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Old 03-14-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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From seed to harvest, for table, market or show. Creating hotbeds, cold frames, storage bins, learning food values, insect and disease control.
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Reinforcing a few old crates.
Lining their bottoms with breathable landscape fabric keeps the soil in and allows water to pass through.
Adding the soil.
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Reading planting instructions, Planting, Patting in.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:38 AM   #2
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Planting the second crate, Drawing water from a nearby pond, Watering in.
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Tacking a piece of clear plastic over an open picture frame for its cover.
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Replaced the plastic covering with a window found upon the curb.
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Picking weeds in the out door crate-cold frames.
Bringing the seedlings (that had been started inside) in and out a few hours a day hardens them off, slowly getting them used to the sun and wind.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:26 PM   #3
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Cool project. I love the use of wooden crates.

I hope there are no fish in that watering can!
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Havalotta,
Nice project and documentation! Working on another book?? Is this one of your kids?
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:32 PM   #5
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No fishies in there Dapjwy. We watch carefully when we dip.

You guessed it Bridget.... He's my baby boy.
Matter of fact, He's all grown up now and attending Michigan Tech.
Same college Hazelnut attended. Isn't that something!
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Food values of... Roots, Vegetables
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and...Leafy greens.
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The harvest!
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Insect control
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Methods of disease control
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Hotbed-cold frame, prepping vegetables for market, storage bins
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Proper storage for various crops
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The results of the floral plantings.
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The final display presented to the boy scouts.
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The award he earned!
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:14 PM   #10
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Teaching children early in life will hopefully establish a love of nature.
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Both of our boys help sift soil with one of our (past ) Master gardener Members in search of loose garlic cloves.

Our youngest boy scout to be, sure wedged himself right into the heart of things that day.

(Photo credit goes to our local paper)
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