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kdogg(c)
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Didn't see one for this year.

I live in the greater Miami area (Miramar), which is Zone 10. I've got a raised 4x4 bed on the screened porch that I've split into 1' squares and have jalapeño, serrano, bell peppers, tomatoes, rosemary, pineapple, and date plams growing.

In addition, I've got a fig tree in the back and have picked a few figs off of it, as well as propagated two starter plants.

I've also got a horribly overgrown key lime tree and i've started to propagate from a cutting (hoping to get this going and keep it small...for indoors).

I've also got a compost bin I started this week (from an old kitchen trash can with holes drilled in for aeration).

The main place I go for knowledge is John Kohler (https://www.youtube.com/user/growingyourgreens).

He pushes rock dust a lot, which I haven't tried (or found), so I think I'm going to skip it...but I'm definitely looking forward to the compost!

3/5/2017 4:24:39 PM

panthersny
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Jealous of your key lime tree. Would love to grow one inside my house.

Here is my setup...mixing up the rows this year.

3/7/2017 8:02:42 AM

kdogg(c)
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I think your swing set has more square footage than my back yard!!! JEAAAAALOUS!!!

The tree itself has been neglected, and it's right on the corner fence, overhanging both neighbors, which means I need to cut it (and the branches are super spiky! ).

Looking at making another raised bed. I am pretty sure I did the first one wrong, in that I have too much dense soil (compost, soil) and not enough (any) vermiculite.

I know it has worms, which I like.

3/7/2017 10:34:53 PM

GREEN JAY
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I may not do much at all with our garden this year except dump some annuals around. We are thinking of moving to a place that is zone 3

3/12/2017 8:55:54 PM

Netstorm
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I didn't do a garden last year, so feel like I need to this year. But my backyard space is limited (rental). I have a big deck though--considering large container garden setup or something on the deck. I always target vegetables... big ones I care about are tomatoes, squash/zucchini, cukes, chilis.

The actual yard space is odd and sloped--and I'm not sure how mounding vegetables like zucchinis are on sloped areas. I suppose I could create a raised bed that somehow account for the slope.

3/13/2017 1:37:45 PM

GREEN JAY
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GIS terraced raised bed should give you plenty of ideas. As for containers, make sure to look into some high-quality self-watering containers that also include an overflow mechanism. I have been using these for a few years now, definitely worth the investment.

3/13/2017 1:54:14 PM

umop-apisdn
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I'm back in NC for the first time in forever, and it looks like this could last a while. South Florida wasn't much fun, other than the fact my peppers weren't ever gonna die.

I have to find out if I can dig up my yard and plant some veggies. I had left my carnivorous plants under my mother's care last year, and I regret it. Lost about a third of my plants and none of the seedlings look like they took. A critically endangered flower I got from SC Botanical Garden doesn't look like it's in good shape, but I'll have a chance to tend to it this year. Lost a lot of Sarracenia, which really sucks because I had gotten a good collection going. I have no idea yet if I lost any of my grass pinks, but it at least looks like my pine lilies survived. I might drop a big big tray in the ground if I can get approval for it at my new place. The other down side of leaving my carnivores in the care of my mother is that they weren't tended very well, and now I have sphagnum growing out of control and threatening to smother some of the smaller plants/seedlings.

The pitcher plants that survived are putting up their flowers, but I'm worried the cold is gonna kill those back.

3/13/2017 2:54:49 PM

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