Gardening

Gardening

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:56 pm

Any starting a new garden this year ?

How big ?

How you keep the critters out?

My uncle used to buy cow crap, mix it with water, his veggies were huge.... zukes the size of a Nissan Leaf.
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:51 am

I'm putting one in 50 x 100. I'll plant anything and everything. Tired of somebody else making so much off of something we need, and I'm not talking about a farmer either. I have a John Deere 214 with a tiller to make the soil good for planting. I bought a John Deere 71 flex planter to hook up to do my planting just like the big guys do.

Keeping critters out is easy just be nice to your neighborhood Barber/Barbers and ask him to save the hair for you for a while and spread the hair around your garden area.
I'm also able to sink a well to water my plants here easily so thats on the agenda this year also. 50ft here and you hit water, and with a sledge and some sweat you can put the pipe in yourself in a day.

I'll be taking a lot of pics this year. Last year was my first year here and did a trial garden just to see how things would go and was surprised how good everything tasted.
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: Sting On: Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:35 am

I have purchased a pile of seeds - as they came out on display and on sale I couldn't pass by. This will be my third year on some ground last gardened in 30's and it works great - but I won't plant my bug garden this year -or maybe Ill work it and plant a plow down crop of mill oats ???

It depends - but I hope to be consumed by selling and moving from the place in town vs gardening this season.
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:30 am

Iv'e started seeds for 12 different veg's im trying that new "wonder soil" stuff. its fun to add water and watch it grow!! worm casings.....
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:31 pm

Ohhhh, that's why we're gussyin up the house ;) I do a 60' X 40' & end up giving a bunch to some families worse off then me :shock: Good luck w/ that selling the house project my friend. Yea,I think you belong out in the country. :clap: toothy
Sting wrote:I have purchased a pile of seeds - as they came out on display and on sale I couldn't pass by. This will be my third year on some ground last gardened in 30's and it works great - but I won't plant my bug garden this year -or maybe Ill work it and plant a plow down crop of mill oats ???

It depends - but I hope to be consumed by selling and moving from the place in town vs gardening this season.
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:59 am

Uglysquirrel wrote:Any starting a new garden this year ?

How big ?

How you keep the critters out?

My uncle used to buy cow crap, mix it with water, his veggies were huge.... zukes the size of a Nissan Leaf.

5th year.
About 20' X 40', it will be bigger next year as I need to cut down more trees.
The deer are murder on gardens, I think I'll use bear traps this year.
Getting a load of chicken poo tomorrow, and it's free! :)
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:11 am

Kinda hard to think about the garden yet, not even sure where it is & I don`t have a good place to put those starter pots it would be nice to have some started but then knowing my luck we would have a late frost.
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: Blackrocks On: Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:14 pm

Be careful with that chicken poo Coldsweat it's very potent stuff . Unless it is old and well rotted it can burn you'r plants if it touches them just like commercial fertilizer can

rick
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:15 pm

I was under the same impression with horse & to a lesser extent cow poo`s, they should be well seasoned before use. But then again being more on the liberal side it`s not an area of expertise.(just having fun on the last part) :D This having to explain everything is gonna get old. :lol:
Kind of would like to know about the horse & cow poo for sure, theres plenty of it nearby I can take all I want.
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:35 pm

I till chicken,horse,cow,pig, whatever in a couple 3 wks before I plant anything & have never had a problem burn wise--when I say till--I mean till it in real good. Ain't that some shiiit. toothy
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:47 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
Uglysquirrel wrote:Any starting a new garden this year ?

The deer are murder on gardens, I think I'll use bear traps this year.
Getting a load of chicken poo tomorrow, and it's free! :)


Coaled, FOR DEER REPELLENT, low cost

1) string up the cheapest soap you can find from the dollar stores. it has tallow in it and deer hate animal smell. I have tried this, works. I drill a hole in the center and hang by a wire on a wood post, do every 10' feet or so.

2) Petition your local salon for human hair and spread it all around, pretty grosse' but it I heard it works.

3) Drink a lot of beer and walk the perimeter of your garden. Your neighbors say you do this already. :woot: :woot:
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:58 pm

Best deer repellant is the .270 winchester. I apply a one dose per deer. More than one usually doesn't help ;) This repellant is universal. Works on foxes, woodchucks, racoons, coyotes, hawks,and my favorite, crows. :)
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:18 pm

A 270 will really scatter the feathers...
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:21 pm

Head shoot. :)
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Re: Gardening

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:47 am

stokerscot wrote:Best deer repellant is the .270 winchester. I apply a one dose per deer. More than one usually doesn't help ;) This repellant is universal. Works on foxes, woodchucks, racoons, coyotes, hawks,and my favorite, crows. :)




One word...........Crossbow. No sense alerting the entire neighborhood !! And the "spent casings" can be reloaded easily.




Rick
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