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    current fence is hardware cloth sunk 1 ft into the ground and about 3/1/2 ft tall that flaps outward. The groundhog goes over it like American ninja warrior.

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    Got home from the weekend away and the groundhog has eaten everything in the garden to stalks. Except tufts of morning glories at the top of the stakes. All the beans, all the tomatoes, GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! I think we are going to electrify the fence. Anyone ever do that? what needs to be done?

    We do have a mutant squash growing out of each compost heap. Butternut squash is at least 2.5 ft long- probably closer to 3 ft and the other one is acorn- not quite as mutant but still the plant is huge. The groundhog looks like it has started on those leaves for dessert
    You can't electrify fence in the ground. I used 1 wire about 4 inches off the ground to keep raccoons out of the chicken coupe.
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    You can't electrify fence in the ground. I used 1 wire about 4 inches off the ground to keep raccoons out of the chicken coupe.
    I was thinking about putting it at the top but maybe at 4 inches and at the top. We have to redo the whole garden so looking at how to revamp.

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    Clearly the next logical step is a moat

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    Clearly the next logical step is a moat
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    Question - what's the best way to dig up a potato garden without leaving half of them cut in half?

    Does rototilling work? how do I do this?
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    Question - what's the best way to dig up a potato garden without leaving half of them cut in half?

    Does rototilling work? how do I do this?
    Fork by hand. Rototiller will give you mashed potatoes.

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    Boston Garden show today. Used to be run by Mass Horticulture- full of great flowers, exhibits, 'gardens'. Went for profit. All vendors, very few flowers. The 'gardens' looked pretty anemic. Underwhelmed. Big disappointment. Was looking for a bit of Spring. I would say some Mall courts have better displays.

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    Need to order seeds

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    If we were having a normal winter, I'd have stuff in the greenhouse ground already, but my water system is still frozen up. I've got plants waiting to grow "outside" already.

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    Thought I was “safe”, and put-in Peppers (Jalapeño, New Ace, & King Arthur), Cucumber, Zucchini, Basil, & Tomato (San Marzano, Early Girl, Big Beef, & Celebrity) over the long weekend. Frost advisory tonight. It’s flippin’ June!!!

    Managed to cover the peppers, and about half of the tomatoes & basil, and hoping it doesn’t drop below 36 for the rest. Fortunately, all of “the Wife’s” plants (a variety of flowers) are in pots, hanging baskets, & deck boxes, so they get the garage tonight.

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    Thought I was “safe”, and put-in Peppers (Jalapeño, New Ace, & King Arthur), Cucumber, Zucchini, Basil, & Tomato (San Marzano, Early Girl, Big Beef, & Celebrity) over the long weekend. Frost advisory tonight. It’s flippin’ June!!!

    Managed to cover the peppers, and about half of the tomatoes & basil, and hoping it doesn’t drop below 36 for the rest. Fortunately, all of “the Wife’s” plants (a variety of flowers) are in pots, hanging baskets, & deck boxes, so they get the garage tonight.

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    My girlfriend is a super green thumb. She used to work at a greenhouse for years. I told her she had free reign over my yard and gardens.

    I’ve been bustin my a-s ever since. I should say “we” have. We’ve been putting in tons of outdoor time manicuring the gardens. She’s already put her touch on the front main garden. Several dahlias and superbells. It looks great already.

    We have plans to renovate the entire back lawn, landscape and mulch the trees in the front, dig out all of the raised bed boxes in the back. Plus we’d like to dig out and seed in a rock bed that kind of acts like a carport without a car.

    Plus the deck needs a lot of work. Probably nearly an entire rebuild save for the posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transplanted Tiger Fan View Post
    Thought I was “safe”, and put-in Peppers (Jalapeño, New Ace, & King Arthur), Cucumber, Zucchini, Basil, & Tomato (San Marzano, Early Girl, Big Beef, & Celebrity) over the long weekend. Frost advisory tonight. It’s flippin’ June!!!

    Managed to cover the peppers, and about half of the tomatoes & basil, and hoping it doesn’t drop below 36 for the rest. Fortunately, all of “the Wife’s” plants (a variety of flowers) are in pots, hanging baskets, & deck boxes, so they get the garage tonight.

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    You should really consider a greenhouse. I got one for last season, and it's really working nicely this season. You can do a pretty cheap one that will work really well for a food garden with pvc pipes and sheet covering.

    Interesting to see my post right before yours where my house was totally frozen- it thawed pretty quickly, and now things are doing really well inside. The outside stuff is just starting to get going.

    And my Rain Gutter Grow System experiment- which is in it's 3rd or 4th season- is getting better. I didn't touch any of the buckets, just added some compost to the top. Even left the old roots in. Plants seem happier this year.

    In addition to that, I plan on putting in a small raised bed on a different side of the house for onions and garlic.

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    My girlfriend is a super green thumb. She used to work at a greenhouse for years. I told her she had free reign over my yard and gardens.

    I’ve been bustin my a-s ever since. I should say “we” have. We’ve been putting in tons of outdoor time manicuring the gardens. She’s already put her touch on the front main garden. Several dahlias and superbells. It looks great already.

    We have plans to renovate the entire back lawn, landscape and mulch the trees in the front, dig out all of the raised bed boxes in the back. Plus we’d like to dig out and seed in a rock bed that kind of acts like a carport without a car.

    Plus the deck needs a lot of work. Probably nearly an entire rebuild save for the posts.
    If you're planning to grow veggies, you'll either need to keep those raised bed boxes, make new ones, or stick to planters. MN Ma Mining saw to that when they were found guilty of poisoning the soil in the eastern half of the metro area a number of years ago. People as far out as Woodbury were advised to either use raised beds or planters for anything they planned to consume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    If you're planning to grow veggies, you'll either need to keep those raised bed boxes, make new ones, or stick to planters. MN Ma Mining saw to that when they were found guilty of poisoning the soil in the eastern half of the metro area a number of years ago. People as far out as Woodbury were advised to either use raised beds or planters for anything they planned to consume.
    That's a new one for me, and I've been following that story since 2003ish after a seminar on the chemicals in college. I know the wells have contamination, but I wasn't aware of the soil. COuld that be because of the water contamination? If so, you'd have to use filtered water to irrigate your lawn and gardens. If that's the case, there's really nothing you can do.

    With all of that being said, we aren't planting anything edible yet. But we might use filtered water for our herbs we plan on growing this summer.
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    Consumed my first harvest of radishes today!

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    I moved my lemon tree outside. There was one lemon on it. Yesterday, the lemon was lying on the ground next to the tree with ONE bite taken out of it.

    I could’ve told you that you wouldn’t like it, effing squirrel.

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    Had a ground hog making holes near the garden. Not anymore.

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    Had a ground hog making holes near the garden. Not anymore.

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