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Old 04-08-2013, 09:35 AM
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Re: If You Planted a Garden What Did You Plant?

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We used to have TONS of them wandering through out yards, that is until a number of new people moved into the neighborhood with cats. The bird populations have plummeted since. Most cat owners see nothing wrong with letting their furry beasts wonder through the whole neighborhood.
Too many cats can certainly cause a problem! We have one dog and one cat...and lots of birds, and squirrels. Our cat is old and has no teeth anymore so he doesn't catch much of anything. It sounds like your over run with them if they could kill off your quail population...
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:56 AM
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Too many cats can certainly cause a problem! We have one dog and one cat...and lots of birds, and squirrels. Our cat is old and has no teeth anymore so he doesn't catch much of anything. It sounds like your over run with them if they could kill off your quail population...
If I didn't live in such a dense neighborhood my Ruger 22 would be getting quite the work out.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:45 AM
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We used to have TONS of them wandering through out yards, that is until a number of new people moved into the neighborhood with cats. The bird populations have plummeted since. Most cat owners see nothing wrong with letting their furry beasts wonder through the whole neighborhood.
Seems like that strict type of community you live, would have
rules against the cats roaming around too. I'm sure they do
for dogs, right?
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:10 PM
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If I didn't live in such a dense neighborhood my Ruger 22 would be getting quite the work out.
Supressor and frangable ammo.
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Supressor and frangable ammo.
Exactly. The only thing making sound would be the cats squealing, and then everyone would just assume they are being "frisky" again, instead of being "dead".
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:38 PM
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They look pretty lonely in this picture but these are our two barrels. You can see the plants in the first barrel doing pretty good after only a couple of weeks. They are much smaller in the other one.

I feel warmer just looking at your pictures! It is a cold 38 degrees here today with a cold north wind blowing, even though the sun is shining! Thanks for sharing your picture of your potato barrels. I shared the concept with my husband, and he is considering. Where did you get your wooden barrels? I've also heard of people using four pallets wired together into a square. Thought about trying this. Also, what sort of compost did you use for the bottom soil?
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Year before last I also learned when the tops start to yellow stop watering...the loser the soil the better for bigger more even taters...
Thanks for that tip! How many potatoes did you end up getting out of your barrel?
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Thanks for that tip! How many potatoes did you end up getting out of your barrel?

I used a raised bed...I want to try them in straw this year if we can get the sets soon...our nights are still pretty chilly...I think this next week if I can get my hubby motivated...


Potatoes we got enough for a few dinners...they were so yummy! This year more I hope!
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Re: If You Planted a Garden What Did You Plant?

A friend of ours told us another way he tried growing potatoes was in 3 or 4 old
tires. You lay one tire down fill with soil and seed potatoes, let them sprout up well,
then add another tire and more soil, careful not to cover the sprout tops, another tire, soil....

Found this illustration......

http://www.kiddiegardens.com/growing..._in_tires.html

and this one.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FYoPOpAhwQ
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I won't get to plant one this season. Maybe I will be able to plant a Summer-Fall garden. I've been in the hospital and recovering etc.

This year I have concentrated on increasing my annual food producers that do not require tilling each season etc.

So far I have...

(3) Fig trees (Planted last year)
(2) Cherry Trees
(2) Apple Trees
(1) Nectarine Tree
(1) Peach Tree

These are newer additions to my already established Pear Tree, Plum Tree & Native Persimmon Tree.
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