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Old 27 August 2018, 18:45
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I've got some hardscrabble ground. Tried a garden a few times. If the ground was even supportive the damn blight got it. Don't wanna spray a bunch of chemicals on it so I barder eggs for garden vegetables.
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Old 27 August 2018, 19:31
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I've got some hardscrabble ground. Tried a garden a few times. If the ground was even supportive the damn blight got it. Don't wanna spray a bunch of chemicals on it so I barder eggs for garden vegetables.
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Old 27 August 2018, 20:27
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A lot of my 20 acres isn't much good either, but I have a creek bottom that makes up about 4 of my acres that's really good ground. Up on the ridge is pretty hardscrabble.
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Old 27 August 2018, 20:28
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A lot of my 20 acres isn't much good either, but I have a creek bottom that makes up about 4 of my acres that's really good ground. Up on the ridge is pretty hardscrabble.
If you live in Craig or Giles county, you’d be lucky to get a tine in the soil 3”!
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Old 27 August 2018, 20:48
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Parts of Craig and Giles are OK, the parts on New River, Wolf Creek and Johns/Craig creek. You're right though, in a lot of it you'd have to put seeds in with a cordless drill.
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Old 27 August 2018, 22:01
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That's a bunch of berries. You ever make/drink wine from them? Nice looking beans too.
She made Popsicles and jelly so far. She has a recipe for a medicinal tonic that has a lot of vodka in it.
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Old 27 August 2018, 22:05
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We have about 3 acres, all fertile black dirt.
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Old 3 September 2018, 13:33
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Bartered with a neighbor for two bushels of Romas. Rendered it to sauce, added garlic, oregano, onion and ended up with 20qt of sauce we use for spaghetti, chili and soup thru the winter. Love this canner, it's a 16 gal pot I bought from a guy that was shutting down a cheese operation. It'll take 20qt or 40pt in one run.
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Old 3 September 2018, 14:10
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Parts of Craig and Giles are OK, the parts on New River, Wolf Creek and Johns/Craig creek. You're right though, in a lot of it you'd have to put seeds in with a cordless drill.
Hopewell VA had great ground when I was a little lad, I would help my grandmother/granddad dig up their back yard for a garden. Green beans, Corn, Okra, an other garden foods

dam I miss that home grown stuff.
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Old 4 September 2018, 12:18
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HH6 put up about 20 pints of elderberry jelly last week. She just did 10 quarts of pickled jalapenos. The best produce we have grown this year has been the pole beans, man they are good. We didn't get enough to can, but eat them fresh every night. yesterday she cut up some green peppers and froze them.

Soon we'll dig up the sweet taters. I like them the best.
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Old 4 September 2018, 12:34
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HH6 put up about 20 pints of elderberry jelly last week. She just did 10 quarts of pickled jalapenos. The best produce we have grown this year has been the pole beans, man they are good. We didn't get enough to can, but eat them fresh every night. yesterday she cut up some green peppers and froze them.

Soon we'll dig up the sweet taters. I like them the best.
Don't forget autumn olives...berries are hanging thick and make great jellies, jams, and fruit roll ups in the dehydrator. I'm getting a lot of mushrooms this year, best year ever.
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Old 4 September 2018, 15:16
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I'm about done except for about a bushel of taters I'll can next week. I also can deer meat in half pint jars. Makes a perfect lunch. I'll whack a deer first week of Nov and can the whole thing.
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