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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-07-06 02:00 AM
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11. I grew up with these gardens.
I can recall lots of little gardens around town and I grew up in Maine where rocks grow best. I also went to a girls all summer camp and it was a job we also had to do, weed. This was in the 40's. I still raise tomatoes for my self. Some times in pots. We still have some road side stands around and the Christian Brothers still make great bread and sell apples. I still do all those things.
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  - consider it done. RV, contemplating my favorite thing.  roguevalley   Apr-07-06 01:09 AM   #1 
  - Is that your dog?  BattyDem   Apr-07-06 01:12 AM   #3 
  - that's my little Tippy. :) I adore his perfect soul.  roguevalley   Apr-07-06 02:50 PM   #46 
     - So that's Tippy on his tippy-toes!  BattyDem   Apr-07-06 08:00 PM   #66 
     - I like your dog too  Mabus   Apr-07-06 09:47 PM   #76 
  - what's your favorite? I love tomatoes because in Bama they grow gigantic  Jeffersons Ghost   Apr-07-06 01:19 AM   #6 
     - tomatoes, carrots out of the ground, corn, raspberries. SIGH! COME  roguevalley   Apr-07-06 02:49 PM   #45 
     - From what I understand the cucumbers could be handy in Bama now too,  DuaneBidoux   Apr-07-06 04:17 PM   #56 
  - I've always done that. The problem comes when your crop is done.  napi21   Apr-07-06 01:10 AM   #2 
  - I grew up with these gardens.  izzie   Apr-07-06 02:00 AM   #11 
  - "rocks grow best"  Gormy Cuss   Apr-07-06 06:50 PM   #65 
     - How come the rocks grew up in the middle of a road through the tar?  izzie   Apr-08-06 03:58 AM   #78 
  - It's the process, not the produce.  rucky   Apr-07-06 06:55 AM   #25 
  - depending on  druidity33   Apr-07-06 07:13 AM   #28 
  - It's a "rambling" Opening Post and a "rambling" fun thread. Don't be sorry  Jeffersons Ghost   Apr-07-06 09:56 AM   #35 
  - I had home grown tomatoes through January one year.  Contrary1   Apr-07-06 11:01 AM   #39 
  - Of course, here in Texas..  AnneD   Apr-08-06 07:40 PM   #84 
  - Can you grow lettuce, spinach, swiss chard in a cool sun room??  adigal   Apr-07-06 08:41 PM   #69 
     - Yes, if you like baby lettuces.  politicat   Apr-07-06 10:07 PM   #77 
        - Thanks for the info - I'm going to try it!!  adigal   Apr-08-06 01:49 PM   #80 
  - not going to happen..better idea is to stop buying gasoline  DemInDistress   Apr-07-06 01:17 AM   #4 
  - you got that right!  Jeffersons Ghost   Apr-07-06 01:24 AM   #7 
  - Every tomato and cuke  formercia   Apr-07-06 06:44 AM   #23 
     - will do but please tell those truckers that ship across country  DemInDistress   Apr-07-06 03:26 PM   #48 
     - Great Point! Local Produce Is Less Wasteful  K8-EEE   Apr-07-06 03:31 PM   #51 
  - here's what I would like to know  grasswire   Apr-07-06 01:17 AM   #5 
  - Stuff I like to eat  sandnsea   Apr-07-06 01:30 AM   #8 
  - down south squash and tomatoes will pump all summer if you water it well  Jeffersons Ghost   Apr-07-06 01:30 AM   #9 
  - It depends, also, on what grows best in your climate.  Zookeeper   Apr-07-06 02:28 AM   #15 
  - alaska grows really big veggies. the potatoes grow so fast they  roguevalley   Apr-07-06 09:24 PM   #72 
  - Don't really know, but I think spices might pay off.  DLnyc   Apr-07-06 02:32 AM   #16 
  - Maters! Or pot.  klook   Apr-07-06 05:50 AM   #21 
  - 'maters IN a pot!  Retrograde   Apr-07-06 06:07 PM   #61 
  - Heirloom Tomatoes!  rucky   Apr-07-06 06:53 AM   #24 
  - The pink Brandywine heirlooms are wonderful.  Mugu   Apr-08-06 07:09 PM   #82 
     - I eat Brandywines like apples.  rucky   Apr-09-06 03:12 AM   #87 
  - Green beans yield heavily, beet a good bet.  lumpy   Apr-07-06 08:39 PM   #68 
  - In the past, when I've had small spaces  Mabus   Apr-07-06 09:36 PM   #75 
  - Water rationing is coming here this summer  ThoughtCriminal   Apr-07-06 01:55 AM   #10 
  - Try drip irrigation. Easy to install, relatively inexpensive  anitar1   Apr-07-06 02:20 AM   #13 
     - and "grey" water  Retrograde   Apr-07-06 05:31 PM   #57 
  - K&R - my greenhouse is being cleaned out this weekend.  northofdenali   Apr-07-06 02:04 AM   #12 
  - Good idea. Esp in the south.  McCamy Taylor   Apr-07-06 02:24 AM   #14 
  - I believe victory gardens started in WW2  Carla in Ca   Apr-07-06 02:34 AM   #17 
  - the first graphic on the OP of the thread is from a WW2 Poster.  Jeffersons Ghost   Apr-07-06 09:48 AM   #34 
  - Victory Gardens Helped Win the War  Hidden Stillness   Apr-07-06 03:50 PM   #53 
     - Food banks appreciate home grown  lumpy   Apr-07-06 08:44 PM   #70 
  - Give this a look-see:  pnorman   Apr-07-06 03:20 AM   #18 
  - that's neat!  Jeffersons Ghost   Apr-07-06 02:53 PM   #47 
  - In NWFL, we get three crops a year. And canning is not that difficult.  tsuki   Apr-07-06 03:34 AM   #19 
  - Or support a local organic farmer: join a CSA  SpiralHawk   Apr-07-06 05:31 AM   #20 
  - Already have mine started.  formercia   Apr-07-06 06:12 AM   #22 
  - Don't forget fruits!  NEOhiodemocrat   Apr-07-06 07:06 AM   #26 
  - My seeds are purchased and I've got 2 large flats of lettuce and  Vinca   Apr-07-06 07:07 AM   #27 
  - Think biodiversity: consider buying seeds from heirloom & organic sources  lostnfound   Apr-07-06 07:47 AM   #29 
  - I've been growing  Cheeps   Apr-07-06 08:03 AM   #30 
  - Hi! Welcome!  lostnfound   Apr-07-06 01:12 PM   #42 
  - a plug here for Seed Savers Exchange ...  Lisa   Apr-07-06 03:33 PM   #52 
  - I have crops year round.  PurgedVoter   Apr-07-06 08:26 AM   #31 
  - Will you come and roto-till my 3/4 acre, rocky yard? It took me  sinkingfeeling   Apr-07-06 08:40 AM   #32 
  - Look into lasagna gardening  NickB79   Apr-07-06 03:58 PM   #54 
  - Absolutely! Its local, its organic, it builds community, it helps restore  mom cat   Apr-07-06 09:32 AM   #33 
  - Spinach, lettuce, sugar snap peas, carrots and radishes are all in now.  loudestchick   Apr-07-06 10:14 AM   #36 
  - Ok but what do I do about the ground hog in my yard?  Carni   Apr-07-06 10:22 AM   #37 
  - there is a wide variety of traps on the market, some don't harm animals  Jeffersons Ghost   Apr-07-06 02:43 PM   #44 
  - wanna swap for some moles, gophers and squirrels?  Retrograde   Apr-07-06 05:40 PM   #58 
     - I have natures varmint-trap too.  Jeffersons Ghost   Apr-07-06 06:29 PM   #64 
     - I had the same problem with squirrels,  Mugu   Apr-08-06 06:54 PM   #81 
     - LOL! I have the same deal with the squirrels  Carni   Apr-08-06 07:29 PM   #83 
  - I always do that  wryter2000   Apr-07-06 10:29 AM   #38 
  - A friend of mine has been doing this for a while  DarkTirade   Apr-07-06 12:23 PM   #40 
  - I planted my first wave last weekend!  Reader Rabbit   Apr-07-06 12:43 PM   #41 
  - I know I"m going to get kicked for this  Le Taz Hot   Apr-07-06 01:48 PM   #43 
  - we had wild asparagus growing in the orchards under the fruit trees  roguevalley   Apr-07-06 09:28 PM   #74 
  - It's Our Family Project During Spring Break- SALSA GARDEN!  K8-EEE   Apr-07-06 03:30 PM   #49 
  - plant beets! Bush supposedly hates them ... (n/t)  Lisa   Apr-07-06 03:31 PM   #50 
  - Heck Yes! Already there.  Sinti   Apr-07-06 04:16 PM   #55 
  - do you know much about gardening?  w8liftinglady   Apr-07-06 05:44 PM   #59 
  - pots. Or lots and lots of manure/compost  Retrograde   Apr-07-06 06:15 PM   #62 
  - i never think to use pots.I'll get a couple of big pots this weekend.  w8liftinglady   Apr-08-06 05:30 AM   #79 
  - Not easy here in adobe-dirt, bone-dry New Mexico either...  TygrBright   Apr-07-06 06:22 PM   #63 
  - expect prices to go up, esp. for things from the Wet Coast  Retrograde   Apr-07-06 06:03 PM   #60 
  - Yes, the wet winter shows in my garden too.  Gormy Cuss   Apr-07-06 08:11 PM   #67 
  - I hear you  Mabus   Apr-07-06 09:23 PM   #71 
  - I'm planting one  Roon   Apr-07-06 09:25 PM   #73 
  - My beans and chard are coming up, the little zucchini and  Gloria   Apr-08-06 10:32 PM   #85 
  - I'm lazy, so  roody   Apr-09-06 12:33 AM   #86 

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