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Double Dog Farm Garden Expansion 2012

Do you see it Ma! Beans here, potatoes there and over here corn!

So you have had two crappy gardening years in a row. What do you do, Give up? NO! You double your headache.

My garden is currently 54ft x 72ft. With this clearing, it could go as large as 54ft x 140ft. Basically doubled.

Stumps and roots to pull. Soil to move around and amend. Maybe more fencing.
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what do you do with all the brush and wood debris?
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What truly beautiful country you live in, Eric! Your photos really took me back. You're got to be in northern Washington. Hang in there. Next spring has GOT to be a return to the old days 8)
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Two dogs two gardens!
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soil wrote:what do you do with all the brush and wood debris?
Soil,

I didn't want to burn anymore time and gasoline chipping, so the debris was pushed to the perimeters. Majority of it was pushed to the northern edge along my loop drive. Along this edge I will be planting nut trees. Mostly Filberts. If you look at the second picture , expanded, you can see the brown at the base of the willows. This is the eastern edge.

Stella, You can't go much farther north than San Juan Island.
I can see Canada from my house. Not really, but you can from the west side.
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Bobberman wrote:Two dogs two gardens!
Yes or one fat dog! Will see how it goes. May or may not be ready by spring. :(

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I didn't want to burn anymore time and gasoline chipping, so the debris was pushed to the perimeters. Majority of it was pushed to the northern edge along my loop drive. Along this edge I will be planting nut trees. Mostly Filberts. If you look at the second picture , expanded, you can see the brown at the base of the willows. This is the eastern edge.
good, i was just going to say don't burn it!
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Have soil, Will plant
Have soil with brush, will push to the side and plant,
Have soil with stumps, will dig up and plant.

Good luck with the expansion. It is probably a good fact that I have only a small place to plant a garden. Otherwise, I would go way overboard.
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lakngulf wrote:Have soil, Will plant
Have soil with brush, will push to the side and plant,
Have soil with stumps, will dig up and plant.

Good luck with the expansion. It is probably a good fact that I have only a small place to plant a garden. Otherwise, I would go way overboard.
Gardening is not finite. :wink: :lol:

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I tried to plant too much this year and the weeds out did me. Next year more mulch less weeds! I also am going to seperate my plants more with easy access! I think straw is the key to a better garden!
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Eric, are you in the San Juan Islands off Puget Sound?
I was wondering if you've ever visited the home of author Betty MacDonald on Vashon Island?
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DeborahL wrote:Eric, are you in the San Juan Islands off Puget Sound?
I was wondering if you've ever visited the home of author Betty MacDonald on Vashon Island?
Yes, Washington

Nope never been.

We do have some interesting people that live here part time.
Steve Miller https://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/steve-millers-house-1/view/?service=0
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Miller_(musician)

Sharon Duncan, I installed Sharon's drip irragation system.
https://scotiamysteries.com/

and there are others.

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I am so jealous!!! I live in a duplex right in town... small back yard, and a rental so not too much I can do. But if I could I would be doing the same thing!
Hoping to move soon, probably to a different state even! Thinking Montana, so hopefully somewhere with land where I can finally plant the garden I have been wanting to plant!
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Good luck Eric - looks like fun! You'll have some stiff competition for those filberts if you've got Stellar Jays or squirrels around. Do they grow wild there? I've got 'em on my property...pretty much just forage for wildlife. I like to hear the jays cracking 'em on branches.
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Thanks, Eric.
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Eric, you've got the right idea! If at first you don't succeed, make your garden bigger!

If your soup is cold, make your garden bigger.

If your light bulb burns out, make your garden bigger.

If you......well, you get the idea :lol:.

You're quite fortunate to have so much land to be able to improve like that!
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This is so exciting! Can't wait to see what next season brings. :D

Will you be experimenting with hugelkultur beds?

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