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  1. Jul 11, 2018 #1

    Alasgun

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    IMG_0956.jpg IMG_0820.jpg IMG_0389.JPG In 5 months ill be slacken and in need of something to do so i started the garden project. One year ago the lot was woods. I Got it cleared and the dirt work done before winter.

    In March we built the greenhouse, raised beds etc.

    The focus has been on the greenhouse and the beds so the yard still looks crappy but we couldnt be happier with the rest of it. The last picture is at exactly 1 year from starting.

    Today i started the plumbing for a drip system that will be completly functionable by spring. So far ive got the apple trees (not shown) and the strawberries / asparagus working. When completed the entire greenhouse and the beds will be on this system which will save me a bunch of time. Time better spent tending the other garden
     
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  2. Jul 11, 2018 #2

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    Looks like you got it goin on at your little piece of heaven!!!
     
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    Alasgun

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    IMG_1109.jpg IMG_1110.jpg IMG_1113.jpg Our summer season is always frantic and this years no different. The gardens in full swimg and we're happy with the results.
    Its been over 25 years since we've gardened and never in Alaska and we still have a lot to learn.
    With any luck we'll get thru August before the rainy fall starts.
    Anyway heres some pics of the effort.
    Next year im adding 3 more beds for things in the greenhouse that could go out. Heck, that'll free up some space for a few more autos!
     
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  4. Aug 14, 2018 at 3:04 AM #4

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    IMG_1121.jpg IMG_1126.jpg IMG_1127.jpg Its nice to go out and pick most of supper, this was shrimp stir fry night.

    In the next few weeks it'll be the begining of the end for a lot of this however some of the hardier things will hold on quite a while.
     
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  5. Aug 14, 2018 at 3:14 AM #5

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    Totally awesome dude. Makes me want to start gardening again. Have not grown my own veggies for a few years.
     
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  6. Aug 14, 2018 at 4:46 AM #6

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    Yea, we've missed gardening. Been up here around 25 years and didnt put any effort into it till now. With retirement on the horizon i'm sure there will be a lot more effort going forth.

    Hey, seems like i remember you saying you had a "when i pooped my pants in the white house story"for us.
    I'll send you a sac of taters if you cough it up!
     
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  7. Aug 14, 2018 at 2:13 PM #7

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    I have a couple pretty good stories. I'll see if I can cough one up. LOL
     
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  8. Aug 14, 2018 at 3:56 PM #8

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    I love this thread! Thanks for starting it. Beautiful, i love working outside when you see the fruits of your labor.
     

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