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Moving an Established Fig Tree. Delayed post from Nov 2017
Yes, k.h, I've been gardening here for almost 40 years now, since 1978, and I've always used raised beds that I rake up every season. That way I can plant a cover crop of rye each fall and till that in in April. The raised beds never get walked on and hold water very well. They also give up their weeds pretty easily, and they allow for a much denser planting of beets, carrots, beans, lettuces, chard, and so on.
Thomas, I do get occasional visitors--raccoons and deer sometimes. The 'coons don't bother, and the deer munch a cabbage leaf or a bean plant now and then, but I'm surrounded by miles of field and woodland, where there's plenty to eat. Tnd they're happier farther from houses. That said, those foot prints in the 2014 garden are a wandering black bear's.
Do you get nightly visitors to your garden?
Don, your garden is beautiful, tidy, well maintained. Like you, I'm fairly north lattitude - 45° 46 in my case, and maritime which means chilly wet spring. Tomatoes are blooming, peppers are starting to form, and some tomatillos are forming - cultivar from Poland - but beans are still scrawny. I think I will have a fresh zucchini tomorrow. I don't know if I will get sweet corn this year, but the plants are gradually growing.
Your use of raised hills probably also helps warm the soil for you.
Very nice garden! A good example for me to emulate.
Here's a report from northern Vermont, where our spring and early summer have been inordinately wet and cool. It's looking to be a banner year for berries of all sorts, but the warm-weather-loving crops (beans, squash, tomatoes, and so on) have been laggardly. Two photos, the first of my garden yesterday, July 16, and the second from July 18, 2014. Quite a contrast!
My mother and I used to go picking raspberries south-east of Portland, Ore..... I think this was 1974. Eventually, I was politely asked not to pick anymore. I had difficulty seeing the difference between the ripe and not so ripe ones.... but I did enjoy it though.....
I've driven thru eastern Kentucky twice...once in the winter and once in the spring. I loved the forest and the mountains. It is depressing to imagine that some of these mountains become desolate flat tops.
...ahh sh#t.... that didn't work....
Grant County, Ky is where the Ark Encounter is.....
Grant County, Ky.....
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