~Neurotic Bag Ladies~ Part 70

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~Neurotic Bag Ladies~ Part 70

Postby scases » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:56 am

Moo - The one I posted is similar. We got ours in 1999 and it is still working great. I think we got our $300 out of it. It is a Kenmore. It hasn't made any loud noises. When we first got it we were in the military and lived in base housing. The freezer was in our living/dining area. It never bothered us when it kicked on.

So yesterday I went to Home Depot to get some seeds. I looked at the wood just to see how much it would cost total to make a raised garden from scratch. It would be about $40. Then I walked to the garden center and found a raised garden on clearance for $14. It was regularly $60. They only had the display left. I went ahead and got that one. They looked in their system and there is another store 20 minutes from my house that has 14 in stock. I may take a trip and got get another to plant some melons and have an area for the kids. I will take back the one I got from Big Lots since if was $26.

Here is what seeds I got - Tomato, green onion, parsley, hot pepper, bell pepper, cilantro, lettuce, spinach, basil, spinach, cucumber.

I found a couple of other websites too. One is to help you plan you garden and the other tells about companion planting.


http://www.ghorganics.com/page2.html
http://www.gardeners.com/on/demandware. ... Page-KGPJS
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Postby Tiffaney » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:18 am

jess - I'd like to know which ones are better to do with plants versus seeds
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Postby Moo » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:15 pm

Scases - Thanks! I wouldn't mind the noise as it is going to be in the garage but certainly don't want in conking out on us.
What a deal on the raised garden. I'm going to check our Home Depot. My Dad was going to make my boxes but he can't make them that cheap.

Hot peppers...we grow those every year and they do great. We always have so many. This year I'm going to try to make/can banana peppers so we can have them all year long. We love them on pizzas. My cousin canned some and they were the best I have ever eaten. I need to get her recipe.

I do know that cilantro does better from seed rather than a transplant.

Parsley will grow well from seed. If you want you can even just grow it in containers. (you can do that with tomatoes too). Instead of doing flowers on my back porch this summer I'm going to do some container gardening. Herbs and tomatoes. Then that will leave more room for other things in the garden. And when it gets colder I'm going to try to continue the herbs indoors. I figured it would be easier to just bring the containers in versus digging them up from a garden.
I need to get some seeds. I was going to do it this weekend and didn't have time. So far, I've only got seeds for basil and thyme.
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Postby Moo » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:27 pm

And salsa...we use a lot of it so I'd like to make it also.
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Postby Tiffaney » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:40 pm

moo - do you have a recipe or do you just throw stuff together? I have thought about trying to grow herbs inside (since it is freakin' cold here for half the year) but I think our cat would just eat them.
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Postby Moo » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:16 pm

REally you can just throw stuff together. I guess it also depends on how hot you like it...

tomato (remove the core and cut it into pieces), jalapenos, cilantro, a garlic clove, oj, lime juice, sherry vingar, s&p, and olive oil. you can tweak the oj and vinegar to get the taste you want. Just throw it into a food processor or blender. Pretty simple.

I need to find the easiest/quickest way to can. Salsa is so quick and easy to make from things in the garden it is crazy not to store it for the winter. We probably eat 2-3 jars a month.
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Postby Tiffaney » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:26 pm

sounds good! everyone I know puts onions in it which I can't have
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Postby scases » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:55 pm

Moo - Here is the raised garden I got. I went ahead and bought another one today. Paid $28 for two 4x4x8 kits. That is $2 more than the one kit I got at big lots. I took that one back.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R ... ogId=10053

This is the other one they have in the store for $40

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Postby Moo » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:23 pm

Scases - Thanks for the links. I looked them up and it says they are both only available online and they are out of stock online. I am going to call the store and make sure they don't have them there.
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Postby scases » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:46 pm

Moo - That is why I never looked in the store, but while walking through the garden area I decided to look and they had both of them. The one I got was on clearance. When you call make sure you have the model #. The one on Clearance for $14.03 is 983-685. You can also have them look at the inventory for other stores in the area.
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Postby jessc » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:29 pm

I lOVE salsa. I think it would be good without onions too.

Squash, lettuce, spinach, garlic, dill, corn and watermelon does well from seed. Squash does better from seed than starts...Tomatoes do better from starts.

I grew lettuce in containers on my front porch all winter. It gets pretty cold here at night, in the teens, but it's done fine. I have also grown zucchini and yellow squash in containers. The tomatoes did ok, but even though the plants got big...the fruit stayed pretty small. NOt sure if it was the variety though, we got them from a really funky local guy.
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Postby Tiffaney » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:06 am

jess - thanks for the tips! do you grow all kinds of squash or just certain ones?
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Postby Moo » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:39 am

thanks scases. I'm going to run by there.

we grew yellow squash and green zuchinni. they did great. Ive never done butternut squash but would like to try. Figured I could make soup and then freeze it.
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Postby jessc » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:55 am

Growing all of the above. I made butternut squash soup yesterday, it is SUPER cheap and I do it in the crock pot so I don't even have to do anything. It also makes good baby food. The only problem with it is that you get A LOT so it can be hard to figure out what to do with it all. I make butternut squash cakes sometimes : ) Oh yeah, we are growing pumpkins too.

I am insane.

I love zucchini and yellow squash.

One thing I'm freaked out about is the bees. Since I couldn't tolerate the shots I just carry my epipen everywhere, but it's freaky. I am planning to do my gardening very early in the morning or at night when they aren't around so much. Hope it works. Otherwise I 'll be outside in a bee suit lol.
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Postby scases » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:32 am

I know some of you said certain plants do better from plants rather than seeds, but I am trying all from seeds. I planted the seeds today indoors. I bought a kit to start the seeds and then I will transplant them. Now i need to look at each seed packet to see how long it takes each one to sprout and be ready to transplant. I still need to figure out where to put the raised beds and buy the soil for it. What does every one use for soil in raised beds? I was looking at just getting some Garden soil but it will cost me about $70 for it. There is a garden center by my house and I have called them to see how much they sale soil for. They are closed today because of Mardi Gras.
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