In the Garden

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Re: In the Garden

Postby KingdomBuilder » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:30 pm

MaxPC wrote:What do you think about the suggestion to plant legumes/nitrogen-fixing plants? We liked white and crimson clover with rye grasses as a cover crop. We would sometimes add in hairy vetch if it was available

I will be planting legumes (peas, southern peas, and beans) next season. I absolutely plan to use cover crops as a big part of this garden- buckwheat and rye grass are the plan. However that's little help to me now in the dead of winter..

This soil was just a yard growing grass. Unfertilized. It was a vegetable garden a few decades back.
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Re: In the Garden

Postby KingdomBuilder » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:31 pm

lesterb wrote:Try to find a good lawn and garden place. Especially in the spring, some of them have some very knowledgeable staff on board. Or look for a farm seed and fertilizer place with a good agronomist.


Thanks. I've sent out some messages and requests... I'll let y'all know what I find out
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Re: In the Garden

Postby gcdonner » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:40 pm

lesterb wrote:Try to find a good lawn and garden place. Especially in the spring, some of them have some very knowledgeable staff on board. Or look for a farm seed and fertilizer place with a good agro-no-mist.

I used to know a good agronomist, but he either had his head in the clouds or buried in the dirt so that I couldn't figure out which end was up or the head from the tail... :rofl: :lol: :laugh
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Re: In the Garden

Postby KingdomBuilder » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:00 pm

Since we are expecting around 5" of rain in the next 5 days, and with it being a balmy 75 degrees, I decided to till in the last bit of manure and some shredded leaves. Went ahead and added some sugar to make sure it'll be nice and broken down.

Been doing some number crunching and will be buying my fertilizers tomorrow. Soybean meal, alfalfa meal, and some dried molasses.

First planting's less than a month away! :D

Anyone have any big plans for their gardens this year?
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Re: In the Garden

Postby gcdonner » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:34 pm

KingdomBuilder wrote:Since we are expecting around 5" of rain in the next 5 days, and with it being a balmy 75 degrees, I decided to till in the last bit of manure and some shredded leaves. Went ahead and added some sugar to make sure it'll be nice and broken down.

Been doing some number crunching and will be buying my fertilizers tomorrow. Soybean meal, alfalfa meal, and some dried molasses.

First planting's less than a month away! :D

Anyone have any big plans for their gardens this year?

We only dream of gardens this time of the year here in MN. Ours is still 4 months away yet.
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Wade » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:36 pm

gcdonner wrote:
KingdomBuilder wrote:Since we are expecting around 5" of rain in the next 5 days, and with it being a balmy 75 degrees, I decided to till in the last bit of manure and some shredded leaves. Went ahead and added some sugar to make sure it'll be nice and broken down.

Been doing some number crunching and will be buying my fertilizers tomorrow. Soybean meal, alfalfa meal, and some dried molasses.

First planting's less than a month away! :D

Anyone have any big plans for their gardens this year?

We only dream of gardens this time of the year here in MN. Ours is still 4 months away yet.


5 months...
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Re: In the Garden

Postby Wade » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:27 pm

Here is a picture of our garden May 22nd 2013 in BC West Kootenays:

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You can even see some of the plants coming up with snow on them.

Some how all the plants survived... :D
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Re: In the Garden

Postby KingdomBuilder » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:50 pm

Oh wow! By May 22nd I've direct sowed squash and cucumbers!
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Re: In the Garden

Postby KingdomBuilder » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:20 pm

Finished up the garden fence and sent off another soil test for where the blackberries will be.
20 new plants going in the ground in March ;)
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Re: In the Garden

Postby KingdomBuilder » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:22 pm

Got a new tiller today ( my old one died this week :cry: ); put it to use by tilling up the early-spring portion of the garden. Rest of the day was spent making my rows (raised 4-6" from the walkways), blending fertilizer ( math.. eek!), and planting peas and spinach.

Rest of the this week will consist of making my row for carrots, fertilizing it, then tilling up the new blackberry patch. May start prepping the ground for my wildflower area.

As I planted what seemed like one million pea seed, I thought of the parable of the sower. Always been one of the most intriguing parables to me. My mind wandered to the thought that every seed planted doesn't sprout; then many that do will not yield fruit. I think this is crucial to remember in our witness.

Hopefully this thread will pick up when you snowbirds thaw out a bit; till then, it's just me!
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