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PostSubject: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Wed May 06, 2009 5:00 pm

I would love to keep track of my garden's progress, so I thought I'd start a thread Smile It's actually doing much better than I thought it would do!


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May 6 2009 - taken from the deck since it's raining! I made some changes to the supports for the peas.
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Wed May 06, 2009 8:47 pm

very nice..love the design. nice and organized I bet you will have some good crops in that garden.
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Wed May 06, 2009 8:49 pm

Thank you! I put the walkway in because I realized I'm too short to reach the center of the bed! Smile It's worked out well so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Wed May 06, 2009 8:51 pm

great idea on the walk way. I do mostly container gardening but would love to do something like that. I have a good sized yard but it is mostly on rock digging is near impossible.
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Wed May 06, 2009 9:01 pm

Yea, that's why I've got the raised bed now. Elijah LOVED all the rocks I pulled out of the yard when I tried to dig the garden last year.
I have had a lot of success container gardening. It's wonderful when you don't have a lot of space. I used my 10x10 deck the first year we lived in the house and wound up with a lot of veggies.
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Wed May 06, 2009 9:25 pm

it does look nice good job! I am helping my dad do ours tomorrow or Friday. My parents live across the street and they have a nice big back yard with no dogs lol. This will be our 3rd year and so looking forward to nice fresh veggies for free Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Wed May 06, 2009 9:28 pm

I love your garden, I haven't been able to start mine yet. Hopefully, this weekend Im going to get started. But, it's been cold and rainy again. We just can't catch a break up here in Maine.
In years past, I have had good luck with container gardening, too.

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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Thu May 07, 2009 11:05 pm

two yrs ago i did my zuchinni and summer squash in large window boxes on a small round table. they did wonderful i had tons of squash. one day i came out and the weight of the squash hanging made the pots fall over smack upside down on the ground. i was devistated. so lesson learned make sure there is ample room to have the fruits sit on the table not over the edge. here is a picture or two of the container plants i had luck with. It is true what they say though on planting tomatoes in the same place/pot i had terrible luck the next yr doing them in the same dirt. this year im cleaning out the pots and putting in fresh soil.


look at the amount of flowers i had on the zucchini and yellow summer squash on that table that yr

last yr i decided to plant the zuchinni in the ground and they were horrible. the rabbits ate every flower bud i got. i manage to grow two squash all season. i am definatly going back to the pots this yr.

first yr tomato plants

second yr in the same pots...not good
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Mon May 11, 2009 10:04 am

Daaaaaayummmmm Kathy! Thats a loa of zucchini blooms! Wow.
Crop rotation is important! So either change the soil or grow something very different in them the second year. Crop specific pests and disease can stay in the pots. Wash them well too, with some bleach to kill the ickys. Another problem with the pots is the soil can get very tamped down/compact in there. loosen it up well if re-using.
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Mon May 11, 2009 10:06 am

Moonfire are those pole or bush beans? Things are coming up nicely!
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Mon May 11, 2009 12:08 pm

Wrennie, I think they're a bush variety... I put the support up mainly because I've had plants in the past that say "doesn't need support!" and I wind up having to try and rig something up when the full grown plants start taking over because they DON'T have support! I haven't grown beans before, so I'm hoping they do okay. It's time for a new picture today I think! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Tue May 12, 2009 11:45 am

Kim, beans are so easy to grow you'll be doing them again next year I bet. I grow enough to blanch, vacuum seal, and freeze for a year. Your garden looks good & I'll be checking back to see how it does. Hope you have a great gardening season!
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Tue May 12, 2009 1:15 pm

Thanks Shelly!
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Wed May 13, 2009 1:13 pm

Today's update!

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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Wed May 13, 2009 3:07 pm

Very very kewl, moonfire. It looks wonderful and Oh so organized! I think you will have an awesome garden this year. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. I wish I had all those trellis, bean and tomato supports. sunny Cool goat5

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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Wed May 13, 2009 3:09 pm

you do have a lovely garden...it is well organized. And NO weeds...do you have to pull them or are you just not getting any?

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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Wed May 13, 2009 3:41 pm

Thank you! What we did, was put layers of newspaper down over the old garden, which was just a area of grass removed from the yard. Scott built the raised bed, put down the newspaper, and then put the soil in over it. We're going to do the same thing with Elijah's pumpkin patch this summer.
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Thu May 14, 2009 7:05 pm

the news paper works great for weed control. i did it once and was almost weed free for two yrs..i loved it
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Thu May 14, 2009 9:20 pm

I will definately try this one! Thanks for sharing!

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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Thu May 14, 2009 10:12 pm

Oh yes... any of my future gardens will have layers of newspaper as a base! I'm thinking about redoing the beds around the house, since the previous neighbors decided that adding a mulch of pea gravel would be a good idea. I HATE IT! I'm thinking about removing all the gravel, and adding higher perimeters, then newspaper + soil.
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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Thu May 21, 2009 2:23 am

Today's photo! 5/20/2009 I still have NO carrots at all, so I moved one of my 4 baby zucchini plants over to that patch, and moved another one to the empty middle mound. I should have lots of zucchini this summer!

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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Thu May 21, 2009 9:46 am

Very nice. Thank you for sharing the picture. So organized! sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:45 am

Here's my latest update... the garden is LOVING the hot weather... I, however, am miserable!

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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:07 am

wow, Kim it looks great! And no weeds...gotta try that newspaper!!..hehe!

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PostSubject: Re: Moonfire Veggie Garden 2009   Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:49 am

It is beautiful. Amazing how fast they grow once they take off, huh? Thank you for the update. Have a wonderful weekend! beach

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