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My garden 2012 & 2013



This garden is all organic I'm standing behind my automatic sprinkler it is equipped with a motion detector to keep the cats and squirrels out.








Here is a picture of romaine lettuce I picked November 11 My garden is still producing healthy lettuce.

 

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Great looking lettuce! good idea on the motion detector. I bet that will keep pests away. I also grow organically and its really not a difficult thing to accomplish with a little forethought. I live in middle Tn area and I garden all through the winter, using plastic with hoops, row covers, and cold frames. congrads on your wonderful garden. I am sure most of us can use your ideas and knowledge. thanks for joining
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Thanks Errol it's come a long way here's a picture of what it look like before I started



I have enjoyed it so much I have expanded and doubled the size with the second plot




Here is a plant stand I found so I wrapped some plastic around it and set it up to start seeds.

 

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love it and you will notice the lettuce you grow stays fresher longer and tastes better too. Any thing you grow in you garden will be better for you and stay fresh longer in your fridge.
 

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nice, I had to go bigger since I have a mini farm wish I could do a small bin. I am in the process of building a 3 stage composting area for my animal manure which will also be the compost area for every thing else too.
a 3 stage compost system is used at farms for manure mostly.
 

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Phonetool, you sure have come a long way with your garden! But its amazing what a gardener can accomplish with a little planning and thought. your lettuce looks really healthy too. Stephanie what do you mean by 3 stage compost system? I use old wood pallets turned up on edge. I have 7 bins, that I put different materials in, like grass clippings, sawdust, mulched leaves, green manure, composted manure. But I only use these bins as holding bins when I need to replenish the layers and mulch on the lasagna beds.
 

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Very nice! I love that motion detection sprinkler idea! I need something like that for my little cherry tree. The birds have no mercy.
 

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the garden looks great! and the color of green you get in homegrown lettuce just doesn't even compare to the stuff in the stores. I'm so glad that I'm still eating fresh lettuce I grew.
 

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I need a motion censored sprinkler for the deer seems this year they found out things in the garden are tasty after 3 years of walking by it. they ate all the apples from the tree,but I was ok with that since they where small and scabby need to spray the tree for fungus and worms whether I like it or not to get apples or at least until the tree itself is healthy again it gets better every year just needs a boost to help it along now.
 

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Very nice! I love that motion detection sprinkler idea! I need something like that for my little cherry tree. The birds have no mercy.
Thanks for the compliment Shannon The sprinkler works very well I have forgotten to shut it off several times and had an early shower :D
 

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I need a motion censored sprinkler for the deer seems this year they found out things in the garden are tasty after 3 years of walking by it. they ate all the apples from the tree,but I was ok with that since they where small and scabby need to spray the tree for fungus and worms whether I like it or not to get apples or at least until the tree itself is healthy again it gets better every year just needs a boost to help it along now.
I would be interested in what type of spray you use.
 

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Here's a picture of the sunflowers that i started from seed
Actually I start everything from seed. I was surprised to see them bloom
December 18th


 

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Here is the new edition. I just ordered $29.95 - 20% Off

4 Tier 5 Ft. Greenhouse $23.99



Lightweight and easy to assemble, this small greenhouse is perfect for showing off flowers and small potted plants. The greenhouse has four removeable steel wire shelves allowing for adjustable shelving space. The greenhouse features tubular steel construction and a clear PVC dual zipper cover to keep plants warm.


Tubular steel construction
Clear PVC dual zipper cover
Quick and easy to assemble
Four steel wire shelves

I've been waiting for a good deal and this is about the best I have found I'll use this to start more seeds.
The above is a generic picture. I will post another picture of the mini greenhouse once I receive it and set up.

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My garden 2013




Here is the second mini greenhouse I finished assembling yesterday it's the one on the right. I'm ready to start some more seeds for 2013​
 
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