Runners Forum - Kick Runners banner

The Garden is IN! What's in yours?

1295 Views 36 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  Tech Tee
<p><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="color:#2f4f4f;">I finally got the time, and the weather to plant my garden this weekend! I headed out Saturday to our local farmstand/ plant stand .. and got some great veggies and herbs.  I have  4 kinds of tomatoes in,2 kinds of cabbage, lettuces, zuchs and 2 kinds of  cukes.  I already had the bean and peas planted and they are on the way. I also got parsley, basil and golden sage to add to my little herb patch. </span></span></p>
<p><span style="color:#2f4f4f;"><span style="font-size:16px;">   My garden was tilled and I added a nice layer of compost dirt to it. We had another notable  crop of winter rocks in there too.  DS may be  16 but he still enjoys splashing them into the pond.   I have covered most all the garden space with black plastic. ( Mine is cheap.. water pipe covers that I slice  up the side - 2lengths covers the whole place.  I do SO love not having to worry about weeds.</span></span></p>
<p><span style="color:#2f4f4f;"><span style="font-size:16px;">  </span></span></p>
<p><span style="color:#2f4f4f;"><span style="font-size:16px;">     Who has a garden ? What's in it ?  I may need help with the peas.. I have the base for an old yard windmill thing for them to climb.. but I think I need to put some strings down and around it to let them wrap on ????   I keep thinking the beans need to climb .. but I have bush beans.. so they shouldn't need a trellis .. or do they?  I'll try to post pictures soon.</span></span></p>
<p><span style="color:#2f4f4f;"><span style="font-size:16px;">     </span></span></p>
See less See more
1 - 2 of 37 Posts
<p>Three kinds of tomatoes and hot peppers in the front garden.  Also trying hostas to see if I can get ANYTHING to grow under the tree (poor soil, lots of tree roots).  Rounded out with some annuals.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Back garden I'm trying perenials.  Several kinds of sedum (stone crop) are doing very well.  Added a bunch of unknown stuff that's supposed to like full sun.  All tenderly planted, only to be pounded by marble sized hail.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Hosta garden is doing very well.  Split 'em twice and you can't even tell.</p>
<p>With mosquitoes in rain barrels--my biology teacher used to keep fish in his rain barrel.  He had another teacher get some small blue gills.  I suppose any fish would do, such as feeders from the pest store.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Drilling holes in rubbermaid cans isn't that hard.  We have several cans for yard waste.  No, we don't compost.  Sometime I'll get to that.  I was forever leaving the lids off to cut down on stink, then they would fill with rain water.  Using a hand drill, I put several smallish holes in the bottom.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I was gone for a couple of days and I swear my tomato plants doubled in size!  As did the weeds in the back garden...</p>
1 - 2 of 37 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.