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Title: MSP's Garden 2016
Post by: d3nni5 on March 23, 2016, 06:51:48 AM
I turned over my first spade full of dirt yesterday!   YEAH!   Pictures to come.   
Title: Re: MSP's Garden 2016
Post by: d3nni5 on March 23, 2016, 07:04:40 AM


I started digging up my soil and turning it.   I put in 3 rows of onion sets (about 3 dozen in all).   I had some Chesnok red garlic I wanted to put it, but it was rotten.  I called the Southern Exposure seed folks, where I got it, they said I should be planting that in the Fall.   I knew that, but didn't get to it last year.   Oh well, garlic was an epic fail.   I will do potatoes (Yukon Gold) instead in that little spot.   I can get 4 plants in there I think.

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I also had a volunteer!    Thank you Mr. Onion.
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Title: Re: MSP's Garden 2016
Post by: d3nni5 on March 24, 2016, 04:45:09 PM
Planted Yukon Gold today, in the spot where the garlic was supposed to go.   Time to get seedlings started indoors.
Title: Re: MSP's Garden 2016
Post by: chad on March 25, 2016, 03:03:58 PM
Looks good, good luck.
Title: Re: MSP's Garden 2016
Post by: Cedar on March 25, 2016, 06:23:46 PM
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Title: Re: MSP's Garden 2016
Post by: d3nni5 on April 16, 2016, 11:34:21 AM

OK, I feel i'm a little behind, but got some seeds started today....

First the herbs:   This was simple I am growing 4 types this year...oregano, basil, cilantro and thyme

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I just put them in some shallow pots I have used before.   I can pull them indoors at night if needed.


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Title: Re: MSP's Garden 2016
Post by: d3nni5 on April 16, 2016, 11:41:06 AM
I picked 3 types of tomatoes, and one type of cucumber to try this year.    All these I bought last fall at Mother Earth News Fair.   I'm really excited about trying the West Virginia 63, which is a type developed by a local professor at WVU back in the 60's for the state's centennial.   Supposed to be really blight resistent and grow nicely in my area.   I also chose Amish Paste, which did really well last year.   Lastly, a Sweetie Cherry, I've never tried this, it is new too.

This is my first year for trying things from seed.   See next post.


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Title: Re: MSP's Garden 2016
Post by: d3nni5 on April 16, 2016, 11:46:31 AM


I'm using these Jiffy pot starter kits.   I have heard they work well, but I've never used them.   

They start out like little discs...

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After watering them and coaxing them to expand...you get this....


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I made sure to label everything so I know what is what...

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I dropped 2-3 seeds in each one...watered again....and covered them up.

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Title: Re: MSP's Garden 2016
Post by: d3nni5 on April 16, 2016, 11:53:29 AM

I cobbled together a grow table with lights from spare stuff I had around the house.   This should keep things warm and lighted for the first couple weeks.

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Title: Re: MSP's Garden 2016
Post by: d3nni5 on June 04, 2016, 12:16:15 PM


Sorry.   It has been too long since my last post.   Between all the "work" work I have, and squeezing in a fishing trip for a week, I have barely had time to keep up....

So, here we go

I bag netted my blue berries, hoping they won't get to be bird or cicada snacks.

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Sweetie Cherry tomatoes have been potted.

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Mucho Nacho peppers.   These are "Bonnies" from Southern States.   Never tried them.

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I tried something different this year....because I hate weeding so much.  I laid down a fabric barrier then covered with straw to knock down on the work i have to do.

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Silver Queen corn.

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Beefmaster, Amish Paste, Roma and WV63 tomatoe varieties all in

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Sugar Snap peas are always a favorite

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Title: Re: MSP's Garden 2016
Post by: d3nni5 on June 04, 2016, 12:19:17 PM


I also put in the flowers a couple weeks ago.   Mainly petunias, begonias, marigolds.

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