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south-central alabama (Zone 8a)
olhippie
Jan 12, 2018 7:54 PM CST
Since I just been on board about a month now, I don't have anything in garden to show. So I found some pics from previous gardens. Thought I would share with you to give an idea what I try to grow each year.


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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Jan 12, 2018 8:00 PM CST
looks good
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Cat Lover Dog Lover Vermiculture Birds Bulbs
Canning and food preservation Butterflies Composter Bromeliad Bookworm Greenhouse
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pod
Jan 12, 2018 10:25 PM CST
I'm thinking you succeed at what you "try to grow"! Very impressive. Thumbs up
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
south-central alabama (Zone 8a)
olhippie
Jan 13, 2018 11:42 AM CST
Peas from year before last. Last year I tried drip irrigation.


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south-central alabama (Zone 8a)
olhippie
Jan 18, 2018 6:44 PM CST
You don't see gardens in this area looking like this very often.

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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2018 6:54 PM CST
It looks like you have had very successful gardens, @olhippie. I have had failures in the past due to everything getting eaten by critters. This year we will have a newly fenced in area where my veggies should be safe. I can't wait to see how it goes!
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south-central alabama (Zone 8a)
olhippie
Jan 18, 2018 9:25 PM CST
I hope your fence keeps all the bad things out of your garden. I had to put this up for the deer. Then last year the rabbits got in, so I got to put up a 2' high chicken wire around bottom before spring.
Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
Cottage Gardener Lilies Organic Gardener
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katesflowers
Feb 10, 2018 7:44 PM CST
Hello Olhippi
Nice to meet you.
Love the trellis made of cattle fence posts/netting. I did the same thing. Can't tell from the picture, what did you use for a top rail to keep the netting nice & straight? How long is the trellis? Have to compliment you on your nice, straight trellis lines ! What's growing on it, runner beans? Cucumbers? Did you avoid soil borne diseases by keeping them off the ground?
Looks like you're working some sizable acreage, what equipment are you using?
I love the smell of fresh turned soil in spring.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
south-central alabama (Zone 8a)
olhippie
Feb 10, 2018 9:50 PM CST
The trellis is 70' long. I run a 1/4" polyester rope across the top that I get at HF. It doesn't stretch and does a pretty good job holding everything up. I usually plant snap beans and running butter beans. The bottom of netting is a foot from ground. I break it up with tiller then I work it with a wheel hoe. I had enough cattlepanels to fence 32' x 80'. I usually plant about an acre of corn but thinking this year maybe just a half acre. When I got rid of farm equipment, I got a small tractor. I work the corn with it. Getting older, seems I downsize more every year.
Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
Cottage Gardener Lilies Organic Gardener
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katesflowers
Feb 11, 2018 12:13 PM CST
Olhippie
I've been to enough 'retiring' farm auctions to know what you mean. But so far every farmer keeps one tractor for himself, not to be auctioned. Usually an old Ferguson or a Ford 8N. They sure do come in handy.
I use heavier gauge wire along the top of the trellis.
Last year I saved the nylon netting. It's rolled up and in my shed. Wonder now if it will hold up for another season. Unsure (even after all that work to save it) if I will use it.
Yesterday I ordered Ross poly netting 7'x100'. Hey, for $14.99 it's my back-up plan. I'll cut it in half lengthwise and that will cover both 100' rows of trellis.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
south-central alabama (Zone 8a)
olhippie
Feb 11, 2018 4:37 PM CST
Hey Kathy
A Ford 8N was my first tractor a looooonng time ago. Had a couple since. Instead of keeping one of the bigger tractors, I bought a smaller one. It will do everything I want to do. Looks like our trellis system is the same. My post are 5' above ground, and I use 4' netting, putting bottom of netting a foot off of ground. My fenced in garden is to small to use the tractor, so I use the wheel hoe. I saved the netting one year to re-use. I said forget that though for no more than it costs.

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