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Author Topic: 2023 Gardens  (Read 35571 times)

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Online Dotch

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Looky what arrived at the ranch... :hubba:
i'd put cottage cheese on that!!!!!!!! :bonk: :mooning: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

That might not be all bad... :rotflmao:

Was purty good with some Schwan's vanilla ice cream I know that! 😋
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a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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thinkin maybe putting my peppers in the ground this afternoon????? do some gardening......or nap first???? :scratch: :scratch:

then start prepping to put up my fence to keep peter cottontail out!!!!!
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after my dotch nap.......finished planting the garden, green and Jalepeno peppers,  carrots, cukes, and more kohlrabi.  fence is ready to get installed.  :happy1:
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quit raining.... for now. so LPS's dogs brother and i went for a walkabout around the yard. i got the fence pretty much up and need to do some finishing touches to it yet, but noticed my onions are starting to pop through as well as the lettuce, spinach and kolarabi.  :happy1: :happy1:

maters are also looking healthy !!!!!!! :happy1:
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Well found the first 2 wood ticks on me after working in the garden and yard.

Hate those things. :thumbs:  :mad1: :thumbs: :mad1: :pouty: :mad1:
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 :pouty: Ken gets all the good woodticks! :doah:
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We had a skinky in the yard this morning as I was leaving for work.

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We had a skinky in the yard this morning as I was leaving for work.
pepee lepew!!  :rotflmao:
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And roony gets all the good skunks...🦨🦨🦨
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peonies are really sprouting  now!!   and I need to harvest chives!!!   need some for my cottage cheese!!!   :happy1: :happy1:
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Did you wack that skunk Roony?

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Not yet but I most likely will.

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Not yet but I most likely will.
gonna have Daniel Boone hat made?? :sleazy: :rotflmao:
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did some watering tonight.........noticed the dill starting to pop out of the ground..........everything is moving along just fine!!!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
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Went through the garden, weeded and picked rocks. Green beans are poking out. :happy1: the recently planted cukes , kohlrabi, and carrots have not yet!
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I planted Norland and Norkota Russet potatoes and Purple bush beans today. Also fertilized the strawberries. Laid down black plastic for my 13 hills of melons.
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Busted my hump the last 2 afternoon's,  bout done.  All I have left is the last few feet of trellis for pickles.  I shoulda started the dill earlier but oh well, what I don't use I'll freeze.

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We decided to use the 160 gallon poly water tanks.  I will put rock in the bottom.  I got some 3/4" granite in my trailer.  I was thinking of putting down a layer of rock and sit the tank on it before I fill it.  Should drill holes in the bottom of it too.  Suppose the more the better?????   I have some plywood scraps and thought I would even make whatever wood structure in it so the weight of everything may not be as great on the structure of the tank????   Maybe put that fabric on top of the rock?????   How much dirt should I have on top?????   Any advice appreciated.  Pretty excited about it now. 

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We decided to use the 160 gallon poly water tanks.  I will put rock in the bottom.  I got some 3/4" granite in my trailer.  I was thinking of putting down a layer of rock and sit the tank on it before I fill it.  Should drill holes in the bottom of it too.  Suppose the more the better?????   I have some plywood scraps and thought I would even make whatever wood structure in it so the weight of everything may not be as great on the structure of the tank????   Maybe put that fabric on top of the rock?????   How much dirt should I have on top?????   Any advice appreciated.  Pretty excited about it now.
you elevating it so the deer dont need to bend over as far?????? :scratch: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

looks like you got a plan. yea rocks it sits on is good..........fabric on top of rock  :happy1:

so how deep are these????? i'd be filling it pretty full with a mixture of black dirt and composted material!!!!!!
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Probably about 3' high and 4'x5' wide and long. 

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I was thinking a foot and a half of rock and then fill with dirt. 

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That should work.!👍 Think I'd fill it to about 6-8 inches from the top. Maybe others like HD that have raised beds got better ideas? :scratch:
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So is a foot of dirt enough or should I go 18"?  I want to do it right the first time. Of course it will settle and I will have to keep adding to it.

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Personally I'd go 18 inches. But then again I don't have setups like that.
« Last Edit: May 05/16/23, 08:39:48 PM by glenn57 »
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 :banghead: :banghead: this is my rubarb,  :pouty: anyone got any tips to get this back on the right track  :scratch:

Fortunately I have some in the freezer.

Oops  :bonk: forgot the picture  :rotflmao:
« Last Edit: May 05/17/23, 10:54:21 AM by glenn57 »
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it's all over up here...  could have picked a bunch today even... 
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A couple years ago our red variety was struggling so I got a couple 5 gallon buckets of well rotted manure, dug a trench and worked it in around the outer diameter of the plants. Seems to have made a huge difference altho I'm thinking I'll probably have to repeat the process every few years. Could definitely see where some of the green rhubarb plants closer to the cannas that received manure every year were much more robust. Our rhubarb was put in a southern exposure on a south facing slope but the soil was hauled in for the septic tank nearby so betting the subsoil fertility isn't what it could be.   

https://extension.umn.edu/vegetables/growing-rhubarb
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Thanks Dotch, that link was helpful. Yea I put fertilizer on there with the winter onions but doesn't get dug into the soil much
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 :happy1: :happy1:
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