Baymule’s 2020 Garden

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Hey Bay, have you tried using that heavy duty black plastic or maybe that black rubber stuff that is used at nursery's? You would probably have to put a water line of some kind in since not enough rain would get through.
 

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Hey Bay, have you tried using that heavy duty black plastic or maybe that black rubber stuff that is used at nursery's? You would probably have to put a water line of some kind in since not enough rain would get through.
I'm afraid the black plastic would cook the vegetable plants.
 

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What are you feeding the beet skins to? Most of your critters would probably enjoy them. I remember the first time I fed the cooked beet skins to the chickens. The next morning I thought they were pooping pure blood before I remembered they'd eaten beet skins.
we just scrub them and cook the skins with the beets. the only parts we discard would be those areas that are thick, rough or damaged by bugs/critters (or us, but i guess we could qualify as a critter too :) ) and the bits of the top and bottom that we cut off.
 

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What are you feeding the beet skins to? Most of your critters would probably enjoy them. I remember the first time I fed the cooked beet skins to the chickens. The next morning I thought they were pooping pure blood before I remembered they'd eaten beet skins.
 

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I leave 2-3 inches of leaf stem and don’t cut the root. I boil the beets until done, then cut off tops and roots, then rub the skins off.

Just came in. Hot. I raked out the pea patch and planted top crop purple hull peas. The water sprinkler is going now. I pulled a wagon load of dark green leafy crab grass and gave to the sheep.
 

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