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Matt G 04-10-2017 01:44 PM

Got the garden going
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My little helpers and I cleared out the leftovers from the winter garden and got the spring garden going. This is the 3rd year buying my plants from the Jockey Lot. I've been really happy with the plants and they are way cheaper than buying from a nursery or box store.

Last year my cucumbers outgrew the little trellis I had and overtook half of the garden. I scrounged up some scrap 2x12's and a drop piece of cattle panel at my brother's house and made a nice little 4'x4' for my cucumbers and strawberries. I also made a 2'x10' box with 40' of fence in the front yard for some mirlitons. I really hope those take off.

wetaline 04-10-2017 02:03 PM

Nothing better than getting in the garden with the little ones. Good memories there.

red robin 04-10-2017 04:48 PM

Looks great

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lil bubba 04-10-2017 05:38 PM

A lot of fertilizer in that horse field...

meat killer 86 04-10-2017 08:58 PM

What are mirlitons

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Matt G 04-10-2017 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by lil bubba (Post 818550)
A lot of fertilizer in that horse field...

Yes indeed. That's the neighbors field, but I have my own stalls that I get fertilizer out of.


Originally Posted by meat killer 86 (Post 818558)
What are mirlitons

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I think their official name is chayote. I've always heard them called mirlitons or vegetable pears. It is a member of he gourd family just like melons, squash, and cucumbers. We've always pickled them or made chow chow with them. It makes a great garnish for gumbos or any gravy. They are also really good saut?ed. My grandpa used to grow them and pickle them. I haven't had any good homemade in a while so I sprouted a few and planted them. Hopefully they do well and I can start pickling my own.

Here's a stock photo off of google.

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lil bubba 04-10-2017 10:05 PM

My grandma used to pickle them . Every time I tried they rotted . My father n law used to have 5 racks . He'd pick around 80 dozen every other day in the fall to sell on side the road . They like a lot of water .

meat killer 86 04-11-2017 08:30 AM

That's beat man.

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Cappy 04-11-2017 10:46 AM

Looks really good Mat. I love ya garden boxes das how I roll. We will be picking beans next week from our first planting.

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