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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby Eugene » Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:02 pm

70 plus degrees today. T-shirt weather. Neighborhood kids are in shorts. OK!

Yesterday son and I spent most of the day burning accumulated brush piles and removing trees fallen in the pasture.

Today. Son got out the skid steer to remove logs that didn't completely burn. Backhoe'd planting holes for two pecan trees and two hazel nuts. Reason for digging the planting holes now is that I may only have a couple of preparation days when the nursery notifies me that the seedlings have been shipped. Shipped in probably 2 or 3 weeks.

Side note. Digging one hazel nut hole, son removed several large pieces of corrugated sheet metal. Rumor is that 5 different local firemen burnt down their homes, collected insurance, and buried the house remains on our property. For sure, the previous owner of our property was charged with insurance fraud. Local newspaper.

Second side note. Local farm supply store has top soil for $40.oo a cubic yard. Will pick up a yard bucket load when the seedlings arrive to amend the soil removed from the holes.
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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby CharlieK » Mon Feb 26, 2024 5:12 pm

got the roto tiller out today
get er done; life is good

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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby JoeKansas » Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:10 pm

I'm particularly excited to try my hand at growing heirloom tomatoes this year. I've heard great things about their flavor and texture, so I'm eager to see how they turn out in my garden. I'm also considering experimenting with some exotic herbs like lemongrass and Thai basil to add some unique flavors to my dishes.
Another change I'm making is upgrading my outdoor furniture. My current set is old and worn, so I'm planning to invest in this rattan reclining dining set. I'm looking for something that can withstand the elements, and I've read that rattan is very durable and weatherproof.
I'm also interested in trying out the Moonflower vine. Its large, fragrant white flowers bloom at night, filling the air with a sweet aroma, so I think it'll be a lovely addition to my evening garden ambiance.

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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:27 pm

We grow heirloom tomatoes in the garden. Cherokee Purple, Pineapple, and several others that I can’t think of right now. They look strange, but taste good. Lemongrass is a perennial and spreads. So be careful where you put it.
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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby SONNY » Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:49 am

Sis found some wild tomatoes from a lady in Mn. and they are what I had the most of last year. Problem is that the vines go up the 6' cages,--down to the ground 6' then another 4 to 6' across the garden.
They are some old variety and do have a great flavor plus the yield is off the charts.
I saved a few seeds and will see if they grow or not this year.
Greenhouse is mostly up,---looks crude but should work and stand up to our wind here which today is slammin hard again!

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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Mar 03, 2024 11:04 am

Sounds like Mortgage Lifter.
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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby SONNY » Fri Mar 08, 2024 8:17 pm

Starting seeds now and hope they do o.k. in here. I put some sweet potatoes in the #4 box. All of this is try it and see! lol!

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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Mar 09, 2024 9:14 am

Looks good!
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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby Peter Person » Sat Mar 09, 2024 2:44 pm

Sonny,
It’s more than many of us have, so I think you’re going to get a great head start on your gardens.
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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby SONNY » Sat Mar 09, 2024 11:41 pm

Down to 32 tonight! lol! --- nuttin sprouted yet, well cept the sweet potatoes! Its all try and see and will depend on the weather. Yesterday we had 1" of rain so outdoor work was out!

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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby Eugene » Sat Mar 16, 2024 5:28 pm

Harvested 4 stalks of asparagus this afternoon. Hoed part of the garlic patch. Went to check the weeds in the asparagus patch and there they were.

Soil temp is 57 degrees F at 2 inches and 56 degrees F at 4 inches. Grass and weeds are growing.

Pecan and hazelnut seedlings arrived this afternoon. Have the holes dug. Will pick up one and half yards of top soil Monday. Plant Tuesday. Sunday and Monday below freezing nights.
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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby SONNY » Sun Mar 17, 2024 10:53 pm

sweetcorn is up as is cabbage, broc., cauliflower and radishes so far. also got part of the overhang up on the greenhouse and today worked on spreading compost. Did 8 loads last night and 12 loads this afternoon. Got tired of the snow in my face so I quit about 6 pm for the night. cold wind and looks like they say 24 degrees for tonight. gotta go turn on the diesel burner in the greenhouse and let it run 2 gallons tonight. that usually holds it up to 60+ all night.

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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby 52DAVE » Mon Mar 25, 2024 6:24 pm

This will be a different year for us. Normally I work up the garden. Our oldest sons wife comes with the grand kids to plant, hoe, and harvest. This year we just put the current house with 5 acres on the market. If it sells for what I'm told its worth we will build a new (retirement) home and pole barn on 3 acres we own just down the road. I think the garden will have to go at their house this year.

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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby SONNY » Tue Mar 26, 2024 10:58 am

sweetcorn, watermelons, pumpkins, radishes, cauliflower, and brock. coming up. some cabbage and tomatoes just starting up. Onion plants came today,--- course its raining and cant plant them!

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Re: 2024 gardens

Postby SONNY » Fri Mar 29, 2024 7:09 am

Finally got the onion plants in and also planted 2 rows of potatoes. Had 3 1/2 rows of onions this year and not the 11 rows like last year. About the same amount of potatoes. Cuttin back on a lot of stuff this year, not able to weed all of it anymore.


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