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Offline Flyboy Jim

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« on: March 12, 2017, 05:44:42 PM »
There seems to be an interest in gardening showing up in one of the build threads. I did a search for a gardening thread, but didn't find one. I did see lots of mention about gardening in lots of other threads, so thought it might be fun to have a thread just for gardening, Kind of like the one we have for food.  :LickLips:

So I'll get it started. Here's my garden.............. as it looks today. Not much to see  :shrug: ............so you'll have to use your imagination!  ;)





However there is life starting to show up around here.





So lets see those gardens!

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 06:02:43 PM »
Gardening is fun  :cartwheel:  At this time of the year the snow drops have gone over and the lawn is being taken over by the Daffs.

I might have mentioned the veggie patch on another thread  ;) I feed four families from this little patch.

Then there is the formal kitchen garden, with the seat under the wisteria for those hot summer days when you need somewhere to sit and eat a choc ice  :naughty:

More flower beds.. and the bonk: Thankfully there are no Toad balls to be seen at the moment :embarassed: I have had a few days of them whimpering of late, so they are in season

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 06:48:24 PM »
Thanks for posting Jo. You have a nice yard. I'll post some more pics, myself, as this thread and Spring moves along.

It is amazing how much a small plot of garden can produce. We have lots of extra ourselves. The sidewalk, that winds through the Airpark here, goes right by the side of our house and hanger. When we have extra produce, which is often, I just leave it on a little stand by the hanger, next to the sidewalk, and it disappears in short order.  :LickLips:

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Offline zeeprogrammer

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 08:45:06 PM »
Nice idea Jim. Thanks.

I've been to the U.K. many times and have always admired their gardens and plots.
Lots of brick and tile too which I enjoy.

I have nothing to show. For one thing...it's not my garden.
I'll be happy to show T's once we have something going.

Right now we have nothing but mud in a lot of areas.
The fence along one side is against part of the garden and is going to be replaced.

This year we're (I mean, she) is going to raised beds. The beds have arrived but still boxed.

BTW...one of the things I made for her a few years ago...

I took electrical conduit and made frames out of them.
Then strung string across about 6" apart.
She has/had a couple of beds that are about waist high and on legs.
Stuck the frames in there and she grows beans.
Lovely beans.

Keeps the critters away.

I'll try to remember to get a shot.

Oh..another idea. You can get flexible tubing at the DIY store. About 1/2" OD.
The boxes she has/had are about 2 1/2 feet across. Bent the tubing over it (like a conestoga wagon) and she can put plastic or netting over.

Uh oh. This is model engine making isn't it?
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Re: Gardening
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 08:51:32 PM »
 :lolb: :lolb: :lolb: :lolb:

We're about to get a storm that they are now predicting will be in FEET of snow....

Enjoy the flowers Jo....My wife is jealous that she can't garden just yet....

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 08:56:09 PM »
So now you need to build a steam powered tiller...


Hmmm, I do recall seeing a model baler here recently...

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 02:45:20 AM »
So now you need to build a steam powered tiller...


Hmmm, I do recall seeing a model baler here recently...

And I know just the person who could design it.  :naughty:

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 05:23:11 PM »
'tis what you need :)


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Re: Gardening
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2017, 05:30:19 PM »
Not much happening in mine yet, few Daffs and quiet a lot of Helibores. Another few weeks before the Maples and Bonsai look their best.




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Re: Gardening
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2017, 08:58:33 PM »
'tis what you need :)


Oh yeah, now your talking! Scare the bunny beans right out of those groundhogs!

What is that by the way? Don't think I've seen one of them before.

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2017, 09:08:15 PM »
Darby Savage Digger.



Not sure whether there are any originals left working ...  :headscratch:   maybe not.

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2017, 09:13:52 PM »
Darby Savage Digger.



Not sure whether there are any originals left working ...  :headscratch:   maybe not.

Dave
Wow - that looks like a traction engine crossed with Freddy Kreuger!

Looked them up, found some interesting info here:
http://darbysavage.blogspot.com/p/darby-savage-broadside-digger.html

I'd vote for this to be Zee's first project in his new shop!!!

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2017, 09:40:30 PM »
I'd second that vote!


Not much going on in our garden at the moment as it is still frozen and mostly snow covered (more coming tonight). We do, however, have a resident hawk that from time to time will help keep down the pigeon population. This was from yesterday ...

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2017, 09:44:47 PM »

http://darbysavage.blogspot.com/p/darby-savage-broadside-digger.html


Wow, CASTINGS ....    :whoohoo:  :cartwheel: :cartwheel:  :cartwheel:

Maybe someone we know will be all over this like a rash.

Looks like a 'must have' accessory for the enthusiastic onion grower.

 ;D

( Except me, I'll stick with my Mantis Cultivator. Prefer my worms sliced 'n diced ).

Dave



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Re: Gardening
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 10:20:36 PM »
I'm going to have my own set of problems....needless to say groundhogs won't be one of them!

See the 18-24" just above Worcester?     That's my house right under the "2"    ....... >:( :zap: :toilet_claw:

Come on!     Spring is a week away!      The good thing is ....this won't last long...but they are expecting 50 mph winds tomorrow and blizzard conditions

We'll see if Samantha bell will run on the Generator!

Dave

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