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Old Yesterday, 04:48 PM
MSLazarus MSLazarus is online now
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: western MA
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Default Too many acres planted to hand pull weeds everywhere....

We do all the weeding by hand...I crawl and pull....
But we have a couple of acres of fingerlings and that's where the problem is.

Our 1/2 acre of peas are poking up through the ground. Soon we will plant the haricot verts beans, the dozen varieties of sweet peppers and the quarter acre of sunflowers. Japanese eggplant and squash for squash blossoms.
We grow figs and sell them absolutely ripe. We also take cuttings from the mother fig and sell fig trees to. My father in law brought the tree with him when he immigrated @1917.
We have the fig planted in the ground in a greenhouse that is heated in winter.

Next Saturday is my first farmers' market this year. I have been going to this market for 45 years. Hard to believe it.
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Old Yesterday, 09:14 PM
GoatHerder GoatHerder is online now
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That's great! We just grow enough for ourselves and close family. We do a lot of canning so we can enjoy the garden near year 'round.

Before we plant, the goats go in and eat any weeds, roots and all. After the garden is exhausted for the season, the goats go in again and clean it out, ready for next season!
Retired engineer, now hobby farmer with goats, chickens, a duck, an old dog,and a lazy barn cat!
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