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Lazy Gardener's Little Town Farm

Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by Lazy Gardener, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Aug 29, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

    Lazy Gardener Super Self-Sufficient

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    Yesterday afternoon, I marveled at a pair of birds that were flitting around on the N CP fence of my garden. An odd couple: female gold finch and a sparrow. They were buddied up just like a mated pair!
     
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  2. Sep 4, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

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    Continue ripping weeds and grass out of deer netting around cattle panel fencing of the garden. Until we can buy the paver tiles to do a proper edging, I plan to lay a border of cardboard around the outside of the fencing. That will make it easier to control weeds.

    Plan for spring: lay a border of 12" pavers, with a 6" buffer zone between pavers and CP. Will plant wooly thyme in that space. I'm hoping that will make it easier to maintain. the wheel of the ride on mower can ride right over the pavers. Inside, wood chips should keep weeds to a minimum. Raised beds 54" wide (to allow CP trellising to be placed lengthwise, or crosswise in the beds.) 40" paths between beds. NE corner of the garden will be left free of raised beds, to allow various planters or cold frames to be used. NW corner already planted to 2 permanent raspberry beds, SW corner already has 2 raised beds interplanted with asparagus and strawberries.

    Found 2 baby garter snakes this afternoon. they were escorted into the garden.

    Started a flat of seedlings for the greenhouse. An assortment of lettuce, spinach, kale, non heading broccoli, bunching onions, cilantro.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

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    Woke up to a hoary frost this morning. Accuweather said it wasn't gonna happen. But... it did. I was too tired last night to go out and cover the tomatoes and squash. Nor, did I have enough appropriate covering material to get the job done. So... if the garden didn't get hit too bad, I may still get some ripening time for the rest of the tomatoes. Squash will most likely have taken a killing hit, so time to bring those few fruits in. Still have 3 rows of spuds to harvest. Various other stuff: peppers, onions, chard, parsley, chives. Interestingly, the thermometer said it did not get below 32 last night. But... there were ice drops on the grass! As well as the white frost. This has been the shortest summer in my memory.
     
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  4. Sep 19, 2019
    baymule

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    So what happened to your global warming? :th
     
  5. Sep 19, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

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    Global warming? I know nothing of this myth. If it exists, I say... bring it on!
     
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  6. Sep 20, 2019
    Britesea

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    Well, at least Nasa has finally admitted that the climate changes have very little to do with human activity.
     
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  7. Sep 20, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    I hadn't heard that so I did a quick Google search and found this on the nasa site:


    The Role of Human Activity

    In its Fifth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of 1,300 independent scientific experts from countries all over the world under the auspices of the United Nations, concluded there's a more than 95 percent probability that human activities over the past 50 years have warmed our planet.

    The industrial activities that our modern civilization depends upon have raised atmospheric carbon dioxide levels from 280 parts per million to 400 parts per million in the last 150 years. The panel also concluded there's a better than 95 percent probability that human-produced greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have caused much of the observed increase in Earth's temperatures over the past 50 years.
     
  8. Sep 20, 2019
    Beekissed

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    Who believes anything NASA has to say anyway? ;) An institution built on lies and spewing lies with every breath.
     
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  9. Sep 20, 2019
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    And, nobody landed on the moon....LOL :lol: Lies - all lies I tell you! ;)
     
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  10. Sep 20, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

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    Frost wasn't as bad as expected. Amazing how some plants can shrug off a freeze, while others... not so much!
     
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