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Old 04-18-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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I envy your space, your sun exposure and the manpower you have working for you! Very nice! I got my raised beds all ready today. I tilled chopped up dried leaves and Black Kow into the existing soil and then covered the beds with black fabric mulch. This will warm up the soil although it's already warm, as I can tell by my dog making it her new napping place outside. (CONFLICT!) I put a little netting type fence up today, but she will outsmart me sooner or later, so I need to find another solution.

I don't have any plants in the ground yet: I am keeping them portable for a few more days to make sure the temps are warm enough, but I have some in containers outside and other seedlings inside including tomatoes, cukes, squash and pepper seeds/seedlings growing along with BASIL and some other herbs! I love basil. All my other herbs overwintered nicely, such a surprise (rosemary, parsley, sage). Oh, and my lettuces are in a mini half whiskey barrell.

Oh, and btw, the farmer's market has a ton of plants, much more reasonable than Lowe's or HD. I bought a 4 pack of Cherokee Purple tomatoes for $2, and a 4 pack of basil for $1.50.

One more thing, if this is your first time growing tomatoes, plan how you will support them when you first plant them. They get huge and if you plan to stake or trellis them now, it will save a real mess later.

Good luck!!!
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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thanks so much for all your kind words. And as I suspected, my cats think we just built them a large litter box..."it's their world..we're just living in it".
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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they jump the fence?
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:05 AM
 
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oh no, but whenever the door is off they're right in their with me - me weeding and them peeing.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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only good for cooking. sorry.
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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For some really good eatin' this summer, I recommend you plant some potatoes, yellow squash, cucumbers, corn, and just a cheap $1.19 pack of wildflowers so you'll have some marigolds at the dinner table.

Oh, and some onions and zucchini squash too.

All of these are pretty low-maintenance from what I remember...
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:27 PM
 
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Those marigolds will help keep bugs away, too, if you plant them around your veggies.

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For some really good eatin' this summer, I recommend you plant some potatoes, yellow squash, cucumbers, corn, and just a cheap $1.19 pack of wildflowers so you'll have some marigolds at the dinner table.

Oh, and some onions and zucchini squash too.

All of these are pretty low-maintenance from what I remember...
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:35 AM
 
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Marigold recommendation appreciated. We are going to start some sunflowers as well. Yesterday we planted tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, string beans and eggplant...photos to come....
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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Default Photos of our garden up and running

I actually made the baskets from leftover fencing wire


Props to my neighbor Ed who has helped me every step of the way and here he is planting green beans


This is our neighbor's scarecrow (Woodlief and New Light)


This incredible garden sits on Six Forks just before you turn left onto Possum Track (tucked far back on the right hand side)
It even has 2 framed doors and was so cool that I just had to snap a shot. It's been fun to see what all the other gardeners inthe area are doing and has given me some great ideas.

Last edited by SALUKI_LOVER; 04-24-2010 at 06:00 PM.. Reason: add photo
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:43 AM
 
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Thumbs up Garden Update

Here are a few photos of my garden taken yesterday



Romaine Lettuce


Cucumber


Basil
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