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Postby Donomoto » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:04 pm

While Junie couldn't eat through the skin, she gnawed on the tomato quarters for about 5 minutes. Funny to see her sitting there for a long time, then just spit out a tomato skin.
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Postby wags83 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:18 am

Beautiful!

I've found that I'm really good at growing thistles. It's a pain in the ass trying to constantly keep them out of the garden and I can never seem to get the full root.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:20 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post I've found that I'm really good at growing thistles. It's a pain in the ass trying to constantly keep them out of the garden and I can never seem to get the full root.

Spray the whole thing with all the Roundups at the end of the season?
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Postby wags83 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:22 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
wags83 wrote:Source of the post I've found that I'm really good at growing thistles. It's a pain in the ass trying to constantly keep them out of the garden and I can never seem to get the full root.

Spray the whole thing with all the Roundups at the end of the season?

Possibly. I did that initially when we first put it in but they always seem to find their way back.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:48 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Possibly. I did that initially when we first put it in but they always seem to find their way back.

You only used some of the Roundups, I recommend all of it.

I wonder if there is a combination of roundup and tilling that works best?
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Postby wags83 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:51 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
wags83 wrote:Source of the post Possibly. I did that initially when we first put it in but they always seem to find their way back.

You only used some of the Roundups, I recommend all of it.

I wonder if there is a combination of roundup and tilling that works best?

Ah, that's where I went wrong. If you guys could just buy out your local supplies of Roundup and send it my way, that would help immensely.

I was also curious about tilling. I probably didn't do it well enough since I only used a shovel and hoe, not an actual tiller.
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Postby Donomoto » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:25 pm

wags83 wrote:I was also curious about tilling. I probably didn't do it well enough since I only used a shovel and hoe, not an actual tiller.


If you're tilling, renting one for a few hours or even a day is very much worth the time you save. I've seen some places that rent out some out for ~30$ for 3 hours or ~50$ for a day.
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Postby wags83 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:46 pm

Donomoto wrote:Source of the post
wags83 wrote:I was also curious about tilling. I probably didn't do it well enough since I only used a shovel and hoe, not an actual tiller.


If you're tilling, renting one for a few hours or even a day is very much worth the time you save. I've seen some places that rent out some out for ~30$ for 3 hours or ~50$ for a day.

Yeah, I think that's what we'll do next time around.
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Postby wags83 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:37 pm

Picked out some radishes this week. Got probably a couple dozen, maybe less. I love garden fresh radishes and these are pretty good.
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Postby Donomoto » Thu May 10, 2018 7:50 pm

I don't know if I should make a new post, or just revive this one. Kayla and I are planning on growing grape tomatoes (Total hit last year), some peppers, and some herbs (I won't let that silly sweet basil take over half our garden again this year!)

What is everyone else growing this year?
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Postby Tyler » Thu May 10, 2018 8:45 pm

Donomoto wrote:I don't know if I should make a new post, or just revive this one. Kayla and I are planning on growing grape tomatoes (Total hit last year), some peppers, and some herbs (I won't let that silly sweet basil take over half our garden again this year!)

What is everyone else growing this year?
Cherry/grape tomatoes are so yummy.

We just have potted plants. Evie loves getting on her gardening gloves and planting things. Jocelyn might do more planters with her this summer.
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Postby wags83 » Fri May 11, 2018 8:22 am

I was meaning to bring this thread back. I tilled the garden and added some dirt/compost to it earlier this week. We picked out some plants to put in and I will probably do so tonight or tomorrow.
Planning to have various chili peppers (jalapenos, habaneros, thai chilis), some bell peppers, a couple tomato plants, zucchini, cucumber, radishes, and if I have left over seeds from last year I'll add beets and carrots even though the rabbits got to them last year.
I also got chicken wire for fencing this year since the rabbits were able to chew through the plastic fence we had last year and wrecked most of the garden.
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Postby wags83 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:37 am

Got everything planted on Saturday morning. Hopefully this will keep the damn bunnies out.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ha0ZzAptK1bgP8Lo2
Also we have a small planter next to the front door and we put a couple sweet mint plants in there. So it will smell nice when people come in the front door.
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Postby Tyler » Mon May 14, 2018 7:44 am

You call that a fence?
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Postby wags83 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:52 am

I call it a chicken wire fence! They will at least not be able to chew through it like the plastic I had last year.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:54 am

I think the fence looks great. Way better than Tyler's invisible one.

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