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Posted: 4/25/2009 1:06:41 PM EDT
This is a pic of the garden, corn is up but I had to replant my beans (washed out bu heavy rains.


Tater box full and growing like crazy.


3 Apple trees I planted last year.


Hope all your gardens do well.
rustee
Link Posted: 4/25/2009 1:56:39 PM EDT
Man I love that tater box.
Link Posted: 4/26/2009 6:22:19 AM EDT
nice pictures. we put are first set of tators in this year. do u wait tell the bush dies out to dig them up?
Link Posted: 4/26/2009 6:26:29 AM EDT
Man, yo DO have some water-y soil don't you!



I can see the gray, even in the pics.  Looks like it's very rich in nutrients though.



Do you have to add a lot of N?



Your tater box is looking great.  Now
I want one.
Link Posted: 4/26/2009 7:58:22 AM EDT
The soil is very rich, I did haul about 12 pickup loads of sawdust this year.
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 3:57:31 PM EDT



Originally Posted By rusteerooster:


The soil is very rich, I did haul about 12 pickup loads of sawdust this year.


Out of curiosity, where did you get the saw dust from? and what was the cost?



 
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 7:31:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dramsey2k4:

Originally Posted By rusteerooster:
The soil is very rich, I did haul about 12 pickup loads of sawdust this year.

Out of curiosity, where did you get the saw dust from? and what was the cost?
 


There use to be a lumber mill  here, they give you the sawdust. There is also a venere plant here that will do the same. I chose the old lumber mill because I knew the sawdust has had time to age.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 7:23:10 PM EDT
Just out of curiosity, do you know why your soil tends to be water-logged like that?  I'm not familiar with the geography or substrates in South Carolina.  Is it a hardpan underneath that prevents drainage, or is it a high water table?  Or what?



You're doing a really good job adapting to that soil.  Poor drainage is one of the hardest things to deal with.



Kitties, the clueless
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 3:55:11 AM EDT
What's the best mix of soil for a tater box?
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 5:26:52 AM EDT
Kitties, we have a very high water table here (hence the name "Low Country") and the pond doesn't help matters but it saves my butt during drought times.

The tater box has no soil just saw dust
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 5:06:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2009 5:08:42 PM EDT by jj01]
tater box looks great rustee.

are you going to be able to get two plantings of taters? we're just now getting to the point where we don't have to worry about frost.
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