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Posted: 22 Oct 2010
Fall Progress
Posted: 20 Oct 2010
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Plans for Permanent Plants

Category: Garden Plans and New Ideas | Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:23 pm

Always fighting the crabgrass and other weeds in the Asparagus and Strawberries so this fall I am going to put down some black plastic, place cinder blocks around the edges and fill it with garden dirt and compost. I'll have to go 2 - 3 blocks high for the Asparagus but only one high for the Strawberries. Transplant them in their new beds. Hopefully this will make it easier and I think it will look nice also. Then I am going fill the holes in the blocks with soil and plant my onions and garlic in those. I can't wait to get started!

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Fall Progress

Category: October 2010 | Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:38 pm

Summer has come and gone. I am sad to see it go mostly because I freeze in the winter and I can't get outside. At the same time I am happy because it gives me a clean slate to try new things next spring. This year my garden started off so well! Plants were a healthy dark green and growing. I got my first picking and then no rain. Plants started looking sad, beans started to drop their flowers, and tomatoes got tough skins. Being on a well I was afraid to water to much as peoples wells were going dry. A little wasn't enough and the garden dried up. So my Fall clean up started a month early. Pulled up all the plants in the garden and piled them in a pile behind the tractor shed which is at the end of the garden. Husband hooked up the tiller and Son 'tilled' the garden. ;-) Then a storm came. Where was this rain when I really needed it! It is truly amazing how much "help" you get when tractors are involved! So I give it time to dry out, wait for my helpers (I wouldn't trade them for the world) to go back to work and school and tilled my garden. Planted crimson clover for a cover crop. We have gotten a good bit of rain so far this Fall. The clover is up and looking good!

Yesterday I planted 2 Crape Myrtles and mulched them good with straw. Used the rest of the straw on a few other trees. Raked up pine needles and put around the Sage and Basil. Collected seeds from the Basil and Boxwood Basil. Perfect timing on the trees as it is raining a good steady rain today!

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My first blog!

Category: setting up and figuring out | Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:59 pm

LOL, ok so Im really new to all this. I surf the net to get info usually on plants and gardening, thats how I found GardenStew, but I have never written a blog or anything. Usually out and about in the garden piddeling here or there. I spent all morning looking at others blogs trying to figure it all out. I think I got it now.

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