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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #60 on: February 29, 2012, 07:20:50 PM »
I know what you can mount on the bat house. A streaming camera so we can watch you work in the garden!!!

What she said ^^

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #61 on: February 29, 2012, 07:45:30 PM »
I know what you can mount on the bat house. A streaming camera so we can watch you work in the garden!!!

Ha.   The only problem is I don't have a 20 foot stepladder and I'm sure not going to hoist that beast again.

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #62 on: March 04, 2012, 07:46:02 PM »
Sprouts are growing



Lettuce in hoop house is kicking in


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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2012, 08:02:54 PM »
Tomatoes - germinate in vermiculite, transplant to soil blocks










Transplanted monster Rosemary bush and beginnings of a new bed (something like #27 now maybe)



Onion sets up between garlic and shallots



Sparkling Water on Russian red kale



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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #64 on: March 15, 2012, 08:58:46 AM »
Awesome stuff Cohutt, it all looks tasty! I knew you'd find a way to add another bed, lol.

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #65 on: March 15, 2012, 09:18:29 PM »
Awesome stuff Cohutt, it all looks tasty! I knew you'd find a way to add another bed, lol.

 I got a wild hare up my rump and installed this in the last 2 evenings, so the extra bed is a non-event lol, a 500 gallon amphibian/garden pond that will have a bog garden to the side




I get in some shoveling moods occasionally and decided to move the good composted soil from this spot to a new bed area in the boxwoods, so when you are left with a hole, what else to do? Mae it bigger and fill it up. ;)

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #66 on: March 15, 2012, 09:42:48 PM »
What are you thinking of putting in there? Plants, animals or both?

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #67 on: March 16, 2012, 04:49:43 AM »
What are you thinking of putting in there? Plants, animals or both?

Mainly just setting up nice habitat for frogs toads dragonflies etc, all appealing predators.   I have a slug rich environment back there  that a few toads would keep in the box.

I'm not filtering the water, so it isn't going to be a fish pond.   From all I have read nice smelly greenish algae water that is not moving is ideal for amphibian attraction/reproduction.   I

mrs cohutt liked the idea as long as it ultimately looked nice, so i have some work to do.  I'll add some aquatic plants and plan to bring in some of the ferns and other plants in from the bol bog area down stream from where we were shooting that day.  May try some watercress, supposedly it is easy (and healthy/tasty)

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #68 on: March 16, 2012, 08:03:58 AM »
Sounds like a plan.  I will suggest planting some citronella bushes near it to as that is also a good environment for mosquitoes.  Although toads will help with those too.

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #69 on: March 16, 2012, 03:23:39 PM »
Sounds like a plan.  I will suggest planting some citronella bushes near it to as that is also a good environment for mosquitoes.  Although toads will help with those too.

the bell bird bath  in the garden never has mosquito issues.  there are elusive little diving water beetles or bugs of some sort that i think live ff of the larvae.  i siphoned 2/3 of the nice green bell water along with its flora and fauna into the pond so that it might get a jump start in establishing a biosystem of sorts.

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #70 on: March 16, 2012, 07:22:22 PM »
Very cool.  Maybe turn a couple of the terracotta flower pots into toad houses?  I have a couple of them under a couple of the trees next to the garden.  I haven't seen any toads in there, but I'm hoping that they are using it.

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #71 on: March 16, 2012, 08:34:08 PM »
Very cool.  Maybe turn a couple of the terracotta flower pots into toad houses?  I have a couple of them under a couple of the trees next to the garden.  I haven't seen any toads in there, but I'm hoping that they are using it.

I was going to build some toad condos of sorts using some of the large flat stepping stone rocks that I uncovered and collected the winter before last.  I have a stack of them that I plan on deploying as pond edging and toad cover.  I also have some modest crooked logs / sawed  branches from 3-6" in diameter that I'll stack & arrange nearby for cover for the offspring should any be produced this year.

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #72 on: March 17, 2012, 07:11:46 PM »
Toad condo: Mark edges around stone, remove, excavate, refill partially with sandy mix, place bricks as supports, make sure there are gaps for entry/exit, replace stone, wait for toads.







This one is adjacent to the first ring of rocks around the pond and one of the bog garden "beds".

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #73 on: March 17, 2012, 10:07:33 PM »
the bell bird bath  in the garden never has mosquito issues.  there are elusive little diving water beetles or bugs of some sort that i think live ff of the larvae.  i siphoned 2/3 of the nice green bell water along with its flora and fauna into the pond so that it might get a jump start in establishing a biosystem of sorts.

Why does it not surprise me that you already had a well thought out plan ready to execute.  ;) Very cool.

However, I think it may be about time for another garden tour.   8)  Seriously, you should charge an entrance fee... to other people. hahaha

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #74 on: March 18, 2012, 04:19:15 AM »
For you, the special early bird rate of $0.00 ;)

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #75 on: March 21, 2012, 06:46:35 PM »
Sweet! That is right in my price range.

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #76 on: March 24, 2012, 09:03:34 PM »
This bed contains descendants of "seed" from the gardens of tsp Mods Spartan & Fritz Monroe.

The left side is the 3rd generation of hardneck garlic I received as a thank you from Spartan in 2009 for when I shared some home cast lead 44 mag bullets.  They have gotten steadily larger as the best and biggest cloves were saved each year for seed.
The right side is a small batch of potato onions that I received in a trade with Fritz for some shallot seeds stock I had.



Spartan and Fritz, your stuff is taking to N GA very well. :)

(The little white flowering plant outside the bed in front of the onions is one of the perpetually appearing arugula volunteers I have around the yard. I swear if you just let a couple plants go to seed you will never buy or plant seed again.)

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #77 on: March 25, 2012, 06:24:51 AM »
Glad those potato onions are working out.  You should end up with a bunch of seed stock for next year.

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #78 on: March 25, 2012, 09:05:51 PM »
This is year 3; the asparagus bed will be ravaged, finally, after harvesting nothing the first two years.

I feel like it is about to explode; the real spears started breaking ground a couple days ago:


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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #79 on: March 26, 2012, 04:45:42 AM »
I like the new pool and toad house cohutt. DW has always wanted one, mind if I steal you're idea's. ;D

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #80 on: March 26, 2012, 07:28:43 AM »
Congrats on the asparagus.  I couldn't wait and harvested 1 spear yesterday.  Mine is in year 2 of growth.  I see various recommendations, some say nothing the first 2 years, others say a few in year 2 is fine.

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #81 on: March 28, 2012, 08:22:32 PM »
My wife is jealous of your asparagus.  I may try to milk that and talk her into killing more of the lawn.  ;)

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #82 on: March 29, 2012, 05:34:58 AM »
Have had an odd visitor the last couple of evenings- a quail, a single one who is pretty tame.




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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #83 on: March 30, 2012, 08:01:28 PM »
I pulled some of the larger leeks this evening before they started getting woody


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Re: 2012: cohutt's weedpatch v4.0
« Reply #84 on: April 01, 2012, 03:04:55 PM »
Besides the Asparagus and Onions, none of your pictures are showing up as of now.

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Re: 2012: cohutt's weedpatch v4.0
« Reply #85 on: April 01, 2012, 05:03:37 PM »
Besides the Asparagus and Onions, none of your pictures are showing up as of now.

odd. will look into it.

edit:
 it appears that w-eedpatch has been substituted for g-arden across the entire board. Unfortunately a llot of my pictures carry g-arden in their links, so most broke. 

Hopefully it is just one of our admins messing with us and will be fixed soon. 
« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 05:17:44 PM by cohutt »

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #86 on: April 01, 2012, 05:20:19 PM »
Duh, oops.  Fixed it.

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #87 on: April 01, 2012, 05:27:19 PM »
Happy April 1 lol

Hey roswell, your little sprig of mint from 2 years ago seems to be doing ok now:






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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #88 on: April 02, 2012, 09:02:48 AM »
That is awesome.   :clap:

I guess you don't need anymore than. :rofl:

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Re: 2012: cohutt's garden v4.0
« Reply #89 on: April 02, 2012, 07:20:40 PM »
Ros,

I think i might even be able to spare a little; in a year or two the mint will square off against the encroaching catnip, should be interesting.


update:

The bog garden is waking up now





These things are among the coolest plants I have seen: fiddleheads rolling up and out into fern fronds