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What garden projects do you have going today?

 
Jeanine Gurley
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Today is chop and drop day in the back garden. What are your gardening projects today?
 
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Putting more wood in the garden to be buried and more wood chips on garden paths.
 
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dug a keypoint pond, some keyline swales going out each side. and planted about 15 fruit/nut trees.
 
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I planted a couple of fruit trees at the allotment and started work on my geodesic fruit cage

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gathered some leaves and rotten wood
took the hose to the potatoes to give them a boost
put in more potatoes
ripped the bermuda grass out of a small area so I can transplant some zukes.
Found some Morning Glory popping up, will move them to the south fence.
 
Kathy Burns-Millyard
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I replanted zuchinni, cucumber and melon seeds today because the birds stole what I put out yesterday. I'm Learning to spot plant under bushes and twig piles better The bare areas I tried covering with composted manure.

Tomorrow I need to replant a couple of my waffle beds because some of the corn sprouts were nipped with cold.
 
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Welcome to Permies, Kathy.
What is a waffle bed? I'm sure its not fro growing waffles.
 
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I waved down a truck yesterday and got a load of mulched trees for my paths and perennial beds. The weather's horrible, so most of it's still sitting on the drive.
My fantasy polywaffle bed would have caramelised bananas, maple syrup and whipped cream all growing together in perfect harmony
 
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Sounds like everyone is busy. Kathy - me too - what is a waffle bed?
 
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A waffle garden or waffle bed is a sunken garden bed that's divided into squares similar to a square foot garden. It's excellent for capturing water in dry areas. I have 8 of them that are roughly 3 ft wide by 6 or 7 ft long. Currently they have corn, pole beans, melons, squash, broccoli, wheat, garlic and probably things I'm forgetting in them. They're still young but I can post pictures later if you'd like

I live in Arizona and get something like 9-12 inches of rain a year so most of my projects have to do with capturing rain run off across the land. I've been digging small swales by hand for about a year and this spring I'm also trying rain basin gardens.
 
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Thought about doing laundry, but went outside until the urge passed.
Put in peas. They better produce. I've been keeping this strain going for several years. It took 2 weeks of hard freeze to kill what I planted this year, only have a couple hundred left. They went in the ground today.
Put in some more potatoes, trying an experimental method, God only knows if these will do anything. 25 are up so far.
Started a small plot of wheat and another in quinoa. Cross your fingers.
Transplanted zukes and yeller squash, about a dozen of each.
Stuck in a pound of pole beans.
Started some tomatoes in cells. Shoulda done this a couple months ago.
Spread compost, leaves and leaf mold.
Mulched the chard and beets.
Found the first basil just peeking out of the soil. Its this big: o
Found the labels for the broccoli and cauliflower on the ground. Now its potluck. Repotted a couple dozen from each tray.
Noticed the radishes are bolting. I dont eat them, I just grow them.
Went in search of the pecan tree, leaves are too small for a positive ID.


 
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Ken, I was just reading your earlier post "took the hose to the potatoes to give them a boost " and I had visions of you holding a piece of hose while giving the pototoes a 'motivational-or-else' speech.

I am taking this whole permies and sepp holzer thing to heart this year:

1. I have planted so much crap in such a small space and all of it together intermingled and mishmashed.
2. Will try with all of my might NOT to prune a fruit tree.
3. Will not be tempted to water the hugel bed - even though I have a well this year that needs to be used - I'll have to figure out another use for the water.
4. Am creating a 'No Mow' space in the back yard - I can't believe that my husband actually agreed to it so I'm going to strike while the iron is hot!

Well, it is almost 5am so time for an insomniacs nap before the sun comes up - the insomniacs will know what that is.
 
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