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  1. SprigOfTheLivingDead

    Sprig's Summer Gardening

    So I made a tough but ultimately necessary and worthwhile decision: I'm selling my grow tent and all the trimmings with it. I haven't really used it this winter or last, so it's taking up a ton of space and I could really utilize that for something better. What would be better? Why nothing...
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    Sprig's Summer Gardening

    Sikkim, or as my kids call them "dinosaur eggs"
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    Sprig's Summer Gardening

    Sooo.... it's been a horrid drought this year where I am so I essentially gave my garden up for dead since I don't have the time to tend to it along with everything else that I'm trying to keep alive. However, we got some good rain the past two weeks and on a whim I checked the garden for...
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    What are You Eating from the Garden?

    I *deep sigh* decided to give up the Bananas and gifted them all to some locals :) Grrrr and all the bunnies ate my scotch bonnet plants this summer so I have to grow this winter so I can get my scotchy fix :)
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    For me it's bunnies in my raised beds.
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    I was thinking about those too.
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    And now all my jalapenos and scotch bonnets are gone :(
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    *grumble grumble* Something bit off two of my scotch bonnet plants and nearly the soil level. So I guess "what I did" was stared at that a little in annoyance *grumble*
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    I planted the last of my started plants and trees yesterday and today. Whew! Yesterday was a handful of northern catalpas and today was a handful of 4"x4" starts of Yellow Wonder strawberries into our strawberry bed :). The bed has 50 Ozarks, inspired by this thread, and then the rest will be...
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    Help Save My Apple Tree

    So.... is this a variety that's true to seed? Some types of apples are and if this is then "yay!" but otherwise you might be doing all this for a very large roll of dice for what you might get as an end product. What you have going looks good. let it go over summer in that in some partial...
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    Sprig's Summer Gardening

    Had the kids help me build two new beds this year. I helped them with the first one but the second one they put together all by themselves :). I'm really proud of them. I of course had to fill them in ;) but I'm happy all the same. I then sunk some t-posts down and used a bunch of...
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    Want to learn a lot..

    Welcome to the crew. Ask your questions :)
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    Earthquake front or rear tine tiller?

    So it's funny that I started this whole discussion with the Earthquake Tiller and then went with a brand I had never really thought of before, but here I am with a brand new DR PRO XLDRT So back in Feb I made the decision to go with this DR tiller for a few reasons. A lot of the big...
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    Broken Shovel Alert!

    I think if this had lasted longer I wouldn't have hit them up, but not even lasting a year is what made me frown. A D-handle on a long handled shovel is really odd.
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    Broken Shovel Alert!

    It lasted a year, is sharp, digs well, etc.... but if you put it under enough pressure this will happen. I'm not a metallurgist (I had to look that up) so I can't say what went wrong or what could have been more right, but for the price it's a good enough tool. Much like you can buy a Fiskars...
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    Broken Shovel Alert!

    We call that a "crescent cut". Helps for cutting roots of burdock when we're going after the massive plants. I'm not saying @ducks4you hit the nail on the head, buuuuutttttt...... On a related note to all this talk I busted my soil knife about a month ago. I had another one that my wife...
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    Am I insane to buy this land?!

    That's a good point on the creek. If the property was significantly bigger you might do it without anyone being wise to it, but 7.5 acres is not as big as it sounds, especially if you're going to split it up for you and a rental. I live on just under 10 acres and I would love it if it was 70...
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    Question about my trees

    I hate that transition time. Don't want the temps to hurt he precious leaves. Don't want the real sunlight to burn the leaves. Don't want the wind to damage their fragile bodies. I think where you are you're in a good temp spot, but this is why nobody puts things outside until the second...
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    Am I insane to buy this land?!

    My immediate thought is to do the homework on well drilling for that second house you're thinking about. That may blow up in your face if they won't allow a well to be drilled because they aren't handing out new water rights in that area. I don't know if that's a thing where you are but I read...
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