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Re: What I learned this year...

Post  Kelejan on 4/11/2012, 10:30 pm

Today I learned that I should have cleaned the trellis of all the vines from my runner beans before I packed up for the winter.

Then they were soft and pliable. Now they are hard and unyielding and my fingers are getting sore and I am only half-way through. Sad
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Re: What I learned this year...

Post  brenda g on 4/12/2012, 11:40 am

41. Not to plant every seed in the packet! (okay, to be fair this was before I discovered SFG and thought only half of the seeds would even germinate - I now have fifty tomato plants - but happy friends relatives!)

42. I learned that a warm, cozy compost breeds not only beneficial organisms but also is a fabulous (yet unfortunate) place for rodents to nest their babies.... gardening is not for the squeamish!!! affraid
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Post  givvmistamps on 4/12/2012, 11:45 am

@brenda g wrote:

42. I learned that a warm, cozy compost breeds not only beneficial organisms but also is a fabulous (yet unfortunate) place for rodents to nest their babies.... gardening is not for the squeamish!!! affraid

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Post  tomperrin on 4/12/2012, 12:03 pm

@brenda g wrote:

42. I learned that a warm, cozy compost breeds not only beneficial organisms but also is a fabulous (yet unfortunate) place for rodents to nest their babies.... gardening is not for the squeamish!!! affraid

43. Keep your compost pile wet. Leaves take a long time to absorb water. And it's better if they are mulched with the lawn mower before going on the pile.

44. Shop year around for garden supplies, watch the sales and mark downs, and buy in bulk if you can.

45. Write down what you planted, when and where on a popsicle stick or tongue depressor and put the stick in the square as soon as you plant.

Thanks for all the great suggestions and reminders. This is a wonderful thread.

Tom
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Re: What I learned this year...

Post  H_TX_2 on 4/12/2012, 12:16 pm

46. B.T. is a wonderful wonderful thing. With B.T. and a pair of chopsticks I am able to keep the caterpillar population to a minimum.

47. Putting your soaker hose in the garden before you plant the seedlings will save lots of time and possible damage to the small plants. (I am hoping to set up a drip irrigation system for my boxes when I have the time.)
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Re: What I learned this year...

Post  Kelejan on 4/12/2012, 12:53 pm

@Kelejan wrote:Today I learned that I should have cleaned the trellis of all the vines from my runner beans before I packed up for the winter.

Then they were soft and pliable. Now they are hard and unyielding and my fingers are getting sore and I am only half-way through. Sad

In addition, I should have cleared the vines before I cleared the squares and re-composted. It was a job to clean up afterwards. This morning I cleared the vines on the second trellis before clearing the square for re-planting so I can cleanup before re-composting. It will be so much easier.Very Happy
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