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January Jump-Start (Garden Dream and Plan Thread)

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by treerooted, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Jan 2, 2018
    treerooted

    treerooted Almost Self-Reliant

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    Given the weather, you'll be forgiven for thinking I'm talking about cars with my title :)

    But for many January is the time to actually get started on this years garden...even if that just means ordering seeds!

    Nothing is getting started in my house until February at the earliest, but there's still planning to be done!
    Maybe some of those December dreams become more concrete this month!

    So what are your garden plans looking like now?

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    sumi

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    Still very much in the "thinking about it" stage right now. I need to pen up my free range birds and get a secure coop up for them, so they will be confined to an area and I will be able to realistically think about having something grow out there. Once that is done, I am going to section off an area for a small lawn and start making beds for vegetables and prepare a spot for @Beekissed's pumpkins.

    Seeds wise, I need to find gem squash seeds… There is a company in Ireland somewhere that I think had some… I really need to get my roses in the ground too.

    ETA: https://www.seedaholic.com/edibles.html
     
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    Beekissed

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    Ordering seeds today and excited about a new mulch covering for the garden, about having a few raised beds in which to plant some root crops and also about using grow tunnels more this year. A new direction in a new year...what's not to love?
     
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    treerooted

    treerooted Almost Self-Reliant

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    Still just playing around, but putting down some ideas for one of my gardens: upload_2018-1-2_14-53-12.png
     
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    Got seeds ready.......
     
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    treerooted

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    So how many packets dd you order?
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    I ordered seeds, but we won't plant for a long while! We'll start a few seeds but not many this year. Just planting a basic garden, but hopefully it'll be a good one anyway! I am already anxious for spring and winter has just begun!
     
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    Beekissed

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    Only just 14 so far. Mostly lettuces, pak choi, onions, carrots, cabbage, peppers and peas so far. Haven't yet chosen broccoli or other misc. items. Still shopping!
     
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    I got more seeds than I can plant in my garden. I plan on building some raised beds, trellis, etc. I'm also toying with the idea of planting all my fences with pole beans and maybe tilling a spot right in the front yard for bush beans.


    I got ideas man....i just haven't done squat yet. Lol
     
  10. Jan 3, 2018
    baymule

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    @Chic Rustler at our old house (city lot) I made a green bean garden next to the driveway. It was 1 foot wide and 12 feet long.

    Picture taken 4-21

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    Picture taken 6-12-2012

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    I will be sending you these green bean seeds soon!
     
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