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Blog entry by XploreOrganics posted 07-28-2013 12:44 PM 2666 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, I haven’t logged on here in quite a while. We decided to tear up a lot of the lawn and put in an urban vegetable garden, I still wanted to keep the street appeal, but I wanted a garden that would give back. Here’s a before & after (well ongoing ;)):

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/



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jroot

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posted 07-28-2013 12:52 PM

Oops, I like the before. Wish I could see the after, but at this moment in time, it comes out all white.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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posted 07-28-2013 01:26 PM

oh wow …. fantastic transformation and gardens … LOVE the entranceway arch…
You have done a fantastic job.. WOW

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

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XploreOrganics

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posted 07-28-2013 01:29 PM

Okay…I just updated with the grow foods not lawns photo so you can see the pic if the video is not working :)

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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XploreOrganics

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posted 07-28-2013 01:30 PM

Thanks Debbie The Whole DIY is here all the woodworking was done by Zuki of course :):

http://www.colorfulcanary.com/2012/05/raised-bed-arbour-trellis-project.html

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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jroot

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posted 07-28-2013 11:18 PM

I L O V E it. Well done, XploreOrganics. I would love to do something like that here. You could have scarlet runners up your trellis. I have them growing up from my deck and onto the roof. They are fantastic beans.

Seriously, I truly LOVE what you’ve done. Thanks for Zuki’s videos and instructions.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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XploreOrganics

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posted 07-29-2013 08:47 AM

Thanks JRoot, I have Sugar daddy peas, by mid August they covered the trellis last year. I tried growing scarlet runner beans, a bunch of times, not sure why but they just rot, perhaps it’s because our soil is cool and damp, next year I may try again but will start them indoors :)

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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Dave Bardin

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posted 07-30-2013 12:20 AM

Very pretty. All I could think of was salad dressing.

-- No mater where you go there you are ~dave~

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daltxguy

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posted 07-30-2013 05:57 PM

Nicely done. I don’t know which part is the street but it definitely has appeal.
Any garden that grows food is a good garden and if you can make it beautiful, then all the better!

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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XploreOrganics

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posted 07-31-2013 11:15 AM

In the photo I’m standing on the front step looking toward the street (the beige house is across the street from us) :) Thanks.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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daltxguy

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posted 07-31-2013 01:28 PM

I see. Well, their view has definitely been improved!
Do you have more pics/info about your stick fence around the ‘garden in the woods’? I caught a glimpse of it in the video but of course the plants were the stars of the show.
I see a lot of pictures of them, but not many details on how they are constructed.

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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XploreOrganics

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posted 08-01-2013 02:19 PM

hmm, there’s a chicken wire fence around our root vegetable garden in the back to keep the rabbits out, we simply cut the tops off the trees, limbed them off used the tops as rails (screwed on) then stapled on chicken wire. I know the kind of fence you are speaking of, they are beautiful, but we never built one of those :)

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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daltxguy

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posted 08-01-2013 11:20 PM

Thanks for that. It;s handy when the trees are where you want your fence!

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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XploreOrganics

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posted 08-02-2013 08:19 PM

Yes, well it was quite the dense forest of small trees so when we cleared it we left a circle of tree stumps to attach the fence. it took a long time to amend the acidic forest soil to make it fit for growing.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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nitepagan

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posted 08-03-2013 12:49 PM

From Blah to Awesome. Though I am not big on pebble stone walkways, I always walk barefoot. I would have preferred something that would be more walk-able or just lawn maybe.

-- Steve, Carmel, Maine, USA (near Bangor) (Hardiness Zone 5a)

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Iris43

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posted 08-03-2013 02:14 PM

Haven’t you been busy! Wonderful! Beautiful! And full of good things to eat too.

So good to get an update on you adventures, XO. Keep the news coming.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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