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HIGHPLAINSTANGO Posts: 65
4/7/09 11:05 P

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My savory and basil seedlings are off to a good start! But the tomatoes and peppers have not germinated and it's been a few weeks. I decided to save the cucumbers and zuchinni for planting right in the soil outside, when it's warm enough. The packets say 60-75 days until ready to harvest.

I used to have a huge yard with lots of gardens. Now I have a patio, which is great. I wrote two blog entries on growing stuff in small spaces.

One of my coolest discoveries was grow bags - less expensive than inexpensive plastic planters. I'm growing food for fun, health and to save money.

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Oooh, I can't wait for ripe tomatoes with basil!

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4/5/09 10:03 P

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I live in an apartment too, but I'll be growing mine out on the balcony in pots.

Thanks for the advice on the cucumbers! I'll keep watching to see how they do.
My cilantro is growing by leaps and bounds. I'll have to trim some out to let the strong survive soon.

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4/4/09 6:27 P

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i think we may attempt our garden again this year.. we've been composting for a year and turning as we remember.. so hopefully the garden will take better.. it's hard planting in clay dirt!

as for cucumbers.. they're a ground vine..so it's "normal" for them to 'flop over' as long as they're still growing i'd not worry about it.

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4/3/09 10:01 P

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I wish...I live in an apartment building and our community garden is full! Boo.

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4/3/09 9:41 P

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I started mine a few weeks ago and I have little sprouts! This is my first year starting seeds so it is pretty exciting. My only problem is that my cucumbers have gotten leaf top heavy and collapsed over on their sides. I think they may need more dirt. I may replant some of them this weekend and see how they do.
Anyone else doing this? How are your seeds coming?

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