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So much for fresh radishes
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Joe Dirt    Posted 07-09-2004 at 08:56:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I only planted a small garden this year ( a whopping 5'x16') Rather than try to work up a new patch of sod, I took the skidsteer and scraped off the grass, about 6 inches deep. then, I went in the barnyard and got a couple of buckets of well fertilized dirt and filled in the hole.

Boy was that a mistake!

The onions grew just fine. Thats about it though. The green pepper plants never did grow much. We'll see how the acorn squash turns out yet. But the biggest dissapointment?

The radishes......

28 inches tall and no radish to speak of! Maybe next year the ground won't be as fertile....

Oh well, at least I'm enjoying the onions. Kari isn't though! :-)

RN    Posted 07-09-2004 at 16:40:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Radish- Let the radish plants start to form seed pods, then pick green seed pods. Use pods as seasoning in salads or stir fry, nibble straight off plant. Garden in S central Wisconsin had good crop of radishes, letting some that were missed go to seed among tomatoes and turnip greens. RN.

deadcarp    Posted 07-09-2004 at 14:18:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
6 inches of manure? Only thing that will take that is clover and believe me it'll grow like your radish stems! For now forget anything with underground tubers. Whatcha need to do is plow that all in, deep, water like crazy and maybe after a couple years of clover, it will balance out again without burning the sprouts. Should be excellent when it's right though. :)

Joe Dirt    Posted 07-09-2004 at 18:30:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
no, not 6 inches of manure...just 6 inches of manure rich ground.. a little to rich I guess

Freud    Posted 07-09-2004 at 11:24:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Now that's a shame. I just picked a 20 ft row of radishes and gave them away.

Gary    Posted 07-09-2004 at 09:37:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Too much nitrogen ???

Joe Dirt    Posted 07-09-2004 at 12:15:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Could easily be to much nitrogen...heck i should have known better, but had a brain fart I guess.

As was pointed out to me elsewhere...A guy who calls himself Joe Dirt can't grow a garden?!

sulking away now.....


RN    Posted 07-09-2004 at 18:06:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
garden- check out 'french intensive market' and 'double dig Jeavons' or 'Howard /Ilsidore' practices. At end of garden season get out skid loader again and skim top 6 inch layer one scoop wide-set aside, dig down another 6-8 inch layer-set aside, shift over scoop width and skim top 6 inch layer and put in bottom of first dug hole, then skim bottom 6-8 inch layer and put on top. continue to end of garden then get 1st layers dug to put in end hole. suggest 2 beds with center walkway- 2 2ftx16ft. RN

cowlady    Posted 07-09-2004 at 09:10:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
My ideal garden was to be 6' x 6' (A size I could actually take care of, and utilize all the produce) Cowman revs up the 4020 (? that big green machine) and points to an acre or so down by the creek...Hold on there! There is a BIG difference between gardening and farming!

We now collectively garden/farm. "poverty flats" is 1/4 acre or less and 5 families keep it going! Now if we could only get the dog to quit inviting the rabbits and coons over to party...

p.s. any    Posted 07-09-2004 at 09:11:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
sweet corn yet? Yum!

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