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#21 Marsha Cassada

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 05:26 PM

[quote name="Marsha Cassada" post="1622759" timestamp="1502315717"]Sorry.  The giant sunflower is tin.  It goes in the garden every year.  I helped judge at a Fair last week and there were two giant sunflowers entered.  Also saw a field of sunflowers near us for the first time.  I wonder how they are harvested?[/quote

Bummer about that sunflower lol, it looks like the real deal in the picture. I wonder if the field by you is grown for seeds or for flowers? Either way, what a happy crop to grow.

Grown for seeds.  Farmers are trying all sorts of crops because the price of wheat is so low.  Canola and sesame are two fairly new crops around here.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:16 AM

The new crop of cleomes are looking pretty now.  We saw 4 young raccoons drinking in the little water garden last night.  I'd love to put fish in it, but they never last long.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:29 PM

Hows your veggie Gardens going ? have they finished for the year ? 


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:46 PM

Hows your veggie Gardens going ? have they finished for the year ? 

We are covered up with apples, and the yard-long green beans are doing well still.  Peppers and okra still coming on.  As soon as things finish, I am planning some serious work in the tires--soil amendment, compost, moving strawberries, new drip hoses...

Do you have your garden going, or is it still a little too early?  I need to put in some more lettuce and kale, but I might skip it this fall as I want to do the soil work in the tires.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:58 PM

Sounds like its still producing lots of goodies for you.

 

Its a little early here to put anything in , though ive made a start with soil prep. I have had the rotary hoe out and in the garden beds turning over the soil. Ill order some Cow and chicken manure in the next couple of weeks and hopefully ( not holding my breath) the weather starts to warm up. Id like to have everything planted mid- late Oct. I find if I plant earlier , I'm not as successful due to the remaining frosts and usually have to replace a lot of the seedlings.

 

I am very much looking forward to it this year. I am going to enclose one of the beds so I can plant things usually eaten by the ducks and rabbits ( lettuces, Bok choy, etc)

 

Ill post some pics when its up and running :)


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:15 PM

Ill order some Cow and chicken manure in the next couple of weeks and hopefully ( not holding my breath) the weather starts to warm up.


Shouldn't you be using your own pony poos to fertilize?
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:51 PM

I tried that a few years back, but because my horses are on grass , the grass seeds from the poo grew better than what the veggies. It was the biggest battle. 

 

I think you can make it into a liquid fertilizer but I think it needs to sit for a certain period of time. ?


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:33 PM

I compost my horse and chicken manure.  By the time it is turned a couple of times and turns into dirt, it does have weeds left in it, but I have found  that to be a hazard with any fresh manure I bought in the past.  The bagged compost that's been cooked is the only way to avoid that, I think. 



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:18 AM

I had a few chinese lanterns ripen this year.  Usually I don't get any.  I mixed them with some lighted silk ones for an autumn window sill display.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:11 AM

I love love love that display!  Fall/halloween decor is my favorite. 


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