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Post  OhioGardener on 4/18/2020, 5:59 pm

Glad to see that you are getting back into the swing, TD!  Getting tired easily after what you've gone through is to be expected.

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Post  sanderson on 4/20/2020, 5:01 am

@countrynaturals wrote:Good job, TD! Sixth Year SFG in Canada - Page 4 3170584802
+1 I would say you did a good days work on the garden.

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Post  trolleydriver on 4/20/2020, 8:56 am

Got a load of 2 cu.yd. mushroom compost and 2 cu.yd. cedar mulch arriving today. I'll use some of the mushroom compost mixed with homemade compost in the SFG. I plan on storing one cubic yard in my large 3x3x3 compost bin for future use. I will likely use the rest on other parts of the garden such as Mrs TDs flower beds. The mulch will be used to fix up the SFG paths as well as on the flower beds. Lots of outdoor work ahead of me.


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Post  OhioGardener on 4/20/2020, 9:14 am

Sounds like you are keeping busy during this down time, TD.  Your beds will appreciate that mushroom compost to refresh them.

Reminds me of many years ago when we lived in southern Illinois on a mini-farm. Dole had mushroom growing operations in the old limestone caves along the Mississippi River, and they sold the old mushroom compost by the truck load - couldn't buy just a yard or two, had to take an entire dump truck load.  But, it was very rich composted horse manure and straw. Each spring I would get a load to spread on my garden and till it in.  But, before spreading it on the garden I would let it set in a pile for a while and wait for the mushrooms to show up. We would harvest a bushel or two of mushrooms off of that compost before it went into the soil.  Loved those free fresh mushrooms!  Very Happy

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Post  trolleydriver on 4/20/2020, 10:04 pm

Mushroom compost and cedar mulch. Two cubic yards of each. Mrs TD and I moved it all from the driveway to the backyard except for some of the compost that Mrs TD put on the front yard flower beds.Sixth Year SFG in Canada - Page 4 Img_2674
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Post  ralitaco on 4/20/2020, 11:05 pm

Look at that SMILE!!!
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Post  trolleydriver on 5/2/2020, 1:22 pm

Today I am getting help from Mrs TD to clean up prepare (e.g. compost)the SFG beds. Without her help I may have given up. We also harvested the last of the overwintered parsnips.

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Post  sanderson on 5/2/2020, 3:40 pm

That was nice seeing both of you out in the garden. Just look at the parsnips! Vegan Irish Stew?

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Post  mollyhespra on 5/2/2020, 4:12 pm

SO good to see you (& the Mrs.) in the garden! I love you I love you Sixth Year SFG in Canada - Page 4 3170584802
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Post  Kelejan on 5/2/2020, 6:33 pm

I bet those parsnips taste good after their winter in Ottawa.  Very Happy

Added:  TD. it may please you that I have just been reading the first five pages of your thread about compost piles and you purchasing several thermometers and then using it in your compost piles.  That was in 2016 and I have only got to page 5 of 13 pages.
Today I finished filling my compost pile with shredded leaves from last year and  partially composted from my current pile. Added some water and some blood meal.

I discovered I had a meat thermometer and I am using it as a compost one, so I used the SEARCH at the top left hand corning and scrolling down I found your 13 page effort that I am enjoying.  My meat thermometer read about 47C so I will see what it is tomorrow morning.
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Post  trolleydriver on 5/3/2020, 5:51 pm

@Kelejan wrote:I bet those parsnips taste good after their winter in Ottawa.  Very Happy

Added:  TD. it may please you that I have just been reading the first five pages of your thread about compost piles and you purchasing several thermometers and then using it in your compost piles.  That was in 2016 and I have only got to page 5 of 13 pages.
Today I finished filling my compost pile with shredded leaves from last year and  partially composted from my current pile. Added some water and some blood meal.

I discovered I had a meat thermometer and I am using it as a compost one, so I used the SEARCH at the top left hand corning and scrolling down I found your 13 page effort that I am enjoying.  My meat thermometer read about 47C so I will see what it is tomorrow morning.
Glad you are liking the compost thread KJ.
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Post  trolleydriver on 5/17/2020, 8:22 pm

Can't believe how much I am struggling to plan my veggie garden and get seeds started.  Maybe I should not have bothered doing it this year. 

On a positive note, my indoor started tomatoes are doing really well. But the indoor started peppers are really pathetic. I have started hardening off some of the tomatoes and a few other things. As usual I started way more tomato plants than I can use.  My neighbours will be the beneficiaries of the extra plants.
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