Barbara Langford
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Took many shots of flowers from Thuya Gardens in Maine.
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The latest Earth Box Plantings1

Started my Earthbox on March 6th.. it is already a week later looking pretty dern good! did a little post on it on my Blog.. Beclecto. Complete with pictures! See More
Mar 15, 2010
Barbara Langford replied to Sparticuss The Gardenest's discussion Avocados??? in the group Vegetable Gardens
"This might sound petulant a bit, but why the heck cant an avocado seed, most certainly designed to reproduce itself not produce a vibrant bearing tree? Funny, I've always thought that the abundance of avocado trees in St Petersburg were all…"
Feb 25, 2010
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Fantastic potatoes

"AHHHHH I seee! disregard my last post.. Pretty too!"
Oct 7, 2009
Barbara Langford commented on Brenna z6 PA's blog post An old beauty
"Brenna, it is a beautiful old house. Such character! I love old houses too. Thanks for sharing."
Oct 7, 2009
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Oct 6, 2009
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"NIce Color.. what are those?"
Oct 6, 2009
Barbara Langford replied to Dom Miguel's discussion Growing vegetables at home successfully in the group Vegetable Gardens
"Link worked for me. I know this basic method and it does work amazingly. Post some pictures of you garden! I'd love to see them."
Oct 6, 2009
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Oct 6, 2009
Barbara Langford commented on Garden Angel's blog post sad yr in the garden
"Awww! I think your idea is really good about moving the bird feeder, because in my backyard the squirrels get a lot more than the birds! Plus they are totally conditioned to that spot as a feeding spot. Lets hope they forget all about it over the…"
Oct 6, 2009
Barbara Langford commented on Paula Gozner Z-4, WIS's blog post Saving Sunflower Seed for next year?
"Wow Paula, that is a great shot of your sunflower head! They must have been so beautiful. Sounds like Karen has the answer for you and i concur but just had to comment on your photo! Barb"
Oct 6, 2009
Barbara Langford left a comment for Trasee Jayne-Killerby
"Sure i can do some plant swaps I reckon. I'll look forward to seeing what people are looking for.. I'd love some heirloom tomato seeds.. Nice to meet you and i look forward to getting to know you!"
Oct 6, 2009
Barbara Langford commented on debbie neumann's blog post Yellow squash in a container
"HI Debbie, I grew a huge squash plant in my modified earthbox, it was loaded with squash and then.. tragically blew over in a storm.Sniff sniff.. but as far as water goes, they loved water! I had them growing in a smaller elevated pot inside a…"
Oct 6, 2009

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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
Skill level
Intermediate
Website
http://beclecto.com
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
native plants, landscaping for privacy, ponds, creating natural environments, vegetable
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
2 hours

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The latest Earth Box Plantings1

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 5:01pm 0 Comments

Started my Earthbox on March 6th.. it is already a week later looking pretty dern good!
did a little post on it on my Blog.. Beclecto. Complete with pictures!

Ever tried an Earth Box?

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 9:22pm 1 Comment

I bought my first earth box a few years ago. Since then i have planted it several times and I'm always amazed at the speed at which things grow, and the crop yield from vegetable plants, tomatoes and peppers mainly. .

I was fascinated by its hybrid hydroponic idea, and wondered why the earth box folk, had never modified and enhanced their original creation. So I decided to try some experiments with some inexpensive plastic pots, within pots.



Wow.. i was on to something! It was… Continue

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At 3:47pm on October 7, 2009, Deanna Collins z4/MT said…
Our barrel is about 2 1/2 to 3 ft high and round. If you look at my pictures again I think you can tell. We got our new ones at Ace Hardware for about $12 each? Can't remember for sure. We used the Mel's Mix (Mel Bartholomew's "The New Square Foot Garden" book, but think I will try some local compost next year. We have friends who tried both this year and the local compost far out produced the Mel's Mix. This year we planted the Yukon Gold potatoes and they truly are delicious! Next year we will have them again, but we will be adding a barrel of small red potatoes and maybe some Sweet Potatoes. Check out the following link: http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/2420/how-to-grow-sweet-potatoes. Have fun with your experiment. We certainly did this year. Hopefully next year will be much better!! Deanna
At 10:37pm on October 6, 2009, Deanna Collins z4/MT said…
Barbara, thanks for your interest. I have to admit that it did not turn out as great as we had hoped for, but, we did harvest some small potatoes and they were so delicious! We had enough for a meal of mashed potatoes with chili, broccoli and cheese. We got a second harvest of close to the same size, and still have not made it to the bottom of the barrel! I suspect we will have gotten about three good meals from our harvest this first year. Next year we will continue the experiment. However, we will have three trash barrels and three different types of potatoes. We will also get them planted much earlier, I am afraid the middle of June was a bit late! So check back next summer for the continuation of our potato barrel experiment.
Deanna
 
 
 

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