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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 10:01 AM

10. not rubbing it in but

I'm in zone 9/10 west central coast of floriduh and have been experimenting as it's the first year in a new old house with a decent size side yard and have been growing edibles since Sept 2019. I've built raised beds, began lasagna bed gardening, collected horse manure, grass clippings, 1 hay bale, seaweed, neighbors leaves in bags and free dirt from craiglist adds. I've had 2 large truck loads of wood chips delivered in order to cover the grass in this garden area.

Started with collard greens, 8 plants, branched out to 4 cherry tomato plants from store bought tomatos, using their seeds. got green tomatos but it's getting too warm for them to turn red, planted 4 butternut squash and promptly killed them with too much water, next up, 3 Jalapeno plants, three wax pepper plants, three bell pepper plants all from seed and all producing at present. Made and planted a carrot box, 100 carrot seeds and over 50 have grown and growing.(101 days to maturity really teaches patience), planted and killed 4 cuke plants, again, too much water. red beets only 12 seeds in ground, 8 seeds producing beets, 15 okra from seed, 6 pineapple plants transplanted from prior homestead and planted in ground, rooted but won't produce til next year.

my new plantings, done within the last 2 weeks. 4 bush bean plants, 4 zucchini plants, 4 japanese eggplants, 4 tomato plants(cherry), 4 plants each of 4 different lettuce greens..

I also buy "damaged" flower plants at a big box store for about 1/2 price and have been planting them for diversity's sake and to attract butterflies and bees. It all seems to be working.

After reading what I just typed it seems like I've been pretty busy but it's all a labor of love. I'll try to figure out how to post pics prior to turning it all under in the summer. It's already pushing 80 degrees here and spring gardening will be over in May if this keeps up with summer being a time to solarize the soil.

Good luck and take the time to smell your flowers.

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