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Composting

by maco,

I started a compost pile almost a year ago when I got the house. The county gives out these plastic rings to compost inside of (county green initiatives to save the bay include getting people to compost and use that instead of inorganic fertilizer). I got two because with the size of my yard, the...

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Finally planting things!

by maco,

When I bought the house last year, the date I took ownership was pushed back about a month due to paperwork red tape. Consequently, everything died waiting for transplant from little seedling cups to big dirt. Over the winter, my back yard was driven over by a large truck when the old shed was...

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Overgrown rhubarb

by maco,

There's a plant next to my driveway that a friend says is [rhubarb](crop). He says it's normal that if you let it overgrow, the stalks go brown instead of bright red. It's about as tall as me at this point. Can I still cook the stalks, even though they're far past ripe? Do I just cut back the rhu...

rhubarb
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Watering

by maco,

So, um, watering's important. Yep. Very important. Well, what with moving into the house and all THAT entails...my plants are looking the worse for wear. They haven't gotten enough water. The oregano is dead. The basil and chives are just hanging on. The tomatoes have sort of purple leaves. Se...

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Plant identification?

by maco,

I just got a house, and the front garden has a bunch of things that I don't recognize. Since [mulberry](crop), [grape](crop), and [rhubarb](crop) have been identified in that bed, I wouldn't be surprised to find these are also edibles. I just don't know what they are. Ideas? [something with a ...

mulberries rhubarb grapes
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Clay & cherries

by maco,

I'll be moving into my house in a week. I've been holding off on transplanting my seedlings, but today I thought I'd move the squash and just put it in the ground rather than wait til we can get raised beds built (decided to go with table-style raised beds, made from cast off pallets, with a plas...

cherries
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Raised bed help

by maco,

I think it would be nice to have raised beds tall enough to not need to bend over constantly. For building them, I'm thinking about cinder blocks, since they're pretty cheap. Has anyone here done waist-high cinder block raised beds? Did you need to mortar the blocks together, or did you use somet...

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Turnip sprouts

by maco,

Have you ever sprouted [turnip](crop) from seed? These seeds are the same size as [mustard](crop) seeds. I planted them Friday night. I had to take the lid off my tabletop greenhouse today (Monday morning) so they wouldn't hit it! They're 2 inches tall already. And, shockingly, two [tomato](c...

tomatoes mustard turnips
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Seeds!

by maco,

All the seeds I ordered this year have shown up. I've got seeds for 7 kinds of dye plants, though I won't be planting all of those. Some of them get too big for the space I'm allocated. I got Burpee's heirloom seeds for [summer squash](crop), purple-top white globe [turnip](crop)s, chioggia [...

beets turnips tomatoes
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Crop page suggestions

by maco,

I only have one for now, but for a bigger mouse target, I think the image, not only the crop name, should be linkified. Any others?

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