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#1 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:44 AM

I know that many of us enjoy gardening... I hope you all will feel free to add pictures of your gardens as they progress thru the season!

These photos are from early on in the season - since they were taken, the tulips have all blossomed in firey reds, oranges and yellows and the smoke tree has filled out in beautiful burgundy leaves!


Early in the season, everything is just starting to grow...

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Cute little pansy faces!

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These pansies have a tie-dye look to them!

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Daffodil - I love the peach and white colours of this one!

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The rock garden featuring stonecrop, creeping thyme, hens and chicks and a
smoke tree as well as two gifts from friends - a ceramic egg and a flying cow.

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A close-up of the flying cow nestled among the stonecrop.

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These flower buds will become the "smoke" on the smoke tree.

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Where I spend my sunny mornings...

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A clear view of the cedar planter box I built with room for more plantings yet to come!

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#2 jg

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:44 PM

Very nice, looks like a lovely balcony as well. :)

#3 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:59 PM

Thanks! It is a great balcony, lots of morning sun and open to the sky above... The veggie garden plater is at the opposite end, and I plan to deck the floor in cedar planking later on this summer so that it will have a real "cottage dock" look to it, plus it will be nicer to walk on with bare feet! :mrgreen:

#4 DF

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 02:36 PM

Beautiful shots Lola. I will add some once I get off my lazy butt and take some pics.

#5 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 02:52 PM

Mine grows really slow if watched.

#6 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:00 PM

Beautiful shots Lola. I will add some once I get off my lazy butt and take some pics.


Thank you - and that would be great - looking forward to seeing your pics! :clapping:

#7 BHB

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:22 PM

great pics Lola!

my 'garden' now only consists of a Wandering Jew and Philodendron. I have amazing sun but no space exposure for more :undecided:

#8 cdrhead

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:55 PM

Very nice :smile:

#9 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:22 PM

Thanks all! :mrgreen:

I just deadheaded (I love that term! :funny1:) the first two tulips and a few of the pansies and noticed that I have three more tulips on their way up as well as a couple more daffs. I plan to add some lilies, poppies and herbs (lavender!) to the perennial garden sometime next week... Then there is the veggie garden to attend to... I think that next year I will try and start my veggies from seed.

#10 nancykind

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:26 AM

i have that same daffodil except mine's the double kind. soooo pretty!! :)

#11 SpinSpinNYC

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 02:23 PM

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#12 MistyMountain

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 12:05 AM

Welcome to Wise Earth Ecological Landtrust.....
These pics are from a couple of months ago, as we were growing our starts in the greenhouse and prepping the beds for the season

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more to come soon.....:rose:

#13 ricksvw

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:42 PM

The wife and I love to get dirty.

A few seedilings
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The herb circle.
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The food for stomach plot.
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This is just the beginning, there is pleanty of grass to dig up for more if needed.
Good luck and green thumbs for all.

Edited by ricksvw, 22 May 2010 - 10:43 PM.
spling, need to keep scj away


#14 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:39 AM

Nice pics, folks!

Misty Mountain, can you tell me more about your organization? Do you guys have a website I can check out?

I picked up some day lilies and poppies this weekend, as well as some herbs and a juniper which I will plant tonight. These are some photos I snapped last week:


I usually deadhead the pansies as the blooms fade so that they will keep producing flowers. I missed this one tho, and ot went to seed.

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Tulips reaching for the sky and sun.

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The hens are starting to offshoot more chicks... Check out the wee one emerging between the leaves of the hen in he lower right corner of the photo.

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#15 MeOmYo

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 03:10 AM

SIOIOOOIAO, I've been patient with 2 crows this year. They ate a whole row of lettuce and spinich and the other day they opened a garbage can and tore shit up all over the place. Monday, I was at Cabela's and picked up a great horned owl decoy. Not sure if it will keep them away but tonight I replanted the spinich and planted grenn onions and carrots cuz I'm outta lettuce seed. I set horny up in the garden.

I have been very patient. Any recommendations are appreciated. My trigger finger is getting itchy though.

#16 mountain mama

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:59 PM

MeOmYo, yea, we're having some of the same troubles and the trigger finger is itchy! while not pleasing to look at, hanging plastic bags and aluminum pans around may deter them a bit.

Lola, your patio gardens are absolutely lovely!!

I aspire to be like Misty's Mountain...

ricksvw ((food for stomach plot)):smile:

here's a few from the other day of the herb and flower gardens, unfortunate hard drive crash = :bang: silly me for not backin' 'em up!

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#17 mountain mama

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:04 PM

i deadhead:funny1: the johnny jump ups and pansies and feed'em to da bunnies!
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some heirloom tomatoes started and lettuces...
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#18 MistyMountain

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 01:06 AM

Misty Mountain, can you tell me more about your organization? Do you guys have a website I can check out?


We need to seriously update our website, but here's our FB page:
http://www.facebook....th/316356791346
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#19 In A Silent Way

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:40 PM

Tomatoes

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with oregano

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peppers

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#20 In A Silent Way

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:41 PM

strawberries

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blueberries

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#21 In A Silent Way

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 06:14 PM

Pumpkin

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Eggplant

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#22 In A Silent Way

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 06:16 PM

No Deadhead garden would be complete without

Begonias

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Roses

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#23 MeOmYo

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 01:59 PM

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Made it about 10' longer this year. Still need to plant beans.

#24 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 02:28 PM

Sweet pics guys... And some real nice surroundings to those gardens as well! :clapping:

I got the veggies planted this weekend:

The veggie and herb garden is at the opposite end of the deck... It's a nice place to sit and read as the herbs perfum the air with sweet and spicy scents!

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I planted golden tomatoes, red cherry tomatoes, eggplant, jalapenos, yellow sweet peppers, and cucumber for the veggie section. I might add some zucchini or strawberries this week.

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The middle of the garden has basil bordering the veggie section, and some lavender and deep burgundy ornamental grass and a bit of room for some more plants.

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The far end has lemon balm, a red Japanese maple, ferns, two kinds of oregano, lemon thyme and some mint. I might add some rosemary as well.

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I put some bamboo poles in to stake out the veggies as they grow.

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I planted some "roaring fire" coleus in smaller terrazzo planters to add some colour... I'm hoping to overwinter these plants indoors as I am in love with their bright pinky-orange leaves!!!

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#25 crujonez

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:33 PM

Couple pics from the back yard

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#26 DF

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:02 PM

beautiful pics guys.

garden in progress..

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#27 crujonez

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:38 PM

wow DF that is taking it to another level. looks so serene:smile:

#28 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 03:40 PM

Awesome pics, DF... I'm looking forward to moving out to the country so I can have a big-ass garden and grow blueberries and the like... I figure I have another 5-6 years of city livin' to go, then I will be back to being a country mouse.

Thanks for sharing so far everyone - it'll be cool to see how our gardens progress thru the season! :mrgreen:

#29 DF

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:41 PM

Awesome pics, DF... I'm looking forward to moving out to the country so I can have a big-ass garden and grow blueberries and the like... I figure I have another 5-6 years of city livin' to go, then I will be back to being a country mouse.

Thanks for sharing so far everyone - it'll be cool to see how our gardens progress thru the season! :mrgreen:


Blueberries are yummy. Gardening in the city can be fun. One tends to
get creative with limited space..as you have demonstrated.

I just received 12 Trinidadian Scorpion hot peppers. They are like Scotch bonnets. I cant wait to plant them.

#30 pixiebug

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:42 AM

wow, df...you really are a smurf! :heart: i love your gardens!

#31 DF

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 06:01 PM

more pics, as the garden progresses...

the pond (it's about 12 feet deep)

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gateway

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young bamboo grove
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path to house, using recycled tiles

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rock garden

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#32 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 12:04 PM

Really nice!

My garden exploded with the hot humid weather this weekend - I'll try and post some pics this week.

Today tho, I will share some shots of my little water garden:


My water garden is made up of a variety of water plants in a ceramic jar:

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It is a small but tranquil world:

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Lots of colour and texture:

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I'm hoping that the lilies will bloom sometime this summer:

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#33 In A Silent Way

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:46 PM

Eggplant!

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#34 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 04:26 PM

Sweet! :clapping:

My eggplant is just starting to flower, too! :mrgreen:

#35 DF

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 07:29 PM

Nice water garden Lola :)
hmmm eggplant. yummy.

#36 pixiebug

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 12:00 AM

here's a few of our garden and stuff

my potting bench:
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i :heart: my faucet:
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some hops (cascade):
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strawberries!
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deck garden:
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new garden (i didn't get the actual before picture...this was all unruly goldenrod that we pulled up):
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the rock border was created just by using rocks i found throughout the yard:
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the veggie garden will be photographed tomorrow :)

#37 DF

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 03:27 PM

Very nice Pixiebug :)
Is that a new deck?

..and what's up with the pink plant containers?:smile:

#38 mountain mama

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 03:42 PM

beautiful stuff folks!:smile:

new potatoes...
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so delicious!

#39 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 05:04 PM

Awesome pics, folks - I am digging seeing all your lovely gardens!!! :clapping:

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:49 PM

Very nice Pixiebug :)
Is that a new deck?

..and what's up with the pink plant containers?:smile:


:grin: thanks DF! Brian built the deck last June actually! and we added the door from the kitchen out to it this past April.

The pink containers contain petunias we bought as part of a fund raiser for breast cancer research...i think :grin:

#41 pixiebug

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:51 PM

beautiful stuff folks!:smile:

new potatoes...
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so delicious!


wow! i've always wanted to grow potatoes...does it require a lot of space?

#42 mountain mama

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 11:47 PM

hey pixie! we grow a lot of 'em - planted 75 lbs this year, ya gotta be able to rotate them on a 3 year program, meaning you should have 3 suitable spaces if you want to grow them every year... 12" apart in rows 2' apart. i've heard of folks growing them right in a bag of soil or an old garbage can full of dirt, making sure to have drainage holes. set your seeds (which is just a potato piece with at least 1 eye, hardened over) they're so amazing really, beautiful plant and flowers and you'll never wanna buy a potato again!!

i :heart: this thread!!

#43 Joe

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 12:10 AM

I finally got around to taking pictures of my indoor garden. Note I grew almost everything from seed. I don't have much space but this was the best setup I could do.

06/22/2010 My Indoor Apartment Garden, Arlington, VA
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Fairytale Eggplant, Pepperoncini Peppers, Bamboo
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Cherry Tomato's, Basil, Oregano (Coming Soon)
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Spider Plant (Bought it in South Carolina 3 Years Ago), Bonnie Green Bell Pepper
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Amaryllis, Spider Plant
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Wine Rack (Whites), Orchid, Christmas Cactus, Wine Rack (Reds)
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#44 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 02:28 PM

Nice Joe... Your vino collection really catches my eye as well... I love the grape!

#45 mountain mama

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 03:27 PM

awesome set up Joe. and Lola, your water garden is really cool, such beautiful pictures...

#46 crujonez

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:06 PM

awesome everyone. gardening has really become an addiction for me. i can see how much pride everyone takes in keeping up:smile:

i need to get some updated pics, everything has taken off

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:13 PM

Nice Joe... Your vino collection really catches my eye as well... I love the grape!


Thanks I've collected a nice verity these past years. I have ton of 2006 bottles just waiting for a good time. Actually at this moment I have a case of wine waiting for me to pick up. I joined a few clubs and every so often for holidays they send promo deals. The cases for those deals usually go for around $80 with shipping for 12 bottles. Not a bad deal.

awesome set up Joe.


Thanks, it took some planning and a little cash to get the right set up for indoor gardening. It sucks that I only get sun in the morning. So I need the lights for noon on. It's helped significantly.

awesome everyone. gardening has really become an addiction for me. i can see how much pride everyone takes in keeping up:smile:

i need to get some updated pics, everything has taken off


Gardening is really addicting especially if you grow something from seed. It's almost a pride thing knowing your took care of this plant from the beginning to the harvest time. Most of all the benefits are always nice. For me I'm looking forward to making some organic pasta sauce and eggplantparm.

#48 Shake Yer Bones

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 05:10 AM

Since moving to a townhouse in Rochester last May, I don't have the space for a garden anymore. I'd almost given up on the idea of having one until we get our house in 2012, but then I got the idea of building some boxes and seeing what happens with whatever I plant. So far, so good, and I live for the day I can get back out to the country. City living sucks so much ass it's not even funny.

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Lettuce on the left, spinach on the right.

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Peppers on the right, and I planted some onions in the deeper box on the left. We've got some tomatoes in pots and various herbs in others and so far, it's all looking pretty good. Not as fun as working the real earth, but it's better than nothing until the wife and I get the real plot of land.

#49 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:31 AM

You'll be amazed at what you can grow with container gardens, SYB... Just gotta make sure you keep 'em waterd tho b/c they dry out quickly. Best of luck with your veggies!!!

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:25 PM

good job with the boxes, bones!

here's half the garlic harvest...
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