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    Cool In the Garden 2015

    So gents I thought I would start this off for the year, with some ideas we had here in the Northwoods for changes to the garden for the upcoming season...

    Some of you Sunshine State guys are probably already getting started but we are still a couple of months away up here..

    Last year we put in fencing and did a 240 sq/ft area, we started last year by putting down two 4' x 8' raised beds and a 4' x 4'..

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    I had turned the ground first then put in soil conditioners and straw then put top soil in the beds..
    After the season was over I pulled out the beds and stacked them for winter took down the fencing and put it all away so the snow wouldn't destroy it. Basically everything went as planned and stacked neatly away in one of the out-buildings for the Winter
    I brought in some Peat Moss and Manure after everything was down and spread that over the soil from last year, this is all sitting under 3 feet of snow right now..

    After talking with the wife we are going to basically double the size of the garden and just do the exact same thing as last year in the new section.
    I will add two new fence panels, and extend the enclosure outward, do the exact same thing with the ground, and re-use the raised beds from last year in the new section for this year..
    In the old section I am going to rent a Tiller and turn it pretty deep, we noticed last year that some of the root vegis seemed to not have enough room to really grow.. Thinking we won't need the raised wooden beds any longer and will just create the planting beds with the soil..
    The wife has decided she wants the small 4 x 4 bed this year for flowers, and I want one of the new 4 x 8 beds for some kind of berries, we are thinking maybe Strawberries since we have wild ones right in that spot now anyway

    Thinking pretty much what we did last year in the old section a boring ole' salad garden


    So what are you guys planning for this year ??? any new ideas

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    Fresh sweet corn from the garden is magnificent. It does require a good bit of space though... Looking forward to that, as I do every year.
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    Only having around a quarter acre, serious back problems and too old guess we'll be eating out of the grocery store. Wish we could have a garden because I can remember when I was a lot younger taking a salt shaker with me to a garden and having a heck of a meal.
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    i saw the pics and thought " how in the world is everything so green already and im covered in snow still .. lol "

    probably the usual here again ...
    zucchini , green/red/yellow peppers , cucumbers , tomato's and some green beans behind my house .. when the house was first bought off my grandparents i had grapes , apple trees , pear trees , plum trees , and blueberry bushes along with the garden ! all is long gone but the grapes and the garden .. !!

    a couple of years ago i did the flower pot garden at my ex wifes house cause the kids wanted to grow stuff and i was shocked at how much was yielded off the plants .. i had yellow banana peppers mix with reds and had more produce out of the plants in the pots then i did in the garden , i had a few green bean plants sprout like jack & the bean stock !! ( ok not that high ..lol ) and was able to share a moment with my kids as we sat around the bean plant and cleaned it dry !! nothing like fresh green beans !!

    the whole garden thing i did for them was a reminder as to how even in my young life times have changed ! my 2 oldest kids at first thought i was nuts to grow and eat ! where when i was a kid i was picking and eating something every day once it was ready !! so i think other then my regular garden i will do the pots again ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChopperDave View Post
    Fresh sweet corn from the garden is magnificent. It does require a good bit of space though... Looking forward to that, as I do every year.
    my buddy used to plant his rows ( about a full acre) of sweet corn at different times so when each row was ready they would always have fresh ripe corn ..

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    Yes, if you plant corn at intervals, you will have fresh corn all summer. (you just have to plant enough to make sure it germinates properly) If you plant it all at the same time, then you have to blanch and freeze the corn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
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    Will be perfect for dinner in about a year. But that yearling meat is so tender and sweet
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    dont need a garden here for deer Hirlau
    .. just hasta's !! (spelling ?) they tear some flowers up around here ..lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlmnshvstr8 View Post
    Will be perfect for dinner in about a year. But that yearling meat is so tender and sweet
    Nah. The wee ones are delicious as well. How else do you bait in mama for the 2-for-1??

    Anyhow, in Feb., I'll be starting the habeneros inside. Hand dug a 14x17 approx.

    I'm thinking about doing tomatoes, carrots, kale, bush snap peas, possibly something else.

    In the 5 gal. pales, I'll do Thai basil and a variety of habeneros.

    I like the hanging sugar tomato hybrids so much last year, I'm going to get about nother 7 of them. They are productive and suuuuuper sweet. Hang them all of my wood hutch and the deer actually never touch them. Wow, right?

    I'm jonesing for more snow though. We've barely gotten any now this year
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