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ummah1421
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"is anyone else growing their own food?"


  

          

i picked up a tower garden during the pandemic, i wish i would have thought of this sooner

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Have always had a garden, not just due to pandemic, but it's nice securi...
May 20th 2020
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I knew you’d be here...
May 20th 2020
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      Hey Trin! I've been trying to document the garden progress on FB this ye...
May 21st 2020
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           I don’t subscribe...
May 21st 2020
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                eh, I'm not sovial media savvy enough to know
May 23rd 2020
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After years of talking we finally cleared our backyard
May 20th 2020
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It's great getting kids involved
May 20th 2020
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You have PLENTY of time this growing season for most crops
May 20th 2020
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agreed with flip! plenty of time
May 21st 2020
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      Thanks. we are going to shop for a raised bed this weekend.
May 21st 2020
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      My corn finished fine, then almost on schedule a groundhog...
May 23rd 2020
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Saw a guy building chicken coops
May 20th 2020
3
Supply centers started selling out of chicks in early April!
May 21st 2020
10
Currently expanding the garden in my yard.
May 20th 2020
5
WANT
May 23rd 2020
23
Always wanted a garden
May 20th 2020
8
so much easier than people think
May 21st 2020
13
by the way, tell me more about this toweer garden, and what
May 21st 2020
9
^
May 23rd 2020
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tried tomatoes once but deer fucked my shit up...
May 21st 2020
14
Jody, stay outta my garden
May 21st 2020
16
just some herbs for right now.
May 21st 2020
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looking into investing in a FarmBot
May 21st 2020
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I would only invest in that if I was really trying to live off the grid
May 22nd 2020
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lonesome_d
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1. "Have always had a garden, not just due to pandemic, but it's nice securi..."
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now up to fourteen 4'x 8' framed beds, plus raspberry patch. Have had asparagus but it keeps petering out on me. Only two plants left, one is dying and the other is a volunteer way out in one of my flower beds.

Currently getting lots of bok choy before it goes to flower. Arugula ready too in large quantities. Have gotten a few radishes, lettuce is ready to pick as soon as our last store bought round gets eaten up. Cucumbers, beets, zucchini, sugar snap peas, kale, chard, spinach all in the ground, ~30 tomatoes sprouted, potted on and and waiting for planting.

Goal is to try to include something from my garden in at least one meal every day between April and november. Germination ran really slow this year though so running behind on the spring greens, but just about caught up now.

We have had chickens for 7 or 8 years now too.

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7. "I knew you’d be here..."
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lonesome_d
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12. "Hey Trin! I've been trying to document the garden progress on FB this ye..."
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I've never been active on there so am only friends with a few OKPs. If you want to check the albums out:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2499867493660919&type=3 (non-daffodils, but mostly flowers, only a few veggies pics since that season is so early)

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2482267108754291&type=3 (all daffodils, just about done for the year)

I don't do much on FB so no idea if I linked those up correctly, so if you can't see them and want to let me know.

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so I'm in a band now:
album ---> http://greenwoodburns.bandcamp.com/releases
Soundcloud ---> http://soundcloud.com/greenwood-burns

my own stuff -->http://soundcloud.com/lonesomedstringband

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Trinity444
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15. "I don’t subscribe..."
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is there another way to see it?

my attempts at gardening never brought forth any fruit, lol. it’s weird because the women in my family always had gardens. That gene skipped me...

  

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lonesome_d
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24. "eh, I'm not sovial media savvy enough to know"
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>is there another way to see it?

but I don't have IG etc.

>my attempts at gardening never brought forth any fruit, lol.
>it’s weird because the women in my family always had
>gardens. That gene skipped me...

If at first you don't succeed...

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so I'm in a band now:
album ---> http://greenwoodburns.bandcamp.com/releases
Soundcloud ---> http://soundcloud.com/greenwood-burns

my own stuff -->http://soundcloud.com/lonesomedstringband

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legsdiamond
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2. "After years of talking we finally cleared our backyard "
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Been researching the growing season for N.C. and looks like we just missed it but we will prep for next year.

We have an eco system of chipmunks, squirrels, moles and rabbits who live and visit our yard. Not sure if they will get busy once stuff starts growing.

My dad and mom always kept gardens in the back... it’s going to be fun introducing gardening to our kids.

Thinking about tomatoes, corn, lettuce and some herbs.

shut up already, damn

  

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fif
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4. "It's great getting kids involved"
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In watching stuff grow. Lot of great memories made digging in the dirt help Mom and Dad plant stuff

  

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6. "You have PLENTY of time this growing season for most crops"
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>Been researching the growing season for N.C. and looks like
>we just missed it but we will prep for next year.

Probably six more months down in NC. You could plant two crops of beans in that amount of time, and things like melons and squash onl take four months or so. You can still plant tomatoes, almost all greens, onions, carrots, corn, and a bunch of others.

The only crops that you've missed out on at this point are those that would need more than five or six months to finish (growing large yams takes quite some time, for example. Cotton and some peppers are others).

  

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11. "agreed with flip! plenty of time"
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>Thinking about tomatoes, corn, lettuce and some herbs.

TOmatoes: no problem. Get yourself some seedlings from a supply center and stick 'em in. You can even plant them in like a bag of peat moss if the ground isn't prepped. They can be very forgiving as long as they don't get mold/blight.

Corn: much trickier to grow at home, especially if you have critters. I've tried twice and each time lost the entire crop well before it was ready to raccoons who just lay waste.

Lettuce: Probably too late in NC for a spring crop unless you do a micro-green setup type thing and pick it really small with quick turnover.
But don't forget about fall planting.... in NC I would probably recommend re-seeding lettuce for a fall crop around 9/1, and you should have lettuce by about 10/15 to last you through the frost. You can do the same with spinach, arugula, bok choi, kale, collards, etc. I'll bet you could have fresh greens into December and January if it's mild... I'm outside Phila. and I even had a few beets, carrots and arugula make it through the (very mild) winter this year.

Herbs: shouldn't be a problem at all, in fact lots of herbs need to be re-seeded multiple times over the course of a season as they bolt and go to seed. Cilantro & basil are both that way. Oregano tends to last a bit longer. I bet where you are hardy rosemary variety would overwinter for you, as would marjoram and thyme. Herbs grow just fine in pots if you don't have beds prepped for them.

>We have an eco system of chipmunks, squirrels, moles and
>rabbits who live and visit our yard. Not sure if they will get
>busy once stuff starts growing.

I use beds that have about a 4" high frame, and then a 28" wire mesh. Keeps rabbits out, squirrels a little less so, chipmunks not a big problem. Determined ground hogs can get in but frequently they're too lazy.

>My dad and mom always kept gardens in the back... it’s going
>to be fun introducing gardening to our kids.

I hope they like veggies. Science says 'grow veggies with your kids and they'll eat them.' My older two are the counter-evidence to those findings

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album ---> http://greenwoodburns.bandcamp.com/releases
Soundcloud ---> http://soundcloud.com/greenwood-burns

my own stuff -->http://soundcloud.com/lonesomedstringband

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legsdiamond
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19. "Thanks. we are going to shop for a raised bed this weekend. "
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I just peaked at the schedule and didn’t really dive into it.

Now that the yard is clear we have the perfect spot for a garden.

shut up already, damn

  

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21. "My corn finished fine, then almost on schedule a groundhog..."
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>I've tried twice and each time lost the entire crop
>well before it was ready to raccoons who just lay waste.

Got them all. Chewed the stalks down from the bottom and got bust eating. Got some chicken wire this year, will see if tat helps.

  

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3. "Saw a guy building chicken coops"
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Today. Selling them for around 400 a pop. Said demand for backyard eggs is high cuz of Rona.

  

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10. "Supply centers started selling out of chicks in early April!"
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so I'm in a band now:
album ---> http://greenwoodburns.bandcamp.com/releases
Soundcloud ---> http://soundcloud.com/greenwood-burns

my own stuff -->http://soundcloud.com/lonesomedstringband

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5. "Currently expanding the garden in my yard."
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Should have started this earlier. Digging out new beds is rough. My soil is about 50% dirt, and 50% rocks/bricks/bits of concrete. Already built one raised bed because of this, gonna make ALL the beds raised after this season.

Got a a few of those pvc greenhouses set up so I have a seedling factory going right now. Just started putting stuff in the ground. Got a lot of pots going too.

Trying to get at least 50% of the yard planted with food this year. Getting there.

  

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23. "WANT"
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>Got a a few of those pvc greenhouses set up so I have a
>seedling factory going right now.

Can't really sprout stuff in the house... my folks have a teeny greenhouse but I've never used it for my stuff. Would love to attach PVC to a few of my beds to do this (if the Mrs. doesn't object)... maybe next round of wood replacement on the beds...

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so I'm in a band now:
album ---> http://greenwoodburns.bandcamp.com/releases
Soundcloud ---> http://soundcloud.com/greenwood-burns

my own stuff -->http://soundcloud.com/lonesomedstringband

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8. "Always wanted a garden "
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Haven’t followed through on it yet

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13. "so much easier than people think"
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so I'm in a band now:
album ---> http://greenwoodburns.bandcamp.com/releases
Soundcloud ---> http://soundcloud.com/greenwood-burns

my own stuff -->http://soundcloud.com/lonesomedstringband

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9. "by the way, tell me more about this toweer garden, and what"
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you're growing in it... good luck with the project. I find it very rewarding.

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album ---> http://greenwoodburns.bandcamp.com/releases
Soundcloud ---> http://soundcloud.com/greenwood-burns

my own stuff -->http://soundcloud.com/lonesomedstringband

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14. "tried tomatoes once but deer fucked my shit up... "
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...we have a neighborhood bear too, so not trying to attract his dumb ass to my back yard


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16. "Jody, stay outta my garden"
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17. "just some herbs for right now. "
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don't have the room.

we did join a community garden but there were a lotta 'rules'...plus that $hit was over a petroleum pipeline. fk that. LOL

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18. "looking into investing in a FarmBot"
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we had a little garden on he side of the house when my mom was living with us. she kept it up until she had knee surgery and wasn't able to tend to it too much. i'm looking online and i found out about FarmBot that you can attach to your raised bed and it plants and tends to your farm for you. looks dope and definitely up my alley as farming is very hard and time consuming work, especially if you're trying to do it to the level that you want to get a good amount of food out of it. i'm going to build the raised bed first and plant some basic easy stuff to get started. then i'll add the FarmBot later on when i'm able to.

  

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20. "I would only invest in that if I was really trying to live off the grid"
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At most I’m spending weekends and a few evenings watering or pulling out weeds.

shut up already, damn

  

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