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  1. Manda_Rae

    Spiral Herb Garden

    I wanted to share how I built my Herb spiral Garden. I plan on building larger one that has a walking path. Step one plan your space accordingly. I used my Square foot garden template to measure it out. I mowed the garden as short as I could and then put Cardboard down Then I laid my first...
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    Fixing soil

    What can I do to make this area soil healthy to plant in for next year? I mostly have raised beds but I would like to start planting a few things in ground. What can I do this year to repair for next year. Besides buying a bag of dirt an throwing it on top.
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    Green with white flowers

    Does anyone recognize this plant. It's a bush I think I have 2 on my property. It eventually gets berries.
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    What to plant Small spot

    I wasn't quite sure where to put this. I want to put flowers or herbs in the Cinderblock holes. Any suggestions on what I can plant. I have marigolds in some. What else?
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    My Little Garden friend

    He or she always slithers away when I catch a glimpse. But I finally got a good picture!
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    Potatoes in a Bag

    So this is my first year trying to grow potatoes. I did a layer let them grow added more dirt and now they look like this should i add more dirt? I have a ton more potato seeds that were gifted to us and I want to get it right LOL
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    Apple tree

    We planted this Red delicious Apple tree in August 2020. This is the first year it blossomed. Is it a good sign for apples? Yes we have other Apple trees around.
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    My 2022 Garden Journey

    Well last year I had a mid size garden and this year we are expanding more. Each year we add more and expand more so not to overwhelm ourselves. We have had the chickens for 3 yrs and we are finally almost done expanding the coop and I've been considering doing a compost run like Justin Rhodes...
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    Fall Garlic

    My first year planting Garlic. I planted in in the fall in a raised bed with deep mulch. Is it okay to remove some of the mulch or should I wait a little longer. I'm in Zone 5 This is a picture from the Fall
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    Newish Hello!

    Well I'm kind of new but I joined back in 2011 and only posted once while i was living in Florida 🤣 I now live in Pennsylvania (again) on 1 acre 😁 We have been here for 3yrs and I'm slowly adding more and more to the property. Our goals are to be self sufficient for food for our family of 4. We...
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    Calla Lily Bulbs

    I'm fairly new to growing my own Calla Lilies. I love tham and used to just purchase them but I have a few bulbs that were given to me. They have already started to grow. Does anyone have advice on Potted Calla lilies? I rent so I don't want to plant them into the ground. I do have cactus dirt...