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It is St Paddy’s Day - time for peas to go in the ground.
 

Probably be the soberest St Paddy’s since record keeping began...

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5 minutes ago, madeinuk said:

It is St Paddy’s Day - time for peas to go in the ground.
 

Probably be the soberest St Paddy’s since record keeping began...

Yep....St. P's is for peas!! 

I jumped the gun n got em in last Saturday!

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Looks like were gonna have lots of spare time this spring .... so it looks like ill start up the garden again.....basically clean up, turn over soil, create beds.......reinforce fencing.....make it as animal proof as possible........plus plant things they dont like......

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3 minutes ago, MRMCR said:

Looks like were gonna have lots of spare time this spring .... so it looks like ill start up the garden again.....basically clean up, turn over soil, create beds.......reinforce fencing.....make it as animal proof as possible........plus plant things they dont like......

Have to plant extra this year since there won't be anything left in the stores

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8 hours ago, Njpddet said:

I bought 3 (3x6) raised beds that I am staining, then building. I could use some advice on how to put together a good soil mixture. I’m in Bergen County so I will probably have to buy most of the compost, etc at a nursery or Home Depot. I’m open to any and all suggestions on raised bed gardening. IMG_0158.jpgIMG_0157.jpgIMG_0156.jpg


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Yrs ago I did some raised beds.....and opted to go w plain old pine 2 x 8s....after reading bout concerns of leaching from treated woods.....the pine lasted bout 6 yrs then rotted, but I felt better bout eating vegetables from the garden. 

Around the same time....my pal also put in raised beds n used pressure treated wood. When I asked him if he had any concerns, he said no, it wont leach too bad....but he is arrogant and a know it all, so I left the discussion at that. 

Not sure what the experts are saying nowadays bout treating wood for raised beds, but take a gander so the family is not exposed to anything harmful. 

If research says dont take the chance....and....since u already bought em....maybe use em for a raised flower bed or something.....away from the vegetable garden. 

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I am also at the point of enlarging my meager garden.  I need to jump start my soil.  Here's what I am doing.  Keeping all eggshells, letting the dry out and then adding to the soil.  All coffee grounds and tea bags will be added to the soil.  I am also container gardening with feed bags and some garden bags I bought off Amazon.  I am also hoping to find some rabbit poop for when plant the veggies.

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I could be wrong here, but I think I remember my daughter not staining or using preservatives on the wood to avoid toxins from leeching into the soil.  I think she lined the sides instead.  Staining the outside would be ok.

My plan is still to line the interior of each raised bed with tyvek and or plastic. I was concerned about the same thing. I hope that will suffice.

 

 

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Just now, Njpddet said:


My plan is still to line the interior of each raised bed with tyvek and or plastic. I was concerned about the same thing. I hope that will suffice.


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Just be sure to let water drain out the bottom

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Just be sure to let water drain out the bottom

The bottom on the boxes are completely open. At most, I may use a landscaping fabric at the bottom.


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Most nutritious vegetables to plant in garden??

Due to our present situation....my small garden needs to maximize its potential for nutrition!!

I have a few of these started already...

ya'll planting anything out of the normal w regards to high nutrition for small gardens?

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/14-healthiest-vegetables-on-earth#section13

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I'm all in!!  Ready for the apocalypse!!

Cant possibly fit anything else!!

Garden is tighter than a bull's ass in fly season!!

Mite have to thin it out when things break loose!!

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I’m new to starting plants from seed. Is now the optimal time to plant the seeds in the trays or wait a week or 2?


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