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Old 04-19-2010, 06:08 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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nuala, I appreciated the info on the row covers. Thanks!
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:49 AM
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Hi everyone!

I have a small garden area but I am going to try SQF as well this year.
Reading lots of good tips..Thanks!

lisa~How big will your corn patch be? Doesn't corn require a larger area? The corn on the outer rows have sparse kernels, while the corn in the middle rows are uniform...

I would love to try corn in a small 4 by 4 area if others have tried it & found it works...
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Hi everyone!

I have a small garden area but I am going to try SQF as well this year.
Reading lots of good tips..Thanks!

lisa~How big will your corn patch be? Doesn't corn require a larger area? The corn on the outer rows have sparse kernels, while the corn in the middle rows are uniform...

I would love to try corn in a small 4 by 4 area if others have tried it & found it works...

In the SFG you can grow one corn stalk per square and you get maybe 3-5 ears of corn from one stalk. I was going to try growing pole beans with the corn and let those grow on the stalks. I have since decided to skip the corn in my garden. I didn't think it would produce enough and it would take up too much space in my small garden.

BTW, I was going to grow 8 corn pants for the cross pollination that I read about...please all correct me if I am wrong
Maybe someday....
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I just got back from the High School. They have a greenhouse and sell their plants for .25 per plant I got 3 zucchini, 28 different tomato, 8 sweet green peppers, 4 yellow neck squash. 4 marigolds, and 8 nasturtium plants.

This is my first time mixing flowering plants in with my veggies. I can't plant until mid may but last year the school sold out by the time I got there.
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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I just got back from the High School. They have a greenhouse and sell their plants for .25 per plant I got 3 zucchini, 28 different tomato, 8 sweet green peppers, 4 yellow neck squash. 4 marigolds, and 8 nasturtium plants.

This is my first time mixing flowering plants in with my veggies. I can't plant until mid may but last year the school sold out by the time I got there.
No jalapenos?
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Old 04-23-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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I just got back from the High School. They have a greenhouse and sell their plants for .25 per plant I got 3 zucchini, 28 different tomato, 8 sweet green peppers, 4 yellow neck squash. 4 marigolds, and 8 nasturtium plants.

This is my first time mixing flowering plants in with my veggies. I can't plant until mid may but last year the school sold out by the time I got there.
Girl you are going to have tomatoes coming out your ears. You better be ready to can this year.
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:34 PM
 
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You know I don't know for sure my family just always did it. I suppose to add calcium but I do know when I didn't put egg shells when planting my yield wasn't as big. Of course none of them are living to ask now.

The beer attracts them and then killls them. The egg shells deter them. I use em and they work. That' why I use em.
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:59 AM
 
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I just got back from the High School. They have a greenhouse and sell their plants for .25 per plant I got 3 zucchini, 28 different tomato, 8 sweet green peppers, 4 yellow neck squash. 4 marigolds, and 8 nasturtium plants.

This is my first time mixing flowering plants in with my veggies. I can't plant until mid may but last year the school sold out by the time I got there.
WHat a bargain! I'm also planting my veggies & flowers in together this year for the first time. They say it helps pollination & etc.
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: S.E. US
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WHat a bargain! I'm also planting my veggies & flowers in together this year for the first time. They say it helps pollination & etc.
I only have St. John's Wort and sunflowers with my veggies. Other flowers they'll have to find elsewhere on the land.

I hope that, plus allowing some of my veggies to go to seed, will be enough to aid pollination.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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The beer attracts them and then killls them. The egg shells deter them. I use em and they work. That' why I use em.
Is this for slugs? If so is there a certain depth to ensure instant death! I'm overrun by these buggers. Thanks!
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