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Back to Ground Gardening with raised rows…

Posted in Gardening on March 31, 2009 by wizbandit

I couldn’t keep the “Yard Chickens” from eating the young plants we grew in the raised “Bucket Garden” so I decided to go back to raised rows with a fence around the garden to keep those veggie destroyers out.  I ’tilled in a generous amount of chicken & goose manure that I scooped off the ground around the chicken coops.  For years, to keep the mud down I would layer the leaves I raked up on the grounds around the coops.  The geese would stomp it, the chickens would dig in it, the rain would wet it, repeat. This made a nice, rich soil mixture.  The plants seem to love it!

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The Assortment includes:

Radishes, 30 ft row of Green Beans, Red & Yellow onions, Carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Cucumbers, Roma Tomatoes, Better Boy Tomatoes, Romain Lettuce, Lima Bean (one plant), Asparagus, Horseradish root, Blueberries, Red Raspberries, Black Berries, Concord Grapes and the trees in the far back are Mulberry.

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The blue berries are coming!

Posted in Gardening on March 2, 2008 by wizbandit

Yes, fresh Florida blueberries.  Given to me by a neighbor who owns a blueberry farm and admires my pet geese.

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Booo Berries…

Posted in Gardening on October 14, 2007 by wizbandit

The blueberries are being readied for their new homes as a hedge inline with the streetlights on the north side of our property.  It was a fairly nice fall day here in Florida, mid 60’s at sunup and a high of 83 during mid-afternoon.

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The concrete slab on the south side of the front porch got off to a good start this morning but stalled as I helped out with the planting of the blueberries and north yard cleanup.

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