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Old 05-15-2015, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Just so I remember in the future... I added this today around all the plants except the root crops.

Organic Blood Meal. Nitrogen source.

I wont even mix it in. Just going to let it seep down with water.

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Old 05-15-2015, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC (zone 7b)
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A great day in NC watching the garden grow!
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:21 PM
 
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What I picked today:
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:39 PM
 
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A great day in NC watching the garden grow!

WOW. Lookin good.

My tomatoes look pretty good too, with alot of flowers, but the flower is dying b4 bearing the fruit.

Same w/my guta plant.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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A great day in NC watching the garden grow!
Isn't it a great feeling? Enjoy.

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What I picked today:
Nice!

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After 3 weeks of no rain, we're getting rain finally. First time with leaves on the trees.

I just added crushed egg shells into the pots (Bell Peppers/Eggplants) and the left 2 rows of Tomatoes. I'm curious if I see any noticeable results. Only 4 Eggs so maybe it wasn't enough

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Old 05-16-2015, 07:20 AM
 
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I'm in SW Ohio and have just signed up for a community garden plot (apt dweller).

Looking at your bed width which I will be trying to size this weekend. If I remember right don't most tomato plant sticks (the ones in the pots) say plant 18" apart? Is that right?
I see you have yours side by side with a few inches border on either side so your beds are.....4'? Do you measure? Are some of your beds different widths?
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I'm in SW Ohio and have just signed up for a community garden plot (apt dweller).

Looking at your bed width which I will be trying to size this weekend. If I remember right don't most tomato plant sticks (the ones in the pots) say plant 18" apart? Is that right?
I see you have yours side by side with a few inches border on either side so your beds are.....4'? Do you measure? Are some of your beds different widths?
Who are you asking? PotsdamBear83??

I don't have any Tomatoes in Pots (they never do as well). I have them spaced about 15-20" apart in the Bed. If they get too bunched I do a little pruning to allow airflow.
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Old 05-16-2015, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Future soil for the garden.

Turning the compost pile in my backyard was a great workout, Just wish the Dewpoint wasnt 61°.

You treasure the days you can do things outside without this crappy un-fresh like air. Muggy is the norm here.



Lots of worms in there. mostly underneath which is why you need to turn. Also don't want the leaves to get matted.




Done. Next turn should be July maybe August. No odor is why I love keeping it out in the open like this. Only smelt a little (not bad) at the bottom but went away after it was turned.

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Old 05-17-2015, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC (zone 7b)
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Boy Cambian, I wish I had that much space for compost. I have a real weed issue in my beds at the moment, so I'm planning on running my pile through the shredder again and use it as a mulch. It's 3 months old and black. It's still got some heat, but I've turned it multiple times and the heat is starting to cool. Time to start a new pile!
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Boy Cambian, I wish I had that much space for compost. I have a real weed issue in my beds at the moment, so I'm planning on running my pile through the shredder again and use it as a mulch. It's 3 months old and black. It's still got some heat, but I've turned it multiple times and the heat is starting to cool. Time to start a new pile!
Cool you got a shredder! Yeah, one of the reasons to turn a compost pile is to make sure it doesn't heat up too much where it's killing the good bugs and bacteria. heat is good, but not too much. After you turn it and oxygen goes into it, it will warm back up.

I hate weeding especially in warm seasons. If you can remember, in the fall after the garden is done, just lay cardboard down in the area. You'll have much less and probably no weeds in the spring time when its time to till again.


Cups have been washed and after they dry will get put away until next March. . Routine, Routine.

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