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New State - New Gardens! #2: Square Foot Layout , Mulching, Solar Power, and Pollination

05-08-2013 06:52 AM by Retsof | 3 comments »

My Square Foot Layout: Here are a few photos that I took while I was digging out the garden using my 4’ x 4’ grid. I made two of these grids that bolt together to form a 4’ x 8’ platform that sits on two sawhorses for cutting large sheet goods (plywood, beadboard, pegboard, etc.) with my track saw (I’m also a Lumberjocks.com member). As I was sketching out my garden plans, I realized that I already had the perfect 16 square grid to layout my garden. I...

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2012 Edibles #17: Tomatoes

05-16-2012 07:52 AM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

May 16/12 As part of my gardening area I have a fenced in blueberry patch. In it, I dumped buckets and buckets of leaves last fall and the year before in order to help create an acidic soil for the blueberries. Last spring, I planted a row of tomatoes on the north side of the fence. All I did was put a layer of newspaper on top of the grass, throw a shovelful’s worth of soil on top for each plant and stuck in the little tomato plant. (I later extended the fence to enclose the toma...

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A Great Day In The Gardens #2: Working on a Major Embarrassment

01-08-2011 05:33 PM by OttoH | 7 comments »

As some of you may know, my poor yard suffered greatly last summer due to my very busy travel schedule for work and a watering system that malfunctioned. Most of the plants in my gardens died and were put in the side yard until I could cut them up and get rid of them. Well one thing led to another as they tend to do, and I spent a tremendous amount of time in my woodshop making Christmas presents, so I allowed the side yard to fall into an embarrassing shamble. Here are photos of that sham...

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Crossing My Fingers re: mulch

11-08-2010 10:09 AM by MsDebbieP | 9 comments »

Nov. 8/10 1. I replanted my blueberry bushes earlier this year.2. I created a fenced in area for them to protect them from the chickens (now) and the rabbits in the winter/early spring3. My daughter borrowed my truck and gardening equipment to take care of some fall yardwork. .. which included raking up their leaves. (I smile).4. They put the leaves into the back of my truck (or I should say a wee bit of their leaves).5. I emptied the leaves inside the “blueberry corral”.6. And...

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Garden Maintenance #11: More Garden Work.

03-07-2010 07:39 PM by Scott Hildenbrand | 10 comments »

Well over the weekend my daughter, son and I worked on the garden some more. This weekend was time to clean out the chicken coop and get that sorted out.. I think there was around 10 bales of pine shavings in the coop, all of which went to the garden.. I figure a few more years of amending like this and that garden plot will go nuts.. Also considering buying some scoops of horse manure. Anyway.. While my daughter occupied my sons attention I spent time making the cleanout door for the c...

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Planting & Landscaping #9: Work This Week: Digging & Mulching

06-05-2008 03:45 PM by Scott Hildenbrand | 21 comments »

Well the mulch was delivered today. 8 scoops, which breaks down to 4 pickup truck loads. It’s rather fun to play in, love the smell. For size, and a side shot of the pile. Stuff in the back is a wetvac and a vanity that are going to be picked up as trash. I’d also been working for the last two nights to cover the flower bed along the back and side of the fence. Because the back was pre-planted, I needed to cut wholes in the cardboard for the plants. That was a trip. ...

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Around the Yard #5: Happy Landscape.. Kinda..

06-01-2008 03:41 PM by Scott Hildenbrand | 6 comments »

I’m hardly finished with anything. Though things are underway, which is great; they are far from finished. I’d been working to clean up around the old oak tree so that I could get it in better shape and do a proper mulch ring around it, for the sake of the tree. The tree had a serious problem with Virginia Creeper and an issue with Poison Ivy over it as well. The one wasn’t so bad, but eesh! The creeper was doing it huge damage. I’d never know that stuff gets so ...

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