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Who has vegetable gardens

by MxRider18 about May 19 - report

Who has a vegetable garden? What is your soil composed of? Does anyone use no till soil? I am interested in organic no till soil for a garden. I am in search of recipes to build from scratch.

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  • 1.166

    RbtAsq 1.166 points - May 19

     Having 5 horses, I'm pretty sure you can guess what my compost consists of.  LOL

    Can't help with the no till. I like to prep the garden down about 12-15 inches with a tiller. That way, if some of my compost is still "hot", it won't be an issue.

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    • MxRider18
      MxRider18
      269 points -
      May 19

      That is a great source to have at hand

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    nuglife 37 points - May 19

    No till is a method that requires soil prep before you can go no till. Good organic soil can be made from a variety of biodegradable materials. If you go with raised beds, you can build your soil and be no till from your second season. If you have a plot, then usually you'll need to till,amend, plant with cover crop and maintain. To just go out and plant into untiled soil is a far stretch, and I have tried believe me. The only way that works is with the right ground, and air drills.Go raised beds and look up super soil methods, or if you have some coin - call buildasoil. They sell bulk soil totes- organic and fantastic.
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    • MxRider18
      MxRider18
      269 points -
      May 20

      i came across buildasoil earlier today. Impressive stuff.

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    chubby441 836 points - May 19

    What up MR18. I have a garden in Missouri. The soil was terrible, rocky, and would olny grow weeds . I had a farmer bring in his bottom plow the first year, mainly to expose the rocks, so I could get rid of them. After de-rocking (I'm still de-rocking) I added several pickup loads of horse manure, and only hand tilled the rows before planting. The first year was better than I thought it would be, but still a long way from the fertile soil in Illinois. After the season was over I planted a cover crop of alfalfa . The next spring (March) I built a big drag with spikes to drag the garden with, only going 3-4 inches deep. I added more horse manure, and again lightly tilled the rows before planting. I'm working my way towards a no-till set up (drag only), but this soil was soooo bad I haven't got there yet. Like Nuglife said, raised beds are nice, but can be costly. I'm a cheapskate and wanted to prove that I could use native soil .. IT'S A LOT OF WORK THOUGH!! Organic gardening is a process that take time ! Happy growin

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    • ROSCOE
      ROSCOE
      3.956 points -
      May 19

      We have a family garden that's been in the same place since I've been alive. Chubby the area you gardened in is probably the sa.e as here. Nothing but the Ozarks finest. Every year since I can remember we plow & derock the garden. There is a rock fen...  more

    • chubby441
      chubby441
      836 points -
      May 20

      Yeah Roscoe the rocks can be used for all kinda stuff. I started with a couple flower beds and used the rocks for edging. No wall...yet !

    • ROSCOE
      ROSCOE
      3.956 points -
      May 20

      There are old fences made if rock all throughout the Sourh. Mostly old home places.

    • MxRider18
      MxRider18
      269 points -
      May 20

      It seems like its alot of work but well worth it as you know. Thanks for the tips chubby and roscoe

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    chubby441 836 points - May 19

    Nug... you must live in Missouri !!!

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    Texasbob 4.149 points - May 19

    I don't know anything about no till soil but I do have a garden (I just took a break from working on it) . I have a 20,000 gallon koi pond with a big filtration system that I clean every Sunday and all the shit (literally) that comes out of it goes straight into the garden. I use water from the filter to water all my plants. Makes for great fertilizer.
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    stick 12.910 points - May 20

    I don't grow vegatables but do grow citrus, Mango's, Papaya's and grapes. Our soil is really sand for the most part. I multch around the trees all the way out to the drip line,with 6"s deep cyprus multch. A couple times a year the multch gets dug into the sand and 6"s of new multch added. The citrus trees's Navel oranges,Tangelo's and Dancy Tangerine's get citris ferterlizer every Spring.Likewise the Mango's and Papyas..

    Who knows without looking it up what two trees were crossed together to get a Tangelo?

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    • stick
      stick
      12.910 points -
      May 20

      Man I love Mango's fresh or dried. I make a Mango BBQ sauce you'd love.

    • king
      king
      3.675 points -
      May 20

      i use 2 have a mango in my back yard in fort lauderdale,orange tree and a grapefruit trees. i hated 2 leave. but life is not fair just make the best u can of it b safe

    • MxRider18
      MxRider18
      269 points -
      May 20

      Sounds delicious

    • stump
      stump
      1.056 points -
      May 20

      where I live anything citrus will grow legs and run far away lol. Be nice though.

  • 3.675

    king 3.675 points - May 20

    sunset   an illustrated guide to ORGANIC GARDENING how to garden in harmony with nature.  mother earth news. black gold. just some old rotten stuff. composting is the way 2 garden and rased beds. i been a few years my back went down. just tried some of my lithuim og kush very nice buzz. b safe mx!    

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    • MxRider18
      MxRider18
      269 points -
      May 20

      Thanks for the recommendations!

    • ROSCOE
      ROSCOE
      3.956 points -
      May 20

      Havent seen a Mother Earth News in years. It's a great resource.

    • Idagrow
      Idagrow
      677 points -
      May 20

      CountrySide is a Great homestead, off-grid magazine

  • 3.807

    justme 3.807 points - May 20

    I have a garden but I use a tractor for it. Good luck and happy growing my friend!
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    airplane 20.119 points - May 20

    ever heard of " Korean gardening" ? have seen some massive plants from that type of

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  • 19.118

    harley24 19.118 points - May 21

    Sorry, i don't have a garden, just bell peppers.  Peace

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