BYC gardening thread!!

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Mr MKK FARMS, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. heartsizedfarm

    heartsizedfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done three sisters several times and I find I need to leave more time in between planting corn and beans because my corn was quickly taken down by the beans if it wasn't further along.
     
  2. heartsizedfarm

    heartsizedfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay! Good to know. I'll wait till the corn has a more substantial stem then.
     
  3. EmSteele

    EmSteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be canning for the first time this year!! Soexcited! We have decided to get started plants instead of sseeds this year, we've had such a crazy winter that our garden is going to need a little extra TLC before we can do ANY planting. Fortunately, we have a great organic local nursery to buy from!
     
  4. heartsizedfarm

    heartsizedfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I saw a great t shirt in a farmers market once. It said "I eat local all year long, because I CAN!"
     
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  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Thank you Potter Watch. Beautiful. I'm sure you'll get the hang of it, and that it will extend your gardening season by leaps and bounds. Does your ground freeze much where you are? If the soil stays thawed throughout the winter inside the green house, one of the first things I'd explore is the option of raising Black Soldier Fly Larvae in there for a good high protein chicken feed supplement. You could also have a few vermicomposting bins... again, if the soil doesn't freeze. OOOOH, the possibilities!!!!
     
  6. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Your thermostat looks like mine and yes if you set it at 80 the intake vents should open and the venting fan should turn on. Do you have a fan for horizontal air flow? I found that to be crucial. Your greenhouse looks wonderful though, you must be so excited.
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    You hit a hot button there with the BSF raising. I have five or six bins made specifically for that purpose. Anyone want to buy them? Lol. We tried raising them last year to supplement our meat chickens and they were an abject failure. I don't know what exactly went wrong (my husband was in charge of that project), but I do know he tried and tried and tried to get it to work but it just didn't. Yuck!
     
  8. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Thanks for the help! I don't believe I have a fan but I'm not sure.
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Anyone growing Pumpkins this year? I am doing a few of Dill's Atlantic Giants. I don't know how big I can get them though, its my first year doing pumpkins, though I have done Squash and Zucchini before.

    Anyone want to guess the weight of what my biggest one is going to be? [​IMG]
     
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  10. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with the pumpkins, Mr MKK Farms! Here in the South, I've lost out all cucurbit family crops the last few years. This year, :( , I am resorting to full chemical warfare. I feel like this is a major failure, but we need these to eat. I hear it's better up north, not so much bugs and diseases. Is this so?
     

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