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Charles replied to Teresa's discussion Raised bed gardening
"I never plant the same vegetable in the same spot from year to year. I always rotate them to a new spot. I try for a minimum of 3 year rotation. This practice reduces both disease and insect pests."
Nov 6, 2014
Charles replied to LARK (Wi. zone 5)'s discussion CATTLE/HOG FENCING ARCH in the group Vertical Gardening
"This really works well doesn't it! I've used cattle panels with steel T-Posts as anchors to grow pole beans and other climbing plants for years. It's so nice to harvest without bending over. :-) I hadn't thought of using pallets…"
Mar 11, 2013
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Feb 8, 2013
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Nov 15, 2012
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May 17, 2012
Charles replied to diana Z9 Houston, Texas's discussion WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU STARTED GARDENING? in the group Vegetable Gardens
"I was probably younger than 5. I followed my Father everywhere and did everything he did."
Apr 20, 2011
Charles replied to Stephenie Walker's discussion Pole Bean Trellising Advice Needed in the group Vegetable Gardens
"I use cattle panels available at your farm supply store. I create an arch anchored by steel posts at each corner. If you're interested, I may have a photo somewhere on my computer."
Apr 20, 2011
Charles commented on Melanie's group Compost
"They'll move out when your pile heats up as you start adding green to it."
Apr 11, 2011
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Mar 27, 2011
Charles replied to Debbie Hegerty's discussion Moles Galore! Need something that works! in the group Zone 5
"We have a lot of moles here in Missouri too. My Border Collie/Aussie Shepherd mix has found it very sporting to dig them up!"
Mar 27, 2011
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Mar 27, 2011
Charles commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"Snowed like crazy here yesterday. Hope my strawberries, which made it through the winter so well under their blanket of straw, didn't get nipped. I'd also already planted potatoes, spinach, radishes and onions. Don't think any of them…"
Mar 27, 2011
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Mar 27, 2011
Charles replied to Tim Lawrence's discussion Square Foot Gardening in the group Vegetable Gardens
"I agree. Tomatoes and sweet corn too, seem better suited to either an edible landscape or more traditional plot. "
Jan 8, 2011
Charles replied to Tim Lawrence's discussion Square Foot Gardening in the group Vegetable Gardens
"Wow! What a nice layout! "
Jan 3, 2011

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Master Gardener, Garden Product Manufacturer, Garden Blogger
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How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
Actual tending/harvesting: 2 to 4 hours. Reading and writing about it: 4 to 8 hours.

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At 10:02pm on May 17, 2012, Community Manager gave Charles a gift
Thank you for your support !!
At 9:40pm on December 01, 2010, patricia jean hartman gave Charles a gift
The hummimng bird video was awesome, 5 stars.patricia
At 2:56am on November 07, 2010, lillian turner gave Charles a gift
At 2:55am on November 7, 2010, lillian turner said…
Hello Charles had a ook at your web site great display of bird house loved them, oh I could do with a few of those in my garden to encourage the birds to nest. I liked the wide variety of stock you had well done!!!! happy gardening!!!!
At 11:44pm on November 6, 2010, Freddy J. Hill said…
Welcome, friend.
At 1:53pm on November 6, 2010, Alex Crow said…
thanks for the friend add my fellow missouri gardener! all the brightest blossoms! alex
At 6:54pm on January 31, 2010, Freddy J. Hill said…
Greetings, from a MG in central Oklahoma.

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