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Old 03-20-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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Who does it? What do you grow?

Pictures would be awesome!

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Old 03-20-2008, 10:11 PM   #2
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Just tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and strawberries here. There's plenty of mint, thyme and onions that grow wild, too. I'd do more, but most of the property is wooded...too little sun to grow much.

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Well lets see, we grow peppers, onion, tomato, okra, that pretty much takes care of my salsa cravings, and then we grow corn, beans, radishes, cucumber, carrots, a small amount of lettus, and a lot of cabbage, we also do some watermellons and cantalope along with a small patch of these pumpkins that get as big as a VW, a side from all that we have apple trees and pear trees and a whole mess of peach trees to keep us bussy, the garden it self is a 1/4 acre and the trees and what not grow all over our 44 acres, it sounds like free food but it is some hard work and with 4 of our 8 children off to college and raising there familys it has become increasingly hard to manage so these days I don't get as much done as I used to but we manage to put enough back to get us through the winter and do it all again next spring, darn near everybody in our area dose a little gardening so between the rabbits, birds, bugs and the trading back and forth nobody goes hungry!

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Tried tomatoes this year, but they just dried up from the heat. Got nothing.

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I can't even get the grass to grow at my place. Between the horrible soil conditions, the dog and the on again off again weather, I am lucky to have anything to mow.

Next year I am getting Hydro Seeding done and paying for the guarantee.

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we have 1 apple tree, and also grow, peas.green beans, tomatoes,squash, carrots, garlic basil, parsley, tarragon, dill, and peppers, and next year will try some potatoes and corn

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We have terrible soil as well. I mean terrible. A few inches under the dirt is pure rock.

What I do is compost and then get old tires as raised beds and then use a mixture of bought soil and compost.

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I got about 15 tomatoes in the backyard. Next year I'm gonna get a rear-tine tiller for my 30-hp Ferguson tractor and I'm gonna make a huge garden and grow corn, tomatoes, beans, and maybe some mellons. Indiana has good soil for growing, farming is huge in this area of the country.

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Hmmm, so nobody grows Arugula for the Messiah? He's watching you know....

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Well, we are in the country, have have been composting the heck out of the garden for several years/ Let's see- apples, peaches, pears, grapes. Asparagus, strawberries and LOTS of blackberries. Potatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli, squash, green beans, limas, tomatoes, sweetcorn, peppers. Garlic- wife has herbs. No, not THAT kind of herb. Cantalope, watermelon, pumpkins. Wife likes broadbeans (fava beans) and rutabagas. Kale and turnips for fall. Grow peanuts and sweet potatoes some years (missed planting time this year)

If you have poor soil, collect grass clippings, chopped leaves, weeds, make a big pile, lightly dampen, turn over once a week. Makes the prettiest black topsoil you can imagine. Great book is "Square Foot Gardening" if you have limited room. Our garden is about 1/3 acre, plus orchard space. But we have had a heck of a garden in Colorado that was only 5 feet wide, wrapped around perimeter of back yard.

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