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Early February: Garden

#1 Post by CDFingers » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:41 pm

Second new moon after the solstice. Gung hay fat choy.
Still a bit cold to plant: we got a dusting of snow yesterday morning early that lasted about two hours. Kids disappointed no snow day, as it melted before school started.

Turns out that rice straw totally expands when unbundled and rained on. I have a ten by ten garden, and one bale likely mulches a ten by twenty garden easy. So it appears I have some extra mulch to spread around the back yard. There by those two galvanized pipes I'll put a grid for peas, and I'll spread the remaining mulch apart to plant the starts.

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I used a pitchfork to turn over the garden after I put the compost on. You might can see a little well there in the rice straw. There's a sprinkler head down there. I think I'll end up hand watering anyhow.

Chard (3 varieties), basil, cilantro, sage, and rosemary for sure. Peas to start, then maybe beans. I want to pack the peas in there, as the soil is rich.

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#2 Post by senorgrand » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:08 pm

Nice. I think I'll invite myself to the CDF commune and gunsmithing school.
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Re: Early February: Garden

#3 Post by eelj » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:19 pm

My early Feb garden looks a little different than it did at the end of Jan, it has more snow on it, about a foot more.

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Re: Early February: Garden

#4 Post by CDFingers » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:24 pm

eelj wrote:
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My early Feb garden looks a little different than it did at the end of Jan, it has more snow on it, about a foot more.
Well, we just had a huge blizzard, after which you could barely see the grass poking through. We get snow about every ten or fifteen years. We're really lucky now in that we're getting quite a bit of rain.

Still not going to plant, though. Might do some indoor snow pea starts for later.

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#5 Post by eelj » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 am

HaHa "huge blizzard" thats funny. You just got a nice bit of free nitrogen compliments of mother nature.

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#6 Post by lurker » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:02 am

i don't garden per se, but we have a compost heap where we corral the free range leaves, the lilies are starting to pop up, and the 8 foot camelia bush is in bloom.
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Re: Early February: Garden

#7 Post by CDFingers » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:35 am

Yeah, our camellias are blooming now, too. Love that aspect, that you can get flowers in every month if we work it right. Maybe I can edit in a violet before it rains.

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