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Still working
By Stripes007
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2010-01-12
still not done with lay out
Lay out
By Stripes007
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2010-01-15
I am done with lay out Now
Done with lay out
By Anonymous
2010-02-09
Ok today went and looked at seeds in frig found some that I fogot that saved last year like Thai Basil found 3 packs of one type of carrot and others that only had 3 to 4 seeds left in bag so redo plan. done
one problem to go!
By Stripes007
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2010-02-12
Kiwi ? do not know what to do with yet.
Opps
By Stripes007
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2010-03-03
looking at old pic of last year when I did lay out I thought I had 3 squares deep from the main boxes nope just 2 deep so my Cheery tree would be in box #7 or box #10 after snow melts have to measure the right Feet from each thing I think the apples and plums are wrong also.
Garden
By dhouchen
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2010-03-06
Very Nice Layout. Would like to see a picture of this garden in late June
WOW
By FarmerValerie
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2010-07-22
When I grow up I want to have a garden like you do, GREAT JOB!!!
Kossak Kohlrabi
By sundance78
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2010-11-20
Hi Stripes007, Regarding your question to me about Kossak Kohlrabi - I have been growing this variety for many years now, and I really, really like it. It does grow bulbs that are quite large - the biggest I have had to date is about 8 inches wide. The entire crop doesn't get this large, but all are at least twice the size of the regular varieties (Sweet Vienna, Kolibri, etc.). What I really like about Kossak, is that no matter how big it gets, or how long you leave it in the ground, it stays very tender and sweet. It never ever gets woody or stringy, like the smaller variets do when they are past their prime. I plant mine at least 6" apart, and about 12" between rows. I was just looking at your layout -- it looks very nice!! Are you using all raised beds?? Where are you located?? I am in PA.
Still not worthy
By FarmerValerie
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2011-01-28
I stopped by your layout for this year, and I'm still not worthy!!! BUT, last year I was flat on my back for a while, so my aspirations are small this year. I have two goals, keep the back pain at bay, and keep my head above water with those stupid squash bugs. Last year when I could walk out to the garden after recovering I took my husbands butane tank and his torch, and set all squash vines on fire. I may plant a bunch away from the garden just for this purpose, hoping to draw bugs to those vines and torching so they cannot reproduce. I have heard of some doing this with potatoes, plant an early crop and when the bugs show up, set them on fire...... Whether or not it worked, I don't know, all I know is I derived some perverse pleasure from setting those little buggers on fire! Happy gardening!
Tulle
By FarmerValerie
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2011-01-29
I think I have heard of that before, but thanks for the reminder, I obviously forgot. Row covers are not in the budget this year, but tulle may be. I'll watch for sales, which is pretty common this time of the year. My husband also wants to get some honey bees this year so I have to be very careful what I use as far as sprays, even some organic are not good for bees. I also like the black light, we have one larger than would be "practical" but if the darn thing still works, I'll try it, my neighbors already think I'm crazy, and my goal in life has always been to be that "eccentric old lady down the road" so going out with a black light should only further my life long goal!!! THANKS!!!
Fruit questions
By BRM
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2011-03-27
First of all this is a massive garden. I live in minneapolis and had a question about the fruit in pots on your plan, specifically the figs, quince, pomegranate. Where do you overwinter them? And the peach that looks to be in the ground - does it survive the winters?
Fruit questions reply
By Stripes007
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2011-03-28
the fig is a hardy to zone 5-10 heres the web page for that (and if you have a south sunny spot for it even better)http://hartmannsplantcompany.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=BU-R-0400-0025&Category_Code=OS-R&Store_Code=HPC in the citys you may get by with in ground and wrap wire aound and stuff dry leaves then hope mice do not make nest in it,or some people do this to ther fig http://www.gardenguides.com/119839-cover-fig-tree-winter.html and some cut the roots on one side lay the tree or bush over to the other side then cover then in spring put back up straight and feed the tree and water good to grow roots back.or grow in pot then in fall let dry out some (not dead) but slow growth down then place in cool spot in garage or basement just needs not to freeze. ok next plant quince Russian Quince http://www.egardenersplace.com/dp.asp?SKU=30945&co=A79741E1469AFB76F1A5CE94AF4FBD0BB2181D6B50AB0E35 zone 4 will grow in our zone after a few years I will find a spot for it to live forever and grow 10 feet tall (I will prun to keep smaller then 15 feet) but until its 5 to 6 feet tall I will move it to keep the bunnys from it (the snow got so deep the fence around other trees, could not see at all. bunny ate tops of some trees this year) but you should grow it. next plant pomegranate http://michiganbulb.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_71707_A_Dwarf+Pomegranate_E_ zone 8 so this one grows only 2 to 4 feet so he can sit in the house in a sunny spot all winter my bedroom up stairs is 750Sq feet (if you can square a round room) lots of light but any south facing window will help for you. so try it if it dies your out 9.99 & shipping. next plant peach http://gurneys.com/contender-peach-tree-/p/65835/ you may grow this zone 4 and shop around it my be cheaper now other places, was new when I got it last year.
Deer, Groundhogs, Tiller
By sundance78
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2011-06-29
Hi, I have been using a product called "Liquid Fence" to repel the deer. It's main ingredients are garlic and eggs. It works really well, but as with anything that is sprayed on, as soon as it rains, it is washed off. Also, it can get a bit expensive when applying to large areas. So, if you have a specific recipe for the garlic solution you mentioned, I sure would appreciate it. As far as the groundhogs go -- I have already trapped and relocated 7 of them this year. I have never tried a wind spinner, and will look into it further. Thanks for your suggestions!! John
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By Stripes007
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2011-06-29
look up homemade deer repellent you will get alot of cheap recipes to try find one that works I looked they even have ones with hot peppers in it.
Wow!
By serenashalom
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2012-01-11
That is a beautiful garden layout. How did it do last year?
Last year garden
By Stripes007
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2012-01-11
ok and started late but got good crops until sep 17 got down to 27'F hard frost and killed all. If you want to load my garden then goto the options button, click on load garden area, new window pops up click on 2011 then the on the right side click dome 2011 then go to daily log or to harvest to see how garden went. (I didn't put all that I picked in the list I wrote down most and lost the paper this year have a notepad to keep track better)

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