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Post  beagle love on 3/11/2010, 10:29 pm

This is my first veggie garden ever!! So far so good. I now have 3 4x4 boxes.
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Post  boffer on 3/11/2010, 10:34 pm

Hey, that's awesome. I saw the first pic, and I wondered if you would have enough sun. But it looks like everything is doing great! Thanks for the pics.

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Post  beagle love on 3/11/2010, 10:41 pm

Yes the sun moves as the day progresses, and as it gets closer to summer the area gets full sun. Right now only the row closest to the brick wall is not getting full sun. I planted my carrots and lettuces there since it's cooler. I'm not sure if my plants will survive the 120 summer heat we get, but I can't complain, I get to garden year around.

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Post  tessmick on 3/12/2010, 12:01 pm

Hi beagle! All your stuff looks great! I'm jealous with that weather, but 120 may be a little rough; we're still debating when we will be safe from ice/snow/cold to put anything in the ground here. Keep up the great work!

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Post  beagle love on 3/14/2010, 4:44 pm

Here are some new pics. Everything is growing like crazy. All my boxes are officially planted as of today. I added some tomatillos, and I can't wait to see how those turn out!!

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Post  homeschoolmom on 3/15/2010, 10:37 am

Wow.....boxes and plants look so good. Very encouraging! Thanks for the pics.

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Post  timwardell on 3/16/2010, 6:16 pm

Looking good. Congratulations. Keep us posted on your progress.

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Post  MidTNJasonF on 3/16/2010, 8:32 pm

Looks wonderful. It seems you are making great use of an otherwise difficult to use space in the yard. I am intrigued by the tomatillo plants and hope they turn out well for you. I would like to try them this year or next as I am a big fan of verde sauces and using some of the tomatillos in my cooking for a sour component.

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Post  mckr3441 on 3/16/2010, 8:56 pm

Amazing use of space! Congratulations. You win three flowers for that effort!

Here in the cold we can get outdoor heaters. Is there such a thing as outdoor air-conditioners for the 120 heat?

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Post  Mirjam on 3/20/2010, 4:24 pm

Wow, I'm soooo jealous of all you people in warm, sunny places!! Over here in Holland we're just starting up... In my pictures there's mostly just soil Smile
Great looking gardens!

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Post  argardener on 3/21/2010, 1:44 am

I'm jealous too, it was 75 here yesterday in AR and tonight/tomorrow there is a winter weather advisories in the state, crazy huh??? Your beds look great. I just built my first ones last year and can't wait to get them planted this year. I started some seeds today, indoor of course.

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Post  lakemom on 3/21/2010, 4:26 pm

Looking Good!! And just goes to show you really do not need much space to have a SFG.

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Post  bullfrogbabe on 3/21/2010, 7:41 pm

I am jealous! Our snow is still melting, and last frost is not until late May -- if we are that lucky.

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It looks terrific!

Post  quiltbea on 3/22/2010, 1:36 pm

I think you are going to have a great bunch of the best-tasting crops for your family this year. You've done a great job with your raised beds.
Good luck.

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Post  new2this on 3/23/2010, 8:54 am

Hi there HGTV friend!
I found this awesome board (I think you may have mentioned it), and I have learned so much from these fine gardening folks!
I am ready to start building my beds, but it's still pretty cold here in MN

Guess who?

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Can it be you're Rockin?

Post  quiltbea on 3/23/2010, 11:14 am

It's nice to see you.
I have so many friends on the quilting board I'm not sure who, since you are not using your usual board name?
We'll both learn here together.
I think this site will be very helpful to me and lots of others.
I'm still learning all the time.
My tenthouse is now home to some seeds and I hope to see some germinate soon, if only the cold snap can hold off a little longer. We're going to get days in the 30s again next week. Brrrrrrr.

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Post  new2this on 3/23/2010, 11:36 am

Yup, that's me.., the one who bombarded you with gardening questions a few months back!

This is my first yr of gardening in any way, shape or form, and I believe that SFG is the way to go!
I have my lumber, most of the mixture (except for the compost), some seed packets, and lots of energy to get this going. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to get Mother Nature going, but that's alright I guess.

I am excited to hear from you on this board....so much good advice here.

Tonya in MN

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Post  beagle love on 3/23/2010, 7:27 pm

So here is the update on my garden. Visuals are always better than words. I do have one question How can my green beans be flowering if they are only about 1-2 feet tall? Will the flower turn into a green bean? If so I don't think the plant will hold it up.

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Sugar Snap Peas doing a good job climbing.


Cabbage. These are the biggest leaves I have ever seen.


Tomatillo Plant with lots of flowers.


carrots


Cilantro


Corn


Orange Sweet Peppers


Yellow Sweet Peppers


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Green Beans with flowers


Lettuce- loose and butterhead


Broccoli

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Post  camprn on 3/23/2010, 8:07 pm

Gosh, I'm not going to see anything like this for about 4 months. It all looks beautiful & great. cheers

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Wow, beagle love, you're doing great

Post  quiltbea on 3/23/2010, 8:22 pm

Like many, I won't see my garden looking that green for months yet.
It must be great living in Calif where you can grow things year round.
Except for the heat, drought, fires and eathquakes, I'd love living there.
The flowers of plants DO turn into the veggie so your flowers are future beans. The bean will continue to grow upwards and produce new flowers as it grows.

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Post  beagle love on 3/23/2010, 8:34 pm

LOL Quilt Bea. I live in Southern California, I live in what is considered a desert do summers are very hot (Palm Springs Area). Probably won't be growing much during that time; when you guys will be seeing green my stuff will probably all be dead!! Oh yeah I live a few miles from the San Andrea's Fault, a major fault found in California. Although we have extremely hot summers we have beautiful weather all other months of the year. I hope to see your pics when my stuff is all dead and gone Smile

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Post  beagle love on 3/23/2010, 8:35 pm

Should I nip off the flowers so that the plants focus their energy on the actual plant growth not the green beans?

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Post  camprn on 3/23/2010, 8:47 pm

@beagle love wrote:Should I nip off the flowers so that the plants focus their energy on the actual plant growth not the green beans?
The bean plant will continue to grow. If you pinch off the blossom you will have no beans.

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Post  new2this on 3/23/2010, 8:55 pm

Wow, Beagle; your garden looks like it's getting a great start!
I"m not familiar with tomatillos....what exactly are they?

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Post  timwardell on 3/23/2010, 9:15 pm

Great looking garden. Keep up the good work. Hopefully the rest of us will seen similar results very soon.

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