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Old 03-29-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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I haven't veggie gardened since.....2003? So I'm in a different place (zone 4 I think, sw OH) in an apt now not a house, fat and out of shape but got a community plot!
Its around 20x40 and I'm hoping I can handle it.

I'm wondering, so what new wonderful things are out there in terms of products or techniques since I've gardened?
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I haven't veggie gardened since.....2003? So I'm in a different place (zone 4 I think, sw OH) in an apt now not a house, fat and out of shape but got a community plot!
Its around 20x40 and I'm hoping I can handle it.

I'm wondering, so what new wonderful things are out there in terms of products or techniques since I've gardened?
20x40 is a good size, especially for only 1 or 2 people. I just got back from buying several plants, mainly tomatoes. The fun part are the heirloom ones just because they come in different colors etc. As for special techniques, the only thing we are doing differently this year is, putting down cardboard before all the top soil in one area. We did this becausee no matter how we tried we couldn't keep the grass from taking over that area. The rest is fine, with weeding from time to time and enough top soil plus mulch. We have also starting using some straw to hold down weekds and hold moisture in.

Nita
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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I know that black landscaping cloth is sort of awful. Didn't let much water in, hard to cut through. Any better developments along the anti weed mulch front? I used to use straw with mown grass on top but since I no longer have a yard with grass and straw, unless you can pre sprout it somehow, will tend to grow.....wheat? in your garden.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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Dunno... but I am loving my "mel's mix" from square foot garden...
Everything grows in that stuff.

My "daikon", chinese kale, cilantro, sweetpea shoots are 3" high at the moment....
with my peppers & tomato plants & my other herbs not far behind.... just waiting for the 70 degree weather.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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Geez where do you live? Not only has it been awhile but I'm a totally different place/zone so have no idea when to start what..............
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