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Old 02-15-2020, 05:21 PM   #1
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I'd like to start a row of raspberries this year. Got a variety to recommend?
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:23 PM   #2
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don't know what they are called but those golden ones are very good and seem to produce a lot of berries.

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Just finished switching over one of my compost bins. Filtered out the large materials and dumped them into the bay next over to compost this year. That bay is about full from this past fall and winter additions.

Nice good soil for new seedlings and beds this year.

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Going to start prepping ours soon. Might try something different this year with the tomatoes.... Thinking of building a dedicated structure for them.... Not an espalier, just some beefier cages.

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Going to start prepping ours soon. Might try something different this year with the tomatoes.... Thinking of building a dedicated structure for them.... Not an espalier, just some beefier cages.

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I have a 4'x8' bed dedicated to tomatoes with built in cage. Even in MI, they climb 6' or so and do good yield branching out.

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don't know what they are called but those golden ones are very good and seem to produce a lot of berries.
Probably golden harvest or honey queen.
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go buy a roll of concrete mesh, make them out of that. works great and inexpensive.
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go buy a roll of concrete mesh, make them out of that. works great and inexpensive.
I've still got about 60 salvage fir 2x6 from a reno job. If I get sent home I might make something nice. Otherwise it'll just be a stout lattice (2x3).

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With this slowdown I'm getting ready to build my next set of raised beds. Hopefully 5-6 15 foot beds for Spring.

Not sure where to put them yet. Morning or afternoon sun, depends on what goes where.

We have an odd peice of property. No where gets sun all day.

Got lots of cool seeds on the way. Also just received my Ladbrooke soil blocker for starting seeds.

Heading in today to get the soil to start them in.



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I'm going to do cages this year too. In the past I just let them grow and spread out, that takes up too much room. That and the bugs get to the tomatoes when sitting on or close to the ground. Going to use "ranch style" fencing tied up in circles. Saw one of the tomato plants is already blooming, cherokee purple, my fav.

Harvested beets, salad onions and lettuce yesterday. Most of the cold crops are already gone other than some more carrots that are nearly ready for pulling.
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We got peaches this year!!!

Happy about that. Going to plant some Macadamias and jackfruit this year. We really need to do a garden but our tree collection is getting pretty good and it will look awesome when they are all growed up.

What's really nice is you get a yield every year. After we get these guys get going good I want to do a raised bed along the fence line in our front yard.
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We got peaches this year!!!

Happy about that. Going to plant some Macadamias and jackfruit this year. We really need to do a garden but our tree collection is getting pretty good and it will look awesome when they are all growed up.

What's really nice is you get a yield every year. After we get these guys get going good I want to do a raised bed along the fence line in our front yard.
We have jack fruit growing here the size of watermelon.
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We have jack fruit growing here the size of watermelon.
A guy in a sweet spot just outside downtown has 2 acres. Hes the one that gave me the idea for all the different trees. Hes got a jackfruit like you talking about. Weird texture but delicious.
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I use the concrete reinforcing panels. So it's flat....works well.

I've made cages in the past with galvanized fence 14 awg, I think, cut large holes to reach in that worked well. Storage in off season can be cumbersome. After I first did them I learned I needed to stake the cages to the ground. The plants picked them off the ground.

I made one out of pt. and other random 2xs. Cut the post to 2x2 then made a large lattice 8-10" squares. It was in a raised bed for years. The whole stuctuture was probably 40" wide by 7-8' and 4' tall. It looked nice. Even in the off season.
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This is my mess right now.
Have two small plum and one decent sized apricot to prune, then get to turning the garden bed.
And yes, my yard does look that white trashy during the winter.
I'll be hauling out the trash and folding up the drop cloths as soon as I get a round to it. Gardens 2020-20200329_133713.jpgGardens 2020-20200329_133703.jpgGardens 2020-20200329_133652.jpg

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All the trees look dead
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They're not dead, they're just resting....

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Week before last had some time on my hands.
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Still got some more to do, but work $ comes first. Especially now.

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