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Posted March 31, 2012 - 10:24 PM

Nice looking garden Daniel. I'm having a terrible time controlling myself though.


Im feeling it bad, veggies are all picked out and ready to go into pots soon.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 10:59 PM

Looks good. I got peas, cucumbers and corn planted about 2 weeks ago, could have waited a few more weeks, but I'll take my chances with frost.


Wow you planted two weeks ago! I am still farming mud. seems like our monsoon season is a little late this year. I gotta wait until it dries out some.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 06:00 AM

I have some of my plants ready, and I plan to till today.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 06:07 AM

Man,it's -4C here this morning.No garden here yet.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 06:10 AM

I'm glad you have something going your way around there, Daniel. Good luck with the garden!

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:45 AM

Kids plowed Mom and Dads garden over the weekend, I plowed mine a week or so ago. Waiting to till until after today. More than once, we've seen a good frost in the first week of April. Plants and seeds are too much these days to get in a rush.

Daniel, right smart garden you have. Do you fence yours or plant a little extra to share with the wildlife?

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 09:01 AM

Alan, it's fenced, but just to keep my farm critters out. The littler critters will get in anyway, despite most attempts to keep them out. I have few problems with wildlife though. The occasional plant will be lost to a rabbit, and sometimes the raccoons will scarf up some sweet corn.
My garde4n measures about 100' x 50', but actual used plant area is about 90' x 46'.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 09:21 AM

Wow you planted two weeks ago! I am still farming mud. seems like our monsoon season is a little late this year. I gotta wait until it dries out some.

Yeah, I was working up the soil since February. Watched the soil for several days 3-4 weeks ago waiting for it to dry, and hit it with my Gravely plow. With all the discing I'd already done, there was no vegetation on the surface, so I made a single pass and had a beautiful seed bed.
Daniel you must have been keeping a sharp eye out on your soil too. I don't remember you letting us know when you plowed yours up
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 09:24 AM

I think I posted something about plowing it, but in "What did you do WITH your GT". I plow in the Fall, then again in Spring. Maybe redundant, but I love to plow, and it helps further weed reduction.

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 11:58 AM

Planted half my sweet corn today. Did by hand instead of using my Earthway planter. Used half as much seed, and planted plenty thick. The Earthway just drops way too much seed, only to have to thin half after it comes up. Too much waste to suit me. 9 rows about 40' long. I'll wait at least 2 weeks before planting the rest.

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 08:55 PM

Here's my whimpy looking garden so far. The broccoli is doing fair, but had to water by hand, as it's been mighty dry lately. The onions are growing, albeit on the slow side. In the last pic, the far right corner is where I planted the 9 rows of corn today. I think you can make out where.DSC00771.JPG DSC00772.JPG

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 09:18 PM

Gardens looking good .It will be a while before I plant sweet corn . I also have problems using the Earthway Seeder , Think I might try making the furors first with the high wheel hoe and then won't have to try pushing the seeder through 1 1/2" of dirt , will need to go back and cover the seeds I think , will let you know how that works , Al

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 09:22 PM

It looks good. Im running behind but have managed to get all the ground tilled for mine. Its been a fight with no plow and virgin soil. Hopefully i can get some stuff planted tomorrow. Ill snap a picture or 2 if i remember. Im so ready for fresh produce for free.

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Posted April 18, 2012 - 01:12 AM

What a beautiful place you have Olcowhand!!! Your garden rocks!

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Posted April 18, 2012 - 06:20 PM

Looks like you're off to a good start Daniel. It looks very green there compared to here. It's just starting to green up around the edges here and will be another month+ before the hardwood leaves are out. I have got my gardens tilled though I won't be planting for at least another month.




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