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Old 05-20-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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Horseradish. Horseradish label as parsnips. Easy to grow.
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Old 05-20-2018, 03:08 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Horseradish. Horseradish label as parsnips. Easy to grow.
And spreads everywhere.
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:38 PM
 
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Ok, a few updates.....
Rabbits and chipmunks have been eating my zucchini leaves....no more I say!!!!! . The fence protection had to be done!! Spent some time today buying and protecting the garden. Ps trap is for bunnies eating my strawberries!!













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Old 05-20-2018, 06:50 PM
 
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And spreads everywhere.
no need to replant keeps forever in the ground or in the frig
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:24 AM
 
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Updated pictures. Some squirrel or chipmunk somehow still got in and dug near one of the plants. Need more traps.







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Old 05-27-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Your plants still look good....
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I just bought 2 Home Depot buckets. I filled the bottom one up with water and put the lid on it. Then, put the other bucket on top of it. I drilled a hole in the upper bucket on the side near the bottom, and added a spout to it that I could open and close, and connected irrigation tubing to it. Then, I poked a hole in the irrigation tubing at each plant on my raised bed.

Then, you just have to fill up the upper bucket with water, and open the spout just enough so drips of water drip on all of your plants. Then, loosely place the lid on the upper bucket. Then, you have a gravity flow water system.

I even put liquid Miracle Gro in the bucket, so it slow dripped fertilizer on the plants. This system worked fantastically and was cheap. I'd just go fill up the 5 gallon upper bucket every day. If I build one for my balcony, it will have to be taller, because I have plants on stands and in tall pots, but it could be done. I'd just create a taller tower of buckets, or put one on top of a shelf or something.

Interesting bucket idea. I assume would only work for tiny gardens? I had a gutter spout fill up a 55 Gallon Pail with rain water and I realized after watering the garden I would only get like 2-3 days worth. (less if I wanted to deep water). Especially when its sunny and in the 80s/90s. So I would be using city water anyway after couple days.. So I stopped collecting rain. Wasn't worth it. Didn't like water standing around either if it was a rainy pattern.

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Updated pictures. Some squirrel or chipmunk somehow still got in and dug near one of the plants. Need more traps.

Loving the updates, keep them coming.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:27 AM
 
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I love small gardens! It's amazing what you can grow in a small space. I hope you update with pictures of the growing garden and also what it produces.
I live in metro NY and small gardens are kind of necessary lol. But you'd be amazed what you can grow in a small space (and maybe with a few extra pots). Happy gardening!
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:50 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Ok, a few updates.....
Rabbits and chipmunks have been eating my zucchini leaves....no more I say!!!!! . The fence protection had to be done!! Spent some time today buying and protecting the garden. Ps trap is for bunnies eating my strawberries!!












Now, I am just chuckling to myself. Looks like you will be having $40.@ tomatoes like I did. By the time you get the supplies, get all the work done, spend more money fighting off bugs and critters, its cheaper to just go to the store.

Now, I have a few herbs that thrive on neglect, and two pots of cherry tomatoes that are doing well. Every year I think about trying a garden again, but then I remember.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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After buying container soil, vegetable fertilizer and Neem oil and fungicide, I too will have $40 tomatoes...



but they sure will taste good!
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