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« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2008 06:45:55 PM »

I'm going to have to do something like this for my plants tomorrow, it's going to freeze over night, was it difficult to set yours up? Any tips or tricks you could give a green (haha) gardener?
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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2008 07:58:06 PM »

If it only rarely freezes and doesn't snap too cold, you could just throw some blankets or newspaper or something over the plants for a night. 

It is always cold here at night, and can freeze in June and September (usually freezes in Sept, actually), so mine is meant to take temperatures down into the 20s (and has worked overwinter with temps down to -10F). It also helps raise the humidity, which is often less than 20% around here.  I leave the tent on the big hoops up all summer, and just change out the row cover to a cotton gauze. The hoops are just pvc jammed onto rebar stakes.  The tiny hoops in the first pic are a torn apart wire fence thing, I put narrow row covers on top of those.
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« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2008 08:32:53 PM »

Thanks! I'm pretty surprised it's freezing this late in the year, here, so I might just use temporary bed sheets or something.   Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2008 08:19:48 PM »

Wow!! I've been offline awhile. I'll post pics tomorrow, but I'm afraid the garden is mostly dirt with chicken wire over it right now. The wire keeps the kitties out. I planted 3 types of peas, lettuce,sweet peas, micro greens, spinach,bok choy, radishes and blue potatoes outside and started 9 types of tomatoes and 6 types of peppers inside Tongue
The parsley is back,crocuses, MANY chives, scallions I planted in the fall.
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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2008 11:38:11 PM »

Balkandina - I'm so excited to discover a craftster I so admire lives so close to me!  I recognize that Peak, 'cause I look at every day from my own window, plus on the (long, yucky) drive to UCCS!  I love your garden-to-be.  I wish my thumb was a tiny bit greener, and our zone was a tiny bit warmer and easier to grow in.
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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2008 11:58:47 PM »

i've got some stuff growing.  i can't wait til it can live outside!

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« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2008 07:46:16 PM »

OMG, that is beautiful!
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« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2008 12:42:53 AM »

hehe my tomatoes are totally blushing.
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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2008 07:07:33 AM »

Outside my backdoor last weekend.  All plants grown from seedlings, seeds or small plant myself, except the olive which I've had for 6 years and is 3 times its original size.
It is a work in progress as the side of the garage needs something which possibly is going to be raised beds with railway sleepers full of raspberries and other fruit/veg.




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« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2008 06:01:43 AM »

In the herb patch:

featuring horehound, catmint, anise, onions, lavendar, something I forget, and stinging nettle (that I couldn't resist)

The first squash seedlings, from a japanese pumpkin variety


Baby leeklings in the leek bed


Dwarf lily, which has been struggling due to cold temperatures


Rhubarb in its third year, finally large enough to harvest


The bad plot, covered with cardboard and straw. I have a few tomatillos and tomatoes in the water walls, artichokes and squash seeds in the uncovered mounds.


Mice ate all my snow pea seeds and I had to replant. Only a few mustard seeds sprouted and immediately bolted. Some of the kohlrabi is hanging on, though
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