Update on Gardening

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  1. okietriker

    okietriker Seedling

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    Just thought I'd give an update on our first container gardening.

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    Green onions, radishes, lettuce ( photo / image / picture from okietriker's Garden )





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    Beets, spinach, sugarsnap peas ( photo / image / picture from okietriker's Garden )





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    lettuce, tomatoes, bell pepper ( photo / image / picture from okietriker's Garden )





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    Winter onions, green onions, beets,eggplant, tomatoes ( photo / image / picture from okietriker's Garden )





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    Strawberries ( photo / image / picture from okietriker's Garden )





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    More tomatoes, chilli peppers, bell peppers ( photo / image / picture from okietriker's Garden )





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    Blackberries ( photo / image / picture from okietriker's Garden )
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    It looks as though you're off to a great start with your container gardening. You must keep us updated as your plants mature.
     
  4. okietriker

    okietriker Seedling

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    Some of the radishes are about ready to eat. Can't hardly wait!
     
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    Just out of curiosity since I'm more into flowers than veggies...
    What made you decide to use the stock tanks, etc for your veggie garden?

    And just as a side note... the other day by the dumpster at work, was one of those sunken-type bath tubs. It was too heavy for me to even budge... but I had "visions" of it being filled with "something" as soon as I saw it.
    Dang! I bet it would have been perfect for some veggies. :idea:
     
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    WOW!
    Impressive!
     
  7. okietriker

    okietriker Seedling

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    First, reason the use of stock tanks is, I don't have to get on the ground or bend as far down. Hardly any weeds to pull and no bugs crawling around on them so far.
    Okay, now the number one reason: You know the old saying, "help I've fallen and I can't get back up". :rolleyes:

    One of those bathtubs I was going to use in my flower garden but ended up needing it for more strawberries so I'm on the look out for another tub.
     
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    I totally understand your reasons for the container gardens.
    I did the same thing for almost the exact same reasons.... but it was water lilies that I put into a stock tank.
     
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    Carol Blue-Garcia Seedling

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    Those are great containers. Looks like you will have quite a crop.
     
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    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    I'm jealous of all the stock tanks!!!! :D I want one for the same reason you do, I don't want to bend over :rolleyes:
     
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    I have been looking at those oval tanks to use for container gardening as I can't get down either. Do you have to put drainage holes in the bottom, or a little rock for drainage? And do you use all soil or some "filler" to make it fill to the top. Thanks for showing these. wannabe
     
  12. okietriker

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    wannabe, yes, there are some holes around the bottom sides. Then we layered straw (thick), then a layer of top soil, another layer of straw then top soil with compost. The straw will hold the moisture and rot into good compost. We bought a 6 yard load of top soil to do all of them and still have a little left which will be used for my flowers.
     
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    Great work done there and lots of plants to give a good crop of veg and fruit,..i see you already have the supports for the peas,..good thinking,..the Victorian gardeners were very into growing in raised beds,..i also tend to be likewise.
     
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    Thank You for the information. I think I will try this. wannabe
     

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