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by dirtmurphy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 527
Views: 25873

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Today I harvested vermicompost and started planning the fall/winter garden. It will be time to start putting out fall transplants in July. I'm going with oats, garlic, onions, beets, brussel sprouts, cabbages, lettuces, and arugula for outdoor plantings. I'm reserving the greenhouse this year for ov...
by dirtmurphy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 21
Views: 1132

Re: How does your garden grow?

We most commonly use daffodils for that around here but I imagine irises would also work. Let us know how it turns out!
by dirtmurphy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: ARE YOU PLANTING YOUR SPRING GARDEN?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: ARE YOU PLANTING YOUR SPRING GARDEN?

Yesterday I broadcast a beneficial insect mix in two raised beds and in the new garden out back. It consists of buckwheat, berseem, dutch and white clovers, plowdown og alfalfa, white yarrow, blanket flower, plains coreopsis, dill, basil, coriander, and alyssum.
by dirtmurphy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: ARE YOU PLANTING YOUR SPRING GARDEN?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: ARE YOU PLANTING YOUR SPRING GARDEN?

Today I took advantage of a break in the rain to harvest raspberries and plant the rest of my Bertie's Best greasy bean seeds in the new garden out back. I made raspberry pancakes, then froze the rest of the harvest. Yesterday was more of an interesting networking day than anything else. I garden fo...
by dirtmurphy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: ARE YOU PLANTING YOUR SPRING GARDEN?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: ARE YOU PLANTING YOUR SPRING GARDEN?

May weather was hot and dry but June is coming in cool and wet. We're supposed to get rain every day for a week and my gardens need it badly. I've spent the last few days putting in a new garden out back. Right now it has comfrey, stinging nettles, amaranth, and tomatoes. I'll squeeze in more later ...
by dirtmurphy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 527
Views: 25873

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

@Andy F, smart idea about the phone book. I like it. @Kink, keep working man. Do the buses there have bike racks on front? I sure hope so for your sake. @ADKFarmer, I haven't tried growing squashes in a greenhouse but this would be my strategy: trellis them and mulch the bed heavily, then run fans. ...
by dirtmurphy
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 527
Views: 25873

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

I'm growing Reapers this year too. It's my first time around them this year. I'm just hoping I don't melt my eyes cutting into them :lol: I'm injured. I halfway suspect that I hairline fractured my ulna. At any rate, my forearm is swollen proximal to my wrist and I don't have the mobility or strengt...
by dirtmurphy
Fri May 31, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Hi, Christian/ Forum Folks
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Hi, Christian/ Forum Folks

Dig your work man! I hated it that I couldn't meet up with you and Anomalous before he took off (I'm that other fella in NC).
by dirtmurphy
Tue May 28, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Hello from Western Ohio
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Hello from Western Ohio

I like my squirrel with gravy :D
by dirtmurphy
Tue May 28, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: ARE YOU PLANTING YOUR SPRING GARDEN?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: ARE YOU PLANTING YOUR SPRING GARDEN?

Wow Farside, you really do have a short growing season. I harvested peas today. I guess your season runs about 3 1/2 mos behind mine. I hope it doesn't end 3 1/2 mos before mine! Actually, I have year-round production in some capacity or other, so seasons tend to bleed into one another. I'm done sel...