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Thread: Do You Have A Garden ... What Cha Got Planted ?

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    Looking to plant collard greens any suggestions. Northern MN 90 miles from Canada.

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    University of Minn. Extension Service says Collard Greens will grow in your neck-o-the-woods .
    Check out their site : www.extension.umn.edu
    Growing Collards and Kale in Home Gardens - UMN Extension .

    Another site is : www.northerngardener.org
    Growing Greens in Early Spring - Minn. State Horticultural Society .

    These have directions on when , what and how to plant collard in Minnesota .

    This Louisiana boy does it totally different and would give you some poor advice .
    I bet FarmerJim could tell you how ... he's a real farmer ...even up North farming .
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    Kale is easy to grow in MN, stuff is like a weed! Never tried growing collards...

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    Love Tomatoes, but hate store bought. So, summertime is plant ta'matter's time around here. Neighbors ( bless their heart) bury us in squash. peppers, cucumbers, kale, greens and Silver King or is it Queen? sweet corn. I put up a few years ago a 4' X 10' raised just for the tomatoes.
    Can't wait for fried green tomatoes and thick slab tomatoe sandwichs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electrod47 View Post
    Love Tomatoes, but hate store bought. So, summertime is plant ta'matter's time around here. Neighbors ( bless their heart) bury us in squash. peppers, cucumbers, kale, greens and Silver King or is it Queen? sweet corn. I put up a few years ago a 4' X 10' raised just for the tomatoes.
    Can't wait for fried green tomatoes and thick slab tomatoe sandwichs.
    We lucked up on a few local grown tomatoes and had our first BLT's Friday ... I went "Whole Hog" and added some grated Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese to mine ...BLTC ...it were AWESOME !
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    Got about half an acre fenced to 5', with wires at 6' at 8' to keep the deer from jumping in. Raspberries, blueberries, apple trees, asparagus, chives, and mint are the perennials. There is a trellis made out of 16' cattle panels bent into an arch, 3 of them wide, that we use for peas, cucumbers, and anything else we can train to climb. Some raised beds usually have tomatoes and peppers, and then the rows typically have onions, brussel sprouts, lettuce, beans, etc. Occasionally we've done squash but never had any luck with melons. I've tried corn and had some success, but we don't each much freezer corn and nothing I grow can compete with the "Peaches and Cream" sweet corn that grows down the road. A paper sack for $10 out of the back of a pickup is fine by me.

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    Going to be planting potatoes this week and whatever else seeds are going in.
    I dont dare put any plants in yet. We usually wait until closer to June, although the water towers really help from frost.
    We aint had any ice on the water buckets for about a week and a half now

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    SeabeeMan The deer here jump my 6 foot field fence with wire at 7 ft and 8 1/2 feet. They walk up to about 2 feet from the fence then jump over. I have to have electric fence wires down both sides of each row. The only things the deer won't eat are summer squash, eggplant, and onions. Double fences ( one electric) will usually stop them, but they still try to jump them sometimes and break the electric wire when they hit the fence.
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    Last year deer claimed almost all my tomatoes off 24 plants. No surrounding fence but all plants caged with field wire cages 18" around and 4' tall. Never in 35 years have I lost all the tomatoes except the ones deep inside the cages. This year a thermal scope on a .45PCB hopefully will alleviate the problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerjim View Post
    SeabeeMan The deer here jump my 6 foot field fence with wire at 7 ft and 8 1/2 feet. They walk up to about 2 feet from the fence then jump over. I have to have electric fence wires down both sides of each row. The only things the deer won't eat are summer squash, eggplant, and onions. Double fences ( one electric) will usually stop them, but they still try to jump them sometimes and break the electric wire when they hit the fence.
    Will the deer eat Okra ? ... Not too many or too much seem to eat Okra ... a few Cajuns some Creole's and that's about it . No animals around my city garden eat it ... the coons , possums and squirrels avoid it like the plague .
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    Quote Originally Posted by rancher1913 View Post
    we are only doing a small garden this year, about 2 acres. got the sweet corn planted and about 150 pounds of potatoes. everything else is stil in the greenhouse as its to cold to get it in the ground just yet. got 450 cabbage plants, 300 broccoli, 150 cauliflower, 10 zukinis, 50 beans, 50 turnips, 100 beets, 150 tomatoes, 150 peppers, and probably some more that I can not remember.

    Do you have water for all of that or are you able to dry land some/all? I have to irrigate everything down here
    8500' Wet Mountain Valley, Colorado

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