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Old 12-03-2017, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Since taking off from gardening in 2017, I've had the itch to start again. Obviously can't yet outside but figured I get this started early


Here are the previous threads.

My Garden Pics 2012

My Garden Pics 2013

My Garden Pics 2014

My Garden Pics 2015

My Garden Pics 2016




This past fall I built 2 small raised beds.. Got some incredible black gold from only composted leaves from a neighbor.







I plan on putting Spinach, Kale, & Lettuce in one and Garlic and Carrots in the other... Leaving the rest of the garden bed for other bigger crops I'll soon figure out what.







The Garlic is in ... Lets hope they don't sprout in December like last yr. lol With the cold pattern coming, I don't think they will.






Here's the other bed.. Goodnight till April. Not sure what I have planned yet. Cucumbers for sure here but I want to rotate a few things. Was nice to give the soil a rest this yr.






Last one for now... My volcano leaf pile. Should be fun to watch the progress of it over time and how it breaks down. I do add food scrap into the center of it.





Hope all you guys have a happy and wonderful garden in 2018!
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:35 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Getting those creative juices flowing early, eh Cam? Good on you! Looking forward to your series.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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Getting those creative juices flowing early, eh Cam? Good on you! Looking forward to your series.
Thanks! Yup. And all you guys with your garden posts in the garden forum kept me afloat in meantime.

I love winter and snow but I do look forward to spring at times..and hummingbirds now.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:17 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I don't veggie garden anymore, but I do like the hummers, and that is who some of my plantings are for, along with the many butterflies,and bees I now get.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:34 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Great pix Cambium. You and your projects are like a force of nature, an inspiration to us all.


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Old 12-05-2017, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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Cam, I must admit when I just saw the thread I was thinking "oh wow, finally pictures of the garden" completely ignoring the date or the fact that you had previously explained you took the year off, for the most part. Your garden and its' yield are only pipe dreams in my world. I live with the clay here and I am lucky I can get tomatoes. The clay here is the size of a Flintstone boulder.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Great pix Cambium. You and your projects are like a force of nature, an inspiration to us all.
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Cam, I must admit when I just saw the thread I was thinking "oh wow, finally pictures of the garden" completely ignoring the date or the fact that you had previously explained you took the year off, for the most part. Your garden and its' yield are only pipe dreams in my world. I live with the clay here and I am lucky I can get tomatoes. The clay here is the size of a Flintstone boulder.
Thanks and Thanks! I really do appreciate it, but my garden pales in comparison to some others in this forum. I feel like mine is boring and repetitive. Nice to look back on over the years though. Each year brings new challenges and situations.


Lots of love and the season didn't even start. Seeds get started indoors starting end of February
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Feb 11, 2018: Quick update:


Winter started off Frigid and Snowy then after January 5th the pattern changed. It became more normal with ups and down and lots of rain with very little snow. The ground froze & thawed several times.


Just measured the soil temp. Probe only went 2.5" down so its frozen below that. 35.7F at 2.5"







I'm about 3 weeks away from starting the hot Pepper seeds. 5 weeks away from starting Tomato and other seeds.


Doing a little maintenance and replacing bulbs with the wood stove going on for heat as usual.





This mornings look at one of the garden beds. Mud season in middle of winter. lol





Here was back in Mid January. What happens when the ground is frozen with half foot snowpack and then we get heavy rains? #Flooding


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Old 02-13-2018, 10:11 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I wish I could get a wood stove put in my house . those things are awesome .
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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What a tease. May like temps today I feel like I should be transplanting something.


70 outside so I got a big itch.


Just bought this.. getting ready to start seeds soon.





The warm air and sun is warming up the soil nicely but since I been keeping track I noticed it fluctuates night and day so it wont stay this warm for more than couple hours.. Soil temp drops to 30s/40s at night. Kinda surprised at the fluctuation actually.

57 at 4.5" deep

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