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What Did You Do In The Garden?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Garden' started by digitS', Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Jun 10, 2019
    ducks4you

    ducks4you Garden Master

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  2. Jun 10, 2019
    Ridgerunner

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    I think they hit my high points. Fencing would be a huge issue, both to keep the animals in and dogs and coyotes out. I have not had any experience with sheep, one of my worries with them would be that they would stampede and knock down a weak electric fence before they got shocked. Would you need a trained sheep dog to control them.

    Goats are notorious for escaping. I would not risk a billy, those are too dangerous around people. If a nanny is producing milk you need to milk her regularly. Th logistics of that might get messy.

    How would your insurance handle this?
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:29 AM
    Gardening with Rabbits

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    Turning the last of the dirt to finish planting. Kale, collard, cabbage, bok choy look really good. The peppers, tomatoes and my 2 cucumber plants are very pale from rain and cold nights. it is warming up now.
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:59 AM
    flowerbug

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    if you love animals and won't be too busy with other things it could be a fun
    enterprise, but i would not do it if i liked gardening and doing other things
    besides.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 12:02 PM
    seedcorn

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    Planted 2 blueberry plants. Big R had them discounted 25% and they were nice.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:19 PM
    ducks4you

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    All I did yesterday was mow the "inner Sanctum", the fenced in area in front of the barn. It's about the mow area of a 1/4 acre property (with the house), but VERY high. Most of the grass in there had gone to seed. I had to use my reciprocating saw on the burdock, BUT, when it's tall NOTHING will grow underneath it. Hope to poison all burdock "stumps" today before I leave for my vacation. Taking my camera, so I will be uploading some recent photos.
    Kinda berated DH for choosing now to go to CO, but it looks like we won't miss too much of my cherry harvest. We had to prebook, and the best times weren't available. If we go to the same place next year, it will be in July.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:20 PM
    digitS'

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    Oh! Summer Vacation Pictures! (What's a summer vacation? o_O)

    We need a special thread with relaxing pictures of exotic locations!

    Steve
     
  8. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:55 AM
    ducks4you

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  9. Jun 13, 2019 at 5:25 AM
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    Pulled out the overgrown greens and trimmed up a lemon balm that was 5 ft across and 3 ft high...put all of that into my coop. Smells great!

    Tilled that area up again, reseeded to chard, bok choi, radishes, lettuce, carrots and green onions. Removed the netting around the corn patch, as the garden ducks have been set free until more pests move into the garden...they seriously needed greens and started sampling from my peppers and broccoli in their desperation.

    Tied up a few maters, put down more hay in some areas, planted more beans here and there.

    Transplanted two apple trees to a new location..also a butterfly bush. Spread a thick layer of hay where I'll expand the garden this next fall to include these three young apple trees.

    Put deer netting around my favorite apple tree in hopes of getting to actually see the fruit ripen there before it is taken by squirrel and deer...have had these trees here for over 20 yrs and not a single apple from that tree gets to ripen. We don't even know what variety it is now, nor how it tastes.

    Harvested sugar snap peas, rhubarb and a softball sized turnip.

    My garden ducks....enjoying their new bed of hay.

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    Will be expanding the garden fence to include this area this fall, so letting the hay kill the grass and soften the soil before next spring. Getting a jump start on it. These are a few of the free round bales I brought home on Tues....14.5 bales total!!! I've got them scattered all over the land in preparation for rolling them out and letting them rot in sheets.
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    Deer harvesting our early transparent apples before they even ripen....

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    Our "mistake" duck, a Pekin they gave me, instead of an Indian Runner duckling. I'm glad, though, as she's so beautiful and perky that I'm enjoying her being here. Loud, though, compared to the IR ducks...can hear her all over the meadow.
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  10. Jun 13, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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    Got the last of the dirt turned and fence back up for tomatoes and planted 14 more tomatoes and weeded about half the garden.
     
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