Gardens 2022

It's ground engaging time. Seeds, manure, soil, and everything that goes with them. But that's not all. Cutting and hauling wood, chainsaws and the works!
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Re: Gardens 2022

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Propane57 wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 5:45 am No sale on the MH33 yet Eugen ?
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Not yet Noel, but I did get some very low ball offers :D
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Eugen wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 9:37 am
Propane57 wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 5:45 am No sale on the MH33 yet Eugen ?
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Not yet Noel, but I did get some very low ball offers :D
Figures. They want it, but don’t want to pay.


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Propane57 wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:56 pm]

Figures. They want it, but don’t want to pay.
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The usual tire kickers. I was willing to go lower but not like that.
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Eugen wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 8:43 pm
Propane57 wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:56 pm]

Figures. They want it, but don’t want to pay.
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The usual tire kickers. I was willing to go lower but not like that.
Stick to your price that you want. Those tire kickers are still interested. They might be back.


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We had a few beautiful days after the long rain period. Rain coming soon so I scrambled to till the garden before the imminent rain.

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The soil was plowed about two weeks ago therefore the tiller was going through it like through butter.
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Time for the garlic to get planted

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Got the mulch on the garden for next year.
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I remembered to snap a picture before I finished, so you can see the old mulch level in the foreground.
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A neighbor hired me to do his yard, so I got 3 trailer loads like this to help finish the garden.

Still need to harvest the freeze dried beans :drool:

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Looks good @Gordy , but what do you use so much mulch for? Weed control?
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Weed control, yes. But also rebuilding the soil that had been farmed for over 100 years. It is called "The back to Eden gardening system". Keep piling on organic matter year after year, I am about 10 years into it. Planting this spring I pulled back the dry mulch and dug through 4 inches of black compost to get to the soil below. Remember tree roots run deep and bring up valuable nutrients, their leaves and finely chipped branches mixed with green grass rot in the garden and rebuild the soil. Also by not tilling beneficial bacteria, fungi and whatnot can flourish.

Picking clean squash and whatnot that would be sitting on the soil is nice too.

It may look deep now but rains and snow will compact it down by about 1/2 by spring.

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Forgot to mention that after 3 or 4 weeks the transplanted seedlings have established themselves and no longer need watering, I have not had a sprinkler set out since I started this.

Not a benefit to me but the deer like a soft bed to nap in :giggle:

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EDIT: The thick mulch keeps the soil from drying out, even in last years drought :smash: The mulch also keeps the soil from freezing, I have gone out to bury kitchen scraps in the mulch in late January and found the compost and soil were unfrozen.
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