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Laurel McGilvery
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  • West Plains, MO
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Laurel McGilvery replied to Cornelia's discussion 'Seed catalogs are in! What are you planning for 2011?'
"I have better luck with the looseleaf lettuce than the head variety.  They both take a lot of water and love a rich soil.  I always grow a lot of Roma tomatoes which I eat raw as well as in sauce.  Also like the yellow pear…"
Jan 12, 2011
Laurel McGilvery replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion 'No Dig Potatoes'
"You are having an unusually cold/snowy winter, aren't you.    Yes, wait until the snow melts at least.  But don't wait too long 'cause they don't do well in the heat.   I planted maybe 10 pounds of…"
Jan 10, 2011
Laurel McGilvery replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion 'No Dig Potatoes'
"I've grown potatoes this way.  I put the cut pieces on the untilled but closely mowed ground, put a fairly thin layer of hay over them (4 inches or so).  And then as the plant grew, I just continued piling hay on top until I had…"
Jan 8, 2011
Laurel McGilvery is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Jan 8, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
Raise dairy goats, pigs, chickens, vegetables, and some fruits and nuts
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Calico beans flavored with bacon, onions and garlic
Currently reading:
seed catalogs
Currently listening to:
whatever is playing on the radio
My latest DIY project:
Fence off the garden, put in panels for a new pig pen
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