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Old 10-25-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I have a third acre, which is not much, but I am surprised at how much can be grown on just this amount of land.
I have two not-very-big garden areas and I was amazed at how much produce came from it this year. I got a truck load of cow poop last spring, spread it thickly over both areas, tilled it well and this year I had the best crop ever. I also had the ground covered in black plastic to keep out weeds and keep in moisture. My pantry and freezer are filled with harvested goodies.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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My pantry and freezer are filled with harvested goodies.
That's the bonus after eating fresh all summer of gardening. Love it!
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: S.E. US
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I just checked on my cool-weather veggies that were planted end of September. They are all growing nicely. We'll have cabbage, lettuce and various herbs.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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Since the veggie threads get buried quickly in the garden forum thought I would see if we can keep this thread active. Asked if we could have a sub forum but I was told there wasn't enough interest yet in veggie gardening to do it. Maybe we can get a nice mod to make this a sticky until it grows perhaps????

I have started saving rinsed out egg shells to crumble around our tomato plants anybody else do this?
Hi Jason, yes I use egg shells too.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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I just add them to the compost.
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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I just add them to the compost.
I do that as well but seems to really help the tomatoes when put directly in when planted. Helps with cutworms too.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Thanks you guys for the eggshell tip.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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We planted potatoes for the first time last year. I didn't understand about yields, and the area was a bit rocky which isn't good. Planted 4 rows, 80' long.

Holy cow! Thank god for the rocks, or else I would have been swamped in potatoes. We ate them 3x a day, I tested various soup recipes for freezing (found some good ones). I made them into hash browns and froze them. I put some in my pantry in the basement, and they lasted until Dec/Jan (probably need to try longer keepers, but I did have potatoes without buying them from harvest in Sept until Dec/Jan, which was cool!).

I'd always had a smaller garden area (20 x 30), and this was a new bigger area we've been adding amendments to for a bit, trying to ready it - we just jumped the gun with the potatoes, kind of what the heck, let's see what happens. I was shocked at the yields.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:07 AM
 
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sugarsugar you can process them in a canner to perserve also dehydrate them. They need to be really dry, like laid out on screens, in order to last all winter. You had a bumper crop good for you!

You're welcome for the tip that is what this thread is for sharing.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:14 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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I do that as well but seems to really help the tomatoes when put directly in when planted. Helps with cutworms too.
My problem is that I don't really have enough eggshells to side dress. My silly Dr. thinks that I used to eat too many and tells me I can't have real eggs anymore. Something about my cholesterol.
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