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got this bit done


December 12, 2017, 8:07 pm

for the website finally... probably needs editing and polishing, but at the moment i want to get on with other things. http://www.anthive.com/project/ne_garden/ songbird Read more »

Br-r-r-r


December 11, 2017, 1:37 pm

Winter finally made it down to the sunshine state. Frost this morning: Not unheard of but unusual this early in the season. Overnight low of 30° on the our front porch. Not real optimistic abou... Read more »

on to the next project


November 27, 2017, 8:30 pm

surprisingly nice weather, and the ground dried out enough i could finish up the last few gardens that needed seasonal debris buried. then once i finished that i could start in on a project... Read more »

Lemonade


November 23, 2017, 7:27 am

Should I leave a shoot from the rootstock below the graft? presumably some sort of lemon Would I end up with lemonades and lemons? Read more »

too muddy to weed lately


November 21, 2017, 6:55 pm

but i got out yesterday to do some trimming back of unwanted trees in the north hedge and also cut back the apple saplings again. with the loppers i can take down a fairly decent sized limb (... Read more »

and in other good news


November 15, 2017, 1:34 am

the semi-feral kitty has been back. actually i think it is a different one as it looks too light in coloring. yesterday when some friends stopped over (and brought me some leaves and ashes :... Read more »

ah


November 14, 2017, 9:04 pm

finally could get back out in the gardens for some cleanup today. felt good to move. i did not get all three gardens done that i hoped, but at least two out of the three are done. songbir... Read more »

Green beans


November 7, 2017, 3:47 pm

Forgot to mention that the lady what lives with me, told me that the green beans she planted for the fall are now blooming. Plus the summer peppers are blooming again also. This has been the stra... Read more »

Halloween night


November 1, 2017, 11:01 am

Unfortunately for the trick or treater's last night was all out rain fall. We did have several who came out in costumes with rain coats, umbrella's and hats. Dear wife had her witch outfit on and... Read more »

light frost


October 29, 2017, 1:21 pm

Went out at daylight and found frost on the grass but not on the raised bed gardens. Looks like we might get a freeze before to long but I hope not. The born again pears (first crop came on in ear... Read more »

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Is it too late to plant pole beans in Wisconsin?

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Hi folks, In your opinion, is it too late to plant pole beans in Wisconsin? For a number of reasons (primarily, moving house at the end of May), I am running behind this year, and didn't get anythin... Read more »

Horse manure over asparagus and elephant garlic

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Anyone done this before? Got about 10# of year old manure that I spreaded over the beds 2 thick. Didn't have any unused beds to work the shit in so I just dumped it on top of occupied beds. Hope... Read more »

recipie for homemade organic fertilizer

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Anyone want to share their recipe for homemade organic fertilizer ? Now that winter is here in zone5, I want to plan my garden out while I wait for the warm weather to return. Thanks everyon... Read more »

Why does store bought spinach include so much mud

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I can't grow spinach. Snails are a problem. I live in long dry season area. And doesn't spinach prefers northern latitudes? Cool with long days? So, if I grew spinach I might know the answer to this:... Read more »

possum IQ?

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I've seen a possum near our garden. We have a decent fence, but we've lost stuff in the past. (Probably to woodchucks.) I'm not getting a clear answer from google as to whether possums are much of... Read more »

protein in cow manure

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does anyone have an idea of how much protein is typically found in cow manure? -- Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras lobortis volutpat commodo. Morbi lobortis, massa frin... Read more »

Wood/Bark/Mulch attracting tiny ants close to the house?

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We only started mulching with commercial mulches(Bagged) a couple of years = ago. Since them we have been seeing more tiny ants in the house. And DH say= s they are outside, he saw a column of them c... Read more »

Does rototilling kill worms?

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The soil is starting to get pretty good my garden. It use to be basic clay. Over the years I've put in a ton of manure. Now after a couple years I'm seeing a worm or two when I turn over a s... Read more »

Clover in Pumpkin Patch

rating: 5

I tilled the pumpkin patch the other day, an area roughly 40' X 25'. Next week, I'll be planting hills of pumpkins and squash about 6' apart, which leaves a lot of empty space that I'll be tilling to... Read more »

Lumpy zucchini

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My zucchini have become lumpy. I'm used to nice smooth fruit so this is disconcerting. Some are more misshapen than others. They seem to taste just fine. Has anyone here any idea as to why the zu... Read more »

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