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  posted on 3/22/2010 at 05:53 PM
I've been interested in gardening for a long time. This year, I'm planning to do a number if things I've never tried before. A friend of mine has offered to let me create a garden at his pottery school, which is at the top of a mountain. The land gets good sun in the morning, as well through the rest of the day, and offers many possibilities for different kinds of experimental gardening.

I'm thinking about creating a meditation garden. I want to try to incorporate earth, air, fire, and water into one garden. I like aromatic plants, as well as ornamentals. I'm also a big fan of edibles, so I'll be growing alot of vegetables.

If you have a garden, or plan on doing any kind of gardening this season, please share your ideas, and thoughts here.

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  posted on 3/22/2010 at 06:27 PM
We garden every year and are putting in a orchard this year as well the amount of food grow is astounding and we are all organic it is a great learning experience and is also alot of work but well worth the effort i encourage anyone with a window to grow something lettuce, tomatos whatever just do it..

 

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  posted on 3/22/2010 at 07:00 PM
Waiting till threat of freeze is gone and this damn rain stops.
Squash, peas, cantaloupe, watermelon, lettuce, and tomatos.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2010 at 07:04 PM
Mike you've seen my garden on pBase. This is something I learned from my Dad. Theme gardens are sweet. Mine always cater to butterflies and hummingbirds. They laughed when I attempted to bring hummingbirds to Brooklyn -- Feed them and they will come :-)

Moonlight gardens with white flowers, a reflective pond & wind chimes are very magical at night

You mentioned the site is a mountain top .. Might want to get a shovel up there first and see what you're in for. Rocks, red clay ... you might have more prep work ahead than you realize

This will be my first year gardening at the new house. I spent all weekend working on my soil and purchased something I always wanted, a fire pit for sitting out at night

Get to know the folks here. They can be very helpful:

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/

http://www.nature.net/forums/

Keep us posted
-donna

And this is a great garden center in NJ
http://www.lbforcellati.com/


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  posted on 3/22/2010 at 07:08 PM
Garden every year. This past weekend I put out peas, carrots, lettuce, onions, radishes, cabbage and kale.

I usually put out broccoli and cauliflower but I had a bumper crop in the fall and still have a freezer full of it. I'll plant some in my fall garden.

 

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I love to garden whether it's flowers or vegetables. Some years I do more than others and I have enjoyed some container gardening as well. I have Earthboxes which do surprisingly well. One year I had the most amazing corn growing in them. I should search for the pictures to show you.

Right now I have some flower seeds just starting to germinate but am undecided on what veggies I will grow this year.

 

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I love to garden whether it's flowers or vegetables. Some years I do more than others and I have enjoyed some container gardening as well. I have Earthboxes which do surprisingly well. One year I had the most amazing corn growing in them. I should search for the pictures to show you.

Right now I have some flower seeds just starting to germinate but am undecided on what veggies I will grow this year.





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  posted on 3/22/2010 at 07:28 PM
LOL Ayla!! See you there sista!

 

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  posted on 3/22/2010 at 07:42 PM
Sounds like a great project, Mike. Good luck with it.

We always plant a vegetable garden and lots of annuals. I don't have anywhere near a green thumb, but we always have lots of tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and peppers. I usually have a basil plant in a pot outside the door, too.

We pick up a several flats of assorted flowers for a small garden in the front of the house, around the sides of the house and around the patio and pond in the back yard.

There are some perennials that are doing well here; black eyed Susans, cone flowers, hostas, and some other non-flowering ones I can't remember the names of.

Looking forward to going down to the garden center soon and getting started.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2010 at 07:49 PM
We do a vegetable garden every year. THe kids love it, and its pretty cool for them to grow the food and eat it. Tomatoes, squash, bell peppers, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, green beans, and watermelons. Were going to plant this past weekend, but it snowed! Planting this coming weekend. Its a great family project, and as was stated previously, the yield is pretty amazing, as is the taste.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2010 at 08:07 PM
great project.

we plant an organic veggie garden every year - tomatoes, lettuce, radishes, swiss chard, beans, zucchini, cucumbers, herbs (the legal kind), pumpkins. Other than onions, we don't buy vegetables from May until late September.
My wife and I hang out there, drink wine, have snacks, etc. It's our favorite place in the yard.

have fun!!!!!

 

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Mike you've seen my garden on pBase. This is something I learned from my Dad. Theme gardens are sweet. Mine always cater to butterflies and hummingbirds. They laughed when I attempted to bring hummingbirds to Brooklyn -- Feed them and they will come :-)

Moonlight gardens with white flowers, a reflective pond & wind chimes are very magical at night

You mentioned the site is a mountain top .. Might want to get a shovel up there first and see what you're in for. Rocks, red clay ... you might have more prep work ahead than you realize

This will be my first year gardening at the new house. I spent all weekend working on my soil and purchased something I always wanted, a fire pit for sitting out at night

Get to know the folks here. They can be very helpful:

Keep us posted
-donna

Thanks Donna. A portion of the property is on a small hill, and it's been terraced, so that part won't require as much work. A good amount of weeding needs to be done though.
The rest of the property I'm planning to do in raised beds. I probably won't be breaking too much ground. We're planning to bring in alot of the composted soil from another site. I'm thinking about building bed frames from logs, pieces of wood, or whatever I can find. Maybe even stones, which I'm sure there are plenty of in the area.

I'd like to incorporate plants that attract birds, and butterflies. I want to create a beautiful, peaceful atmosphere that is multi functional.

I'll keep this thread posted on any progress as we go along.

 

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I love to garden whether it's flowers or vegetables. Some years I do more than others and I have enjoyed some container gardening as well. I have Earthboxes which do surprisingly well. One year I had the most amazing corn growing in them. I should search for the pictures to show you.

Right now I have some flower seeds just starting to germinate but am undecided on what veggies I will grow this year.


That's great Sue!! Container gardening is a big part of what I'm planning this year, other than the main garden itself. The guy who owns this school is a true master potter. He can make anything!! Watching him work is just amazing, and inspiring, as he takes a big lump of clay and forms it into some of the most beautiful pieces you can imagine. I'm going to shoot some videos of him doing it and post them on a YouTube site I'll be creating for him.

One of our plans is that he's going to be making beautiful containers, which will be glazed and finished professionally. I'll be growing many of the plants from seed under lights, as well as outdoors and filling the pots with these ornamental dwarf vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Then we're planning to sell them at the local farmers markets.

It should be a fun, and rewarding experience!!

 

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  posted on 3/23/2010 at 06:20 AM
I also love shopping those Farmers markets! I can't possibly grow it all so it's nice to have those markets and believe me, I frequently shop them!

 

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We started a garden in the backyard a couple years ago. It didn't do so good. But last year we grew tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers in 5 gallon buckets. They did real well. Looking forward to adding a few buckets this year. Tomato prices this year are suppose to be pretty high............ Nothing like a big tomato sandwich with bacon and mayo and a tall glass of sweet iced tea.

Love the farmers markets too!!

 

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Sure do garden everyyear...this past weekend while it was nice saturday i cleaned up my strawberry patch which if you do strawberries make sure you get earlies and lates that way your picking berries all spring and summer.

Also grow roma tomatoes so i have fresh made sauce all fall and winter, grow habeneros for my homemade bbq sauce, grow many different herbs as well cilantro, sage, oregano and parsley

my wife tends to the various flowers and rose garden...its definitely rewarding

 

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We started a garden in the backyard a couple years ago. It didn't do so good. But last year we grew tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers in 5 gallon buckets. They did real well. Looking forward to adding a few buckets this year. Tomato prices this year are suppose to be pretty high............ Nothing like a big tomato sandwich with bacon and mayo and a tall glass of sweet iced tea.

Love the farmers markets too!!


You bring up a valid point about using buckets. There is a big advantage to using containers of all different sizes. I was trying to tell that to someone a few years ago and they just weren't buying it. They though gardening was all about digging into the ground.

The fact is that the micro climate of the soil is warmer in containers which is better for germinating, and growing most vegetables. When you need a cooler soil, you can easily move the container to a spot where there is more shade, or whatever is fitting.

This year I'm gonna try to do mostly containers, and maybe some in ground. It depends on what is below the surface because I'm not gonna break my back digging up rocks. Theoretically, everything we want to do this year can be done in containers.


 

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Sure do garden everyyear...this past weekend while it was nice saturday i cleaned up my strawberry patch which if you do strawberries make sure you get earlies and lates that way your picking berries all spring and summer.

Also grow roma tomatoes so i have fresh made sauce all fall and winter, grow habeneros for my homemade bbq sauce, grow many different herbs as well cilantro, sage, oregano and parsley

my wife tends to the various flowers and rose garden...its definitely rewarding


That sounds awesome!! I'll bet that BBQ sauce is Kick A$$!!
I love Roma's, and I do love to make my own sauce from scratch. I haven't done that in a long time, but who knows, maybe this year is a possibility.

I found these cool dwarf cherry tomatoes that are perfect for the type of containers we're planning to sell. They don't get tall, but they produce alot of fruit, and they cascade over the sides of the container. I might put them in hanging baskets as well.

I might do strawberries too, I haven't decided yet.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2010 at 11:53 AM
For those who enjoy a little fire in their garden, or whatever you call your outdoor sanctuary, an old wood burning stove makes a great addition to the ambiance. Many people will let you have them for free, if you will haul them off, as they are so damn heavy. There are some really cool old ones out there that would look great built into a stone wall, sculpture, etc.

We have a bunch of them here at the store, and we can't install any built before 1992 in a home, due to EPA regulations. We're going to start selling them as garden, or patio, stoves, and come up with some creative surroundings for them. I'm sure some of you have access to one as well, or maybe have one in your shed, which would work well for sitting around a fire at night.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2010 at 11:55 AM
saw pics of Rydethwind's garden from last year.

He doesn't play fair.

 

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We started a garden in the backyard a couple years ago. It didn't do so good. But last year we grew tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers in 5 gallon buckets. They did real well. Looking forward to adding a few buckets this year. Tomato prices this year are suppose to be pretty high............ Nothing like a big tomato sandwich with bacon and mayo and a tall glass of sweet iced tea.

Love the farmers markets too!!


You bring up a valid point about using buckets. There is a big advantage to using containers of all different sizes. I was trying to tell that to someone a few years ago and they just weren't buying it. They though gardening was all about digging into the ground.

The fact is that the micro climate of the soil is warmer in containers which is better for germinating, and growing most vegetables. When you need a cooler soil, you can easily move the container to a spot where there is more shade, or whatever is fitting.

This year I'm gonna try to do mostly containers, and maybe some in ground. It depends on what is below the surface because I'm not gonna break my back digging up rocks. Theoretically, everything we want to do this year can be done in containers.






You can really tell when the plants need water in buckets too. Those squash plants could lay all the way over the bucket edge, give some water and you can just about watch them spring back. Our plants seemed much healthier in the buckets. Our back yard area where the garden was didn't really get the right sun. Plus the main thing is there is not weeding........

 

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  posted on 3/23/2010 at 02:51 PM
I like the buckets idea.. what i did was create two 10ft x 10ft raised beds using the garden timber at lowes, then i purchased 7 cubic yards of some of the best dirt i have run across, then to make sure the varmits didnt eat my goodies i created a cover that was hinged, the cover is pvc tubing and deer mesh.

Last year my strawberries starting growing outside the cover and my dogs ate em..

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That sounds awesome!! I'll bet that BBQ sauce is Kick A$$!!


Absolutely MIke i actually dry them in my dehydrator nothing like some sweet Mango sauce then a few seconds later BAM a nice habenero punch

 

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saw pics of Rydethwind's garden from last year.

He doesn't play fair.


You mean this one ? LOL we have so much fun with the garden it is a hoot and we eat real good...

 

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  posted on 3/23/2010 at 04:03 PM
nice garden Rydethewind,I am planning on having one.
 

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I grow lots of vegetables and fruit on my little organic farm in Oregon, also at my girlfriend's farm as well. I'm into permaculture and growing food year-round. I save seeds and grow and graft my own fruit trees. I'm a member of the North American Fruit Explorers Club. My favorite fruit is the Peach, (which is also the symbol of the greatest band of all time ). I grow several different varieties and I'm getting ready to transplant a 3-year old Indian Blood Free Peach (my favorite variety) into the main orchard on Thursday or so. Today I transplanted a Honeycrisp Apple tree that I grafted myself. The older Peach trees are all in bloom now in the orchard and the bees were out and about. I love spring! Does anyone else on here grow Peaches or Apples?
 
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