Spring Has Sprung!
Posted March 19, 2012 - 08:37 AM
I added another 60 ft to the garden last fall(that makes the main patch 160X50), and I'll till that this week if we don't get too much rain. Going to have that section ready to plant potatoes Good Friday. "Haste Makes Waste" so I'm holding off on planting much for a couple weeks.
Posted March 19, 2012 - 10:08 AM
Posted March 19, 2012 - 10:32 AM
We lived in town for 10 yrs and she missed her garden, so now that we are on 8.9 acres she is going a litle crazy.
She now wants me to move the 16 red rasberries down by the mini-orchard I started last year(5 apple, 1 self pollinating pear and 3 peach) I planted last year and then put black rasberries where the red's are now.
Edited by JD DANNELS, March 19, 2012 - 10:35 AM.
Posted March 19, 2012 - 10:53 AM
- JD DANNELS said thank you
Posted March 19, 2012 - 12:52 PM
I have been disapointed in the 318 with blower this year. All the snow we did get was very wet and slushy and the blower just plugged up. Next year I'll have a blade mounted on the 22 hp Murray to hedge my bet.
Posted March 20, 2012 - 10:03 AM
Posted March 20, 2012 - 10:28 AM
I won't be planting sweet corn till the first of May. There are alway a few up here that jump the gun and some get bitten.
In fact I did myself last spring and the seed rotted in the ground instead of germinating. In fact I had 3 plantings fail last year, 1 did not germinate, 1 the deer ate as soon as it came up, 1 germinated but was so thin I tilled it under and the fourth planting i got a little sweet corn .
The field was in field corn the year before and I wonder if ag chemicals used caused all the problem with germination?
It sure was an eye opener, anyone can grow corn in Iowa. But I sure had problems last year.
Posted March 20, 2012 - 11:04 AM