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    12 May 2012 Planting Fruit Trees. 12 May 2012 Planting Fruit Trees. Four fruit trees were purchased in large containers for $49.00 each. The four chosen were; two Semi Dwarf flavor Top Nectarine designated for Zone 6, and two Semi Dwarf Green Gauger Plum designated for Zone 4. My Zone is 5,so...
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    11 May 2012 Planting Haskap (Honeyberry) bushes. 11 May 2012 Planting Haskap (Honeyberry) bushes. Three of my Haskap (aka Haskap (Honeyberry, Blue Honeysuckle – Lonicera caerulea L.) bushes were planted in the garden. Four more are on order. The three planted were two Borealis, and one Indigo...
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    I usually plant my veggies in soil bags or containers. This year is the first time I am doing some raised beds. My question is when I plant the plant, do I cover it with mulch? When I look at some pics it looks like there is a layer of mulch applied. Thank you!
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    16 April 2012 Peas 16 April Peas A 24 foot row of peas was planted, 8 feet of Edible Pod and 16 foot row of Lincoln Homesteader. Trellis is three eight foot reinforcing concrete mesh using 6 foot fence posts and plastic ties. The peas were planted at three inch intervals at a depth of two...
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    16 April 2012 Planting Carrots 16 April 2012 Planting Carrots. A 25 foot row of carrot seed was planted. Method is to mark the row, rototill, flatten surface, place seeds along row three across insuring no seeds touch,(if seeds touch the stalks will be intertwined) water, place supports and...
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    15 February 2012 Planting Luffa Seeds. 15 February 2012 Planting Luffa Seeds Four plants are required to meet my purposes. Four containers of three seeds each were planted. Luffa plants grow slowly and require about six months to produce fruit.My Zone 5 is marginal, but usually get a reasonable...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    13 February 2012 Tomato Seed Planting 13 February 2012 Tomato Seed Planting Tomato seeds planted for placing outdoors about 24 May 2012. Pots are plastic cups with holes burned in the sides to make a small water reservoir and to supply drainage.A coffee filter was placed in each pot to prevent...
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    Now I have almost 100% germination. 11 April 2011 Planting Carrot Seed 11 April 2011 Planting Carrot Seed Carrot seed is small and if temperature is above 27 C the seed fails to germinate. I mark the row with 4 inch board and carefully lay the seed about two inches apart on the board pattern. A...
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    i have a huge picture window that with a stand high enough so the sun shines on the plants would work wonderfully for the plants to get enough sun....do you think it's possible to grow some cherry tomatoes inside or will the plants get yucky and attract fruit flies etc....and how big would the...
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    9 February 2011 Planting Tomato Seeds. Method. 9 February 2011 Planting Tomato Seeds. Method. 10 November 2010 Indoor Seed Planting. 10 November 2010 Indoor Seed Planting. Method of making the pots. 9 February 2011. Six varieties of tomato seeds were planted indoors. Four seeds per pot which...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    24 Ocober 2011 Planting Hard Neck Garlic 24 Ocober 2011 Planting Hard Neck Garlic About 100 cloves of hard neck garlic was planted in a 8 by 8 foot bed. Cloves were planted at six inch spacing with the base firmly pushed into the soil at a depth (base) of about two inches. The bulbs were saved...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    3 June 2011. Planting Corn (Seneca Chief). 3 June 2011. Planting Corn (Seneca Chief). In recent years sweet corn has been modified so that it has a long shelf life and a reasonable flavor, which I find insipid. Seneca Chief a hybrid is my favorite. Obtaining seed can be difficult. After growing...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    I was wondering what everyone who is gardening has been planting or harvesting. So what is going on in your garden? Did you plant or harvest anything this month? My garden is in full swing now. Have lots of things growing and blooming. I harvested some strawberries and cucumbers today.
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    19 May 2011 Tomatoes. Planting outdoors. 19 May 2011 Tomatoes. Planting outdoors. It appears there will be no more frost, so the it was decided to start planting the tomatoes in the outdoor garden. These plants were grown in the greenhouse. The variety planted today is Black Krim, Pink Winner...
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    Has anyone planted mangoes from seed? A guy used to work for us.. his family used to have a nursery and he said they were easy. BUT I can't remember if he said you had to have a male and female or not. I have 3 seeds from some I bought a couple days ago and am dehydrating today. Also...
  16. Homesteading and gardening
    30 April 2011 Planting Potatoes 30 April 2011 Planting Potatoes Four rows of potatoes were planted, fourteen tubers per row for a total of 56 potatoes. Cultivars are Purple Viking, Green Mountain, All Red, Pacific Russet. These are all seed potatoes from Eagle Creek. The in row spacing is 20...
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    12 April 2011 Peas Lincoln Planting 12 April 2011 Peas Lincoln Planting Lincoln peas were planted at 2 inch spacing along a 4 by 8 foot reinforcing concrete wire support. This type of support is readily available at hardware stores and is easy to work with. I hand paint it with Tremclad green...
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    11 April 2011 Planting Beet Seed 11 April 2011 Planting Beet Seed Detroit Red beets seed was planted. A four inch wide board marks the row, and the seeds are placed carefully along the board pattern at about two inch spacing, and the width of the board. The board is laid over the row until...
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    11 April 2011 Planting Carrot Seed 11 April 2011 Planting Carrot Seed Carrot seed is small and if temperature is above 27 C the seed fails to germinate. I mark the row with 4 inch board and carefully lay the seed about two inches apart on the board pattern. A board is then laid to cover the...
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    29 September 2010 Russian Blue Potatoes Fall Planting 29 September 2010 Russian Blue Potatoes Fall Planting Noticing over the last few years that potatoes missed when digging in the Fall are in perfect condition, and start growing early in the Spring, I decided to determine if a Fall planting...
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