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Old 04-09-2018, 01:05 PM   #71
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Bought 5 pears for the deer at the cabin planted about 15 pears in past couple years, kind of worried about the bears tearing them down. Got a bunch of real old apple trees there but they donít produce every year and bears screwed up a couple of the 5 yr old newer apple trees. The old apple trees are about 2í diameter. Have 150 blue berry coming in that I repot and resell to nurseries, patriot and blue crop mostly but they wonít be ready to sell till late June.
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^^^Glad I donít have to worry about bears. Tree tubes with cage wire works for everything around here.
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Last years pumpkin patch



Gonna do about 2 or 3 acres in pumpkins and gourds this year
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^That’s awesome! I don’t have the water for pumpkins + for some strange reason, the coyotes eat pumpkins.
Really beautiful crop Flashy.
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Black bear lives matter, hands up donít loot the pear trees

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^Thatís awesome! I donít have the water for pumpkins + for some strange reason, the coyotes eat pumpkins.
Really beautiful crop Flashy.
They like watermelons, and cantelopes too. I knew farmers in NM that planted them in belts around chile fields to keep them out of the chiles. (Yep, they like chiles as well.)
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They like watermelons, and cantelopes too. I knew farmers in NM that planted them in belts around chile fields to keep them out of the chiles. (Yep, they like chiles as well.)
Out here, I just figured it was the moisture. Yeah, they love melons.
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tnNSFzxgZys

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Just watched your video.

Son, I've been to 2 world's fairs and a cockfight and I ain't never seen nuthin' like that.

Kinda wondering why I spent all that money on a new Kubota tractor, disc attachment and bottom plow.

Coulda used my GMC truck...
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^ just noticed they were pennsyltuckians by the truck plate, I plow with a chisel plow mounted on skid steer I made a plate then I drive backwards.
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Doing some tilling for weed control on food plots with my contraption mount hitch to skid steer


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Great thread!

I'm trying to get my first garden going this year. I just tilled and framed in a little 10'x20' area I'm trying. My father has been doing a garden about that size at his house for 20 some odd years in the same neighborhood so I just followed what he does. I threw in my old leaves from last fall and I'll be getting some steer fertilizer most likely. We will see how it goes.
I'm just trying to figure out my irrigation system now. I already have a timer set up for my grass and I made the garden area it's own zone so I can water it on a timer. Just need to decide how I want my drip or soaker lines to run.
Wish me luck.
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Great thread!

I'm trying to get my first garden going this year. I just tilled and framed in a little 10'x20' area I'm trying. My father has been doing a garden about that size at his house for 20 some odd years in the same neighborhood so I just followed what he does. I threw in my old leaves from last fall and I'll be getting some steer fertilizer most likely. We will see how it goes.
I'm just trying to figure out my irrigation system now. I already have a timer set up for my grass and I made the garden area it's own zone so I can water it on a timer. Just need to decide how I want my drip or soaker lines to run.
Wish me luck.
Right on. Let me ďsuggestĒ that you plant perennials. Productive trees and shrubs are a really smart move.
I donít know if youíre familiar with permaculture, but if not, please take a look.
Whatever you do, growing quality food is smart and rewarding as Hell.
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Are you sure your in Florida or are you my youngest daughter skipping school today, she picked up about a hundred little ones I left in the field to sell out front of the house. Her spelling was similar to your pumpkin spelling
Awesome advertising technique people will stop thinking the punkins are a weird hybrid pumpkin! Very cool.
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Seen this thread is falling off the map, I’m way behind due to rain and late start season because of weather still have not got anything in the ground. Almost done with May now just plowed this to crack it open and let it dry out
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Kinda wishing I had started a month earlier. The rain we're getting lately makes me wonder if maybe I should've put in rice.

Only have 3 - 50' rows of Silver Queen corn, 10 - Beef Master tomatoes, 1/2 dozen green bells, some Yellow Straight Neck Squash and some assorted herbs.

I have a section ready to put in 75 Sweet Potato slips as soon as it's dry enough to run the tractor in it without sinking. First time trying them out.

Got all my seeds and seed starting apparatus ready for the Fall / Winter stuff.
Starts to feel like a part time job and cutting in to my shooting time...
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Just getting started here really, the snow has only been all gone 2-3 weeks and the soil is finally getting warm enough to plant stuff like corn and squash.

We've been harvesting asparagus for the last couple of weeks and it is about done. Onions, beets, carrots, lettuce and part of the cole crops (cabbage broccoli etc.) are in. The next few days will be hectic as getting it all in by the first week of June is the goal around here, may not quite make it, but close.

I've got several hundred tomato, pepper, tomatillo, and squash plants hardening up and about ready to go in.

In the meantime I have been ministering to pruning and tying up the grape vines and getting the hops of to a good start.
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I’m done until fall. Got around 50 more trees in.
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Planted some potatoes tonight about 25 and aboit 40 zucchini seeds and a few cilantro seeds, need to wait out the upcoming rain and finally get tomatoes in and plant around 50 cucumbers.

Pumpkins go in the ground in about another 2 weeks gonna do about 1.5 acres in pumpkins, but the farm stand I sold them to last year is now getting dozed over for a development. Maybe Iíll take them to auction or just try to sell them out front.
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Planted some potatoes tonight about 25 and aboit 40 zucchini seeds and a few cilantro seeds, need to wait out the upcoming rain and finally get tomatoes in and plant around 50 cucumbers.

Pumpkins go in the ground in about another 2 weeks gonna do about 1.5 acres in pumpkins, but the farm stand I sold them to last year is now getting dozed over for a development. Maybe Iíll take them to auction or just try to sell them out front.
Do you do the ďgiant pumpkinĒ thing thatís so popular?
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Do you do the ďgiant pumpkinĒ thing thatís so popular?
Nope but maybe I should.

I do know a real big greenhouse grower who use to buy the largest state fair and such pumpkins and then advertise it as an attraction to his business. Heís retired due to health and now well in his 80ís but the business still goes on under the people he handed it over to.
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I know you're probably well into your growing season but I figured I'd throw out some tips, others may have suggested them though by now. Look in to neem oil, orange oil, and diatomaceous earth. Also need to think about crop rotation and planting plants that will ward off pests.

As far as dealing with a lot of rain or saturated soil, mix in huge bags of perlite to airate and dry soil. I don't know how large your garden is but I mix several of these bags in with mine along with peat moss for my area. Air with moisture retention.

Also, keep your seeds in the freezer when you're not using them. It helps preserve them and it helps to germinate them. It tricks them into a natural cycle of winter to spring when you take them out.


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Cleaning and upgrading mushroom grow rooms.
Iím ďjust a gardener.Ē
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Mushroom grow houses are some of the nastiest places Iíve seen, the block buildings look like a settlement from the third world with the Mexicans working to go with it.
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^^^Keeping the molds and bacterias in check and the rooms clean is a lot of work. I only use wood and straw substrates, no compost, which obviously helps immensely.
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Itís on time to sow the pumpkins good soil temps are here, gonna do some sweet corn too. But I usually donít get any to eat from the deer and Iím worried about pollination since Iím putting in Indian corn too.
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Itís on time to sow the pumpkins good soil temps are here, gonna do some sweet corn too. But I usually donít get any to eat from the deer and Iím worried about pollination since Iím putting in Indian corn too.
Try using a radio tuned to overnight talk. Works for me in keeping the deer and the raccoons out.

My fight right now is with the local conspiracy of ravens. They have systematically attacked my sweetcorn planting and stripped most of the seed out of the ground and forced me to replant.

As far as the pollination, unless you plant Supersweet (Sh2) you shouldn't have a problem with cross pollination. Sugar Enhanced(SE) Normal Sugary(SU), Synergistic (SY) and Standard Sweet Corn generally do not require isolation.
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^^^ Do you use organic or conventional inputs?
Both but mostly conventional fert, the plots I grow on are a combination of organic compost I made years ago but I had to stop due to pressure from Boro and neighbors. I had over 400 cuyds of manure and wood chips composted and did it twice over 2 yrs until they wouldnít leave me alone and I had to give it up.
Now I primarily use bio solids on the areas I grow ornamental stuff which I plow in. I also use a slow release fert like osmocote and a typical 10-10-10 quick release.
I donít practice organic farming here since I primarily grow and propagate shrubs and flowers and use preemergents to control weeds in my soilless mix. Most plants I grow I re-wholesale to others who do retail, but itís more of a hobby and some secondary cash. To be certified organic requires a lot of paper work and I rent out some space to soy bean which are not organic they are planted no till and fields are sprayed with glysophate prior to planting, that pretty much excludes me from being organic.
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Try using a radio tuned to overnight talk. Works for me in keeping the deer and the raccoons out.

My fight right now is with the local conspiracy of ravens. They have systematically attacked my sweetcorn planting and stripped most of the seed out of the ground and forced me to replant.

As far as the pollination, unless you plant Supersweet (Sh2) you shouldn't have a problem with cross pollination. Sugar Enhanced(SE) Normal Sugary(SU), Synergistic (SY) and Standard Sweet Corn generally do not require isolation.
I live in a high population deer area, the game commission issues loads of doe permits and you can bait with permit but it doesn’t affect the population since most property is private and some people just refuse to allow hunting and are leftist tree hugging fags. There is easily a 1000 heavily wooded acres with in a 1/2 mile here and the deer really are not scared of people except during hunting season.
I’m separating the ornamental Indian corn about 500 yds away from my small sweet corn plot which will be about 4 rows about 100 plants total.

Another one today

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Both but mostly conventional fert, the plots I grow on are a combination of organic compost I made years ago but I had to stop due to pressure from Boro and neighbors. I had over 400 cuyds of manure and wood chips composted and did it twice over 2 yrs until they wouldnít leave me alone and I had to give it up.
Now I primarily use bio solids on the areas I grow ornamental stuff which I plow in. I also use a slow release fert like osmocote and a typical 10-10-10 quick release.
I donít practice organic farming here since I primarily grow and propagate shrubs and flowers and use preemergents to control weeds in my soilless mix. Most plants I grow I re-wholesale to others who do retail, but itís more of a hobby and some secondary cash. To be certified organic requires a lot of paper work and I rent out some space to soy bean which are not organic they are planted no till and fields are sprayed with glysophate prior to planting, that pretty much excludes me from being organic.
I use organic methods to make things (trees & shrubs) self sufficient through proper soil biology. I have to bust out the glyphosate once or twice a year though.
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Damn, some of you guys are way ahead of me... i'd be glad to just get some peas and carrots and a couple of small items in a garden, LOL.
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Damn, some of you guys are way ahead of me... i'd be glad to just get some peas and carrots and a couple of small items in a garden, LOL.
How is it going so far?
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