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Post  Mr. Green Jeans on Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:02 pm

Hello all,

I'm new to the forum, just wanted to say hi. Looking forward to all the great info from everyone. Looking at the last of my tomatoes out on the vines here in Connecticut. Fall lettuce & spinach growing nicely. Frost will be here before long, but we've probably got a least another month for the cold weather stuff. Ordered my organic winter rye seeds recently to overwinter the garden.

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Post  Kelejan on Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:14 pm

glad you\'re here Mr. Green Jeans to our friendly forum.
What kind of gardening do you do right now? Square or row?
People here are so helpful and I have learned much that I did not know before. happy hi
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Post  gregrenee88 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:12 pm

Hello Mr. Green Jeans and welcome!
Since you live in CT you are in the New England region. There you will find information particular to your region. You can find others who live in that region by going to the "home" tab and scrolling down. You can also check out the "search" area for any questions you may have too. If you have any pics to share sometime, you can post them also.
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Post  quiltbea on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:23 pm

Welcome Mr GreenJeans. I love the photo since he was a favorite of mine on early TV when I was a kid.

I sowed winter rye over my beds one year. The following year I had a difficult time getting rid of it before planting since it took off and grew abundantly when spring arrived. I hope you got the kind that is killed back by excessive cold and then you won't have to fight the greenery yet the dead roots will replenish your soil with great organisms and health.

This is a great form, one of the best. I'm sure you'll find very helpful answers here. Don't forget pics. We love pics.
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Post  Mamachibi on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:53 pm

I was gonna say...quiltbea and I are old enough to recognize Mr. Green Jeans (where's Bunny Rabbit?) but I'm not sure many more will!

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Post  bnoles on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:58 pm

Welcome to the greatest forum around! Your handle sure does bring back memories and tells my age

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Post  Mr. Green Jeans on Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:42 pm

@quiltbea wrote:I sowed winter rye over my beds one year. The following year I had a difficult time getting rid of it before planting since it took off and grew abundantly when spring arrived. I hope you got the kind that is killed back by excessive cold and then you won't have to fight the greenery yet the dead roots will replenish your soil with great organisms and health..

Hi Quiltbea, I'm taking a class right now in organic gardening at our local community college, and the instructor (who grows organic vegan) was urging me to do this. My next class is tonight & I'll definitely ask him about that! Thanks for the heads up!

@ Kelejan - I more or less am doing SFG, but am looking forward to learning more about it & getting better @ it.

@ to all - Yeah, Captain Kangaroo! I guess we all know how old we all are here, LOL. How about Mr. Moose? BTW, do you all know that the good Captain (Bob Keeshan) was the original "Clarabelle The Clown" on the "Howdy Doody" show? A bit before my time, as I was only 2 years old when that show ended!

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Post  CindiLou on Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:53 pm

Watched Captain Kangaroo all the time! Howdy Doody was a little before my time lol..Favorite? The Magic Window!

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Post  quiltbea on Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:29 pm

MrGreenJeans......I don't double-dig or deep dig into my beds because there's less chance of bringing weed seeds to the top to germinate. Instead I rake compost into the top 2-3" of soil.
So when I sowed that winter rye, I was glad to only have done 3 beds as an experiment.

In this photo taken 4-12-11, the bed seen at the top with the green grass growing in it, was sowed with winter rye in fall 2010. That grass had lots of tangled roots and I had a difficult time getting it all dug out enough by hand so I could plant my crops. That's why I suggest getting the rye grass that's an annual and dies back during the cold winter months. Leaving in the dead roots is what adds nitrogen to your soil.
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