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Anybody else planting a garden this year?
2 types of mint and lettuce.
Some spare tire garlic.
Not me. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif My kids and dogs would tear through it. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
05-11-2011, 09:48 AM
Hey great lookin garden Sev. Geeze you're weeks ahead of us. The leaves on the trees are just comeing back now. lol I did however perchase an addition to my plot finally, Asparagus. Got a 10 crown pack to trench in. That ought to give me enough eating every spring. Love the stuff but it's crazy expensive in the store. As is everything else these days. So did you grow any tire tomatoes last year? I got my usuall way more than i could ever eat amount. I'm smartning up now though and stagger the tomatoe planting one plant a week so they all don't ripen at the same time. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I can see canning and preserving as the next logical progression for the food lover or should i say "good" food lover. The amount of overpriced crap the grocery store passes off as food, is truely impressive. St.
I kind of did that with the tomato's. 31 plants.
However it looks like the plants all caught up with each other. If you are going to plant some try the Cherokee red, Mr Stripey. Old German and Red Brandywine. They are all heirloom. I am also trying Lemon Boy this year. Other tomato's I have are Yellow pear, Sweet 100's, Better boy and La Roma.
I plan on canning and making sauce.
Actually it is garlic in the tire. I had a bunch left from the garlic fest in Saugerties NY last year. I lined the tire with landscapers cloth. then filled it with miracle grow potting soil. I figured any rain water that gets in will reside in the tire and ten be pulled into the soil through capillary action.
I went to lowes yesterday and the asparagus plants were 75% off. Hoping to get out this evening and by a bunch. Love the stuff myself. Down to 1.00 a package of either 3 or 6 plants depending on the variety.
I have also got Cabbage, cucumbers, kohlrabi, beats, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, snap peas, sugar snaps, yellow string beans, green and chockalate peppers and two types of corn.
Unfortunately I ran out of room and no hot peppers this year.
I have to start planning the fall garden as I want to have plenty of string beans to can.
I am planning on building a small green house so I can start from seed next year. As it would happen all the replacement Anderson windows that I got from Home Depot for a project failed. They replaced them and that leaves me with 18 insulated sashes. If I can arrange them properly and frame around them it will make for a nice little poor mans green house.
I should be able to walk inside of it. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
Also on potato's you can plant them in tires and once they sprout add another tire and more potato's. can do this several times and have a potato tower. When you are ready to harvest just start removing the tires one at a time. It is a good way to store them as well.
Really good for people that are limited in space.
If your interested I will find some info for you.
05-11-2011, 11:05 AM
Lovely garden Sev... I once had a garden. Lovely thing... doing the french intensive method of raised beds.... as the plants grow they create their own leafy mulch and there's very little weeding necessary.
Around it I had built a chicken wire fence with a gate to protect it. The neighbor kids were permitted to go into it for carrots and such... as long as they always remembered to close the gate. One weekend I was away the kids discovered that their father's goats had gotten into the garden through a small hole they had made in the chicken wire... approx. 12 goats. The kids figured they should get the goats out of Bob's garden. So the kids went into the garden with the goats... responsibly remembering to close the gate after themselves, as Bob wanted. They then proceeded to chase the goats round and round and around in my garden, attempting to get the goats to go back out that same little hole that they had come in by.
Not sure how they ever got all those goats out but when I finally came home... I grabbed my hoe and rake and went to go for what I expect to be some satisfying work in my garden.
When I came upon it and looked into it , it appeared as if at least 1,000 roto-tillers had gone on a rampage through it. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cry.gif
I tossed my hoe and rake into it... turned and walked away... and that was the last vegetable gardening I ever did.
I now... happily ...only grow flowers and shrubs /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
Sorry man but thats hysterical. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
If you cant tell from the pics I am on an incline. My future plan it to do some terracing. I am hoping to do 8 foot wide beds. That way I can get a tractor with a tiller in there.
I want to truck in some manure and compost to get a better soil consistency.
The hill is perfectly positions on the south face. It is def early to warm.
My problem right now is there is a form of blackberry that has rizomes everywhere. Plus I have honeysuckle. Right now it is a battle.
I am sure you were probably pretty pissed at the time but I am sitting here cracking up reading the story. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
05-11-2011, 01:25 PM
A greenhouse, sweet. I'm not there yet, but i'll see what i can do when the woodshed and workshop get done. I see a lot of greenhouses scatered around the countryside here. People like to roof them with those corrogated fiberglass sheets of 4x8. Another couple that we visited for some annuals had a nice setup too. They had a south faceing back door so they put up one of those dome like sun rooms over the back patio and attatched to the house.
Ya the use of old tires is endless isn't it? Which is probably a good thing since there's one hell of a lot of tires around. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif St.
05-11-2011, 04:12 PM
I will havta take a pix of my nice patch of weed. 12' stakes are expensive but.
A friend of ours is a master gardener. She takes the old window that contractors replace and makes mini green houses out of them. Good idea for recycling materials.
I am going to have to determine the placement of the green house. I want it close enough to run power to for a heat lamp.
Just picked up 45 asparagus plants for 10 bucks at Lowes. Hoping they are still alive. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
05-11-2011, 06:28 PM
Nothing to be sorry about... I've often slipped on life's banana peels and like many of the bumps we occasionally run into in life... when we look back on them they are often a source of great humour. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Perky</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Nothing to be sorry about... I've often slipped on life's banana peels and like many of the bumps we occasionally run into in life... when we look back on them they are often a source of great humour. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif </div></div>
Indeed. There are always some things friends and family will never let you forget. Much less yourself. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif
Picked up 45 asparagus plants for 10.00 at Lowes. Great deal if they all are alive.
Now the 2 year wait begins.
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