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    Nice! Love those earthboxes. I was on a kick for a while, trying to convert various containers to self-waterers. They sorta worked. I really need to make them from scratch, as you did.


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    The plants are doing well. Hopefully the shallower containers work out OK.

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    That's it. Rub it in. 34F last night.

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    No pics to show but this year I've got tomato's (beefsteak, betterboy, and cherry) onions, chives, pineapple that should fruit, a dozen tobacco, sweet red bell peppers, rapini (tastes like broccoli), honeydew melons, basil, parsley, and four fresh started carumbola. The spinach and rosemary were cooked by the early heat and I might lose my garlic too from the looks of things. Most of this is container gardening but not earth containers. Never thought I'd say it but am gettin tired of tomatoes and it ain't even summer yet...lol, Ate about a half bushel in the past three weeks. For some reason the black berry , blue berry and yellow bells did not sprout....seeds to old I am thinkin.

    Oh forgot about the cayenne peppers, eggplant and butternut squash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    That's it. Rub it in. 34F last night.
    Same here. I was even tempted to put my tomatoes out a week ago. Last night would have killed them!
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    I find crash's tutorial useful, shoulda been a separate thread (so easier to find) useful.

    I save all those big containers trees are delivered in, I have quite a few by now, too bad there are holes in the bottom. free is even better than cheap. I'm doing peppers (bell) again this year, in a container of some sort. First time in awhile, typically I don't get a lot of yield. I am determined to do better, and its hard to argue with 42 pounds (then again, living in Florida is cheating).

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    This year I am not envious of Crash or the rest of you at all! I have no garden to prepare, fill and tend, so I reckon between Crash and you more northerly types I can have a virtual harvest for months
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie View Post
    This year I am not envious of Crash or the rest of you at all! I have no garden to prepare, fill and tend, so I reckon between Crash and you more northerly types I can have a virtual harvest for months
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    I ussually can't put my plants out until june, but this year I'm trying something new for me anyway. I'll put them out early and if frost is in the forcast I'm gonna try putting 2 leter bottles with bottoms cut out over them and then remove them in the morning.
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    Don't forget to empty the 2L bottles first. Just sayin'.......

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    Yes after I empty them of the homemade wine rick.
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    great posting for sure, i got lettuce and swiss chard goin here in ohio, still leary as they are callin for 28 tonite and 26 tomorrow night, had snow showers this afternoon. i do containers anymore, gave up the 50x50 ft plot i had when the 4 kids were home, knees and shoulders say no way old man ,hahahaha still love my fresh veggies, do your peppers produce well that close togather?? iam goin to try egg plants this year myself, thanks

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    The peppers did well. I started with two boxes (12 plants) and ended up with 8 (IIRC) plants making it. We had 37 pounds of bell peppers. I use the earthbox planting guide for the position and quantity of my plants. http://www.earthbox.com/earthbox-planting-guide.asp
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    We're under a freeze warning and you're talkin' about peppers. That's just plain wrong.

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    Hey crash,

    What are the tubes for that are sticking out of you suspended containers? Just an air supply? Watering hole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatlander88 View Post
    Hey crash,

    What are the tubes for that are sticking out of you suspended containers? Just an air supply? Watering hole?
    They are watering tubes. Those planters are "bottom watering".
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    Love to see others gardens! So much work, but Oh so worth it all to know where and how your food is grown.

    my 2012 garden is coming along.............

    here are a few pictures of my garden and produce from the last few years.....
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    Those are jim dandy. We're under another freeze warning tonight (sob)

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    we got a frost a couple of nights ago.....................a few of my plants were shocked to feel the frost, but luckily they all survived.

    Hopefully there will be no more heavy,killing frosts this spring as my fruit trees are starting to flower.

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