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Start Your Own Garden! It is Spring Time! >>Pics of Last Sping's Garden inside!<<

 
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The (1) tomato the squirrels left me last year, counting fertilizer and outrageous water bills, cost me about $200.00 I'm giving it one more try, but have already had to bring 'em back in after 3 warm days as it's gonna blow and get cold for another week. Oh well.........
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ruin their appetite with candy. They will eat the candy and like any kid, they will think vegetable are gross.
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you can buy a giant tray of those cheap brand lemon cookies for $2, put a pile of those out and the animals will eat all those and never want vegetables again until they are really hungry.
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The (1) tomato the squirrels left me last year, counting fertilizer and outrageous water bills, cost me about $200.00 I'm giving it one more try, but have already had to bring 'em back in after 3 warm days as it's gonna blow and get cold for another week. Oh well.........
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We have a very bad squirrel problem to. I have had gardens on and off my whole life and never knew a damn squirrel liked tomatos like they do until we moved here!

I grew up eating squirrel so they better watch out!tounge

We had a very hot dry summer two years ago and i read that they go after tomatos because they are thirsty, so i put out water for them, didn't help much.

I had one nice red ripe tomato left and i went in the back yard and saw that little bastard run off with it, it was twice as big as his head!
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I had a huge crop of grapes and chipmunks ate every last one, all in one day, took them down into their burrows to store them. They waited til they were perfectly ripe, then harvested them all in one day.
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If you have a chipmunk problem, cats will take care of it, in my experience with cats, chipmunks are their favorite prey, and a few cats around = no chipmunks.
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Hey Guys I feel that this is a proper time to make a Garden thread. I love to Garden, I have been gardening for a few years now and absolutely love it. The feeling it gives me to know that I accomplished something and grew my own food in incredible. My humble abode is deep in the mountains wayyyy up in New England.

This was my Garden Last Spring and I am revving to go this Spring as well!

[link to s1314.photobucket.com]

Two Gardens, the small one on the bottom is for potatoes.

So...You Should Start your Own Garden! With a little effort you can be growing your own veggies!

So what do you need to do to start your own?

1. You Need a Gameplan- Having a garden is not just about plopping some seeds in the ground and watching it grow. A garden is like a baby, you need to nurture it and take care of it, and get it healthy again when it starts to get sick. A garden can be grown pretty much anywhere. People in the cities even grow gardens on their roofs! So have a game plan. What do you want to grow? How big do you want it to be?

2. Start small- If you do not have a ton of experience start small this spring. 15 by 15 or 10 by 10 is a small garden yet it is a good start. You are going to learn through trial and error but the smaller the garden is, the less room for error there is.

2. Till the ground- No matter how big your garden is, you need to till the ground up. This mixes and loosens the soil and gives your seeds and soon to be plants an optimal chance of success. You can get a hand hell tiller for around 5-10 bucks for a used one.

3. Get the seeds and plant them- I use Non GMO seeds. I plant them in different rows. Each row according to what type of veggie I want to grow. Have little sections and label the sections.

4. Keep it watered- If you are in a dry climate it is important to water the garden every day! If you live in a moist environment, then make sure you keep up on the weather. If you have a dry spell keep up on the watering!

5. Have safe Herbicides and Insecticides available-
When you have a garden your two worst enemies are weeds and insect. So make sure you have deterrent on hand. I hand pick most of my weeds, because I do not like to use herbicides. Occasionally I will spray some if they are spreading fast. The Key is keeping up on the weeds. If you let the weeds get out of hand, it turns into a big headache. Also weeds constrict your veggies root system Weeds literally invades your veggie plant's space. If you continue to allow them to grow, your vegetables root system will become weak doing two things. One, It stunts the Veggie Plants growth. Two, it weakens the plants immune system making it weak against disease and insects. Insects also like to much away on your plants. So whatever you are planting, research the bugs that eat that plant and plan accordingly if those bugs are in your area.

6. Water Drainage- [/b]If you live on a hill like I do, it is important that you dig a water trench that allows water to drain from your garden or diverts that water. Gardens can get flooded and if you do not have a trench to divert the water, then your garden will become an infestation of weeds. Also an extremely hard rain can ruin a garden without proper drainage, especially at the seed stage! Allowing water to sit in your garden without drainage causes root rot, disease and an increase of unfriendly bugs!

7. Worms- Earthworms are one of your gardens biggest friends, they naturally aerate your garden. allowing better absorption and allows your root system to grow really strong. I have Thousands and Thousands of Worms in my garden. They are my best friend. Plus, I have plenty of fishing bait.

8. Fence- If you live in the country a chicken wire fence is smart to have. This deters critters from coming in and munching on your plants! Believe it or not, I pee around the outer borders of my garden. This lets critters know, someone may be in the garden, it deters deer as well. Don't Pee in your garden though!


These are some simple Tips to help you get started. I hope this got you fired up!
It is very fun to do! And it is very self gratifying! My gardens every year look fantastic but it takes time, and dedication. Last year I had 300 pounds of Potatoes! And filled my outside freezer full of veggies (I still have some from last year) Plus My fiance canned about 50 cans of veggies!

Tis the Season! Start a Garden!!!!


Kamindaki
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Do you dig a hole and bury the earthworms?? Or do you just "sprinkle" them on your garden.
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What can I use to keep the tomato hornworms away?? Every year, they decimate my plants, an the organic stuff doesn't do a darn thing to keep them away. I'll try anything this year! HELP!!
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The Spinosad works on leaf rollers very well I think it will take care of the hornworms also. BT works on them also.
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Hey Guys I feel that this is a proper time to make a Garden thread. I love to Garden, I have been gardening for a few years now and absolutely love it. The feeling it gives me to know that I accomplished something and grew my own food in incredible. My humble abode is deep in the mountains wayyyy up in New England.

This was my Garden Last Spring and I am revving to go this Spring as well!

[link to s1314.photobucket.com]

Two Gardens, the small one on the bottom is for potatoes.

So...You Should Start your Own Garden! With a little effort you can be growing your own veggies!

So what do you need to do to start your own?

1. You Need a Gameplan- Having a garden is not just about plopping some seeds in the ground and watching it grow. A garden is like a baby, you need to nurture it and take care of it, and get it healthy again when it starts to get sick. A garden can be grown pretty much anywhere. People in the cities even grow gardens on their roofs! So have a game plan. What do you want to grow? How big do you want it to be?

2. Start small- If you do not have a ton of experience start small this spring. 15 by 15 or 10 by 10 is a small garden yet it is a good start. You are going to learn through trial and error but the smaller the garden is, the less room for error there is.

2. Till the ground- No matter how big your garden is, you need to till the ground up. This mixes and loosens the soil and gives your seeds and soon to be plants an optimal chance of success. You can get a hand hell tiller for around 5-10 bucks for a used one.

3. Get the seeds and plant them- I use Non GMO seeds. I plant them in different rows. Each row according to what type of veggie I want to grow. Have little sections and label the sections.

4. Keep it watered- If you are in a dry climate it is important to water the garden every day! If you live in a moist environment, then make sure you keep up on the weather. If you have a dry spell keep up on the watering!

5. Have safe Herbicides and Insecticides available-
When you have a garden your two worst enemies are weeds and insect. So make sure you have deterrent on hand. I hand pick most of my weeds, because I do not like to use herbicides. Occasionally I will spray some if they are spreading fast. The Key is keeping up on the weeds. If you let the weeds get out of hand, it turns into a big headache. Also weeds constrict your veggies root system Weeds literally invades your veggie plant's space. If you continue to allow them to grow, your vegetables root system will become weak doing two things. One, It stunts the Veggie Plants growth. Two, it weakens the plants immune system making it weak against disease and insects. Insects also like to much away on your plants. So whatever you are planting, research the bugs that eat that plant and plan accordingly if those bugs are in your area.

6. Water Drainage- [/b]If you live on a hill like I do, it is important that you dig a water trench that allows water to drain from your garden or diverts that water. Gardens can get flooded and if you do not have a trench to divert the water, then your garden will become an infestation of weeds. Also an extremely hard rain can ruin a garden without proper drainage, especially at the seed stage! Allowing water to sit in your garden without drainage causes root rot, disease and an increase of unfriendly bugs!

7. Worms- Earthworms are one of your gardens biggest friends, they naturally aerate your garden. allowing better absorption and allows your root system to grow really strong. I have Thousands and Thousands of Worms in my garden. They are my best friend. Plus, I have plenty of fishing bait.

8. Fence- If you live in the country a chicken wire fence is smart to have. This deters critters from coming in and munching on your plants! Believe it or not, I pee around the outer borders of my garden. This lets critters know, someone may be in the garden, it deters deer as well. Don't Pee in your garden though!


These are some simple Tips to help you get started. I hope this got you fired up!
It is very fun to do! And it is very self gratifying! My gardens every year look fantastic but it takes time, and dedication. Last year I had 300 pounds of Potatoes! And filled my outside freezer full of veggies (I still have some from last year) Plus My fiance canned about 50 cans of veggies!

Tis the Season! Start a Garden!!!!


Kamindaki
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Do you dig a hole and bury the earthworms?? Or do you just "sprinkle" them on your garden.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 54503228


When I put them in, around 4 years ago, I had 3 buckets BIG buckets full, I tilled the ground, then took a handful at a time and dropped them in small holes and lightly filled them with dirt.I then I took a lawn chair and sat in front of the garden all day (keep the birds away)
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What can I use to keep the tomato hornworms away?? Every year, they decimate my plants, an the organic stuff doesn't do a darn thing to keep them away. I'll try anything this year! HELP!!
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Introduce braconid wasp's to your garden, they will clear them out.
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Hey Guys I feel that this is a proper time to make a Garden thread. I love to Garden, I have been gardening for a few years now and absolutely love it. The feeling it gives me to know that I accomplished something and grew my own food in incredible. My humble abode is deep in the mountains wayyyy up in New England.

This was my Garden Last Spring and I am revving to go this Spring as well!

[link to s1314.photobucket.com]

Two Gardens, the small one on the bottom is for potatoes.

So...You Should Start your Own Garden! With a little effort you can be growing your own veggies!

So what do you need to do to start your own?

1. You Need a Gameplan- Having a garden is not just about plopping some seeds in the ground and watching it grow. A garden is like a baby, you need to nurture it and take care of it, and get it healthy again when it starts to get sick. A garden can be grown pretty much anywhere. People in the cities even grow gardens on their roofs! So have a game plan. What do you want to grow? How big do you want it to be?

2. Start small- If you do not have a ton of experience start small this spring. 15 by 15 or 10 by 10 is a small garden yet it is a good start. You are going to learn through trial and error but the smaller the garden is, the less room for error there is.

2. Till the ground- No matter how big your garden is, you need to till the ground up. This mixes and loosens the soil and gives your seeds and soon to be plants an optimal chance of success. You can get a hand hell tiller for around 5-10 bucks for a used one.

3. Get the seeds and plant them- I use Non GMO seeds. I plant them in different rows. Each row according to what type of veggie I want to grow. Have little sections and label the sections.

4. Keep it watered- If you are in a dry climate it is important to water the garden every day! If you live in a moist environment, then make sure you keep up on the weather. If you have a dry spell keep up on the watering!

5. Have safe Herbicides and Insecticides available-
When you have a garden your two worst enemies are weeds and insect. So make sure you have deterrent on hand. I hand pick most of my weeds, because I do not like to use herbicides. Occasionally I will spray some if they are spreading fast. The Key is keeping up on the weeds. If you let the weeds get out of hand, it turns into a big headache. Also weeds constrict your veggies root system Weeds literally invades your veggie plant's space. If you continue to allow them to grow, your vegetables root system will become weak doing two things. One, It stunts the Veggie Plants growth. Two, it weakens the plants immune system making it weak against disease and insects. Insects also like to much away on your plants. So whatever you are planting, research the bugs that eat that plant and plan accordingly if those bugs are in your area.

6. Water Drainage- [/b]If you live on a hill like I do, it is important that you dig a water trench that allows water to drain from your garden or diverts that water. Gardens can get flooded and if you do not have a trench to divert the water, then your garden will become an infestation of weeds. Also an extremely hard rain can ruin a garden without proper drainage, especially at the seed stage! Allowing water to sit in your garden without drainage causes root rot, disease and an increase of unfriendly bugs!

7. Worms- Earthworms are one of your gardens biggest friends, they naturally aerate your garden. allowing better absorption and allows your root system to grow really strong. I have Thousands and Thousands of Worms in my garden. They are my best friend. Plus, I have plenty of fishing bait.

8. Fence- If you live in the country a chicken wire fence is smart to have. This deters critters from coming in and munching on your plants! Believe it or not, I pee around the outer borders of my garden. This lets critters know, someone may be in the garden, it deters deer as well. Don't Pee in your garden though!


These are some simple Tips to help you get started. I hope this got you fired up!
It is very fun to do! And it is very self gratifying! My gardens every year look fantastic but it takes time, and dedication. Last year I had 300 pounds of Potatoes! And filled my outside freezer full of veggies (I still have some from last year) Plus My fiance canned about 50 cans of veggies!

Tis the Season! Start a Garden!!!!


Kamindaki
 Quoting: Kamindaki


Do you dig a hole and bury the earthworms?? Or do you just "sprinkle" them on your garden.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 54503228


When I put them in, around 4 years ago, I had 3 buckets BIG buckets full, I tilled the ground, then took a handful at a time and dropped them in small holes and lightly filled them with dirt.I then I took a lawn chair and sat in front of the garden all day (keep the birds away)
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ok cool. where can you get earthworms for cheap?
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It depends on where you are, I got mine at an earthworm farm. They are the best place to get bulk worms. Its like 40 bucks for a couple thousand.
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What a beautiful garden!

We started fairly small last year with tomatoes, pattypan squash, jalapenos, bell peppers, cabbage, and corn (heritage seeds, no hybrids or GMO crap). I put up about 55 pints of various tomato recipes and froze a bunch, too. We're still working on them - and that's NOT a complaint! pump2

This year we're adding some herbs, different corn variety, and basically more of everything. Alas, they're all still inside sprouting. I don't think it will ever warm up here.

I aspire to do what you've done with your garden. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Here's mine in no particular order from last year. Going a little bigger this year.

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Great garden, beautiful.
We use the Back to Eden method, our soil is clay loam, its working out great, seriously saves on water too, the sun and wind really bake everything here.
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What can you do to deter Japanese Beatles, man they will destroy a garden and I cannot figure out how to get rid of them.
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I'll have to wait another month still snowing here.

I will be planting many healing herbs for myself and neighbors.

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This spring too unpredictable

Wait longer
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Planted heirloom Brandywine Pink Tomato seeds in the heated starter trays last Saturday. The package said they should germinate in 2-3 WEEKS.

Five days later every stinkin' seed germinated and the plants are an inch tall already. What the hell. I can't put them in the ground in CT until last week of May.
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Planted heirloom Brandywine Pink Tomato seeds in the heated starter trays last Saturday. The package said they should germinate in 2-3 WEEKS.

Five days later every stinkin' seed germinated and the plants are an inch tall already. What the hell. I can't put them in the ground in CT until last week of May.
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You will have to transplant them into a bigger container, but it's not a problem to have bigger tomato plants. Especially Brandywine, since they take so long to make tomatoes.
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damn OP i freaking LOVE your garden.
im also gardening and am thrilled at how much i have learned already!
things are sprouting and filling in bare spots.
good luck with all you have and thanks for sharing the photos.
they are inspiring.
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Thanks Buddy! We still have a little snow on the ground, so In about 2 weeks, I will be starting this years. All my tools and seeds are ready to go!
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Gorgeous Garden!

We can't plant outside here ti' June 1st - but we can get some seeds started indoors now.
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I'll have to wait another month still snowing here.

I will be planting many healing herbs for myself and neighbors.

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Like what herbs??? I want to GROW SOME!
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bump. Such a great thread idea. And on my mind already.

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That's gorgeous OP.

Don't have a yard here, condo living. I started some things in pots and under a grow light, and the only surviving thing was green pepper plants.

I think I pay too much attention to the veg. plants. I am very good with house plants, but I water them when I think about it and fertilize a couple of times a year. I also have a perfect lighting situation for the house plants.

I really wonder what I'm doing wrong.
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5 stars.
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Planted heirloom Brandywine Pink Tomato seeds in the heated starter trays last Saturday. The package said they should germinate in 2-3 WEEKS.

Five days later every stinkin' seed germinated and the plants are an inch tall already. What the hell. I can't put them in the ground in CT until last week of May.
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Maybe transplant them outdoors sooner and use those "Wall o'Water" things, those are really supposed to work.
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Here's a question. Along with expanding my garden to double it's size from last season, I have access to a large, non-working hot tub. Should I take the hot tub, and if so what should I do with it?

I was leaning toward possibly setting up and attempting to farm some trout. Does anyone know much about doing so? I've been trying to browse the web for information but really haven't found much luck on details.

If not the fish farm idea, what else could I make use of the tub, or should I just take it to the dump?
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That's gorgeous OP.

Don't have a yard here, condo living. I started some things in pots and under a grow light, and the only surviving thing was green pepper plants.

I think I pay too much attention to the veg. plants. I am very good with house plants, but I water them when I think about it and fertilize a couple of times a year. I also have a perfect lighting situation for the house plants.

I really wonder what I'm doing wrong.
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You're not doing anything wrong, people on here are always saying how easy it is to grow a bunch of vegetables indoors, and how everyone should do it, but who do you know that is doing it? It's too warm in the house, that's the biggest problem, anyplace outdoors has a big drop in nighttime temperature that you never get inside the house.

Also unless you have super high powered intense grow lights you are never going to get any kind of dependable yield indoors. you can start seeds under fluorescents and regular grow lights, and they'll grow for a few weeks, but it's not enough to get them to flower and set fruit.

I suppose if you have unobstructed full floor to ceiling south facing windows you could grow a couple of things for fun, but it isn't ever going to be like having a real outdoor garden, it would just be a hobby.

Things like lettuce and most herbs really like cool weather and lower temperatures and won't go anywhere in the house. And if they do they'll break out in whitefly and you won't be able to get rid of it.

A balcony on the other hand could produce something if you have big pots on a good exposure and feed it, and you will probably have to water everything every single day and not miss a day and on hot windy days you will have to water twice a day. Nothing is going to bear anything if it's stressed out and wilting half the time.
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OP.. just looked at your photos.. I don't have garden envy, I have back yard envy!! Beautiful yard!
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Here's mine in no particular order from last year. Going a little bigger this year.

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It's funny looking back to when I was young. When my Dad got out of the Air Force (early 70's) he wanted to move back home to N.C. from MO. which is where he was stationed and really the only place I knew as home. So we did and he bought 5 acres. 1 1/2 he made into a garden. Talk about culture shock! My sister and I hated having to go out and pull/hoe weeds, pic butter-beans, peas etc. Now look at me! Granted, it not big but I just got an interest after becoming more aware, dare I say awake, that things could happen (pick one) and well, I like to eat!
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Here's a question. Along with expanding my garden to double it's size from last season, I have access to a large, non-working hot tub. Should I take the hot tub, and if so what should I do with it?

I was leaning toward possibly setting up and attempting to farm some trout. Does anyone know much about doing so? I've been trying to browse the web for information but really haven't found much luck on details.

If not the fish farm idea, what else could I make use of the tub, or should I just take it to the dump?
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Why isn't it working? Is it cracked? If you're going to try trout you need to have really good, vigorous water circulation and the water needs to be fairly cold. If it is cracked (and it's mendable), maybe you could bury it and make a pond out of it. Goldfish will do nicely and will even survive the winter if the pond is deep enough.

Otherwise, maybe you could fill it with really good dirt for a little garden, or a worm farm.
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Re: Start Your Own Garden! It is Spring Time! >>Pics of Last Sping's Garden inside!<<
Here's a question. Along with expanding my garden to double it's size from last season, I have access to a large, non-working hot tub. Should I take the hot tub, and if so what should I do with it?

I was leaning toward possibly setting up and attempting to farm some trout. Does anyone know much about doing so? I've been trying to browse the web for information but really haven't found much luck on details.

If not the fish farm idea, what else could I make use of the tub, or should I just take it to the dump?
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One word.... Aquaponics

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