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Post  walshevak on 2/8/2012, 9:24 pm

from FINE GARDENING pg 62

2 shades of orange pansys

red sails lettuce

buttercrunch lettuce

parsley

chives

rosemary

english ivy

It sure looks pretty in the book.

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Post  Lavender Debs on 2/9/2012, 4:26 pm

Great idea Kay, thanks. I think I'll nix the ivy and put in peas to hang like the ivy would have. In fact I think that since rosemary is difficult to find this early in the PNW I'll sub kale or Chinese kohlrabi for the rosemary. Think I'll use johnny-jump-ups for the pansies so the blossoms can go into the salad.

Great! Now for my sprouts to hurry along.
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 2/10/2012, 11:15 am

Oh, this sounds wonderful. I grow chives, thyme and strawberries in large tubs on the deck, but never thought of a hanging basket. Now y'all have me excited. Debs, I do like your idea of the peas instead of ivy. Would you use one of the more bush types, or go for the long look? Nonna

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Post  Lavender Debs on 2/10/2012, 11:28 am

My snap peas get about 3 feet tall, that seems like a good length.
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Post  quiltbea on 2/10/2012, 12:28 pm

I like the idea of sugar snap in a hanging basket. I'll have to try that.
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Post  FamilyGardening on 2/10/2012, 10:35 pm

it sounds fun......im going to try some snap peas too!

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rose......oh boy this got me thinking of a project for hubby....Shocked .......we dont have a covered back porch....just cement.....i wonder if he could build me something to run across the front of the porch at the edge of the porch and back yard grass and then i could hang all kinds of baskets up Laughing he doesnt need to put a roof on it or anything.....just frame something across.....kinda like a loooong arch Cool that part of of yard gets the full cyclops sun in the summer time....it would be up off the ground so the kids could still play on and off the porch without tramplining on our veggies!
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Post  CarolynPhillips on 2/11/2012, 12:12 pm

I am trying the sugar snaps in the Strawberry Topsy turvys. It holds 4 1/2 gallons of soil
I just happen to find some on sale for $1.99 each and free shipping if delievered to local store for pick up. (Ace Hardware)
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Post  Lavender Debs on 2/11/2012, 3:48 pm

Don't forget, the peas are going to want to climb if they find something to climb.
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