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 Post subject: Corpsehead Gardening
 Post Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:37 pm 
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Gonna take a lotta blood to make things right, gonna take a lot of blood or our garden won't grow real high...
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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
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Now that looks like a great beginning to an awesome dark garden.


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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
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Thanks Nevermore,

Hopefully with some more nice sunny weather. I have some corn behind the tombstone sowed. I also sowed some pumpkins and will add beans to grow up the corn. I sowed the corn in trenches so it looks like I've been digging up bodies....again :P

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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
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That is cool :D

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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
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Interesting garden. I think a G scale model railroad with a ghist train running down it's track wold really make it stand out.

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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
 Post Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:28 pm 
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Thanks all,

On the subject of a train running through it...it would have to be a run away train. Come fall it should look like a jungle. I dug shallow graves for the corn so i could hill them up, then i plan on planting more corn in the newly formed graves in June(late corn is the best).
Thing is it would be nice to save the stalks but it's more practical to turn them into zombie compost. Last year my second crop of corn made for good atmosphere. Along with the pumpkins they are really the best props you can have. That's what Halloween is really all about. Digging graves and burying bodies in the garden so the corn can grow high. Always boil or roast your corn before eating because zombie compost can give you a sore throat.

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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
 Post Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:21 am 
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I certainly with you luck. Corn and pumpkins, for some reason or another, were two things I could never get to grow properly.

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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
 Post Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:33 am 
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I wonder why? Illinois ought to be prime growing area for both those crops.


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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
 Post Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:51 am 
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You're right, Murf. Illinois isn't much good of you enjoy personal liberties, but the climate is perfect for growing corn and pumpkins. My problem isn't the climate, though. My problem is the critters. The rabbits in my town are nothing short of a biblical plague. I have several families of them nestled under the pine tree in my front yard. They can turn any vegitable garden into a tossed salad in about as much time as it would take group of teenagers to go through a pizza. Then there are the squirls. Everyone in town seems to love them as they leave out corn and other "goodies" for them all the time. The trouble is, the squirls also help themselves to what's ever in the vegitable garden. Finaly, if you should find yourself at a hotel near Dwight Illinois and you experience an ocassional sleepless night, you can hear the termendous number of crows flying over head. Thei can just about blacken the sky, and rais a major ruckus with their constant cawing. The car dealorships are desperate for something to be done. (for obvious reasons) One car dealor owner actualy sat on the foof of his show room building with a shot gun, because he's tired of having to wash and detale every brand new car in his inventory every morning.

I've been growing my veggies in my basement with grow lights and flower pots. My onions, green beans, peas and raddishes did great, as did my spinach, but corn and pumpkins just don't do too well in an indoor grow. So it appears that I'll be buying my corn on the cob this Summer at a local Farmers Market, and I'll be buying my next Halloween jack o'lanterns at my local store or at a pumpkin patch.

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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
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Oh, I getcha. We have a lot of pesky critters in these parts, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
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In my neck of the woods, the "pesky critters" aren't just a nuisance. They're like a biblical plague. Especialy the rabbits. They may be cute, cuddly and all that, but they are also serious vegitarians.

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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
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Maybe you should make a greenhouse? I'd personally avoid pvc no matter how cheap it is but there are many other materials to choose from. Corn grows way to high in a greenhouse and very few greenhouses have peaks over 12' tall. There are many wood frame solutions as well as steel tubing(not emt pipe though unless there is serious truss support. I don't like small greenhouses because they get too hot.

Another thing you could do to keep rabbits out and other things is grow row covers. I know they can still dig in but it would slow them down. I was going to suggest a dog but my dog eats everything out of my garden! lol

Instead of a greenhouse you could create basically a giant chicken coop with chicken wire and pvc(hoop house style. Both the chicken wire and pvc are very cheap. Hardest part is the base but that can be cheap too with cinderblocks to form a raised bed. Would look like an internment camp but you've guard against most pests.

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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
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Thanks for the suggestion, SPOOKMART. My yard is ample, but it isn't huge, so I don't know what kind of a green house I can put there. The chicken wire idea is probably the most practicle.

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 Post subject: Re: Corpsehead Gardening
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You're welcome Mike,

Greenhouses can be a hassle unless they are nice ones, really nice ones I mean. Mine breathes, rattles, shakes and with enough rain squishes like a rotten pumpkin. However my Tomatoes look good and i even stuck some pumpkins along the edges. I'm undecided as to weather I'll let them roam in side. They might choke out the tomatoes. Either way I expect to have many pumpkins. I'm gonna keep them away from my corn too. I have other pumpkins next to them. Instead I just let them sprawl across the yard. Hopefully I got them started soon enough to avoid the rains we get in August. Were I live that's the key to pumpkin success. Baby pumpkins hate high humidity.

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