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Name: Jared Nicholes
Nampa, Idaho
Feb 24, 2017 1:19 PM CST
Hi everyone!

I safely moved to Nampa, and I found this in the new backyard with a giant walnut tree and 6 fruit trees and a massive grape vine. Here is a video:

I think this is the right link.

What do I need to do to prepare this garden for spring vegetable planting? I am not using raised boxes.

How many vegetables do you think I could fit?

Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Feb 24, 2017 1:27 PM CST
I cant do videos. Could you send pictures please 😇😇😇.
And your zone.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Jared Nicholes
Nampa, Idaho
Feb 24, 2017 10:17 PM CST
Hi there!

I cant do pictures at the moment due to it being 9:15 here. I will post pictures tomorrow. Sorry about that!

Basically it is a one acre yard and the back 1/4 is garden space. The walnut tree is about 25-30 feet high. The grape vine is 2-3 inches at the base.


Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Feb 25, 2017 8:04 AM CST
I can't do videos either, but from yer description.... I disbelieve that I'd plant veggies in the back yard among the grapes and walnuts.
What's the front look like?
My advice is always to find the best stand of turf.... Get rid of the useless grass and grow food.

I was able to see your vid.... Unusual!

Unfortunately, the video was shot at the ground, and to grow veggies, we need to see the sky.

I'd go ahead and start amending the soil. Bring in lots of whatever compostables you can locate.
I always start by searching out a stable or three.... And bring in truckload after truckload of horse poop.

Also.... Hay for mulch is helpful.

If you get decent sunlight, you should be able to grow a very nice garden.

Maybe you'll find this link helpful:
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Name: Jared Nicholes
Nampa, Idaho
Feb 25, 2017 9:58 AM CST
Hi there!

I forgot to say one thing, it gets a LOT of sunlight. I think I am going to have one big garden.

Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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Feb 25, 2017 10:01 AM CST
From what I could see, Jared, it looks like you have a lot of room to grow veggies. Maybe put in a few more fruit and nut trees too. Pecans take a while, but I'd love a pecan tree. With some hard work, you could have your veggies and chickens and a good start on your mini farm.
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