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Jul 10, 2018 | 20:15 1 With rain in the forecast we thought even with the ground still wet we better get the weeds cleaned up.
Any other gardeners on here? If there is please put a pic of it on. I will start and I know Parsly likes to garden.
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Jul 10, 2018 | 21:17 2 I enjoy it a lot. Now with our sheep, we have better growth with all the manure. Your corn is sure bigger than ours! Nothing like fresh real food. We do a lot of pickling and preserving too. Just ate our last bag of beans from last year, new ones almost blooming. We are quite old fashioned on this farm... Reply With Quote
Jul 10, 2018 | 21:50 3 Friends have 30x70 greenhouse garden with fans and automatic misters. Full of veggies, eating potatoes , peas, beans, cucs are 8 inches long. Weeds love that daily misting.

Then in Regina, near the university the South Zone gardens have over 350 gardens. Now there are gardeners and there are gardeners, but very interesting ideas from many foreigners. Ukrainians straight from Ukraine love their gardens and everything is intensively tilled, best gardens usually. No compaction there!😁 Some of the rest of us kinda limp along. Reply With Quote
Jul 10, 2018 | 22:00 4 I guess we are old fashioned also. We love our garden produce. We should have peas in about a week and beets and fresh potatoes by the weekend. Once tomato season starts there is nothing better than toasted bacon and tomato sandwiches. Pickled beans and carrots are great in the winter and so are the dill pickles that are made from all the cucumbers. Fresh corn on the cob is hard to beat. In the fall we love butternut squash. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Jul 10, 2018 | 22:16 5 It might be a retirement thing for me but right now I would have a hard time finding the time and energy for a garden. I think there is a lot of personal satisfaction and pride growing a garden and enjoying your own produce. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 05:49 6 There is no more beautiful place on our farm than my wife's garden. She loves it and commented just this morning when I mentioned this thread that she does it because she likes to stay busy - not because it's worth the effort. Well as the pics show - she stays busy. And we eat well all winter from it.

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She planted soys between the corn rows to get into this interseeding thing that taking off in this part of the country...

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It's become necessary to start watering stuff. Need a good rain.

Mulching with straw over top of newspaper saves a lot of weeding.
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Jul 11, 2018 | 06:04 7
Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
It might be a retirement thing for me but right now I would have a hard time finding the time and energy for a garden. I think there is a lot of personal satisfaction and pride growing a garden and enjoying your own produce.
I'm in the same boat farma - looking forward to being a gardener in the future. Got fed up trying it in AB only to lose everything to frost time and again - including potatoes in July! Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Jul 11, 2018 | 06:43 8 It's a stress reliever. I love to trim my trees at the lake and have a small garden up there. its lettuce tomatoes and onions and cucumbers. Farm garden is a project with my youngest son. He is determined to get it right one year. This is his third try and I think he is starting to figure it out.

Farm garden has corn, potatoes tomatoes, peas, cucumbers, radish, onions celery, zucchini, spaghetti squash and pumpkins plus a raspberry patch that I have a chemical to control the weeds.

I do flowers in regina, farm and lake.

Its peaceful when some days you just want to punt something.

Ah, retirement is also getting closer may as well start practising. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 07:49 9 Used old air drill hose to water tomatoes.duck tape bottom and drill hole facing plants.great for when plants get big Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 09:34 10
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Used old air drill hose to water tomatoes.duck tape bottom and drill hole facing plants.great for when plants get big
Damn good idea, I will be stealing that! Are those marigolds planted beside the tomato's?


No pictures at the moment, but we love gardening here as well, kids seem to learn so much when they're involved! My daughter and I will go out the garden and she will say a number and then we "race" to pick that number of weeds each, first one done gets bragging rights! I hope I can keep this game going, LOL!

Mom and Dad used to pay us kids to pick weeds: 25c per 5 gallon pail. Everyone had a big garden in those days. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 09:40 11 My wife is the main gardener and I do lawn and trees. She has 3 different spots where she puts gardens some low ground and some high ground so she always gets something wet or dry. It is hard finding the time but we enjoy our yard and gardens. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 09:52 12 Sure like the pics. Here I thought I was alone again...

We have been no tilling our garden now for about 15 years. We mulch heavily with manure, spread it evenly six or so inches thick, let it sit all summer, fall and winter, and plant into it in the spring. Weeds are a distant memory, the soil that used to bake, crust and be hard as a rock is now mellow and soft.

It is amazing how much food one can grow off a few rows of this and that.

My sons have been “breaking” about a quarter acre patch with a garden tractor they bought and an old disc they pulled out of the bush. They plan to grow a lot of garlic for sale. I go out there once in a while to see the progress. They even cut out a few trees to make an approach to their field. 😝 they have been multiplying garlic for a couple years. Been eating scapes for quite a few meals. Man are they something else... Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 10:41 13 Potatoes and corn on high ground Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 11:16 14
Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
.........We mulch heavily with manure, spread it evenly six or so inches thick, let it sit all summer, fall and winter, and plant into it in the spring. Weeds are a distant memory, the soil that used to bake, crust and be hard as a rock is now mellow and soft.
Sounds like a plan for most of the agricultural land in western Canada. We just need to figure out to upscale it! Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 11:27 15 Pourfarmer.Yes marigolds beside tomatoes to keep away certain bugs.air tubes are dug in at time of transplanting tomatoes. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 11:53 16 Sheepwheat.we tried planting garlic last fall and nothing survived.planted again this spring and a small % is growing.what is the secret? Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 12:04 17 Then there is the strawberries,raspberries cherries, Saskatoon's, black current and several different apples
You would have to taste my wife’s cherry pie!!! Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Jul 11, 2018 | 13:03 18 Art?

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Jul 11, 2018 | 13:30 19
Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
Sure like the pics. Here I thought I was alone again...

We have been no tilling our garden now for about 15 years. We mulch heavily with manure, spread it evenly six or so inches thick, let it sit all summer, fall and winter, and plant into it in the spring. Weeds are a distant memory, the soil that used to bake, crust and be hard as a rock is now mellow and soft.

It is amazing how much food one can grow off a few rows of this and that.

My sons have been “breaking” about a quarter acre patch with a garden tractor they bought and an old disc they pulled out of the bush. They plan to grow a lot of garlic for sale. I go out there once in a while to see the progress. They even cut out a few trees to make an approach to their field. 😝 they have been multiplying garlic for a couple years. Been eating scapes for quite a few meals. Man are they something else...

How do you eat scapes? Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 13:40 20
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How do you eat scapes?
Pickled! Mmmmm Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 15:44 21 Then on top of working full time she has flower gardens all around the house. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 20:22 22
Quote Originally Posted by grassfarmer View Post
Sounds like a plan for most of the agricultural land in western Canada. We just need to figure out to upscale it!
If I could do on my farmland what we do in our garden, 😲. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 20:25 23
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Sheepwheat.we tried planting garlic last fall and nothing survived.planted again this spring and a small % is growing.what is the secret?
Plant date is important, you do not want any root growth at all. Late October at the earliest. Also, mulch it heavily.

Other than that, we are new to the garlic racket, but so far so good. Demand is enormous for garlic. Gross revenue of ten g an acre is typical apparently. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 20:26 24
Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
How do you eat scapes?
Sauté in butter and a bit of salt and pepper. Last nite I put scapes in a bag of potatoes and microwaved em. Man, that was so good. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 21:09 25
Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
Plant date is important, you do not want any root growth at all. Late October at the earliest. Also, mulch it heavily.

Other than that, we are new to the garlic racket, but so far so good. Demand is enormous for garlic. Gross revenue of ten g an acre is typical apparently.
sure would be nice to have garlic that doesn't come from China and grown in human waste ! we use lots , lol Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 22:16 26 My wife has grown garlic for years and if you look in my second picture there are two short rows of garlic.
One row is behind the overgrown lettuce and the other row is the first row on the right, behind the beets.
She plants late fall or early spring works either way.

What she grew last year we just finished and she ran out to the garden and grabbed some new. Reply With Quote
Jul 11, 2018 | 22:58 27 All this talk makes me think of Al Bundy when he was stressed as a shoe salesman....lmao...

I do enjoy doing some gardening....but there will be not a single apple this year ...piss me off....back to the episode of Al Bundy ... Reply With Quote
Jul 12, 2018 | 06:47 28
Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
All this talk makes me think of Al Bundy when he was stressed as a shoe salesman....lmao...

I do enjoy doing some gardening....but there will be not a single apple this year ...piss me off....back to the episode of Al Bundy ...
yea what happened to the apples ? trees flowers well, no frost ? Reply With Quote
Jul 12, 2018 | 06:58 29 Apple Maggot and Codling Worm Experiment: Since the worms got our apples last year, this year I sprayed the trunk of the tree and the surrounding ground with Malathion every few days. Since the larvae crawl up and under the bark, I concentrated on that area. So far, no sign of the moths nor worms, but they still may come, I dunno. Lots of apples on most trees that I see around here. Reply With Quote
Jul 12, 2018 | 07:23 30
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yea what happened to the apples ? trees flowers well, no frost ?
I don't think they flowered this year.....odd...any ideas? Reply With Quote