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#117460 July 2nd, 2005 at 10:03 AM
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Hi,

I am new at gardening. I have two methods: organic and chemical. I have tomatoes, bell and banana peppers, eggplant, zucchini, straight neck yellow squash, and lots of cucumbers on trellises. I started from seeds and planted early in March. The eggplants are just now starting to flower. I must have over 500 cherry tomatoes and it is taking over the garden. I have under estimated the footprint needed for this monster! It is over 7" tall and still growing strong! I have some peppers and they are still budding and flowering. I should have over 100 cucumber straight 8"s but the bees are not too aggressive. I have lots of flowers but not lots of cucumbers.
I double turned the soil. I added organic and regular fertilizer. I cannot tell the difference between the two. I did not use bug spray and lost lots of cabbage and collards to caterpillars. But that is okay, now the wasps are having a feast and I am enjoying the bees. The beetles and other bugs are fun to look at. Not all are bad bugs. I have been learning a lot from books especially the old books of the 20 and 30"s. My favorite magazine is Organic Gardener and Mother Earth News.
I will be planting some fall crops soon. I hope to have some pumpkins for Halloween. Corn and winter squash will be on the list to plant and making a compost bin too.

Having lots of FUN!!!

#117461 July 2nd, 2005 at 12:57 PM
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Welcome and glad you are enjoying yourself! Search all the topics and you will see where and how to post questions and to help others. This is a nice and helpful site.

#117462 July 2nd, 2005 at 06:08 PM
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Glad to have you here and welcome to the forum.....You're going to have yourself a ton of veggies--that's great! Nothing better than home grown fresh veggies.....

Hope you visit us all often...

laura

#117463 July 2nd, 2005 at 06:39 PM
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Hi & Welcome,

Sounds like you'll have to check out the canning recipes down in the recipe section lol. You must have a big area to garden. Mine is very small and I am just getting started. But I love hearing about the big gardens. You must have had starter plants all over the house this spring. Or do you have a green house?

#117464 July 2nd, 2005 at 07:28 PM
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Sounds like you have lots of home grown goodies! Gotta love those fresh veggies thumbup

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