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#1 Arathu

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 05:02 AM

The only things that go into this garden come from my compost heap.

This is how I do it every year..I bring a few heaping wheelbarrows (for now) up and spread them over the plots.....and I just start planting all over the place.

I'm telling you this yard bullshit is going away........

 

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I use the food grade blue barrels for my tomatoes

 

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....and peppers of all kinds

 

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I really do just "feel" my way through it.....ask the seedlings...."where do you want to grow?"

 

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Cukes run small trellis and I just keep on planting them

 

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eggplant, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, carrots, beans, broccoli, the list just grows and grows, there's pots and plots everywhere

 

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......tomato candies........

 

.....and I have so much plantain, dandelion, and other herbs that one might think cunning folk were to be found........

 

Each year there is some combination of this gardening activity that gets moved about and changed up (rotation style) and all of it growing as organically as is possible today....

I plant like I want to eat and make fresh air..........all of the soil comes from the heap and goes back to the heap.

Mine is like 5 feet tall, 10 wide, and 15 feet long.....I compost at one end and use soil from the other and I don't run out.

Natural abundance...........

 


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:28 AM

Do you do any "chop and drop" green composting? Anyways. Looking great. I remember seeing green things.
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 04:05 PM

Absolutely llama......when I weed I mulch and whatever is left over, if any, goes straight to the compost heap.

 

Man I miss the sun and green things................... :mellow:

 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:42 PM

Oh I'm 7600ft in a high desert valley. Just sage brush and tumbleweeds out here. I have to go somewhere to see trees and grass. Wally world, fast-food a hospital, those things are 45min to an hr away.
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:31 PM

 

 

I'm telling you this yard bullshit is going away........

 

 

Amen.

 

It would not surprise me to find that the golf-green lawn - was inspired by the chemical fertilizer industry. 

Just like diamonds have no value as gemstones. They're completely worthless except as industrial tools. 

Or the make-up industry teaching beautiful women to goop their faces with dead animal and dead plant residues. 

A lawn has utterly no value to the urban caveman unless you can graze from it. 

That being said, a "lawn" planted with materials we can eat or share is a much better use of resources. This is the same idea as the victory gardens of wwII.

 

I like the idea since it makes part of the water utility bill offset the grocery budget. 

 

I also like the way you are going about the task. Don't rip out something living unless you have a replacement for it. I'm right there with you flying by the seat of my pants. 


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 07:44 PM

more and more of my lawn is replaced every year :) I never water it and there is more weeds in there than grass....but sometimes I get the letter saying "clean up the weeds in the yard they are a hazard atracting wild life .....;) ....I need to relocate some oak trees (there is 50 growing in one spot) my neighbour said I can have them plant them where they will grow instead of being well cut down in the future by the scary lawn mower lol ....anyway I am planting a few out at my street side of my lawn making my garden out there bigger this summer I cannot wait :) there was nthing there before well grass now there is many berry trees and wild herbals ...garden herbals ...and more food this summer the lettuce stayed alive covered into Dec this year I was happy with that garden nibble :)

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 07:47 PM

Oh I'm 7600ft in a high desert valley. Just sage brush and tumbleweeds out here. I have to go somewhere to see trees and grass. Wally world, fast-food a hospital, those things are 45min to an hr away.

Oh I'm 7600ft in a high desert valley. Just sage brush and tumbleweeds out here. I have to go somewhere to see trees and grass. Wally world, fast-food a hospital, those things are 45min to an hr away.


could you reclaim the land by planting succlents and cacti?? ....the closest I get to a desert is when the rest of my grass turns brown come midle sumer and its hot 2 weeks or so no rain .....wilde throws snowball :) Im good at that




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