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Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 10:25 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

30 August 2007 Preparing Garden Area for 2008 Season.

http://quooy.notlong.com/ 30 August 2007 Preparing Garden for the 2008 season. Conditioning the soil, by adding fiber.

Partially composted wood chips are available from a city park The chips are transported in a box of half a yard in my van. Three cubic yards were spread on the garden area, then rototilled into the underlying soil. The are of the garden is 1000 square feet.

The area was raked smooth and planted with double cut annual red clover as a cover crop. In the Spring of 2008 the clover will be weed-wacked and rototilled into the soil. This preparation makes the soil more friable and fixes nitrogen for plant use.

Crops remaining at this time are brussel sprouts, root parsley, turnip, carrots, okra, artichokes, and peppers.. I simply worked around these plants, since the area involved is small.

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Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 11:01 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

What about your tomatoes? Did you grow any?

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Cindym wrote on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 09:07 pm:

What about your tomatoes? Did you grow any?



Yes, but they are in another bed. A few are still producing. I was away on a 25 day trip during most of August so have no pictures of the 22 tomato plants, but they were very prolific. After the end of August the weather cools and the tomato plants slow drastically.

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http://huera.notlong.com/ 30 September 2007 Cover crop of double cut red annual clover. Growth is a bit slow due to lack of rain, but there is still time for it to get much larger before a major frost.

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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 08:45 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

http://zeefo.notlong.com/ 21 October 2007 Update indicating the growth of the Annual Double-cut Red Clover winter cover crop.

Durgan - Ontario, Zone "5"

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