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Comment by Glenda Truscott z8 on February 12, 2011 at 10:03pm
I planted peas, that I started in the house, outside today.  It felf so good just to be digging in the dirt again.  I planted lettuce in the potting shed today too.  I hope the seed sprout.  If I plant the seeds in my raised beds the slugs get the plants.  Karen I envy your banana belt area of Oregon.  Being a Ca. transplant, I do get tired of our rain here in Salem.
Comment by Lyn - Sydney on February 11, 2011 at 9:02pm

Michelle - husband will say I don't need any more tomato plants, but it was one that grew alongside the compost bin and a friend had given me an upside down planter - as she couldn't be bothered planting them up!

We are still inundated with tomatoes from the veg patch and the batch that came up in the front garden (intruders??) Yesterday whilst crawling around the front garden I found some amazing black russian tomatoes hiding under the feather grass. The tomatoes behind are also from unknown seeds that had grown up in the front garden.

Comment by Lyn - Sydney on February 11, 2011 at 8:39pm

I love vertical gardening.  It has really taken off here in new office blocks and buildings where it is said to have a calming effect on people.

Michelle - Thanks for sharing the blog site - now I want a vertical garden (well husband was a bricklayer so it shouldn't be too difficult - should it?)

I currently have vertical bags that I have planted with sedum to hide blank/boring fences. They are only just getting started and I am hoping once this heatwave dies down they will take off.  Plus I planted a tomato in one of those upside down hanging planters and so far so good!

Comment by Bob (Z9B Florida) on February 11, 2011 at 7:44pm
Diana ... moth balls
Comment by diana Z9 Houston, Texas on February 11, 2011 at 6:20pm
Stephen, we also have fire ants.  I have a urn where they climb into the bottom of it and make a trail up inside and before you know it, it their home.  I even put some webbing in the bottom where the holes are and they still get inside to make a home for themselves.  If you can design something with a guard for ants, you can be my friend.
Comment by stephen fitzwater, UT - zone 7a on February 11, 2011 at 5:39pm

Charlie.., thank you for your response. It sounds like you are effectively  making a planter and putting it on stilts, if I read your posts correctly. I am always curious about the "why" behind someones design. Yes, we manufacture planters locally here, (our primary products are vinyl gates) and have special requests all the time. One of the most common request is a planter, up off the ground, with a bottom,  that is mobile, for people with back issues. It's something we are going to look more closely at this year. Otherwise, its generally the 4x4's and 4x8's. We did find the 6" bays tended to dry out easier. So we changed our design to be a minimum of 8". I personally prefer the 12 " bays to better retain water. I'm so glad we don't have to deal with armadillo's and the like here in utah, Diana is giving me a whole new visual on what it is to have a

raised-bed garden. We are going to design a 3 tier vertical  raised-bed  garden this year that should be fun. Will post pics of it, if I get the 936 items on the list done before it. As far as the cross posts here, I love relatable information., that's why I visit, so Michelle...well said....ty

Comment by diana Z9 Houston, Texas on February 11, 2011 at 3:52pm
Sharon, I think my horse in Texas thinks he is in Alaska too.  I think all of us are getting stir crazy and want to plant NOW, not later.  Let's see some snow covered crops (before and after) so we can see what you plant later and enjoy.  On Saturday, I am going to uncover my garden to see what kind of damage when we had cold weather or what held up the best. 
Comment by Bob (Z9B Florida) on February 11, 2011 at 1:04pm
Don't want to get an issue going as it's hardly worth it but I am only interested in topics that are directly VEGGIE garden related and find no matter what the season, there are plenty of ideas, etc. to chat about.  The concept of planting flowers amongst veggies is certainly appreciated while discussion of particular flowers/pics do have a place elsewhere on this wonderful site (where I also post happily.)  Cheers All !!
Comment by Sharon Robinson (Z4, ND, USA) on February 11, 2011 at 12:56pm
@ Leilani - considering it's the middle of winter in most parts of the US, it's a little hard to show pictures of our current gardens, as they are under snow in many areas.  There is nothing wrong with discussing flowers here, as many people plant them amongst their vegetables also.  I can't see where discussing flowers is inappropriate.  Everyone here simply enjoys discussing what they do, what they enjoy and finding out what everyone else does and enjoys.
Comment by Charlie Patin Z8 TX on February 11, 2011 at 12:00pm
BTW, the bottom will be hardware cloth supported by cross bars about every 14-18 inches.  Hopefully I'll be able to take some good pics as I build it.

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