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Old 10-20-2017, 04:24 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Potato digging time. I planted 50lbs of certified seed and about 20 pounds of leftover potatoes from last year. I harvested 9 bushel which is 540 lbs. It was another great gardening year with just the right amount of rain and sunshine!!!
Question on growing potatoes. Do they grow well in hot, dry weather? I just move to the California high desert and planning for next year.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Okra bought it last night with a heavy frost. Next year it’s a maybe. We may take the year off to travel from coast to coast and Alaska.
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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To my surprise I actually went out to the garden yesterday to see if I could salvage a little basil. I don't think I have even watered for about 2 weeks. Anyway, I did pick the last of the basil and made pesto last night. But I also found about a dozen little cherry tomatoes and 2 regular tomatoes: all very tiny and very green but will wrap them in newspaper and they should ripen up pretty fast. The only problem we are leaving for a 10 day trip in less than 2 weeks. Oh well, there is always next year. There were still a handful of okra on the plants but they were too large. This year is now in the past. I am going to regroup and see what I can do next year.
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Guess what I'm doing today? 1st one ever.





My mini Raised Bed. Question is... This way...







Or this way...
Dilemmas







Total cost for this 3 x 2 was $25. I could of found some scrap 1x6's somewhere but we'll see how long this lasts now being it was new wood. I'll be digging it down below surface and adding more soil come spring.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Guess what I'm doing today? 1st one ever.

My mini Raised Bed. Question is... This way...

Or this way...
Dilemmas

Total cost for this 3 x 2 was $25. I could of found some scrap 1x6's somewhere but we'll see how long this lasts now being it was new wood. I'll be digging it down below surface and adding more soil come spring.
How many of these are you going to build? Let’s say 4, how will they look with different arrangements?
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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How many of these are you going to build? Let’s say 4, how will they look with different arrangements?
Great question. I think would look nice. I was gonna do 2 but to be honest I might only leave it at 1 and see how it goes next yr.

I think I only need 2. Mostly for Carrots, Kale, Spinach, Lettuce, Radish, Beets and Garlic.
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Old 11-04-2017, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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^May last 2 seasons.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I just hit the jackpot! I found a Black Gold Mine!


One of my neighbors has been pushing and leaving leaves in the corner for past 20 yrs. He said I can have the dirt under there.


I stuck a shovel in, and it was like butter. Amazing soil! Soley from decomposed leaves. No wonder why the forest soil is so rich.





Is it just me or do you get all giddy about good...and free... soil?







Can't wait. I might actually have Carrots next year.


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Old 11-12-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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What wonderful dark rich dirt. I bet your carrots will be outstanding! Be sure to share with us.

We put all our lawn clippings in one area in the back yard. Bricks surround it. We till it up with a pitch fork every once in awhile. Then we distribute the pile around the yard.

Living in South TX we can vegetable garden year round. The problem? The bugs. And the birds.
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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That is so cool Cambium!!

Did you build your own boxes too?....as shown above.

One more question..do you lay any kind of anything under the soil first?
Thx.
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