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What is everyone planning on growing?
What size is your garden?
Edited by nin in PA - 3/16/16 at 11:11pm
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I've just created 4, 4X4 raised beds and need to fill with topsoil and compost. I have the following seeds already started under a grow light: tomatoes, fennel, cukes, bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, basils, tarragon, and eggplant. I have lettuces, spinach, and kale sown in long pots/planters outside. I have a fairly small yard, so space is a challenge. It's spring and I have the gardening bug BAD!

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Happy gardening!  Enjoy!  You may want to check out hay or straw bale gardening.


Edited by lazy gardener - 3/19/16 at 1:21pm

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

Reply
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I thought about straw bales but at $8/bale around here, raised beds were cheaper. And found some huge plastic pots last year by the curb on trash day!
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I won't spend the money for straw either.  But, mulch hay bales are very affordable.  IMO, they give you better fertility, also.  And the weed issue is really not an issue IMO.  By the time those bales are conditioned, most of the seeds inside are cooked.  The ones on top have been covered with potting soil, and very soon after that, the plants you put there form a living mulch.  But, any way you go, you're gonna have a great summer.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

Reply

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

Reply
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