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Old 30 May 2019, 06:57
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It has been too wet to till or plant here yet. Farmers are way behind and first crop hay has flowered , which is not good.
Am glad I did not plant anything as it would have washed out. Ma has huge flower gardens which takes up most of my free time, and mowing the grass in between rain storms, I wish I had a job fishing for a living!
My hay has been ready for a month. We have been reaping the harvest, though. Fresh asparagus, gallons of strawberries and the peas are coming in. Our tomatoes died from a cold snap right after we put them in. Beans are doing pretty good. The three sisters has sprouted. I just need to get into the pastures to mow. Waiting on blue and black berries and peaches to ripen.
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Old 19 June 2019, 20:00
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TFG, do you guys get more than one cutting a year? Do you have to irrigate?

I bought some Booner Rasberry plants this spring and the wife's goats got out and stripped them down to what looks like a five foot tall stalk of broccoli...

Fencing put me behind the curve this year so I think I'm going to have to put up some caterpillar tunnels to extend the season. Next year I should have the greenhouse done so my starts can be a ready to go.
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Old 19 June 2019, 21:00
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We can get 2 cuttings if the 1st one goes up in June. Probably not gonna happen this year.
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Old 20 June 2019, 00:34
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I don't have enough ground to justify getting a swather and all the rest of the rest of the rigging so I suggested to my wife we could do this https://youtu.be/_sYyGwc9sas and she was not amused...
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Old 20 June 2019, 06:42
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Barefoot no less. That's a keeper.
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Old 30 June 2019, 08:56
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Maximizing some space. Using these for strawberries.
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Old 30 June 2019, 09:55
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Old gutters...fucking genius my man.
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Old 30 June 2019, 09:59
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The wife found the idea on Pinterest or somewhere. Bout a 15 min job and she was tickled. That's a win.
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Old 30 June 2019, 11:33
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Did you drill drain holes along the length or hang with a slight slope and a drain hole at the end?
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Old 30 June 2019, 11:35
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When I put the end caps on I didn't silicone them, just crimped them with vise grips. If they plug up I may have to put some holes in the bottom, but as of now they self drain pretty well out the ends.
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Old 2 July 2019, 01:28
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Some pix of our first attempt at three sisters. A technique where you plant corn that serves as a post for pole beans and then plant squash to provide ground cover for weeds. So far so good.....
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Old 2 July 2019, 01:30
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Maximizing some space. Using these for strawberries.
We were going to try a technique whereby you attach a hose and a small float valve on the end of the gutter and set the potted plants on top with the roots coming out the bottom. When the plants suck up too much water, the valve refills the gutter. You never have to water..... Maybe next year.
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Old 2 July 2019, 04:29
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Haying is being pummeled with rain again. They can get 4 cuttings usually around here, but not this year. Our strawberries are killing Ma and I this year. I put up 6 big freezer bags just in the last couple of days, plus Ma put some up. I started planting cucumbers all through and around the corn several years ago to keep the coons out. Worked like a charm! We did not plant any corn this year.
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Old 2 July 2019, 08:51
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S O o o o much *WIN* in this thread. Strawberry Gutters & all.

Me looking up at the shade cloth. Tomato's have reached the cloth. I guess they'll start coming back down soon.
Just planted another fresh row. So expect these to ease off soon.

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Old 2 July 2019, 08:57
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I'll put my "late" stuff in later this month. Turnips, broccoli, cabbage and brussels. I'm going to try to keep stuff going in my greenhouse this year up until early Nov.
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Old 2 July 2019, 16:10
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I'll put my "late" stuff in later this month. Turnips, broccoli, cabbage and brussels. I'm going to try to keep stuff going in my greenhouse this year up until early Nov.

Good idea. The helicopters cant see your cabbage.
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Old 2 July 2019, 17:31
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That’s the hippie lettuce your thinking of
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Old 2 July 2019, 19:26
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My corn is two inches tall...
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Old 2 July 2019, 21:10
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Good idea. The helicopters cant see your cabbage.
I learned a thing or two from Charlie don't ya know, so you better stay away from Copperhead Road....
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Old 2 July 2019, 21:48
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Those are all good ideas. Gutters. I'd never thought of.

I've had Kentucky Blue Wonders and half runners run up corn before and it worked well. Not here but in Georgia. I'm not in good dirt.
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