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Cannon Horticulture Plots: July 2012
The 30-odd goats in the doe herd recently finished grazing the sorghum-sudangrass/lablabcover crops. Mowing would have lef...
Cowpeas (Iron and Clay) on the left; grazed sorghum-sudangrass/lablab on the right.
The corn in the Three Sisters trial is two weeks old here. Its planted before the beans andsquash, to let the stalks estab...
…Horticulture Program Assistant LukeFreeman removed the outer tines from theBCS tiller attachment. This allowed forminimal...
Tomatoes are planted both in a stake-and-weave system...                                            … and in cages.
The stake-and-weave systemuses twinebetween stakes tosupport the plants.The twine isnormally not putup until theplants are...
Eggplant               Rye mulchPeppers: California Wonder, Jalapeño
California Wonder pepper ripens red.
Greens (chard) were mowed, then a plantingspace was strip-tilled for beans (Provider andContender). Drip irrigation keeps ...
The corn has been blown down inhigh winds - not even ademonstration garden is perfect!
Okra varieties are Evertender andBowling Red. Evertender was the topyielder in the 2008 variety trial, and iseasy to harve...
Cucumber varieties: Suyo Long,Homemade Pickle, Smart Pickle.Note the cattle-panel trellis for thecukes.
Cucumber: Suyo Long
Peanut varieties:Texas Red & White, Carwiles VirginiaSouther pea varieties:Ozark Razorback, Pinkeye Purple-hull
Cannon Horticulture Plots: July 2012
Cannon Horticulture Plots: July 2012
Cannon Horticulture Plots: July 2012
Cannon Horticulture Plots: July 2012
Cannon Horticulture Plots: July 2012
Cannon Horticulture Plots: July 2012
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Cannon Horticulture Plots: July 2012

  1. 1. Cannon Horticulture Plots: July 2012
  2. 2. The 30-odd goats in the doe herd recently finished grazing the sorghum-sudangrass/lablabcover crops. Mowing would have left stalks only 6-8” high - and would be used if mulchingwere desired.
  3. 3. Cowpeas (Iron and Clay) on the left; grazed sorghum-sudangrass/lablab on the right.
  4. 4. The corn in the Three Sisters trial is two weeks old here. Its planted before the beans andsquash, to let the stalks establish a strong enough trellis for the beans. Soybean residue liesbetween the rows. To till just enough row width for planting...
  5. 5. …Horticulture Program Assistant LukeFreeman removed the outer tines from theBCS tiller attachment. This allowed forminimal soil disturbance during plantingoperations.
  6. 6. Tomatoes are planted both in a stake-and-weave system... … and in cages.
  7. 7. The stake-and-weave systemuses twinebetween stakes tosupport the plants.The twine isnormally not putup until theplants are tallenough; whatsshown here is forillustrationpurposes.
  8. 8. Eggplant Rye mulchPeppers: California Wonder, Jalapeño
  9. 9. California Wonder pepper ripens red.
  10. 10. Greens (chard) were mowed, then a plantingspace was strip-tilled for beans (Provider andContender). Drip irrigation keeps soil moistenough for the beans to sprout, even in the hotJuly weather.
  11. 11. The corn has been blown down inhigh winds - not even ademonstration garden is perfect!
  12. 12. Okra varieties are Evertender andBowling Red. Evertender was the topyielder in the 2008 variety trial, and iseasy to harvest.
  13. 13. Cucumber varieties: Suyo Long,Homemade Pickle, Smart Pickle.Note the cattle-panel trellis for thecukes.
  14. 14. Cucumber: Suyo Long
  15. 15. Peanut varieties:Texas Red & White, Carwiles VirginiaSouther pea varieties:Ozark Razorback, Pinkeye Purple-hull

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