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Into bed with you!   2

Posted by gotica on April 24, 2013 at 17:39"

I finally got frustrated enough to establish one of the raised beds the other week, using a combination of enriched coir and compost. I've sown Purple Haze carrots, brussels sprouts, purple broccoli, peas, turnips, english spinach and have transplanted two zucchini plants and two strawberry... Read more
seedlings!   1

Posted by SporkyRat on April 23, 2013 at 00:57" and edited at May 27, 2019 at 23:43

I have [tomato](crop) seedlings! I need to see about transferring them to a larger pot than the little seedling pot they're in. I have several trays that I need to sprout some seeds in as well for other things.
Raised bed help   7

Posted by maco in Growing Stuff on April 22, 2013 at 22:28" and edited at April 22, 2013 at 22:29

I think it would be nice to have raised beds tall enough to not need to bend over constantly. For building them, I'm thinking about cinder blocks, since they're pretty cheap. Has anyone here done waist-high cinder block raised beds? Did you need to mortar the blocks together, or did you use... Read more
Garden trouble!   3

Posted by oakandsage on April 19, 2013 at 04:05" and edited at May 27, 2019 at 23:44

Something's skeletonizing my [carrot](crop)s and [dill](crop). It did a number on the sweet basil I planted, and is taking out the kale plants one by one. I haven't caught it in the act yet, though I've seen a couple big fat grasshoppers around; they're pretty likely culprits. My... Read more
carrot dill blueberry sweet potato cauliflower
Achievement: Tomato plants!   2

Posted by neotoma on April 18, 2013 at 23:17" and edited at April 19, 2013 at 00:46

I came home from work yesterday, and I had three inch-high tomato plants of the [Abraham Lincoln cultivar]( I came home today, and they're two inches tall! Yay! Now, hopefully the other... Read more
New features: search nearby members, and some other small stuff   1

Posted by Skud in Growstuff Feedback & Support on April 17, 2013 at 11:05"

Hey everyone, I just pushed a few new things to production. The biggie is that you can now [search for members near you]( It's very basic at present but we have some improvements in the pipeline, including being able to specify the radius to... Read more

Posted by SporkyRat on April 17, 2013 at 01:28" and edited at May 27, 2019 at 23:47

I've got buds on my [grape](crop) plants!
Turnip sprouts   1

Posted by maco on April 15, 2013 at 15:25" and edited at May 26, 2019 at 21:59

Have you ever sprouted [turnip](crop) from seed? These seeds are the same size as [mustard](crop) seeds. I planted them Friday night. I had to take the lid off my tabletop greenhouse today (Monday morning) so they wouldn't hit it! They're 2 inches tall already. And, shockingly, two... Read more
turnip mustard tomato
State of the Spring Garden

Posted by black_hound on April 15, 2013 at 00:05" and edited at May 18, 2019 at 09:55

Finally some seasonably warm weather. The peas are shooting up rather quickly. The [lettuce](crop) has sprouted. Beets are up. [Turnip](crop) are getting their second set of leaves so I will be thinning them out this week. [Radish](crop) going strong. And I believe I saw the [Swiss... Read more
lettuce turnip radish Swiss chard beet
Chiles, chiles, and more chiles   1

Posted by neotoma on April 14, 2013 at 22:31" and edited at April 14, 2013 at 22:31

I finally found the seed packets I ordered from [Made in New Mexico]( last fall, and have started jiffy-pots of Big Jim, Hatch Green, NuMex Joe Parker, and ChimayĆ³ chiles. Basically , I want to be able to make chili verde and... Read more
Another week, another heap of things planted   2

Posted by Skud on April 14, 2013 at 11:45" and edited at May 26, 2019 at 22:06

I really should've got started on winter planting sooner, I think. Everything in the garden is in a lull right now. Although people near me are still blogging about the last of their crops from summer, all we have still going are some chillis and some [basil](crop). Lots of things died off in... Read more
basil zucchini celeriac chives bean lavender pumpkin

Posted by SporkyRat on April 13, 2013 at 16:22"

So far I'm getting worried about my berry bushes. They aren't doing anything and I'm wondering if they're just too damp at the roots.

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