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Post  B maier on Tue 20 Dec 2011 - 0:41

My plan has 9 squares lined up against a chain link fence on the north side. Both the cukes and the tomatos are free to spread out at the sides. My planting schedule is:

Mid Feb - start tomatoes indoors

Mid Mar - plant tomatoes, parsnips, carrots and onions. start cukes and lettuce indoors.

Mid April - plant cukes, lettuce and potatoes.



I'm currently researching the best varieties to use... I want full size tomatos and both pickling and slicing cukes. I also prefer sweeter veggies. Any recommendation and comments welcome.
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Post  Goosegirl on Tue 20 Dec 2011 - 0:58

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Welcome to the forum! I love your box design!
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Post  martha on Tue 20 Dec 2011 - 7:58

Welcome! We have quite the flurry of activity from new folks from Ohio.

Regarding wanting sweeter veggies - specifically with tomatoes, what sizes are you looking for?

I also love your garden design!
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Post  AprilakaCCIL on Tue 20 Dec 2011 - 8:31

Love your design & upcoming plan. Best of luck. rendeer
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Post  Furbalsmom on Tue 20 Dec 2011 - 8:58

B maier

Lovely box design with the built in deeper area for longer rooted veggies. Some of your current planned veggies don't need that depth, but it will be nice for you to have for later plantings and the ability to rotate.

Are you really able to plant tomatoes outside in March? That makes me very jealous.

Please keep us updated on your progress. Looking forward to hearing more.

Again, Welcome.
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Post  newstart on Tue 20 Dec 2011 - 10:46

I like your design. what are the demensions of the box please
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Post  madnicmom on Tue 20 Dec 2011 - 18:21

Welcome from the southwest corner of Ohio. I love your design and plan but planting tomatoes in March is a little risky in our neck of the woods. There is that thing about being North of I-70, the weather is always worse than mine and March is when I start my tomatoes indoors. could you hold off til late April?
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Post  llama momma on Tue 20 Dec 2011 - 18:30

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Re: My soup and salad garden plan

Post  B maier on Tue 20 Dec 2011 - 21:23

Well the planting dates are not set in stone so if it is too cold I can just keep them indoors longer or start extras (I can always sneak onto a neighborhood empty lot and plant them there, lol... might do that anyway)

As for the demensions of the boxes I am planning making 3 of them so I can move them around easier in later years. Like a sectional sofa. (I can take the dirt out at this time)

Pictures in next post

I plan on painting them a nice deep green.


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ways to set up the boxes

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Post  madnicmom on Wed 21 Dec 2011 - 3:31

that's really neat design. As for making your veggies sweeter, pull your carrots out while they are young and not full size, they are so much better than full grown.
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Post  RoOsTeR on Wed 21 Dec 2011 - 4:57

B maier, what program are you using there for your designs? Google sketch up?

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Post  B maier on Wed 21 Dec 2011 - 8:38

Poser 4 (The current version is called poser debut)

I've used it for years... my pitures of these boxes doesn't do the program justice.
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