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My deck garden is up and booming!




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#1 homeschoolmama

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Posted June 18 2014 - 03:09 PM

Am I allowed to share a link to my own blog? Don't want to get in trouble, but... yeah, that'd be quickest.

I garden on an 8'x16' deck. NOT your typical 2-3 pots of herbs and a hanging tomato, but a full vegetable garden. Well, full enough... I've got two teens here!

Anyway, here's how I arranged my deck this year:

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And actual photos of everything in-place and doing well are here: http://mamahousemous...-gardening.html

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Posted June 18 2014 - 03:21 PM

I used to have mostly pepper plants in containers on a deck at my previous house. I liked sitting with all of the green around me. I couldn't even imagine how nice it would be with your setup. I hope you are allowed to leave the link to your blog.

#3 Wizardofodd

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Posted June 18 2014 - 03:56 PM

Nice. Well done.

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Posted June 18 2014 - 04:37 PM

Great job!

#5 homeschoolmama

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Posted June 20 2014 - 02:35 PM

I just updated my garden photos HERE.

Someone stole a set of my bamboo support poles overnight, but everything else is doing so well! It's amazing to look at these photos & the ones I posted yesterday, and realize it's only been three weeks!

Don't suppose any of the long-time gardeners on here have any suggestions for my peppers? They're hot peppers, and they're yellowing because of historic rainfall. Do they just need drying out a bit, or is there an organic amendment I could help them with as well?

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Posted June 20 2014 - 02:38 PM

Yes, you can post a link to your blog. That's fine. :)

#7 homeschoolmama

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Posted June 20 2014 - 02:44 PM

Woohoo! Thank you, Aerianne! I've not been on much lately, and couldn't remember for sure. But I THOUGHT I remembered that it was okay!

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Posted June 20 2014 - 02:46 PM

Woohoo! Thank you, Aerianne! I've not been on much lately, and couldn't remember for sure. But I THOUGHT I remembered that it was okay!


Yes. Things that aren't competition with HFs are okay for our members in good standing to post.

#9 homeschoolmama

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Posted July 04 2014 - 05:25 AM

Another update post! Here's how things look this morning.
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NorthEast corner: marigolds & alyssum are going crazy.

Most of my herbs are growing nicely. The basil & oregano was wonderful in our lasagna soup the other day. My lemonbalm is growing so fast I'm having a hard time keeping up with it! And the pumpkins in the back are blossoming finally!

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My corner of shame is still living down to that nickname. Peppers are pitiful, melons are puny, and my lettuce DIED! See if I ever buy seed-tape again! It was a trial this year, but YUCK!

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Tomatoes! Those bamboo poles are 6' high, so you can see for yourself how well they're doing. I counted over 2 dozen blossoms, and at least that many actual tomatoes as well!

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Posted July 04 2014 - 05:28 AM

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My beans... what you can't see, is my husband ran a line from the top of this 8' tall bamboo tipi to the top of the cucumber one for the beans to run on, and there's a vine halfway to the cukes already!

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Carrots, second harvest. I had to move my chocolate mint out of this corner because it wasn't getting enough light. But my carrots are looking lovely!

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Last photo: Cucumbers & chives. I have NEVER seen my cukes grow quite like this before! Oh, am I excited about these!




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