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Posted April 12, 2010 - 07:25 AM

I broke ground on my garden yesterday. We also have some tomatoes started inside.

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Posted April 12, 2010 - 09:11 AM

This week I will be planting a row & a half of green beans, and likely a couple rows of sweet corn too. After these are in, I'll post a pic of garden.

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Posted April 12, 2010 - 03:09 PM

Not planting yet.....This year, instead of rows, I thought It would plant in patches or squares...Something different.........Anyone ever tried this?...Any advantages, disadvantages?

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Posted April 13, 2010 - 11:01 AM

This week I will be planting a row & a half of green beans, and likely a couple rows of sweet corn too. After these are in, I'll post a pic of garden.


Got the above done last night. Lefts a space between corn & green beans for a couple hills of squash, 6 or so tomato plants, and the rest a row of bell peppers. Man do those peppers & onions make one heck of a sweet pepper relish! Down to 7qts, and this stuff makes any beans w/cornbread "POP"!

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Posted April 19, 2010 - 08:39 PM

Still not taken any pics, but not much to see till things come up. I did transplant 24 Bell Pepper plants this evening. Just a few green beans have peaked their heads through. Dug & found corn has sprouted. Need rain BAD though. Ground is dry. Been about 3 weeks since any appreciable rain.

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Posted April 19, 2010 - 09:44 PM

Still not taken any pics, but not much to see till things come up. I did transplant 24 Bell Pepper plants this evening. Just a few green beans have peaked their heads through. Dug & found corn has sprouted. Need rain BAD though. Ground is dry. Been about 3 weeks since any appreciable rain.


It's been raining here every other week since it quit snowing, I'm not even considering planting till the end of June, not enough sun and too much rain. Wish I could send some your way. Next year I may plant rice in the spring, half my field is a bog until June anyway, and I'm on high ground compared to most around here.

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Posted May 03, 2010 - 03:44 PM

Well, the garden was washed into gullies from the weekend deluge. Likely lost a couple tons, maybe more of topsoil. 2 gullies like a foot wide & ten inches deep, half the length of the garden. Took out 1/3 of my green beans & exposed roots of part of my onions. Corn all survived. When it dries, I'll run a tiller & try to get some soil back into the ditches. Good thing I'm on a farm. When garden is finished for the season, I'll haul in some dirt to replace. Just off our feeder areas, past the concrete a ways, the manure has turned to rich dirt. I can skim it with the big payloader & patch the garden up.

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Posted May 03, 2010 - 04:58 PM

I got my onions in and thats about it for now. Still a chance of frost.....

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Posted May 12, 2010 - 06:14 PM

Just got the last of my sweet corn in the ground. All I like in the garden is planting seed for squash, bush cucumbers, and cantelope.

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Posted May 15, 2010 - 08:01 PM

Was just telling tractormike about my garden.... Just had a gully-washer come through. Washed like 2 tons of dirt out of my garden...again! I figured that weekend with 11" would be the worst I got, but just 1" fell today, but all in just a few minutes and screwed my far side of the garden. The part that got washed last time came through pretty good, as I cut a diversion ditch. I liked about 4' having a diversion ditch finished on the upper end...thus my new gully. This Fall I'll have to haul in some dirt to fill it in. In the meantime, that diversion ditch gets finished!




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