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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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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« 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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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #470 on: April 04, 2013, 04:29:29 PM »
Getting bigger. A few roma tomatoes on the vine.
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« 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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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« 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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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« 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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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« 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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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #475 on: April 06, 2013, 09:48:52 PM »
This is the first time I've ever seen a person spoil a possum  :)
You know what Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies would have already done with that 'ol possum Norma....  :drool:
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« Reply #476 on: April 06, 2013, 09:57:30 PM »
This is the first time I've ever seen a person spoil a possum  :)
You know what Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies would have already done with that 'ol possum Norma....  :drool:

I feed the possums here cornbread.


Makes the meat taste sweet.  ;D
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #477 on: April 06, 2013, 10:09:37 PM »
I feed the possums here cornbread.


Makes the meat taste sweet.  ;D
You learn that from Granny.... 8)
If those possums ate my NC sugar laden cornbread they would soon be needing insulin injections...talk about spoiled rotten....
Pretty little critters though.  :)
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #478 on: April 06, 2013, 10:12:27 PM »
This is the first time I've ever seen a person spoil a possum  :)
You know what Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies would have already done with that 'ol possum Norma....  :drool:

Bob,

I don't spoil those darn possums.  They just come up on the back deck to eat all of the outside cats food.  The possums eat right besides the cats.

Maybe I should be old Granny on the Beverly Hillibillies.  At least I am old.   :-D

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #479 on: April 06, 2013, 10:14:04 PM »
I feed the possums here cornbread.


Makes the meat taste sweet.  ;D

Craig,

Do you have many possums in your neck of the woods?  Do you also eat possum?

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