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Old 06-01-2007, 02:47 PM   #91
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Wow! These are nice pictures!! I love the way a fresh garden smells. Isaac - yours is nice, too, though Alan's got you beat on those rows. How 'bout the flavor of those vegies? Can't beat homegrown.
Well technically my garden is just an over-sized "square foot garden" popularized by Mel Bartholomew

http://www.google.com/search?q=Mel+B...re+foot+garden

I bought Mel's book back in the early 80's and haven't plowed a row since! There are several ideas behind these type of "french beds". One is that you don't have to step inside the garden, so the soil stays "fluffy". The farthest reach to pluck a tomato is 2.5 feet inside the garden. Same for weeding. Also the yield is high using a smaller space. The concept works on patios which is how I got started.

If interested I encourage you to visit the square foot garden site at:
http://www.squarefootgardening.com

Then come back and chat about it!
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:58 PM   #92
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Well technically my garden is just an over-sized "square foot garden" popularized by Mel Bartholomew

http://www.google.com/search?q=Mel+B...re+foot+garden

I bought Mel's book back in the early 80's and haven't plowed a row since! There are several ideas behind these type of "french beds". One is that you don't have to step inside the garden, so the soil stays "fluffy". The farthest reach to pluck a tomato is 2.5 feet inside the garden. Same for weeding. Also the yield is high using a smaller space. The concept works on patios which is how I got started.

If interested I encourage you to visit the square foot garden site at:
http://www.squarefootgardening.com

Then come back and chat about it!
Mr. Marsalis I do not see any fruit on your vines Are these ornamental or will they yield fruit
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:21 PM   #93
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Mr. Marsalis I do not see any fruit on your vines Are these ornamental or will they yield fruit
Isaac, I am not growing "fruit". I'm am growing "vegetables"!
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:26 PM   #94
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Isn't a tomato considered a fruit and not a veggie????????????????
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Isn't a tomato considered a fruit and not a veggie????????????????
This sounds like a fire ball flame on Allen You will know the vine by the fruit
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Isn't a tomato considered a fruit and not a veggie????????????????
LOL, do you put tomatos in "fruit soup" or "vegetable soup"? I rest my case!
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Isn't a tomato considered a fruit and not a veggie????????????????
Botanically speaking, a tomatoe is absolutely a fruit. I read that tomatoes can even by sub-categorized as a berry.

I found this interesting because I know back a century or two in Europe, they thought tomatoes were poisonous because people mysteriously died after eating them. Then the people realized that only rich people were dying when they ate them, which made it even more unusual.

As it turned out, rich people were eating off of pewter plates which contain high traces of lead. The tomatoes, having acidic juice, would absorb some of the lead and give whoever ate it lead poisoning. Talk about learning the hard way.
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I guess you could put them in your fruit loops then.
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LOL, do you put tomatos in "fruit soup" or "vegetable soup"? I rest my case!
Beans are also technically a fruit! Everybody knows this!!

"Beans Beans the musical fruit! The more you eat the more you............"
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Wait a minute Rhertz, is tomatoe soup considered a fruit soup or vegetable soup????????????
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Wait a minute Rhertz, is tomatoe soup considered a fruit soup or vegetable soup????????????
I dunno, check this out:
http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexper...utother/tomato

I didn't know fruit had ovaries!
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Beans are also technically a fruit! Everybody knows this!!

"Beans Beans the musical fruit! The more you eat the more you............"
I know another version.

"Beans beans, they're good for your heart! The more you eat, the more you..."
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I dunno, check this out:
http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexper...utother/tomato

I didn't know fruit had ovaries!
Now that was educational reading. You never know what you are going to learn on this board.
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Well now boys and girls we now know much more about the fruit. I just had dinner with tomatoes and Mahi cooked under a broiler and some steamed asparagus. Tomatoes from the garden and the Mahi nice and pink then seasoned with garlic and black pepper with Parmesan and browned. I will say my wife does not like fish and she enjoyed it. Thanks to the cook and the gardener too.
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:51 AM   #105
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Okra up date !


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Okra bloom. The Okra plant is in the same family as cotton.
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Had to post this one of my Mexican Petunias
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These guys grow like weeds and are a perennial. Humming birds come to them later on as other flowers die off. They like full sun.
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