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Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Next Season is Always The Best

Male Cardinal enjoying some cracked corn.
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I am ambitious and optimistic, if nothing else!  (And made of unlimited amounts of cash, it would seem.) I did my raised beds without sides the last few years, and the crab grass just took over.  The few beds that had sides and thick mulch in the rows did much better.  So the plan is to convert all the beds this winter... hahahaha!

Regular Beds - 3 x 6 x 2 boards high

  1. Spring Bulbs over planted with herbs - 2017 - built - Planted
  2. Spring Bulbs over planted with herbs - 2017 - built
  3. Bush green beans - mixed - for eating
  4. Bush shelling beans - mixed - for eating
  5. Bush beans & Cow peas - for seed saving - BB/CP/BB
  6.  Planted away from other beans/cow peas, I could save a total of 3 varieties of each total
  7. Bush beans & Cow peas - for seed saving - CP/BB/CP
  8.  Planted away from other beans/cow peas, I could save a total of 3 varieties of each total
  9. Cow Peas - mixed for eating
  10. Soy Beans 
  11. Sunflowers - small varieties for succession planting & cutting
  12. Sunflowers - large headed - for eating - Build wire sides for containment
  13. Onions
  14. Lettuce/Greens/Spinach - with Cukes on a flat trellis
  15. Lettuce/Greens/Spinach - with Cukes on a flat trellis
  16. Tomatoes
  17. Tomatoes
  18. Roma Tomatoes
  19. Blue Herbs - Hyssop & Sages & Lupines
  20. Prairie - Cone Flowers, Lupines, Poppies, Bunnie Tails, Sunflowers, Monarda, Ornamental
  21. Sages
  22. Prairie - Cone Flowers, Lupines, Poppies, Bunnie Tails, Sunflowers, Monarda, Ornamental
  23. Sages
  24. Herbs
  25. Ornamental Sages
  26. Ornamental Asgaches


Deep Bed 3 x 6 x 3 boards

  1.  Baby Tree Nursery


Mound Beds Tall - 3 x 3 x 3 boards high

    Mound up with more soil and mulch as time goes on
  1. Sweet potatoes
  2. Potatoes
  3. Peanuts


Mound Beds Short - 3 x 3 x 2 boards high

Deep mulch over thick cardboard where vines will grow
  1. Pumpkin
  2. Pumpkin
  3. Watermelon
  4. Cantaloupe
  5. Honeydew
  6. Pole Bean Tent
  7. Peas followed by Pole Bean Tent
  8. Peas followed by Pole Bean Tent

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