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Posted October 25, 2012 - 11:53 AM

I tilled under the garden today. As I live in Suburbia, it didn't take long. I'm going to plant some lettuce and radishes, perhaps beets and carrots too.

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 02:09 PM

some pretty good looking soil you've got there. so do you have to keep the veggies covered with something to keep them alive up there?
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 05:09 PM

I'd like to know more about winter planting too. Tractors are made for gardens!
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 06:07 PM

Yes, as it gets colder, if anything comes up in time, I'll cover it. A simple pup tent with a trash bag is all I use in a small garden. I pile up leaves too if they are around. I should have done this about 2 or three weeks ago though.

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:36 PM

I was wondering the same thing. About when do you harvest? what does grow best this time of year with the cold aproaching?
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 09:05 PM

Glad you got your tilling done! looks like it did well. I hope I can get mine done by the middle of next week. It's rained every day since i got the tiller mounted on my tractor.
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 09:08 PM

Dave, that soil looks rich as GOLD! You must have been adding compost for years!
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 09:25 PM

I was wondering the same thing. About when do you harvest? what does grow best this time of year with the cold aproaching?

About all I can expect is what I planted. I'm very doubtful on carrots and beets, but the lettuce could come and the radishes if the snow holds off a month or so.

Dave, that soil looks rich as GOLD! You must have been adding compost for years!


Daniel, they must have filled the back yard with good stuff when the area was developed 60 yrs ago. I've only put compost in when I initially tilled it this spring. I was pretty happy when I tilled it up in March. It did look pretty good then. Thanks
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Posted October 26, 2012 - 06:01 AM

Dave you might try laying some kind of cover over those seeds until they sprout . and raise it off , that might help . spinich seems to make it through cold and snow and some but not all lettuce will too . Never tried carrots before ( as a fall/winer crop ) but I did put in some about a month ago that came up , thay take about 14 days to come up , Al
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Posted October 26, 2012 - 06:03 AM

Dave,that's a good looking job you did on the garden. :thumbs:
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Posted October 28, 2012 - 03:28 PM

Two things I noticed, the soil looks a bit wet to be working it. I have that problem often, because there are only a few days I have time to do the job. Tilling wet makes my garden hard and lumpy.

Also, It looks like your garden is shaded. Is that only a certain time of day, or time of year? I have moved my garden away from one tree that was stealing sun and nutrients.

You might have time for the lettuce and radishes. I have never tried the others this late. Baby carrots can be mulched deeply for harvest all winter.

This guy has some good books on extending the season.
http://www.amazon.co... season harvest
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