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#31 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 04:57 PM

14x24 !!!! You could do a lot of watering with that !!! Plus a well that your not depending on !! Thanks Great !! Al

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Posted June 25, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Weeded the garden this weekend and gave it some water yesterday.
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Tomatoes
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beans
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cucumbers
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squash
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I rebuilt the well/cistern cap yesterday. It's no where as big as i thought it was. I am starting to think its a well and not a cistern. We picked up a hand pump from TSC over the weekend and it makes a nice and useful addition. I also picked up some plumbing supplies to try and hook my pump up.
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Posted July 13, 2012 - 02:31 PM

Last night I picked the first squash of the year.
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I've been carrying 5 gallon buckets of water from the well to the garden. Typically have been putting 20-30 gallons on the garden.

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 02:33 PM

Looking good Chuck! I'm not much for squash, but Teresa loves it!

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 02:34 PM

Looking good Chuck! I'm not much for squash, but Teresa loves it!

I used to only like it fried, but have learned to like it grilled or steamed with some good seasoning on it.

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 09:30 PM

Glad all those pails of water paid off !! I like it grilled too . Al

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 11:27 PM

Plowed the garden under today, another year in the books. This was a bad year for the garden. hope next year is better.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 08:18 AM

I'll be plowing mine under this weekend, too,Chuck. Not the best year for a garden here, but not as bad as last year. We'll see what 2013 brings.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:28 AM

I plowed mine under several weeks ago. Then I spread 2 huge piles of compost over the less fertile areas, and tilled it in. Chuck I too hope for a better garden year in 2013, but mine did do fair considering the weather this year. Don't get discouraged!
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 01:42 PM

Yeah I think we are all hoping for a better year next year!! Production of ours was about the same as the year before.
But that's only because I added 1,000 sq ft to the garden. The part that really gets me is anyone can grow corn in Iowa and I've had two disapointing years trying to grow sweet corn?

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 05:10 AM

Plowed the garden under today, another year in the books. This was a bad year for the garden. hope next year is better.

Sounds a bit like our garden this year. Most of it just didn't give like I expected it to. Gets a little frustrating at times, but it all evens out over time.




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