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Musky's 2015 half-assed glog

Hey gang! It's been a couple of years since I started a glog, so I figured I should give it another shot. I have always been a slacker about updating my glogs in the past, and I expect this one to be no different (hence the title). I will post the important stuff though, and eventually some xxx pepper porn. I promise. There will probably just be some lengthy gaps in between. Just think of it as a condensed version. :lol:
Okay, here we go! The first round of seeds hit the dirt 1/20/15. I'm trying out Burpee organic seed starting mix this time. It's a coco coir based mix that seems pretty nice, so we'll see how that works out. 72 cell trays, 2 seeds per cell (for most). I started some seeds I saved from different years of the same varieties to note any differences and isolate the best phenos. I will be growing in my back yard as always, but I will also have about 100 or so plants 25 miles north of the city like I did in 2012 and 2013.
First round: Chinense
1. 7 Pot Barrackpore 2011   x12
2. 7 Pot Barrackpore 2013   x6
3. 7 Pot Bubblegum (JB)   x6
4. 7 Pot Douglah 2012   x12
5. 7 Pot Douglah 2013 (OW mother plant from 2010)   x12 
6. 7 Pot Brown (JB)   x6
7. 7 Pot Primo 2014   x12
8. 7 Pot Yellow 2012   x12
9. 7 Pot Yellow 2013   x6
10. 7 Pot Red 2011   x6
11. Douglah X ButchT F5   X6
12. 7 Pod Moruga X Bhut F2 (SG)   x6
13. Naga Suomi X [Choco Bhut X Douglah] (SG)   x5
14. Peach X F1(SG)   x5
15. Scorpion X ? F2   x6
16. Better Bhut (SG)   x6
17. Choco Bhut 2014   x12
18. Peach Bhut 2012   x12
19. Peach Bhut 2014   x12
20. Trinidad SB Red 2014   x6
21. Fatalii 2013   x12
22. Fatalii 2014   x6
23. Moruga 2013   x6
24. Moruga 2014   x12
25. Yellow Moruga (JB)   x6
26. Choco Hab 2014   x6
Instead of starting off with a picture of some trays filled with dirt, here's one of my chilehead cat,T-Bone, carrying around his favorite toy... a Brazilian Starfish pod.

Thanks for stopping by, and here's to a successful 2015 for all! :cheers:
Thanks y'all!
I didn't use this garden plot last year, so it got overgrown with weeds. Believe it or not, there are 6 raised rows covered in plastic somewhere under that mess.

There they are!

I think this one is about ready for a couple loads of compost and manure. Then it will get tilled in and covered with fresh plastic. I will probably redo the fence too if I have time.

Another view..

T-bone found a stick that was good enough to bring inside, and he chewed up/ate almost the whole thing. :rolleyes:


He's a weird cat. He's more like a dog really. He catches treats out of the air with his mouth just like a dog. Even from like 15 ft away. No shit. One after another. I'll post a video some time.
It's supposed to rain for the next week, so I took today off to get some yard work done.

My trusty ol' Toro...

This is how I like to do my garden. Plastic over raised rows, landscape fabric on the walkways, and pine bark over that. It's definitely a bit more work than setting up a traditional garden, but it's worth it to me. I don't have to do any weeding, and it's clean and neat IMO. It also warms up this cold MN ground, and retains moisture so I don't hafta water as much. :)

I finished up just as the sun was going down, and it started raining shortly after that.

Different angle... blurry

My backyard garden is almost ready to plant! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Congrats! I love that big U shaped pot (I don't know the right word in english...)

Really beautiful the plants too!
Very interesting the way you do rised bad!

Must follow for sure!

     That is the definition of a sexy garden, my friend. I used to think my raised beds looked pretty sharp!  :rolleyes:
     I can't wait to see it all greened up!

     T-bone is pretty cool. My wife and I have a cat that points, plays fetch and chases her tail. She thinks she's a black lab.
Thanks for the kind words. :)

It s supposed to get down to the 30's tonight for a low, but we should be in the clear after that. I hope to have everything outside and hardening off tomorrow.

Cukes, winter squash, and summer squash are ready to go.

I didn't start any annuums or tomatoes from seed this year. Here are the plants I have purchased so far...

It won't be long now. I hope to have everything planted about a week from now if the weather cooperates.

Cheers! :cheers:
Really great looking growing plot and beds. Wish mine looked that good. I'm with you on the no weeding. My 30'x 30' is getting completely covered in 20 year landscape fabric. The raised beds will be topped with it as well
Looks great. I'm wishing I would have put plastic/fabric down right now. The weeds are coming in so thick you can see a green hue over my straw
Thanks guys!

I scooped out my trellis boxes...

Added compost and manure, and mixed it up...

Here they are filled back up, covered with fabric, and ready to go.

I still haven't decided what I'm going to put in them this year. Last year I did winter squash in 3 of them, and pole beans in the 4th. I think I might switch it up and do some cukes and maybe cherry tomatoes this year. We'll see...
The entire class of 2015 seeing the sun for the very first time!

This one immediately got an erection... :rolleyes:

This is where they go to harden off.

Landscape fabric works good for this. I put a fence in front of them too, because there are a lot of bunnies around here.

Nice and cozy inside...

The plants will be closely guarded as well...

Frank's packin' heat. Don't mess with Frank.

"You talkin' to me?"