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Yesterday 03:04 PM
kelbonc
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Originally Posted by Kyleigh View Post
I hear ya! I still have about 2-3 feet ... I just about died laughing at you guys on the east coast! I know you are used to it, but WOW ...
Haha!!! I know. I have an apple tree in the yard that is about 8 feet high and now I am excited because I can see about 2 1/2 feet of the tree!!

Had some new walkways put in last fall and was really looking forward to making new beds and picking the shrubs and flowers this spring. Still will happen just later than planned.
Yesterday 10:18 AM
Girl_Loves_Hydraulics
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Originally Posted by Ruger Monster View Post
Thanks - I LOVE potatoes also lol didn't even think about growing them too I'm actually pretty excited to try this container gardening thing out!


Oh my those are definitely gross - thanks for the heads up, I'll be checking where it came from ... I'd be like EW NOOOO if those started showing up in my yard!
LOL they are called stinkhorns I believe. I had another name for them, but it's highly inappropriate and crude lol!!!
Yesterday 07:42 AM
Kyleigh
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Originally Posted by kelbonc View Post
At this point I can only dream of gardening. I will have to enjoy through all your experiences. Still have 5+feet of snow in most of back yard. It was an unusually tough winter. I think most will be eating their veggies before I am able to plant. Hoping the sun and some recent warmer temps will make a significant difference.
I hear ya! I still have about 2-3 feet ... I just about died laughing at you guys on the east coast! I know you are used to it, but WOW ...

My BIL's family is in Charlottetown, so we get regular updates ...

I'm hearing Ottawa's supposed to have a fairly cold summer, so I'm ticked ... My entire front and side yard is a garden ... and I have a pond that I put in last fall that I want to get planted and put fish in this year!!!
03-25-2015 07:41 PM
Ruger Monster
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Originally Posted by Pawsed View Post
Tomatoes and peppers do well in containers. Potatoes are easy to grow and will grow in most anything, even plastic bags. Here's a link for different ways to grow potatoes:
Planting Potatoes: 7 Different Methods: Organic Gardening

I haven't tried growing onions in a container, but I don't see why they wouldn't work that way. I currently have garlic growing inside, and it definitely works. I grew lettuce all last winter in pots inside. If you Google container gardening and you will find tons of ideas.

Good luck with your new gardening adventure.
Thanks - I LOVE potatoes also lol didn't even think about growing them too I'm actually pretty excited to try this container gardening thing out!

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Originally Posted by Girl_Loves_Hydraulics View Post
If you buy red mulch, make sure it isnt imported. There was some in my backyard when I bought my house and these stinky things grew. I had to dig up everything and removed like a 100 spores lol. Not dangerous but they smell awful and attract carrion bugs. LMAO so gross
Oh my those are definitely gross - thanks for the heads up, I'll be checking where it came from ... I'd be like EW NOOOO if those started showing up in my yard!
03-25-2015 05:40 PM
Girl_Loves_Hydraulics
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Originally Posted by Ruger Monster View Post
Thanks for the links! I will have some weekend planning & "research" ahead of me to see if we can get started on some stuff and what all we will need. I love tomatoes for homemade bruschetta and tomato/onion/garlic 'salad'.

I'm on a growing/planting mission this year: already have some plant/bush ideas for the front of our house - azaleas and maybe landscape palms alternating in front of the porch (moving the builder-provided foliage to the side of the house, and replacing our pine strawed areas with red mulch ...
If you buy red mulch, make sure it isnt imported. There was some in my backyard when I bought my house and these stinky things grew. I had to dig up everything and removed like a 100 spores lol. Not dangerous but they smell awful and attract carrion bugs. LMAO so gross
03-25-2015 05:21 PM
Pawsed Tomatoes and peppers do well in containers. Potatoes are easy to grow and will grow in most anything, even plastic bags. Here's a link for different ways to grow potatoes:
Planting Potatoes: 7 Different Methods: Organic Gardening

I haven't tried growing onions in a container, but I don't see why they wouldn't work that way. I currently have garlic growing inside, and it definitely works. I grew lettuce all last winter in pots inside. If you Google container gardening and you will find tons of ideas.

Good luck with your new gardening adventure.
03-25-2015 04:54 PM
Ruger Monster
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Originally Posted by Girl_Loves_Hydraulics View Post
I am too so it's all good! I know a little and will share. On tomatoes, try reading this it kind of breaks it down so you can determine what kind of tomatoes you want (paste, eating, etc)
Tomato varieties, heirloom tomatoes, hybrids, determinate and indeterminate

Look at this also, I am reading it now because I saw a few things I was interested in:
Growing Cucumbers, Peppers, Squash And Tomatoes In Containers, HYG-1645-94

I've grown green beans in pots and it went well. You will need to put a trellis or a tomato cage on them though. I noticed mine did better or they tend to vine out all weird and can break. You could even think of adding a raised garden bed in which would also help with bugs. If the pot is big enough, you could do garlic and onions. I am going to try it this year actually to see how it goes. I've also seen these cool potato sacks that you can build up and grow tons of taters also. FYI on the tomatoes, you can do indeterminate, but you will probably have to stake it.
Thanks for the links! I will have some weekend planning & "research" ahead of me to see if we can get started on some stuff and what all we will need. I love tomatoes for homemade bruschetta and tomato/onion/garlic 'salad'.

I'm on a growing/planting mission this year: already have some plant/bush ideas for the front of our house - azaleas and maybe landscape palms alternating in front of the porch (moving the builder-provided foliage to the side of the house, and replacing our pine strawed areas with red mulch ...
03-25-2015 04:12 PM
kelbonc At this point I can only dream of gardening. I will have to enjoy through all your experiences. Still have 5+feet of snow in most of back yard. It was an unusually tough winter. I think most will be eating their veggies before I am able to plant. Hoping the sun and some recent warmer temps will make a significant difference.
03-25-2015 03:40 PM
Girl_Loves_Hydraulics
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Originally Posted by Ruger Monster View Post
The BF doesn't like tomatoes, but I'm a fan of them - a small tomato plant would work so that a lot don't go to the bugs! Cukes and sweet peppers & hot peppers are something we both enjoy eating. Green/snap beans. Use onions & garlic a lot in cooking, but not sure if they can be potted. Total garden newb!!
I am too so it's all good! I know a little and will share. On tomatoes, try reading this it kind of breaks it down so you can determine what kind of tomatoes you want (paste, eating, etc)
Tomato varieties, heirloom tomatoes, hybrids, determinate and indeterminate

Look at this also, I am reading it now because I saw a few things I was interested in:
Growing Cucumbers, Peppers, Squash And Tomatoes In Containers, HYG-1645-94

I've grown green beans in pots and it went well. You will need to put a trellis or a tomato cage on them though. I noticed mine did better or they tend to vine out all weird and can break. You could even think of adding a raised garden bed in which would also help with bugs. If the pot is big enough, you could do garlic and onions. I am going to try it this year actually to see how it goes. I've also seen these cool potato sacks that you can build up and grow tons of taters also. FYI on the tomatoes, you can do indeterminate, but you will probably have to stake it.
03-25-2015 03:20 PM
Ruger Monster
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Originally Posted by Girl_Loves_Hydraulics View Post
I'd try container gardening. It's kind of trial and error, but certain plants do pretty well in pots. Anything in particular that you want to give a go at? My tomatoes did well in pots, but would suggest using a determinate type vs indeterminate (determines from my understanding sort of have a max size, while indeterminate keeps growing). Cucumbers did okay, but I had to train them to grow up. I didn't have a trellis, so I used a tomato cage and would just help the vines wrap around. It worked well, the few cukes I did get weren't eaten by bugs or anything. And hot peppers, they do well in pots. My 2 year old jalapeno is in a pot still. I just every season put it in a bigger pot so it can grow.
The BF doesn't like tomatoes, but I'm a fan of them - a small tomato plant would work so that a lot don't go to the bugs! Cukes and sweet peppers & hot peppers are something we both enjoy eating. Green/snap beans. Use onions & garlic a lot in cooking, but not sure if they can be potted. Total garden newb!!
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