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#1 Sun 10 Oct 10 10:10am

madamada

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would you plant or sow

in a space without fences?
A friend of mine where i go to buy eggs has a little field she doesn't want to cultivate anymore, I feel my orto is too little at the change of seasons, when there are still fruits on the plants but it's time to sow or plant the vegs for the season to come.
......... and if I had another orto 2 km far from our house?, but it's near a no traffic street, but it has no fences, who tells me nobody goes to crop for me, or would the neighbors come and tell me what I must and must not do as it always happens,would it turn out to be another job instead of another play roll

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#2 Sun 10 Oct 10 10:37am

cengland

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Re: would you plant or sow

I guess I'd give it a try once or twice, and see what happened.  Or would your friend let you fence it?

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#3 Sun 10 Oct 10 10:42am

mr spice

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Re: would you plant or sow

I think 2km is a little too far for convenience, unless you have a lot of time sad
Or plant something that needs no attention like Jerusalem Artichoke lol

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#4 Sun 10 Oct 10 11:14am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: would you plant or sow

Or berries?
Things that won't need much attention.
Potatoes?

I hope you find something that will work Mada, it is such a sweet opportunity! smile

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#5 Sun 10 Oct 10 11:20am

madamada

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Re: would you plant or sow

roll  roll  roll the place is now covered with grass, I think it's been cut newly,  roll  roll  roll  what would happen if I do not weed it ............ it's all new for me ......... but it's wonderful thing to think about and dream wink

and yes the lady cultivated potatoes there

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#6 Sun 10 Oct 10 11:54am

cengland

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Re: would you plant or sow

I think the grass would grow in, unless you could sink a barrier down to stop it getting through; but how bad it would be depends on the type of grass.

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#7 Sun 10 Oct 10 6:10pm

madamada

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Re: would you plant or sow

the more I discuss it here the harder it appears to be kept in order like an orto, I realize I'm not at all ready or minded to have to do with a field, maybe this is an adventure one goes into with the help of the other half, but my husband is interested in all sorts of things related to mechanics and sailing .............. as one can see very very far from a second orto a few km away wink  hmm  shocked

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#8 Sun 10 Oct 10 6:36pm

MsPablo

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Re: would you plant or sow

Would row cover tunnels work in place of fencing?

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#9 Sun 10 Oct 10 10:33pm

madamada

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Re: would you plant or sow

the fact is that I never realized that cultivating in a field is a completely different approach than taking care of a home veg garden. I mean everone can go in a field, it's as if I did not know it before, before thinking I could do it really.  shocked  roll sometimes one dreams of doing something but if it happens to become reality all particulars become suddenly clear, I feel a bit silly oops

yes MsP but it would mean to bring there all what you need to make the tunnels, opening and closing according to the weather conditions ...........I feel tired before starting, I had to start this thread to understand my limits

thank you all for reading and writing thumbsup  big_smile

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#10 Mon 11 Oct 10 1:07am

minerva

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Re: would you plant or sow

madamada wrote:

the fact is that I never realized that cultivating in a field is a completely different approach than taking care of a home veg garden. I mean everone can go in a field, it's as if I did not know it before, before thinking I could do it really.  shocked  roll sometimes one dreams of doing something but if it happens to become reality all particulars become suddenly clear, I feel a bit silly oops

yes MsP but it would mean to bring there all what you need to make the tunnels, opening and closing according to the weather conditions ...........I feel tired before starting, I had to start this thread to understand my limits

thank you all for reading and writing thumbsup  big_smile

I have done it twice in my life..........the last was land (1/2 acre) uncultivatedfor 40 years & turned to grass paddock. It took 4 years to get rid of most of the grass & weeds, but so many seeds lay dormant I was still clearing them annually for another 4-5 after that (fewer & fewer each year), & had the use of a 5hp rotavator to break the compacted soil up.

2km is a long way away.............will you have to tote tools, water, compost to & fro every time or is there a secure shed?
What do you do about security? Is there any chance you could have your crops stolen?

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