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    Growing Food

    Is anyone else growing their own food this year?


    I have just come in from planting a few more pounds of potatoes. Those planted in March have just begun to sprout, I am luck they didn't mold in the ground. The Garlic planted last fall will be ready for harvest in June and the onions are doing well. I need to prepare the ground for Wheat.



    Our goat herd is at @19 right now. We are presently milking 3 and two more will freshen this month. Most of the kids will be sold after the linear appraisal. The pastures are coming in well and the Billy goats are eating the Rape I planted last year as a cover crop after hogs.

    So far after 4 years here we have milch, cheese, yogurt, vegetables, eggs, chevon, lamb, berries and pork. We have also traded for beef and produce.

    Butter and Wheat will be added to the list this year. The fruit trees need another couple of years before producing.
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    One of my pot marigolds (calendula officinalis) flowered today



    You can use them for tea or add them to meals with cheese, rice or egg. Can also use them in puddings or salad. It's a valuable plant in medicine, cosmetics and food.

    Dill is growing in the background

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    Garden cress (Lepidium sativum). Very easy to grow and grows really quick. Karse in Norwegian

    Planted 8th of march


    The other 3 pots have ruccola, also very easy to grow.

    13th of march


    14th of march
    Yeah, that stuff sure can grow fast. I might spread a bit in the lawn and keep it wet to see if I can use it to patch up gaps.

    Pot marigold (calendula officinalis). "Ringblomst".
    Edible flower.



    Should end up looking like this:
    I'd like to grow these too but all I can find is the fancy cultivated versions in shops. I may have to order seeds online, can you grow them in windows?

    Not exactly sure about the name, but I think it is Alpine Strawberry. (Fragaria vesca) Called "trädgårdssmultron" in Swedish, markjordbær in Norwegian. Some annoying fruit flies here too, I hope they are not damaging to the plant.

    I've grown Alpine Strawberries before, it looks like them. There are a few other types of strawberry it could be though.
    Alpines are natives of Europe, the garden ones grown commercially (which I'm cultivating now) are a cross between to Pan-Americas species.

    This mess is normal chives and ramsons (Allium ursinum). "Ramsløk".
    If you walk the forest in spring and get a small garlic smell it will be ramsons you smell. I read it looks very similar to poison ivy, but you can tell the difference by the smell. It grows easy in the garden and it speads very fast...

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    I was out walking today and noticed Ramsons were starting to flower and it the area by the rivers was beginning to smell of garlic. Once summer arrives the woods around the rivers will stink of it.


    Myself I'm growing Garden Strawberries indoors in a window box at the moment. I have two varieties - Cambridge Favourite and Red Gauntlet. The Red Gauntlet plants seem to be doing well - much bigger plants, lots of flowers (thus potential fruit) and they often crop twice.
    I'd like to try growing more things in window boxes but I'm not sure what to plant.

    I have some things that I'm going to plant in the garden too, amongst them are a lot of small onions which I want to grow.

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    This is a bit of a shift away from growing food etc.. but in my back garden I've just managed to rig up a little 3-hole putting green so that I can practice my golf this year

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    I am only growing a few basics this year due to getting a very late start, dry weather and we have enough food put by from previous years we need to go light this year. Besides I want to take some time off from growing our personal garden and focus on a few other things.
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    I favor home grown produce, but I don't really have room to grow much. I have a few tomato plants and a herb garden. I just grow some basics, chives, thyme, rosemary. I don't grow enough tomatoes to garnish more than a couple of meals each year, but the herbs keep me going the year round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustaaf View Post
    I favor home grown produce, but I don't really have room to grow much. I have a few tomato plants and a herb garden. I just grow some basics, chives, thyme, rosemary. I don't grow enough tomatoes to garnish more than a couple of meals each year, but the herbs keep me going the year round.
    You could always try growing things up walls to save space. If you live in a place with warm summers then grapes might be good.
    Strawberry plants in window boxes or hanging baskets are nice too.


    I think I'm going to plant some Chives some time this week - I'll use them, but also they look quite nice when they're in flower and support the wildlife.
    I have a neighbour that has them along the edge of a terraced vegetable patch and they look quite nice, I'm going to have them along a path.

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    No, not this year. The neighbors usually supply me with fresh veggies here and there. When I went out to the field to feed the horse I did notice that the Pecan trees are loaded with small and not so small green Pecans. If the weather cooperates Pecan season should be at least as plentiful as last season. The grapes are doing well and Blueberry season will soon be over. They were plentiful as well.
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    Took some pictures today while working in the garden.

    Potatoes look great. There are potato beetles here and there but nothing like usual. Previous years at this time there was thousands of them but the weather did a number on them, which is great.










    Tomatoes were planted recently so they are still small:




    And by the looks of it, there will be Schnapps-making this year

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    Sad

    I moved a few months ago so have had to start again. I've only got a tiny garden now and whilst me personally I'd have had it full of trees (especially fruit trees) and vines making it like a little forest, I'm limited to how much I can do as I do they own the place.
    So I've made some cheap raised beds filled with perennial ornamentals and have chillies, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and lots of strawberries growing now.

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