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Growers home base

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Quigley_Sharps, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    For the growers here and Raymond Peter enjoy.
  2. RaymondPeter

    RaymondPeter Simple Man

    LMFAO! Thanks!

    Guess this means that I'll have to start posting more often now huh? ;)
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Maslow's Contradiction Moderator Founding Member

    Thanks Quig. When I did a search of gardening, quite a few threads came up. Now that spring is here (by the calendar at least) this will be a hot topic.
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yep you should.[beer]
  5. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Cool, thanks!

    Got my garden in last weekend, things are lookin good so far
  6. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    A gardening forum was a great idea.

    My family is trying out square foot gardening this year.
  7. RaymondPeter

    RaymondPeter Simple Man

    My only issue with the square foot gardening is the potential stress placed on the soil and the fact that it often uses peat moss or coconut husk. We aren't 100% yet on if using peat moss and vermiculite are good for the environment. Both are mined and most peat moss is strip mined... Also it is slightly acidic so you may need to "sweeten" the soil after adding it. Coconut husks have most of the pros and non of the cons of peat moss. But unless you live near where it is made (i.e. where coconuts grow) it takes a lot of energy/fuel to get it to you. I prefer using a modified version of the square foot gardening plan and use compost and leaf mold.

    Although it is VERY hard to argue with the amount of produce you get in such a small space with square foot gardening! :)
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