that? My neighbor, after using my mowers, went out and bought a new exmark turf tracer just for his place! Anyway, place shows your hard work and good luck with this weather, we have the same pattern going on here, and it ain't pretty.
     
  5. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks Groomer,
    I have a 48" rider but it don't show in the latest photo's to well due to the heat. Last cutting really wasn't a cutting and it was a month ago now since I cut last. I cut at 4" and really just zoomed through the whole thing as fast as the rider would go to knock the high places then, not really much to cut
     
  6. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks everyone, the hard work is starting to show and I got vines over the top of my head.

    Will be doing a little canning tomorrow.
    and the next day.

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  7. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Uhh more work tomorrow, read to get busy canning first thing.

    This makes the 35 and 45 gallon picked this year. Going to start giving away tomatoes soon

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    This has me thinking "State fair"????? Notice thats a full roll of paper towel
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    All ready to start canning in the morning. Going to have to buy 2 more cases of jars I guess.
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  8. DieselMDX

    DieselMDX LawnSite Member
    from MA
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    awesome property keep the pics coming!
     
  9. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I can't get over this crop coming in, plenty of everything.

    Just wish now I would had planted corn :cry:
    Normally, we just buy a dozen or 2 and put up as its cheaper then growing it. Not this year, hell can't find it :confused:
     
  10. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    OH ME!!!!

    What a day

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    To This:
    Make this 49 quarts of tomatoes put up.
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    And do it all over again Wednesday
     

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