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AandA2VI
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February 16, 2013 3:47 pm  

I realized I got a bit over zealous when planting and now that everything is coming up I need to thin it out. Free for anyone who wants some sprouts:

Lots of cabbage
Some cilantro
Iceberg lettuce
Some carrots
Mini Bok choy
Little gem lettuce
Rodin lettuce
A couple of lemon basil (these are small still)


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Bombi
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February 16, 2013 9:43 pm  

Use them as greens in a salad


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stt007
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February 18, 2013 2:48 am  

Sounds like great success. What sort of soil, fertilizer did/do you use, how many hours of sun do your boxes get and how much do you water. One last q if you don't mind, how much wind do these plants get? Tx. Best of luck. On Stx so can't take advantage of sprouts since I think u r on stt.


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AandA2VI
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February 18, 2013 1:18 pm  

Yea I'm on STT.

I bought the raised bed garden from Home Depot. One 4x4 section is 7" tall and the higher is 10" tall and also 4x4 So I needed 22 cubic feet of soil. I got 12 bags of cheap topsoil that i put on bottom and 3 of the large black bails of planting soil. $200 in dirt lol. My area is surrounded by trees but its open directly above. It gets 4-5 hours of sun a day. Honestly I've only watered twice, once when I planted and once yesterday. I live on the northside and it rains here a lot (or has been at least). As far as wind, it's very windy here but their again surrounded by bigger trees that might help to block it. Here's a couple pics I took just now for you.




The lower box didn't sprout as fast, everything's up now thou, including the yellow strawberries which take a while to sprout - but I think I planted the seeds to deep in that box. By the time I got to my second box I was tired and lazy and put them fairly shallow 1/2 in maybe which worked better. I also have 2 types of tomatoes in an area off to the side if the boxes. I'm pretty new to gardening, this is my first raised bed, but it's fun and exciting that things are growing. On recommendation I haven't added fertilizer yet but now that the sprouts are about 3 inches tall, it's time. I plan on using happy frog bat guano and maybe some chicken manure too for the phosphates. Considering a compost barrel too.


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February 18, 2013 4:13 pm  

Damn that lot looks familiar. Do you, by chance, have a tangerine tree just beyond that retaining wall? And another one in the open area above your garden?


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stt007
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February 18, 2013 5:16 pm  

thanks for the info. looks great!


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AandA2VI
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February 18, 2013 7:13 pm  

Damn that lot looks familiar. Do you, by chance, have a tangerine tree just beyond that retaining wall? And another one in the open area above your garden?

No tangerine trees. Wouldn't mind one thou 😉

Good luck 007, it's fun to see seeds come up after a little hard work. I doubt the cost of the harvest will outweigh the cost of the garden for quite some time but I said I wanted to have a garden here so I made myself follow through.


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