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Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:39 am
by helicopilot
Garden area, chicken coop. There are 3 runs off the coop, one into the garden, one into the orchard and one into the trees out back.

No chickens this year, but that's going to be on the to-do list for the spring!

Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:41 am
by helicopilot
Berry identification??? Red currants? There are 3 bushes of those. Haven't had much time to pick...

yes, that's current

Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:43 am
by helicopilot
Front flower/edibles bed. Front has potatoes and sunflowers, also a few blueberry bushes in there, thought they look like they were just planted this year.

odd to have put potatoes in a flower bed, at first I thought you had walking onions but looking closer, not regular ones that are setting to flower

Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:46 am
by helicopilot
So everything is fairly new to us. Looking forward to suggestions, ideas, comments etc!

Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:04 am
by peppercorn
hmmm...nice, I like the coop, even rainwater recovery from the roof, I can see the two chicken runs, well fenced, with the door allowing access to the garden. It looks well laid out to me. I like the trees, would I be correct to assume the back of the coop is roughly to the north, so that would make this roughly the north west corner of the property? I cant help with the berries, I don't even know what all I have.

Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:22 pm
by farmgal
thanks for showing the photos! so many exciting things coming

Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:35 am
by Dakota
Helicopilot...yes those are red currant!They are high in vitamin C, and go well with both other berries and fruits, such as raspberries and strawberries. They also go well with goose, venison, lamb. I'm so excited for you and your family! It looks amazing there!!! Nice set up-just alittle personalizing or tweaking and your set!

Our garden started beautifully until the hail and weather switch occurred. It produced better than we thought it would with that crazy weather. Even with that horrible growing year, we managed to get about 100 good sized potatoes out of each raised bed and my carrots were pretty good as well. My squash and zuc flowers were destroyed by hail and sibyl weather so production was small. My greens are always successful. Cabbages were great but the cauliflower and broccoli underwhelming. It's good to see what can be accomplished even in a crap year.

Well...next year will be another opportunity!