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post #1 of 16
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We are finally getting things cranked up around here. Still more things to go in but we are slowly getting things done. As many of you know we grow hydroponically we use some "different" systems but it is hydroponic. We still have a new greenhouse to get up and running, more outside growing area prepared, an orchard to plant, and a bunch of blueberries to go in somewhere. 

 

 

 

Onions

Jalapenos

Potatoes

Tomatoes

Squash

Cucumbers

post #2 of 16
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Here's some more random shots.

 

We are using lots of Sunflowers as a trap crop

Lettuce getting close to ready for transplanting

More Lettuce and some Swiss Chard

Bell Peppers waiting for a place to be planted

post #3 of 16
Jerry, afternoon....... WOW...... awesome..... OK, what's a "trap" crop....

Your operation has me in awe every time I look at your pics.....

Dave
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Dave the idea behind a trap crop is to plant something very close to your crop that the pests prefer. They say many pests would rather be on sunflowers and marigolds so we are planting them all the way around the perimeter this is a first try for us so we'll see what happens

post #5 of 16

Looks great Jerry.  We are planting now too.

 

What kind of pests will the trap stop?

 

Bugs or rabbits?

 

I hate rabbits.    

post #6 of 16
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Adam they claim stink bugs and many pests prefer the sunflowers and marigolds. They also claim buckwheat is another good trap crop

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Very impressive man! Very impressive indeed!  2thumbs.gif

post #8 of 16

I need rabbit control.  LOL

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I need rabbit control.  LOL

 

A 22 might control them  :biggrin:

post #10 of 16

I put up a fence every year.

post #11 of 16
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Dave the idea behind a trap crop is to plant something very close to your crop that the pests prefer. They say many pests would rather be on sunflowers and marigolds so we are planting them all the way around the perimeter this is a first try for us so we'll see what happens



OH !!!!! Bride just says, " Plant marigolds and sweet basil "...... never told me what for, or what it was called.... head-wall.gif .. guess I shoulda known....
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OH !!!!! Bride just says, " Plant marigolds and sweet basil "...... never told me what for, or what it was called.... head-wall.gif .. guess I shoulda known....

 

 

LOL mine says plant basil so she can make pesto

post #13 of 16

Looks great. Will try the sunflower trick.Looks like I'll be due a trip over after Shelby's graduation. I know you aint going to eat the maters anyway!

post #14 of 16

Terrific looking operation  you have there!

 

Disco

post #15 of 16

Amazing!

 

Looks like you are entitled to some kind of Farm grant or subsidies.

 

dcarch

post #16 of 16

Wow !!!   That is neat. I like the trap crop, makes a lot of sense   That makes my little garden look pretty pitiful  Now I know who to ask when I have plant problems.

 

Gary S

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