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#1 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 10:21 AM

Well the garden has been plowed, disced, and till. Time to plant.
here is the garden after plowing it.
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We had started 24 broccoli plants inside and they had need transplanted desperately, I had moved them from the little green house tray to a window box, but they needed more light than the picture window could give them. I think around 18 made it to the garden.

We also started some kaleidescope bell pepper and regular bell peppers, 10 of the kaleidescope have made it the garden, and the 12 regular one will get planted the next few days.

I didn't have enough compost to spread over the entire garden so I am experimenting by digging out a gutter/trough then filling it in with compost and then mixing back in some of the original garden dirt.

I think I hauled 4 loads of compost like this one from the compost bin to the garden.
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Within the next week we will be planting the rest of the peppers, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, and maybe some green beans
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Posted May 11, 2011 - 10:29 AM

Nice going Chuck.:thumbs:

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 11:31 AM

Looking good Chuck!

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 11:34 AM

Chuck, you should soon be eating like a King.

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 02:15 PM

You should be fine by adding the compost per hole. You will have better results than a tiny bit over the entire space.

Looking good! Mine goes in this weekend with all luck!

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 02:46 PM

Looks good Chuck, hope your composting goes well.

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 03:32 PM

Chuck,I like the idea of composting just where you are planting, I might try that next year to save on my compost..Thanks

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Posted May 12, 2011 - 07:47 AM

Got the other 12 pepper plants in last night and gave everything a drink of water. Counted the broccoli and we have 23 plants, not sure all of them will make it some of them don't look too hot.

Ran the disc through the empty part trying to break up the chunks a little more. May have to re-till the rest before planting. It was a little wet when tilled and isn't very fluffy now.

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Posted May 12, 2011 - 08:00 AM

Chuck,I like the idea of composting just where you are planting, I might try that next year to save on my compost..Thanks


I do too! The weeds grow just fine without the fertilizer, so why make them grow better?

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Posted May 12, 2011 - 08:38 AM

Looks great Chuck. Keep us up to date.

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Posted May 12, 2011 - 09:55 AM

I do too! The weeds grow just fine without the fertilizer, so why make them grow better?



JD, I use mulch between all my rows to help fight the weed problem, it works pretty well. By the spring time next year, the mulch had decomposed enough that I just till it back in as compost. I use a mulch from what everyone out here calls "junk" trees, it only last about 8 or 9 months before it broke down.
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Posted May 25, 2011 - 08:39 AM

Still don't have everything planted yet, but I am trying as I have time.

The corn my FIL and I planted has popped up recently. There are 6.5 60' long rows. All peaches & cream sweet corn.
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2 row of green beans have came up.
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this shot shows the peppers, tomatoes, and broccoli
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overall garden shot, the beans are on the far side. cucumbers, and squash will go between the tomatoes and the green beans.
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Doesn't look like much right now, but things should start growing good soon.

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 10:29 AM

JD, I use mulch between all my rows to help fight the weed problem, it works pretty well. By the spring time next year, the mulch had decomposed enough that I just till it back in as compost. I use a mulch from what everyone out here calls "junk" trees, it only last about 8 or 9 months before it broke down.


I don't have a lot of brush to chip or have a chipper(one is on my list). I do however have about 3 acres of grass from the lawn.
When I bought my 318 it came with a power bagger. Last Saturday I put it on for the first time and mulched 3 rows of tomatoes.
The Bagger will get a workout this summer!

I Have used wood chips on my old place and they are nice. One year the power company was clearing out all the brush along power lines in the county and hauling the chips 15 miles to the landfill. I told them to dump them off my driveway and had 15 truckloads to spread, before they got out of my area.

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 10:31 AM

Looks good. We haven't planted yet. Hopefully this week. It has been so wet and cold this spring in Nova Scotia. There is a frost warning for tonight! I have to fence my garden or the deer and rabbits will eat everything.

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 11:20 AM

Looks good. We haven't planted yet. Hopefully this week. It has been so wet and cold this spring in Nova Scotia. There is a frost warning for tonight! I have to fence my garden or the deer and rabbits will eat everything.


The deer have been eying it, and i saw a big ol crow out there to day so I need to get something out there to help scare both away.




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