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#1 GG Mora

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 01:39 PM

Kicked off yesterday. I put seeds into a flatfull of dirt for:
  • Jaune Flammée, Sun Sugar, and San Marzano tomatoes
  • Hot cherry, jalapeño, and padron peppers
  • Beatrice and Bambino eggplants
  • Fennel (for bulbs, not fronds)
  • Gonzales green cabbage - a hybrid that produces small heads and can be planted on 8" centers



#2 Daniel

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 02:11 PM

We did some preliminary work in the back.. Tilled the ground, threw in some herbs in window boxes, dug up some roots, planted some flours..

Anyway, these guys just sprouted up in the backyard.. I think/thought they were ramps but, they are just so big on the bottom.. Anyone know what these are?





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Posted 22 March 2010 - 02:19 PM

And after about 20 minutes of making herb jokes, we actually bought some herbs (the legitimate kind) from a really cool guy that works there..



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Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:04 PM

Daniel,
Do those things smell like onions/garlic? That would make them more likely candidates for ramps.

They look like naturalizing bulbs, maybe lily of the valley?

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:10 PM

They did not smell very oniony.. And the bulbs are way too big for them to be ramps in my heart of hearts..

I am realizing I dont like plants that are just green for greens sake.. I like plants that do things. Either provide pretty flowers,herbs, vegetables, or something.. No free rides in my garden.. Everything has to do something.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:20 PM

QUOTE(Daniel @ Mar 22 2010, 01:10 PM) View Post
They did not smell very oniony.. And the bulbs are way too big for them to be ramps in my heart of hearts..

I am realizing I dont like plants that are just green for greens sake.. I like plants that do things. Either provide pretty flowers,herbs, vegetables, or something.. No free rides in my garden.. Everything has to do something.

they would have flowered if you hadn't pulled them out. bulb-killer


Because we're out of town all of May no spring planting this year. We'll wait to do the hot weather stuff in early June. Magnolia's on the deck look great - another few days they'll be covered in blooms.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:40 PM

I replanted them in a row.. I was waiting to see what they were.. Now, I think they will have to be "relocated"

Here is an overview of what we are working with.. You can see the lillies lined up by the stairs.. And in that brick box in front of the stairs on the far left side, you can see the recently discovered lilly of the valley lined up on the left side.. After the box, on the right side, you can see where Miss K planted her plants.

Having never done anything like this before, we are all really excited..
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE(Daniel @ Mar 22 2010, 01:40 PM) View Post
I replanted them in a row.. I was waiting to see what they were.. Now, I think they will have to be "relocated"

Here is an overview of what we are working with.. You can see the lillies lined up by the stairs.. And in that brick box in front of the stairs on the far left side, you can see the recently discovered lilly of the valley lined up on the left side.. After the box, on the right side, you can see where Miss K planted her plants.

Having never done anything like this before, we are all really excited..


nice space. You need some shrubs and ornamental trees up in that place though. Some perennials as well. Then fill in with the annuals



I'd kill for a real garden. For now its all big containers.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:50 PM

QUOTE(Anthony Bonner @ Mar 22 2010, 01:47 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Daniel @ Mar 22 2010, 01:40 PM) View Post
I replanted them in a row.. I was waiting to see what they were.. Now, I think they will have to be "relocated"

Here is an overview of what we are working with.. You can see the lillies lined up by the stairs.. And in that brick box in front of the stairs on the far left side, you can see the recently discovered lilly of the valley lined up on the left side.. After the box, on the right side, you can see where Miss K planted her plants.

Having never done anything like this before, we are all really excited..

nice space. You need some shrubs and ornamental trees up in that place though. Some perennials as well. Then fill in with the annuals



I'd kill for a real garden. For now its all big containers.


I had all the shrubs ripped out.. I can't eat shrubs.
Ason, I keep planets in orbit.

#10 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:52 PM

QUOTE(Daniel @ Mar 22 2010, 01:50 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Anthony Bonner @ Mar 22 2010, 01:47 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Daniel @ Mar 22 2010, 01:40 PM) View Post
I replanted them in a row.. I was waiting to see what they were.. Now, I think they will have to be "relocated"

Here is an overview of what we are working with.. You can see the lillies lined up by the stairs.. And in that brick box in front of the stairs on the far left side, you can see the recently discovered lilly of the valley lined up on the left side.. After the box, on the right side, you can see where Miss K planted her plants.

Having never done anything like this before, we are all really excited..


nice space. You need some shrubs and ornamental trees up in that place though. Some perennials as well. Then fill in with the annuals



I'd kill for a real garden. For now its all big containers.


I had all the shrubs ripped out.. I can't eat shrubs.


you are doing all veg? Not my thing, but I get it.

Why not mayo?

#11 Daniel

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:47 AM

Yeh, well Miss A is reading along here and she informed me that we aren't doing all veg!


One day my little friend, one day.. I feel like I should be watering her with melted butter.


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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:44 PM

Still a few weeks before I can even get out to turn over the vegetable garden sad.gif
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:09 PM

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE(Anthony Bonner @ Mar 22 2010, 05:47 PM) View Post
I'd kill for a real garden. For now its all big containers.


You'll have one when you move to Brooklyn.
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:34 PM

We're getting lots of chili peppers now. N planted some sweet Italian peppers in another pot and we have 3 sproutlings that are doing nicely. I'm sure she has plans to plant some more of the seeds we got at the Arthur Avenue market.
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