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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 06:59 PM

Tilled and harrowed the garden today so it's ready to plant the grass cover crop.
Here is a picture of the main garden. The green in the piacture is califlower and brusslesprouts, they were palnted from seed in august it was so dry they did little till the weather cooled.Posted Image
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 07:03 PM

This is the Herb Garden, instead of trying to overwinter the herbs they were moved to planters in the sunroom and will start new next spring.
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 07:07 PM

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This is the Corn Patch

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 07:14 PM

This is the Garlic Patch. I also have perenials in this area. Asparagus, Horseradish Jo planted the garlic this afternoon.
You can see I have not yet clipped the asparagus and mulched it.
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Great lookin' gardens there! Keep up the good work!
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Posted November 04, 2012 - 05:31 AM

That looks great,good job. :thumbs:
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Posted November 05, 2012 - 04:15 AM

Not enough stones or hills , not sure if I could live there lol.
Looks nice , I might need to plant some garlic now ? Thanks for reminding me :)
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Posted November 05, 2012 - 09:05 AM

Keith We don't need any stones!! There are not a lot of stones and bolders in this part of Iowa, by the time the glaciers got this far south they were ground down into gravel and pebbles. As for the Hills my property is one big 8.9 acre hill, The Garden patches are on the crest of the hill and the flattest part of the hill. We have one of the tallest hills in the county.
We have had very good luck fall planting the garlic and mulching it and it's ready to harvest in July-August. We also do a spring planting for fall harvest. There are two double rows of garlic in this patch and Shallots( They are insane high in the grocery stores and very easy to grow yourself) will be planted in the rest of this area come spring. My wife Jo will tell you without Garlic and Onions she would not know how to cook.

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 09:20 AM

Those look ready for winter for sure. Nice area there. Very scenic. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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Posted November 05, 2012 - 10:04 AM

We have had very good luck fall planting the garlic and mulching it and it's ready to harvest in July-August.


Nice pic's thanks for sharing. Question, how deep do you mulch and do you rake that mulch back come spring?
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Posted November 05, 2012 - 10:29 AM

I put the mulch down about 8" deep. of course it compacts over the winter. Last spring I found the Garlic was strong enough to push through the mulch. The shallots on the otherhand needed the mulch pulled back. I'm not planting the shallots this fall. We found that spring planting them , they seemd to do just as well and mature as quickly as the fall planted shallots. Both the spring planted and fall planted shallots were ready to pick at the same time. The Caveat on this is that we had drought conditions this summer and who knows what would happen in a normal year? The extended forecast for Iowa is to be warmer and dryer than normal through December. And daytime highs are to be in the 60's late this week. What will happen after the first of the year is anybody's guess.
Depending on the climate in your part of Kentucky you may need more or less?

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