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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2018, 12:26:05 am »
And they're protected, I suppose.

Oh yea. There are millions of them but once environmentalists get something protected they do not let go.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2018, 02:05:18 pm »
Here is a picture of the same garden a week later.

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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2018, 05:16:47 pm »
Looks nice Jim.  What are you using to till the soil?
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2018, 07:33:46 pm »
I used a heavy duty walk behind tiller to get it cleared. My wife uses a hand held 2 cycle tiller to keep it cleared.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2018, 08:57:57 am »
Ah, Stop with the 2 cycle tiller.  You are polluting your vegetables and killing the worms.  At the very least use a 4 cycle.  You have a tractor.  I was thinking you would use a bottom plow.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2018, 01:52:02 pm »
I used to do that but Judy never liked how it worked out on her first garden and there are always spices plants that remain in the way of using a tractor. I did use the tractor for the first prep work to clear, turn and disc the garden.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2018, 08:43:54 pm »
So jealous! Shutting it down for the winter here. Put mulch down on the new flower beds and privacy wall for the neighbors and sitting reading the internet  and drinking fresh pressed apple cider. OK maybe it isn?t so bad
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2018, 07:48:52 am »
and there are always spices plants that remain in the way of using a tractor.

Why do wives do this?  Spices and flowers can grow in pots even elevated if you want so you can move them out of the way.  I convinced my wife to keep these things out of the way of the tractor mostly because she did not like weeding and if I were going to do it, it was going to be done mostly by machine.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2018, 07:46:53 am »
Another update on the garden.

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This was taken yesterday.

Notice the plastic on the left side of the beans, I had to cover them to protect them from the frost last week.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2018, 07:11:37 pm »
Here is the latest update. I took this picture yesterday. Plastic is back up for the frost we had last night and tonight.

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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2018, 09:19:40 am »
Back to the 80's tomorrow Jim... so much for a winter blast.  Check the weather in Utica to get your bearings on what a blast is.  Man, did we get out in time.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2018, 01:53:32 pm »
Are you on your way south now? Are you going to stop by on your way?
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2018, 01:49:25 pm »
I have been down here a couple of weeks.  I changed my profile location.  We took the auto train.
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Re: Winter garden started
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2018, 05:07:46 pm »
How did that work out?
Would you do it again?
How does the cost compare to driving?
Jim
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