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Garden Prep
« on: March 26, 2016, 08:46:33 AM »

   It's that time of the year again. Was out 2 weeks ago and ran the disc over the gardens. This will loosen up the soil for a time to help absorb moisture and work in fertilizer that was applied. We will deep till the garden as soon as the weather breaks. I have a good friend who has a 6' tiller that will go 10" deep. That does a real number on the garden. This year we will be gardening in 3 different locations and should have about 4 acres under production. It's too bad that we are so wide spread as I could use the extra help and would be able to furnish veggies and fruit for at least 10 families for a year.
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Re: Garden Prep
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 09:53:17 PM »

Garden prep is going to be building the raised beds and mixing up the soil mixture for me. I haven't decided if I'm going to use lumber or the cinder blocks in the tree line. I'm leaning towards the cinder blocks even though they are more work.
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Re: Garden Prep
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 08:00:46 AM »

   I really don't think there is a wrong way of doing that. Cinder blocks are heavy and if you need can always make it taller or longer and wider. I have used them before and they did just fine.
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Re: Garden Prep
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 06:37:00 PM »

   I got the head gasket replaced on my 8n ford tractor and was out in the gardens again today with the disc. Everything seems to be working right and I put a can of flushing cleaner in the radiator to work some of the gunk out of it. I will run it for about 6 hours and drain and flush the radiator and we should be good to go.
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Re: Garden Prep
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 09:43:03 PM »

Cool on the head gasket :)

I have a fixed number of cinder blocks, so they'll start off for carrots and I'll use them where ever I can after that.
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Re: Garden Prep
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 03:52:17 PM »

Well after a long hiatus away from the world of the internet I am back. We have been very busy in the greenhouses as of late getting ready taking cuttings and planting seeds. There have been a few changes in things around here since last year. The economy is in the toilet and finally a few people are understanding there is a lot wrong with the world. So we have been helping out in a number of ways and seem to be making a few beleivers along the way.
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Re: Garden Prep
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 03:57:51 PM »

    Damn I hate it when I hit the wrong button. Well anyway we have tomatoes that are 1 foot tall in the greenhouse and will be bumped up into larger pots for early transplanting in the gardens. We have almost all of the flowers and veggie seed planted and will finish up this week. The wife is in Denver area on a bit of a working vacation and we again are making some headway with our efforts. We will open a 2nd greenhouse latter this week to handle the overflow from the winter greenhouse. I have just been very busy and as time allows will be back on site as a regular.
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Re: Garden Prep
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 08:29:18 PM »

That's some great headway.
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Re: Garden Prep
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2017, 02:54:17 PM »

 Well the 2nd greenhouse is full and all 3 of the cold frames are full and to be honest I need even more room. The 3rd greenhouse we use for sales and it is cleaned out this week and we are thinking of putting stuff up there for the time being but who knows. This year is going to be crazy for sure. The wife lost her job when the local drug rehab center closed and that sucks. We just figured we would do 4 farmers markets instead of 2. Well then the phone rang and she was offered a full time job. OUCH for me as now I not only will be running the greenhouse but doing 4 farmers markets too.
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Re: Garden Prep
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 04:49:20 PM »

Gonna be busy!

No garden prep for me as of yet this year, then again anything before June and you may get clobbered by frost. Not mention with repairs, the plow truck and saving up for the new to me 99 Super Duty come fall money is tight. Garden preps this year would involve raised beds (money) as well as compost and vermiculite to make the "soil" (money). I already have a bunch of peat moss so should be good there.
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