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Post Number:#1  PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:23 pm 
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So last year we plowed up our garden spot for the first time. The soil was what you expect. Noting special but it will do the job. Here is a pic of it after I had it planted with just a few things breaking ground.
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So over the course of last year I scored a lot of wood chips from a tree service, and with some old round bales and our kitchen scraps we composted it and I added it to the plot once I started building the barn ( it was sitting where the barn is now)

I tilled it last week and gave it a quick once over today before we plant tomarrow. Wow has it improved, it so drastic.
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Its light and fluffy, dose not crust up like it did, smells like rich potting soil. Im very incurraged and plan to do cow manure, old round bales, and tree leaves this year.

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I would love to have the space for a garden that large. Looks like whatever you'll be growing will be growing like wildfire. Good work!

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Post Number:#3  PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:38 pm 
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Gunsmokin wrote:
I would love to have the space for a garden that large. Looks like whatever you'll be growing will be growing like wildfire. Good work!


This is actually scaled down from last year, I had this plot and one twice as large for potatos, corn, and melons but it proved to be overwhelming. I have a 50' row of grapes, 50' raspberries, 50' blackberries. 10 diffrent types of blueberries,and 2 different elderberries. Last month I planted 10 fruit trees I have 5 more on the way, as well as chestuts, hazlenuts, english walnuts, and pecans. This fall ill be building what is looking to be a 40x10 strawberry bed and puting up a small 8x10 greenhouse.

The greenhouse will be for starts and propagation

Its a lot of freaking weeding!

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Blueberries are blowing up!


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Looks like you got good help

If you know anyone that has old hay they can't feed, it makes great compost too

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Looks like you got good help

If you know anyone that has old hay they can't feed, it makes great compost too


Thanks, and ya I have 20 or so round bales rotting away now.

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