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Old 07-12-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Tellico Plains TN
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I have wanted to try this for a long time but with the ancient established garden beds at the old WI farm did just fine.

SOoooo now we have finally realized our retirement dream of relocating to S.E.TN .

We have clay but it is not too bad and not the red stuff.


No previous garden site on this property so it will be a long haul to get things in order ON A BUDGET

The photo is where I am starting. I already have plans to expand next year but ya gotta start somewhere

I will take some pics of latest progress.

back soon , gotta go feed the hounds

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Old 07-14-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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Are you going to fence this in? I can see the deer, raccoons, etc feasting on your garden. That is a nice plot, good luck!
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Ya know......most of my corn grows vertically, not all mind ya, we did have one bodacious storm last night.
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Dang!!!!! that kinda looks like my yard!!! Did I ever mention how much I dislike mowing the yard???
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Tellico Plains TN
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Sorry to get back so late but life just hands ya stuff to deal with . Had a real scare with DH

I started building my T-Post supports from full dimension 4" x 4" x 8' fresh cut from the local sawmill. Dang things are really heavy compared to the planed and kil dried stuff from the regular lumber yards. .

So here we go
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Tellico Plains TN
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[/IMG]Started with a section of our hay field since the former owners did not garden .
( No gardening ? ? how could this be ? lol lol )

Still finding pieces of roots to remove but in the long run it will be worth not having to deal with weeds and grass popping up.

Landscape *snort* hahahahaha

just keep it mowed so it looks like it is really lawn



Standing at the same place where I shot the pic of the new garden plot
... turned to the left ...

This is the view from across the driveway one morning ..............

Nice to look at through the sweat dripping in my eyes lol

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Old 07-24-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Wow! What a setting, and the garden is nice too My wife is the gardener while I roam the hills (Ouachita Mountains), so for us, you have the best of both worlds.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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I missed your starting post. As I was looking at your pictures I felt like it was awfully familiar... then realized you probably live where I drive through on my to the Cherohala Skyway! The Tellico area is beautiful! I live a bit northeast of you.

I know exactly how hard the earth around here is and how deep those pasture and hayfield weeds run. Our "lawn" is at least green and mowed, which is all I can say about it. Your garden looks like it really is shaping up. I'm hoping all is well with your DH.

I discovered a real hidden gem of a nursery not far from you, in Vonore, if you are interested in planting native plants. I intend to go back in early September to begin round 2 of planting as the heat finally gets less. Let me know if you are interested and I can send you a link to the nursery website.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:07 AM
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Beautiful area to live in!

Your garden looks great!
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Old 07-25-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Tellico Plains TN
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I discovered a real hidden gem of a nursery not far from you, in Vonore, if you are interested in planting native plants. I intend to go back in early September to begin round 2 of planting as the heat finally gets less. Let me know if you are interested and I can send you a link to the nursery website.
Yeah boy..........

would I ever love to find some nursery supplies. Need some decent pro potting medium and some 3 gal nursery pots to start with.

Left so much behind and lost all my plants too boot .
Wisconsin Tropics pictures by scooterbug - Photobucket
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