The Backyard Garden is finally in

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well this big orange round thing called the sun finally decided to come out and play the last couple of days so we could actually finish getting the backyard garden in. For some reason our local farmers union has been out of garlic sets the last few years so I went in the pantry and grabbed some bulbs from the strand we had made last year from our garden.

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Garlic is pretty easy to plant, break apart the bulbs and stick the pointy side up, can’t get any easier than that

I finally got in my horseradish root the other day

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I didn’t want to plant these in the beds because the roots can spread several feet in a season and can become invasive. So I decided to plant them outside the shorter box. I dug up the ground and mixed in some compost

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and spaced the root out about a foot apart from each other

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I covered them with soil, I will have to keep a eye on these guys this summer.

I had saved some of the dehydrated habaneros my father in law had planted last year before he passed on. I figured I would replant them this year and try and make some hot sauce for the family for x-mas and continue to propagate the plant each year

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I decided to do them in planters, that way I could move them indoors or into the greenhouse late in the season if needed. When I laid out the garden I set up one bed for my plants that needed warmth. I planted my bell peppers and tomatoes in there, so I set the planters in there spaced out among the tomatoes

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and covered it with some agribon to help keep the warmth in

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we should have a good blueberry harvest

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the radishes were starting to sprout

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something was digging into my beans and cukes, so I had to replant some of them, but they are doing well

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the zucchini was sprouting

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as was the squash I planted in the planters along the fence

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the onion sets were really taking off though, I had just planted these on sunday

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the potatoes have really exploded with the brief sun we have had, if it continues like this I will putting on another layer of tires this weekend

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it’s good to finally have the garden in, now I can start focusing on other things

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  1. hey mate just a quick question, last year i done my potatoes in some kids toy bins but this year i want to do it with the tires but am just curious how high to go with the tires. how high do u usually go with them ??