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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #315 on: June 26, 2012, 02:39:29 PM »
I have seen one of these types of machines that is just a big sphere with a hatch on one side that you roll around the yard to turn the 'heap'. looks kind of fun

We had one of those at my elementary school when I was a kid. We would take out some vegetable scrapes from lunch, and occasionally some cardboard, and put it in there. Then roll it a little. It was a great way to get us involved in gardening, and it made beautiful soil.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #316 on: June 27, 2012, 08:44:26 AM »
I have one of these that I got from my parents years ago.  It works very well.  They are a bit pricey though.

Betcha I could make one of these. I'll ponder (and possibly Google) this afternoon...
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #317 on: June 27, 2012, 08:33:04 PM »
Get yourself a black, 55 gallon plastic barrel and make a door in the side of it. I shoved a piece of 2" PVC through the ends and supported it by those so I can spin it. I reattached the plastic door with hinges and a latch. Be sure and leave the bungs out for air and you might want to drill some more holes around the sides for additional ventilation.

The only problem I have is that I get golf ball sized clumps of compost sometimes. Maybe I'm not turning it enough.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #318 on: July 03, 2012, 07:30:56 PM »
Heh.  Compost.

My neighbor asked if I was "rotating" the other day.
I said what?  He says.... smells like something died.

I love a steaming pile
but I confess
I turn mine with diesel and hydraulics. :-[



Wife says she forgot to take out meat for dinner,
I know that is a hint, wink wink.
So I head down to get this for a quick stir fry.

Yum.  A little thinning for the wok.

Cheers green heads.




I only left that east coast beer in there for Ron. ;)

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #319 on: July 03, 2012, 11:00:00 PM »



I only left that east coast beer in there for Ron. ;)

That looks nice! I wish I had the yard to do something like that.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #320 on: July 04, 2012, 07:23:07 PM »
Looking good, man!  Had fresh peas today and made chimichurri sauce for the BBQ from fresh herbs.  And a tomato salad.  Garden is really starting to produce, don't need to buy many veggies.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #321 on: July 04, 2012, 08:08:07 PM »
I can't wait till I start getting some veggies. Cukes, zukes and beans are all starting to flower. Got a bunch of green tomatoes that I'm waiting to ripen, plus a couple of Anchos almost ready to pick. Been picking at the raspberries a bit and waiting for the blackberries, currants and boysenberries to finish ripening up.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #322 on: July 04, 2012, 08:12:37 PM »
Anyone want some lettuce before it bolts?
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #323 on: July 05, 2012, 10:53:18 AM »
From my garden....(except the shrimp dang it)

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #324 on: July 05, 2012, 12:27:45 PM »
What, no shrimp in the garden?  Slacker!   ;)
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #325 on: July 05, 2012, 06:34:22 PM »


I only left that east coast beer in there for Ron. ;)

Man...oh...man...that looks awesome.  8)

Thanks!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #326 on: July 05, 2012, 06:56:38 PM »
My Cascade hops are looking great!



The garden is getting ready to shift into second gear.  :)



The blackberries are also doing well.



The tomatoes are just starting to turn.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #327 on: July 08, 2012, 09:29:10 AM »
Lookin' good!  Sweet corn is taller than me and little cobs are starting to grow.  Got peppers and tomatoes already to the point of having to can.  My daughter is making Italian wedding soup with escarole fresh picked from the garden.  Yum!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #328 on: July 08, 2012, 01:15:43 PM »
Stll picking pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangos, lychee, and lilikoi (passion fruit) here.  White pineapple (Kona Sugarloaf) season is just starting.  Bananas and papayas year-round.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #329 on: July 09, 2012, 07:39:59 AM »
Sauce tomatoes are blossoming. Tallest flint corn has some tassles. Been eating on the 'weeds' (purslane) for a couple weeks. taters are still just little. we have a pupmkinish squash that looks close to ready. been eating the volunteer zukes for a while as well. artichokes are starting to blossom which is not edible but sure is pretty.
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