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  • #16
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    great tips, thank you!

    I think I'll update the garden on my journal thread. Today we picked out and dug over a patch, much bigger than I thought but it means I should get a bumper crop!

    I've decided not to plan too in-depth, as mother nature doesn't read plans! But the gist will be to plant very close together as per SFG; squash and peas up a trellis / cage at the northern end so they don't shade out other things; I want to try for purple sprouting broccoli, beets, carrots, parsnips, celery and leeks! Any summer gaps will be filled with quick salad crops; and any space in autumn will go over to kale / spring green-type things.


    The other people using the veg garden are completely bemused by my plans but are being kind and helpful

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    • #17
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      to determine your zone check out http://www.almanac.com/ which also gives you info on what and when to plant for your zone.

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      • #18
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        That's Tara Tootie for the seedsavers link never heard of them.


        When I buy something from the store that has seeds, I save them and wait for planting time.

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        • #19
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          NMG -- jealous a little. No Digging here -- ground is frozen.

          It's grandma, but you can call me sir.

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          • #20
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            Awww Sir G, you'll defrost soon (I hope! Where are you?). I've got instructions to rescue some silage wrapping - thick black plastic - to lay out to warm up the ground.


            Still trying to work out what to plant and when! Taking into account what seeds everyone else has, then maybe I need only buy one or two new varieties

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            • #21
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              We have more than frozen ground here in southern PA. We have to wait for 30 inches of snow to melt first. And we are expecting 12-18 inches more tomorrow night! Spring seems a long way off at this point, but the garden catalogs are nice to look at.

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