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 Post subject: the wormstead
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:34 am 
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i will start loading pics of my place.


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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:36 pm 
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Tomatoes!!! When I first looked at the photo before reading the caption I thought they were pumpkins (squash) because they were so big.

Sure does look like a productive block you have there, I am green with envy, you must have a great climate or at least access to heaps of water. Well done

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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:15 pm 
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part of the front yard, i have an acre garden in front of the house all the large trees in the pictures around my house are pecan trees we have 22 mature trees planted 80+ years ago. so far we have harvested 450kg of nuts for sale this season, and i expect another 300kg have dropped needing picked up.
i dug a deep well last spring 6" 400' deep it gets a water flow of ~25 gal per min. i have another well 157' deep but it has limited water. so i have unlimited water, i know most of you aussies have hard times with water. i use drip irrigation to water all my plots.


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File comment: this is a shot thru the okra you see tomatoes grown in raised boxes, each 50' box holds 36 vines there are two rows 4' apart
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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:22 pm 
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Great looking crops there Worms.......

Oh and nice safety boots while operating the cultivator.... :)

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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:29 pm 
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earthbound wrote:
Great looking crops there Worms.......

Oh and nice safety boots while operating the cultivator.... :)

hahaha i'm suprised that i am not holding a beer, at least i have on flip flops


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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:53 pm 
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You do have a spare hand there..... :)

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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:12 pm 
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Welcome to the forum big worm :wave: I think you will be among friends here :thumb:
Your plants look very healthy, what's your climate like there?

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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:44 pm 
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:thumb: Wow! Very, very nice and all the toys.

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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:15 am 
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Tristrin wrote:
Welcome to the forum big worm :wave: I think you will be among friends here :thumb:
Your plants look very healthy, what's your climate like there?

thanks, and yes it is friendly here. hot sticky and humid in the summer months june -sept hot, oct it cools nicely, nov frosts dec jan feb can get very cold and you could see snow or ice, but not much.
march april and may is spring weather....both days of it....lol we see ample rain if not in a drought.
sorta like australia except we actually have folks who drink :crazy: fosters.
where i live is considered the "piedmont" area of south carolina its where the coastal plains meets the foot hills of the great smokey mountains. i live 45 min. from the mountains and 4 hrs. from the ocean.


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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:10 am 
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veiw from the front porch, the road is 110m from the house, and one from the hwy. last week i turned in the cover crop with a disc harrow, so i'm siting on go waiting for spring. this is the garden plot out front so i have to keep it well manicured. passers by refer to it as "the garden" and it gives me great pride to share it with them...and ya'll


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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:14 am 
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a closer look at tomato boxes or tables bamboo was a more natural look than wire.


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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
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a look at where i keep the chooks, and the wiz bang plucker... :scared2: i can smell the fear in them.


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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
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here is where i butcher and process meat critters. i built the cooler from an old milk truck body. the cleaning pole was a old discarded sign from a hardware store. the block building is a converted storage shed built long before i moved here, i split the door in two so i could keep the dogs and cats out an still enjoy the breezes...the little plate on the door says "bubba" he was the former owner and a good friend...so i kept it. the litter on the ground in front of the meat room are pecans, we have a bumper crop this year.


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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:16 am 
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garden stuff


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 Post subject: Re: the wormstead
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:20 am 
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more on the tomato tables


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