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#16 oldedeeres ONLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 12:28 AM

    I have had no luck with blackberries either, but raspberries are fantastic here. I grow Bounty, Chief, and Red Latham, really like the Bounty. Do you have any ideas on getting rid of the suckers after taking out (moving) a row? Thanks for starting this thread, it's giving me ideas already.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 12:36 AM

I'm going to relocate mine and their suckers, seems to have a lot of them come up last year.  Will the suckers keep coming up after I move the raspberries?


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 12:40 AM

     If yours is anything like my patch they will! Seems every small chopped up or missed piece of root will soon sprout and turn into a cane in the middle of whatever row you plant there next--- annoying to say the least.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 01:22 AM

Good looking garden. We usually have plants in the ground by now, but it's been so wet this spring to do anything yet.
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Posted March 22, 2015 - 08:32 AM

We used to have black berries when I was a kid, we would pick several water bath caners a week, then the vines up and died? We then planted 10 or so plants after that but we put them in a different area and they were to hard to water and upkeep. Somehow they staid alive, so we dug them up (and all their runners) and are moving them into the garden were it will be easy to weed and water them.

It will be easy to stop all the runners from coming back because it's just going to turn back into lawn and be mowed. Or it will be plowed and tilled at a later date.

Also if to many come up then I will dig them again.     My neighbor had a similar problem with huckleberries, he planted them in his garden and then after a few years he tilled them under. The next spring his whole garden was green with huckleberries lol.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 09:42 PM

Got the blackberry bed finished and got 18 plants started! I finished cleaning up some junk in the garden and I'm going to get the 3-pt tiller Monday after lunch! When I'm done tilling, I'm then going to build the raspberry beds along the other side of the garden fence.

 

I got around 14 or so dump truck loads of horse manure a few months back, I was happy because it was trucked out here for free, the only thing I had to do is tell them were to dump it!.

The problem is, the manure is full of lizards!, which I will ad that I do not like snakes or lizards!.

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Posted March 23, 2015 - 06:55 AM

Set up the oil pan fountain a couple days ago:  HPIM1566.JPG

 

Planted a few peas, couple hundred onion sets & put up the anti-rabbit panels yesterday:  HPIM1564.JPG

 

Daffodils are starting to bloom:  HPIM1565.JPG


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 09:09 PM

I like your dalmatian statues, they look so life like! :smilewink:


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 09:28 PM

I got the tiller today around 5:30, I went straight to the neighbors/friends house and tilled their garden (last picture) then I got back to till our garden right before dark. I got a big enough area tilled for some more potatoes and the onions.

It going to rain tonight so I might be done tilling for now.

 

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Posted March 24, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Going to make some raised beds for the onions tomorrow, I got the tilling done today and to show how deep it was tilled I dug down with a shovel until I hit hard ground!.

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Posted March 25, 2015 - 05:32 AM

Your tractor tills pretty deep !  I don't think I was getting mine that deep plowing first then tilling .


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 06:36 AM

Your tractor tills pretty deep !  I don't think I was getting mine that deep plowing first then tilling .

 

It still amazes me on how this 20hp tractor handles a 6' tiller.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 09:15 PM

A couple of comments from the peanut gallery.

Easy on the lizards. They eat a lot of bugs. I used to have a bunch around then some feral cats showed up and now the lizards are gone and not nearly as many songbirds around.

A PTO driven tiller is awesome. My neighbor has a six footer on the back of a 35 horse Kubota. It tears the ground up until it's like baby powder. It's so deep it's hard to walk in. Doing that and planting winter wheat or rye every fall has really changed my garden spot. My red clay is mostly brown now.

I'm doing raised beds for my onions, beets, radishes, etc. this year. I opted for treated 2x8s and backfilled them. I figure I can till them with my walk behind when the time comes.

I've never raised blackberries. We just go find them along old fence rows and road banks. I have blue berries but haven't had much luck with them. It bugs me, too, because I got the plants from my uncle's place who grew blueberries as big as marbles. Sometimes bigger. Maybe I need to get his 8N back together and drive past them some.

Question: do any of you plant by the signs?
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Posted March 25, 2015 - 11:17 PM

Got 200+ onions in today, I made rows with my hiller, it worked pretty good, although I need to fix my 3-pt so it doesn't sway side to side. That's why the rows weave around, also I need to buy ag tires, I don't hardly get good enough traction in that loose ground with turfs.

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Posted March 25, 2015 - 11:37 PM

You are making me envious--- there's still 2' of snow on my garden.
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