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Chronicles of a Noob Garden and Gardener

Discussion in 'About Me & My Garden' started by Ben E Lou, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Jan 7, 2019
    Ben E Lou

    Ben E Lou Garden Ornament

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    Red russian raggedjack. I also have some red ursa and some red russian heirloom. (Yeah, I have too much kale seed.)
     
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  2. Jan 8, 2019
    flowerbug

    flowerbug Garden Addicted

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    if you do get them and plan on using them in the garden give them some freshly disturbed soil to make a start in and deep enough that they can get down below freezing right away. they normally have very deep burrows they construct as they grow larger. when you see a crawler outside its burrow it is in trouble... normally they don't do that unless they're mating or flooded out. :)

    in the following picture you see worm cocoons, the bigger brown one is the only one i found from the night crawlers before i let them go outside... :) my babies!


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  3. Jan 9, 2019
    Ben E Lou

    Ben E Lou Garden Ornament

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    Just got back from my first class of the year from the Extension Service: "Planning the 3-Season Vegetable Garden."

    Per the class description...."Vegetable gardening is especially rewarding in the Piedmont because we can grow food at least 10 months of the year! The key is good planning and succession planting. January is the perfect time to start getting ready; let’s talk about the simple ways to get the most out of your personal planting space.”

    The class was excellent, and a few things that I heard will alter the garden plans. I'm glad I attended. Some of it was repetition from other information I'd already heard, but there were definitely some good nuggets, and it was worth my time.

    https://www.facebook.com/guilfordextension/posts/2052138908155345
     
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  4. Jan 9, 2019
    baymule

    baymule Garden Master

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    I have one of those little greenhouses too. I put a board across the back shelves to give me more room.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:26 AM
    Ben E Lou

    Ben E Lou Garden Ornament

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    Feeling extremely pleased with it this morning!

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  6. Jan 12, 2019 at 12:53 PM
    baymule

    baymule Garden Master

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    I found a picture of mine last year. I put boards across the back, then had to cut spacers for the other shelves so they would all be the same height.

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  7. Jan 12, 2019 at 1:35 PM
    majorcatfish

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    heres the winter weather forecast this weekend......little to no snow but they are saying .1-.2" of ice.
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  8. Jan 12, 2019 at 10:14 PM
    Ben E Lou

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    Yup, and before the storm comes in, I got a fair bit done today:
    • Went to the county landfill and got 1900 pounds of compost to put in the flower garden.
    • Put stakes in the ground and ran strings to mark walkways vs. growing areas and also to define where the drip lines need to go.
    • Began laying cardboard on walkways for weed control.
    • ...and the kale seedlings seem to be doing well.
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  9. Jan 12, 2019 at 11:04 PM
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  10. Jan 12, 2019 at 11:49 PM
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    STOP keeping track of what you spend.
     
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