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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #450 on: March 12, 2013, 03:03:07 PM »
Spring is right around the corner!!!  I think it's time for a new thread, Norma...   ;D


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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #451 on: March 12, 2013, 03:35:45 PM »
Spring is right around the corner!!!  I think it's time for a new thread, Norma...   ;D
Hey PowerwagonPete!   8)
I'd like to try different tomatoes other than the usuals at Home Depot this year. Tomatoes are all I do(gf handles the other stuff)....you have a suggestion where I might purchase "the goods" ?
Oh, and please say hello to your lovely wife Ann for me.  :)

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #452 on: March 12, 2013, 06:28:41 PM »
After the move, I'm going to make another attempt at hydroponic tomatoes. The last 4.... or was it 5?... attempts failed.  The last weren't too bad, but I need a better method of changing out the nutrient solution so I don't kill the roots when I do it.  I'm thinking I may switch to an aeroponic fogging system which will (hopefully) allow me no never disturb the roots at all....

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #453 on: March 12, 2013, 06:49:27 PM »
"aeroponic fogging system"...... ???
Johnnie, say it ain't so man!     You're not giving up that beautiful 747 to become....a crop duster!!  :o

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Sorry John, confused you with Scott d for a moment.....you are the helicopter pilot guy. I've seen those out fitted for crop dusting in Texas though too.  :)
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #454 on: March 12, 2013, 07:25:29 PM »
747?  I think you may be getting  your pilots mixed up.  The only time I was on a 747 was when I was back in the cattle car going from London to Phoenix...   :D

The idea of the flogging system is to use an ultrasonic vaporizer to create a "dry mist" of the nutrient solution, then pipe it over to the bucket holding the plant.  According to my reading, using mist as the nutrient delivery makes for a more robust root system.  So, when I go to remove the "spent" liquid that collects at the bottom of the bucket, I can do it quickly, minimizing the root disturbance. I may even be able to pump it out eliminating the disturbance altogether....   ;D

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« Reply #455 on: March 12, 2013, 07:26:33 PM »
I think that's a Bell 212 in the picture (if I remember my choppers right).  Highly thought of bird in the rotorhead community.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #456 on: March 12, 2013, 10:05:54 PM »
Spring is right around the corner!!!  I think it's time for a new thread, Norma...   ;D

Pete,

I know spring is right around the corner.  I also think it is time for a new thread.  I see things starting to pop out of the ground, which makes me really happy.   ;D  What are you growing this year in your garden?

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #457 on: March 15, 2013, 12:10:58 AM »
Spring is here. My tomatoes have been in the ground for 2 weeks.  ;D
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #458 on: March 15, 2013, 12:23:46 AM »
Spring is here. My tomatoes have been in the ground for 2 weeks.  ;D

Craig,

You are so lucky to live in a area that has much warmer weather than we have.  I sure wish it was warm enough to start growing stuff again, but I will have to wait.  What types of tomatoes did plant?

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« Reply #459 on: March 15, 2013, 12:28:33 AM »
Some grape, little pears, a couple different heirlooms, and a yellow variety I forget the name of. 
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #460 on: March 15, 2013, 12:29:55 AM »
Craig,

You are so lucky to live in a area that has much warmer weather than we have.  I sure wish it was warm enough to start growing stuff again, but I will have to wait.  What types of tomatoes did plant?

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #461 on: March 15, 2013, 08:07:39 AM »
Some grape, little pears, a couple different heirlooms, and a yellow variety I forget the name of.

Craig,

The tomatoes you chose sure sound good.  Keep us updated with photos if you can.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #462 on: March 15, 2013, 11:30:34 AM »
I'll have much more opportunity to grow things "in the ground" after I get moved to OR. Even if I end up in an apartment where gardening is difficult (although, at the least I should be able to do something along the line of a window box), my parents are up that way, as well as my sister.  I'm sure I could talk at least one of them into a little bit of space in their gardens. Of course, I'll still keep up the hydroponics stuff... cuz, you know, I'm  kind of a nerd that that way.   :-D

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #463 on: March 15, 2013, 11:53:01 AM »
I'll have much more opportunity to grow things "in the ground" after I get moved to OR. Even if I end up in an apartment where gardening is difficult (although, at the least I should be able to do something along the line of a window box), my parents are up that way, as well as my sister.  I'm sure I could talk at least one of them into a little bit of space in their gardens. Of course, I'll still keep up the hydroponics stuff... cuz, you know, I'm  kind of a nerd that that way.   :-D

John,

Best of luck to you in your gardening adventures this year, no matter how you do it.  ;D  Fresh is always better.

Post some photo too if you can.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #464 on: March 15, 2013, 12:03:30 PM »
Craig,

The tomatoes you chose sure sound good.  Keep us updated with photos if you can.

Norma

Will do when I get home from Arkansas.

I put in 6 orange, tangelo, tangerine, and satsuma trees, and a Meyer lemon and a Persian lime as well.
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #465 on: March 15, 2013, 12:07:39 PM »
Will do when I get home from Arkansas.

I put in 6 orange, tangelo, tangerine, and satsuma trees, and a Meyer lemon and a Persian lime as well.

Craig,

Wow, you are in Arkansas now!  That is sure cool.   8)  Your trees sound interesting too. 

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« Reply #466 on: March 24, 2013, 03:23:42 PM »
Craig,

The tomatoes you chose sure sound good.  Keep us updated with photos if you can.

Norma

Here are the tomatoes after about three weeks in the ground.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #467 on: March 24, 2013, 03:55:10 PM »
Looking good...
Funny, I have just about that exact same size and set up you have. I was shocked at how much dirt that raised bed took to fill.
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #468 on: March 24, 2013, 04:39:32 PM »
Looking good...
Funny, I have just about that exact same size and set up you have. I was shocked at how much dirt that raised bed took to fill.

1.8 yards in mine.
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #469 on: March 24, 2013, 06:29:27 PM »
Here are the tomatoes after about three weeks in the ground.

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Craig,

Your tomato plants look great!  ;D  I will be watching to see how fast your tomato plants grow.

I have a friend that started his garden early in my area. He planted a few things so far.  He is really a great gardener and he used I think pine bark last year to cover his whole gardens.  I forget what he paid to do that, but it sure was expensive.  My friend does have really big gardens though.

It will be awhile until I can think of planting tomatoes.  It is supposed to snow in our area tonight and tomorrow. 

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« Reply #470 on: April 04, 2013, 04:29:29 PM »
Getting bigger. A few roma tomatoes on the vine.
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« Reply #471 on: April 04, 2013, 07:46:49 PM »
Getting bigger. A few roma tomatoes on the vine.

Craig,

Wow, your tomatoes are growing fast!  I am officially jealous.  I won't be able to plant any tomatoes outside until later in May.   :(  All that is coming up in my garden in the chives.  They are hardy.

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« Reply #472 on: April 04, 2013, 07:48:31 PM »
All that is coming up in my garden in the chives.  They are hardy.

They were growing everywhere along the river we canoed on in NW Arkansas.
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« Reply #473 on: April 04, 2013, 08:15:53 PM »
They were growing everywhere along the river we canoed on in NW Arkansas.

Craig,

I bet that looked cool!  8) Your canoeing sounds great too!

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« Reply #474 on: April 06, 2013, 07:34:05 PM »
Well, the spring season is finally starting to arrive in our area and the grass is turning a beautiful shade of green.  ;D The possum (he or she) thinks it is a cat now and eats with the outside cats and also goes to the bathroom with them.  I sure do have a lot of work to do outside, but at least the chives are coming up and so are the dandelions.  I love young dandelion before the flowers are on the dandelion plants.   

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