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« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2012 06:47:02 AM »

I'm going to start more tomato seeds today, too.

Me, too, MW!  I need to also start my beans, basil, cilantro, squash (new for me this year - we'll see how it works!)

I'll post a picture of my pea plants, too, and my lettuce, once I thin it!
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« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2012 09:37:10 AM »

We cleaned up our raised beds and mixed in fresh compost this morning.  This is our first batch of tomatoes, we started them indoors in January.  We planted cucumbers in pots this week and carrots, peas, chard and spinach in our newly refreshed outdoor beds.  I love this time of year!

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« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2012 03:47:03 PM »

Aaaaagh! Poison ivy is trying to take over one side of my plot, right where I want to put the blackberry canes. I tore out some of it, but there are tiny vines spreading everywhere and over into the area where I am going to put beds. I am violently allergic, it will be miraculous if I can actually get rid of all the vines without getting any on me.
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« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2012 08:48:05 AM »

Oh no!  Good luck, ptarmic wumpus!
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« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2012 11:53:02 AM »

The poison ivy is officially everywhere. I have managed to only get a few spots on my arm so far, but more of it keeps appearing in the plot.

This month I am trying to dig beds, it hasn't rained in weeks so that is making planting difficult. I want to start putting in some seeds to the beds that I have finished, but I think I am going to wait until there is a at least hope for rain....

Two long beds done so far:


I am digging out one more long bed, and then putting in some frame beds in the sunniest area.

I've only planted some rhubarb, a fern, the cane fruit, and a cherry tree, I felt they needed to go in the ground asap.

dwarf montmorency cherry:

I was going to get a super dwarf, but the only ones I could find locally were sickly. This guy grows a few feet taller (8-10') and has about the same spread. Hopefully he will get enough sun.

blackberry canes (raspberry in the far distance)

I will be putting in a wire trellis for these guys.....later. There is a lot of poison ivy in this area.
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« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2012 12:02:22 PM »

Have you considered sheet mulching to deal with the poison ivy? You can build fantastic raised beds with a variation of lasagne gardening and hugelkulture with so much less effort than digging out beds too. Plus they yeild a no-weed, no water solution.
Best of luck!

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http://www.nwedible.com/2012/03/half-ass-hugelkultur.html
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« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2012 12:15:24 PM »

I know that's a lot of work, PW!  Your cherry tree looks really healthy. 
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« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2012 03:59:58 PM »

A lot of the poison ivy is growing in shaded areas where I am not intending to put beds....and I'm afraid that if I just cover up the vines, later on I will be digging and end up covered in poison ivy from the old vines.

Last week I dug out the last bed, tomorrow I am going to put in raised beds for leeks and madder. I also want to put in a raised bed for stinging nettles, but that might wait because the seeds say to plant in fall.

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« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2012 03:47:18 PM »

So here are the beds:



I need to get a few more bags of soil. I was going to make smaller beds, but the lumber only came in larger sizes, so it ended up as two 4x6' conjoined beds. Leeks will go on the left, madder on the right.

The leeks and madder are currently waiting on my porch. They'll wait at least another 1-2 weeks.



I planted a few early seed types in some of the beds. They are just starting to sprout now.



My woad has not germinated, it has been more than a month; I will try to buy plants next week at Maryland Sheep and Wool. After the last frost date (mid May), I'll put in some zucchini and squash vines.  Next Sunday I plan to work on pulling poison ivy, again.  Last weekend I scored a free straw bale, so once things are planted and sprouted, that will go for mulch.  The deer attacked my rudbeckia, I may need to take measures....
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« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2012 08:12:31 AM »

I was lucky enough to find a book titled "Gardening Between Frosts" which was written by someone who's lived and grown a market garden in my area for the past two decades. He actually put together a list (based on info from experimental farms in our area and people who've lived here forever) of specific types of plants that grow in our area. I'm thrilled! I'm planting peas, beans, lettuce, onion, garlic (cross your fingers on that one), carrots, and a pumpkin. And I'll break down and buy a hanging basket of cherry tomatoes, as growing them in the ground is very labour intensive here in Prince George. Also herbs: basil, oregano, thyme, mint, sage, and maybe parsley. Oh, and catnip, if I can find a place where the cats can't get at it.
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