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MCGRATH2 Posts: 2,487
5/21/10 4:05 P

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We've had so much rain I'm struggling to keep the tomatoes alive by moving the pots under cover!!
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5/17/10 8:38 A

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Tomatoes on your patio and lots of flowers sounds great!



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5/16/10 7:51 A

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Because I live in the mountains, I don't enough sun to have a veggie garden, but I do have a topsy turvy and grow tomatoes on my patio...and I have lots and lots of flower gardens in beds and containers. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/14/10 5:11 P

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My pole beans and sunflowers are coming up! Also the Cosmos along the side of the house!



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5/12/10 9:01 P

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I'm not sure what "inverted" tomatoes means. Can you elaborate?



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5/10/10 1:29 A

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I planted 4 different varieties of 'inverted' tomatoes in a fixed planter with Basil, Thyme, Flat leaved parsley, & Marjoram in between on top. Then more herbs, including mint and lavender in flower beds. Yum!

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5/9/10 8:19 P

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Yes, Rose! I want to know too! :)



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Hey Rose...Will you keep us up to how that topsyturvy thing works out? I am interested in your results. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Because I have very little sun in my yard,I don't have a veggie garden, but I do have a topsy turvy tomato planter this this year. emoticon

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5/7/10 4:17 P

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Wow! That's quite a garden.

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5/7/10 2:41 P

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Small can be good. You have to be able to manage it. Mine is small, but I'm expecting good things from it!



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I grew a huge new organic garden last year. We planted 13 varieties of tomatoes, celery, parsley, oregano, onions, strawberries, green beans, spinach, broccoli, nappa cabbage, brussel sprouts, butter/sugar sweet corn, jack-o-lanterns, 6 kinds of lettuces, zucchini, summer, acorn squashes, snap peas, cucumbers, beets. The cabbage, cauliflower, peppers, carrots, basil, and sugar pumpkins didn't produce? I haven't started the garden outside yet this year. But last year, we didn't start any of it til june 1st anyway, so I still have time if I get into it again this year. I don't have the help I did last year and I have to take it on alone this time. I want to do some of it, but probably smaller. emoticon

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5/7/10 11:32 A

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You will have a great selection come harvest time!



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5/4/10 11:51 P

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I have a garden. I grow onions, beets, carrots, greens, squash, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans and potatoes. I also have some basil and mint in pots.

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5/4/10 12:57 P

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That is a great way to grow a garden! You can grow quite a few things, even tomatoes, in pots.



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I just started a small vegetable and herb garden...in pots. I live in a deed restricted area and cannot have gardens. So I planted bell pepper, cucumber, carrots and green beans. I also planted some herbs. Mint, basil, parsley, rosemary and oregano.

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An indoor herb garden is a great way to garden! Fresh herbs make the food taste so much better.



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Unfortunately I did not inherit the green thumbs of my grandmothers. However, I have begun to attempt to turn my thumb green by starting an indoor herb garden. I love to cook and use all kinds of herbs and spices so I'm pretty excited. I might move on to other things if this goes well...

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5/3/10 10:16 A

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We grow cantaloupe, bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, mint(to keep away the critters from eating our veggies)and I know I'm forgetting something.

Been trying to plant them for a while but it was still frosting (and snowing) here last week (Upstate NY)and as soon as I remember where I put those seeds...

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5/3/10 9:29 A

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I imagine the heat would make it difficult to grow things during the hottest part of the summer. By then, my tomatoes, peppers, beans, and squash should be going strong. I mostly stick with hearty things that take off on their own.

When you live in an apartment, your options are limited. Do you have a local farmer's market? That is almost as good as veggies straight from the garden.

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I have a small one. It gets hotter than H E double hockey sticks here in Florida.......so we can't grow too much. Now I've got scallions, squash and cantaloupe, tomatoes, rosemary and basil. Lots of annuals that are mostly in pots cause I can control the critters better.

Great topic!!

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No, unfortunately, I don't. I live in an apartment complex, so no area available... I would like to have though.

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I have a long strip behind the fence where I've planted sunflowers, tomatoes, green peppers, banana peppers, and green beans. I have another small spot for butternut squash and zucchini. Along the side of the house I planted Cosmos and sunflowers. I have geraniums in boxes on the porch, along with some herbs: basil, thyme, parsley, and rosemary. I want to add cilantro and sage to the herb box. I'm looking forward to harvest time! I may also plant some lettuce and radishes in front of the tomatoes, before the tomato plants get too big.



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