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Offline yrone

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Got my garden started!
« on: March 06, 2009, 09:39:37 AM »
These are just transplants but I figure I gotta start off somewhere. Even if its a total failure it will be a valuable learning experience. Silly question: What will happen if you plant an old onion that has gone to sprout. I threw a few out in the garden and they started growing so I figured I'd let the little buggers grow because they really want to live. (aha! a little google magic says that these will blossom and then go to seed which will be nice)

The raised bed


Brussel sprouts


Sweet onions


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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 09:53:42 AM »
Awesome.  I wish that I could get some plants into the ground.  But I have a month or so left before my last killing frost. 

Nice looking raised bed.

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 10:07:33 AM »
That looks really good.  Those onions look like the ones I planted.  =-]

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009, 10:17:38 AM »
Very cool!  I'm envious that you can plant so soon!  We still have 3+ foot of snow and it's still coming down.  Will have my raised beds down HOPEFULLY May, depends on if the ground is still frozen or not. 

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009, 10:50:35 AM »
83 degrees through the next week...  =-D

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009, 11:38:46 AM »
83 degrees through the next week...  =-D

I'll be the one laughing in mid-August when we're at 83 degrees.   ;D

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2009, 01:02:22 PM »
Looking good!!


It's 81 right now.  I'll be sweating my butt off transplanting this evening as the sun goes down.

At least next week we'll get that extra hour of daylight to spend outside in the garden after we get home from work.

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 01:15:42 PM »
At least next week we'll get that extra hour of daylight to spend outside in the garden after we get home from work.

Watch out that that extra hour of daylight doesn't burn up your garden!   ;D

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009, 01:33:02 PM »
Congratulations on getting your garden started! Do update as it grows so we can all share in your horticultural success!

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2009, 01:59:55 PM »
Thanks everybody! I sure hope I can give good news every few weeks. According to the literature I've read cabbage family and onions do well together and my wife says I should start with a plan for bugs and vermin before I see them so I have some more reading to do :-D

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2009, 04:46:24 PM »
I finished setting up my beds as well.  I'm still waiting for my seed order to arrive.  I did get my strawberries, blueberries and raspberries in.
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2-4'x8' Beds
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Red Raspberries-In container (temporarily)
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Blueberries-In container
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Lemons-In Container
<img src="http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv300/shaunw_2009/IMG_2170.jpg" alt="" border="0" a>
Strawberries-Hanging baskets per Jack with slight modifications

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2009, 05:00:32 PM »
Wow Shaunw, looking very good there! My strawberries are doing ok I think. Some of the leaves turning red but it doesnt look like red leaf spot disease or anything I can find on the net so I'm just leaving them alone. New leaves sprouting along just fine. Onions doing well and the brusell sprouts doing good too.

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2009, 05:26:34 PM »
Damn!  And I was proud of my strawberry hanger until I saw yours! :)  Great craftsmanship and layout!  Good Luck.


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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2009, 08:40:22 PM »
Wow! That strawberry hanger is amazing shaunw! How very creative!

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2009, 12:54:50 PM »
I added a battery powered timer to it and good for me it is close to idiot proof now.  Total cost of entire system including 52 plants and stand is $100.

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2009, 04:10:30 PM »
For anyone wondering if hanging planters are better than pots, check out these pics.  All plants were planted on the same day and at the same size.

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Notice the flowers and maturing berries on the plants in the hanging planters and the lack of them in the pot.  The plants in the pot have barely even grown.  Same basic location in the yard, same soil, fertilizer, watering frequency.  I will always do strawberries like this from now on.  Huge difference.  The only thing I can figure is that I might need to add more soil to the pot and get them closer to the top.



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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2009, 06:16:13 PM »
Dude.  That strawberry plant hanger is AWESOME.  I still haven't had the time to watch that strawberry video.  I will do that tonight.

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2009, 12:01:31 PM »
Just wanted to show a little bit of progress with my little garden. Wife and I are very excited! Seems like overnight they just shot up and started growing huge! Looking through the other threads it seems as if lots of other folks are having great luck as well. Some of you were more ambitious than me but I wanted a failure to be small if I screwed it up too bad LoL.






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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2009, 12:35:12 PM »
Very nice!  Love that dog too!  Wouldn't worry about failure anymore as you seem to have the knack for it! 

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2009, 01:49:48 PM »
I totally missed the hanging strawberry basket plans elsewhere...  pointer please?  I just put 50 plants in the ground (expecting half to die) but that looks way more space efficient.

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2009, 05:42:15 PM »
I totally missed the hanging strawberry basket plans elsewhere...  pointer please?  I just put 50 plants in the ground (expecting half to die) but that looks way more space efficient.

You need to be a supporting member to see the video Jack made for it.  If you click on the banner below my post (it has a pic of an ant, and a "members support brigade" thing on it), you can go join!  :)  Then you can see vids on strawberry planters, making biltong, etc, etc, and so on, and so forth.

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2009, 05:24:14 AM »

Quote
question: What will happen if you plant an old onion that has gone to sprout

You will get a new onion.  Most onions will go to seed if you let them flower.

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2009, 10:41:27 AM »
Thanks for the tip Sister Wolf! I will definitely have to become a supporting member! The money I'll have saved just in veggies this year will be a worth much more than what it costs to become a supporting member. Jack and many others here have inspired me from late last year when I joined up. So thanks to you all!








 I'll have to do some reading on collecting the seeds from onion flowers. Maybe they'll germinate if I plant them, who knows.

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2009, 01:10:17 PM »
Somehow I undid the link to the MSB page on my sig line.  I'll fix that right now.

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2009, 10:54:07 AM »
I have been working out of town and have not been able to start my garden.  I finally got home for a week and it snowed.  Yes I live in Canada but snow in June is still an uncommon thing.

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« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2009, 09:09:32 AM »
I have been working out of town and have not been able to start my garden.  I finally got home for a week and it snowed.  Yes I live in Canada but snow in June is still an uncommon thing.


I'm in southern Wisconsin and it has been downright cold here.  Patchy frost here the other night with actual freeze in some places.  Can't wait for the global warming to kick in here...at least sometime in June for pete's sake!

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« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2009, 09:57:50 AM »
Great garden pics, yrone and shaunw
And that dog is so cute!

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Re: Got my garden started!
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2010, 11:23:08 AM »
I hate to dig up an old thread but curious if Shaunw could post some some more pics od his strawberry towers once they were in full production.  How did the harvvest turn out?

Thanks!