Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Royal Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-21-2013, 11:01 AM   Topic Starter
acesn8s acesn8s is offline
MVP
 
acesn8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Here
Casino cash: $6330
Gardening questions

Joie and I have decided to begin a garden. This is my 1st real attempt at gardening and I really don't have a clue as to how to prepare the soil. I walking the grounds to determine the spot for garden when I noticed a lot of critters in the ground. Exactly what these bugs are is undetermined but they do not look like grubs. Will these critters affect the garden? If so, what can be done?

Can I still get the soil prepared for this year? Several flowers have popped up this year across the yard that had been planted by previous owners. While the local hardware store clerk was trying sell me products I don't need and telling me that I won't have a garden because the critters would kill anything that tried to grow (except said flowers apparently) I wondered why previous annuals can survive but a vegetable garden will not? Do I need to treat the ground for bugs?

Should I add ash to the garden site? Does adding ash make a big difference is the garden? Is there a difference between charcoal ash and wood ash from a fire pit?

After preparing the soil how long before I plant vegetables? I am only trying tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and strawberries (maybe) this year.

What say you, Planeteers? Do I have a chance to garden this year?
Posts: 5,629
acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 11:06 AM   #2
stonedstooge stonedstooge is offline
Arf! Arf! Arf!
 
stonedstooge's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North
Casino cash: $15471
Need to find out what the bugs are. Might be beetles that feed on decaying flesh. You living at Jeffrey Dahmer's old place?
__________________
2013 ADOPT A CHIEF
Eric Kush




"Often is a word I seldom use"--JP
Posts: 21,937
stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
milkman milkman is offline
Dumbass!
 
milkman's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Leading the Marty bashing
Casino cash: $9485
Just pour anti freeze on the spot you intend to use for the garden.
__________________
Posts: 64,646
milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 11:06 AM   #4
Hog Farmer Hog Farmer is offline
Good Donkey = Dead Donkey
 
Hog Farmer's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2001
Casino cash: $9052
Yep, Spray the hell out of it with roundup to kill everything out , then soak the soil in diesel fuel to get rid of all the critters. Wait 10 days then remove all the soil that has Diesel residue and replace with topsoil from a ditch. Then plant like hell. Oh yeah , and then spray with roundup and diesel fuel to kill the new weeds and critters.
__________________
We could still go 13-3. Right !
Posts: 15,579
Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 11:14 AM   #5
MOhillbilly MOhillbilly is offline
Mama Tried
 
MOhillbilly's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Missouri
Casino cash: $5659
Do you have a tiller? Is a raised bed an option?
__________________
True Son of Liberty
Posts: 22,982
MOhillbilly has disabled reputation
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 11:29 AM   #6
Stewie Stewie is online now
Supporter
 
Stewie's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: West of the Equator
Casino cash: $7178
Quote:
Originally Posted by MOhillbilly View Post
Do you have a tiller? Is a raised bed an option?
This. A raised bed is an excellent option for a beginner. If you're just doing tomatoes and peppers and the like you'd be surprised how much you can get in a 4' x 4' raised bed.
Posts: 10,941
Stewie wants to die in a aids tree fire.Stewie wants to die in a aids tree fire.Stewie wants to die in a aids tree fire.Stewie wants to die in a aids tree fire.Stewie wants to die in a aids tree fire.Stewie wants to die in a aids tree fire.Stewie wants to die in a aids tree fire.Stewie wants to die in a aids tree fire.Stewie wants to die in a aids tree fire.Stewie wants to die in a aids tree fire.Stewie wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 01:04 PM   #7
acesn8s acesn8s is offline
MVP
 
acesn8s's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Here
Casino cash: $6330
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stewie View Post
This. A raised bed is an excellent option for a beginner. If you're just doing tomatoes and peppers and the like you'd be surprised how much you can get in a 4' x 4' raised bed.
I was thinking 5'x10' is this too much?
__________________
Damnit Dorsey!

Damnit Andy!

We deserve better after 44 years.

Last playoff win 1/16/1994
Last Super Bowl 1/11/1970
Posts: 5,629
acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 12:59 PM   #8
acesn8s acesn8s is offline
MVP
 
acesn8s's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Here
Casino cash: $6330
Quote:
Originally Posted by MOhillbilly View Post
Do you have a tiller? Is a raised bed an option?
I do not have a tiller. If I use a tiller I will rent one since I can't drop $400 anytime soon. A raised bed is an option.
__________________
Damnit Dorsey!

Damnit Andy!

We deserve better after 44 years.

Last playoff win 1/16/1994
Last Super Bowl 1/11/1970
Posts: 5,629
acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #9
Buehler445 Buehler445 is online now
Supporter
 
Buehler445's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Scott City KS
Casino cash: $11659
Quote:
Originally Posted by acesn8s View Post
I do not have a tiller. If I use a tiller I will rent one since I can't drop $400 anytime soon. A raised bed is an option.
Raised beds is your answer.
Posts: 22,115
Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 11:26 AM   #10
stonedstooge stonedstooge is offline
Arf! Arf! Arf!
 
stonedstooge's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North
Casino cash: $15471
Plant them where they get the most sun, weed and water. They will grow
__________________
2013 ADOPT A CHIEF
Eric Kush




"Often is a word I seldom use"--JP
Posts: 21,937
stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 11:48 AM   #11
Buehler445 Buehler445 is online now
Supporter
 
Buehler445's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Scott City KS
Casino cash: $11659
It's really hard to know without seeing it and the varmints you are talking about.

The bugs are probably OK, but if you're worried about it, get some insecticide.

As for the weeds, I'd recommend you terminate them before you till. You need a non-selective herbicide. Glyphosate with some 2-4D works the best in most situations. I don't know what you can get for yourself, but beware of Roundup branded products. They have added a lot of residuals and other crap to just straight roundup. Don't buy anything that says extended control or anything like that. If you can get to a store with somebody that knows something, just ask for straight roundup. Spray it. Wait 2 weeks for the weeds to die. Till.

Find shit. Manure is your best friend.

Fertilize. You're going to need nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium most likely. Most greenhouses will be able to fix you up. Just make sure you read the directions. Sometimes there is timing issues with picking, flowering, and the like, just read the directions.

Mulch. A lot. It will cut down your water usage through evaporation and keep the weeds out.
Posts: 22,115
Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 12:32 PM   #12
MOhillbilly MOhillbilly is offline
Mama Tried
 
MOhillbilly's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Missouri
Casino cash: $5659
I'd stead clear of commercial fertilizer herbicide and pesticide. If you have a tiller till it every three days for 9 days. Or go a raised bed route depending on the size. First time out 4x 8 up to 16 ft. Jmo. I'll take a pic of mine later and post em.
__________________
True Son of Liberty
Posts: 22,982
MOhillbilly has disabled reputation
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 01:00 PM   #13
MOhillbilly MOhillbilly is offline
Mama Tried
 
MOhillbilly's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Missouri
Casino cash: $5659
4x16
__________________
True Son of Liberty

Last edited by MOhillbilly; 01-31-2014 at 07:57 PM..
Posts: 22,982
MOhillbilly has disabled reputation
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 01:06 PM   #14
theelusiveeightrop theelusiveeightrop is offline
Spiraling down the Drain
 
theelusiveeightrop's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Dante's Ninth Circle
Casino cash: $10155
Don't let the sheriff find out you have a " garden".
__________________
"We're both part of the same hypocrisy, Senator, but never think it applies to my family."

2014 Adopt a Chief - Travis Kelce #87
Posts: 20,192
theelusiveeightrop is obviously part of the inner Circle.theelusiveeightrop is obviously part of the inner Circle.theelusiveeightrop is obviously part of the inner Circle.theelusiveeightrop is obviously part of the inner Circle.theelusiveeightrop is obviously part of the inner Circle.theelusiveeightrop is obviously part of the inner Circle.theelusiveeightrop is obviously part of the inner Circle.theelusiveeightrop is obviously part of the inner Circle.theelusiveeightrop is obviously part of the inner Circle.theelusiveeightrop is obviously part of the inner Circle.theelusiveeightrop is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 01:31 PM   #15
acesn8s acesn8s is offline
MVP
 
acesn8s's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Here
Casino cash: $6330
Quote:
Originally Posted by theelusiveeightrop View Post
Don't let the sheriff find out you have a " garden".
The SOB just drove by.
__________________
Damnit Dorsey!

Damnit Andy!

We deserve better after 44 years.

Last playoff win 1/16/1994
Last Super Bowl 1/11/1970
Posts: 5,629
acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.acesn8s would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:08 PM.


This is a test for a client's site.
A new website that shows member-created construction site listings that need fill or have excess fill. Dirt Monkey @ https://DirtMonkey.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.