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Creal Critter's 2018 Gardens

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

  1. May 3, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    Done :) and just in time for forcast rain tomorrow... Thanks to my youngest daughter. "Oh dad's working in the garden? I'll be right over" - I love my kids!

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  2. May 3, 2018
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    Congrats! Fantastic of DD to come help you!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Yep she's awesome! 17 25 foot long rows spaced 3' = 51 feet. I guess my garden is a little longer than 50 foot long, more like 55 foot or so.

    I'll be starting my big 60 x 100 foot summer garden next week. I already called in the troops to help with it :)
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Hope to get my tomato and pepper "seedlings" cut loose in the summer garden next week. Poor tomatoes will have to be planted in a trench again because they have grown to long.

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    Your "seedlings" and garden looks amazing! I'm not going to show mine off this year, doesn't look half as good as yours :p I do now have pea, carrot and cauliflower seedlings, which I'm ridiculously exited about. Next year I will not have a massive shed project and crazy weather hopefully and will have more time. Then I'll try and make a nice looking garden.
     
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    Ah please share a garden is a garden after all :)
     
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    I'll wait until I have a bit more to show than a stretch of roughly dug over earth with a net over to keep the hens off and a few spots of green here and there!
     
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    My tomatoes are leggy too. Normally I would have planted a month ago. It just gives 'em a better root system!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Greens and things are starting to come up. Everything but carrots but that's to be expected since carrots send down root before the tops. Even seen spinach coming up :)

    Maybe next week I'll be able to cultivate, lay down some feed bags and hay in between the rows.

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    CrealCritter

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    Well thanks to my daughter we were able to cut the tomatoes loose in the garden today. In all honesty they should have been planted 3 or 4 weeks ago. Some we're almost 2 foot long and we had to plant them all in a trench. It wasn't 30 minutes from the time we were done until a strong thunder storm rolled through. And we are forcast rain for the next 6 days.

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