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Gardening

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by itsstillmatt, May 6, 2006.

  1. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    So I'm looking to start my first small garden this Spring/Summer in the rear of my new house. Going to do peppers, hot peppers, mint, tomatoes, cucumber, basil, and some green beans.
    Be careful. You might want to grow the mint in pots. Mint is perennial and spreads via underground runners. It can take over an area if you aren't careful. In fact, it has taken over one of our beds (which is bounded by concrete on 4 sides, so it can't spread any farther).
     


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    Be careful. You might want to grow the mint in pots. Mint is perennial and spreads via underground runners. It can take over an area if you aren't careful. In fact, it has taken over one of our beds (which is bounded by concrete on 4 sides, so it can't spread any farther).

    Very true. I planted my good mint in an area I wanted to be over run but have been fighting the crappy mint for several years. It's much harder than you would think to get rid of it.
     


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    +1 to the above comments on mint. It is amazingly invasive and needs a pot or a concrete barrier.
     


  4. GQgeek

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    +1 to the above comments on mint. It is amazingly invasive and needs a pot or a concrete barrier.

    Hrm... Is this gonna screw me up if i want to put it in an aerogrow pod with basil and thyme?
     


  5. crazyquik

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    Very true. I planted my good mint in an area I wanted to be over run but have been fighting the crappy mint for several years. It's much harder than you would think to get rid of it.

    It is almost as bad as bamboo.

    Except it's better for making alcoholic drinks with.

    But at least with bamboo, you can just lease a panda to eat it all and solve the problem [​IMG]
     


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    is anyone planting sweet peas? They are fun to grow and pretty! [​IMG]
     


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    Be careful. You might want to grow the mint in pots. Mint is perennial and spreads via underground runners. It can take over an area if you aren't careful. In fact, it has taken over one of our beds (which is bounded by concrete on 4 sides, so it can't spread any farther).

    Yeah I agree. My aunt has it in her garden and it has taken over like a weed. In fact in my pot two years ago it didn't grow so well because it multiplied so fast that it outgrew the pot. I learned last year to rip most of them out only leaving around 2-4 plants per pot and they grey much larger with higher quality leaves. Mojito season was good last year.

    I may just keep all the herbs in pots in a separate section, haven't totally planned it out yet. Still have to dig the area out of the grass and plan on some type of barrier.

    What type of barrier do you all use, metal fence? Whatever I get has to keep the rabbits out.
     


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    is anyone planting sweet peas? They are fun to grow and pretty! [​IMG]

    this might be the most effeminate sentence in the history of SF, and I'm surprised it actually came from a female
     


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    Hrm... Is this gonna screw me up if i want to put it in an aerogrow pod with basil and thyme?

    No. If it were to spread it would be easy to deal with in such a small, controlled, and soilless space.
     


  10. edinatlanta

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    Bump.

    Started planting some stuff last weekend. Have petunias growing along the front walkway, waaaaaaaay too many snapdragons (seriously, I have a row in the front, a window box in the back with them, and a couple sprinkled among the petunias), planted a black-eyed susan last night, a nice succulent pot, and I got a tomato kit thing for five bucks, came with seeds, a pot and special soil. However, only room for five seeds in the pot so it'll be a small plant. Oh and carnations in a pot.


    pics later.

    It is almost as bad as bamboo.

    Except it's better for making alcoholic drinks with.

    But at least with bamboo, you can just lease a panda to eat it all and solve the problem [​IMG]


    Do you have a zoo? They will pay you for them to cut and haul it away.
     


  11. Connemara

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    I'm going to get a little herb garden going soon.
     


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    I have three or four kinds of thyme, chives, garlic chives, tarragon, purple and tri-color sages, lemon balm, Greek oregano, Italian oregano, and lavendar in my perennial herb garden (I'll probably add a couple more plants this year). I also grow tomatoes (Juliets grow like gangbusters where I live) and hot peppers in containers so I can control their temps better. Of course, I grow several kinds of basil, too. Oh, I can't wait!
     


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    I have three or four kinds of thyme, chives, garlic chives, tarragon, purple and tri-color sages, lemon balm, Greek oregano, Italian oregano, and lavendar in my perennial herb garden (I'll probably add a couple more plants this year). I also grow tomatoes (Juliets grow like gangbusters where I live) and hot peppers in containers so I can control their temps better. Of course, I grow several kinds of basil, too. Oh, I can't wait!

    Your three weeks of summer are what, another four months away?

    What do you use garlic chives for?
     


  14. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    This winter, my pops and I built a big 8 foot grow-table in their basement so that they could start their plants a few weeks early and keep them safe until the frost wasn't an issue anymore. Table turned out great, and all the seeds are coming up well. My parents have about 2 acres of property, and about 40% of it is garden. Going home in the summers is like a freaking farmer's market. I love it.
     


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    I'm going to get a little herb garden going soon.

    I used to have a little herb garden, too. IYKWIM

    This winter, my pops and I built a big 8 foot grow-table in their basement...

    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.
     


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