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Offline Dotch

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Posted the last pic in the 2022 gardens thread so figured we'd get a new one going. Made some headway since Dec. on the left. The one on the right is very much alive, the bulb is firm, it has some green color and if you examine it closely there is a leaf just starting to poke thru the old tissue.

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i got a Jungs catalog a few weeks ago!!!!! :rolleyes: :whistling: :rotflmao:
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You should plant your snow peas!  :coffee:
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I just ordered a tree from the Gurney's catalog... :)
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That is great Dotch.  Refresh us on what it is?  Sure growing great.

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It's getting close!! :rotflmao: they had them out at runnings, I thought why not!👍
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red kohlrabi??  not sure I have seen that, or purple I have.. 

good eats this summer!!!  and fall!!!
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red kohlrabi??  not sure I have seen that, or purple I have.. 

good eats this summer!!!  and fall!!!
that's what i thought to and i thought..why not!!!!!!!!
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red kohlrabi??  not sure I have seen that, or purple I have.. 

good eats this summer!!!  and fall!!!
that's what i thought to and i thought..why not!!!!!!!!

I'll take 2 for sure!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Posted the last pic in the 2022 gardens thread so figured we'd get a new one going. Made some headway since Dec. on the left. The one on the right is very much alive, the bulb is firm, it has some green color and if you examine it closely there is a leaf just starting to poke thru the old tissue.

Googled it.  Nice looking plant.

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red kohlrabi??  not sure I have seen that, or purple I have.. 

good eats this summer!!!  and fall!!!

Actually no red Kohlrabi.....The packet says purple. I have grown both.....Early White Vienna is better. Looks like you have enough  Vienna for the summer Glenn.

Never heard of Livingston Seed.
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I like my kalarabi! :happy1:

I've seen it before, Livingston seeds, but needed to try something different. Especially the kalarabi, I haven't had very good garden stuff the past few years.
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the livington seeds where 1.89 a pack for most......a couple where 1,99. i stayed away from the organic rack. my kalarabi the last 2-3 years seemed to have alot of odd plants that never formed the ball!!!!!!!!!! :doah: :scratch: so i decided to go with a different provider!!!

i did pretty good considering i didnt have my list. need 1 more pack of carrots but i did double up on spinach and lettuce!!!!! :pouty: so i may do a fall planting of that!!!!!!

i decided last year i want going to plant cabbage........i just cant seem to get decent heads on them........i may change my mind as i need to make soup mix and saurkraut........but cabbage is fairly inexpensive.
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Livingston Seeds is a large supplier to stores such as FF & Runnings. Also think I've purchased their seed at the local hardware store. Their prices are reasonable & depending on the seed, the quantity per packet usually generous. Almost always cheaper than Burpee's or Ferry Morse when buying at FF. Typically been pleasantly surprised with the Livingston seeds we've bought. Saw the seed was out at FF the other day. Was on a mission getting things to mail to glenn so didn't get a chance to peruse them.  :azn:

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« Last Edit: January 01/15/23, 02:12:12 PM by Dotch »
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Livingston Seeds is a large supplier to stores such as FF & Runnings. Also think I've purchased their seed at the local hardware store. Their prices are reasonable & depending on the seed, the quality per packet usually generous. Almost always cheaper than Burpee's or Ferry Morse when buying at FF. Typically been pleasantly surprised with the Livingston seeds we've bought.
 Saw the seed was out at FF the other day. Was on a mission getting things to mail to glenn so didn't get a chance to peruse them.  :azn:
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I have ordered all my seeds for this year from......
Pinetree
Holmes
Urban Farmer

I prefer planting Hybrids except for some tomatoes and melons because I keep the seeds from them. Seed racks in stores usually don't sell hybrids.
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I have ordered all my seeds for this year from......
Pinetree
Holmes
Urban Farmer

I prefer planting Hybrids except for some tomatoes and melons because I keep the seeds from them. Seed racks in stores usually don't sell hybrids.
i didnt pay much attention at runnings yesterday.....but i think they had a rack with hybrids!!!! :scratch:
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They have hybrids at FF. The mom & pops not as much perhaps but they have more limited space & selection. Sometimes hybrids are a good thing. I bought some green dragon cukes there 3 years ago. Was pleased with their performance & plant them every year now. Sometimes I've bought hybrids only to wish I hadn't. Honeybear squash was a prime example. One and done. Sheep feed. 🐑

Garden is in somewhat of a holding pattern depending on the wife's progress & spring soil moisture. Will plant the area we had last year for sure. Whether I tear up more pasture & nearly double the garden area depends on those factors. Would like to expand for rotational/disease/insect management purposes. Unfortunately vine crops take a lot of room & a 3 year rotation minimum.

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They have hybrids at FF. The mom & pops not as much perhaps but they have more limited space & selection. Sometimes hybrids are a good thing. I bought some green dragon cukes there 3 years ago. Was pleased with their performance & plant them every year now. Sometimes I've bought hybrids only to wish I hadn't. Honeybear squash was a prime example. One and done. Sheep feed. 🐑

Garden is in somewhat of a holding pattern depending on the wife's progress & spring soil moisture. Will plant the area we had last year for sure. Whether I tear up more pasture & nearly double the garden area depends on those factors. Would like to expand for rotational/disease/insect management purposes. Unfortunately vine crops take a lot of room & a 3 year rotation minimum.
:confused: :doah: wadda mean.......with all that spare time you got....... skip all then gunsmoke episodes and naps........and you got this!!!!!!

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I'm going to try broccoli this year for the first time.   What do I need to know?
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From seed????  Shop light or grow light. Seeds.  Potting soil. Containers.

Start in a flower pot. Transfer to 4 or 6 packs.

I have been growing my own for 40 some years.....Questions.....just ask.
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I'd get the plant from a green house!👌 But that's me
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That's what we did the many decades the wife worked at greenhouses. There was always stuff getting tossed at the end of the season or crippled packs with plants missing. Price was right so why not?  :confused:
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Hate to sound like a idiot, but i've done that before.
Would one of these have enough dirt in them to grow veggies? Thinking pea's, carrots, beans, maybe potatoes. With all the Deer around here I thought I might try one of these. Thought of putting it up on the deck where the Deer can't get at it.  They come in different lengths. I'm not doing a huge garden like you guys. I thought just something small to give it a try.

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interesting    :scratch:

GF gave a 5 pak of 5 gallon grow bags for christmas..  I'm thinking 4 maters and one jalapeno pepper
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Dutch I have a appx 165 gallon horse water tank type of thing you can have.  It was used for gardening by a friend and he quit doing it.  Black plastic.  Maybe put chunks of wood or rocks in the bottom so it doesn't take as much dirt.  It's yours if you want it. Probably froze under snow now but in the spring you can have it. Actually I have 2 of them.

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Yes.....one of those would work. 9 inches deep is plenty. BUT....you will need to drill holes in the bottom to let it drain. Should be easy to do since it is plastic. You could probably grow anything in there you want except probably corn.
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The last few years we have used landscaping fabric around the cukes and elsewhere. It has cut down on weeding considerably. Lucky Warden!

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Thanks everybody, Barry I may take you up on the offer if this winter ever ends.
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That should work nicely. And the deer will be happy they won't need to bend over as far to reach it.  ;)
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