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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:21 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:23 am 
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He left his skin on your deck? That's just rude.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:16 am 
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Aww...snakes and bunnies! We have a snake living in our yard too--he likes to sunbathe on one of the big rocks so he's usually easy to spot and avoid.

I love the planter boxes of herbs on the deck!


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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:27 am 
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IsaChandra wrote:
Yeah, the snakes have been inhibiting me quite a bit.

I'm kind of bummed because I'm realizing I'm not going to get my garden as awesome as I wanted to because of travel and lack of time. I'm having major garden remorse!


Do you have anyone who can come water your garden? I left my tomato plants in the care of a neighbor once for two weeks, and I came back and they were doubled in height!

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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:52 pm 
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If Mrsbadmouth's idea doesn't work, get some soil moist-comes in natural or regular, it's a substance to mix in soil and it holds water so you can cut back on watering your plants. Another option is to invest in a drip system with a timer.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
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I would still have someone come check on them even with a timer, every time i've tried to use one it failed and I came home to half-dead plants.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:28 pm 
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I got a second wind! And more importantly, so did my boyfriend. He built this awesome bed for me:
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With a bunny-proof fence. Hopefully. I planted a bunch of seeds: broccoli, a variety of peas, and delicata squash. I desperately hope they all work out. I also planted a bunch of flowers, some from seeds and some I just bought.
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And I posted tomato progress in the tomato thread!

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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:46 am 
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Your place is adorable.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:20 pm 
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Ugh, the hot weather totally killed a flower patch today. But in good news...the tomato plants are gargantuan, peas are coming up, and so are tiny broccoli sprouts (just planted them a little over a week ago.) Oh and so is the pumpkin and delicata squash!

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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:56 pm 
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are those beautiful zinnias the flowers that died? i have some about 5 foot high and it's winter here... they must really hate the heat huh?


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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:17 pm 
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Nooooo the zinnias are fine. It was a bunch of different ones like violas and impatiens.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:04 pm 
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IsaChandra wrote:
Nooooo the zinnias are fine. It was a bunch of different ones like violas and impatiens.

thank god :) i think you also need dahlias.


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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:02 am 
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Totally,I have some!

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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:00 pm 
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pictures of dahlias please! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:10 pm 
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I effed up but good! I planted the peas and the delicata squash in the same bed, figuring by the time the squash vines got big, I'd have harvested the peas already. Well. That's not what happened, and now the vines are completely overtaking the peas. I guess I should try to move the peas in order to save the squash? Or just leave everything and see what happens. Oh and on top of that (almost literally) the squash vines are busting out of the fence. What was I thinking?

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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Well you're allowed to trim your squash as far as I know but you'll obviously get less squash that way. I'd either move the peas or stake the squash so it leaves room around your peas for sunlight, because once your peas grow big enough to trellis, the squash along the dirt would be nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:00 pm 
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Today was bittersweet! I pulled up all my pea and broccolis. I think I'm going to do the same with the delicata because I think they're over. Then I'm going to try and see if some beets will grow and scatter a bunch of kale seeds everywhere. So sad that gardening season is coming to an end!!! How long till April?

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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:57 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Garden of Isa
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:18 am 
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Indoors, indoors, start a garden indoors! You can get it all for under $500.

Get a small hydro system: $55
http://www.wormsway.com/detail.aspx?t=prod&sku=SGE200

This one is perfect, and holds 4 plants. The only drawback is that you need to make all 4 all vegetative plants or all flowering plants, because they have different nutritional needs.

Get a small light system: $260
http://www.wormsway.com/detail.aspx?t=prod&sku=SPTM140
psst- get a lens to protect your light bulb $20

Bulbs:
Metal halide-(vegetative stage) SOMH132- $35
High Pressure Sodium(fruiting and flowering only)- $20

Hanging hardware options:
Chain $1 per foot
Rope Ratchets-$17.50 to $20
V-hooks $1.50

Anyone who calls and mentions me, will get half off shipping or FREE shipping depending on the weight of their order. Heavier orders are more expensive for us to ship.

That is a bit of an investment, but when you think about the reduced footprint of growing your own produce in the winter and having it taste better than grocery store frankenproduce. It really does pay for itself after a season or two. Bonus? Use the lights in the early spring to get a leg up on seed starting.

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