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#12618829 - 02/09/18 10:52 AM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: LoneStarSon®]
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Use this formula:

Square footage X depth (as a percentage of a foot... 6" = .5, 4" = .333, 3" = .25). Divide that by 27 and you have your cubic yardage.


Edited by elcoyote, esq. (02/09/18 10:53 AM)
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#12618990 - 02/09/18 12:33 PM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: elcoyote, esq.]
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Originally Posted By: elcoyote, esq.
Originally Posted By: crapyetr
too early for okra...they like HOT weather...did u soak'm...???...tuff/hard seeds


I know they like it hot. Down here south of I-10, we will be in the 90* range soon enough. I did soak them overnight prior to potting them. I'm just impatient and want to have okra as early as possible.


You can try using a knife or nail file to make a small nick in the shell but you're still gonna need to keep the sprouts warm way past Easter .
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#12619035 - 02/09/18 01:02 PM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: LoneStarSon®]
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Planted yellow and red onions today as well as Chinese cabbage .

I'm kinda limited now as my garden is confined to the fenced in yard (dang hogs) so I grow everything in large pots or water troughs until I decide where to put the raised beds.

Starting Early Girls and peppers this weekend . Magged's got me beat but I'll catch up . My indoor Habs and Reapers are starting to bloom . cheers
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#12619171 - 02/09/18 02:38 PM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: LoneStarSon®]
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Now I understand why onions need space
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#12620395 - 02/10/18 11:29 AM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: LoneStarSon®]
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potato experiment in progress...planted 4 taters 2dy per Farmers Almanac instructions...then planting 4 on the 15th which is the dark of the moon...then 4 on 3/6 per FA...then 4 on 3/16 dark moon...remind me what i just told you so i can check production comparison at harvest time~~~!!!~~~
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#12620411 - 02/10/18 11:37 AM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: Derek 🐝]
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ok Derek, i'm sorta trying this...substituted cottonseed meal for whole ground cornmeal...hope that works...puttin' it on one row of onions every 10 days...water/meal/everything...i stir it everytime i walk by the buckit and yep, it duz stink

Originally Posted By: Derek &#128029;
It's very simple. I use a couple cups of alfalfa pellets and a couple cups of whole ground cornmeal. Get the cornmeal from the feed store it's much cheaper there. I just put the pellets in a 5gal bucket, but I put the corn meal in panty hose because it's so fine and makes it easier to strain later. Fill the bucket up with water and put a lid on. Let it sit about 7-10 days. Careful when you open the lid. The smell is powerful. I then get a real fine paint strainer and pour the tea through it into another bucket. I then use it as a ground drench to water and/or as spray.

Spread out the strained alfafa bits in the garden, flower beds etc.. It's basically alfalfa meal at that point.

I'm not a rose plant guy. But when I was reading up on Alfalfa teas in the past it seems lots of people use it on their roses with really good results.

The cornmeal is optional. I just like using it because it has antifungal properties.

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#12621717 - 02/11/18 09:27 AM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: LoneStarSon®]
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The cottonseed meal is a great source of nitrogen. It's a slow release nitrogen that will be available to the plants over a few months. Alfalfa is lower in nitrogen, but has trace minerals plus triaconatol a natural growth hormone.
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#12623368 - 02/12/18 09:22 AM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: LoneStarSon®]
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Got 8 yards of compost loaded this morning at $26 a yard . Not bad
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#12623396 - 02/12/18 09:36 AM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: LoneStarSon®]
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Hey guys,

I'm building some raised beds this year, out of used pallets (box style).
I plan on using pallet wood for the bottoms also, with holes drilled for drainage.
Should I treat the wood with a preservative like Thompson's, to help prevent from rotting?
The boards are thicker than most pallets I see and appear to be oak.

What type of liner should I include if any?

Any pointers appreciated, 1st year going with raised beds due to limited growing/garden area.
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#12623428 - 02/12/18 09:48 AM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: LoneStarSon®]
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how deep/tall are the sides???...i wouldn't use a bottom at all
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#12623459 - 02/12/18 09:57 AM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: LoneStarSon®]
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I'm thinking 4 boards up, about 16" high.

I need to add a bottom to them. The area is sloped and a lot of rain water runoff goes through there.
Will use bricks on the corners to keep them off the ground. So each bed will be totally enclosed, bottoms and sides.
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#12623608 - 02/12/18 10:54 AM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: Brad Hardt]
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Originally Posted By: Brad Hardt
Got 8 yards of compost loaded this morning at $26 a yard . Not bad


I had 187 yards delivered the other day. Paid $4,510.

But that was for Work, not for my garden. Well, a couple yards made it home to my garden. Most of it stayed on the jobsite.
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#12623712 - 02/12/18 11:36 AM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: RipDaLips®]
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Originally Posted By: RipDaLips®
I'm thinking 4 boards up, about 16" high.

I need to add a bottom to them. The area is sloped and a lot of rain water runoff goes through there.
Will use bricks on the corners to keep them off the ground. So each bed will be totally enclosed, bottoms and sides.


The cheaper landscape fabric will work to keep the soil in the bed .
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#12625494 - 02/13/18 10:05 AM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: LoneStarSon®]
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SO I got my compost tilled in yesterday . Do I go ahead and make rows now or wa it until it's closer to planting time? How much space do yall recommend between rows?
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#12625507 - 02/13/18 10:09 AM Re: TFF Gardening Thread [Re: LoneStarSon®]
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send us some pictures...spacing depends on what you plant
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