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Re: Rich's garden 2014
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2014, 08:34:19 PM »
Nice, +1

Where are you at again?   Your garden is producing so far ahead of mine.


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Re: Rich's garden 2014
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2014, 08:40:01 PM »
Nice, +1

Where are you at again?   Your garden is producing so far ahead of mine.


South east Oklahoma. And I am behind compared to some. I went to the farmers market this morning and a guy was selling carrots that were larger around than quarters and about 8 or more inches long. Mine are still toothpick  size.

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Re: Rich's garden 2014
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2014, 05:35:38 PM »


Broccoli is looking good. I only have three or four plants that survived.

Question: when is it ready? Do I just cut the head off and leave the plant or is it done when it's done and I pull the whole plant?

It's my first time to get this far with broccoli. Thanks!

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Re: Rich's garden 2014
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2014, 07:31:36 PM »
Most types will make side shoots once you cut off the center head, this one looks ready, it is not just size, it is "openess" If you leave it too long the bus will open into flowers, which you dont want.

SO, leave it after you cut off the center and see what happens.....next time you can plant a type that is known to produce lots of side shoots

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Re: Rich's garden 2014
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2014, 08:34:21 PM »
Most types will make side shoots once you cut off the center head, this one looks ready, it is not just size, it is "openess" If you leave it too long the bus will open into flowers, which you dont want.

SO, leave it after you cut off the center and see what happens.....next time you can plant a type that is known to produce lots of side shoots

Thanks! Now this is why this is the best forum out there!
I'll get it tomorrow!

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Re: Rich's garden 2014
« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2014, 10:14:17 PM »
So I have my corn bed empty now and I need to do something with it to keep out the Bermuda grass. What would be good cheap and easy to use as a cover crop?

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Re: Rich's garden 2014
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2014, 10:39:14 PM »
So I have my corn bed empty now and I need to do something with it to keep out the Bermuda grass. What would be good cheap and easy to use as a cover crop?

Oats. Get whole oats from the feed store.

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Re: Rich's garden 2014
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2014, 06:49:51 AM »
Oats. Get whole oats from the feed store.

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Re: Rich's garden 2014
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2014, 06:16:50 PM »
What is the advantage doing only oats versus a green manure mix (field peas, oats, and hairy vetch)? The reason I ask is that I was going to plant a green manure mix in the next week or two in my new raised bed to help build the nitrogen in the soil and add organic matter before my fall vegetable planting.

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Re: Rich's garden 2014
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2015, 06:39:12 AM »
Do you not have crazy weed issues when you use hay for much or a ground cover?  I used hay a couple of years ago and I'm still fighting pigweed from it.

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Re: Rich's garden 2014
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2015, 10:05:54 PM »
Do you not have crazy weed issues when you use hay for much or a ground cover?  I used hay a couple of years ago and I'm still fighting pigweed from it.

I have enough issue with Bermuda grass anyway. That's majority of my weeds. I would like to use only wood chips but I can't find any free ones. I end up paying $60 for a flatbed full.