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Post  Petroag on 3/17/2012, 7:13 pm

Happy to have my two boxes in full swing!

These two boxes have 14 varieties of heirloom tomatoes combined. The companions, center and up front, are marigolds and alyssum. Hoping for a great spring!

These boxes are filled with Mel's Mix by the book. Depth is approx. 12 inches (not by the book). I felt the need for extra depth due to the heat we get here in Texas.

Good luck to all this spring and happy St. Patty's!!!


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Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on 3/17/2012, 7:21 pm

Those are beautiful boxes - I could just plop a chair down right there at that table and set a spell without any problems! Oh and tomatoes are one of my favorite garden gifts! What varieties will you have? Smile

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Post  Petroag on 3/17/2012, 7:36 pm

Thanks so much! Smile

The near box varieties:

Black Ethiopian
Aunt Ruby's Yellow Cherry
Gold Current
Banana Legs
Beliy Naliz
Lime Green

The far box varieties:

Black Sea Man
White Bush
Paul Robeson
Angora Super Sweet
Zhefen Short
Amber Colored
Tiny Tim


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Post  zomo on 3/17/2012, 10:06 pm

Wow that is beautiful ! Getting some great ideas on this forum .

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Looks great!

Post  morganfam7 on 3/17/2012, 10:25 pm

Your boxes look wonderful! Have you used MM here in the metroplex before? Oh, I'm Marcy by the way, and I live in Grand Prairie. I read that North Haven Gardens suggests we do not use peat moss in our beds. She suggests more compost and deeper beds. The reasoning on the peat moss is hydration, and I have found that to be true for me. Anyways, I would love to hear your experience with MM. And sounds like you are going to have some awesome tomatoes!

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