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Re: My Table Top Project Down Under

Post  murarrie25 on 9/16/2013, 7:28 pm

Have you looked at growing ginger.

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Post  Rambo on 9/17/2013, 12:11 am

@murarrie25 wrote:Have you looked at growing ginger.
Yes, ginger and garlic are planned for the vacant plots in the 3rd box. I believe you can just plant from bulbs bought from grocer, is that that correct?


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Post  Chopper on 9/17/2013, 5:01 am

I can't wait to hear how the ginger does. I tried it but it didn't take. It is possible I just don't have enough heat here. Look forward to your results.

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Post  Rambo on 9/18/2013, 1:38 am


Box1

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A nasty Mildew formed on my Zucchini leaves, i used the diluted urine spray method for removal, hopefully that will work.


On the 7th day there was a Butter Bean shoot.

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Post  sanderson on 9/18/2013, 2:47 am

Very Happy   Thanks for posting the photos of your success.

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Post  Rambo on 9/18/2013, 3:25 am

@sanderson wrote:Very Happy   Thanks for posting the photos of your success.
 No probs

Frames are up, just need to insert the trellis mesh in preparation for some vertical growing as per Mel's Book.



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Post  Goosegirl on 9/18/2013, 8:02 am

Lovely!

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 9/18/2013, 10:28 am

Great idea, the stepped beds...beautiful, too!  Question: how are your industrial-strength trellises fastened to the boxes?
And, yes, you can plant ginger rhizomes purchased at a grocer's; just pick over the selection and buy ones with nodules that are beginning to sprout.  Here in Western Oregon it's a bit too cool to do a good job of growing ginger, but I have three plants (all from rhizomes bought at a Japanese grocery) growing this year, and all in pots so they can be moved in to warmth for the winter.  Another Nonna experiment.  BTW, did you prevail against the powdery mildew?  I'm about to yank six cucumber plants out that are infected.  Nonna

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Post  Rambo on 9/19/2013, 10:17 pm

@Nonna.PapaVino wrote:Great idea, the stepped beds...beautiful, too!  Question: how are your industrial-strength trellises fastened to the boxes?
They are just screwed to the boxes with roofing battern screws, the frames are roll formed metal left over from fence job.

  BTW, did you prevail against the powdery mildew?  I'm about to yank six cucumber plants out that are infected.  Nonna
After 3 applications of urine solution, the mildew disappeared. Accurately hitting the target was the most difficult task.... haha, naughty me, ... no I used a spray bottle with 4 part water.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 9/20/2013, 3:36 pm

@Rambo wrote:

  BTW, did you prevail against the powdery mildew?  I'm about to yank six cucumber plants out that are infected.  Nonna
After 3 applications of urine solution, the mildew disappeared. Accurately hitting the target was the most difficult task.... haha, naughty me, ... no I used a spray bottle with 4 part water.
Thanks for sharing this.  I read that it works but haven't heard of anyone on the forum using it yet.  How simple!

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Re: My Table Top Project Down Under

Post  Rambo on 9/20/2013, 5:41 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:
Thanks for sharing this.  I read that it works but haven't heard of anyone on the forum using it yet.  How simple!
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It hasn't returned, but I must mention after spaying it on, I also brushed it with a fine hair brush to physically remove the mildew. Doesn't appear to have harmed the plant.

Can anyone explain why having a few small veggie boxes attracts so many diverse insects, the area is now teeming with them? Butterflys, colourful bugs, ants, spiders, etc. Is it the Mels Mix or the plants themselves that attract them? Or maybe both.

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Post  sanderson on 9/21/2013, 12:05 am

Rambo wrote:  Can anyone explain why having a few small veggie boxes attracts so many diverse insects, the area is now teeming with them? Butterflys, colourful bugs, ants, spiders, etc. Is it the Mels Mix or the plants themselves that attract them? Or maybe both.

Rambo, I'm with you on this.  I have no idea how all these pests affraid (and beneficials) found my little SFG.

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Post  Windsor.Parker on 9/21/2013, 4:21 pm

glad you\'re here Rambo! That's a great looking TT bed setup. Thanks for the pics showing your progress. You're just gettin' started and my garden is windin' down. Think I'll winter "Down Under" a.s.a.p.!

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Re: My Table Top Project Down Under

Post  Marc Iverson on 9/21/2013, 4:36 pm

I bet so many bugs get attracted to many gardens because around them all they have in the neighborhood is lawns. Our gardens may be the only game in town!

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Post  Windsor.Parker on 9/21/2013, 4:53 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:I bet so many bugs get attracted to many gardens because around them all they have in the neighborhood is lawns.  Our gardens may be the only game in town!
funny post

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Re: My Table Top Project Down Under

Post  Rambo on 9/21/2013, 5:15 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:I bet so many bugs get attracted to many gardens because around them all they have in the neighborhood is lawns.  Our gardens may be the only game in town!
Haha.. I feel special.



by Windsor.Parker on 9/22/2013, 6:21 am wrote:

Rambo! That's a great looking TT bed setup. Thanks for the pics showing your progress. You're just gettin' started and my garden is windin' down. Think I'll winter "Down Under" a.s.a.p.!
You're welcome here, plenty room for more TT boxes in my yard. I've my hands full with just 3.Shocked

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Post  sanderson on 9/21/2013, 9:33 pm

@Rambo wrote:
@Marc Iverson wrote:I bet so many bugs get attracted to many gardens because around them all they have in the neighborhood is lawns.  Our gardens may be the only game in town!
Haha.. I feel special.




  
Hey, now I feel special, too!  The only game in town!

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Re: My Table Top Project Down Under

Post  Rambo on 9/27/2013, 10:16 pm

What difference a few weeks make.



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Post  Marc Iverson on 9/27/2013, 10:26 pm

That looks delicious!

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Post  Rambo on 9/27/2013, 10:44 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:That looks delicious!
Yep, I've been nibbling on those baby salad greens every few days and they just keep on coming, harvest is still 10weeks away according to the seed info. Tomatoes, parsnips and broccoli are a bit slow to kick, first flowers appearing now on toms,  Zucchini is going off as are the squashes, beans, cucumbers, carrots, beats and peppers.

Seems like there is a settling period, then they just go bang. Hope it keeps up.

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Post  sanderson on 9/28/2013, 1:07 am

You can harvest, or you can collect a few outer leaves every day and it will just keep producing.

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Post  toledobend on 9/28/2013, 7:51 am

@sanderson wrote:You can harvest, or you can collect a few outer leaves every day and it will just keep producing.
Lettuce and spinach I planted last September lasted until February.   I cut leaves about once a week or week and a half on each plant.  I had about ten or twelve spinach plants so I had fresh greens almost every other day.

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Post  Rambo on 9/28/2013, 9:39 pm

Veggie Porn ... Sorry, couldn't help myself Smile 


















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Post  TxGramma on 9/29/2013, 1:06 am

Great pics and gorgeous garden goodies! And don't apologize we love seeing pics.

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Post  sanderson on 9/29/2013, 3:03 am

Rambo, Bravo!! Wonderful pics.

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