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Trellising Indeterminate Tomatoes

Started by Susan Isla. Last reply by Ellen Peavey Jul 23, 2013. 1 Reply

I have several trellises of indeterminate tomatoes that I am using the Florida Weave method on this year. I'm looking for recommendations for the rope or twine to use with this trellising method. I…Continue

Bok Choy going to seed already...?

Started by Susan Isla. Last reply by Amanda Richards May 31, 2013. 1 Reply

This is my first year growing bok choy and I am in SW VA in zone 6b. I think maybe it is trying to go to seed already and I'm guessing I need to plant it earlier next Spring. Anyone here have…Continue

It's May The Garden is Full

Started by Ellen Peavey. Last reply by Ellen Peavey May 5, 2013. 8 Replies

                             It is May and here in Georgia it is still raining and cool only up in the low 70's, I have everything out except for 14 plants in the greenhouse. I'm hoping this next…Continue

Raised Garden Beds, Kitchen Garden

Started by Vance Chatel. Last reply by Ellen Peavey May 4, 2013. 10 Replies

We are building raised garden beds for veggies and herbs. Any advice on the what would be best to fill the with? we are going to start with a combination of seeds and starter plants. The guys who…Continue

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Comment by Tara Poole on December 1, 2011 at 11:57am

Any body have tips for Vertical gardening? and container gardening
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Comment by Leslie Montemayor on December 1, 2011 at 1:04pm

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125504307

 

Just ran across this, pretty cool.  My son is experimenting with hydroponics, and I'm experimenting with vermiponics. 

Comment by Greg Smith on December 1, 2011 at 7:12pm

Tara, I grew in containers when we were in the townhouse 3 years ago.  I made use of self watering containers.  You can buy things like Earthboxes, but they are expensive and small.  I made my own out of Rubbermaid totes like in this PDF.

 

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&sour...

 

I hope that link works.

 

Comment by Ellen Peavey on December 14, 2011 at 10:20am

Is it safe to add wood ash from the wood stove to the compost pile? If not where should I put all the ashes I get from the wood stove? I have three compost piles, one is made from straw bales and the other two are just enclosed with chicken wire              Thank you Ellen

Comment by Ellen Peavey on December 14, 2011 at 10:48am

Has anyone ever growing Walking Stick kale before? Any information would be helpful. Thank you Ellen

Comment by John D Jones on December 14, 2011 at 2:43pm

Ellen,

Although I don't heat with wood now, when I was a kid we always just spread our ashes directly on the garden.  Although less effective than lime, it helps reduce acidity.  http://www.humeseeds.com/ashes.htm

Comment by Ellen Peavey on December 14, 2011 at 3:00pm

Thanks for the information will use some on my raised beds

Comment by Manoor Manor on December 17, 2011 at 10:57pm

Be careful in the amount you apply to your bed, a little goes a long way.  The reccomended mix into compost is no more than 2 gallons per 9 cubic meters (approx 317 cubic feet). I did find this article about uses for wood ash http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,1581470,00.html

Hope you find it of interest. We heat with wood as well and I am always trying to find ways to use it.

Comment by Sheila Marshall on December 24, 2011 at 12:29pm

Does anyone know if it is safe to use old car tyers to grow food in, such as potatoes? I was not sure if they released any toxins over time which could get into the soil, and thus your food. Thanks Sheila

Comment by Li Shiflett on December 24, 2011 at 2:35pm
it depends. What kind of tire are you using? If you are using a large tire like a tractor tire with water in it then you need to know what was being used to keep the water from freezing. Many people use antifreeze and others use salt. I would avoid both because it would be very hard to make sure all of the residue has been removed.

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