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    Garden Thread II

    Alright ladies and gentlemen, spring is in the air. Tell me about your garden plans for this year. Bonus points will be awarded for pictures.

    My neighbor came and plowed my garden for me yesterday with his awesome rotary plow. I think he is going back over it today to further break down some of the clumps.

    I've got many of my tomato, pepper, tomatillo, and eggplant plants started in my greenhouse at work. I'm debating when to start my 'vine crops' so they aren't too big and ridiculous before it's time to transplant them out.

    I picked up an earthbox to plant some herbs on the porch just outside the kitchen. I've never used one before but so far I like the idea of it. A little steep on the price but I had some store credit at a local nursery so it was essentially free for me.

    Tell me about your gardening plans for the year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    I picked up an earthbox to plant some herbs on the porch just outside the kitchen. I've never used one before but so far I like the idea of it. A little steep on the price but I had some store credit at a local nursery so it was essentially free for me.
    My brother's had good success with tomatos and peppers in those. He's in your neck of the woods also relatively speaking - Annapolis

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    Got some radishes, a couple tomatoes, and a bell pepper in the ground. Doesn't look like last years peppers are coming back, so we gotta yank them. Also have cilantro, basil, fennel, and parsley in tthe ground. The oregano and rosemary are perennial. I have some heirloom tomatoes (saved some seeds from last year), dill, squash and habaneros sprouting in some peat pockets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    Got some radishes, a couple tomatoes, and a bell pepper in the ground. Doesn't look like last years peppers are coming back, so we gotta yank them. Also have cilantro, basil, fennel, and parsley in tthe ground. The oregano and rosemary are perennial. I have some heirloom tomatoes (saved some seeds from last year), dill, squash and habaneros sprouting in some peat pockets...
    ditto - plus some bell and poblano peppers and various herbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    Got some radishes, a couple tomatoes, and a bell pepper in the ground. Doesn't look like last years peppers are coming back, so we gotta yank them. Also have cilantro, basil, fennel, and parsley in tthe ground. The oregano and rosemary are perennial. I have some heirloom tomatoes (saved some seeds from last year), dill, squash and habaneros sprouting in some peat pockets...
    Every time I plant cilantro in the ground it immediately starts to flower and become useless, no matter how much I pick off the flower stalks. How do you keep it bushy without flowering?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Every time I plant cilantro in the ground it immediately starts to flower and become useless, no matter how much I pick off the flower stalks. How do you keep it bushy without flowering?
    A few things cause that. Most likely temperature. Cilantro like cool temps and hot weather will cause it to flower. Also if you fertilize it, make sure and use one that does not contain much phosphorus (the second of the 3 numbers on the label) as that can promote flowering as well.

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    Here in Illinois we've had both snow and 80 degree temps this week. I put out a raised bed into which I've sown radishes and lettuce. It's dark out or I would get a pic.
    This year I plan on growing many more sweet potatoes. The few we had last year were awesome. They are going to get their own plot at the bottom of the hill.
    My regular garden is quite small. Just some tomatoes, peppers, zuchini, beans, and some basil and cilantro. I keep it small on purpose. Too big and it becomes a chore.
    Oh yea. Maybe some bok choy or swiss chard for good measure.

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    we have cilantro, mint and lettuce coming in now.

    Will plant sweet corn, tomatoes (cherokee Purple, Brandywine, Rutgers, and Roma), basil, cucumbers, oregano, and thai basil in mid April.
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    My Costco store had awesome tomato plants for $12 (pot included).



    I picked up two more tomato plants today, roma and grape. I also got sweet basil, sage and flat leaf parsley.

    I also picked up a 3-pack of blueberry plants from Costco for $20. I have no idea how well they'll do in SoCal climate, but the price was worth finding out.
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    The blueberries will like slightly acicic soil so don't use any lime where you are going to plant them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    The blueberries will like slightly acicic soil so don't use any lime where you are going to plant them.
    Technically blueberries like an extremely acidic soil. Slightly acidic would be 6.5-6 (where many plants thrive) blueberries prefer a pH closer to 4.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    Technically blueberries like an extremely acidic soil. Slightly acidic would be 6.5-6 (where many plants thrive) blueberries prefer a pH closer to 4.5.
    You can throw pine needles onto the soil to maintain higher acid levels.

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    Garden_20110313.jpg

    Peas, swiss chard, carrots, spinach, beets.

    Once it warms up, there will be tomatoes, tomatillos, hot peppers and various other sundry vegetables...still haven't picked them all out for this year. I don't have enough room to plant everything I would want.

    I also have cuttings for fig trees that are leafing out quite nicely in pots and will get into the ground in the next week or two.

    Herb garden also: two kinds of chives, four types of basil, parsley, cilantro, dill, sage, etc.
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    I picked up a Topsy Turvy last year but never used it. I plan on getting a second Topsy Turvy for this season and I may use that one too. I'm going to grow tomaco.

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    The last 3 years my garden has been taken over by the squash bug. So, this year we decided not to grow anything and put chickens in the garden. Hopefully, they will eat the bugs and fertilize the garden. So I guess we will be growing eggs and chicken nuggets this year. We do have a herb garden in the front flower bed though. I bought 4 more blueberry bushes, some grape vines, a goji berry bush, a fig tree and a two olive trees (not sure if they will do well or not). We also have a lot of neighbors with gardens. Last year I bought a bee hive to help out the neighborhood maybe they will help us with some veggies this year.
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    Got the peas planted this weekend and it's raining today so my timing was good. I have some beer radishes I made into seed tape I need to get planted. It's raining and I'm home from work because I don't feel well but maybe I'll slog on out there and plant a few feet of radishes before I shower this morning.

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    I got my veggies planted before the rain hit SoCal yesterday. I'm thinking of picking up some onion plants a bit later.
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    I planted seeds of discord, strife and discontent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I planted seeds of discord, strife and discontent.
    Did you fertilize them with a big load of manure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I planted seeds of discord, strife and discontent.
    We consider those weeds in CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    You can throw pine needles onto the soil to maintain higher acid levels.
    Getting soil acidic enough for Blueberries can be a problem. Adding Sulpher is one route to take, but it takes a year or more for the acidity to increase.

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    We have been picking Peas and using Letuce for some time. The first Tomatoes have been in under gallon milk containers for over 3 weeks. I've planted some wildflowers on our hill. I also got a Lemon and Lime tree in earlier this year. Hope to get in a Fig and a couple of other trees too. The Cherry trees have finished flowering and did set fruit. Other trees seem to be doing well. I do have a couple of multigraft pear trees that may have dies, along with a Dorset Golden apple that is questionable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    My Costco store had awesome tomato plants for $12 (pot included).



    I picked up two more tomato plants today, roma and grape. I also got sweet basil, sage and flat leaf parsley.

    I also picked up a 3-pack of blueberry plants from Costco for $20. I have no idea how well they'll do in SoCal climate, but the price was worth finding out.
    Missed that you were in Socal earlier. Do not add lime to the soil for anything (until you are a real expert). Most garden books are written for areas far different from SoCal. We have alkaline soil, if anything most crops will like the soil more acid. Do what you can to make the soil more acid. Some sources suggest using a mic of 1/3 peatmoss, 1/3 ground bark and 1/3 compost from forest products (the cheap stuff usually is) and also adding sulpher. Blueberries also need water. A double reason to used peatmoss, it will help if you miss on watering.

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