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Old 04-01-2008, 02:41 PM   #21
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ahh, ok...I wasn't going to expand it that way even if I did make it bigger, so seems like it would all just work out anyway, but thanks for the tip, I didn't know that.

I do plan on adding the 'fire pit' feature a little bit away from where it is now....I feel like we are going to spend a lot of time back there this summer!
Campfires are awesome and if you build a firepit, add 6-8 inches of sand or old dirt in the bottom and it will protect the soil below.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:42 PM   #22
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I'll just go find some old soil somewhere, this would not be a 'go to the hoe depot and spend money' kind of project.

Any other wise tips (about anything) you can spout off the top of your head kind sir?

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Old 04-01-2008, 03:31 PM   #24
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I know all of that, don't really do the get plenty of sleep thing, oh yeah, teh sex is the greatest...but I meant more along the lines of the garden
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I'll just go find some old soil somewhere, this would not be a 'go to the hoe depot and spend money' kind of project.

Any other wise tips (about anything) you can spout off the top of your head kind sir?

most cities will give you free compost....
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most cities will give you free compost....
I don't think I need any, but it's not like it would hurt to use
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I would recommend running some soaker hoses down the line which will make it easier to irrigate during dry times.

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I would recommend running some soaker hoses down the line which will make it easier to irrigate during dry times.

I had already looked into the ones made by Toro...seem relatively inexpensive
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Well I did some more work on Hop Alley last night. I mounded up some soil for the rhizomes, and planted 3 Centennial and 2 Cascades. I did a mixture of ash, and Miracle Grow potting soil and top soil. After I got everything in, we got a nice rain storm to water everything for me. Here are some pics:




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ZOMFG, I have a HUGE problem

I ordered more...I said eff it.

So total I'll have 10, 3 Centennials, 3 Cascades, a Fuggle, a Chinook, a Magnum, and a Brewers Gold.
My buddy will have a Fuggle, Chinook, Cascade and a Brewers Gold
My Boss will have a Cascade

15 between the 3 of us....I have to till more tonight now....and the veggie garden is going to be bigger (not by much) as well too!

I guess it's better than smoking crack huh?

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