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Post  clfraser on 4/25/2011, 2:13 pm

I love your trellises! I am using some store bought things this year because I didn't plant things in the right spots really. I am so excited you were able to do those yourself though. It gives me hope that I can rearrange for the fall and place the trellises in myself without bothering my husband with it.

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Post  clfraser on 4/25/2011, 2:14 pm

Oh, and where did you get your composter? I would love to have one, and that one looks like the perfect size for my little yard. Was it expensive? or difficult to put together?

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Post  buttaflie143 on 4/25/2011, 3:41 pm

Many thanks to all of you.

Clfraser,
I got the composter at the orange box store for $98. The guy there said I could put together by myself in about an hour and my DH did it in about 1/2 that time. Smile

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Post  staf74 on 4/25/2011, 4:04 pm

Butterflie,

Composting is a little more complicated than simply throwing a few things in a pile and waiting if you want OPTIMAL results and speed. Of course, that will work and has done for years but if you really are a perfectionist as you say, then I highly recommend the Rodale book of composting. You can buy it used at Amazon for as little as 80 cents!!!

It is quite simply a phenomenal read for us garden nerds....LOL Very Happy



Since buying the book, I have tweaked a few things and my pile is now a hive of activity. I love putting my hand into the middle and feeling the heat. On cooler mornings, opening up the middle and watching it steam away is a joy.

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I planted today!!!!!

Post  buttaflie143 on 4/26/2011, 11:34 am

I got my transplants in and even put in some seeds!!!! I'm so excited.















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Post  Miss M on 4/26/2011, 12:21 pm

Wow, Buttaflie, that's looking great!!! cheers

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My chart...

Post  buttaflie143 on 4/26/2011, 2:57 pm

Vegetables
Date Planted
Maturity
Estimated Harvest Date
From Transplants

1st 2nd 3rd
Plantings
Days


Tomatoes:




Sweet 100

4/16

65

June 30

Brandywine

4/16

80-100

July 15- Aug 4









Pimiento Elite Sweet Peppers

4/16

72-75

July 7 (+3)

Cucumbers (slicing)

4/16

50-75

June 15-July 10

Straightneck Squash

4/16

46-52

June 11-17

Zucchini Squash

4/16

48

June 13

White Ebenezer Onion Plants

4/16

28-42

May 24-June 7
From Seed




Okra

4/16

56

June 21

Wando Peas (heat resistant)

4/16

67

July 2

Blue Lake Bush Beans

4/16

58

June 23

Lettuce:




Simpson Elite (heat resistant)

4/16

48

June 13

Butterhead

4/16

50

June 15

Oak Leaf

4/16

45

June 10

Romaine

4/16

68

July 3





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Post  camprn on 4/26/2011, 4:13 pm

FABULOUS!!! you are so on your way Gardener BF!!! HOORAY! Very Happy

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an update

Post  buttaflie143 on 5/17/2011, 3:32 pm

Here are the latest pics of my garden...










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Post  HieronRemade on 5/17/2011, 3:42 pm

Wow great job buttaflie! Argh this makes me want to get mine done so bad! Unfortunately I have to spend any free time building an ark with all the rain we've been having here. Razz

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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/17/2011, 4:17 pm

Basil


Green Beans


Cucumber


Green Peas


Lettuce


Nasturtium


Okra


Onions


Sweet Pepper


Zucchini


Tomato

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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/17/2011, 4:25 pm

@HieronRemade wrote:Wow great job buttaflie! Argh this makes me want to get mine done so bad! Unfortunately I have to spend any free time building an ark with all the rain we've been having here. Razz

Thanks. Showers bring flowers....and you will have plenty!!!!

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Post  Furbalsmom on 5/17/2011, 8:04 pm

Nice Job Buttaflie, things are looking good for you.

Congratulations!

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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/17/2011, 9:32 pm

Thanks. I'm really excited this year and I can't wait until my first "real" harvest.

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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/17/2011, 9:34 pm

@camprn wrote:FABULOUS!!! you are so on your way Gardener BF!!! HOORAY! Very Happy

Thanks Camprn.

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Post  Alarion on 5/22/2011, 8:28 am

Wow that is looking great. Great idea on the platform - I will file that one away for me next set of boxes!

And great kids! I think it's great you are introducing them to gardening (when they will pay attention ha!) - it's a great skill to learn as I am finding out now in my 30s, and kids always love to help Smile

Will be watching this one to see how it turns out, but I am expecting it to be wonderful. Good luck and kudos BF!

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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/22/2011, 2:25 pm

Thanks

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