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    Gardening question

    Post by spartman on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:23 pm

    Want to start planting some stuff this year but not sure how to do go about it.

    Have some space behind the yard thats got plenty of light but hasnt been broken up for quite a few years.

    Should I have it tilled and then plant or should I just dig holes to plant the stuff and then keep the grass down between the holes?

    Thinking of planting some sweet corn, squash, peas, cantaloupe, maybe some watermelons. Might plant some peas and beans as well.

    What do ya guys think?


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    Re: Gardening question

    Post by willowbilly3 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:46 am

    can't go wrong. Make sure you give those viney things lots of room. I'd just till the whole plot if it was me, get some of your old chicken poop on there, not too fresh though because the chicken poop is too hott when it's fresher.
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    Re: Gardening question

    Post by Admin on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:30 am

    what he said--man, that chicken poop is the hottest fertilizer in the world--cow and/or horse is more mellow--i totally scalded a garden with cs 1 time

    corn has to be planted in "fours" or multiples thereof -- they and others are sexual plants

    viners--make your best guess, then double the square footage

    there are several good garden sites on line and each state has a site with tips for your particular area

    more later


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    Re: Gardening question

    Post by hardtailjohn on Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:41 am

    Buy yourself a couple pigs and fence them in there...they'll do the "tilling" for ya, then provide you with some bacon and ham, along with great garbage disposals and fertilizer!
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    Post by CJ,s 67 F100 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:00 am

    If you had a hellofa fence you could hold some of these free feral pigs. Then eat em and that fence would keep the rest of em out.
    We plant onions and red taters here in Feb. then anything else after April 15
    That is probably earily for you up there
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    Re: Gardening question

    Post by Admin on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:55 pm

    our garden is smaller this year--


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    Re: Gardening question

    Post by spartman on Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:52 pm

    Went through my stash of seeds and found the following:

    1 pkg Kentucky Wonder Beans, about 4 oz

    1 pkg Burpee sugar baby watermellon probably about a dozen seeds.

    1 pkg Cantaloupe (prob couple years old)probably dozen or so seeds

    2 pkgs Burpee Pumpkin maybe 2 dozen seeds??

    1 pkg NK little marvel pea about 1 oz worth

    1 pkg burpee lettuce bout a gram

    1 pkg squash acorn. prob couple years old

    1 baggie of acorn squash I got out of a squash we had for supper one night.

    1 big pkg sweet corn, probably 8 oz?? It was sold by the scoop so.....

    What do you think about this collection?

    Anything I should consider adding?


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    Re: Gardening question

    Post by spartman on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:06 am

    Thought Id add some updated news here.

    Was able to get ahold of the neighbor who has a tractor mounted tiller and had him come by.

    He said that he could run his digger over the patch first to break it up and then come over and till it.

    I was thinking about 10x20 to start, but he thinks I should go bigger, and that it would be worth it cause food is supposed to take a 30 percent jump sometime this spring/summer.

    Might have to go bigger.


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    Re: Gardening question

    Post by Admin on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:16 pm

    Very Happy go big or go home lol!

    enjoy the time with the land--it's all good


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    Re: Gardening question

    Post by spartman on Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:06 am

    Neighbor came by the other day and dug a spot out for me.

    its about 35 foot long by about 12 foot wide.

    here is a pic of it



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    Re: Gardening question

    Post by spartman on Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:10 am

    If I could figgure out how to get it here, I can get 2 tons of compost for free from the city of watertown.

    All I would have to say or show is that Im a resident of the city (use inlaws for this) and I can get 2 tons for free.


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    Re: Gardening question

    Post by willowbilly3 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:50 am

    Looks like good dirt. I'd haul that wheel rake to the scrappers, probably $100 worth of iron there. Or give it to someone to have them haul you the compost.

    I'm planting taters today. Good Friday is the traditional day to plant spuds but the last 2 years there was still snow on the ground.
    I've got a couple plots tilled and ready, putting up 10x20 dog run to keep the deer out of my 'maters abd stuff. Downsizing the heck out of the rest, just a single row of spuds, still a big row of carrots cuz I trade 100# to an old guy. Last couple years I have tried to give stuff away for free and people won't even come pick it, you have to deliver it. Screw them, even if they are my friends.
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    Re: Gardening question

    Post by spartman on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:02 am

    I cant get rid of that rake.

    Its one of two that my dad built back in the day.

    The setup is basically two 5 wheel Kelly Ryan rakes put together.

    This one even has some instructions welded into the one support arm for the hired help.

    GOD I wish I could use it again.........


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