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 Post subject: On my way
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 12:50 pm 
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Have a large front yard (1/2 acre+) and last year decided growing grass was a total waste. As I'm the type of person best described as 'off-the-wall' I tend to be very creative.

The base idea behind my design is curves and pentagons, so the garden is divided into 5 sections, and one will bee a potager. Already have currants, blueberries, strawberries, several herbs and tons of printed info. One thing I have grown forever is nasturtiums; leaves and flowers are great and the green seedpods make a good caper substitute.

So once it dries out up here; I'm off once again.

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 5:44 pm 
Sounds good. Hope you'll keep us updated. ju_ni


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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 6:42 pm 
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Location: Ontario, Canada
I usually plant my vegetable garden on June 1st. This year I will be way behind because I am renovating the layout of the area and the weather has not been kind! I think the second half of the make-over will be next year. I need to make raised beds but have no time or money for it now. I have made a central path and am now buiding arbors for clematis over it. It's been an excellent year for asparagus and the raspberries, currants and gooosberries look good too. The weeds are certainly happy!
I've started melons, eggplants and tomatoes and they are outdoors slowly adjusting to hot sunny weather.
I've started nasturtium seeds but they are not up yet. Odd. There are also lupins in bloom there.


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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 7:12 pm 
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Sounds like your off to a great start Rain.
I'll be glad when it dries out again. It has rained non stop all day here. The past 2 days I was out with my weed torch, so it's great weather for that. I used it in my vegie garden so I can get my broccoli starts in. Still too cool for tomaotoes and I've had my pepper plants indoors again since it got too cool for them.
Gardenbug, I'm glad to hear you're having some warm weather. Hope it continues!


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Gardenbug; there is a way to make raised beds that doesn't cost a lot, but requires some labor. Nable Foundation down in Texas has done a lot of research on raised beds and platic mulches.
http://www.noble.org/Press_Release/Lumber/Raised_Bed.htm

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Rain, I, personally would feel a bit Queezy about the tires leaching toxins into the soil.
Figure you have to pay a fee at the dump, per tire to get rid of them. There must be a reason.
I've also seen tire fires and have heard the warnings on the radio to shelter in place.
I didn't read the whole article, but those are my thoughts on the subject.
JMHO

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