Blueberry patch is in and growing!

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Posted by RobPatton | Posted in New Plants | Posted on 17-11-2014

Thinned down to about 48 plants, the blueberries are live and ready to grow and produce.

 

Finally, and update. Progress at OldPostOrganics this week…

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Posted by RobPatton | Posted in New Plants, News and Reports | Posted on 07-03-2014

This has been in the works for quite a while, but today I’ll share pics.

Finally getting things in the ground, and added a few trees:

MulberryAvocadoPersimmon,Surinam Cherry

Planted things in the raised beds:

 

White & red cabbage
Collard greens
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Brussels sprouts
Cilantro
Parsley

 

2011 Planting updates

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Posted by RobPatton | Posted in New Plants | Posted on 20-02-2011

So I’ve updated the initial planting this year to 264 new plants from seed.  I’m spending my free time trying to get everything stocked up for the warmer weather.

Currently from seed: (each row is 6 plants)

Row    Type
1    Papya
2    Papya
3    Papya
4    Brussel Sprouts
5    Sweet Banana Peppers
6    Sweet Banana Peppers
7    Spinach
8    Lettuce
9    Kale
10    Kale
11    Spinach
12    Sweet Mix Peppers
13    Pimieno
14    Pimieno
15    CA Wonder Peppers
16    CA Wonder Peppers
17    Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers
18    Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers
19    4689 Peppers
20    4689 Peppers
21    4689 Peppers
22    Yellow Pear Tomatoes
23    Yellow Pear Tomatoes
24    Yellow Pear Tomatoes
25    Basil
26    Cilantro
27    Spaghetti Squash
28    Giant Watermelon
29    Sweet Watermelon
30    Sweet Watermelon
31    Super Heavyweight Hybrid pepper
32    Super Heavyweight Hybrid pepper
33    Giant Marconi Hybrid pepper
34    Giant Marconi Hybrid pepper
35    Chinese Giant pepper
36    Chinese Giant pepper
37    California Wonder PS pepper
38    California Wonder PS pepper
39    Giant Aconcagua pepper
40    Giant Aconcagua pepper
41    Bounty Hybrid pepper
42    Bounty Hybrid pepper
43    Virginia Sweets heirloom tomato
44    Virginia Sweets heirloom tomato

New Supply Order today….

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Posted by RobPatton | Posted in New Plants | Posted on 09-02-2011

While looking for local (inside Florida) vendors, stumbled upon www.tomatogrowers.com website.

These guys focus on Tomato, Peppers, and Eggplants.   I loaded up on some nice looking options for peppers for this season’s growing!  I’m excited, both for some tasty peppers, as well as some fantastic pictures to come..

#9329A Chinese    Large Quantity 9329A –         1       $ 9.25       $ 9.25
Giant             Chinese Giant
1/16 Ounce $9.25
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#9146A Giant      Large Quantity 9146A –         1       $ 5.25       $ 5.25
Aconcagua         Giant Aconcagua
1/32 Ounce $5.25
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#9266A Super      Large Quantity 9266A –         1      $ 11.00      $ 11.00
Heavyweight       Super Heavyweight Hybrid
Hybrid            1/32 Ounce $11.00
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#9037A Giant      Large Quantity 9037A –         1       $ 9.95       $ 9.95
Marconi Hybrid    Giant Marconi Hybrid
1/32 Ounce $9.95
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#9254A            Large Quantity 9254A –         1       $ 8.70       $ 8.70
California        California Wonder PS
Wonder PS         1/16 Ounce $8.70
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#9366A Bounty     Large Quantity 9366A –         1      $ 11.00      $ 11.00
Hybrid            Bounty Hybrid
1/32 Ounce $11.00

Looks like the blueberries are blooming!

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Posted by RobPatton | Posted in Blooming/Producing, New Plants | Posted on 02-02-2011

Came home today and noticed that the blueberry plants have started blooming.

A little planting done. 162 Plants, late is better than never.

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Posted by RobPatton | Posted in New Plants | Posted on 24-01-2011

New Plants for 2011

162 New Plants started

Got out there Sunday morning and get a few things started. Been pretty busy with things, and it was nice to get back into the swing of things.  The water was COLD, though.

So far we’re trying for:

Papya
Brussel Sprouts
Sweet Banana Peppers
Spinach
Lettuce
Kale
Sweet Mix Peppers
Pimiento Peppers
CA Wonder Peppers
Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers
4689 Bell Peppers
Yellow pear low acide tomatoes
Basil
Cilantro
Spaghetti Squash

Banana plants – Generation 2

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Posted by RobPatton | Posted in Blooming/Producing, New Plants | Posted on 16-05-2010

Banana plants grow new shoots, often called suckers, pups, or ratoons, from the shallow rootstocks or rhizomes, and continue to produce new plants generation after generation for several decades. In about nine months the plants reach their mature height of about 15 to 30 feet. Some varieties will grow to a height of 40 feet. From the stems, that are about 12 inches thick, flower shoots begin to produce bananas.

Here is my 2nd generation of Banana trees.  Soon to be moved to their own pots, and moved to the tables for more attention.

Grapes are coming!

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Posted by RobPatton | Posted in Blooming/Producing, New Plants | Posted on 12-04-2010

Its been about 3 weeks since I thought the grapes were dead.  They love this weather, and the organic fish fertilizer that I’ve been giving them, I guess.  They’ve taken off, and already seem to be starting to produce fruit.  Some of the oranges have started to bloom as well.

180 started from seed

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Posted by RobPatton | Posted in New Plants | Posted on 09-03-2010

For the first seed planting done.  10 trays of 18 each.

2 Trays of 3121 Peppers

2 Trays of 4689a Peppers

1 Tray of Basil

1 Tray of Cilantro

1 Tray Tomaillo

1 Tray of Yellow Pear Tomatos

1 Tray of Roma Tomatos

1 Tray of Juliet Tomatos

Blueberries!

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Posted by RobPatton | Posted in New Plants | Posted on 08-03-2010

March 2010 50 Blueberries

50 new Blueberry plants have arrived!

(25) of Sapphire

Early. Bush has medium vigor, semi-spreading. Fruit is medium sized, light blue, very firm, small scar, with a pleasant aroma and excellent balance of sweet and tart flavors.
Sapphire was developed by the University of Florida to fill the need for lower chill varieties. Sapphire sets a high ratio of berry buds so pruning will be important for optimum berry size and plant growth. We recommend Sapphire for trial in low chill areas where winter frosts are uncommon. Chilling hours are estimated at 200.

(25) of Primadonna’

Primadonna produces large, high-quality berries on a vigorous, upright bush.  In Florida, ‘Primadonna’ requires careful pruning to induce spring leafing.

A new and distinct southern highbush blueberry plant, substantially as illustrated and described, characterized by a vigorous, low-chill bush that produces large berries with excellent scar and firmness during April in north Florida. The berries of Primadonna are large and have excellent scar and firmness. Berry color is medium blue and flavor is medium to good. The berry picks and packs well and the berries ripen during a concentrated harvest period. These characteristics have made Primadonna very attractive to growers.