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I noticed many guys here are either farmers or have experience with gardening and landscaping. I hope we can help each other and expand our knowledge on the subject.

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My kid planted sunflowers on one of the beds. Beginners luck or a good hand for plants? The one on the right is 16 feet tall and still growing.
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because of the Un-global warming , it was cold wet and rainy all summer here in New England [ its raining right now ] just about every thing died that l planted , l usually do pretty good with my garden , l plant-ed 4 kinds of Tom's , Zucchini , all kinds of peppers , its all water logged and l,m not the only one = nobodys garden did well , even the local garden flea market is empty , l dont grow corn but theres tons of that
 
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It’s late in the year and my garden doesn’t look as good as it did a month ago but here’s a few pics.

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Okra and green beans. Both are about cashed out
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Swiss chard still going stromg
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Tomatoes
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Various sweet and hot peppers on the left. Sweet potatoes on the right

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Pumpkins and winter squashes are visible, Spaghettis and butternut mostly but I think there is acorn squash in there too.
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Probably not 16 footers like Panda, but pretty tall nonetheless

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I’ll post more when I get some time later
 

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because of the Un-global warming , it was cold wet and rainy all summer here in New England [ its raining right now ] just about every thing died that l planted , l usually do pretty good with my garden , l plant-ed 4 kinds of Tom's , Zucchini , all kinds of peppers , its all water logged and l,m not the only one = nobodys garden did well , even the local garden flea market is empty , l dont grow corn but theres tons of that
I have my best years during droughts. When I control how much water the garden gets.

It was a drought year this year. Very dry all spring and early summer up until August. We had 11 inches of rain in late august. It was very helpful
 

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I have my best years during droughts. When I control how much water the garden gets.

It was a drought year this year. Very dry all spring and early summer up until August. We had 11 inches of rain in late august. It was very helpful
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Couple raised beds. I used the old tires from my tractor for a two of them. There’s nothing growing in the tires right now, I had carrots in one and cantaloupes in the other, but it’s all been harvested now.
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Part of my future “orchard”. Pear tree in the foreground. Two plums and then a peach in the back. I have a few apple trees elsewhere on the property but not pictured.

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I’ve got 30+ laying hens roaming the place
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I was raising sheep for a while but I’m concentrating on goats right now. They are a lot easier. I’ve got both meat goats and dairy. I milk two of them, getting about two gallons every 3 days.

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My old billy goat, Buzz. He didn’t want his picture taken today I guess

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Panda, the greenhouse setup you described in the other thread, I think would work. I would still be concerned about too much heat and it drying out. As long as there is proper venting and everything was watered regularly, it should still work.

These are tropical plants we are dealing with. They like heat and humidity but too much would kill off anything.
 

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Panda, the greenhouse setup you described in the other thread, I think would work. I would still be concerned about too much heat and it drying out. As long as there is proper venting and everything was watered regularly, it should still work.

These are tropical plants we are dealing with. They like heat and humidity but too much would kill off anything.
Too much heat is the biggest problem.
I remember my grandma saying that it's crucial to open doors in the morning and close at night in the spring. In the summer you leave them all open, but no drafts...


I may be changing one more thing...
When I started our vegetable garden we had no neighbor and plenty of sun. My neighbor planted his hedge and in the spring it was 12 feet tall, we both cut it down to 8 feet and now I get more sun but not as much as 12 years ago. Looking at your photos got me thinking and I may be moving the whole vegetable garden to a different place. With plenty of sun and no shade.
 

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because of the Un-global warming , it was cold wet and rainy all summer here in New England [ its raining right now ] just about every thing died that l planted , l usually do pretty good with my garden , l plant-ed 4 kinds of Tom's , Zucchini , all kinds of peppers , its all water logged and l,m not the only one = nobodys garden did well , even the local garden flea market is empty , l dont grow corn but theres tons of that
You know how it is. There are good and bad years.
Good that you're no farmer and your income doesn't rely on the crops. That would really suck

Let's hope next year surprises us with plenty of everything :)
 

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I’ve got 30+ laying hens roaming the place
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I was raising sheep for a while but I’m concentrating on goats right now. They are a lot easier. I’ve got both meat goats and dairy. I milk two of them, getting about two gallons every 3 days.

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My old billy goat, Buzz. He didn’t want his picture taken today I guess

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Your place looks really good. Are you guys farmers? Is your farm fully sustainable?
That would be my goal
 

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Your place looks really good. Are you guys farmers? Is your farm fully sustainable?
That would be my goal
Not really. It’s a part time gig. I have a real job in town. Wife works part time from home.

It’s a hobby farm. Though I do pride myself when I can make a full meal with nothing but what we produce here or barter with the neighbors.

Just 8 acres of the best soil on earth.

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this works great [ for old people that cant get back up ] l,ve been use'in it for years and its just cheap 2x6's [ well they were cheap ]



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black tires make and hold heat in soil , a good thing .
 
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Kale
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Hell, I even grow a little tobbacuh
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And of course, more damn tomatoes than I can deal with
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@TheBohunk that looks really good, I see you. Making a whole dinner out of your own farm is really something.

We get plenty of fruits, rhubarb, berries and strawberries which is our main goal because children love them. As for vegetables, plenty of zucchini, pumpkins(which i hate BTW), kale, leeks and some peppers. This year we struggled with tomatoes and cucumbers - we ate only a handful, the rest was eaten by diseases.
 

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That's a good idea. How many pounds/kg do you get out of pony tower?

l dont really know as l never took count , just went out and grabbed what was needed for dinner every night or whatever
 
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