My Organic Garden Oasis #6: Chapter Six - Progress thru April 10, 2012. Lots of growth since the last update.

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Blog entry by Retsof posted 05-08-2012 04:47 PM 4008 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Chapter Five - Week Two Update Part 6 of My Organic Garden Oasis series Part 7: Chapter Seven - Update on April 17, 2012. »

It’s been just about a month since I got started and things are really picking up. This update was recorded on April 2 & April 10, 2012.


-- No GMO's for me. I'll grow my own.

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View MsDebbieP's profile


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hardiness zone 5b

posted 05-09-2012 02:50 AM

I think you have more vegetables growing in your space that I have on my whole property!!

Isn’t it rewarding to watch the little seedlings turn into big plants :D

Your videos are providing you with a great record of what works well/where.
Your corn/beans combo is part of the “Three Sisters” planting – corn, beans, and squash working together, each providing something for the other plants.

Nicely done.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 05-09-2012 07:24 AM

Looks like your plants are thriving quite well in your box gardens.Well done.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

View Retsof's profile


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hardiness zone 5a

posted 05-09-2012 08:39 AM

Thanks Debbie and Bon,

When I told my Mom, who grew up on a dairy farm in upstate NY and is also a Historian, about the garden as I was deciding what to plant, she reminded me of the “three sisters”. So she gets credit for that idea.

I haven’t really put in much time trying to understand the science behind my garden, but I plan to do some reading up on it for next year. I’d like to learn the proper nutrient requirements for the different types of vegetables and plan better what to grow in each container. I need to do a better job of providing the space each plant will need when it reaches full size too. This year, it was about trying to grow most of my favorite veggies I have been buying at the store and finding out what works in my climate.

I can tell you that next year I’m going to at least double the number of strawberries, beans and peas that I plant. Also, I’m planning for a winter crop of lettuce. I may plant some grape vines in the backyard too.

-- No GMO's for me. I'll grow my own.

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