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    Garden /Bloody Tour cont'd.

    Shopping for stuff makes me thirsty!

    Kenny's is another one of my favorite Sunday stops.



    There is always some free food there... yumm



    and delicious bloody mary's



    Then back home to unload the days haul.




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    Picked some rhubarb

    ...must be time to make pies?



    Radishes for dinner last night.


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    I just tilled in a bunch of horse and cow manure into our plot (graciously provided by the critters). I'll start getting ready to plant soon.
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    Strawberries

    The plants are loaded with blooms and little green berries right now.

    I will pick up to 20 lbs out of this 10 x 5 spot


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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    I just tilled in a bunch of horse and cow manure into our plot (graciously provided by the critters). I'll start getting ready to plant soon.
    Be careful how much "waste" you till in. As long as it is not too fresh, you will be ok.

    The fresh stuff is too "hot" and will "burn" the plants. Some plants will get a yellow color or the plants will be beautiful with little or no production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    Be careful how much "waste" you till in. As long as it is not too fresh, you will be ok.

    The fresh stuff is too "hot" and will "burn" the plants. Some plants will get a yellow color or the plants will be beautiful with little or no production.
    It's been sitting since early winter curring. This ain't my first rodeo
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    It's been sitting since early winter curing. This isn't my first rodeo



    I am lucky to have a free composted horse manure site. The nice lady turns the manure every week. She has a tractor with a 1/2 yd bucket.

    We will be getting 3 or 4 loads sometime in the next couple weeks.

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    IMGreat, I'm thinking that the next time I'm working in DM I'm gonna have to figure out where your garden is and pillage it at around 3AM...

    Wish I could have one. Can't wait to move out into the country and have the space for this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    Strawberries

    The plants are loaded with blooms and little green berries right now.

    I will pick up to 20 lbs out of this 10 x 5 spot
    That will come in handy if the grocery store system ever breaks down!

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    We finally got the tomatoes in. The cages were placed and tied to the posts.



    Baby lettuce. We are eating some tonight with a homemade garlic vinaigrette


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    Yummy!

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    From above

    The "Orphan Garden"



    The Main Plot



    The Herb Area



    The South Walk


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    Strawberries

    Lookin' Good!



    hmmm, what's this?



    yummm!


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    we started planting yesterday. Had to wait for the frost to be over this weekend.
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    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    Top dressing with compost/weed barrier

    The stables where we get composted horse manure for free.





    Back home we unload



    We lay newspaper down and then cover with compost.





    Main Plot is done



    Orphan area is done.



    That was two of my truck loads of compost. We will go back for one more load next week to finish off some of the other raised beds.

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    Planted corn, broccoli, and green beans this week. I'll probably put in some asparagus also.
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    Manure never looked so pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Manure never looked so pretty!
    well gosh, thank you

    Really, thank the horses and the lady that owns the stable, she is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Planted corn, broccoli, and green beans this week. I'll probably put in some asparagus also.
    Remember corn needs to be planted in a "block" not a row.

    Are you planting bush or pole beans?
    (bush produces faster, pole takes longer but keeps producing longer)

    Asparagus will take a few years to produce. If you can find it in the wild, it is better than homegrown.

 

 
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