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post #171 of 616 Old 12-06-2012, 10:13 AM
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Thanks from me too Taffy!
And, I checked out the commercial side of Starks online and downloaded that catalog.....
Holey smokes does it have some good information in it!
I went ahead and ordered a paper copy just for the info and the price list came with it....
...now I'm trying to figure out who has to give up pasture space so I can plant 30 new trees (min. Purchase)....
The vigor chart was a huge help too, looks like I will have to wait on the honeycrisp... I'll most likely kill them with my still present black tree thumb.

BTW, I like your raised beds too. I have a few using boards fastened together for the strawberry beds, but plan to eventually have many more.
A friend of mine obtained some old claw footed bathtubs and painted them in bright colors, then lined them up along one side of her large garden. It is very cute and now I'm on the look out for some old tubs too.

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It grew well this year, but now its burried under a foot of snow! I live in town, but I have a small garden and grow lots in pots.
Baker Creek Heirloom seeds is now the only place I get seeds from, high germination rates, amazing vareties and reall good customer service.
I grew green zebra tomatoes, gold metal tomatoes, white oxhearts. I also grew several hot peppers, sweet peppers and the usual cabage, zuccini, pumpkin, carrots, beets and garlic.

Ended up with lots of peppers and a bumper crop of tomatoes. I started them in my window sill, then transpanted directly out side. The plants were around 6' tall, and off a handful in the garden and a few in pots I got about 300#. Spent two weeks making pickles, sauce, relish and mincemeat

Here are a few pics, pretty excited for next year

Some of the green tomatoes harvested in october:

Inside of a green zebra
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Lockwood... That would make you a copycat !
Go find some old wagons or VW shells, bah ha ha!! I had a neighbor once use a toilet, in her front yard, as a planter! It was HILARIOUS!

Wish I could handle 30 trees, no wata! You go girl!

Taffy thanks for the info, I have a citrus to repot. It's one of the only "fancy" things I've been able to keep alive!
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Lockwood... That would make you a copycat !
Go find some old wagons or VW shells, bah ha ha!! I had a neighbor once use a toilet, in her front yard, as a planter! It was HILARIOUS!

Wish I could handle 30 trees, no wata! You go girl!

Taffy thanks for the info, I have a citrus to repot. It's one of the only "fancy" things I've been able to keep alive!
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I have no problem with that, they were wayyy cute!
Although, I hadn't considered using something else so thanks for the idea!

Oh, yeah... I forgot to think about how I would water 30 lovely little baby trees....
*scratches 30 new trees of the wish list.... *
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I had a neighbor once use a toilet, in her front yard, as a planter! It was HILARIOUS!
M desperately wants to do that. Have you watched Gnomeo & Juliet with E by chance? One of the gnome family's prized garden items is wisteria growing out of the toilet tank.

My mom has an antique horse drawn seeder (not in good enough shape to restore for use) in one of her barns that's just been sitting there for years. I'd love to turn it into a planter - raised strawberry bed? That is if I ever convince her to let me have it

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Oh, yeah... I forgot to think about how I would water 30 lovely little baby trees....
*scratches 30 new trees of the wish list.... *
If you talk to a salesman, they will work with you. Tell them you want to start a small orchard and don't want to risk 30 trees, they might let you trade some trees for some, say, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries, they did that for me. When I ordered it was a 50 tree minimum... no way was I going to be able to take care of 30 trees.
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If you talk to a salesman, they will work with you. Tell them you want to start a small orchard and don't want to risk 30 trees, they might let you trade some trees for some, say, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries, they did that for me. When I ordered it was a 50 tree minimum... no way was I going to be able to take care of 30 trees.
Oh, thank you!
I didn't think of that and I do want to expand the bramble fruits.
I'm sure you have already mentioned it, but I forgot, which kind of trees/fruits did you get from them?
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I live in town, but I have a small garden and grow Baker Creek Heirloom seeds is now the only place I get seeds from, high germination rates, amazing vareties and reall good customer service.

Your veggies are amazing I can't believe you grew them in pots, In Canada.

I love Baker Creek seeds. I have gone to their festival a couple times and met Geere and his wife. That guy is pretty impressive for as young as he is. Quite the buisness he has built for his family.

At his festival I learned how to make an solar oven and got the designs for my raised beds, from this guy....

http://gardeningrevolution.com/files/Raised-bed.pdf
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Oh, thank you!
I didn't think of that and I do want to expand the bramble fruits.
I'm sure you have already mentioned it, but I forgot, which kind of trees/fruits did you get from them?
I got 15 peach trees 3 different varieties to extend the season.
2 differnt kinds of prune plum, total 7
3 different kinds of apples, total 6
2 different kinds of Asian pears, total 6
3 apricot trees DEAD
4 Sour cherries DEAD
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I got 15 peach trees 3 different varieties to extend the season.
2 differnt kinds of prune plum, total 7
3 different kinds of apples, total 6
2 different kinds of Asian pears, total 6
3 apricot trees DEAD
4 Sour cherries DEAD
Very nice assortment!
So far I have 4 apple trees, 4 peach trees, 5 pear (itty bitty things)2 plum, and 2 cherry still alive.
I've killed (or let the draught kill) 3 cherries, two plums, and countless berries.
Are you in zone 6 over there in Missouri?
Is Stark going to work with you on the trees that died? Like the big box home improvement stores that give you a year to exchange/refund for dead things?
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