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Creal Critter's 2018 Gardens

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by CrealCritter, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. May 1, 2018
    sumi

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    :thumbsup I don't pay much attention to the weather forecasts, especially the long term ones. A few days ago I heard something about "snow". Now we're in for a heat wave again :hu I don't care, as long as summer comes and hangs around for a few weeks. My seedlings are coming up and looking good now.
     
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    No pics - no proof!! :hide
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Five more rows done :) I think only 7 maybe 8 left to sow, I'm a little over 1/2 way done.

    Looks like a late winter / early spring picture don't it? But this is May 1st. The trees are just starting bud real good and silver maples are leafing, red maples have just tiny buds on them. We had frost last night again :(

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    Seen a few wild iris's pop up while driving back up from the garden and stopped to take a picture. I'm pretty sure my granddaughters will find them tomorrow and pick them. So best get a picture now...
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Dang - your garden is so neat and tidy and the rows are nice and straight! Mine dudn't look like that, lol!
     
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    baymule

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    Pretty garden and iris. My garden has weeds. I am late getting it planted, so probably the heat will hit and burn it up.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Yep rows hilled up and approximately 3' on centers and 3' away from the electric fence. 3' is good distance to snake old trusty (troy built tiller) around in the garden to weed and cultivate. I hill the rows for water runoff, we get some pretty heavy downpours several times a year from some of the thunderstorms that roll through. Gotta have trenches for water run off or the garden would become a swimming pool.

    It doesn't help that the back of the garden is about 30' away from the first spring fed creek to cross my property either. So it's peretty low compared to the rest of the property. But I rarely have to water it so that's a plus.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    I make big hilly rows like that too - but mine are NEVER straight! And, I always put 'em too close together - but I like stumbling through my plants and stepping over and between everything, lol.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Yeah that's what my big summer garden looks like too. I usually plant semi straight rows but typically plant around the big chunks of dirt. My summer garden is in-between two hills and also about 30' from the creek so it's even wetter.

    I was curious what my spring garden looked like last year so I pulled up some pics from May 14th 2017. We had already started picking peas and was eating lettuce and kale this time last year.
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    We probably ARE going through a climate change, but to believe it's because of human activity is sheer... hubris. We are not much more than an irritating infestation of fleas on a dog-- bothersome, but hardly deadly.
     
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    milkmansdaughter

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    When I lived in Wisconsin, certain people were complaining about how much cows poop, and the carbon footprint of COWS causing global warming. A whole new series of billboards went up trashing dairy products... In the dairy state. They were not well received.
    We live in a generation of fear and anxiety. While there are thousands of positive things to put on the daily news, bad news sells.
    The Bible says the earth will burn up, and that there will be a new heaven and a new earth. Is that global warming? If so, it's a planned event. Cows or no cows, people or no people, cars or no cars... Eventually there will be a new heaven and a new earth. I don't fear it, and it causes no anxiety for me.
    Gen 8:22,
    While the earth remaineth, seedtimeand harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

    @CrealCritter, last year's garden looks GREAT! :)
     
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