BYC gardening thread!!

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

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  3. Have in the past

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  1. heartsizedfarm

    heartsizedfarm Chillin' With My Peeps


    Yeah in the past I've just planted what I found in local stores. Then I was visiting my daughter last fall and she took me to the Ithaca Farmers Market where a gentleman had about twenty different varieties, each with a full description like a wine tasting! One was supposed to have the sweetest tasting scapes, another was the most strong and pungent, another was best for roasting etc. I was hooked! I bought four bulbs of four different varieties, two to plant and two to eat.
    Hoping they'll all adapt to my soil. So far it looks good. Because of free ranging chickens garlic is a good choice for my veg garden. They just leave that whole section alone.
     
  2. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Huggstaff: nobody laughing in Minnesota when we are getting snow storms yet up here. [​IMG] I'll think you'll find me quite envious actually....LOL. [​IMG]
     
  3. RustedOak

    RustedOak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I couldn't even imagine! Here in central Texas, it's comfortably cool at night and in the 70s during the day! Only problem is, we aren't getting any rain which usually leads to grass fires.
     
  4. urbanchange90

    urbanchange90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No chemicals!! There are always natural ways around it. You should never spray your plants with something your not even supposed to touch to your skin that you intend on eating
     
  5. heartsizedfarm

    heartsizedfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I guess this thread ran out of gas because everybody is actually out gardening now!

    The bees are really active today, in the plum blossoms, in the strawberry flowers, and even some very fat bumblebees in the clover in the sheep's meadow. Are you noticing good numbers of bees this spring wherever you are?
     
  6. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plenty of bees here. I'm in Australia, so we have big, fat, noisy and furry native bees that the chickens love to eat for some reason.
     
  7. heartsizedfarm

    heartsizedfarm Chillin' With My Peeps


    That must be very entertaining, watching a chicken chase a bee!
     
  8. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    We had mega amounts of bees in the apple blossoms this year....and so nice that they weren't the Africanized ones.

    I've got a question regarding apricot trees and pruning: I recently bought a property that the absentee previous owners weren't aware that the water had been turned off into the veggie yard for nearly a year (bad lazy hired gardener) resulting in VERY distressed trees that were within. I managed to save the trees, but on the apricot I guess its self-preservation mode was to die from the tips of branches downward. So I've got about a foot of dead branch at the end of the limbs. Needless to say, no fruit this year...I'm just glad the trees are still with us. Anyway, do I trim off the dead stuff and, if so, when?

    Love the trees, but -- wow -- really had to baby them this year to save them prompting my husband to comment that "They're trees, not orchids!"
     
  9. heartsizedfarm

    heartsizedfarm Chillin' With My Peeps


    I bought a book called Gardening for the Faint of Heart because it had a chapter on pruning and I'm clueless. I would assume you would prune the deadwood to give it a fresh start, but I'll read that chapter tonight and get back to you ok?
     
  10. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks! Could use all the input out there on this one. I'll try to get some pictures of the tree.
     
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