Garden 2016

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Garden 2016

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:02 am

Southern states has had its veggie seeds out since mid January here. I hope by march I can break the garden up and disc and get my taters and peas in the ground. Have any of yall started the planting or breaking up the garden?
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby Craig Miller » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:05 pm

I put my potatoes, onions, and garlic in the ground last Saturday. I wanted to break the big garden but it was just too wet all week. Maybe when I get back home from work I can get a dry day. I'm still nervous about putting a garden there again this year after the deer ate it all up last year. How do yall keep the deer out? I'm thinking a hot wire on a solar charger hot enough to put a bull on his butt.
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Postby cow pollinater » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:29 pm

I got the rototiller out and tore up a bunch of lawn a few days ago. One of the first things I did when we bought this place was set out some onions and garlic I had started in CA. I have peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, getting going in the greenhouse and broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage about ready to set out.
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby 1982vett » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:37 pm

Got my garden spot cleaned up about a month ago. Although I'm not waiting for a rain to sell calves as fenceman is thinking.....I am going to need some to be able to plant and maybe grow something. I did set out some onions and cabbage plants. I've had to water them twice and they need it again.

Bought some seed potatoes the other day....probably should just eat them instead of going to the trouble of trying to grow some.
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby fenceman » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:15 pm

I chiseled up the garden Sunday. Left the pitiful Remains of the winter garden. Got a couple of rows of carrots , beets and turnips were eating as we harvest every few days.
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:02 am

I cant do anything or ill be plowing mud.
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby slick4591 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:47 pm

Working on the second phase of the wife's garden and have onions in the ground. She's planting by moon signs so I have no idea what goes in the ground next.

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Re: Garden 2016

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:33 pm

Looks good but also looks like a lot of work slick lol
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby slick4591 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:06 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:Looks good but also looks like a lot of work slick lol


The good thing is once construction is finished my work is over. The wife takes it over from there.
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:12 pm

slick4591 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:Looks good but also looks like a lot of work slick lol


The good thing is once construction is finished my work is over. The wife takes it over from there.


The passing of the torch... :lol:
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby fenceman » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:07 pm

slick4591 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:Looks good but also looks like a lot of work slick lol


The good thing is once construction is finished my work is over. The wife takes it over from there.


Make sure and let us know how that works out for ya
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby slick4591 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:21 pm

fenceman wrote:Make sure and let us know how that works out for ya


It actually worked well on the first phase for the fall garden. Sure have my fingers crossed the spring/summer goes just as well. :lol:
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby ClinchValley » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:29 am

It is just too muddy out.
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby hillbilly beef man » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:22 am

I think it is going to be a few days before my garden spot is ready to plant. Living in the mountains stinks this time of year.

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Re: Garden 2016

Postby Cross-7 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:37 am

I watched a YouTube video about growing potatoes in a container
I got an old lick tub and mixed in some compost and soil then put in taters and covered with dirt.
It showed that as the plant grew you keep adding soil as they grow till it's filled to the top.
When the potatoes are ready you just turn it over and dump it out.
The video claimed you could get 25# of potatoes in a container
But I planted the rest in the ground just in case it doesn't work

When it got in the 80's last week I got spring fever and planted blueberry bushes as well but it looks like the freeze got them, but these warm days it's tough to fight off the urge
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