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Title: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: jamendjr on May 17, 2015, 08:07:33 PM
My 2015 garden has been and will be more neglected than any other year. Work is busy, home life is also busy...so, I am way behind.... I haven't kept up on watering my seeds, I am behind getting some seeds in the ground, I didn't get my tree order in before Spring popped, planned earthworks...not started. You get the idea.

I did like posting here last year though, so I decided to give it a go again!

Pictures and details to follow.
Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: jamendjr on May 17, 2015, 08:27:09 PM
So it begins...

Seedlings were started under lights and my first trees/shrubs were purchased. We picked up two serviceberry's, two raspberry, and a fig. A neighbor supplied us with some blackberries in early Spring from his garden.

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3586.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3589.jpg)
Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: jamendjr on May 17, 2015, 08:29:40 PM
Next up a trip to my friends at Veteran Compost, the best compost you can get in the MD area.

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3542.jpg)

And garden beds were prepped and mulched, ready to be planted.

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3574.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3576.jpg)

Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: jamendjr on May 17, 2015, 08:35:36 PM
I planted a perennial insectary mix from Southern Exposure last year, it has come back in force. Amaranth went nuts and we even have some of what I believe to be Korean Mint popping up from last year ( correct me if I am wrong please ),  almost reminds me of licorice. I read that it has an "anise" flavor, anise comes up as licorice like. Anyone have any experience with it?

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3621.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3598.jpg)
Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: jamendjr on May 17, 2015, 08:37:39 PM
Next up tomatoes in, peppers in, potatoes in, lettuce, kale, beets, radish, some herbs in.

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3627.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3628.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3628.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3640.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3641.jpg)
Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: jamendjr on May 17, 2015, 08:43:31 PM
And finally, serviceberry in.

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3653.jpg)

My second serviceberry went in under/near a tree with these leaves and seed pods...any help with identifying it for me? We have two of these guys on the property right now.

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3655.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3656.jpg)

Fig went in on the fence line with some added thermal mass, I hope to add more rocks in the future. Thats all the big rocks I had at the moment. The opening is oriented to the south. Unfortunately this spot gets shaded out by a linden tree by 4:45-5PM right now.

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3662.jpg)


Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: jamendjr on May 17, 2015, 08:50:41 PM
I almost forgot...the blank canvas.

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3611.jpg)

The rough plan right now is a swale up hill, there is no catchment as the street is about 15' from the fence line so I plan on dumping the downspouts into it. Very rough planting plans right now. If I get a decent drawing or plant list done I will upload that as well.
Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: jamendjr on June 10, 2015, 10:17:06 AM
I need to get some pictures of my neglected annuals ( still doing well, just neglected ). I did get some photos of the seaberry's I planted. Anyone else out there have seaberry's on their property?

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Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: jamendjr on June 10, 2015, 10:17:44 AM
(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3722.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%202015/IMAG3723.jpg)
Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: Cedar on June 10, 2015, 10:30:53 AM
I think it looks rather good. Neglected?

Cedar
Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: jamendjr on June 10, 2015, 01:20:57 PM
I will try and snap a picture of the annual beds tonight or tomorrow. Wild violets and volunteers are everywhere. I really don't mind a messy garden. This is the year of neglect ( annual beds ) because there has been zero weeding or attention for that matter. I let the volunteer radishes go nuts in the walkways and the perennial insectary mix came back strong and I did not thin it out. On the plus side I learned that the amaranth is a winner for the food forest!




Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: jamendjr on June 11, 2015, 03:18:36 PM
So here is the neglected garden as of yesterday evening.

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/IMAG3740.jpg)

Seaberries are showing some new growth which was nice to see.

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/IMAG3743.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/IMAG3742.jpg)

I also found another great use for the mature Linden tree in our yard. The bark makes fantastic impromptu twine. I peeled some bark to tie a seaberry gone wild to a bamboo stake. It worked like a charm. Add that to the list for Lindens. So far I have tea, pollinator attraction, great beauty/smell, edible leaves, and now twine/wrap when in need. Pretty cool.

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/IMAG3744.jpg)
Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: Cedar on June 11, 2015, 04:28:45 PM
Your neglected garden looks better than many peoples gardens I see about.

Cedar
Title: Re: jamendjr's 2015 Garden...The Year Of Neglect
Post by: jamendjr on June 11, 2015, 05:07:22 PM
Well we are on the suburbia/rural line so there is a mix out our way. Lots of round up, leaf blowers, suped up mowers, bright green grass, than across the main road you have farms. Than there I am...the thistle in their kentucky fescue!

I know its not that bad looking in there, but I have let the violets and radishes have their way this year. I actually have a feeling that spot will end up as "food forest" or maybe even a small pond.