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Post  countrynaturals on 10/19/2017, 1:00 pm

@Turan wrote:Tomatillos make me happy, something about their wild nature.  But they are hard to accommodate with out their exuberance being over whelming.
That's it exactly! flower I think I'll give them a couple of huge containers next year and put them on display somewhere. rock on
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Post  sanderson on 10/20/2017, 3:25 am

With tomato cage supports . . .

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Post  countrynaturals on 10/20/2017, 11:31 am

@sanderson wrote:With tomato cage supports . . .
The one in my Salad Bar would laugh at a tomato cage. Rolling Eyes I'll have to think about this over the winter. thinking
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Post  Turan on 10/20/2017, 4:54 pm

Mine leveled the tomato cages and turned into a hedge. Shocked

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Post  sanderson on 10/21/2017, 12:08 am

After three years of no or so-so results, I gave up on tomatillos this summer. I may have to give them one. more. try.

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Post  countrynaturals on 10/26/2017, 8:41 pm

More butterflies in the yard today than I've ever seen before. The zinnias (volunteers) had 3 Gulf Fritiliaries, 2 Painted Ladies, a skipper, and some kind of Sulfur that wouldn't stay long enough to get his picture taken. Mad When the butterflies didn't come in July, I started ignoring the flowers. Next year I'll do better, now that I know their non-drought habits.   Rolling Eyes
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/26/2017, 9:47 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:More butterflies in the yard today than I've ever seen before. The zinnias (volunteers) had 3 Gulf Fritiliaries, 2 Painted Ladies, a skipper, and some kind of Sulfur that wouldn't stay long enough to get his picture taken. Mad When the butterflies didn't come in July, I started ignoring the flowers. Next year I'll do better, now that I know their non-drought habits.   Rolling Eyes
WONDERFUL!!!!!!  So happy!!! cheers
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/30/2017, 6:03 pm

I just planted my first ANSFG bed. Here's the story:

Hubby used up my potting soil for one of his projects, but I wanted it for a standalone carrot bed, so I decided to order pre-mixed MM and make it an ANSFG bed. (I couldn't use my own compost because it's manure based and cold composted.)

My plan was to make a round bed from 1 gal. nursery pots with the bottoms cut out. It would have been about a 3' circle, like this:
I showed it to Sweet Hubby, to make sure it was okay with him. He said "not a chance" and built me this beautiful 3' x 8' bed, 12" high. I love you

I didn't have enough MM for a bed that big, so Hubby made me a divider for one end of it. I now have my first 3'x3' ANSFG, about 8" deep in MM, leaf mold, and aged rabbit poo, complete with cornstalk grids. cheers

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I am now a very happy ANSFGer!
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/30/2017, 11:01 pm

Thank you, thank you. Cool I can't believe how excited I am about this project. bounce I forgot to mention that I'll be filling the rest of the box with leaves for the winter, so I can start out with a nice bed of leaf mold next spring when I plant the rest. Don't know if it will be OSFG or ANSFG, but it will definitely be SFG. rahrah
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Post  sanderson on 11/1/2017, 1:39 pm

+2 Nice Hubby

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Post  CapeCoddess on 11/2/2017, 3:31 pm

Beautiful box!

I divided a 4x4 box one year when I didn't have enough MM to fill it all. The only piece of wood I had to divide it with fit on the diagonal so I ended up with 2 triangles. Grew great lettuce in the MM side, then filled the other side with straight compost for summer. Best dang tomatoes ever!
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Post  countrynaturals on 11/2/2017, 4:02 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Beautiful box!

I divided a 4x4 box one year when I didn't have enough MM to fill it all.  The only piece of wood I had to divide it with fit on the diagonal so I ended up with 2 triangles.  Grew great lettuce in the MM side, then filled the other side with straight compost for summer.  Best dang tomatoes ever!
I finally finished loading the big end with leaves. I stomped them down twice, doing my best Lucy-in-the-wine-vat imitation, then filled it up to the top, again. I'll add more rabbit poo over the winter, for nitrogen. By next spring it should be ready for whatever I want to do with it. Very Happy
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Post  countrynaturals on 11/7/2017, 2:21 pm

Last year I only got 1 lemon cuke from the Salad Bar. This year I lost count and there are still more coming. cheers
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Post  countrynaturals on 11/8/2017, 3:10 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:My first ANSFG radishes are up! It's been so cold, I didn't think it would happen for a long time, but there are sprouts in both globe radish squares. cheers


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