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3/14/07 1:22 P

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And don't forget herbs in pots! Very easy, and wonderful for recipes!

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3/13/07 3:08 P

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Oh Susan, using the pots would be an excellent idea!! gardenguides.com has many neat ideas for doing it that way!! emoticon

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3/13/07 10:41 A

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Hmmm, I might look into that for this year. Thanks!

We used to garden at a friend's farm. That was sooo nice. I used to can tons of stuff. We loved it! But it was a bit of a pain to drive the 5 miles to their house and weed and harvest. I'm not sure we saved any money that way. LOL!

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3/13/07 8:55 A

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How big the pots are depends on the veggies you grow. For example, some regular tomatoes require fairly good sized pots (like 5 gallon buckets) because they need staking and grow tall. Potatoes need big buckets or even tires because as their vines grow up, the potatoes actually form underground off the roots. There are lots of online resources to help you, or your extension agent should have some free handouts to help you with this.

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3/13/07 8:50 A

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It is easy to garden in pots... That is the one thing I did when moving around and in apartments. I have grown tomatoes and herbs in pots many, many times. Salad things like lettuce and even carrots do great in pots.. with less slugs and stuff. But you do need to water them more often.

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3/13/07 8:44 A

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I've always wondered about planting a garden in pots. I would think it would be alot easier to keep the weeds out that way. How big & deep should the pots be?

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KAMKELMS's Photo KAMKELMS Posts: 202
3/13/07 8:36 A

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Susan,

Have you considered growing some veggies in pots? You can grow tomatoes, etc....the garden catalogues even have miniature versions specifically for pot gardens. You can ever grow potatoes in pots! What a neat science study for the kids! Why not try it?

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3/13/07 8:25 A

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No room for a garden here. emoticon

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3/13/07 12:03 A

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Definately tomatoes... I absolutely adore tomatoes. Yum. And jalepenos and maybe some onions. I will also grow leeks, snow peas, peas, green beans, and herbs. I hope to grow some lettuce and spinach this year too. I doubt I will have room for potatoes. And the strawberry patch I planted last year should be producing this year... I hope.

Tomorrow is supposed to be close to 80 here too.. but only for two days and then cool down again. I started clearing out the beds today and will work on that more. Plus, I have so many overgrown flower beds to work on. The previous owner just let them all go to weeds. I cleared two of them last year so they will be easy.. the other 6 will be more work.. but I hope to have them all done this year. We will see. It would certainly be a great way to get some fresh air and exercise.

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3/12/07 8:41 P

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It may get up to 80 tomorrow. It was 70 something today. It's really feeling like gardening time. Our safe plant time is April 15th, but I'm sure people will plant earlier.

I'll do some tomatoes. I love tomato sandwiches. Tomato sandwiches with lots of pepper and mayo. They're so good with Duke's Mayonnaise. What am I going to do??? emoticon

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3/12/07 6:36 P

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12yo DS wants to plant some seeds this year. I don't do gardening, though, so he'll be teaching himself, I guess. Anyway, he's planning on Strawberries, green beans, cucumbers, watermellons & sunflowers. I think he's going to plant it all next to his Papaw's garden, so maybe he'll have a little instruction from him, at least.

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3/12/07 6:15 P

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Well...here's hoping! We moved to a small farm and I'm looking at planting a 30 x 60 foot area. Which reminds me...I have to order my seeds! Potatoes are a given (being Irish), lettuce, carrots, I'm not sure what else....

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We seem to keep moving! My birthday present from my husband (last JUNE) was to give me an above-ground garden to work on this spring. Well, looks like we'll be building a house...and moving! So, another year of not knowing what it's like to harvest my own produce. Y'all enjoy the ones you have! =)

 
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3/12/07 5:38 P

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I absolutely LOVE to garden!!!! I haven't done anything yet... I wonder when all this snow will melt emoticon

I have lots of flower gardens sprinkled all over my front and back yard! Also a veggie garden. I will plant tomatoes and I am not sure what else this year! It all depends on the weather. If we have a good spring I will plant peas and broccoli. But I have a feeling that our growing season will be short!
I am thinking of putting my lettuce in window boxes on our deck, though!
Blessings, Tracey

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3/12/07 5:27 P

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I have a 3X3 box that I've been planting tomatoes in for years. Got to have fresh tomatoes!! Yumm!!

I want to do start some more boxes this summer--maybe 3 4X4 boxes, even tho there's really only one spot in the front yard to plant. :) I'll do upright green beans, carrots, green peppers, and ? I'll have to get looking and planning here. I'm looking forward to getting my exercise out there.

I do have a perennial flower garden across the front of the house, and last year I started another one down one side. The second one needs to have plastic and some gravel or something put over it to prevent weeds.
Ah, working in the sunshine and warmth.

Maybe 50* here today, so I've got a ways to go. :)

Edited by: TINAKATRINA1 at: 3/12/2007 (17:30)
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