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2011 garden plans

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snap beans survivalist gardenIt looks like the drought of 2010 killed off some of my young peach trees, so those will have to be replaced. Currently I have 1 nice sized plum tree, and 3 or 4 peach trees. At least 2 of the peach trees will have to be replaced. Instead of replanting both peach trees, I’am probably going to plant 1 more plum tree. That will give my 2 plum trees and maybe 4 peach trees.

One of the peach trees that I planted last year looks good, so its going to be pruned to make room for more branch development.

2 of the pear trees need to be pruned – the limbs are a little long and almost hang to the ground when loaded with pears.

All of the trees need to be fertilized.

As for the home garden – I think I’am going to plant some cucumbers, tomatoes, peas,,, and I really want to plant some okra this year. Okra is a warm weather crop. Here in east Texas, Okra can no be planted until around May.

We will probably plant a community garden this year,,,, but just where the garden will be planted I do not know. Where we planted the garden last year, the guy who lives next to the garden let his dogs run through it.

Here is a video from 2010 about planting a community garden.

Rabbits – I would really like to get some rabbits this year, but where can I keep them at?

Potatoes – I would like to plant a bunch of potatoes this year, but that is going to have to be at the camp.  For the amount of potatoes I want to plant, we will need to get the tractor out, and its probably going to be a whole weekend project.

Snap Beans – These will probably be planted right behind the house for ease of access.  My wife and I like to pick snap beans, boil and serve as a side dish.

Peas – When I plant peas, its usually the purple pink eye.  These have to be harvested, shelled, and stored until ready to eat.  I find snap beans a lot easier to grow, cook and eat then peas.

Tomatoes – Last year I killed the tomatoes.  I got a laundry spray and a pesticide mixed up – the bottles looked the same.  The tomatoes smelled good after they were sprayed down, but they died a few days later.

Watermelons – I’am undecided about planting any water melons this year,,, I just dont know.

Corn – I’am not sure about planting corn this year, the deer and raccoons usually get more then I do.

As spring gets closer, I post some more updates about my 2011 garden.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock

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