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5Cent

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Got 95% of garden turned under, waiting on that last pumpkin to turn and a few more maters turning. Most likely will have it cleaned up by end of the weekend.

Decided to break new ground and doubled the size of the pumpkin patch for next year. Goal is to have a hay wagon and make a few hundred off them. Trying to decide between crimson clover again or cereral/winter rye this year for a cover crop. Leaning towards the rye for a denser stand, easier to no till plant, and cheaper seed cost.

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All the sunflowers heads are still drying in the barn. May start to remove seeds this weekend or next.
 

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Got 95% of garden turned under, waiting on that last pumpkin to turn and a few more maters turning. Most likely will have it cleaned up by end of the weekend.

Decided to break new ground and doubled the size of the pumpkin patch for next year. Goal is to have a hay wagon and make a few hundred off them. Trying to decide between crimson clover again or cereral/winter rye this year for a cover crop. Leaning towards the rye for a denser stand, easier to no till plant, and cheaper seed cost.

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All the sunflowers heads are still drying in the barn. May start to remove seeds this weekend or next.
Use rye and crimson. The legume will help to balance your C:N ratio and reduce nutrient tie up next year. If no tilling into too thick of rye - you’ll be needing to pound it with N to cycle it. Just my 2 cents.

looks good.
 

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Use rye and crimson. The legume will help to balance your C:N ratio and reduce nutrient tie up next year. If no tilling into too thick of rye - you’ll be needing to pound it with N to cycle it. Just my 2 cents.

looks good.

Help a man out, lol!

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I'm doing this mostly for tilth and weed suppression. Both areas gets plenty of supplemental help thru the growing season.
 

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………..and that’s a wrap. Lol

Probably the last of any red maters from the garden this year. Still have some greens hanging but with temps dropping tonight for a week I think they’re done.
Going out with a bang though…..🤗😜
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You had a banner year for maters this year….you still have some green ones left! I just finished pulling all of my dead and wilting plants today. Going to mulch in some grass clippings then let it rest until Spring.
 
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I got a lot of stuff done this past week so I can hit the woods again this week. Among some of the things was cleaning up my raised garden beds. Lots of green maters but I had a few ripe maters that are still flavorful and delicious on salads and stuff. I fought,raked,blew,mulched and drug huge tarps full of leaves EVERY DAY! Lol
BTW, Bucktard took a little abuse while I was gone two weeks ago. A lil frisky feller made a scrape and knocked his head off then stood there shaking his head at ole Bucktard like he was saying, “C’mon and put your head back on and I’ll knock it off again!” Lol
Then over the weekend the best buck I’ve seen in a long long time behind our house walked behind BT but didn’t mess with him. My cell cam took a blurry pic of him and one of my back up reg cams with slow trigger speed got little footage as he walked by and out of frame. Here is the blurry pic of cell cam.
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Won't be long now, and the warm weather break sure helped start the itch. Waiting until end of March to get seeds going this year. The rye cover crop came in well on the higher ground in the garden, but has been submerged in the lower corner for a couple weeks after the snow melt. Curious to see how it does when temps pop.

Got the start of compost alley going. Intent is to help with animal waste, give chickens a place to scratch, and ultimately end up in the garden or pumpkin patch to help build soil. Next couple of weekends will be spent on that side of the barn to create a good 60-75' run up against the property line.

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Round 1 of seed starting complete:

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Tomatoes:
12x Big Beef (I)
8x Box Car Willie (I)
8x Abe Lincoln (I)
8x Celebration (D)
8x Bella Rosa (D)
8x Sweet Cherry
8x Sun Gold Cherry
6x NLA seeds

Peppers:
8x Gold Fortune
8x Cherokee Bell
8x Bayonet Bell
8x Pimento

Cucumbers:
4x Diomede
4x Marketplace
4x Hossinator Slicing
4x Olympian

Pumpkins/melons:
6x Honey Ruck Cantaloupe
12x NLA pumpkin seeds mixed ('23)
6x Georgia Rattlesnake watermelon
40x NLA Jubille watermlon seeds ('23)

Targeting 3 rounds of planting this year, 1 being the direct sow of Pumpkins and last melons.

Fun looking back throughout the day, this thread is a great reference tool!
 
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Nancy began starting seed a couple weeks ago. I weed whacked the green manure (oats, field peas, radishes, rye, clover) we planted last fall since the Rye was a foot tall. Bought some Sunchoke bulbs and got them planted them over the weekend. Started some lettuce and scallions a week ago. Two spears of Asparagus up already, and I cut enough fiddleheads to mix in with the Pheasant backs I got on Friday for a nice side dish with dinner. The wild Leeks I transplanted years ago have finally begun to spread themselves this year. Spring has sprung.
 

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Nancy began starting seed a couple weeks ago. I weed whacked the green manure (oats, field peas, radishes, rye, clover) we planted last fall since the Rye was a foot tall. Bought some Sunchoke bulbs and got them planted them over the weekend. Started some lettuce and scallions a week ago. Two spears of Asparagus up already, and I cut enough fiddleheads to mix in with the Pheasant backs I got on Friday for a nice side dish with dinner. The wild Leeks I transplanted years ago have finally begun to spread themselves this year. Spring has sprung.

Awesome Jaime! I have the same situation of 12" tall winter rye in the garden, curious if yours regrows without it being to a head or you terminating the roots.

I'm going to let it go to get to the final stage, then crimp with a 2x4 to get the weed mat I'm looking for. Soil is heavy sand and I want to get it shaded, and retain the subsurface root surface without tilling and turning up more seeds.
 
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I can smell that dirt from here bankfish, looking good. This is a new plot, correct?

Jaime, gotcha on rd 2 of mowing then tilling. It's taking everything I can muster to not till it, will need to see how the crimping goes lol.
 
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