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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2008 03:24:19 PM »

More pictures! First, here is my barrel:

You can't really see them, but the cilantro and dill in the far left coffee cans are starting to sprout. The basil's doing okay, and the chives. The little leaves growing wild are actually baby radishes & carrots; I forgot I planted them!
The pointy sticks are to keep the feral cats from pooping there.
Stupid cats.  Angry

Here is my lettuce & spinach.

They haven't really taken off like I'm hoping, but then it's only been a few weeks. I really like the raised beds...Didn't dig at all, just dumped some growing mix in there.

And here's the path I made with all the broken bits of concrete and rock we uncovered in the back yard.

I love the idea of a garden path, but I don't know that I'm in love with this garden path. Hopefully it'll look better once the plants start blooming.

We also planted some sugar snap peas by the porch, hopefully they'll climb up the railings and look pretty. We also planted some white pumpkin seeds by the hedge, I'll post pictures once they start to come up.
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2008 03:27:58 PM »

heh.  pointy sticks are my weapon of choice.  the cats don't like the points, and if you tie little flags to them, birds aren't going to bother your seeds/seedlings as much either.
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2008 09:11:38 PM »

fabulous!!  You can put pine cones and sprinkle red pepper flakes around to keep the naughty kitties out!!
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2008 02:01:58 PM »

I don't know if we can get pinecones here in south Texas, but the pepper's a great idea! It might even keep my kids from eating all the chives!  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2008 08:49:40 PM »

We have a few local cats in the garden, but they mostly go after mice and such. The deer, squirrels, raccoons, and bunnies are a lot more destructive  Tongue

I'm not planting anything for another month (and then only the cold weather stuff under cover), but the seed displays are in full force. I got lured in by the bright colors on the rack at McGuckins...


zucchini ("feed the neighborhood")
pumpkin "fairytale" (musque de provence)
kohlrabi "early purple vienna"
basil
winter squash "cream of the crop"
chili pepper "Kung pao hybrid"
plus some backup yardlong bean in case of a repeat of previous years' disaster
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2008 01:19:58 PM »

Time for an update!

My sugar snap peas have emerged:


As well as one little pumpkin sproutling:


My lettuce is FINALLY taking off:


And my patchouli continues it's slow decline.:


I nixed that pathway, and used to rocks to outline what will soon become my cucumber bed. I'll get some pictures when it's done.
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2008 04:13:38 PM »

Looks lovely, Longelegantlegs! Here's a quick picture of mine, with a link that shows what's what.

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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2008 08:27:20 PM »

That is so beautiful and neat looking...Where did you get the wood? Did you have to have it cut special??
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2008 08:40:47 PM »

We got it at our Lowes down the road, it was outside with the garden stuff, not with the regular wood stuff. It was only like 3 dollars a board, awesome!
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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2008 05:59:53 PM »

I had to wait for the snow to melt to go out and put up the tent today  Roll Eyes  It isn't safe for squash or tomatos around here until June...

The bad plot. I will have to remove the pine mulch from the entire plot later, right now it is holding down the cardboard.


Inside the tent. I put in three rows of snow pea shoots, plus purple kohlrabi and some mustard. I will put in more snow peas later, I don't like to have it all ready to eat at the same time.  Also, the water isn't on yet so I have to carry jugs in my car to water the seeds. I put the heavy row cover over the pvc to make the tent. There is cardboard under there, I put a bunch of soil and manure on top for the hungry choy.


The other plot. The salvaged onions are coming back, as is the horehound and mint. I think the rosemary may be dead. Oops!


Something coming up in the herb section.


Rhubarbs emerging. I removed the wood chip mulch and put down some light debris to protect them. They seem to be hardy, but get floppy and sad when it freezes after the leaves are big.


Not doing much else until the water comes on...
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