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Old 20 June 2017, 14:48
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Naw...I like to keep them separate to ensure maximum growth potential

I should have a banner crop of butternut squash, cukes, maters and bell peppers....(watermelons and cantaloupes are starting to come along as well). If you need anything, let me know and I'll deliver....
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Old 20 June 2017, 16:52
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Be sure to plant garlic and dill...grows easy and is a natural repellant. I think next year I am going to start growing shrooms...not those kind.
She planted garlic, maybe dill as well. I will check.
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Old 20 June 2017, 18:16
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Garden is fenced b/c muleys will eat everything to ground.

Remember Marigolds can keep deer away. Not always, but a sig. amt.

Also have apple trees, cherry trees, and peach trees.

Degree in Botany and love plants.

Letting sweet peas use Silver Queen corn as natural trellises.

Don't forget to stock up on Horticultural Oil.
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Old 21 June 2017, 11:55
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I have two vegetable gardens. The tomato garden has 16 plants and 8 varieties. There is also cilantro, dill, carrots, radishes and squash in the same garden. The other garden has 16 pepper plants with 6 varieties. It also has snow peas, lettuce, green beans, spinach and horseradish. We have free range chickens so we have both vegetable gardens fenced in. I shovel out the hen house in the fall and use it for fertilizer on the pepper garden. We bed the hen house with straw in the winter and I shovel that out in the spring and spread the straw around the tomato plants. Then I'll dig that under in the fall.

For fertilizer, I rinse out the filters from the koi pond every week and spread the muck where I need it. We also have cherry bushes, a peach tree, quince, gooseberry and jostaberry. For herbs, we grow basil, thyme, chives, dill, and sage. We also have containers where we grow strawberries, Meyer lemons, a pineapple plant and cucumbers as well as cherry tomatoes. The entire garden is organic. The chickens help with insect control as well. They have wiped out the Japanese beatles that were a problem for a few years. We usually have a half dozen bird feeders which help attract birds who in turn eliminate a lot of insects.
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Old 21 June 2017, 14:38
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We usually have a half dozen bird feeders which help attract birds who in turn eliminate a lot of insects.

That's a good idea for someone that doesn't want/can't have chickens.
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Old 21 June 2017, 16:34
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I have cucumbers, broccoli, beets, green beans, potatoes, corn, summer squash, cabbage, jerusalem artichokes, and zucchini in the garden. Strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, and apple trees in various spots.

Will can most of the corn, beets, and green beans. Make sauerkraut and kimchee out of the cabbage.

Also have laying hens for bug control.
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Old 23 July 2017, 12:55
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Saving Squash: I prefer yellow squash, fried, but they suck after being frozen, but had a neighbor turn me on this:

Slice, dip in egg, cover with cornmeal, season, put on wax paper on a cookie sheet and put in freezer. Once they're frozen, put into gallon ziplocks or break out into single serving bags. Works pretty good, they don't get all mushy. I'm ass deep in squash now, so saving a bunch this way for winter.
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Old 23 July 2017, 13:10
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Saving Squash: I prefer yellow squash, fried, but they suck after being frozen, but had a neighbor turn me on this:

Slice, dip in egg, cover with cornmeal, season, put on wax paper on a cookie sheet and put in freezer. Once they're frozen, put into gallon ziplocks or break out into single serving bags. Works pretty good, they don't get all mushy. I'm ass deep in squash now, so saving a bunch this way for winter.
Great idea! Thanks for posting.
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Old 15 April 2018, 09:50
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Got the garden plowed yesterday. Will disc as soon as it dries a bit. You can see the blueberry bushes budding and my wife's greenhouse in the background.
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Old 15 April 2018, 15:03
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Putting your garden over your old 2 hole shitter doesn't qualify as organic dude.

Well, on second thought maybe it does?
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Old 15 April 2018, 15:16
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Ha, the site where the old two hole shitter sat is behind the picture. Had one when I bought it, no kidding. Had an old falling down farmhouse that sat about where the greenhouse is now. Had a two hole shitter than your knee would have been touching your wifes knee if you both went in there.
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Old 15 April 2018, 18:59
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Got the garden plowed yesterday. Will disc as soon as it dries a bit. You can see the blueberry bushes budding and my wife's greenhouse in the background.
Nice!
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Old 16 April 2018, 07:06
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Putting your garden over your old 2 hole shitter doesn't qualify as organic dude.

Well, on second thought maybe it does?
Hahahahahahahahahahaha....
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Old 16 April 2018, 07:49
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Got the garden plowed yesterday. Will disc as soon as it dries a bit. You can see the blueberry bushes budding and my wife's greenhouse in the background.
Also, you can't grow that shit out in the open like that. You gotta put it in the clear cuts in small patches.
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Old 16 April 2018, 07:50
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It's like that old Cheech and Chong movie where the pot garden was below the fake pool.
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Old 16 April 2018, 12:09
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...better stay away from Copperhead Road...

(yeah, both of you rednecks will be humming that fucker for the rest of the day).
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Old 29 June 2018, 19:27
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Stuff finally starting to hit. Summer comes late here on the Blue Ridge.
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Old 25 July 2018, 14:58
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Canning corn tomorrow. I'll have about this much again next week. All togather should end up with about 50 pints.
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Old 25 July 2018, 15:02
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Old 25 July 2018, 19:17
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Nice! I had some awesome squash & zucchini the other night. I love this time of year when the gardens are hitting. I could eat almost nothing but a plate full of vegetables for supper.

Sometimes I barder eggs for garden vegetables.
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