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Post in 'The Green Room' started by smokinj, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Yes its straw and your right. Last winter I put 50 lbs of winter wheat on it after tilling and that's 12 lbs per 1000 sq ft. Didn't have a problem then either. Wheats a good problem.

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  2. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Good deal, but with that many bales in that small of an area (1 bale for every 10 sq ft) you're gonna get some wheat come up.
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  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    A Pick axe couldn't break ground at my place. Woke up to 28F. Garden thinking isn't eve a blip on the radar yet.
  4. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    You've got a backhoe...get after it!:p
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  5. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Part of my garden is bare ground, the other part has almost a foot of snow on it.
  6. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    26 here as a low, same again for tonight. Its the straw.
  7. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I had 10 inchs on it last Monday.
  8. Jags

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    Hmmmm.....
  9. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I have very long shadows out there right now, but its warm enough in the day that I should lose it all soon. What are the best really early crops to plant?
  10. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Rabbit food. Lettuce, spinach, snow peas, turnips, radishes, kohlrabi, etc. Taters and onions should go in pretty early too.
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  11. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    mustard greens, turnips, cauliflower, broccoli,BRUSSEL SPROUT.
  12. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Oh yeah...forgot about broc and cauli. I started them in trays this year. Will probably plant them this weekend.

    Never done brussels sprouts - I've heard they are a PITA...any truth to that?
  13. smokinj

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    I am sowing straight into the soil on Tuesday. Brussels sprouts seem just about anything will take them out. Going to give it another shot and plant more and play the percentage. (Oh I started a bunch of Horseradish yesterday to)
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    We only have one small stubborn snow pile not melted. It almost hit 60 on Easter. The lawn is nice and soggy and bulbs are starting to come up so its time to get going here.

    Plan this year is to build a couple raised beds for a kitchen garden behind the house (herbs and such), and re purpose some of the large flower bed area for larger vegetables. Last year we had been growing herbs behind the garage but if the budget allows that space is getting ripped out for the new patio this summer.

    So far all we have got done is to get materials for the beds - I was considering getting cedar 2x12s from the lumber yard but those are $$$ and we only have space fora couple small 4x4 size beds so I cheaped out and got prefab cedar bed kits at HD for $40 ea.

    The lawn also needs a lot of work - for the garden project I invested in one of those small mantis tillers and ordered the dethatcher attachment to try as the grass needs it desperately.
  15. Bocefus78

    Bocefus78 Minister of Fire

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    I grew B. sprouts last year for the first time....I had no issues. No spray or dust either. I go all natural in the garden other than some lime in the spring. Some bugs liked to munch on the leaves of the plants, but left the sprouts themselves alone.
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  16. lukem

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    Cool...I may give them a try next year. Running out of room as it is...need to add another couple hunnert square feet this fall.
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    Just picked the last of our winter sprouting broccoli and put in 8 new plants. We have peas, lettuce, potatoes, broccoli, beets and carrots in the ground. Fertilized the asparagus bed yesterday too.

    This is a garden salad with all ingredients from the garden or green house. We are just finishing up on last season's tomatoes. This is the latest we've ever gone on tomatoes. These are Early Girls that I planted late in the greehouse.

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  18. Bret Chase

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    my apples and pears did *nothing* last year.... my cherries and shags went crazy though... go figure
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    Got one hot house ready yesterday and brought a bucket of dirt in to warm and start maters this weekend. Still in the teens at nite here .
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    I need to get a couple hot boxes built and get things going....
  21. Bocefus78

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    I actually got the tiller thru the garden for the first pass yesterday. I need to lime it and till it again once it dries out a little more and I will be ready! In lieu of turning my spare bedroom into a greenhouse, for once, I'm buying flats of plants at wholesale $ this year so I dont have any exciting seed starting stories. ;em
    I did get my first lawn fert app down. 19-0-0 with dimension pre-M. Weeds can kiss my a$$!
  22. lukem

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    40 broc plants in....15 cabbage...15 cauliflower... rabbit food all sprouted. Asparagus starting to poke up.
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    I took this week off to start working on the gardens. Last year my wife just grew some hers but this year she wants to start trying veggies, so We took an overgrown section of the large perennial gardens and created a veggie plot.

    That was about a days work, transplanting the good plants elsewhere, tilling, adding compost from our massive yard pile, and edging.

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    Those little fences are just decorative of course. mrs wanted it to look pretty. When it was done we took a look and thought it looked like a burial plot from an old western :eek: (we are hoping not to have to put a full chicken wire fence around this)
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    Also putting in a couple cheapie raised beds behind the kitchen, for herbs and such.


    (dont report me for the child labor violation ;) )

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  25. jharkin

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    And we built the kids their own garden and play area in another section of the back gardens.

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