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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Bill, May 15, 2007.

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  1. Bill

    Bill Minister of Fire

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    I like to garden and plant trees, if you want more pictures I have them. Gonna cut up what the loggers left next week, gonna be lots of wood. I almost get a tickle in my stomach with all that wood. I used to scrounge wood in the city, now I have more than I know what to do with. Makes me feel good.

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    One at a time

    That's my friend Pat, he just bought a New Holland, 45 horse, with 5 foot tiller, bucket, blade, and scraper box. Does a nice job. My garden grows in size every time he tills. I really don't need the extra room, but I can space everything out real well.

    I just put 500 buchels of manure (3 year old, composted, cow) and it makes the soil like pancake mix. Planted the potatoes with my hands. I also planted 400 feet of wild flowers and sunflowers. I also put in about 20 fruit trees, 30 red pines, and a few ornamental trees, and a few black walnut.

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    Here's an update of my garden, about 2-3 week interval. Looks like a good year for potatoes.

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    hey nice garden. my wife and i just built a home and just got the yard in so our garden isn't too big. i put short telephone poles parallel and filled in between with good dirt and put some pole beans in there, and we got some cukes growin, and a half dozen tomato plants. our property also has a generous portion of black walnut trees, along with black raspberry, mulberry, and such. we got 4.5 acres, how much land you have?
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    I have 12 acres, mostly woods, with about 2 or so acres in plains. About a 1000 acres of government land, and private woods around me.

    I raise lots of hot peppers and of course tomatoes, radish, onions, beans, peas, snow peas, and leaf lettuce. Tried a few bird gourds, melon, and pumpkin. Just for fun.
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    Warning on using telephone poles or railroad ties for gardening. These are both treated with creosote or other preservatives that are carcinogenic and not adviseable for use in a garden.
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