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« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2010 10:31:58 AM »

I hope it's not too late to join in on the gardening action. Smiley  I live in a teeny tiny condo and have a teenier (tinier) porch where I container garden.  So far, I've started sugar snap peas (which are growing gangbusters and my improvised trellis from last year is obviously not doing the job, so I'll have to rig up a teepee for them), garlic, bush lake green beans, golden wax beans, thai eggplant (the seeds were free, so I thought why not!), basil, cilantro, soapwort, lettuce, Giant Italian parsley, and cherry tomatoes (Riesentraube).  Not all are doing as well as I'd hope (the tomatoes especially).  I also bought a sage plant this weekend and was gifted a Yellow Boy tomato plant at Easter, which is doing quite well for the craziness of the weather here.  My garlic seems to be doing really well, too, which I'm pleased about.  I planted it way too late last year.

I hope to put the herbs in their window boxes soon (maybe this coming weekend) and hopefully by then the cherry tomatoes starts will be looking less pathetic.  (If not, I'll get some plants from the garden shop.)
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« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2010 10:53:13 AM »

FYI, there's a long window for planting garlic.  You can start as early as October 1, and plant as late as March 1, and still get garlic.  It's better in October or November, but as long as your soil isn't frozen, it's ok.  Just don't water it in July, and by the middle of August you can dig it up.

I've heard many people say that tomatoes in containers don't do well.  I wonder why that is.  Maybe the roots don't have enough room to spread out.

Your peppers will probably flourish.  I've grown peppers in pots before and they seem to be ok.  the same with your herbs.

I got my leeks down this weekend and also my greens.  I'm still cleaning out beds because I messed up and didn't dress them for winter, so I have lots of weeds in my garden beds.  I'm getting there though.

My garlic is up about 14 inches, as well as my yellow onions.  And I have baby strawberries, already.  They probably won't fully mature for another month or two, but they're there.
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« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2010 11:08:30 AM »

OOoh, thanks for the garlic tip, pinokeeo.  I planted mine in April last year (I started the garden late and figured why not try them).  Planted them in January this year, and they're up pretty high!

Yay for your strawberries.  I might plant some of those next year ...
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« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2010 12:24:24 PM »

OOoh, thanks for the garlic tip, pinokeeo.  I planted mine in April last year (I started the garden late and figured why not try them).  Planted them in January this year, and they're up pretty high!

Yay for your strawberries.  I might plant some of those next year ...

If you want bigger heads of garlic, cut the scapes when they are as high as the leaves.  All the energy will go into the roots.
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« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2010 01:57:46 PM »

pinokeeo, thanks for all the tips.  I grew garlic last year and the heads were not as big as I was hoping.
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« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2010 06:40:39 AM »

alright, well i have all my stuff together for the most part, and i think i will be planting outdoors today. i am about a week early but i think its safe.

this is my first year trying to garden seriously, and i have big plans, lol. i wanted to do a raised bed and plant a lot more than i actually am, but financially i couldnt afford the lumber, top soil, or extra plants this time around. yesterday we tilled a nice square and im going to hope that i dont go insane picking weeds all summer Sad we do have a few small bags of potting soil that i might mix in because that just seems like a good idea, i dont know.

i started some of the plants in pots already so they are good to go! i will post some pictures as soon as its all in the ground.
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« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2010 07:30:13 AM »

It's not a good idea to put planting mix in your garden.  They add nutrients and chemicals that are ok for pots, but not ok for a garden. 

If you want to amend your soil, I would suggest going to your local farm store and buying a bag of steer manure.

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« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2010 06:30:59 AM »

oh, really? Undecided

i didnt know that, i already added it. it does mention its organic, if that makes a difference....hopef ully that means there are no nasty chemicals. told you im a noob!  Cheesy i appreciate your tips!
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« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2010 12:14:46 AM »

Snow peas are ankle to knee high, depending on which planting I'm looking at Cheesy  spaced 'em out by a couple weeks, three plantings all together. 

Runner beans have mostly been eaten by slugs, and slugs and chickens in the backyard.  I don't mind because I have TONS of seeds, mostly from the runner beans I grew last year.

Planted some of the tomatoes outside.  I still have, after giving half a dozen away and planting half a dozen outside, 14 or so tomato starts inside, plus two I bought for variety.  Anyone in Portland want a Caro Rich tomato plant or two?  Roll Eyes

On potting soil VS manure: will it do any harm, pinpkeeo?  or just be kind of a waste of money?  It seems like potting soil is more expensive than manure/compost/worm castings.  I do know, dropoffradar, that potting soil is designed to drain well which is what you want in pots (which is why dirt, and even garden soil is a no-no).  I think that they're usually pretty devoid of nutrients, so not really a bonus to your garden.

Be careful with organics too, it doesn't mean necessarily that they're low impact on the environment.  They could have been shipped from half way across teh country, or further, or contain peat moss (depending on where it's from could deplete peat bogs which is a natural environment, but I've recently heard that these bogs put out methane or something not particularly good for the environment as a whole).  Anyway, read your labels and don't assume they're giving you the whole picture.

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« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2010 12:17:13 AM »

kaz814, one of the tomato plants i bought was a yellow boy.  I've never tried 'em before.  You're growing yours in a pot, or in the ground?
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