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    Cool In the Garden 2019

    Looks like it might be time to start the thread for this year

    I was reading Mike's ideas about this year on another Garden thread and i am pretty much heading that direction myself of Fruit Trees in "Glen's Almost Acre"

    The Garden suffered badly last season from a late Frost around the 1st of June, nothing died but everything was stunted

    I am really going to try and do the Hoop Tunnels this year in the Veggie-Garden


    What do you guys have planned
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    Vermin extermination, devastated my mulberry last year. I think we got about 2 cups and the squirrels and jays got the rest.
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    I'm a fan of hoop-houses.
    Rebar and pvc. Very easy, also it's relatively easy to pull a cover to force-flower your pants. Depending on the crop.
    The frost is a tough one, and if not planned for, can be a PITA.
    I put extensions on the legs of my previous hoop-house due to the low head-room on the sides.
    Taking note of daily wind directions to maximize possible airflow through, helps to prevent some problems.
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    not sure if it would be good for the size garden you have but we have posts at the end of the beds, and a foot up and 2' up and 3" up i run a wire,( electric fence wire) horizontal across the beds, this provides the plants a secure stand to tie off to. on the bottom 2 rows i double the wire, if there is a chance of frost, just run plastic thru the 2 wires and tent over the bed, i leave the plastic rolled back till frost is not an issue. this way my plants go in as early as possible and they dont ever get frost
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    As most know, I only do a bit of container gardening and have a small strawberry patch.

    I thought I'd play a bit with seeing if I can get sweet potatoes to grow this far north. I watched some videos and I'm not very hopeful but I'll give it a go anyway.

    I probably got started too early but only time will tell. I'm going to be seeing if I can get these sprouts to grow inside in containers and IF they do transfer them to one of my containers.

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    I figure that I'll use a tomato trellis and a large semi clear plastic garbage bag to cover it with.

    As I said I don't think it'll work but what the hell----------------
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    Tim thats just too damn deep for this crowd so stop it
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    I'm thinking about getting a small freezer. We could be eating a lot of the produce we gave away last summer.
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    I'm just hoping for an overall improvement over last year's disaster. We had pretty great weather, but my girlfriend and I both dropped the ball for a little while early on, and one of the raised beds was completely taken over by rogue tomato elements. They were great but choked out everything else. The other container was also a flop with beans running riot over the place. And then I blew both my knees and *completely* ignored the garden for the better part of a month.

    Radishes and raspberries thrived in this atmosphere of general neglect. We had a shitload of tomatoes, huge stalks of sunflowers, and two crappy little pumpkins. Most everything else was a disaster.

    So we're setting a very low bar for success this year.

    Thanks for the reminder: it will be time to start seedlings inside soon.

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    Dave i cant imagine you dont have a freezer? there are some things that freeze well, and if you have one of those vacuum sealer thingys, your golden, as for stuff that dont i,m going to have a hot house so we can eat fresh year round Tc
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