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Bte experiment. Direct sow into wood chips

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by Chic Rustler, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Jun 30, 2019
    Chic Rustler

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    So after i harvested my potatoes i decided to throw some black eyed peas on the ground and rake them into the woodchips (which are partially decomposed) just to see if they would grow


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    frustratedearthmother

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    I don't think they'll grow - do you? LOL ;)
     
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    sumi

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    Those look great!
     
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    baymule

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    Some healthy peas ya' got there!
     
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    Lol, I should have read this post before I recommended them in the other post. Black eyed peas do great in the HOT summers. Good experienent. You'll be able to make Hopping John! :drool
     
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    Chic Rustler

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    I usually follow everything with black eyed peas. Just because i dont know what else to plant. :lol:
     
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    Marianne

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    Wowser! Those look great!
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    The potatoes I planted in similar fashion in my BTE orchard are sprouting now, and looking VERY GREEN. No signs of N depletion there!!!
     
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    Chic Rustler

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    I think the wood chips being broken down makes a huge difference. I have not fertilized much this year. Even with the corn, i spread some coffee grounds and side dressed with a small amount of chicken bedding once. And it did ok. We have used about 10% of the rabbit manure that we did the first year and things are growing well. Idk

    The cowpeas arent the only thing that likes the woodchips. We have had 5 times the weeds this year as the first.(which isnt alot but still) I guess as far as nature is concerned they are soil now. I have 3 more piles of woodchips but they are 2 yearz old and well broken down. I think i need some fresh woochips for good mulch.
     

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