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I gotta call BS ....A real GIMer would have that pole barn overflowing!

J/k Cisco.


Originally built it to hold all my equipment. My wife immediately, and I do mean immediately, took over 3/4 of it as her hay barn. I insisted that there be room for my tractor, and she grudgingly allowed me that. From July through March, that barn is crammed to the gills with hay. She can fit a staggering amount of hay in there. It's April so all the hay is gone, and my tractor is peeping out there all alone. She keeps her tractor in the other barn.
 

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Originally built it to hold all my equipment. My wife immediately, and I do mean immediately, took over 3/4 of it as her hay barn. I insisted that there be room for my tractor, and she grudgingly allowed me that. From July through March, that barn is crammed to the gills with hay. She can fit a staggering amount of hay in there. It's April so all the hay is gone, and my tractor is peeping out there all alone. She keeps her tractor in the other barn.
Oh yeah, you've got a horse gal. Nuff said!
 

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Here's some shots of yours truly putting this thing up 8 years ago.

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If you really want to take it up a notch, install a pond to the south side that will reflect additional light into the sun trap.
Our pool happens to be SSE of the plants by about 15ft. Thx for info.
 

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I've been reading a lot about espalier fruit trees and how they were grown and pruned during the mini ice age in the 1700s. Living in MN I'm not sure where I'd find enough stone or brick to make it happen but it is interesting.

The wall faces south and the trees are.pruned to hug the wall for warmth. Apparently most of France in the mid 1750s didn't get summer nights without frosts.
 

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It's the little things like the intoxicating aroma of these lilacs that keep me moving & breathing.
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National Geographic Beta here I come

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Very nice, I wish I could grow grass like that without hose water.

Those azaleas are quite a scene.
 

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It's the little things like the intoxicating aroma of these lilacs that keep me moving & breathing.View attachment 255932
Have me over after I've had warm Pepsi and some salami and I'll share some intoxicating aroma that might stop you from breathing and moving...LOL! ...
 

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Very nice, I wish I could grow grass like that without hose water.

Those azaleas are quite a scene.
The azaleas belonged to a client & got hit bad by frost. They got uprooted and were about to be on their way to the landfill when client offered them to me 5o which I jumped.

Sent pics to he and the wife and they were pleased as punch and surprised how healthy I got them considering the hit they took and then getting ripped out in the heat of Summer.
 

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Re lawn: we've had about 4-5" in the past couple weeks

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Have me over after I've had warm Pepsi and some salami and I'll share some intoxicating aroma that might stop you from breathing and moving...LOL! ...
I very well may take you up on that one day!
 

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Thats more precip than weve had since last august. Im pretty much over it.
 

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Thats more precip than weve had since last august. Im pretty much over it.
Your thigh gap is distracting sir.

But I bet you get that a lot:belly laugh:
 

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Boy these sure do stand out in the neighborhood!

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Can someone please ID these again. Pretty sure I posted the same question last year but no sticky.

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Anyone plant according to the moon cycle? Waxing vs waning specifically?
 

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I was looking at soils to pick up tonight as I have a bunch of planting to do this weekend.
And saw that Home depot has a sale on the .75 cu.ft. bags of miracle grow garden soil.
Currently 50% off, only for that size though, not the bigger bags.

If you need any, now might be the time to get it.

This weekend I'm putting in the ground at the minimum:
5 honeyberries, 3 hazelnuts, 2 magnolias, 1 hardy hibiscus, 2 hardy bananas (I think they will look neat out by the pool)
FYI they'll sell ripped bags at 1/2 off...
 

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Anyone plant according to the moon cycle? Waxing vs waning specifically?
My grand dad used to but I never followed close enough to know if it worked. I think cigarlover has done it before.........
 

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My grand dad used to but I never followed close enough to know if it worked. I think cigarlover has done it before.........
Shoot coop. If it was good enough for granddad it's good enough for us!
 

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Probably so nm, but I like to keep things simple. I have pretty good luck in the patch already, no need to muddy the waters by being in a schedule. sometimes I fook off for weeks.........
 

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Probably so nm, but I like to keep things simple. I have pretty good luck in the patch already, no need to muddy the waters by being in a schedule. sometimes I fook off for weeks.........
Yeah, I was only partially serious. Plants are survivors I certainly don't think a few days here or there is going to make or break a harvest.
 

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I thought I was done purchasing/planting stuff other than the vegetable garden this year; but now that the wife is suddenly and unapologetically onboard and not mocking me for my "farmer fantasy". I ventured out into the farmlands and picked up another 5x each of 3yr old blackberry, raspberry, blue berry bushes from a local farming family.

And bonus to that, after clearing out a section of our scrub pine land, I discovered a monstrous blueberry bush that had gone unnoticed until now. The SOB was completely surrounded and hidden by pine trees. Stands about 7ft tall. I wonder how its going to do now that it isnt in complete shade.
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I have a long line of arecas on my one property line, is there any veggies or food thingies I could plant in between them, very low sun due to the trees obviously
 

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I have a long line of arecas on my one property line, is there any veggies or food thingies I could plant in between them, very low sun due to the trees obviously
Not sure exactly what climate zone you are in, but assuming subtropical if you have arecas?

There's plenty of shade loving plants. You could try sweet potato, which tolerates shade, but will run towards the sun. Gingers do well in shade. I'm a fan of ashitaba, which is a uniquely flavored perennial vegetable with stalks kinda like celery. Anything you grow strictly for leaves and not for fruit will probably do OK with shade. Kales, chard, spinach, lettuces, etc.
 

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I thought I was done purchasing/planting stuff other than the vegetable garden this year; but now that the wife is suddenly and unapologetically onboard and not mocking me for my "farmer fantasy". I ventured out into the farmlands and picked up another 5x each of 3yr old blackberry, raspberry, blue berry bushes from a local farming family.

And bonus to that, after clearing out a section of our scrub pine land, I discovered a monstrous blueberry bush that had gone unnoticed until now. The SOB was completely surrounded and hidden by pine trees. Stands about 7ft tall. I wonder how its going to do now that it isnt in complete shade.
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Woohoo kickin' butt on the specs farm.