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Old 05-06-2018, 07:42 PM
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Im in texas... I have a smaller back yard but I have a lemon tree, artichokes, pomegranate, green peppers, garlic , red onions, thyme , rosemary, mint, romaine, oregano, leeks, and raspberries in full bloom! Talk about full time work!
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:42 PM
Location: Silicon Valley
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I have a tiny balcony and other than flowers and my dwarf crepe myrtle tree, I just recently put out gold and red cherry tomato plants out there, and some little heirloom sweet peppers and basil.

Inside, I have a shelving unit with grow lights and I'm growing more of the above, plus a couple jacaranda tree seedlings I started from seeds I collected. Also, some other flowering plants. I'm planning on growing some cilantro and other herbs inside under grow lights, too.

I would love to grow more of my own food, but in a way, I'm kind of glad I'm limited. Getting too old to be climbing around on my knees, etc., anymore.

I really wish I had room to grow squash. Just bought some at Walmart Neighborhood store and it was cheap at $1/pound for baby zuchini. I just hate spending that much money, though, when I know that I would normally have so many that I'd be giving them away - even after freezing a ton of them.

Anyway, OP, your garden looks amazing. That was a lot of work! Hope you get tons of maters out of your garden.
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:03 AM
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Originally Posted by Thinking-man View Post
Spent most of the day cleaning, buying, and planting 10 tomatoes (cherries, yellow, orange), cucumbers, and yellow squash. Done!
I love spending time in the garden! How about you?

Yes! before and After Pics! Nice work. nicely spaced out. Looks like planted deep too.

What kind of soil did you use to mix in? Did you test the soil in that area?

I assume that door is blocked off from the inside?

Love the rain barrel.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:58 AM
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Nice work, Thinking-man - the garden looks great! There are several of us here with annual threads that love to share what we do. Please keep the updates coming as the season progresses!!
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:09 AM
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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That is the best use for the space. Great job!!
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:26 PM
Location: Silicon Valley
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OP, by the way, even though it's not always considered strictly organic, I use Miracle Gro for my veggies. I am trying the Miracle Gro for tomatoes specificaly this year. I always get amazing results from Miracle Gro. And it's really cheap.

I use organic potting soil, Black Gold, too. I also use Mosquito Bits, because I have problems with fungus gnats where I live. Mosquito bits are natural and are safe for dogs and kids. It's a bacteria of some kind referred to as BT. It lives in the soil and will eat the larvae of fungus gnats or white flies, et. So, I alway sprinkle Mosquito Bits on top of the soil of my pots. If you have problems with fungus gnats, you could try sprinkling them on the ground around your tomato plants. They work great and are safe and basically organic.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:33 PM
Location: midvalley Oregon and Eastside seattle area
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Still have another 6 weeks or to the end of June to plant late lead and beans. I
Still setting out tomatoes sets and tomatoes from seed are just sprouting indoors.
PNW, 500ft elevation. Nights are mid 40s low.
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Old 05-12-2018, 07:26 AM
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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How's the garden, OP???

Seeing itsy bitsy lettuce and carrot seedlings coming up....snow peas about to bloom. Have tomatoes and 7 herbs ready to plant, with cucumbers also. That's it for this yr as using all containers.
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:42 PM
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Garden is doing ok....75% of my green zucchinis died....so I replanted some yellow zucchini instead. Two of my cucumbers died too. Lol. I have enough of that though.
Two of my tomatoes died too, and one is almost dying. But i gave them miracle grow yesterday and so we shall wait.
Otherwise, I also planted some basil, rosemary, and dill. My blueberries, raspberries, grapes, and strawberries are doing great. Peaches are infected again. Lol oh well.

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Old 05-13-2018, 06:35 PM
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I hope to get mine planted this,week.

I am not planting as much as,I did last year.

I was going to sign up for a community garden space, but they are all rather far,away from me. Bummer. Even the new one that was supposed to be closer to me didn't pan out.

My garden is also relatively small. I habe 5 raised beds and a tiered raised bed of herbs.

This year not going to do so much. I was supposed to have a knee replacement this summer but we are trying other things first. So I planned on not gardening much, then when plans changed I thought I'd add a community garden space too. But alas not this year.

Well see how things turn out this year.

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