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Username Post: Starting to think out my garden...        (Topic#325793)
kaleidoscope 
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03-08-13 09:58 AM - Post#4051135    

now, someone send out the bat signal for Stacy so she can join the garden conversations.

I know where some stuff is going because they have the same beds. (Tomatoes, corn/beans, and peppers where I put hot peppers last year.)

This year I'm going to try potatoes in a barrel. And I just read they like sandy soil so yay, our soil is good for something! I was thinking of trying some in the ground too but now I just read you have to keep zucchini away from potato and the zucchini was going back in the ground this year outside of my beds. It grew too big and overshadowed the plants near it last year. Darn it.

 
MindySue 
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03-08-13 11:45 AM - Post#4051157    
    In response to kaleidoscope

I am starting to plan too - my garden has been uncovered - the rain's melted away all our snow - now it just needs to warm up

 
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03-08-13 12:01 PM - Post#4051167    
    In response to MindySue

I can't see my beds. And I'm trying to remember the measurement of 1. I *think* its about 2 x 3 ft. Actually, I'm not fully sure on 2 other ones.

 
kaleidoscope 
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03-08-13 12:43 PM - Post#4051181    
    In response to kaleidoscope

Here's my preliminary plan that I may have to adjust when I figure out how big a few beds are.

The empty beds I haven't decided on yet. Can't decide if I want to give cauliflower another whirl since it was a complete dud last year - except for the cabbage worms.

Hopefully you can figure this out pretty good. The beans will be in between/around the corn. There will be radishes in with the tomatoes, too. My footprint is probably a little off and there's still strawberries in the ground on the left side of the garden area.

Feel free to add any ideas.



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Kazzam 
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03-08-13 06:30 PM - Post#4051239    
    In response to kaleidoscope

You are going to be busy. If you are using containers to plant your potatoes, what about down at the end of your tomato bed?

I'm looking at getting my garden back into shape this weekend. The last 6 weeks we have had lots of rain so the garden is over run with weeds. This year I'm going to try the Hessian and foam boxes to see which will work best but I have to wait until Aug or Sept to plant. In the meantime I need to get the prep started on my strawberry beds as next month I plant the runners. I'm going to be planting carrots, beans, snow peas, celery, capsicum, lettuce (one last batch of seedlings before our winter hits) broccoli and cauliflower.

 
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03-08-13 06:31 PM - Post#4051241    
    In response to kaleidoscope

My dh is still not on board with having a garden. He thinks it's to much work. Maybe this fall I'll surprise him and make a raised bed for planting next year.



 
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03-08-13 07:01 PM - Post#4051247    
    In response to Kazzam

  • Kazzam Said:
You are going to be busy. If you are using containers to plant your potatoes, what about down at the end of your tomato bed?




I can't because that where the entrance to my garden area is. And they're not supposed to be by tomatoes because they can share blight. Anyway, putting the container somewhere isn't a problem for the potatoes. I was hoping to put some more in the ground but it would be by zucchini and apparently that's not good. I have room at the end of the empty horizontal bed I can put it. I'm going to be using an old plastic trash can.

I haven't figured out what's going in the empty bed at the front of the garden. The two smaller ones at the back left (which is out in the yard, not my fenced in area) had cauliflower and melons/beans last year. Not sure if I'm going to try those again this year or not. hmmm....

 
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03-09-13 01:34 PM - Post#4051337    
    In response to kaleidoscope

hmmm.... maybe I should try the cauliflower again. I checked up on using tulle to keep bugs out, so that might work. Shouldn't be too bad if I wait for a good sale/coupon.

 
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03-12-13 12:43 PM - Post#4051651    
    In response to kaleidoscope

I am not sure why but my dh already started some plants from seeds. They are growing fast on my garden window!! I am going to plant a bunch of herbs next to fill pots that will stay on the window so I will have fresh herbs all year long too. So excited!!

Nervous about planting anything this year, though, because we had blight last year. How do you prevent that? My cucumbers were so sour!!

 
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03-19-13 04:54 AM - Post#4052691    
    In response to Nora

My garden is growing in the basement! I can't wait for it to get warm!!!

 
kaleidoscope 
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03-19-13 06:11 AM - Post#4052695    
    In response to Luvmyvespa

I still have to get seed starter soil. Today we're getting a lot of snow.

I think I may move my peppers to the back right - it gets the sun the longest. I might put hot peppers back in that same spot though. If I do, I'll have to get one that's not a mix. Maybe anaheims and banana peppers. Hmm.... maybe I'll put an eggplant back there. Not that I'm really a fan. I just like to see what I can grow.

 
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