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Old 02-21-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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debey do you do that with just tomatoes or any plants?

I am hoping my blue lake green beans do better this year the past 2 years haven't been up to par. It has been awhile since we dumped some horse manure on the garden maybe it is time again.
Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, is what I remember my Dad using them on.
Also, at the beginning of a seeded row, he would bury a piece of the tube, & plant 2 or 3 seeds in it, for seedling ID in the rest of the row.....
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, is what I remember my Dad using them on.
Also, at the beginning of a seeded row, he would bury a piece of the tube, & plant 2 or 3 seeds in it, for seedling ID in the rest of the row.....
Next garden I have I will map out on the puter the way I want it and watch someone else plant it that way....If I ever get back to the land of real dirt...
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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Good to see you here Nomad! I think there is an amount of folks interested in veggie gardening but when they come to the garden thread they don't see any threads. Seldom do folks use the search feature then when somebody does it gets mentioned that "this is an old thread".

Maybe if enough of us keep coming to this thread it will stay on the first page and we get to share info.

I know what you mean about the bending but we still put out our garden to can up the bounty. Not only saving money but our food tastes so much better.

Thanks debey for your explanation.

We make the tubes out of newspaper in the past for little seedling starter pots.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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I am very serious about starting an asparagus patch, from crowns. I think I need one more summer, to get the location ready, tho......
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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I am very serious about starting an asparagus patch, from crowns. I think I need one more summer, to get the location ready, tho......
I always wanted to use a back hoe and make the trench a bucket wide about 3 feet deep...Bottom 30 inches of pure manure from a barn where it has not been rained on...cover with enough dirt to put the 2 year old crowns on and cover...I think the manure may have to settle some before hand so the crowns don't sink down to deep....they may do best on a slightly raised bed if the soil is of a clay type like I had in MO...I had really good asparagus there...
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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I have a friend. who has 4 rows, 250' long. He has a 3pt trench attachment......we used it, to plant crowns, in that patch, & fillled in the trenches as the plants grew...........
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:07 PM
 
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I have a friend. who has 4 rows, 250' long. He has a 3pt trench attachment......we used it, to plant crowns, in that patch, & fillled in the trenches as the plants grew...........
Sounds like a plan...I only had a troybuilt tiller to make my trench with...only a foot deep...
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:59 PM
 
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Woo hoo thanks mods! We are a sticky folks!!!
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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I hope so...I didn't see the sticky logo on the thread yet though?
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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Martha S recently had a show on - it is the calcium from the egg shells that helps tomatoes and other plants.
"There are three primary causes for tomato blossom end rot; inconsistent watering, calcium deficiency, or abundance of nitrogen in your soil."

Preventing tomato blossom end rot | The Cheap Vegetable Gardener

I heard that on "You Bet Your Garden on NPR a while back.
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