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Winter garden started
« on: November 07, 2018, 08:11:05 am »
Here is what my wife?s winter garden looks like. The carrots, broccoli, greens, beets, lettuce and kale are all starting to grow.

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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 08:59:40 pm »
Nice fertile soil you got there!  I only panted some cilantro and spinach now.  Need to
finish the greenhouse to plant the rest.  Hey, we still have 4 months before Spring time.

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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 11:00:06 pm »
I bought my wife a nice 8x10 solid corrugated green house for Christmas several years ago. She made me take it back. Her father had one and she could never stand to work in it.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 01:43:10 am »
A 8x10 is too small.  Just like building a pond, the bigger the GH the better.  This one is only an
experiment for now at 10x20x17.   I have plan for a 40x60 if things grow well in the first one.  The bigger the better!

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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 06:13:35 am »
Yea, bigger is better. It could have been 100 by 100, she still did not want it. 😞
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 10:19:08 am »
Looks like late spring here...
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 10:30:00 am »
Michael,
Most of the plants she planted will die before the produce fruit here if they were planted in the spring. It gets too hot.

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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2018, 03:55:18 pm »
Probably she doesn't want to maintain a GH in the hot summer there.  Might as well
devote the time to tending other things. 

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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2018, 04:38:26 pm »
Nice looking garden.  How much do the deer, rabbits, etc., leave you?
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2018, 06:12:51 pm »
do alligators like lettuce?

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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2018, 10:47:51 pm »
Yea, bigger is better. It could have been 100 by 100, she still did not want it. 😞

We used a bus stop that was about 8x12.  I painted the north side black and the south side got plate glass.  It worked well but my wife did not like carrying water so it only got used for a couple of years.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2018, 02:09:11 am »
Yup, no water no life!  I'm going to install a pvc set up with sprinklers for my
plants and veggies.

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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2018, 10:05:08 am »
Nice looking garden.  How much do the deer, rabbits, etc., leave you?
Thanks.
I put an electric fence around the garden to keep out the cows and deer. I have seen rabbit tracks in the garden once but once their ears touch the wire they stay out.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2018, 10:07:52 am »
do alligators like lettuce?
No they are Carnivores. They rarely come out of the pond except to leave.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2018, 03:10:28 pm »
I got mine coming along nice. I have some cauliflower, kale, collards, and cabbage.
I really. have spruced up my soil. Left it fallow one year. Planted it one year in clover, then added some black cow to it plus some organic fertilizer and it is doing really well this year.

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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2018, 03:58:55 pm »
do alligators like lettuce?
No they are Carnivores. They rarely come out of the pond except to leave.
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Are you joking, Jim, or do you really have alligators in your pond?  :shocked:
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2018, 04:07:13 pm »
do alligators like lettuce?
No they are Carnivores. They rarely come out of the pond except to leave.
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Are you joking, Jim, or do you really have alligators in your pond?  :shocked:

No not at all.
I let my neighbors grandsons fish the pond and they told me they have seen one while they were fishing.
This is the third time we?ve had gators in it since we have owned it. Previous owner also had one.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2018, 05:26:42 pm »
No not at all.
I let my neighbors grandsons fish the pond and they told me they have seen one while they were fishing.
This is the third time we?ve had gators in it since we have owned it. Previous owner also had one.
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That?s insane!  Do they tend to hang around long, or do they just sort of come and go? Have you ever encountered one out of the pond? 
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2018, 07:29:37 pm »
I have seen them. They ate 20 free range chickens and 5-5+# bass and almost all 10 large catfish.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2018, 11:00:27 pm »
And they're protected, I suppose.
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