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Omit
Mar 27, 2017 6:30 PM CST
I want to til some old decayed vege garbage; potato peels, banana peels, carrot peels, egg shells, etc. that I plan on turning into the soil with pecan leaves. Good or bad?
I bought Gardners Special, 11-15-11 to sprinkle around the slips once they are planted. Good or bad?
My garden spot is about 40' long and 5' wide. It gets about 5-6 hours of morning sun. Good or bad?
Any additions or corrections you might have will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Vivian
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Mar 27, 2017 6:55 PM CST
"I want to til some old decayed vege garbage; potato peels, banana peels, carrot peels, egg shells, etc. that I plan on turning into the soil with pecan leaves. Good or bad?" [ can be good, possible to overdo > I would suggest no more than two inches tilled into 5-inches of soil]

"I bought Gardners Special, 11-15-11 to sprinkle around the slips once they are planted. Good or bad? " Go lightly. This could help provide nitrogen for the decomposition of organic matter. Sweet potatoes are not heavy feeders so be frugal with the fertilizer.]

"My garden spot is about 40' long and 5' wide. It gets about 5-6 hours of morning sun. Good or bad?" good to have morning sun, much better to have all day. Note that vining types can cover 10-15 feet. they take a lot of space.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 28, 2017 7:52 AM CST
Sounds like a plan Vivian Thumbs up
Allthough, ideally, it would have been best to have rototilled leaves last fall, but, fertilizer will take care of any nitrogen deficiencies of leaves decaying.

I'm planing on growing some S.P. for first time this year. As with all my vining veges. I am going vertical.
I put t-posts so there 6 or 7 feet tall, every 6 feet apart. Garden jute/ twine 6, 8 to 10 inches, horizontally, and train vines up. Ownce they get started, they keep on going.

As with most veges. More sun is better, but ! Alot of us have work with less sun, unfortunately. 😞
My garden only gets 6 to 8 hours of sun. From mid morning to mid afternoon.
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Omit
Mar 29, 2017 6:18 AM CST
Thank you Philip. I imagine Fresno is a better climate for gardening that HOT west Texas but we will see.
10 years ago,just for fun, I raised about 10 white sp sprouts in virgin ground. No fertilizer, no mulch, To my delight, I harvested a bushel of white SP and shared them. How is that for ignorant gardening!
Happy gardening to you. God Bless You, Vivian
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 29, 2017 7:00 AM CST
My Dear, Vivian : Your welcome, and God bless you to. 😁

Now:::::: On :::::: TO !...THE ! WEATHER !!!
Crying how hot do you get in summer ? 100s ? 110s ? Thats Fresno's summers. Sometimes we have streaks of 30 + days of 100 degree or higher weather !
How do our bananas compare ?
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