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crim son Jun 2015 #1
camelfan Jun 2015 #3
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JDPriestly Jun 2015 #8
MrMickeysMom Jun 2015 #4
DirtyHippyBastard Jun 2015 #5
greiner3 Jun 2015 #6
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2015 #7

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 11:31 AM

1. Very cool. And I'm jealous!

Here in Bangor, Maine, my homegrown tomato seedlings are still in their little pots on the back deck waiting for warm weather.

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Response to crim son (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 09:24 PM

3. How about a trade?

Your Maine rain for our California warmth? Win-win.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 12:27 PM

2. Gardening innovation

One of the things I enjoy most about gardening is the opportunity to use one's creativity. I think you enjoy it, too, from what I can tell about the various things you've done with gardening, including that very creative book of yours.

Now this toppling-avoidance innovation is quite interesting. At first I didn't quite understand it, but combining your pics with the Top/Middle/Last, I see what you are doing.

I think you'll do well with the lettuce idea and here's why. I used to have a large nursery as a client. The three owners were very skilled home gardeners themselves. One of them told me the "real" reason lettuce doesn't grow in the summer, and it's not what most people think. It's shade! Yes, it just needs a bit of protection from the hot sun. The tomato leaves should give enough of that.

I have an idea for you on the discipline, too, but I have to go to class now. Later...



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Response to NJCher (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 5, 2015, 03:26 AM

8. I'm in Southern California, and my lettuce is now ending. As is my arugula.

I will try planting some lettuce in the shade. I have a good spot for it in my tiny garden. What is the worst that can happen? That it doesn't come up. Thanks for the idea.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 10:48 PM

4. That makes so much sense!

I'm assuming the soil depth and all that is going to produce hearty growth, but the design seems a really good idea. I'm following ya!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 01:21 AM

5. This is a fantastic idea,

and thanks for sharing it. It has been filed away for future use.
I think a pole bean planted to climb with the tomato would work well, along with the lettuce. With all you have planted you would be picking a nice batch of beans.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 10:30 PM

6. Neat;

 

But my mind was elsewhere when I clocked on the link to get here because I thought you were giving growing instructions for weed.

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Response to greiner3 (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 10:30 PM

7. Not in NC...not yet!

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