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Boudie

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We sold the farm and damn it every time I read this thread I miss my garden. The new house is heavily treed and now that I am getting older the idea of bending over and weeding a garden sounds like a lot of work.

My goal this winter is to find or make a spot for a couple of raised beds, 4 or 5 blueberry bushes and a couple of fig trees. Maybe when my wife isn't looking I'll fill in the pool, that's about the only place that gets any sun!!
 

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Getting to the end of the year here. A killing if habaneros, some random peppers, and tomatoes picked today.


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I've yet to pick a habanero this year... only have a couple that are kinda close. Sucks trying to grow peppers around here.

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It's starting to get cold so had to harvest the rest of my onions since they were starting to sprout. I had just been pulling them as needed since late June. I have them in the garage under a fan and then will store them in the sub-basement.


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Now that I find myself with no farm and no arable land to speak of I though I would try my hand at hydroponics. I started on my greenhouse this week, half of it is a repurposed kennel. Waiting on the weather to clear up to install the film. I did start peppers (bell, Anaheim and jalapenos in rockwool this afternoon. Under the lights in my office.

I'll try to update the post as I make mistakes and try to figure out what I am doing!!

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I gave my raised bed (9' X 36') a year off last year. I mostly grow tomatoes and had been having problems with what I believe to be soil borne disease from only growing tomatoes in it for 8 straight years (my bad) and grew only container tomatoes last year with good results. I have been trying to decide if I should give it another year and just continue fortifying the raised bed with organic material or if 1 year is enough. I am leaning towards giving it another year without tomatoes and just plant it in early lettuces, green beans, peppers, onions, garlic and potatoes and zucchini, plant in a cover crop next fall and grow container tomatoes again this year.

I know one thing, I'm ready for spring!
 

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Coming along

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Next up cutting in windows and fans, it was 109 degrees in there yesterday with outside temps in the high 60's
 
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