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#1 Team_Green OFFLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2012 - 09:21 PM

What will you start early and how much? Im just starting to dig out all of the tables and lamps.. i work slow these days.. So it will be a while before i have anything to show. Just seeing what you guys do. Might make a change if i like a idea yall have..

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:47 AM

I have some seeds that are a few years old and figured I didn't want to keep them any more so I used those yesterday . Planted spinich , lettuce and swiss chard in the raised bed. Used up all the seeds way overplanted because I'm figuring alot won't come up . It will get covered as the weather gets colder , I'll take some pictures and start a new post , Al

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 08:04 AM

I'm just getting the garden put away for the winter. Supose to rain today,tomorrow and Sunday.
Waiting for it to dry up enough to till and sow the cover crop. So I'm a few months from starting anything for spring planting.
We can expect about 3-4 months of Hard Freeze here.
Jo did dig up the Herbs she keeps for kitchen use and transplanted them into pots and set them out in the sun room.
I still need to plant the winter planting of Garlic too.
Other than that it will be waiting for the new seed catalogs and planning the layout for next years garden.
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Posted October 17, 2012 - 09:00 AM

I have some seeds that are a few years old and figured I didn't want to keep them any more so I used those yesterday . Planted spinich , lettuce and swiss chard in the raised bed. Used up all the seeds way overplanted because I'm figuring alot won't come up . It will get covered as the weather gets colder , I'll take some pictures and start a new post , Al


Feel free to post em in here if you want.. I can't wait to see more garden pictures.




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I'm just getting the garden put away for the winter. Supose to rain today,tomorrow and Sunday.
Waiting for it to dry up enough to till and sow the cover crop. So I'm a few months from starting anything for spring planting.
We can expect about 3-4 months of Hard Freeze here.
Jo did dig up the Herbs she keeps for kitchen use and transplanted them into pots and set them out in the sun room.
I still need to plant the winter planting of Garlic too.
Other than that it will be waiting for the new seed catalogs and planning the layout for next years garden.


I have always wanted to plant garlic. Never knew the in's and out's of it.. Will it take a hard freeze?

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 10:01 AM

I did this for the first time last fall. I planted it and then mulched it. once spring came I pulled the mulch back and we harvested the winter planting in July when the tops dried out. We also do a spring planting to harvest late. Our winters normally would be harsher than yours so you should have no problem growing garlic.
If you took the Garlic and onions away from Jo she would not know how to cook.

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 12:58 PM

Thanks for the suggestions on planting garlic.. BTW.. I'm a long ways north of you..

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:54 PM

Nope all covered in rye as of now.... Ain't starting till it's warm and dry next year.

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Thanks for the suggestions on planting garlic.. BTW.. I'm a long ways north of you..


Yes I apologize for that!! I got confused and was thinking of Mean Green down in Kentucky?? I'll try not to let that happen again.
I knew better, just have to write that one off to the Geezer Factor sneaking up on me.

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 10:24 AM

no worries.. none what so ever.. any help is more then appreciated.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 06:50 PM

Here's some pictures I took tonight small broccoli , small cabbage , beets , peppers still going after covering the cold nights last week , carrots , swiss chard , lettuce planted a few weeks ago , garlic and under the arched covering is spinach , chard , and lettuce , Al

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 06:41 PM

Al your garden is an inspiration. Gives us all something to shoot for.
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Posted October 20, 2012 - 07:14 PM

Thanks , I try to learn and do different things all the time , see ways I can improve , it's all for fun . Some years certain plants do well and others don't and the following year it might be just the opposite . Al

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 09:27 PM

Al your garden is an inspiration. Gives us all something to shoot for.


Are they ever.. Lots of ideas for spring.. man i have a lot of work to do in a short term..

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 10:04 PM

Are they ever.. Lots of ideas for spring.. man i have a lot of work to do in a short term..

Well the key part of the whole thing I think is planning. Most of us are facing some hard winter months ahead and thats the perfect time to think through all our plans for next year.
And research and learn about a few new techniques and plants to try next year.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 02:29 AM

I need to pit in a fence and some raised beds come spring. I have a feeling i will be plowing snow to get started on that early next year so i can plant in em still in the spring.




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