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Comment by Minako Sargent Fukuda on February 25, 2011 at 7:08pm
William I went to the site , sent an email too, but i am not a bloke, I wear a skirt!, with your garden beds, if its me, I would put an other layer of sleepers on it, I know a lot of vegies like it deep for their roots, but I have become a lazy gardener, I made a crate on wheels, so now I just stand and tend to the crop, in the future that is what I will do , underneath i put plants that love shade, but so I can move them easly , having a crate of rough wood stops the snails too!until just recently I never knew just how many different sorts of tomatoes there are, we do get frost here, but right at this moment I still have flowers on the bush and fruit forming, I dont grow much have a feral on two legs helping himself to whatever he feels like and because he jumps from backyard to backyard they cant catch him,. my hubby nearly did ,so did the dogs, if I ever see him and get him , he,s lucky to only need an ambulance, he killed my rabbit taking it out of its hutch! , pinches fruit and cloth of the line ,we dont leave anything out in the yard to dry if we have to go out, so I cant wait to  move!and it looks it may be soon! what do you intend to grow?
Comment by Minako Sargent Fukuda on February 25, 2011 at 6:57pm
HiKaren thank you for telling me that in japanese, I dont speak it I grewup in ustria so I speak german!,  tried to learn but I never had anybody to converse so in the end the only thing I could do was giving up, I still know a few sentences but thats all, if you speak japanese maybe you can teach me, like a child, I saw once a paper and it tought numbers , it sank in much better than when I went to learn that lingo , anyway your boat looks oceangoing, we here have to go and get a licence now too many accidents!, I live in a rural town, they call shepparton the foodbowl, so now apart from not spraying my fruit trees myself I have the trouble getting the mist from the farmers, , ,where I am I havent smelled anything so hopefully everything is ok on this front, I usually just pick and eat, anyway I really got hooked on gardeners index , joint many many groups and I love the interactions of all the people where ever they are, did you try to see penny @pennystomatoes,com , I find it really really good, easy to understand and read so much knowledge I like tomatoes sliced like cucumbers, onion diced and a marinade divine, parsley or chives on top.....
Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on February 25, 2011 at 6:05pm
My garden bed that I need to replace.
Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on February 25, 2011 at 5:58pm
Karen I like your boat. I have always wanted one but never was able to, always something more important  would come up. Do you have a picture of your garden area? I have installed beds 2 yr.s ago they are doing pretty good but could do better. I used railroad ties and I shouldn't have. I debated on it for a long time but lumber was to expensive so now I regret it. I will start replacing a little at a time now.
Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on February 25, 2011 at 5:47pm
I know about where you are at I used to live near Sacramento, CA I have been close to you town but never there. I love the country side up there but to expensive to move back to CA now. I had to move here when they closed the base in Sac. I am retired now and enjoying every bit of it. I just don't like the area I am in to flat, I like Mt.s
Comment by Karen Clark z7b Pacific NW on February 25, 2011 at 2:26pm

William, I am near Brookings, OR which is on the Southern Coast right at the border of N.CA.  We are much the same garening weather as San Francisco.  Yes, we are lush and very green with  forest behind us and around us.  We can have over 100" of rain each winter.  That trellis the wisteria is on is pretty strong and hope it stays that way.  I did go out just now to put my onion sets in actually reading the directions to do it correctly!  Imagine that!  Our "cold" is right at about 50 today with sun.  We had snow and hail yesterday.  The picture is the day my husband cut down two aspens to make more room for the vegetable garden....ooops!  It hardly did any damage..just a rail on the boat. We do have fun here up the Winchuck River!

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on February 25, 2011 at 1:11pm
Karen it looks like you have a small forest around your pond. Everything looks so lush, the muk must be doing some good. Are you in WA?  You know I always wanted to grow wisteria and I had the chance a few yr.s back when my wife brought some home from work that one of the girls had extra of, so I planted it along the fence line and forgot about it and the mower  got the best of it. I'm told they are heavy and one needs a heavy trellis of some kind to support the vines.
Comment by Karen Clark z7b Pacific NW on February 25, 2011 at 12:27pm
I think I hear the plants sighing with delight as I cover them in slime.  That muck has to be full of wonderful things.  I can't reach the vegetables with the hose, but I could fill a bucket or two or 50!  This process takes us all day with Jim doing the mucking and me doing the barfing.  Jim and I built the pond by haulng our own rock over weeks of going up to the nearby mountain.  Some rocks we hauled were so large we could hardly get them out of the truck.  Here are some of the plants that get their annual muck.
Comment by Arthur Danison III on February 25, 2011 at 12:04pm

Miko thank you for the advice, I will let you know as soon as we are able to ship to Aussie land. Karen nice pond, how does the pond vomit work in your garden?

Comment by Patrick A. Goss SC Zone 7a on February 25, 2011 at 11:07am


Yes I will be using the square foot gardening method for placement. I use this web - site to determine how I place them . It is pretty convenient. You can put in what you are going to grow and it tells you how many to plant/sqft and then has a little write up about when and how to plant them and what they need. I really like it. oh and we live in S.C.


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