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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 15th, 2018, 8:02 pm

pbear wrote:I’m so glad I have raised beds for the veggies. I worked in mushroom manure a couple of days ago and today planted peas. Yeah! It finally feels like spring may be happening.....until I look at the rest of the yard under a foot of snow. :-X


Where do you get your mushroom manure from?
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby pbear » Mar 15th, 2018, 9:01 pm

Art Knapps. They have it prepackaged and also bulk. I bought prepackaged even though it was more expensive because it stinks and I don’t have the energy I used to have. :biggrin:
Life happens, grab tight and treasure it.

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 16th, 2018, 6:30 am

I used to get mine at the mushroom farm up Dilworth Mountain, but they've been defunct for years.

I hear there is a place in Summerland; but apparently, they used composting wood chips as a medium, and not manure.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 16th, 2018, 8:22 pm

QK - is it too early to pull my leaves off the garden beds?
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Bpeep » Mar 16th, 2018, 8:51 pm

Off?
I put 6 inches or more leaves on my garden in the fall.
I'll be digging them in soon.

Don't take them off.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Mar 17th, 2018, 5:10 am

I have terrible luck digging my leaves in, they seem to not want to decompose and I have no idea as to why. Too much clay?

When I dig mine in, they act "frozen" and I can dig somewhere and find uncomposted leaves months later. Right now I'm keeping my leaves over the garlic that is coming up as a light frost cover. I am removing a lot of dead material from the flower gardens though.

I want to plant peas on Monday. For some reason when I get back from work, I end up cleaning out dead stuff.

We are underway to clearing out an area so trees can come down. I have contacts to call and I expect to start the process of clearing out a the back building and taking measurements for its new purpose.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 17th, 2018, 8:16 am

Bman wrote:Off?
I put 6 inches or more leaves on my garden in the fall.
I'll be digging them in soon.

Don't take them off.


These are on the flower beds - they're fairly thick and have been protecting my roses and such, but the bulbs are struggling to push through them in areas. What do you think, Bman? Still leave them there?
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Bpeep » Mar 17th, 2018, 10:36 am

I'd leave it, but that's my opinion. The worms will take it.
It's hard to have too much organics in your soil.
Soil is unhealthy without it.

I can't put enough on mine. As much as I have an abundance of leaves and clippings, I also have friends bring leaves over in autumn by the truckloads, and I dump it on the garden and dig it in in the spring.
As soon as the soil warms, it's all gone.
It's awesome soil, and I nurture it.

It's ok if it doesn't decompose right away. It takes time.
But it will go.
You never see years of accumulations of uncomposted leaves in nature.
Just don't dump toxic leaves like walnut on your garden.
Btw pine needles are good to mulch your blueberries.
Organics is a crucial compound of healthy soil.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 22nd, 2018, 5:06 pm

I don't have walnut, so I'm good.

I do have pine needles that need pulling out of garden beds though. And I may expand my blueberry bed this year. If I can find the phone number for the blueberry lady who was outside at Seedy Sunday at the Parkinson Rec Centre.

Loving this rain, though!
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Mar 22nd, 2018, 5:15 pm

I'm loving this rain, all my water barrels are getting full.

Elephant Garlic is being watered in.
Peas are being watered in. I planted lots by now.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby two_shoes1mit » Mar 23rd, 2018, 2:00 pm

I have 10 silver lace vines to give away.
4 are 4 years old from the nursery, 6 are 2 years old from the nursery.
I have trimmed them back and are ready to dig out.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 23rd, 2018, 4:28 pm

two_shoes1mit wrote:I have 10 silver lace vines to give away.
4 are 4 years old from the nursery, 6 are 2 years old from the nursery.
I have trimmed them back and are ready to dig out.
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They do make great fence cover, but they may just bury your yard . . .
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby two_shoes1mit » Mar 23rd, 2018, 5:48 pm

Yes, you are quite right. I did not keep on top of the older ones last year and they did run away. They make great covers if you trim, trim, trim.

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 23rd, 2018, 7:53 pm

two_shoes1mit wrote:Yes, you are quite right. I did not keep on top of the older ones last year and they did run away. They make great covers if you trim, trim, trim.


Anyone who needs privacy asap should be glad to have these, they grow so quick!
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Mar 24th, 2018, 3:36 pm

I'm considering it, but rather like Trumpet Vines and climbing roses. Roses for the thorns on the back fence.

I am going outside to assess the yard. Ugh, hate that it is so cold! :swear:
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