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Exotic Gardening Farms & Wildlife Habitat from Marion, IN
Exotic Gardening Farms & Wildlife Habitat

Farm Name: Exotic Gardening Farms & Wildlife Habitat

Year Farm Established: 2004

Location: Marion, IN

Years I’ve been farming: 12 years

Animals I raise: fiber and dairy goats, Leicester Longwool Sheep, horse, poultry, dogs, cats, rabbits

Crops I grow: sorghum, amaranth, beans, peas, salad greens, corn, pumpkins, kale, Brussels sprouts, carrots, radish, tomatoes

Hobbies I enjoy: gardening, motorcycle riding

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  Hi Hopefully this week i,ll my plans on paper. Allways so buzy. Calling for 4 inchs of snow today now. Walked horese a few times and played and had fun with them. Big spolied brats. Then let all chickens out for 2 hrs to play and chse bugs etc. Hubby laughs,looks out side see me and 50 chickens in line with me. Finally got the youngest ones to leave house and pen for first time. I poped a bag of pop corn and all went back to pen and houses. Did a lot of running sat. Will go to vfw this am. Have to check up on my old freinds. Think green.....

Come visit me, Pattys Pampered Pets.

01/23/2011 03:11.02 AM Report This Comment  
  nice picture of your garden

Come visit me, Brent & Kim Wessel.

01/21/2011 05:20.03 AM Report This Comment  
What a ptrtty picture!

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01/19/2011 07:08.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome. Just got a new seed catalog this week. Starting to plan out our garden. We did get to till /plow a few times and add lime before temp went nuts. Ran/snow...And just cold. Garden will be larger this year. My sister has a green house and oh i wish i had one here.

Come visit me, Pattys Pampered Pets.

01/19/2011 05:30.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Early Season Preparation For The Garden
Baby, it’s cold outside, but spring is just around the corner, so even if you don’t garden year-round outdoors, now is the time to prepare for spring. Getting a head start on the growing season indoors will insure your garden lights the landscape up come spring.

Make a list of what you want to grow, take inventory of what you have, then sit down with your seed catalogs and order what you want. Don’t wait too late in the season because not only might you be faced with items you want being sold out for the season, but your order may arrive long past the time when seed starting should take place.

Most seeds are started 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost in your area. This time frame varies though depending on the type of seeds you are sowing and how soon in the season you want them to bloom. For example, I am sowing tomato seeds right now even though it is only January and the last frost in my area is May 15th. The reason? I will plant them outdoors, under cover, in the cold frame around the end of March or the beginning of April and begin harvesting tomatoes earlier than most people.

For more gardening and homesteading tips, please visit my blog at http://www.experimentalhomesteader.com

Come visit me, Exotic Gardening Farms & Wildlife Habitat.

01/18/2011 11:09.38 PM Report This Comment  


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