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Post  Countryprepper on 12/8/2012, 6:49 pm

This is the area I have to work with..So looking for ideas and pictures to help out in the planning stage.

Also looking for places to buy open-pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO seeds.
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Post  Lindacol on 12/8/2012, 9:26 pm



Also looking for places to buy open-pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO seeds.
Thanks,CountryPrepper

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds:
http://rareseeds.com/

I just got their new catalog and am marking it up to place an order soon.
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Post  camprn on 12/8/2012, 10:22 pm

@Countryprepper wrote:looking for places to buy open-pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO seeds.
Thanks,CountryPrepper

There's a sticky about that: Seed Companies

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Post  landarch on 12/12/2012, 10:13 am

It's always good to start planning around sun orienataion...where is north in your photo?
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Post  camprn on 12/12/2012, 4:14 pm

@landarch wrote:It's always good to start planning around sun orienataion...where is north in your photo?
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Post  happyfrog on 12/19/2012, 6:49 pm

awesome space you have available!
what i did when i moved my garden from one location to another is i took a bunch of wooden stakes and flags. during sunny days, during peak hours (and of course keep in mind winter sunlight angle is different than summer) is mark with flags wehre the sun hit the ground.

i did this for about 2 weeks til i had a nice perimeter marked out.

i noticed you have trees. i do too, which makes it more challenging to get an accurate 'sunny always' spot. but the method i described to you worked well for me.

i moved my boxes to the absolute center and northern most area i could in that marked perimeter. then added on to those boxes when spring/summer came to expand.

might be a way to get working in the garden even before you have lots of warm sunlight to grow in.

i had enough 'nice' days in the winter to move and mix up mel's mix.

ooh, something i did keep in mind was the width of my lawn mower - i put the boxes in such a way that my lawn mower still fit perfectly +18 inches so i didn't have to get creative with mowing around - my back yard is similar in style to yours - very large with lots of grass.


that reminds me - i mowed my yard as low to the ground as i could and i put the 'expensive' landscape fabric down (i didn't bother removing the grass). worked out well for me with that method. i have 20 boxes (4x4) in a straight line. only downside to that is i have to walk around to the north/south side, but i love it that way.

perhaps that gives you ideas. Smile

have a blast! i grow way moer than i need in those squares (and i put up for winter a LOT.)

cannot wait to see your pics as you build and grow!

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Post  Triciasgarden on 12/20/2012, 12:37 am

You have a beautiful yard Countryprepper! Those boxes are going to look great in your yard! I love pictures!
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