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Old 04-04-2011, 04:50 PM   #21
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This was my herb garden around mid-April:



Here's the same garden around the end of May:



I learned a very valuable lesson about broccoli - they need room. The big plants in the pic are about 8 broccoli. They only yielded 1 floret each.

The lettuce on the far left (being pushed out by broccoli) was cool as we just plucked what we wanted to use on any given night. Wait too long though and it gets bitter.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #22
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These are the tomato plants about 1.5 months after planting. By the end of the season they towered over the white fence on the left. I had to come up with a creative support system for them. There were four tomato plants and about 6 various hot and sweet peppers.



When I was too lazy to go to the garden for my herbs, I'd pluck from my decks' container garden.

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:41 AM   #23
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i wanna grow an herb garden
but don't think I have room
Container gardens are the way to go for this. You can put them practically anywhere.

Get a bunch of oversized terracotta pots, fill 'em up with potting/planting soil, and seed and you're good to go!

I ran out of room for my cukes last year so I'm trying something different. I'll post pics as the Summer progresses if it is a success.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:03 PM   #24
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Has anyone tried a hanging (upside down) tomato planter? Seems like something I'd see on an old Ronco commercial.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:14 PM   #25
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My nextdoor neighbor had 2 last year and he said the tomatoes blew. I saw the plants and wasn't impressed. Scraggily looking w/ mystery type tomatoes, + a hanging container looses water like crazy in the hot months. He was watering all the time.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:07 PM   #26
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I had a feeling...

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Old 04-12-2011, 06:59 PM   #27
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Enough of these cold snaps. I'm planting this weekend come hell or high water.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:50 AM   #28
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Good man, stand up to that damn weather.

Got some more things in the ground last weekend: a few dwarf daylilies for the sunny spots and some ajuga for the not-so-sunny spots. Texas rock rose is finally available, so I lined the driveway with it. This stuff gets enormous and is covered with pink flowers...




Unfortunately, this isn't from my yard. Once things start filling in, I'll post some photos.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:36 PM   #29
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It has begun..

Here's the garden planted this weekend.



Here's the herbs



And here's the tomatoes



I'll post progress pics in a month or so.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:06 AM   #30
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That's a great set-up, can't wait to see progress shots!

Question: do herbs grow well enough in window boxes? We have some mounts for boxes outside our kitchen and dining room windows - seems natural enough to plant them out there. I am guessing herbs need full sun, or is partial sun okay?



In other news, the local Calloway's is selling Japanese maples for $10 this weekend.
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