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Old 08-23-2012, 01:20 PM   #141
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I just planted lettuce, spinach, radish and turnips for the fall crop. Beans were in a week and a half ago and popped up pretty good.
We started a Fall crop of beans about 3-4 weeks ago,the heat around here was just to intense and most burned up after sprouting...Timing's Everything...
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We started a Fall crop of beans about 3-4 weeks ago,the heat around here was just to intense and most burned up after sprouting...Timing's Everything...
I'm a little late on the timing, I'm banking on a late frost. Covering with plastic on cold nights can buy a couple weeks.
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The only BLT's I'm having is if I go-out and buy some Tomatoe's....Everybody seems to spell Tomatoe different ...just like Ketchup...

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Iv'e got two plants, one sweet pepper, one jalapeno, both sprouted from hybrid fruit. Now the big question, what can I expect if I cross these two and save the seeds. Enquiring minds want to know.....By the way, my blue lake pole beans that I planted in the spring from seeds that I saved from last year are still producing......This is a first.......

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Just planted a fig tree in a container for my mom. It is on a second story deck. First fig I have planted, I relied on the advice of some friends who grow them a lot.

First, mom picked out a nice ceramic pot- I would just plant it in a plastic one but I want it to look nice for mom. I am putting the tree in a plastic container and then the container is inside the ceramic pot. The plastic sits about 2.25"up off the bottom of the ceramic planter, this will serve as a water reservoir. I sealed the bottom drain hole and drilled three holes about 2.25" up the sides, equally spaced around the circumference, as seen from the shot of the inside of the pot.
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Next, I made a basket out of 1/4" hardware cloth and cut a hole in the bottom of the plastic inner pot. This will act as a wick to pull water up into the root ball from the water reservoir below.
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I put some cut pieces of 2.25" PVC in the bottom to support the flimsy plastic to keep it from dropping into the water too deep.
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I lined the wire mesh basket with burlap to keep the soil from washing into the reservoir, then packed the wick with my special soil mix (I make my own- this batch is between 6.0-6.5 PH for figs)
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Then I packed the planter with soil so that the 5 gallon pot the fig came in sits a little high in the pot. Then pack soil mix into the space between the root ball and the planter, again making sure it sits a little high.
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I poured pea gravel in between the planter and the pot to fill the space. There is a plastic ring at the bottom to prevent the gravel from spilling down into the reservoir below. I did not have quite enough gravel to fill it to the top but I will top it off later.
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And here is Koa taking a look at my work (he helped out quite a bit).
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So now all mom has to do is water it until the water starts to run out the drain holes up the sides. It should go for a week or so between waterings. I am going to Espalier this tree so that it can stand up flat against the screen on the side of the deck. This will be my first attempt at Espalier, so that will be interesting. The goal is to have a flat and wide "panel" so that it can provide shade,a screen and bear fruit all in a compact space.

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Ah, that explains why my garden isn't so spectacular.

I dig a whole, put the plant/tree/shrub in. Water it. Walk away. Check on it in a few days.

There is home in a neighboring town that has several tress Espalier style. At Christmas time he puts lights on them. Some day I'll take a picture for you. The trees have been like that for a good 20 years. It's interesting.

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It looks like you have an auto watering system in one of your pics.....lol....good luck... by the way, what type are you planting......

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We made some planter boxes out of old pallets and just planted a bunch of onions and lettuce. The lettuce has doubled in size in about a week so it looks promising so far.

My favorite tree was planted last year. It has several citrus grafts on the same tree and produces limes, lemons, oranges, tangelos and grapefruit. It's less than a year since it was planted and it is only about 3 feet high but we have had about 6 limes from the tree already and it has a bunch of buds on it that are supposed to be tangelos.

We also planted 5 rose bushes last week.

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Its going on three yrs., my bell pepper and jalepeno plants are still producing.......Its been so cold and wet that I can't work the ground....Green oinions are the best to date........And a few cherry tomato.......

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Its going on three yrs., my bell pepper and jalepeno plants are still producing.......Its been so cold and wet that I can't work the ground....Green oinions are the best to date........And a few cherry tomato.......
Tomatoes? Did someone say Tomatoes????
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