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6/1/09 2:42 P

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I dug up the last planting bed this weekend. Some shade and it will be for hearty greens. Collards, chard, and kale.

The other project I want to do is the 4 sq. foot 100 pound potato.

Anyone have any experience with this? What worked best? Box, trashcan, tires, or burlap sack? I am leaning towards box since I have access to some reclaimed lumber.

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BRIDIE5 Posts: 8,121
5/31/09 6:08 A

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It's stayed chilly and rainy here..very raw. Unable to plant our peppers or tomatoes, but the peas are up and so is the spinach. Transplanted my bitter gourd outside and made a cold frame over it so I can cover it on frost nights. Can't wait for some real warmth and sun!

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5/21/09 12:27 P

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McGrath, is your growing season almost over? This is about when I had to start winding things down before it got too hot when I lived in Miami. Well somethings continued... I will miss the pineapple I had going and had to leave.

I have been picking lettuce and spinach to prune (and eat). Not a lot is ready yet. But it is on the verge. Last weekend I helped plant some plum trees at the ashram I go to. They were big trees but won't fruit this year. I am hoping for plums and peaches on our property in late summer. This weekend I'll do a final yard check to see if there is anything else we want to put in. It will be via starters, not seeds at this point.

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5/19/09 8:59 P

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We just planted blueberry shrubs, and strawberry plants. We have planted onions & carrots so far.
We plan to grow:
potatoes
squash
cucumbers
lettuce
tomatoes
peas
beans
parsnips
zuchinni

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WILLAMLC's Photo WILLAMLC Posts: 40,587
5/19/09 12:38 P

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Yes, it is nice... I was living in Fortaleza just before coming to the US. The city is almost under the equator line, so it is sunny and warm all year around. I had a squash plant that never stopped producing! LOL

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BRIDIE5 Posts: 8,121
5/19/09 12:27 P

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William, our winters begin sometime in late Oct, and aren't really over until late April here..I grew up in a warm climate tho, and loved having a garden all year 'round.

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WILLAMLC's Photo WILLAMLC Posts: 40,587
5/19/09 9:16 A

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Mcgrath,

I really do not have the space for it... Although I tried once...

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MCGRATH2 Posts: 2,487
5/19/09 9:01 A

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You can grow some awsome tomatoes and all sorts of peppers in containers. In fact, I prefer to grow my cherry and grape tomatoes in containers because pest control is so much easier.
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WILLAMLC's Photo WILLAMLC Posts: 40,587
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I would love to have a vegetable garden again. But living in an apartment it is not possible. When I had one, I lived in a place where there was no planting time. One could just started any time of the year, as long as the garden received water somehow...

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5/18/09 9:49 P

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I put my peas and potatoes in last saturday. I have tomatoes, peppers and eggplant in container inside to plant outside. I'm hoping to get some more stuff out next weekend.

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BRIDIE5 Posts: 8,121
5/18/09 8:24 P

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We will definately have a frost tonight here from all signs..I wish we had a longer growing season, but my garden always blooms it's heart out, and my freezer is always full come Autumn so I'm grateful..

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5/18/09 6:44 P

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I grow a container garden with all my herbs, salad, some flowers and peas this year. Also work on my daughter's garden. Tonight's supposed to be the last possible frost but I don't think it's likely. My perennials are about a foot and a half tall.

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BRIDIE5 Posts: 8,121
5/18/09 5:46 P

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Sounds wonderful MCGrath..nothing here is ready for harvest for a couple more months..our last frost can be as alte as June 10th, but traditionally we put stuff in Memorial day and cover if need be.

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5/18/09 5:03 P

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I've been picking tomatoes for a couple of months already (grape, cherry and Better Boys) as well as bell, hallapeno and firecracker peppers.

I'll pick the first batch of yellow crookneck squash for supper Wednesday and the blooms are on my canteloupe.

This is my favorite time of year. Before too much longer, it will be too hot to grow anything. We are finally getting some rain, which helps.

I've also got figs, key limes and guavas.
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5/18/09 2:53 P

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and I can't wait to get the rest of my garden in! Have a new composter for the area in back of my garden shed, a 40' by 35' area roto tilled, and peas, potatoes and spinach already planted. It's my season, and it feels like a gift from Mother Nature as it does every year. Anyone else here grow food?

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