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post #61 of 148
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post
If I sent some seeds to the kwilkDad, would he mind starting a few plants for me? We can share-crop if he needs remuneration.
I already asked him if we can grow weed, he said no. What's funny is that when the whole thing started, I thought we were growing weed. I mean, he sent me a text saying "hey, if you come home this weekend you can help me build that grow-light." I got all excited. I replied with "Pops! My man! Of course I will." Then I found out it was for my mom's stupid garden and we'd just be planting regular vegetables.
post #62 of 148
^Does the garden include sweet corn? Or sunflowers? Tossing a few seeds in among either of those crops usually results in a fairly successful grow. Although your father is well aware of what cannibis looks like, so he'd either rip them up, or bogart the whole crop.
post #63 of 148
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post
Your three weeks of summer are what, another four months away?

Ha...ha...and ha. Actually, last May we hit 95.

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What do you use garlic chives for?

For eating. What else?
post #64 of 148
succulents, forget what the one on the left is called, pot is a black clay pot. dude told me only one place in georgia's got em. first most accurate second just to show shape of pot it is really cool




snapdragons in planter box out back



will go in the top of the strawberry pot, getting more flowers for sides next week when more stuff is available



petunias in the front




Purple blackeyed susans in the front, carnation in the back



Some snapdragons from teh front they are white and red, sorry i didn't fix the white balance

post #65 of 148
also this is the front of the house, landlord planted the colorful plants.

post #66 of 148
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also this is the front of the house, landlord planted the colorful plants.

What's the colorful tree?
post #67 of 148
Looks like a plum or a cherry. Maybe a crab apple.
post #68 of 148
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What's the colorful tree?

I forget, know it isn't a crabapple but they are all over Atlanta. That is nice. Will look it up tonight
post #69 of 148
oh and my tomatoes started to sprout a little bit. However we've had several days in the 40-50s after last week being in the 80s. a few more days of the crappy weather so I moved the pot indoors.
post #70 of 148
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What's the colorful tree?

Looks like it could be flowering crab.
post #71 of 148
We're starting to clear out our garden boxes along the side of the house. Last year we only used one of them--this year we plan to use all three. We thought we were being conservative with our plantings last year, but several of the plants got so big that they overtook and killed off their neighbors. So this year, they get more room in a different box.
post #72 of 148
MrsG and I planted our first garden this year. We have collards, tomatoes, and bell peppers in the ground right now, and we'll be adding another couple of plants this coming weekend, probably hot peppers and something of her choosing. We also have some herbs we planted in a pot. Other than the stuff we planted, the prior owner left a peach tree, a plum tree, some blueberry bushes, and mint. I didn't get any fruit from the trees/bushes last year - by the time we closed on the house the trees had been neglected and bugs messed up the fruit - but the mint has grown strong. In fact, I'm experiencing what was mentioned above: The mint is trying to take over. I'm in the process of getting some in a pot and eradicating the rest so I can move my spices to the area the mint has infested. A question for you experienced gardeners: The collards, tomatoes, and bell peppers we planted are all small plants between, say, three and eight inches tall. It's forecast to get pretty cool tonight, with various places saying the low will be around 35-37*. Do I need to worry about the cold/frost? If so, what can I do to protect the plants? They're already planted, so bringing them inside isn't an option.
post #73 of 148
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post
MrsG and I planted our first garden this year. We have collards, tomatoes, and bell peppers in the ground right now, and we'll be adding another couple of plants this coming weekend, probably hot peppers and something of her choosing. We also have some herbs we planted in a pot.

Other than the stuff we planted, the prior owner left a peach tree, a plum tree, some blueberry bushes, and mint. I didn't get any fruit from the trees/bushes last year - by the time we closed on the house the trees had been neglected and bugs messed up the fruit - but the mint has grown strong. In fact, I'm experiencing what was mentioned above: The mint is trying to take over. I'm in the process of getting some in a pot and eradicating the rest so I can move my spices to the area the mint has infested.

A question for you experienced gardeners: The collards, tomatoes, and bell peppers we planted are all small plants between, say, three and eight inches tall. It's forecast to get pretty cool tonight, with various places saying the low will be around 35-37*. Do I need to worry about the cold/frost? If so, what can I do to protect the plants? They're already planted, so bringing them inside isn't an option.

They SHOULD be OK. Otherwise, i forget what/how but a tarp covering will be enough.
post #74 of 148
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post
They SHOULD be OK. Otherwise, i forget what/how but a tarp covering will be enough.

Thanks, dude. I'm thinking I'm OK, too. It's not supposed to freeze here; I'm just a little concerned that the forecast calls for patchy frost.

I've heard that putting cups or old pots over plants can protect from them frost. Any idea if that's the case? Rather than dealing with a tarp, I'm thinking that may not be a bad approach, given they're all so small. Sort of a lazy man's abundance of caution, if you will.
post #75 of 148
Is weed a vegetable

jk. I have dogs, so vegetables are a no-go, but I do grow herbs in a window box. Everyone who is into cooking at all should do this. It's really easy and cheap and you have fresh herbs whenever you want.
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