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Gardens 2009
« on: March 09, 2009, 11:24:52 am »

Hope no one minds, but thought a new gardening thread was needed. If anyone does mind just merge with one of the others.

I have a question. Can't remember who, but one of us, not me, planted garlic in the spring or summer of last year. Wanted to know how it did. I had bulbs for late fall planting but unfortunately didn't get it in.
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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 11:38:42 am »

Mutti and I planted a bed of garlic in the Fall. They're peeking their little leaves through the mulch now.

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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 08:26:20 pm »

My gardening research notes are online at:

http://sca21.wikia.com/wiki/Mess

Suggested sample list of books:

Gardening for Maximum Nutrition, Jerry Minnich
The Postage Stamp Garden Book, Duane Newcomb
How to Grow more Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine, John Jeavons
Carrots Love Tomatoes, Louise Riotte
One Circle, How to Grow a Complete Diet in Less than 1,000 Square Feet, David Duhon
Secrets to Great Soil, Elizabeth P. Stell
Future Fertility, Transforming Human Waste Into Human Wealth, John Beeby
Test Your Soil With Plants, John Beeby
The Humanure Handbook:  A Guide to Composting Human Manure, by Joseph Jenkins

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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 08:44:46 pm »

We planted a dozen garlic bulbs back in November. They are all up and running now. No idea about planting later in the year, but they might not get finished if planted too late. The sooner the better I'm guessing.
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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 09:31:12 pm »



Last year's small bucket garden showed me that there is simply not enough space available to grow foodstuffs in sufficient quantity to make it pay off.

So this year my garden shall be herbs like Basil and Thyme and jalapenos and maybe a nice high yielding tomato plant or three.

Field onions work well as well, and they are great in scrambled eggs.
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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 05:54:51 am »



Last year's small bucket garden showed me that there is simply not enough space available to grow foodstuffs in sufficient quantity to make it pay off.

So this year my garden shall be herbs like Basil and Thyme and jalapenos and maybe a nice high yielding tomato plant or three.

Field onions work well as well, and they are great in scrambled eggs.

They are called ramps. Ought 7.
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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 10:34:45 am »

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So this year my garden shall be herbs like Basil and Thyme and jalapenos and maybe a nice high yielding tomato plant or three.

When you plant your Thyme put it in its own container, it will come back the next year.  Minr id planted in a defunct wringer washer.
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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 09:29:26 pm »

One thing I always have had is an area that I grow mint.  It's like a weed, hard to kill and spreads like wildfire.  We use it to make tea and for cooking all the time.   Can't seem to have enough of it.  You can grow it darn near anywhere is seems.
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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 09:42:49 pm »



Last year's small bucket garden showed me that there is simply not enough space available to grow foodstuffs in sufficient quantity to make it pay off.

So this year my garden shall be herbs like Basil and Thyme and jalapenos and maybe a nice high yielding tomato plant or three.

Field onions work well as well, and they are great in scrambled eggs.

If you build an "A" frame rack you can put many more plants in a smaller area. I had one years ago and just built a new one this year. My mother in law asked if she could put a "few" plants in our garden last year and darned near took over. So this year I doubled the garden area and a new "A" frame so I would have the space I need and make her happy also. Because allowing her to take up so much garden made my wife happy. And as all me know....If momma ain't happy...ain't nobody  happy...LOL

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It's like a weed, hard to kill and spreads like wildfire.

TB I know just what you mean. When we bought this house the fence line had mint growing down it's length. I wanted to put in raspberry plants instead. It took me 4 years to get rid of the mint plants.
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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 09:58:47 pm »

One thing I always have had is an area that I grow mint.  It's like a weed, hard to kill and spreads like wildfire.  We use it to make tea and for cooking all the time.   Can't seem to have enough of it.  You can grow it darn near anywhere is seems.


Sadly I've manged to kill it, I planted it a bed sort of under a tree.
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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2009, 10:18:18 pm »



Last year's small bucket garden showed me that there is simply not enough space available to grow foodstuffs in sufficient quantity to make it pay off.

So this year my garden shall be herbs like Basil and Thyme and jalapenos and maybe a nice high yielding tomato plant or three.

Field onions work well as well, and they are great in scrambled eggs.

If you build an "A" frame rack you can put many more plants in a smaller area. I had one years ago and just built a new one this year. My mother in law asked if she could put a "few" plants in our garden last year and darned near took over. So this year I doubled the garden area and a new "A" frame so I would have the space I need and make her happy also. Because allowing her to take up so much garden made my wife happy. And as all me know....If momma ain't happy...nobody is happy...LOL


Space is a bit too limited to do that, but that does have me thinking a bit.
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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 07:58:52 am »

Does anyone have a solution to keeping local cats out of your garden, other than a .22??
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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2009, 08:22:32 am »

Moved Strawberries (about 300) to permanent bed, Artichokes (both globe and Jerusalem) are returning, Cardoon (for cheesemaking) as well,  ND started tomatoes, DD set up sweet potato slips, ND sorted through for seed potatoes, uncovered perennial herbs/greens (pro sorrel made it fine not sure on other variety), asparagus beds cleaned/filled/mulched, pear trees grafted or moved to permanent location - spring is coming!
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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2009, 10:56:54 am »

Does anyone have a solution to keeping local cats out of your garden, other than a .22??

My cousin got one of these http://www.critterridders.com/scarecrow.htm ans swears by it. Good for any animal and it's also funny as all get out when used as a joke to surprise the kids.
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Re: Gardens 2009
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2009, 12:53:00 pm »

Does anyone have a solution to keeping local cats out of your garden, other than a .22??

My cousin got one of these http://www.critterridders.com/scarecrow.htm ans swears by it. Good for any animal and it's also funny as all get out when used as a joke to surprise the kids.

Not a bad idea.... I hate it when they crap in the garden....
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