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New garden, new opportunities!

I sadly didn't get to do a garden last year ,because we put our house on the market and then lived at my parents in a camper for 5 months. But we finally in and now the snow is melted! I've spread the lime and I'll be getting manure next weekend. I know many of you helped me try and get my garden at my old house to do.well and it just wouldn't. I'm really hoping this will be a fruitful garden. I have all.my.seedlings started and im.pretty excited. My garden will be pretty big and I bought a ton of squash seed varieties that I am.very excited about growing! Hopefully the svb doesn't find me here! I planted several fruit trees as well. I just took a tree grafting class last week, which was interesting. Here is to new beginnings! I love love love my new property, I have space to do all the gardening I love!
Sheila, gardening on the zone 4b/5a line.

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Congratulations! Show us some pictures of your new place! How much land do you have?

I remember the issues with your old place some of which had to do with excess acidity of soil and water. You might want to start out with a soil test at your new place and maybe test the water too.

Best Wishes!! :)
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Re: New garden, new opportunities!

Its nice to start a brand new garden, but it is a lot of work. I would second getting a soil test and checking out what other people are growing. If you are in a different zone, you may have to account for that and get plants suited to your local environment.
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Re: New garden, new opportunities!

Congrats and good luck! Looking forward to hearing more about your new property and watching your new garden grow with you. :D
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Re: New garden, new opportunities!

rainbowgardener wrote:Congratulations! Show us some pictures of your new place! How much land do you have?

I remember the issues with your old place some of which had to do with excess acidity of soil and water. You might want to start out with a soil test at your new place and maybe test the water too.

Best Wishes!! :)
We have 6.32 acres vs .93 acres at the last place. My back yard is huge too!!! I was going to post a picture, but I couldn't figure out how to on my phone. I'll have to turn on my computer tomorrow. You're right though, a soil.test would be a good idea!!

Im going to get a water test. We also have a brook and I thought about using water from.the brook for the garden, but I would have to run a lot of hose as it is far
Sheila, gardening on the zone 4b/5a line.

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Re: New garden, new opportunities!

imafan26 wrote:Its nice to start a brand new garden, but it is a lot of work. I would second getting a soil test and checking out what other people are growing. If you are in a different zone, you may have to account for that and get plants suited to your local environment.
Thankfully, I'm just 5 minutes from where I was before! The soil here is actual soil though. My other house was a bunch of Sandy fill that they filled in an aquifer
Sheila, gardening on the zone 4b/5a line.

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applestar wrote:Congrats and good luck! Looking forward to hearing more about your new property and watching your new garden grow with you. :D
Thank you!!! I've missed you guys! It's been an interesting year! I'm hopeful that things will grow here. I have a good acre of cleared land, so there is a lot I can do. I'm going to clear more as well and build a proper greenhouse. My friend who is a farmer and owned a nursery etc, says this land is wayyyyyyy better and she can't see me having issues with it. I hope she's right!!
Sheila, gardening on the zone 4b/5a line.

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