Garden time!!!


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    Garden time!!!

    Well fellers i got my taters, green onions and big onions planted yesterday. Ive got brocolli, cauliflower, cabbage, and romaine lettuce started by seed inside that will be planted in a few weeks


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    I just havent had time. Wish I did - dirt is dry enough to work. Hopefully next week.


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    I'm not planting yet, but I did get it plowed up last week. I've gardened in the same spot forever, 30+ years, and break the plot up with a tractor using a disk and a 5 ft roto tiller. It had gotten to where the tiller wouldn't go over a few inches deep and the disk might get down 5 or 6 inches. I'd been meaning to find a single shovel breaking plow or a subsoiler to get down deeper, but never got around to it. Well last week I bought a subsoiler and ran it through the garden 4 times in about a foot wide grid. I went north and south, east and west and then Xed that at 45* angles. Ran the subsoiler right up to the crossbar, 22 to 24 inches deep. When I dropped the subsoiler and hooked up the 5 ft tiller to the tractor I expected it to run a little deeper than before, I didn't expect to have to raise it up to keep the dirt from running over the top of the tiller, but I did. I've always just dropped the tiller all the way down and never looked back, but I had to adjust the depth to keep from bogging down the tractor. It's actually hard to walk across the bone dry, but well broke up ground, going to be interesting to see how much different it is this year. Oh yeah, I did get to pick up several frontend loader buckets of rocks the subsoiler brought up, a few just stopped the tractor and I when I finally got them flipped up it was all the little 27hp John Deere wanted to carry them out.

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    Mine is tilled. Planting march 1

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    I am so jealous of you guys with big gardens. I have a great spot to build a garden.
    It is fenced in and has a hot wire. I dream about having a nice big garden.
    My problem is that time seems to dribble through my fingers.
    This year, I looks like it will be a few pots of herbs for my daughter to tend.
    Maybe I can get a few tomatoes in the ground....

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    I was able to till my back bed a week ago and filled it up with onion sets.

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    JB there is time to start a garden this year. I don't plant most stuff till mid April. You've got 2 whole months to work up a spot.

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    I haven't started on mine yet but I hope to in the next few weeks weather permitting.

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    Got my leaf lettuce, radishes, kale,spinach and carrots planted today planning on planting my brocolli, cauliflower, cabbage and romaine lettuce in a few days and then next weekend weather permitting i will plant corn

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    I have my onions, cabbage planted. Sweet potatoes started to make my slips.

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    Got my 4 strand electric tape fence set up on the now doubled in size back to Eden method garden. I'll plant carrots first I think. (By Special request from the horses)

    Can't wait to have twice as many tomato and pepper plants this year

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    Makes me hungry every year when i start planting.


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