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Old 06-12-2012, 07:05 PM   #101
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Lots and lots of tomatoes and peppers. carrots, lettuce, bunch of spices. probably 90 bush bean plants. Garlic is growing pretty good, I'm doubling the bed size for next year. The real biggie is going to be the 300 onion plants... holy crap we're going to be dehydrating for months!

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Viking you might want to add holes in the sides of your barrels, then plant peanuts that will grow out the side along with your taters, peanut plants add nitrogen to the soil. If any of you keep rain barrels strickly for watering your your plants, this is what I add to the barrel, old copper, zinc coated nails, rusty nails, crushed egg shells, bannana peelings, left over teabags, oak leaves.....After it has fermented for a while you can even use it to mist the leaves for a really fast pick me up.......

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Smaller garden this year, 7 tomato plants, 9 peppers-mixed types, 4 cabbage and 3 hills of yellow crook neck squash.

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We grow a pretty good size garden there. and we can a lot of it.
WE have a bunch of chickens and I want to try that ting I seen the big woman do on that Doomsday Preppers She coated them with mineral oil and they are supposed to stay good for maybe a year if I remembered right. I don 't know if I can stock a bunch up though. I really love having fresh eggs in the morning.

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Viking you might want to add holes in the sides of your barrels, then plant peanuts that will grow out the side along with your taters, peanut plants add nitrogen to the soil. If any of you keep rain barrels strickly for watering your your plants, this is what I add to the barrel, old copper, zinc coated nails, rusty nails, crushed egg shells, bannana peelings, left over teabags, oak leaves.....After it has fermented for a while you can even use it to mist the leaves for a really fast pick me up.......
Are you talking about compost tea? I have wanted to try that. A friend of mine who gave me a day-long private instruction on fruit/nut trees had gone to a weekend long class on composting and compost tea brewing and it totally intrigues me. The tea (if done right) is like Miracle Gro on steroids..
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Are you talking about compost tea? I have wanted to try that. A friend of mine who gave me a day-long private instruction on fruit/nut trees had gone to a weekend long class on composting and compost tea brewing and it totally intrigues me. The tea (if done right) is like Miracle Gro on steroids..
Get your self one of those big jugs that your wife buys her clothes detergent in, rinse it out. Now start adding every thing your plants like. Read the ingredients on a package of oat meal, baby formula, as long as it's not greasy. Bannana peelins, egg shells, tea leaves [tanic acid] oak leaves, nails of any kind, copper, rusted iron, the list goes on. Increase your tomato production, beans, peppers, what ever and its all organic.....when you have the dry ingredients in just add rain water and leave a vent for the gas to escape.......To make more beans, cukes, and tomatoes that don't turn red add plenty of bone meal.....Lets talk turkey....... [ cream of wheat ] add on......
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Roma and cherry tomatoes (dehydrated cherry tomatoes cut in half rock!), basil, cilantro, cukes, dill, broccoli, eggplant, peas, green beans, jalapenos, sweet peppers, horseradish and garlic this year in the beds. Strawberries and blueberries planted near the house.

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Get your self one of those big jugs that your wife buys her clothes detergent in, rinse it out. Now start adding every thing your plants like. Read the ingredients on a package of oat meal, baby formula, as long as it's not greasy. Bannana peelins, egg shells, tea leaves [tanic acid] oak leaves, nails of any kind, copper, rusted iron, the list goes on. Increase your tomato production, beans, peppers, what ever and its all organic.....when you have the dry ingredients in just add rain water and leave a vent for the gas to escape.......To make more beans, cukes, and tomatoes that don't turn red add plenty of bone meal.....Lets talk turkey....... [ cream of wheat ] add on......
Not even close to what I understand. There are different acid levels but you need to be careful of the ingredients. I won't be throwing metals into my compost pile.
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Dad has green beans, tomatoes, onions, garlic, lettuce, and a bunch of peppers. Not sure what else he has planted.

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When I planted a large garden there was one spot that was better than the rest. It was a trash heap from years back, I pulled all sorts of metals from this one area. Every thing I planted in this one spot grew bigger and faster than the rest. Oak leaves do add acid but you can add things to neutralize the tea.. Viking, you ever use epsom salt on your pepper plants, placed in the soil or diluted with water and sprayed on the leaves......

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