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djg james

djg james

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Got 180 pounds of spuds planted today. Old sunstar worked good on the planter and we moved right along. Too wet to plant up north at the club showgrounds so we have to wait a few days on that.
Nice rig. Are you particular about keeping the eyes up? Last year, late in Spring, the local farm store was selling 50# bags of seed potatoes for $1.00 just to get rid of them. I thought about tilling up the front yard :laugh:.
 
Backyard Lumberjack

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Eyes land where ever ---- they will come up even upside down! Been using this planter since I made it 35 years ago and we always get a perfect stand.
looks like built to last! so a helper rides in seat and hand drops a spud in row as you go along? and the discs cover the seed spud as u travel forward?
 
Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

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Tami G tomato and some Nardellos
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one of my seed to set tomatoes out (still) in pot... has really grown. 2 days ago no yellow flowers. yesterday oodles of them...
Peppers plants for sale and ours are ready to go in the ground. A few are in 4 inch pots and we have about 120 to sell @ $1 per plant. We have sold half of our tomato plants at this time and maybe a dozen Jimmy Nardello peppers.

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my kitchen counter tomato seeds i started on bit of wetted paper towel other day:
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Backyard Lumberjack

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i was a little amazed at my sugar snap pea seed count. let all after freeze that set and podded be seed pods. got 193.... :cool:
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pods to compost, i counted them out in 10's... 2 mite not germinate. but then, maybe they will. who knows? still... 191 seeds not bad, imo....

22/$3 at seed rack in store... $25 or so worth of sugar snap peas (replacement cost) no, not bad at all! :)
 
ChoppyChoppy

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This year is going to be a whole new gardening experience. Last year, I moved into my new home in March. I had a lot of things to do and didnt have time to do more than throw in a few plants in the one large raised bed that was already here. My onions rotted in the grown and where replanted 3 times. I never got a decent mess of green onions. My taters didnt return the seed they where planted with. My cukes did so so and squash and zucchini produced a little, but blooms would fall off and not set fruit. Peanut beans did excellent and produced all summer, which is way more pickings than is usual for this type of bean. At my old home, I had years of composting, and soil building I had done to turn waste fill dirt into a garden soil. I hauled out tons of boulders, rocks, gravel out of the garden and replaced with wood mulch compost, horse manure, grass clippings, etc. I could grow football size taters, and baseball size onions I dont have the area to build another full size garden on at my new place. I could remove some trees but the area I would gain isnt worth the effort and the final results would still be steep. This year I plan on doing container gardening. buckets of plants placed around the sides of the porches, along the driveway, beside my shop. I will use horse manure to fill the bottom of the containers and top off with store bought potting soil. For tall growing plants like corn, okra, and inground stuff like potatoes I will be planting at my sons place. I intend to use biochar in my containers and each year after the growing season I will dump the container soil into my large raised bed. I wont be producing tons of veggies, but I should grow enough to keep me fed.
That's what I'm doing. They are indoors now as it's still near freezing here.
 
chucker

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tomato's and peppers started on the 24th of march indoors on the heated porch. already 4' on the tom's and 3" on the pep's. set the onions out today along with the carrots, only doing a single pack of Nantes half long carrots an 80 or so yellow Stuttgart onions .... God willing and a warm season there will be more than enough for the wife and i. 60 hills of russets an kennebec potato's next weekend. happy times with full bellies!
 
Backyard Lumberjack

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tomato's and peppers started on the 24th of march indoors on the heated porch. already 4' on the tom's and 3" on the pep's. set the onions out today along with the carrots, only doing a single pack of Nantes half long carrots an 80 or so yellow Stuttgart onions .... God willing and a warm season there will be more than enough for the wife and i. 60 hills of russets an kennebec potato's next weekend. happy times with full bellies!
sounds like you will have plenty spuds! my 1015 onions continue to do well. right after the big freeze, were little more than wilted whisps on the ground!
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