My very own veggie/flower/whatever garden :D

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  1. TheBip

    TheBip Young Pine

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    My moms bf said I can have this area of his yard to do whatever I want with :D
    Well, he said I can landscape the rest of his yard, but -this- area is my very own :D He said his dad used to grow tomatoes here, and walking through the area I can tell the soil is soft and good for planting :) The area is about 10ft wide by 33ft long

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    The whole area is covered with sticks, cut shrubs branches, leaves, dandelions, some kind of prickly broadleaf weed with a taproot like a dandelion, volunteer maple seedlings and shrub seedlings and the remnants of the last time this area was a veggie garden.
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    I want to put in things like spinach, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, strawberries, potatoes, watermelon, pumpkins, flowers to attract butterflys and bees, and herbs like basil, rosemary, cilantro, thyme, mint (in a container of course lol). Wow...am I going to have enough room for all that??? o_O
     
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  3. Tina

    Tina Young Pine

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    This looks very interesting! The possiblities are endless :)
    Looking forward to following the progress.
     
  4. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    OO lucky you!! You should have enough space for everything you want to grow Jen as you can also use planters and hang them from the fence maybe put herbs in them. I look forward to seeing how you progress with your own special area. :-D
     
  5. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Wow Jen, what a great area! I agree with Tina...the possibilities are endless! I can't wait to see what you do with it :D
     



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  6. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Congrats! I really know the feeling of having your very own space to do whatever you want. It'll be so much fun. And your brain will be spinning with ideas day & night!
    Can't wait to see it evolve.
     
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    You will have a great garden there!
    By all means use the fence, either as a trellis for things like cucumbers and pole beans, or for hanging containers with some herbs.
    If you can dedicate a corner to the perennial herbs, you'll even have an herb garden!
     
  8. SongofJoy57

    SongofJoy57 In Flower

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    :stew1: That is super nice with a fence to boot! Please document with pics of your progress . . . Believe you me . . . I could use the inspiration! @;~D :stew2:
     
  9. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    It's like starting with a blank piece of paper the possibilities are endless, and it's rabbit proof!! Now that we all know about it, more pix are a must. :)


    Jerry
     
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    I am so happy for you Bip! You are going to have a ball.
    It looks great with a fence and gate...oh, what fun you are going to have.
    Congrats!
     
  11. daisybeans

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    Very excited for you! Are those old tomato cages in the corner? Good for beans too, maybe? Very fun!
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Please keep us updated Bip. Love to see these projects as they evolve. Good luck!
     
  13. Philip Nulty

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    What a great opportunity for you Bip,..i like the fact you have a fenced in area,..and as it was said already you can make good use of that fence to grow things,..so plan well,..get out the garden gloves,..and don't overdo it.
     
  14. TheBip

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    Thanks all :D

    Daisy- yes, they are old tomato cages :-D

    I am planning to use the fence to grow beans and other climbers, and will try growing watermelons and stuff on it, since Ive read that you could. I would use the smaller size though, not only cause theyre lighter weight, but I couldnt possibly eat a regular size melon before it rots :D

    My only worry is that its been raining so much, Im not sure Ill be able to get the cool-weather veggies in the ground before its too warm for them :-?
     

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