Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:29 PM
A trip to the grocery store and the veggie isle this morning gave me the idea that I may want to double it this year. I'm looking for someone to break the ground around here, wishing I had a tractor myself, but I don't, so I've already started some seeds beneath grow lights and will transplant as soon as size and weather permits...
I'm going to give those monster pumpkins a shot this year. But, aside of that, corn, peppers, beans, peppers, squash, peppers, peas, etc... and may actually put my PC to another use this year. Whats going in other gardens?
Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:41 PM
Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:44 PM
Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:45 PM
This is where most of my smoking was done, I took a couple trips, cough, I mean vacations here too. Mayan Hammocks are the best.
Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:47 PM
Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:50 PM
Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:52 PM
Speaking of which anybody recommend a good bamboo strain that grows/survives well in all seasons?
Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:03 PM
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:50 PM
Posted 21 February 2009 - 03:58 PM
i had a garden last year i dubd my "pot" garden and grew tomatoes, zuccinies, peppers, herbs all in large flower pots.
here's a pic of my red chili plant i was able to nurse and keep going over the winter indoors. if you look closely you'll see that it's flowering atm so peppers are soon to come. hehe this will be the first time i have fresh garden grown chilies in mid winter.
Posted 21 February 2009 - 04:17 PM
Unless you plan to do an underground Rootstop border for your bamboo, they will take over EVERYTHING!! VERY aggressive!
There ARE some species that are more controllable, but you will do well to choose bamboo carefully. People have been SUED by neighbors for planting the stuff!
Posted 21 February 2009 - 04:30 PM
better for the land, easier for you.
you build up raised beds by adding compost
instead of tearing up the underground.
this year i have
dill and cucumbers for pickles,
watermelon and pumpkin for the markets,
beets, and feed corn for the critters
as well as a 'greens' garden for the chickens,
carrots and tomatoes,
sweet corn, onions [red],
strawberries and ground cherries,
and of course a few varieties of poppies.
Posted 21 February 2009 - 04:35 PM
Posted 21 February 2009 - 05:08 PM
but i will soon be setting out cold-frames to begin thawing/heating my beds
Posted 21 February 2009 - 06:05 PM
i'm really wanting to know if this will be good/bad to use this year when i start building up my patch .?
Posted 21 February 2009 - 06:44 PM
and examine it.
hadn't heard that about sycamore
but i know to stay away from black walnut.
Posted 21 February 2009 - 07:31 PM
Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:27 PM
He and I are also thinking of incorporating some edible mushrooms in the garden as well. I'm working on researching that currently.
We use a rototiller before and after adding our compost and nutrients to the soil. We add compost and manure about 3 weeks before planting to allow a good read on the soil nutrients and ph. Also, we change the directional orientation of the rows on a yearly basis. Horizontal one year, vertical the next, (That's more or less my dad's thing, he thinks its better for his soil) though I don't know if there is really any necessity behind his madness :)