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Baymule's 2018 Garden

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by baymule, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Jun 10, 2018
    Chic Rustler

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    It just gets better every year. Don't forget to take the time and smell the roses.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2018
    baymule

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    Don't have roses, what about sniffing horse apples? LOL
     
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    Chic Rustler

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    Fricken horse apples....i don't even pick them up anymore. Just mow em over and change the lawn mower blades more often. :D
     
  4. Jun 10, 2018
    baymule

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    Not those kind of horse apples!!! :lol: I meant the real horse apples, straight from the horse!! :gig:gig
     
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    Yep - you are setting yourself up success in the next garden!
     
  6. Jun 11, 2018
    baymule

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    We just got a cloud burst and a whallopping 1/8th inch of rain! It settled the dust. At this point we’re grateful for anything. We had to laugh at the water sprinkler going in the rain.
     
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    Woo Hoo! That's about twice as much as we got yesterday - argh. But, "they" say we have better chances at rain this coming week.... sure hope so.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2018
    baymule

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    Today I worked on that small section where I dumped two loads of horse manure/hay/compost. DH spread it out and I started laying cardboard. I marked what would be corn rows and what would be walkways. In the walkways, I doubled and tripled up the folded boxes. My husband loaded up the mule with wood mulch and I shoveled it over the boxes. It took all day and a lot of mulch. But it is done and ready to plant. I am tired.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    That's hard, hot work. Not surprising that you're tired!
     
  10. Jun 16, 2018 at 9:32 PM
    baymule

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    Yesterday I planted the small plot. I cut holes in the cardboard, inserted a Silver Queen corn plant and moved to the next one. I planted 120 of them.

    Today I planted purple hull peas in the larger plot that we covered in horse manure and rotted hay. I have the water sprinkler on it now, it is so dry that it is just dust.

    My garden this year is just kinda meh, it looks like I will at least get some peas and corn.

    Next year, with all the work we have done on it, the garden ought to grow LOTS of vegetables!
     

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