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Worth knowing about growing your own
« on: March 26, 2013, 11:39:16 PM »
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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 06:43:43 AM »
We try about half of them at the lake with mixed results - carrots, spuds and lettuce seem to do the best, and we will grow radishes vs turnips and they do well.
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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 10:33:25 AM »

Turnips: the best part of them is the foliage above the bulb.

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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 11:06:34 AM »
I used to "grow my own" but was always worried about getting busted.

Wait!
That's not what we're talking about here, is it?

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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 11:21:40 AM »
Busted!   ::hysterical::
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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 11:48:43 AM »
I used to "grow my own" but was always worried about getting busted.

Wait!
That's not what we're talking about here, is it?

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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 12:34:12 PM »
Found this today and thought it might be helpful:

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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2013, 03:13:45 PM »
That's an interesting chart (I grabbed a copy). Somehow I managed to conform to its logic when I did my planting this year. I certainly didn't set out with that degree of organization in mind!

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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2013, 03:22:25 PM »
That's an interesting chart (I grabbed a copy). Somehow I managed to conform to its logic when I did my planting this year. I certainly didn't set out with that degree of organization in mind!

Yes, it is.  Good, you copied; that's why I posted it.  And congrats on your conformation.   ;D
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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2013, 04:15:57 PM »
I almost didn't plant this year. Too much going on in the real world and the crappy weather wasn't exactly inspiring either. But one morning I got the bug and picked up starter plants and away I went.

I also planted some apple trees to go with the plum trees. Now I'm an orchardist ;-)

The last couple of years I would plant Marigolds around the veggies - both to attract bees and as sacrificial plants for the slugs. The available plants this year sucked so I procrastinated in the hopes that something better would come along (they didn't). No matter -  a bunch of Nasturtium volunteers have sprouted among the veggies adding the color the garden was missing.


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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2013, 05:58:45 PM »
We could definitely use some fruit trees and bushes.  Unfortunately, there are already so many trees, there is no good place for them here.
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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2013, 09:59:32 PM »
I used to "grow my own" but was always worried about getting busted.

Wait!
That's not what we're talking about here, is it?

Living in Colorado lately the thread title made me think pretty much the same thing.

I am hoping that I don't ever have the need to plant a garden because if I did it would be pretty tough keeping the deer and rabbits away from the thing. But I am planning for that should I have to start a garden.
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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2013, 09:12:07 PM »
I'm doing some container gardening this summer. Still can't convince hubby to let me use a piece of our acre+ for a garden. We do have a lot of trees (very woody area) so there's a lot of shade most days -- those shade tolerant plants I'll keep in mind when I finally get my way.  ;D

And then there's the wildlife -- a fence around the garden would ruin the look of the yard

but
NOBODY'S looking at the yard-- we don't live in a suburban neighborhood.  ::facepalm::

and he doesn't eat vegetables so he doesn't get the point of a garden when I can get them at the store
 ::facepalm:: ::facepalm:: ::facepalm::

so for now the majority of my garden is with a CSA like most of my books are kept at the library on their shelves  :)
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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2013, 11:38:06 PM »
I'm doing some container gardening this summer. Still can't convince hubby to let me use a piece of our acre+ for a garden. We do have a lot of trees (very woody area) so there's a lot of shade most days -- those shade tolerant plants I'll keep in mind when I finally get my way.  ;D

And then there's the wildlife -- a fence around the garden would ruin the look of the yard

but
NOBODY'S looking at the yard-- we don't live in a suburban neighborhood.
  ::facepalm::

and he doesn't eat vegetables so he doesn't get the point of a garden when I can get them at the store
 ::facepalm:: ::facepalm:: ::facepalm::

so for now the majority of my garden is with a CSA like most of my books are kept at the library on their shelves  :)

LOL.  One of our gardens is IN the front yard, in the beds previously used for the ornamentals that the deer would eat every year, AND fenced in at that.  Peppers and eggplants, just like last year.

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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2013, 10:00:09 AM »
I will have to print a copy of the chart Pan posted and see if we are breaking any rules at the lake.

My father is trying to be an orchardist too 'Soup, have a few apple trees and next season I think we'll see the pear trees produce.  Our big apple tree was destroyed in the storm 2 summers ago, planted new trees to cover the loss.
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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
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One of our gardens is IN the front yard,

I think you posted a picture of that last year. 

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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2013, 11:23:49 PM »
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and he doesn't eat vegetables so he doesn't get the point of a garden when I can get them at the store

I find myself retreating from the ugliness of the (un)real world more and more lately. I've been playing more music, I've gone back to building cars, and I work the garden. Pounding on tin, pounding on the guitar, and tending to the plants are all therapeutic to me and sure as hell beats sitting at the bar drinking or zoning out on the boob-toob.

Or obsessing about politics I guess   :o

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One of our gardens is IN the front yard,

I think you posted a picture of that last year. 



I did. 

Second verse, same as the first .........

Memory like a steel trap, LV.   ;)
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Re: Worth knowing about growing your own
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2013, 05:10:38 PM »


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One of our gardens is IN the front yard,

I think you posted a picture of that last year. 



I did. 

Second verse, same as the first .........

Memory like a steel trap, LV.   ;)

must be why I'm always right  :supercool:
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