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Vegetable Container Garden 2011 pt.1

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

This is the first video of my veggies this year. I took it March 23 and I am off to a great start. Most of them are potted, but I am going to build a couple of small raised beds as well. This year I have tomatoes, bell pepper, banana pepper, cayenne pepper, pole beans, cherokee yellow wax beans, garden beans, collard greens, onion, mesclun mix and several other leaf lettuce, cucumber, watermelon, canteloupe, and strawberries. Now let’s see how it grows!!!!!

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    Container Gardening Think “In” the Box!

    Monday, November 14th, 2011

    Gardening in Containers is more than you think! See Watermelon, Cantaloupe , Musk Mellons, Potatoes, Pumpkins Beans, Carrots, Squash, Cucumbers. Peas and of course Tomatoes and Lettuce. Want more see my blog thoughtsfromwisdom.blogspot.com

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      May Field Trip – Growing a Vegetable Garden

      Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

      May 2009 field trip through the vegetable garden. Visit The Bayou Gardener in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana – Cajun Country at www.thebayougardener.com

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        Vegetable Garden in Phoenix

        Saturday, May 7th, 2011

        This is my first garden. I started the project thinking we’d just have 1 or 2 raised beds but it turned into something much bigger. Everything is done organically (no pesticides, no chemical fertilizers etc.) and “veganically” (without the use of manure, blood meal, bone meal or any kind of animal product). 99% of the vegetables are “heirloom” or “open-pollinated” meaning the seed has been bred true and saved for at least 50 years and will continue to breed true when you save the seed…as opposed to a “hybrid” which has generally been bred for appearance, shelf life, yield, disease resistance but rarely taste. A saved hybrid seed will not breed true to the vegetable you saved it from. My family and I built the structure. I started everything by seed, mostly indoors under a grow-light system. What I’m growing now: Tomatoes Peppers Eggplant Basil Squash Cucumbers Watermelon Cantaloupe Mint Green Beans Calendula (for tea) Tepary Beans Onions Garlic Indian Corn Strawberries Okra Tomatillo Sunflowers Parsley Amaranth What I grew over the winter: Lettuce Kale Rapini Broccoli Arugula Beets Carrots Peas Bok Choy Spigariello On an unrelated note, check out the band I’m in with my 3 brothers. www.kongos.com

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          I messed up – do I need to move my vegetable garden?

          Friday, April 29th, 2011

          I am in Memphis, Zone 7. I planted a "Square Foot Garden" (raised bed garden) full of vegetables at my new home. Bell peppers, peas, beans, tomatoes, watermelon, squash, herbs, etc. I thought the spot I chose was full sun. Not sure how I messed this up… It appears my beds are getting only about 3 hours of sun a day, from noon to 3:00. Do I need to move the beds? It won’t be easy, but it is possible before the plants get too big. To think I dug up all that grass underneath them. Sigh. Thank you!

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            What should I use to fertilize my vegetable garden?

            Monday, March 21st, 2011

            I used Miracle Grow Shake and Feed, but it seems like a lot of folks are down on Miracle Grow. I only used it because the package said it was safe for veggies. That being said what should I use (I’m growing Zucchinis, Cucumber, Bell Pepper, Watermelon and Honey Dew). I want big nutrient-rich vegetables, but I don’t want contaminated veggies. This is my first time growing a garden and this site has been most helpful with all my other questions. Thank you all in advance.

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              Garden Girl TV: Vertical Gardening One(How to Grow Vertically)

              Friday, December 17th, 2010

              Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, shows you techniques to get more out of limited landspace, by growing up. Check out her website at www.gardengirltv.com This video is available through closed caption(cc) enjoy in any language. FULL TEXT Vertical Gardening Part 1 As urban gardeners, we have a limited amount of space to grow our vegetables and flowers. What I have done is I have employed verticle gardening. Right here as you can see, I have a variety of different cucumber plants. Now, a cucumber is vining crop, which means that with vertical support like this one, you can train it to grow up and the fruit, Take a look right here, can grow perfectly fine on the vine. Different types of crops that work well in a vertical garden are watermelon and pumpkin. Let us go take a look. Here, as you can see, my pumpkin plants are thriving. Pumpkin plants are also vining crops. Now, in the country, where you have a lot of space, you can just let this grow along the ground, but here in a city environment, we do not have all that space. So, what I have done here is, I put together a dog kennel. This is actually really nifty. It is exactly 4 x 4 so it fits perfectly in your raise beds. And, these vines just slough on themselves eventually. You do not have to continuously train them. Okay, so you can go vining crops on vertical supports, but there are other types of plants that also need support like my heirloom tomatoes here, this are Tiffin Mennonite tomatoes, and it grows to be a huge

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              Should or Can I recycle fruit peels in my vegetable garden?

              Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

              New to gardening, have planted in the ground a variety veggies. Can or should I put my fruit peels (Watermelon Raine, Cantaloupe, banana peels, oranges) in my veggie garden? Buried down under the dirt of course.

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              Help with managing my vegetable garden?

              Sunday, November 7th, 2010

              I have a very nice and fruitful vegetable garden. It is growing so well that it is getting out of control. I was wondering if you can trim your vegetable garden without hurting the vegetables. Such as trimming the long leaves that don’t have anything flowering from them. We would like to be able to reach our vegtables without stepping on the other ones in there. Right now we have growing in there is: watermelon, pumpkins, green & yellow squash, tomatoes ( big beef & cherry), turnips, radishes.

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              Vegetable Gardening?

              Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

              Hi,
              Im starting a new vegie garden from scratch and wondered if anyone could give me any tips on improving the soil, which vegies should go where and ways to get the best possible results.

              The patch consists of 3 long rectangular beds. The soil is very sandy, virtually no rocks at all, the soil is a dark grey/blackish colour in some parts and then a redish brown in other parts. At the momment all ive done is dug the soil through and put in some sheep and cow manure.

              The vegies im going to grow are pretty much all the basics; lettuce, carrots, corn, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, peas, pumpkin, watermelon, cucumber etc.
              thanks
              Forgot to mention that the top bed has shade from about midday on and the 2nd one from has some around 2-3pm-> the 3rd one is full sun.

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