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Post  Lovesdirt on 2/7/2013, 5:03 pm

Hello all,

I made an introduction and a few posts at the beginning of last year; however, the rest of the year seemed to totally get away from me. I did manage to set up our SFG, after being away from this method for many years. My husband has seen the method to my madness, and has stepped over the the SFG side cheers

Due to our work schedules, we were not able to put together boxes, mix up mel's mix, or plant until the hottest weekend of the year in Ohio....Memorial Day weekend. I am sure you Ohioans remember the beastly weekend last year? I will not be doing that again this year No So, because I also prefer to hike in the cold of winter (no snakes), I am also starting to prepare in the winter! I am setting up three more boxes starting next weekend. That will bring us to 7 boxes. I am thinking of growing in containers to, but I don't have my plan all together at this point.

We did not do too bad last year, but the weather was just too hard to predict. I guess the mild winter should have been our sign for what was to come! Anyway, I did learn that deer love tomatoes and peppers. They were gracious enough to leave us some peppers, but they must have really loved the tomatoes brought to you by Mel's mix, lol. Twenty tomatoe plants that were ridiculously loaded, were down to very little almost over night. My husband is going to come up with something to deter deer this year...I say we need to come up with hunter orange tomatoes and peppers, lol.

I could not for the life of me grow a carrot or a piece of lettuce to save my life. I mean lettuce?? I have no idea about this one, other than it was just too hot. I did manage to get a little bit in the fall, clear up to the first week in November.

Peas never came up, and something ate my beans. But I did not plant either until that hot Memorial weekend, so I can't really complain about that one.

Cucumbers did amazing, as well as zucchini, radishes, green onions, jalapenos (deer must not like those), and mustard greens. The herb box did well too. We had basil bushes!

All in all, we enjoyed the experience, and can't wait for this years garden.

Glad to be back.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/7/2013, 6:36 pm

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Post  walshevak on 2/7/2013, 8:19 pm

"with hunter orange tomatoes and peppers, lol. "

Ripe habenero peppers are hunter orange. Razz

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Post  plantoid on 2/8/2013, 5:10 pm

Hello Lovesdirt,

Welcome back
As a kid I remember mum & dad planting digging etc by moon light or a high pressure paraffin lantern if time & light got short .
We didn't have the distractions of TV as it had barely been invented Laughing
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