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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:02 PM
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20. I did marigolds in pots last year and it went pretty well.
My back patio is very hot and sunny. I am not doing pots this year at all, except a few of the perennial herbs. Tired of the constant watering. Someday I will set up an automatic watering system for the containers. I had a friend who did that. Worked great, and it is not that hard to do yourself for a small garden.

I am doing raised beds this year, too. The soil here is so hard, it is difficult to get enough drainage without the rise. I use soaker hoses under the mulch for the maters. Conserves water that way.
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  -Edible landscape. wildeyed  Feb-12-06 10:27 AM   #0 
  - My yard in NM has been barren for 8 years, thanks to the drought  Warpy   Feb-12-06 10:45 AM   #1 
  - i have basil and rosemary in a pot  AZDemDist6   Feb-12-06 11:08 AM   #2 
  - I don't know much about growing tomatoes in the desert.  wildeyed   Feb-12-06 01:52 PM   #10 
     - it was my technique of starting from seeds I fear and this fall I meant  AZDemDist6   Feb-12-06 02:17 PM   #12 
     - I grew tomatoes in pots in 2004,  Warpy   Feb-12-06 04:23 PM   #19 
        - I did marigolds in pots last year and it went pretty well.  wildeyed   Feb-12-06 05:02 PM   #20 
  - Winter now, so herbs mostly.  politicat   Feb-12-06 11:24 AM   #3 
  - I just took out almost an acre of wild blackberries  The empressof all   Feb-12-06 11:27 AM   #4 
  - blackberries are the bane of my yard....  mike_c   Feb-12-06 12:14 PM   #7 
  - I have considered growing blackberries.  wildeyed   Feb-12-06 01:46 PM   #8 
  - It took a day of back hoeing to get our patch pushed back.  The empressof all   Feb-12-06 03:06 PM   #15 
  - I know I shouldn't keep that blackberry  wryter2000   Feb-13-06 05:03 PM   #30 
  - What are some recipes for squash blossoms?  wildeyed   Feb-12-06 01:55 PM   #11 
     - easy zucchini blossoms  The empressof all   Feb-12-06 02:57 PM   #14 
        - Mmmmm, sounds great.  wildeyed   Feb-12-06 03:46 PM   #17 
           - Whatever you have works  The empressof all   Feb-12-06 03:52 PM   #18 
  - Figs and herbs  Husb2Sparkly   Feb-12-06 11:31 AM   #5 
  - Make your raised beds high enough to sit on comfortably  The empressof all   Feb-12-06 11:35 AM   #6 
  - "zucchiniage" ..... good word .... cuz it sounds like a .......  Husb2Sparkly   Feb-12-06 02:22 PM   #13 
  - If you successfully grow tomatoes, consider yourself a gardener.  wildeyed   Feb-12-06 01:50 PM   #9 
     - Our fig started as a gallon size.  Husb2Sparkly   Feb-12-06 03:43 PM   #16 
  - I'll be moving in early April, so I have no idea what I can grow.  eyesroll   Feb-12-06 08:11 PM   #21 
  - I grow a fair amount of stuff  lwfern   Feb-12-06 09:13 PM   #22 
  - If you like to look at farmland  GoneOffShore   Feb-12-06 10:19 PM   #23 
  - I live in an apartment...  Wordie   Feb-13-06 12:01 AM   #24 
  - Herbs are the best and easiest.  wildeyed   Feb-13-06 06:53 AM   #25 
  - At home, we have...  Shakespeare   Feb-13-06 11:31 AM   #26 
  - Parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme near the kitchen door.  jap   Feb-13-06 12:44 PM   #27 
  - Okay, now you've got me humming the song in my head!  eleny   Feb-13-06 03:41 PM   #28 
  - Cherokee Trail of Tears Pole Beans  japple   Feb-19-06 04:01 PM   #32 
  - A volunteer blackberry  wryter2000   Feb-13-06 05:00 PM   #29 
  - Warning: OT!  Wordie   Feb-19-06 04:47 PM   #33 
  - Here in central Fl  watercolors   Feb-19-06 10:29 AM   #31 
     - Plus you will be able to eat when the economy tanks!  wildeyed   Feb-21-06 07:14 AM   #34 

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