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Lickbranchfarm's 2018 Garden thread

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by Lickbranchfarm, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Mar 4, 2018
    Lickbranchfarm

    Lickbranchfarm Deeply Rooted

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    Yep I checked it yesterday and the ground was still good and damp, but this wind will certainly dry it up quick. I'm going to give them a good drink this evening when I get home.
     
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    majorcatfish

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    just think next year your going to have fresh asparagus for dinner..... shouldn't be to long for here till they start sprouting.....

    how are all your gardens doing?
     
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  3. Mar 5, 2018
    Lickbranchfarm

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    Its been to wet to do anything lately, did run the disk through the corn field again yesterday. Still picking up rocks and sticks, this land was one big cut-over when I bought it, 3 years ago all this was tree's and stumps. I'm starting my tomatoes and peppers this week, a lot going on here lately, trying to get a power line ran into this farm, get a barn built, its been one big head ache.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2018
    Lickbranchfarm

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    Man what a week....FINALLY got around to starting my tomatoes', Bell peppers, Jalapenos, Kale, Banana peppers, Broccoli, an beets. Guess what, Kales already poking through @ the 5 day mark.

    Got home from work Thursday, new transformers installed at the farm, hopefully the over head crew will get the pole up and then I'll be starting my 30'x30'x10' building. I'd love to have that done before I start putting things In the ground.

    Tomatoes' (Cherokee purple, Cherokee green, brandy wine, better boy, Husky cherry red)
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    Bell peppers, banana peppers, Kale, beets, Jalapenos, broccoli
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    Kale poking through....
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    My new transformer, been waiting since before new years for this.
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  5. Mar 12, 2018
    Rhodie Ranch

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    Do you dip your used trays in bleach water before using to lessen the chance of damping off? My trays haven't been used for over two years, just sitting in a garage, so wondering if I need to do that with them.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2018
    Lickbranchfarm

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    @murphysranch these trays were new.

    A lot of the tomatoes' are up, put the lights on them today. Kale is growing crazy fast. This is Vates, I planted some red Russian in another tray, hopefully it will do the same.

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  7. Mar 17, 2018
    Lickbranchfarm

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    Update:

    All but 4 tomato seeds I planted sprouted. I re-planted those 4. Red Russian Kale is up along with some broccoli, and beets.

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    Beets poking through....
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  8. Mar 21, 2018
    Lickbranchfarm

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    Too wet around here to do anything In the big garden. I was poking around in the asparagus bed, pulling a few weeds that had popped up, and WHAT, a few spears are starting to show up. I was waiting to see this so I could put a little more top soil in this bed, and then mulch it. Question, I plan to use a flat soaker hose in this bed, would it be better to lay the hose then mulch over it, or lay it on top of the mulch.

    Also, Beets are taking off, banana peppers are up, Bell peppers are trying, but they are sloooow. Tomato's are putting on their 3rd and 4th leaves. If the weather will ever get right around here they should be ready to go In the ground in a couple of weeks.

    Broke the Tiller out, haven't used it in a couple years but the way I'm planting my tomato's and peppers this year, I wont be able to get the tractor In and around them so I pulled it out the barn, does anybody else hate ethanol gas? Spent the better part of the evening cleaning the carb, put some good gas in it with a shot of Sea Foam, she purrs like a kitten.

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    MY GARDENING BUDDY!
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  9. Mar 21, 2018
    majorcatfish

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    Time to put about 6” of soil as for water personally I just hand water them thoroughly deep you might throw some 10-10-10 in not much or you might burn those tender roots..... looking good
     
  10. Mar 21, 2018
    ninnymary

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    Definitely put your hose down first and then mulch. You want to water your soil not necessarily the mulch.

    Mary
     
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