I'll bite! Tell us more.. dimensions, materials, cost. Is that just bent conduit? Looks good as a hoop. The kits that size they are pushing are 3k and aren't worth it.
As asparagus plants grow they seem to expand a bit from original boundaries. When they crowd your rhubarb plants you find some white asparagus..For some reason I thought white asparagus was grown in a gas enclosure like enoki mushrooms. But according to Google it is grown in the dark to prevent photosynthesis.
Landscape fabric is amazing with the staples. 4"-6" gap leaves plenty of room to plant, then lay in pieces of cut fabric between plants or just mulch. A somewhat expensive approach, but just a little preparation and weeding is much easier.I will have to remember that now I just planted my row far enough to ride the lawnmower and green path to walk down but still have to craw down rats to pull weed around plants trying to put straw around all plants see if that helps plus maybe keep ground moist longer.
Landscape fabric is amazing with the staples. 4"-6" gap leaves plenty of room to plant, then lay in pieces of cut fabric between plants or just mulch. A somewhat expensive approach, but just a little preparation and weeding is much easier.
We're on our 2nd year and reused most of last year's fabric and working great.
I watered last night, just to be sure. Should be good for today and tomorrow. Tomorrow will bake out the moisture. Lol
That is the good thing about have a more clay soil, it holds the moisture well. My Dad's is more sand and he has put in a good couple years getting his soil built up. Grows awesome now, but he has to water like crazy.
Trouble is they come in all at once. Put up as much as possible, then pick nearly everyday the 2nd growth. We pull the plants when we're tired of picking by mid August.That's some beautiful broccoli. I never have any luck with broccoli/cauliflower, the heads are always very loose.
Yeah, like sureshot006 said, cut into small individual groups and blanch. Mostly just to kill bugs and bacteria. Freeze in portion size packs.Cut it up into small flowers or large chunks of heads?
What did you use the frozen for? Stir fry, etc?
Don't get mad, get even. Lol I hear ya Jimbo.I HATE DEER.
once again, I took a peek at my green beans yesterday and I saw a bunch of little ones. I figured this weekend
I'd be able to pick my first batch. I go out to water the garden this morning and see them SOBs had jumped the fence into the back yard and jumped the fence into my garden. not only did they eat all my bush beans, but then went and trashed my pole beans.
Very nice!Well, got the pickle bugs and potato beetles and squash bugs under control now by being vigilante and catching them early. Now we'll see if I can keep the deer out of my beans, lettuce and tomatos with the metal cages. Overall happy with the results so far.
I Threw in two yellow squash last year late in an empty 10' sqr area where we'd pulled bolting spinach thinking that would be plenty of room. Wife had some bok Choi planted adjacent. About 3 weeks later you couldn't find the choi.Found same when I planted yellow squash didnt do near as good.I wonder about tomatoes plant same kind and some allways are better and couple allways lot smAller less fruit
We tried raised beds a few years back. Worked fine, but eventually the boards rotted away and we needed to redo the whole thing.Mine is not 100% top soil. 50/50 top soil and peat. Might make it a bit lighter.
Nice, you grew a significant amount. This was our first year growing the larger species. We ate the first one without drying it out first. Tasty, but not pungent like good garlic. We're going to pull them this weekend.No tomatoes, cukes or beans up here yet, I'm 3-4 weeks behind most of you guys. I have harvested my peas, been picking broccoli, and 95% of my garlic is harvested. Decided to sit down and clean up some of the bulbs this evening. View attachment 844690 View attachment 844687 View attachment 844686
This is our 1st time doing garlic in our garden, so I don't know. We had a patch of wild garlic very small cloves, but it grew prolific and produced tons and was really pungent. These this year are elephant and much milder. We're going to wait until they're fully cured to try.I haven't had a single bug in the garden yet. I attribute this to diatomaceous earth and chickens. But the chickens don't ever really go into the garden, so IDK.
Isn't garlic really hard on your soil? Like you want to grow it by itself kinda thing?
Yes, we do all the greens; scape, brocolli rape, chard and spinach. We pushed those cloves in around Sept 1st. They we in long enough to sprout before the cold. We overwinter spinach as well.Did you try cooking up some of the garlic scapes? Not bad cooked with a little olive and salt. I prefer butter. And when did you plant your garlic cloves. I usually plant mine the last week of August to the second week in September. I missed the fall plant a couple years ago and planted in the spring. The bulbs didnt develop very well (small) and pretty weak flavored.