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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  HDMama on 5/26/2014, 3:17 pm

Love the guard gnome. My dogs are learning to respect the boxed areas. I still put a gate up when I'm not in there, no guard gnome.

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  Drpepperz on 5/26/2014, 3:29 pm

@HDMama wrote:  I still put a gate up
Oh yeah...I also did that!

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  quiltbea on 5/26/2014, 4:24 pm

Hey, I put garden statuary in my gardens just because I love them, mostly fairies since I'm fairy-happy.  I also put a toad house (clay pot turned on its side) in the flower bed.  While checking the latest toms I put in the flower garden yesterday, I noticed a beautiful garter snake slithering out of sight.  I'm blessed.

So far I only have one determinate tomato in a pot plus some herbs.  We're having a strange gray, cloudy day and the ground is still wet from yesterday.  It hit 77 at ten this morning then dropped to 66 at noon.  Its bouncing all over the place today.

Happy Memorial Day friends.

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  sanderson on 5/27/2014, 12:57 am

DrPepperz,  Cute guard gnome!
My guard owl - 4-27-13:

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/27/2014, 10:57 am

Looks like he should do the job, Drpepperz!

Sanderson - I like your owl.

I'm about to go get some more plastic snakes from the dollar store.  I think I need more in the blueberries and need to add some to the garden.

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Mega update!! May 29th 2014

Post  Drpepperz on 5/29/2014, 7:43 pm

Well it finally warmed up in Quebec!! Things started to grow Smile

I've started making compost tea once a week and use it on everything that grows in my yard, even a ^patch of grass that had gone thin because of a branch pile Wink

here are the results!

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This is my best potato bin! it grows about twice as fast as the others...maybe because it's semi-transparent??? idk...the plants are already about8 to 14" tall, i added about 4" of soil in that one already!


my onions are also getting big, a good thing since they were my terrier's 1st victims! Razz


Cucs (1st row) and tomatoes 


Peas

 
a bad pic of my beets Razz


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we rrecycled an old toy wheelbarrow into a planter Smile

That's it for now, I think it looks good Smile

Cheers!

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  Marc Iverson on 5/30/2014, 1:19 am

I like the wheelbarrow. Usually I'm not a fan of cute stuff like that, but for some reason, in the garden, it usually works for me.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/30/2014, 7:22 am

Looks terrific, Jeff!

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Post  Drpepperz on 5/30/2014, 1:59 pm

Thx for the kind words! Smile

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  quiltbea on 5/30/2014, 2:08 pm

It looks like your garden is off to a good start.  Lookin' good.

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  Drpepperz on 6/7/2014, 11:40 am

You guys wont beleive how much everythign just EXPLODED this week!! 
We had perfect weather...rain almost every night, sun everyday!

LOOK AT THE POTAOES! OMG!!





Letuce


Peas


I think we're gonna eat some fresh strawberries soon!!


I did have a bit of a bug problem on the cucumbers earlier this week, but I cut off the affected leafs and they are now doing excellent!!


Tomorrow i'm putting on the trellis and "tomatoe racks" I will post pictures to see what you guys think

Like usually...comments, tips and quesitons are welcomed!!

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  sanderson on 6/7/2014, 2:32 pm

Jeff, Looking good!  Very Happy 

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  Marc Iverson on 6/8/2014, 1:51 am

Funny what a little sun will do, eh? Heheh!

On the other hand, scary what it will do too! It's becoming the time when I have to watch seedlings and transplants like a hawk so they don't die in a day or two under the summer sun.

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  Drpepperz on 6/8/2014, 1:57 am

I find i (accidently) picked the perfect location...the garden gets shade form the surrounding trees when the sun is at it's hottest in early afternoon Very Happy

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  Marc Iverson on 6/8/2014, 2:08 am

Very nice! I've tried scoping out locations like that -- both morning and afternoon sun, but not the worst of the latter -- around here, but haven't found it yet. Almost everything finds the summer sun too harsh here, especially paired with the occasional drying winds and the reliable zero rainfall all summer. Great that you found such a perfect spot!

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  Drpepperz on 6/8/2014, 2:59 pm

I've installed my trellis and my 1st tomato stand today



I've installed them on hinges, so if i need to change the angle all i need to do is put a shorter or longer set of poles in the back




ANd this is my giant tomatoe rack! I think i might add a length of rope under de middle part...I'll see




Those are all priduct of my overflowing brain so if you see any flaws, please feel free to poitn them out, I am on this site to learn!

I need a second tomato rack, if you like it so much that you would like to see how I build it let me know i'll put a "play by play" when i build the next one

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  Marc Iverson on 6/8/2014, 8:25 pm

I'm not sure I understand how you're using that angled trellis with its smallish wire grid. What is it that you want it to do?

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  Drpepperz on 6/8/2014, 9:21 pm

The 1/4 gris is just what I had laying around, and figured i'd put it at an angle for 2 reasons...
1.Since the grid is so small, it,ll be harder for the peas and beans to grab a hold so i get gravity to help me
2.The kids are bif part of why i make this garden, that way it'll be easier for them to steal some sweet peas Razz

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Post  sanderson on 6/9/2014, 4:19 am

@Drpepperz wrote:The 1/4 gris is just what I had laying around, and figured i'd put it at an angle for 2 reasons...

2.The kids are big part of why I make this garden, that way it'll be easier for them to steal some sweet peas Razz

What a great way to get kids to eat more veggies!!   Very Happy

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  Drpepperz on 6/25/2014, 6:04 pm

Just a quick update, everything is growing real well...here are pics of me (6'1) with my potatoe plants and tomatoes Smile





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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  quiltbea on 6/25/2014, 7:20 pm

Lookin' very good.

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Post  camprn on 6/25/2014, 7:26 pm

Ah! Another happy gardener. It's looking fine in your neck of the woods.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/25/2014, 7:41 pm

Looking nice and healthy. I'll be curious to see how your peas do on that angled trellis!

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Re: My 1st container garden 2014

Post  Drpepperz on 6/25/2014, 7:47 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:Looking nice and healthy. I'll be curious to see how your peas do on that angled trellis!
TheY,re getting hooked on it  Razz  Razz  Razz

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Post  sanderson on 6/26/2014, 12:32 am

The garden is looking good!  Very Happy 

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