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Garden Project 2011

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Category Gardening
Style Outdoorsy
Kathy Smith on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Seeds that include tomato, peppers, corn, cucumbers, beans, peas, broccoli, watermelon, squash, lettuce, and herbs. I made some trellises and used some yarn to wrap around them to help the "viney" plants climb up instead of out. Containers that range from 5 gallon buckets to bushel baskets are used for container gardening. Some compost was added and a brick border was used to deter my dogs and other small animals from entering. :)

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What are you most proud of? I am so proud of the dedication and motivation I have had putting this project together. I have had gardens in the past, but this one by far has been rewarding and a blessing.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do some research before diving right into a gardening project. This is what I have done and have learned so much. There are so many online sites that are very helpful and provide great gardening tips. Have a plan set in place (e.g., plant placement) before "digging'" into a gardening project. My first year of gardening wasn't as productive since I didn't research companion plants or spacing. Since my garden plot is limited with space I have introduced more container gardening this year. Also, since cucumbers and beans take up some space, so I am growing these plants up this year. :)

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i love what you have done in such a small space

06/06/2011 Flag

Thanks so much, Betty!

06/07/2011 Flag

This is really encouraging! I live in NC and have had a moderately successful garden but beetles got the zucchini, tomatoes weren't anything special and no luck at all with beans or melons. I will try a better compost this spring and buy plants instead of start my own seeds.

02/18/2012 Flag