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Post  timwardell on 5/26/2010, 10:16 am

If you have any photos and/or links to videos that you think might be helpful or useful for James' efforts in the Philippines, please post them in this thread. Thanks!
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Post  Garden_State on 5/26/2010, 10:23 am

Tim - Great idea! Don't have anything to share as I am new to this. But any help/ideas we can send James' way is great.

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Post  jamesmusslewhite on 5/27/2010, 10:19 am

This is incredibly kind of you, and I will try to return the favor and add my photos to this website as well. This is what I have always enjoyed about the horticultural field, the willingness of those involved to share with others. It is very rare in almost any other occupation or hobby.

Green thumbs have big hearts
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Post  vfclead on 5/27/2010, 3:51 pm

I'm more than happy to share the progress pictures I've been taking in my garden. Here's a thread on our Broccoli, I'll add to it as time progresses.

Broccoli progress in pictures

Transplant day - late March 2010


Week 2 after transplant - April 10, 2010


Week 4 after transplant - April 28, 2010


Week 9 after transplant - May 20, 2010


May 20, 2010 - first broccoli head seen

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Post  vfclead on 5/27/2010, 3:55 pm

Here's a continuing thread on my Corn and Pole bean progress which were grown from seeds planted in early April. Pole beans in the center of each box, corn in the top right and bottom
left of each box.

First seedlings sprouting


Early May growth


May 25, 2010 (you can see the broccoli from my prior thread is big enough to be shading the next row of boxes).

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Post  timwardell on 5/27/2010, 9:14 pm

I don't know if they are exactly what you're looking for but I have some videos I made posted on my blog at http://www.timsbackyard.com/
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Post  boffer on 5/27/2010, 10:33 pm

I'd be happy to look through my pics for whatever you want. But I'm guessing you want more than table top pics?!

Beds made of rocks, logs, blocks, or even packed dirt?
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Post  jamesmusslewhite on 5/28/2010, 1:54 am

@boffer wrote:I'd be happy to look through my pics for whatever you want. But I'm guessing you want more than table top pics?!

Beds made of rocks, logs, blocks, or even packed dirt?

No that is not true. The home constructions in the most towns and cities are concrete constructions, many with flat open roof tops. Table top and container grown techniques can have a profound effect on many lives here. The place I just moved to has a 20'x60' rooftop on the 3rd floor, with a roof top water tank. I am starting to build table top boxes myself, and will add these photos to this site as well as the two local forum blogs. These are also very useful techniques for the elderly and handicapped gardener. I would be proud use any photos and will list your user name and this website URL where your photos are located.

I will never plagiarizer your hard work, or that of any other member or associated website. That I promise.
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Post  jtwenting on 5/28/2010, 2:26 am

Be careful what you put on those roofs.
Soil (especially when wet) may be too heavy for the roof to bear, causing roof collapse.
While we're not using very thick layers, that's not really needed.
A 1sq.m. patch of soil, 30cm thick, weighs in at something like 250 kilos dry.
When waterlogged (say during monsoon season) that weight can more than double easily.
So you have to make sure that your building structure can support a weight of say 1000 kilos per square meter (just to be on the safe side) in addition to the structural strength needed to support the roof itself.

This of course is meant for all prospective rooftop gardeners (and anyone thinking of installing something on their roofs, like solar panels and rainwater collectors).

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Post  boffer on 5/28/2010, 11:18 am

legs of blocks


sawhorse legs


scrap steel table


inadequate support


an old cot bedframe


4x4 leg, so nails or screws don't have to carry the weight


a cold frame


uneven legs for slopes and stairs


portable


growing down, instead of up


winter rain protection


coldframe


sfg wicking box, no watering
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Post  jamesmusslewhite on 5/30/2010, 7:58 am

@jtwenting wrote:Be careful what you put on those roofs.
Soil (especially when wet) may be too heavy for the roof to bear, causing roof collapse.
While we're not using very thick layers, that's not really needed.
A 1sq.m. patch of soil, 30cm thick, weighs in at something like 250 kilos dry.
When waterlogged (say during monsoon season) that weight can more than double easily.
So you have to make sure that your building structure can support a weight of say 1000 kilos per square meter (just to be on the safe side) in addition to the structural strength needed to support the roof itself.

This of course is meant for all prospective rooftop gardeners (and anyone thinking of installing something on their roofs, like solar panels and rainwater collectors).
Excellent tip and well worth considering when deciding to build a rooftop garden. I will be sure to keep this in mind while building my rooftop garden. In the blog I will be sure to also mention the weight factor, so readers will be aware of it; after all, people's safety should always be paramount.
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Post  jamesmusslewhite on 5/30/2010, 9:07 am

These are excellent photos of table top garden boxes, many show their simple construction. It will help reinforce just how simple these tables are to construct, and how inexpensive their cost can be. I am sure this will inspire many to construct these types for themselves, and for those who are elderly or handicapped allowing them to enrich their lives.

I want to stress that enriched organic vegetables can be grown on their balconies, rooftops, patios, and the sides of homes or apartments; with the use of table tops, raised beds, and containers.
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Post  boffer on 5/30/2010, 12:25 pm

a kitchen herb garden


a backyard garden in Austailia provides veggies year round-from Ray'ssfg






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Post  boffer on 5/30/2010, 12:39 pm

the garden's of BelfryBat-who has 50 years of gardening experience

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Post  Megan on 5/30/2010, 8:29 pm

Could you please sticky? Thanks!
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First harvest

Post  Megan on 5/30/2010, 8:34 pm

A small harvest, but a very tasty one! Bok choi, Rapini, mesclun mix lettuces, radishes, and herbs. (And that first picture is upside down and I don't know why.)







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Post  boffer on 5/30/2010, 8:39 pm

@Megan wrote: (And that first picture is upside down and I don't know why.)

You must have put the code in upside yahoo

(It looks delicious)
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Post  Megan on 5/30/2010, 9:06 pm

@boffer wrote:(It looks delicious)

It was very tasty, thank you! It even earned a "pretty good, for green stuff" from my husband... which for him is the equivalent of handsprings! ;-)
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Post  miinva on 5/30/2010, 9:29 pm

Wow, Megan, that looks great! Very Happy

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Post  Megan on 5/30/2010, 9:43 pm

@miinva wrote:Wow, Megan, that looks great! Very Happy

Thanks Smile I had to do something with that bok choi that was bolting. I left about half of it to see if I could get another couple days out of it!
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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/30/2010, 9:45 pm

What a nice plate of food !! Pretty plate too Smile
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Post  boffer on 5/30/2010, 9:58 pm

@boffer wrote:
@Megan wrote: (And that first picture is upside down and I don't know why.)
You must have put the code in upside yahoo

If Megan is going to let me get away with that, she must really be tired from finishing up her boxes and trellises!

Before we post anymore cooking and plated food in this thread, let's see if this type of content is what James will find useful.

I'm loving these plated food pics. (Here's a hint: start taking pictures of the veggies before you harvest them for your meal Wink )
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Post  Megan on 5/30/2010, 10:04 pm

@boffer wrote:
@boffer wrote:
@Megan wrote: (And that first picture is upside down and I don't know why.)
You must have put the code in upside yahoo

If Megan is going to let me get away with that, she must really be tired from finishing up her boxes and trellises!

Before we post anymore cooking and plated food in this thread, let's see if this type of content is what James will find useful.

I'm loving these plated food pics. (Here's a hint: start taking pictures of the veggies before you harvest them for your meal Wink )

I am very tired, yes... but saving up my commentary for later ;-) Please let us know what James finds useful.
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Post  jamesmusslewhite on 6/25/2010, 2:56 am

Thank you for all those who have posted pictures, information, and chose to assist me. I will soon will be posting some Pics from over here in Surigao, and hope to contribute to this forum. You help is greatly appreciated.
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Post  Megan on 8/8/2010, 7:55 am

BUMP. Smile

James, I hope your project is going well. You are an inspiration to us all!
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