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8/30/10 4:13 P

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No, I haven't but it sounds great.

Do post photos...

Best wishes.
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8/30/10 2:23 P

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emoticon My BF and I are planning on doing a real garden next yr vs growing in pots this year.

We have been doing a lot of construction on the house and right now we have an outdoor area for a future patio. We were planning on building a burm/wall to enclose part of this patio from the yard to give it a little seclusion.

We were talking about the garden and where to put it and I mentioned between the patio wall and the crab apple tree and he thought of having a small area on top of the wall, like 1' wide and the length of the wall, about 6-10' then on the non patio side of the wall, have 2-3 'steps' and have the garden in there.

I love the idea.. I can see various plants on the top w/ cascading plumage falling into the patio area and the veggies on the other side.

anyone do anything like this? would love any feedback. It would sorta be a square foot gardening deal in rectangles.







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4/2/10 8:43 P

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If you would like to try watermelon again, you might try growing small melons like Sugar Baby. Also to get a little jump start on the season you can start the seeds indoors in plantable pots, peatpots or some of the newer fiber pots. Most melons don't like their roots disturbed once they start growing that is why I suggest the plantable pots. That should give you a 2-3 week start on the season.

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4/2/10 8:27 P

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I agree - $5.00 is a great price!

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4/2/10 5:15 P

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Whoops! I meant to say five dollars--that's a good price.


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4/2/10 2:46 P

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I don't think $5.00 would be too much for plants in gallon pots. You can play it by ear and if they are not selling for the $5.00 then mark them down. It is for charity so hopefully you won't have any problems.

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That sounds like a very reasonable price to me. You could always adjust it if they weren't selling, but I'm sure people here in Tennessee would be happy to pay a dollar for a gallon plant. Good luck!


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4/2/10 1:20 P

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it'll be at the Elks in town. Hopefully people will come from all over the area. If they are in 1 gallons cans would 5 dollars be too much?

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Thanks for all the companion information everyone! Carol, I don't know what you should charge because I am not sure what people can afford! Who comes to the charity event - the local people or people from other cities/towns? I would use that information to guide what I charge.
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Good ideas so far!!

I live in one of the poorest counties in AZ - Navajo County. We are having a charity car show to benefit abused kids, May 1st. Part of it will be a craft table. I don't do crafts so I'm growing 35 tomato plants for sale. They should have blossoms by the 1st. Any idea what I should charge per plant? Any I have left over I will plant in the bed we are talking about. But hope to sell them all for the kids.

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4/2/10 12:29 P

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I like to plant the cool weather vegetables with my tomatoes. I have a very small bed also that I plant 3 tomato plants in.
Around the outside I plant onions and radishes. These I can plant early and by the time the tomatoes are so big to grow over them and shade them they are all ready pulled up and eaten or are ready to be pulled.

I have all ready planted my onions!!
Tomatoes will be added around the 1st of May.

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4/2/10 9:41 A

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I love companion planting and found this information out at a great website. I think you should definitely plant the tomatoes again and then plant a companion plant. Good Luck!

www.ghorganics.com/page2.html

TOMATOES: Tomato allies are many: asparagus, basil, bean, carrots, celery, chive, cucumber, garlic, head lettuce, marigold, mint, nasturtium, onion, parsley, pepper, marigold, pot marigold and sow thistle. One drawback with tomatoes and carrots: tomato plants can stunt the growth of your carrots but the carrots will still be of good flavor. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes, improves growth and flavor. Bee balm, chives and mint improve health and flavor. Borage deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor. Dill, until mature, improves growth and health, mature dill retards tomato growth. Enemies: corn and tomato are attacked by the same worm. Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth. Keep potatoes and tomatoes apart as they both can get early and late blight contaminating each other. Keep cabbage and cauliflower away from them. Don't plant them under walnut trees as they will get walnut wilt: a disease of tomatoes growing underneath walnut trees.



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Every year or two I seem to have to have a new area or bed. Last year I put in a bed to help hide the LP gas tank. I dug out about 6 inches of soil - we have very rocky soil. Then brought in garden soil and manure. I put a few bushes in back and tried to grow tomatoes and watermelon in the main bed. I got a lot of tomatoes but only 2 watermelon before freezing temps hit. This year I am looking at this nice but smallish bed and wondering - what this year?

I was hoping for a few ideas. I don't want to just plant flowers. Our growing season here is so short. Our last freeze is the very end of May. We are at 6700 ft. in the mountains of AZ.

Ideas welcome!

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