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#1 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 09:33 AM

Planted 19 broccoli plants we had started last night

They needed planted a few weeks ago, but due to the new baby I didn't have time to prep the garden and get them in.

Not sure the timming will work out for a harvest or not.

Any body else have a fall crop in?

I plan on planting a cover crop of winter rye.

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 10:35 AM

I put out 18 brocolli plants about 1+ week ago. Something snipped one off at the ground early, but the rest are doing good. This is the 1st time I've ever planted anything in the Fall far as garden is concerned. Weeds, mostly crabgrass had totally taken over the garden, so had to mow 1st, then till the small spot for the brocolli. Guess I'll just let frost kill the weeds, then spring plow.

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 05:59 PM

We pulled the last of the garden out last weekend, no frost yet but stuff had just gone by.
No fall planting this year but thinking of covering the garden with clean unpainted sheetrock scraps
then tilling it into the soil in the spring, told it is good for soils with lots of clay and that is us!!

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 06:19 PM

We pulled the last of the garden out last weekend, no frost yet but stuff had just gone by.
No fall planting this year but thinking of covering the garden with clean unpainted sheetrock scraps
then tilling it into the soil in the spring, told it is good for soils with lots of clay and that is us!!


My first thought was no way but then I thought about it, paper will decompose, the cement part of the board is mostly lime so it would probably help clay soil out pretty good.

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 06:31 PM

That's what's done with lots of the recycled sheet rock....ground up & sold as lime supplement.

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 08:06 PM

I guess I inadvertently planted a 2nd crop of peas and beans. I got tired of stepping over them after they were picked, so I mowed them off. I now have a random crop of bean & pea plants... probably won't make it to harvest, but still neat to see volunteers.

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Posted September 23, 2010 - 08:14 AM

We pulled the last of the garden out last weekend, no frost yet but stuff had just gone by.
No fall planting this year but thinking of covering the garden with clean unpainted sheetrock scraps
then tilling it into the soil in the spring, told it is good for soils with lots of clay and that is us!!


I thought about doing that as well. I have a pile of scraps in the shop right now that are in the way.

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Posted September 25, 2010 - 07:31 PM

I cover mine with a couple layers of newspaper and the leaves from the trees




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