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Old 01-28-2008, 07:00 AM
 
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Is there such a thing as successful greenhouse gardening in northern NH? (Are you laughing at me already?) The thought of possibly moving there without growing my own tomatoes just doesn't seem right.

Anyone here do this? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:16 AM
 
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I can't wait to get back to NH to be able to grow a garden again. I remember as a kid i used to help my mom with hers. Been here in FL and it's impossible to grow a garden when your dirt is nothing but sand. There is very good garden soil up in N.H. where i have to spend $3.00 to buy a small bag here in FL just for my flower beds.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:18 AM
 
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I grow all my vegetables without a green house, so I'm sure having one would be a boost.


couldn't live without my tomatoes and greens
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:22 AM
 
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lots of turkies too....they love the garden, constantly shooing them away


flowers do well too
<img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/paintingtwirler/garden/cleome3.jpg">


and I've had good luck with fruit trees.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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oops again, flowers:

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Old 01-28-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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oops again, flowers:

Hey buck - What IS that tall thing? We bought a house last February and during the spring/summer, we noticed three or four of these popping up - they never flowered, but grew quite tall.....we had never seen something like this (I know, silly flatlanders) - is it an actual flower that is supposed to bloom? If it didn't bloom, is it dead? Do we keep it this year and see if it flowers? A couple were very close to the house, others not so close....Thanks for any info!

P.S. - It looked like it was *almost* going to bloom or do something on the top, but it never did......
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Madbury, New Hampshire
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Might be a sunflower refusing to bloom.

To OP: check out these books. You can grow toms in the Antarctic (http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=10415 - broken link).
[url=http://www.amazon.com/New-Hampshire-Gardeners-Companion-Gardening/dp/0762742992]Amazon.com: The New Hampshire Gardener's Companion: An Insider's Guide to Gardening in the Granite State (Gardening Series): Books: Henry Homeyer[/url]
[url=http://www.amazon.com/Vegetable-Gardeners-Bible-High-Yield-Gardening/dp/1580172121]Amazon.com: The Vegetable Gardener's Bible: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions: Books: Edward C. Smith[/url]
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mNLDTWuLL._AA240_.jpg (broken link)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...A240_SH20_.jpg
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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You should be able to grow tommy-toes, an early start in a cold-frame would be great, and in a greenhouse even better. We have a much shorter growing season here in NH, so an earlier start than Memorial Day "plant out date" is vital if you want red ripe fruit before frost! It just takes so long for the soil to warm... I've expermented with the black weed-block fabric, and found a big difference in soil temperature, as well as not having to deal with the weeds. I don't use chemicals on my gardens, so the fabric is a must-have for me.

Last summer I had a small garden, and everything produced wonderfully. 6 Roma tomato plants, 6 Sweet 100's, 6 bell pepper, 6 Jalapeño pepper, 6 Sweet Italian pepper. All of the pepper varieties take a LONG time to ripen, but the difference in taste is SO worth it. And I was amazed at the number of people who didn't realize that Jalapeño peppers are SUPPOSED to be red!!

New Hampshire gardening should be a sticky topic
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:17 AM
 
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ayuh - a sunflower - getting ready to bloom - I have a few varieties - the mexican sunflower is red and small

that picture is a regular sunflower, they are really neat flowers, when they bloom, they follow the sun all day, so they will be facing east in the morning and west in the evening

the birds and the squirrels, turkeys, etc. love the seeds. I cut a few heads for myself. I dry the seeds and salt them, yummy.


the leave the rest of the plants over winter - not too pretty in the snow, but again, the animals love it.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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Wow, thanks for all this information and photos! Very encouraging!
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