Gardening in 2016

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What are you looking for under cropping, because that was not for the raddish, that was for basic grain type under cropping, and yes, I can see if he has more..


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Just forage and possible decompaction. I like to throw things in the pastures and see what takes.
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sounds good, I will Pm you his contact info.. and you can go from there :)
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Just a bit,don't much space to use>planning make a couple raised beds using old skids,find some plastic barrels
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Raised beds are great for square foot/ companion planting. You can get a surprising amount of produce from a small area.
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just/fine wrote:Just a bit,don't much space to use>planning make a couple raised beds using old skids,find some plastic barrels
If you can with the smaller space, really use your season extenders and replant, replant as much as possible, put those big space eaters into their own five gallon buckets and keep the roots, and climbers that you can make vertical feet in the smaller beds and they will produce like a house of fire.
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I plan to, don't have space in the back yard.But plan to make some raised beds,using Wicking beds idea and making bed out of used skids because their free around here.The hardest part will be sanding the skids,because we just rent here so have to make them really nice so the landlord does not freak.
? one bed I'm planning so for potatoes.it's in Mid shade area 2 ft X 20 ft would that be good for one row,but not I'm make Wick Bed for them,just raised so I don't drown them.
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I am in zone 5 and its time!!

Time to start those long season leeks and onion seeds..

What are you starting this week?

Do you have indoor lighting set up? if so.. what does it look like? How big?

Do you winter sow? if so are you preparing you tubs or containers? Lets see some and what you use to do it?

Are you in one of those areas that you are starting pea's?
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My small winter light set up.. It has a top that can grow things, the first shelf is the starting for shorter plants or young seedlings, the bottom shelve has up to 3 times more grow room once the chain is adjusted..
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I'm in Barrie which 5B zone
Gonning hold off on seedlings this year,I want to get the skids to build and buckets
Last year and the year before the city had to change the compost days
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