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#354607 Mar 8th, 2012 at 04:18 PM
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My First Garden...Almost!

Ok...so it's not a complete garden yet but its the startings of one! So far I have (all sprouts) 24 pole beans, 36 wild flowers, 12 watermelons, 18 cucumbers, 18 zuchinnis, 30 tomatoes, 18 squash, 24 hot peppers, and 2 bell peppers! Next will be more herbs, strawberries, sunflowers, and other flowers.The past 3 weeks have been my first gardening experience so please forgive me for showing off some. I'm just really happy and I'm like the toddle that just made a cool little doodle. Haha.


Beside the Aloe Vera are the Cayenne, Jalopenos, and Chili pepper sprouts. Beside those are the Bell peppers. While the Aloe is my mom's, the Bell peppers are the only ones I bought the actual plant. (Everyone had ransacked the seeds! >.<) Everything else I grew from seeds.


Next is my "greenhouse." Pretty much, I made my turtle's old tank into a greenhouse by getting the plastic containers with the lids on top. I put soil in the container, planted the seeds accordingly, watered the soil really well, and stuck them in the tank with the plastic lid over them. Then I got a low grade heating lamp that I use for my turtle. By spraying the tray once a day, I kept a constant climate for the seeds to sprout in half the time!


Once the plants got big enough, I transplanted them into a slightly bigger pot. Now, with the Bell peppers and Aloe, I’m going to start hardening them to be planted outside. These are the Pole Beans, Watermelons, Cucumbers, Zuchinnis, and Squash.


And here’s my little helper! The greenhouse is right next to his current tank so he watches me all the time. grin
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Trost #354610 Mar 8th, 2012 at 09:56 PM
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That's a great amount and variety...have you got your garden plot started?


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Wow, that is a lot of plants! You must have quite the outsides space for all those plants! And you must be able to plant a little sooner outside than me! I've started seeds, but just the other day. They look wonderful and you should be proud. applaud


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Those are some nice plants you've got growing there! I see you have an Aloe Vera plant, I have one too :)

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gOOD JOB ......THERE Take it to the limit..
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Wow! That is a lot of plants. They look great. ~Beth~

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Thank you everyone! ^^"

The space we have for the fruit and veggies is a really long strip, 5'x20'. If I can manange, I'll put some in pots too. (Maybe the tomatoes? I'm not sure.) The flower plants will be in the courtyard or in pots. The herbs will be on the windowsill, too. Its confusing to remember all the different places. @.@

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Cool turtle. grin and plants too. They must be really big now. Cucumbers need a lot of space but they can grow in big posts with tall screens around them. Good luck!


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Very good, gotta start somewhere! grin


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