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Old 01-24-2024, 08:19 AM
 
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Next week the temperatures will get into the upper 50's a week from having below zero temperatures. I will start rebuilding my raised garden that I tore down to make room for a propane tank.
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Old 01-25-2024, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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I think we have decided that this year will definately be a rest year for most of the garden. Get it tested, mix in a lot of compost and amendments, cover crop of peas and giver a rest.

My corn patch rested last year so I will plant corn, and I think we will do some peppers and a cabbage patch. I think a few container tomatoes for snacking and that's it for veggies. We'll keep the wildflower patch going for the bees and butterflies.

Time to recharge the rest. We have enough canned and frozen for the two us of for a long while.
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Old 01-26-2024, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I think we have decided that this year will definately be a rest year for most of the garden. Get it tested, mix in a lot of compost and amendments, cover crop of peas and giver a rest.
I did that in 2017 and I have to tell you, there were both positives and negatives. I mostly did it for myself but also for the soil.

Waking up in the summer not needing to attend to watering, weeding, pruning, dehydrating, ect actually felt nice... but then you start to miss harvesting stuff and the fresh taste of everything.

I think this year I'll be doing less myself. We'll see.

On that note...........


Too soon?

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Old 01-26-2024, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Doing a test to see which method works best and will continue to keep data on it into Spring

Starting Basil seeds with Jiffy Seed Starting Soil.

Cup #1: Will not get any fertilizer as it grows
Cup #2: Will get full dose of 4-12-4 fert after 1st true leaves and every 4 weeks
Cup #3: Will get 1/2 dose of 4-12-4 fert after 1st true leaves and every 2 weeks
Cup #4: No fert but potting up with MG potting soil 4 weeks after 1st true leaves

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Old 01-27-2024, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Centre Wellington, ON
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imo you should use high nitrogen fertilizer if you use any
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Old 01-27-2024, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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imo you should use high nitrogen fertilizer if you use any
Thanks. I feel like I should focused on roots in the beginning then nitrogen when they are older?
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Old 01-27-2024, 05:45 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I am very sparing with fertilizer (liquid) on basil, dunno why but it objects.
Never use fertilizer essentially on any basil.
I start basil from seed and grow a lot of it because we love pesto.
Grind up excess in summer and have it all winter long.
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Old 01-28-2024, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I am very sparing with fertilizer (liquid) on basil, dunno why but it objects.
Never use fertilizer essentially on any basil.
I start basil from seed and grow a lot of it because we love pesto.
Grind up excess in summer and have it all winter long.
That has been my thinking for years! I never did, this is a good test to see if there's any difference. Dont you find The soil needs some nutrition as it grows? Even the potting soil has some type of fert in it.
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Old 01-28-2024, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I was curious when I started my flower seeds last year. This is why I love having the threads. So easy to find and look back on like a Garden Diary. Not sure if I should do it again though.

Started them March 4th. I may start the Petunias mid February this time...

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I transplanted the 4Oclocks into cups
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Old 02-11-2024, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I was bored and it reached 60°F.... Tomorrow we're getting snow








Hooped Hinged Greenhouse on my raised bed done.



If you want to know the steps just watch this. It's where I got the idea and material from. Only difference is I used 1x2s to make it lighter. He used 2x4's. You can use 1x3s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef_TS19TRQg
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