Landscape & Garden Design
Re: Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners261
Jun 13, 2014 9:31 pm
How many in your family? 4? 2? 6? 10? if you can get 2 of each and your family is small you may have leftovers to trade with others. there are a number of trading groups starting up in certain areas.
Re: Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners262
Jun 14, 2014 10:16 pm
Question, how many fruit trees do you think we need to sustain our family. I will be looking to plant Mandarin, Orange and Apple Trees. We have purchased an acre so I can finally put in plants that will produce fruit for us. Not to mention the veggie patch.
Strawberries and blueberries are on the list. I have grown both before but with the strawberries we never got to enjoy them as the slugs and birds got to them first. Any hints and tips for the strawberries....
Use netting over the strawberries for the birds and snail/slug pellets for the slugs.
Re: Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners263
Jul 21, 2014 5:34 pm
Hi folks, two questions
1. raised vegie garden beds, what sleepers to use? We've heard treated pine will contaminate food.
Agree with the previous poster who mentioned there are two types available, one that's not treated with toxic stuff. I would use the liner anyway.
We have purchased some railway sleepers to use for the next raised bed we are establishing. They (sellers that bought a bulk lot from an auction) claim they are untreated. They are also recommended in an organic gardening book I have. I think we will still line it to be on the safe side, and also for water retention.
Re: Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners264
Jul 28, 2014 12:43 pm
Question, how many fruit trees do you think we need to sustain our family. I will be looking to plant Mandarin, Orange and Apple Trees. We have purchased an acre so I can finally put in plants that will produce fruit for us.
Make sure your fruit tree selection provides fruit at different times of the year, otherwise you will end up with a glut in one season and no fruit the rest of the year.
Re: Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners267
Jun 15, 2015 11:53 pm
Has anyone grown seedlings successfully using the Jiffy pellets? Wondering if they are worth the price.
I use egg cartons or you can google how to make paper ones.
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