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Re: Springs almost here

Postby Eugene » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:19 pm

Jack wrote:did you consider growing the melons on A-frames
No on the A-frames.

Do use steel posts and sections of cattle panels for cucumbers.

Blackberries. Looking forward to a good season. Perhaps 5 to 10 gallons of fresh berries to be turned into cobbler, jam, and syrup.

Yellow raspberries. Finally got 2 plants that survived from a couple years ago. Bent the ends of the brambles over to get new starts. Will probably take a couple more years to get a decent crop. Last year only got enough berries to nibble on while picking blackberries.
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Re: Springs almost here

Postby Jack » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:15 pm

Eugene wrote:
Jack wrote:did you consider growing the melons on A-frames
No on the A-frames.

Do use steel posts and sections of cattle panels for cucumbers.

Blackberries. Looking forward to a good season. Perhaps 5 to 10 gallons of fresh berries to be turned into cobbler, jam, and syrup.

Yellow raspberries. Finally got 2 plants that survived from a couple years ago. Bent the ends of the brambles over to get new starts. Will probably take a couple more years to get a decent crop. Last year only got enough berries to nibble on while picking blackberries.


I made A- frames from concrete wire, 5' x 10' sections and used rebarb on the ends and middle for support. I will use them to grow my butternut squash, cucs and beans
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Re: Springs almost here

Postby Eugene » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:56 pm

Local MFA (farm and ranch store) carries heavy duty tomato cages that I use for tomatoes, beans, and peas.

Replaced all of the flimsy tomato cages with the heavy duty ones. They don't fall over when loaded with fruit. Legs don't bend when cage is inserted into ground.

Gave my daughter my food mill about 2 years ago. Need to order another one. Planning on the blackberries and apples from side yard for juice and sauce.

Hoping for a good pecan production this year. Miss home made candied pecans.
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Re: Springs almost here

Postby Jack » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:19 am

Eugene wrote:Local MFA (farm and ranch store) carries heavy duty tomato cages that I use for tomatoes, beans, and peas.

Replaced all of the flimsy tomato cages with the heavy duty ones. They don't fall over when loaded with fruit. Legs don't bend when cage is inserted into ground.

Gave my daughter my food mill about 2 years ago. Need to order another one. Planning on the blackberries and apples from side yard for juice and sauce.

Hoping for a good pecan production this year. Miss home made candied pecans.

here is a picture of my tomatoe and pepper cages made from concrete mesh,

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I also add a picture of my A-frames made from the wire mesh. since the picture of the A-frame I made raised beds to grow in
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1955 Farmall Cub
1955 International 300 Utility
Grader/Leveling blade
193 Moldboard plow with colter and jointer
carry-all
28A Disc
spring tooth harrow
2 row pull behind corn planter
8' pull behind lime spreader
74" 3 pt. woods Rototiller

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Re: Springs almost here

Postby Eugene » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:28 am

Good looking garden and garden set up.

Are those poles for a pole bean tepee in the rear left of the top photo? I did one for a grandson years ago.
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Re: Springs almost here

Postby Jack » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:06 am

They are poles I used to stake tomatoes with, For the pole beans mamoth sunflower stocks worked well
1955 Farmall Cub
1955 International 300 Utility
Grader/Leveling blade
193 Moldboard plow with colter and jointer
carry-all
28A Disc
spring tooth harrow
2 row pull behind corn planter
8' pull behind lime spreader
74" 3 pt. woods Rototiller


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