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Baymule's 2018 Garden

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by baymule, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Dec 16, 2017
    baymule

    baymule Garden Master

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    We've worked in the garden this week, getting an early start for the 2018 garden. We finished a PVC coop and put it in the garden. We transferred some EE pullets and a rooster. We'll be letting them range in the garden this winter.

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    We weeded the collards, lavished some sheep manure love on them and mulched with wood chip compost. We put up a green mesh fence to keep the chickens out and sprinkled Azomite rock dust on them for the trace minerals.

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    We pulled up frost killed tomatoes.

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    I dug out the sheep shed/lot and pulled my wagon to the garden.

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    I dumped load after load in the tomato trellis. We dusted it with Azomite. In the top picture, next to the chicken coop, is a stack of pumpkin boxes. We will lay them out in the tomato trellis and cover with wood chip mulch.

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  2. Dec 16, 2017
    majorcatfish

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    always love seeing how our northern mexico members are doing.....:thumbsup

    by the way where thats brick i sent?
     
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    baymule

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    That brick has the honored spot at the base of the power pole closest to the house. That is my Lucky Brick. It keeps the power from going off during storms. :thumbsup I sprinkled it with juju dust at midnight, on a full moon, barefooted, wearing camo coveralls with my underwear inside out, and it keeps tornados away. :lol:
     
  4. Dec 16, 2017
    Nyboy

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    Bay your Juju should include some burning sage
     
  5. Dec 17, 2017
    baymule

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    My juju dust is the ashes from burnt sage mixed with black pepper. Theory; the tornado gets a snort of black pepper, sneezes and blows itself away. The sage camouflages the pepper, fooling the tornado. Must work, haven't had a tornado here. :thumbsup
     
  6. Dec 19, 2017
    RUNuts

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    Your tomato trellis in interesting. I like it. Looks tornado proof.

    I've been debating on digging post holes for wooden posts or springing for the t-posts. I don't like digging post holes in the gumbo. Wet gumbo sticks. Dry gumbo is solid. I keep hoping to find just the right time...

    Better start pricing t-posts.
     
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  7. Dec 19, 2017
    thistlebloom

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    Around here you can frequently find good deals on used t-posts on Craigslist.
     
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    baymule

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    It is the rainy season for you, the ground is soft. Get T-posts and a driver, slam them in place. (for those who don't know, RUNuts has 2 seasons, WET and DRY) :lol: Why on earth would you want to dig a post hole? :th

    My tomato trellis is awesome, idea came from @Ridgerunner. It is cow panels and T-posts, easy and simple. I ran a double row.
     
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    RUNuts

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    What is a good deal on t posts?
    Why a driver? I feel like I need one after digging post holes. My arms get flimsy & wonky. Maybe a nice cold screwdriver in the shade. Then I really would need a driver.
    Lol
    T post driver - any style you prefer? Looks like work.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    T-posts are best driven with a driver. Any other way is work.
    upload_2017-12-18_19-48-58.jpeg This is the type I use.

    What I consider a good deal on t-posts is $2 apiece for straight ones. You'll want to get tall ones I suppose, like 6'? I would be willing to pay a little more for that height.
    Of course every area is different in regard to what people expect to get from their used stuff, so just start looking to get an idea what the usual asking price is and compare it to new prices. Then you'll know a good deal when it comes up.
     
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