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Making the most out of a small space

Discussion in 'Everything Else Homestead Living' started by sumi, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Oct 19, 2015
    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    Wow is right!

    I had a friend that had one spot only for a garden. It was about 5x20. She thought it was too small-until she talked to me and I came up w/a plan for it. I don't know if she's still planting anything in it or not.
     
  2. Oct 19, 2015
    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    Finally got round to catching up here, I've been so busy this past 2 weeks. I hope to be more settled and organised by Spring, so I can get started with some gardening here.

    Those potatoes look wonderful! I want to grow some of those for sure and I'm thinking about carrots as well. I'm using quite a bit of them for my mealworms, partly because the beetles love them and mostly because they don't go mouldy overnight!

    We saw some gem squash in SA that grows like a zucchini, instead of the usual runner and I asked my DH to bring me some seeds when I comes back (he's in SA at the moment). I cannot find gems here and love them :( I hope I can grow them here.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2015
    Britesea

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    I never heard of gem squash?
     
  4. Oct 20, 2015
    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    Neither have I.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2015
    baymule

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    I think saving seeds and doing a mail out might be in order.......jus' sayin'
     
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    baymule

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    After gardening for years in that tiny space, we moved to 8 acres in February. Unimproved land, sand, sand, sand, did I mention SAND? 1st year garden=TOTAL FAILURE. We are getting pine shavings with a little horse manure mixed in from a horse event center 7 miles from our house now and dumping them everywhere. Need humus so bad! It will take time to get the soil right. Planting fruit trees, berries and grapes this fall/winter/spring.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2015
    sumi

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    You guys must know squashies?? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gem_squash

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    They are the most heavenly things. We boil them, cut in half, and serve them with a little sugar and butter, traditionally, but they're great with a little creamed sweetcorn in as well.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2015
    Mini Horses

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    look a lot like an acorn squash. I like to cut in half, scoop out and bake my acorns, with some butter & brown sugar. Yum.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2015
    frustratedearthmother

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  10. Oct 22, 2015
    Denim Deb

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    Looks yummy. Wonder where I could get some seeds.
     
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