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Since: Jan 13

United States

#1 Jan 26, 2013
I am getting ready to start "breaking ground" on my garden & was wondering if anyone else here on the Ripley Topix forum does any gardening.

Being from up north I am sure that what works well up there might not work as well down here so if anyone has any advice, suggestions, tips or tricks that they have found that works well in their garden I would really appreciate hearing them.

Keep in mind that I am a vegetable gardener & that my cool weather spring crop will consist of beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, both head & leaf lettuce's, onions, sugar snap peas, and maybe, just maybe I will try some red potatoes (I have never had any luck with potatoes though).
anon

Ripley, TN

#2 Jan 26, 2013
RichardRipley wrote:
I am getting ready to start "breaking ground" on my garden & was wondering if anyone else here on the Ripley Topix forum does any gardening.
Being from up north I am sure that what works well up there might not work as well down here so if anyone has any advice, suggestions, tips or tricks that they have found that works well in their garden I would really appreciate hearing them.
Keep in mind that I am a vegetable gardener & that my cool weather spring crop will consist of beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, both head & leaf lettuce's, onions, sugar snap peas, and maybe, just maybe I will try some red potatoes (I have never had any luck with potatoes though).
Get in touch with the local farm cooperatives or local suppliers.

Since: Jan 13

United States

#3 Jan 27, 2013
anon wrote:
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Get in touch with the local farm cooperatives or local suppliers.
Thank you for the suggestion Anon, however I was attempting to start "a safe topic" that Ripley folks could possibly participate in without resorting to name calling, muckraking or harrassing each other.

On my previous hometown's online forum the gardening thread was very popular, ie: it was one of those those types of threads that once got started had continued to be active for many years, with tens of thousands of posts worth of great information availible to anyone who enjoyed or was interested in learning about gardening.
Teresa

Cordova, TN

#4 Jan 27, 2013
Great idea! I will be checking back to see what people have to say. I am about to start my garden too. Any help I can get will be appreciated. I was wondering when is the best time to plant grass. And what kind will work the best in this area.
anon

Ripley, TN

#5 Jan 27, 2013
Try this link for helpful details:

http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/late...

Since: Jan 13

United States

#6 Jan 27, 2013
Teresa wrote:
Great idea! I will be checking back to see what people have to say. I am about to start my garden too. Any help I can get will be appreciated. I was wondering when is the best time to plant grass. And what kind will work the best in this area.
Congratulations Teresa (or whatever your real name is), you just convinced me that there is absolutely no hope of Ripley's Topix forum of being anything other than a complete waste of my time.
Planting spring plants

Jackson, TN

#7 Jan 27, 2013
Richard, the best time to plant your broccoli, cabbage, carrots, green onions and other vegetables you mention is at the end of February. So now is the time to get your ground ready. If you wait much longer after February to plant your spring plants the bugs will eat them up and they will not make anything that will be eatable. You will however have some pretty plants to look at with lots of bug holes. Believe me i know this from experience. It took me many years to learn this lesson.
Good luck with your garden, hope you have lots of good vegetables to eat.
Teresa

Cordova, TN

#8 Jan 27, 2013
I was talking about yard grass, Richard!!!! You are the one that made my post look bad!!! Be ashamed!!!
anon

Ripley, TN

#9 Jan 27, 2013
Teresa wrote:
I was talking about yard grass, Richard!!!! You are the one that made my post look bad!!! Be ashamed!!!
Did he think you meant pot? lol You can grow that indoors year around with the proper equipment...

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#10 Jan 27, 2013
some go by the almanac and plant with the moon. copies of that are available most anywhere.

if you have a good tiller or a tractor with discs (depends on garden size), wait till ground is dry enough to till so you won't be dealing with hard clods. work in natural fertilizer if possible...dry cow patties are good if you can find them.

have water source available if nature doesn't send rain when garden needs.

God bless.
Teresa

Germantown, TN

#11 Jan 27, 2013
This guy is a real buttwipe!!! He wanted to put up a garden post and he was the one the made it nasty!!! I really wanted some advice on YARD grass!!! Go back up North, buttwipe!!!
betty

United States

#12 Jan 27, 2013
i wipe my grass in the yard.
Too sad

Duluth, GA

#13 Jan 27, 2013
RichardRipley wrote:
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Congratulations Teresa (or whatever your real name is), you just convinced me that there is absolutely no hope of Ripley's Topix forum of being anything other than a complete waste of my time.
What do expect anyone to say about your topic? She was talking about gardening.. You sound like an idiot **hole..
CheesusRiced

Beverly Hills, CA

#14 Jan 28, 2013
Be careful of what you grow/how much you grow. New agriculture laws limit the amount you can grow or the state ag department can come by and spray plant-killer over your crops. So, just don't grow more than they limit for home gardens.
This

Assumption, IL

#15 Jan 28, 2013
CheesusRiced wrote:
Be careful of what you grow/how much you grow. New agriculture laws limit the amount you can grow or the state ag department can come by and spray plant-killer over your crops. So, just don't grow more than they limit for home gardens.
is just more of BIG BROTHER trying to step in & MAKE you buy their genetically engineered veggies! Cheesus is right & it is sickening!! The things they try to stop a person from doing now'a'days is becoming as we say in the south "plum ignorant"!

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#16 Jan 28, 2013
cheese, what new laws prevent a person from his personal garden? this is horrible.
CheesusRiced

Beverly Hills, CA

#17 Jan 28, 2013
theOX wrote:
cheese, what new laws prevent a person from his personal garden? this is horrible.
I'm not too sure WHICH ones, just check with the AG office.

“We gather together ”

Since: Jun 11

to ask the Lord's blessing

#18 Jan 29, 2013
theOX wrote:
cheese, what new laws prevent a person from his personal garden? this is horrible.
Hi Ox. I don't know about the laws but I do know of a person who grew some cotton in her flower bed, just for ornamental purposes, and she was asked to remove it. The reasoning was that the cotton growers were afraid boll weevils or other pests could get a toe-hold in her little bit of cotton. This was several years ago. So with that logic in mind, I suppose there could be a valid reason for monitoring what is grown in private yards.

:)
Local

New Salisbury, IN

#19 Jan 29, 2013
Sorry for all the bickering. this could be a good thread. Do try the red potatos, i had really good results last year.I'm planting mine as soon as possible. I wished I had planted earlier last year.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#20 Jan 29, 2013
thanks Dickens. have wanted to plant ornamental cotton, but could see the concerns if not pesticides used.

but as much as they use, it would be moot, wouldn't it?

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